Image by  Joy Davis Photography

Image by Joy Davis Photography

This High Country wedding from our 2016 guide checks all the boxes. Sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains? Check! Elegant grounds and a historic manse perfect for celebrating? Check! A fabulous band to kick off the dance party? Check! Classic Cala Lily bouquets? Check! Thank goodness Joy Davis Photography was there to capture every pretty bit of Tara and Alex’s wedding at Westglow Resort and Spa

Photographer: Joy Davis Photography

Venue: Westglow Resort & Spa

Coordination: Jennifer Williams of Westglow Resort & Spa

Flowers: Fuchsia Moss Floral Design

Cake: Christina Banner Cakes 

Music: Dean’s Duets + Band 24/7

Rentals: Boone Rent-All

Transportation: Air Haven Limousine


 Image by  Waterhouse Studios

Image by Waterhouse Studios

We’re so excited to be sharing Katie and Jared’s stunning High Country wedding on the blog today! Captured by Waterhouse Studios, every detail from Katie’s stunning veil (happily sourced by her father while on a work trip to Spain) to the cookie bar by Appalachia Cookie Co. has our wedding-obsessed hearts going pitter-patter. The Green Park Inn served as the perfect reception venue for the Boone based lovebirds, offering both lodging for their family and friends as well as a stunning reception space. So give your Monday a boost and dive head first into this white bloomed beauty! 

Photographer: Waterhouse Studios

Ceremony: Greenway Baptist Church 

Venue: Green Park Inn

Cake: Christie Haas

Florals: Bouquet Florist & Gift Shop

Hair + Makeup: Canvas Beauty Bar

Music: Haynes Event Productions

Rentals: Boone Rent-All

Favors: Appalachia Cookie Co. 


Love weddings? Love romance? Love celebrating all things North Carolina’s High Country? High Country Wedding Guide is looking for a Western North Carolina-based contractor to pull together the 2017 edition of the print publication, which covers Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.



Responsibilities include:


·      sourcing and sorting through submissions for real-life wedding stories, inspiration/styled shoots, engagement portrait sessions, and more

·      producing shoots featuring fashion, florals, tabletop, products, and more

·      writing, fact-checking, editing stories in accordance with Chicago Manual of Style

·      working with remote art designer, editor-in-chief, and daily blog/digital editor (and driving production schedule with same team)

·      acting as a liaison between the traveling sales staff and content

·      representing the brand in the community

·      feeding social media fodder to the digital editor

Skills needed:

·      proficiency in Word, InDesign, Google Docs

·      an eye for lovely imagery, ear for a good human interest story, and knack for trendspotting

·      knowledge of the High Country and its wedding industry

·      engaging, professional personality

·      meets deadlines and can work autonomously

·      excellent communicator (online, by phone, etc.)


Prefer candidate with writing, editing, print production experience.

Time Commitment:

Part-time, with a concentration toward to the end of the year (publication goes to press in the third quarter). Time commitment totals about 4 months.


Competitive for a regional publication.


Please email email cover-letter, resumé, and pertinent writing/editorial samples to 

We’re so excited to be growing our team!

 Image by  Waterhouse Studios  

Image by Waterhouse Studios  

You probably recognize today’s beautiful bride from our 2016 High Country Wedding Guide. Lovely Katie and her now-hubby, Jared, tied the knot at Green Park Inn, and their beautiful high country wedding was featured in the ‘real weddings’ section of our print guide for the year. An expanded feature on their Big Day is on the way, but first, here are Katie’s stunning bridal portraits shot by Waterhouse Studios. Whether posing in front of the stately inn or gazing over the incredible mountaintop view, every one of these shots is pure loveliness! 

Photographer: Waterhouse Studios

Venue: Green Park Inn + Moses Cone Memorial Park

 Image by  Revival Photography

Image by Revival Photography

Be still our hearts, Sarah and Jeff’s wedding by Revival Photography at River Run Farm is positively delightful. From Sarah’s vintage style veil to the bridesmaid flower crowns of yellow ranunculus and anemones, every bit of the High Country wedding is inspiring. Throw in some croquet, a naked cake and a craft beer tap bar and we’re head over heels! 

