Image by Paul Sherar Photography 

Image by Paul Sherar Photography 

When we first laid eyes on these dreamy Paul Sherar Photography images, we were so excited to share them with you! This bespoke styled shoot, creatively designed, styled and flowered by The Laurel Collective, speaks to sweetly to our Autumn-obsessed hearts. Whether you take the beauty you see here today and apply it to a fall-time bridesmaids luncheon, an engagement celebration or even just an artfully planned dinner for you and your love, every moment from this al fresco dinner scene is worth a Pin! So open the windows for some cool High Country air, light that pumpkin scented candle and breath in this thoughtful feature. 

Photographer: Paul Sherar Photography

Venue: The Treehouse in Deep Gap, NC

Planning + Design + Styling + Flowers: The Laurel Collective

Catering: Reid’s Café + Catering

Dishes: Miss Match Rentals 

 

 Image by Danielle Flake Photography 

Image by Danielle Flake Photography 

Have you missed us? Sorry for the blog hiatus, but we’ve been busy cooking up a stunning new issue of High Country Wedding Guide. Trust us, y’all, this 2017 Guide is going to make your hearts skip beats all year long. In the meantime, we have some b-e-a-utiful blog features lined up over the next several months to keep you and your Pinterest boards busy until the new issue hits stands at the end of the year. Today’s feature comes to us from the creative mind and lens of Danielle Flake Photography. The dapper bride and groom are, in fact, real life husband and wife who work at Sky Retreat, the incredible venue where this was shot. From the amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the elegant vintage tablescape by City Florist and A Bushel and a Peck Vintage Rentals, every bit of this styled shoot has us swooning. Enjoy, dears! 

Photographer: Danielle Flake Photography

Venue: Sky Retreat

Rentals: A Bushel and a Peck Vintage Rentals

Florals: City Florist

Hair + Makeup: Face Forward

Attire: Bridal Traditions

We are pinching ourselves in excitement! Today, we want to introduce our fabulous new High Country Wedding Guide editor, Hannah Chillag. Sweet Hannah will be working with our team to put together what is surely to be the most beautiful and comprehensive edition of the guide yet and we just can’t wait to see her work her magic. 

Here are some words from the editor herself… 

“Hi everyone! My name is Hannah and I am excited to takeover as the new editor of the inspiring High Country Wedding Guide.  As a lover of all things outdoors, there is nothing I find more attractive then a wedding amidst falling leaves, crisp clean air, and natural surroundings. I cannot wait for the new adventures this wedding guide leads me on and the beauty I am about to discover along the way. Email me at editor@highcountryweddingguide to strike up a conversation.”

Everyone join us in welcoming Hannah to the team! 

 Image by  Revival Photography

Image by Revival Photography

What better way to enjoy this Summer afternoon than pouring over the Revival Photography images from Christina and David’s High Country wedding at The Mast Farm Inn! We were so head over heels for this wedding (featured in our 2016 print guide) that we just had to share more. From the natural florals to grapefruit cocktails to a pony petting portrait session, this orange-kissed celebration has everything our wedding-loving hearts could want. Enjoy!

Photographer:   Revival Photography 

 

Venue: The Mast Farm Inn  

Coordination + Décor + Design: Danielle Deschamps Stabler 

Catering + Cake: Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn

Beauty: Shear Shakti

Florals: Pearl’s Garden 

Music: WestWend 

Officiant: High Country Ministers

 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. 

WE’RE HIRING!!! 

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.)

Experience:

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.

Compensation:

Competitive for a regional publication.

 

Please email email cover-letter, resumé, and pertinent writing/editorial samples to info@highcountryweddingguide.com. 

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