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