High Country Wedding Guide 2023 Launching January 16!

 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