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


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




The 2016 High Country Wedding Guide is out and about and inspiring High Country brides already! One of our favorite pieces of this guide is a story called “Capture the Beauty”. This piece is a location guide to the most beautiful and romantic spots in the region for those drop dead gorgeous engagement and wedding shots. Because, let’s be honest, if you get married in the High Country, you better have some images that show off the natural beauty of this place. 

Featured to is Rough Ridge. Located not far from Grandfather Mountain at milepost 302.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Rough Ridge is one of the most popular trails for visitors because it only takes a short hike (about a third of a mile from the parking lot) to experience breathtaking views. These Michelle Lyerly images are proof!

For more details on this stunner of a spot (and tips on the best and least crowded times to go) visit the digital 2016 guide here or request your free copy today!

The 2016 guides are hot off the press, but before they hit stands, we’re going to take a look back at our stunning cover shoot from last year’s guide. Appropriately titled “Wooded Bliss”, this stunner of a styled shoot designed and flowered by Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers stole our hearts from day one. So take a break and soak up every gorgeous image by Boonetown Story…

Photography: Boonetown Story

Bridal Attire: Whitney Deal 

Groom Attire: J.Crew 

Floral Design + Styling: Philosophy Flowers 

Makeup: Elizabeth Queener 

Invitations: Bohemian Ink 

Paper Goods: Nightingale Handmade 

Tis the season! Yes, the holidays are great and all, but we’re most excited about sharing the 2016 High Country Wedding Guide with all of you! We’ve been working hard collecting some of the region’s most gorgeous real weddings, culling through stunning inspiration shoots, and of course, serving up the scoop on the High Country’s most fabulous wedding vendors and venues. And the best part of it all? The guide is completely free! If you know someone who will be planning a wedding this year, don’t forget to pick them up a copy of this year’s issue. Release date will be revealed soon! Cheers, dears! 

See more of this gorgeous shoot in the upcoming issue of High Country Wedding Guide! 

Images by Michelle Lyerly Photography