High school sweethearts, Brandi and Jason, had been waiting over ten years to take their engagement pictures together. The lovebirds spent a day in the Blue Ridge mountains with Caitlin of C. Elkins Photography who captured their romantic yet laid back session beautifully! A hike down to a waterfall, a couple costume changes, and even a cozy blanket and coffee mugs made this e-session especially swoon-worthy. Enjoy!
Peonies and ruffles and sparklers, oh my! Haley and Sam's blushing day was one of our all-time favorite Real Weddings from the 2017 High Country Wedding Guide, so naturally, we're tickled pink to share an expanded feature of it with all of you darlings today. The Big Day, planned by Haley and her mama and flowered by Bouquet Florist + Gifts struck that perfect balance between feminine elegance and rustic charm, a tone certainly set by their picturesque venue, Overlook Barn. After their charming ceremony backdropped by the sweeping valley views, the celebration moved inside the chic barn space where farm tables were topped with soft blush peonies, greenery, hand painted signage, and of course, a knockout ruffle cake by those dolls at Ugga Mugga Bakery! Goodness gracious, we just love every bit...
Let's take a break from all of the beauty of the new issue (I know, don't panic, we'll be back) and dive head first into the incredibly romantic mountain elopement by Amelia Fletcher Photography. The moment Stacy and Spencer's special day popped into our inbox, we knew we just had to share it with all of you! On a perfect September day at Black Balsam Knob, the lovebirds tied the knot in the woods with only their officiant and photographer as witnesses and the result was nothing short of Braveheart-esque magic. And as if that wasn't enough, we're also being treated to their newlywed portrait session which took place immediately following their vows on the edge of the mountain as the sun set over the range. Absolutely gorgeous!
Baby it's cold outside! If you've managed to flip the pages of this year's High Country Wedding Guide, no doubt you were momentarily breathless when you caught glimpse of "Snow-Kissed Dreams", a beautiful mini-feature by the talented Austen Taylor Photography. Well today we're happy to be showing off more stunning images from this amazing styled shoot that prove that you CAN say 'I do' in the snow. From the bride's vintage gown and delicate flower crown to the snow covered portraits outside Banner Elk Winery + Villa, every dreamy moment of this moody session is perfection.
For more tips on making a Winter wedding work in the High Country, pick up a copy of the 2017 Guide (digital or print) and catch our roundup of fabulous tips and tricks to making the snow work for you...
Pop that champagne! The 2017 issue of High Country Wedding Guide has hit stands and, we must say, it's more gorgeous than ever! This year's guide is filled to the brim with stunning real High Country weddings, a comprehensive guide to the most stunning venues in the region, and more bridal beauty than our little mountain-lovin' hearts can handle.
Get yourself a copy by either picking one up while you're out and about wedding planning in the High Country or we can even mail you a complimentary copy! Want to soak up all of the beauty right away? Click here to download your own digital copy of the magazine so you can carry it with you wherever you go.
We can't wait to share expanded features on this special issue with you throughout the year. So much more beauty in store! Now, go get to planning that beautiful 2017 wedding!
This week's dose of romance comes to us from the lens of Joy Davis Photography. Emily and Jack's High Country engagement session took place at (or in, we should say) a babbling brook in Lenoir, NC, and goodness, was it ever gorgeous! We love how this fearless couple just said "Yes!" to getting in the water for some of their shots. Always be open to your photographer recommending a unique series of poses and locales during your engagement session... You never know how unique and amazing they could turn out!