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

 Image by  Joy Davis Photography  

Image by Joy Davis Photography  

It might be April Fool’s Day, but you can trust us when we say that this Southern wedding is positively delightful! Taylor and Matt married at River Run Farm in Banner Elk which boasts over 30 acres of pristine High Country fields, vistas, and a half mile frontage of the Watauga River. The natural autumn colors of the venue worked well with Taylor’s vintage style including plum colored bridesmaids, baby’s breath bouquets, and, cowgirl boots! Our favorite detail from this Joy Davis Photography affair, however, would have to be the mint colored ceremony doors marked with a hand painted sign reading “Give Me Your Forever”. We’ll wait while you Pin that to your Pinterest boards… 

So get your weekend started right with this dreamy High Country wedding! 

 Image by  Boonetown Story

Image by Boonetown Story

One of our favorite shoots in the 2016 guide took place at the patriarch of the High Country, Grandfather Mountain. Equipped with a BHLDN gown, a simple bouquet and flower crown, and a sweet farm table spread, this styled bridal shoot by Boonetown Story and a team of some of the best High Country wedding pros took romance above and beyond. Read more about this stunning shoot in the issue here!

Photographer: Boonetown Story

Venue: Grandfather Mountain

Florals: Philosophy Flowers

Styling: Goldmine Journal

Gown: BHLDN

Hair: Canvas Beauty Bar

Cake: Ugga Mugga Bakery

Stationery: SJM Calligraphy & Design 

Table: Upper Barn Rentals

Dinnerware: Savory Thymes

Tableware & Decor: West Elm 

 Image by  Boonetown Story  

Image by Boonetown Story  

Join us as we fall head over heels in love with this High Country wedding by Boonetown Story. Lindsey and Will’s wedding at Twickenham Estate boasts whimsical blooms by Philosophy Flowers, a certain type of Old World elegance, and romance that is sure to make you gasp. You’ll agree when you see the images of their intimate first look among the misty bare trees of the estate grounds… 

Photographer: Boonetown Story

Venue: Twickenham Estate

Florals: Philosophy Flowers 

Planner: Jessica Lorello with Events by Elizabeth Ashley

Caterer: Reids Catering

Rentals: Miss Match Rentals

 Image by Wayfaring Wanderer 

Image by Wayfaring Wanderer 

Today, we’re sharing an expanded look into our stunning cover shoot from the 2016 guide! Captured by Wayfaring Wanderer, this photoshoot, aptly named Indian Summer took place during that magical time in the High Country when Summer is on it’s way out, but Fall has not quite arrived yet–a time that offers moderate temps and later sunsets perfect for weddings. 

To showcase the beauty of this time in the mountains, a talented team of vendors got together at Teepee Village in Banner Elk and produced this magical styled shoot for all of us to enjoy… 

Read more about this gorgeous shoot in the 2016 High Country Wedding Guide!

Photographer: Wayfaring Wanderer

Florals: Desi’s Floral & Design

Cake: Ugga Mugga Bakery

Linens, China, Flatware, & Place Settings: Miss Match Rentals

Accessories: Strand. Beads + Jewelry

Dress: Did Someone Say Party?

Beauty: Beautiful Bride on Location

Location: The Lodges at Eagles Nest

To celebrate this chilly three-day weekend, we’ve got a big dose of High Country beauty to share with you today. From the lens of Common Dove Photography comes this bridal inspiration shoot appropriately titled “Whimsical Woodland Bridal Session”. Jess of Common Dove took her bohemian styled bride down to a babbling mountain creek in Blowing Rock for an etherial photoshoot showcasing her delicate flower crown and dreamy Halston gown. We love how the images have a healthy balance of romance, elegance and playfulness! After all, doesn’t rock jumping in a wedding gown sound amazing? We think so! 

The HCWG blog will be featuring more beautiful shoots and weddings like this throughout the year from now on as we anticipate the next year’s wedding guide! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@hcweddingguide) to keep up with the latest posts!

Photographer: Common Dove Photography

Gown: Halston