Photography: Revival Photography

Venue: River Run Farm

On Site Coordinator: Ken Stabler

Officiant: Rev. Stefanie Taylor

Catering: Reids Catering, Boone, NC

Ceremony Music:  The Mountain Laurels

Band:  Hot Sauce Band, Charlotte, NC

Cake + Desserts: Stick Boy Bread Company, Boone, NC

Tap Trailer: Miss Match Rentals, Boone, NC

Rentals: A&J Rentals + Boone Rental

Florist: Fuschia Moss Floral Designs

Transportation: The Mountain Alliance

Lodging: Valle Crucis Conference Center The Mast Farm Inn



 Image by  Ellen Gwin Photographer

Image by Ellen Gwin Photographer

If you had the pleasure of catching our 2016 High Country Wedding Guide, you will most likely recognize this peony-filled wedding by Ellen Gwin Photographer! Bic and Brad’s gorgeous May wedding at The Lodges at Eagles Nest is brimming with beautiful Spring wedding details that are sure to fill up your Pinterest boards. From the blooming garland that lined the intimate dining table to the eclectic collection of antique glasses that guests used throughout the evening, this High Country wedding has us swooning. Trust us, once you catch the views that were the backdrop to their ceremony, you will be too… 

Photographer: Ellen Gwin Photographer

Venue: The Lodges at Eagles Nest

Caterer: Chef Michael Davis of Ruth’s Chris 

Cake: Stick Boy Bread Co. 

Floral Design: Root & Vine Floral Design

Rentals: Miss Match Rentals + Upper Barn + Boone Rent-All

Accommodations: Banner Elk Winery & Villa, Ashemore Luxury Rentals + Cornerstone Cabins 

 Image by  Revival Photography  

Image by Revival Photography  

It was love at first sight for the HCWG offices when we first laid eyes on Christina and Larry’s rainy wedding day at The Mast Farm Inn. Photographed by Revival Photography, the intimate celebration boasts a barn ceremony, garlands of greens and succulents, and a warm and inviting dinner party. From Christina’s simple Ralph Lauren gown to the cross back chairs to the ferns tucked into each guest’s napkin, this wedding is a lesson in laid back intimacy with plenty of thoughtful details. Cheers, Christina and Larry! 

Wedding Venue/Catering/Cake/ Lodging: The Mast Farm Inn, Valle Crucis, NC

Coordinator: Danielle Deschamps Stabler

Flowers: Peggy Mendel, Pearl’s Garden

Wedding Dress: Ralph Lauren

Suits: Indochino

Officiant: Sandra Jamieson

Musician: Ash Devine

Photography: Jason + Heather Barr, Revival Photography

 Image by  Joy Davis Photography

Image by Joy Davis Photography

Today we’re enjoying Liz’s beautiful bridal session, compliments of Joy Davis Photography. Equipped with a bouquet of wildflowers and plum-colored wedges (perfect for trekking the fields of Candlelight Farm in Lenoir), Liz gathered up the hem of her beaded gown and posed for sweet shot after shot showing off her effortless bridal style. Seriously, this girl makes chicken coops chic! 

Photographer: Joy Davis Photography

Makeup: Bryn Makeup Artistry

Gown: Allure Bridals from South’s Specialty Clothiers

Bouquet: Grouse Moor Catering

Hair: Changes Salon 

 Image by  Ellen Gwin Photography  

Image by Ellen Gwin Photography  

Spring is in the air thanks to this blushing wedding at The Inn at Crestwood! Every beautiful image by Ellen Gwin Photography showcases what a sweet celebration Terry and Brian’s High Country wedding was. From Terry’s soft pink beaded gown to the darling flowers by Fuschia Moss Floral Design to the bubble recessional (love it!), every bit of this wedding is putting a big smile on our faces! 


Photographer: Ellen Gwin Photography

Venue + Catering: The Inn at Crestwood

Florals:  Fuschia Moss Floral Design

 Image by  Common Dove Photography

Image by Common Dove Photography

TGIF, y’all! To celebrate the weekend, we’re showing off Bridget and Shane’s gorgeous engagement session by Common Dove Photography. This good lookin’ couple spent the day in downtown Blowing Rock and Moses Cone snapping beautiful portrait after portrait in the winter High Country sunlight. We love how just a few outfit changes added so much variety to the images, but there’s nothing sweeter than Bridget’s little brown paper wrapped bouquet! What a perfect accessory! 

Photographer: Common Dove Photography