Happiness doesn't even began to describe the emotions we get when scrolling through Georgia + Ryan's Real Life Wedding album from our 2017 High Country Wedding Guide issue. I mean, this sweet and simple elopement atop Grandfather Mountain's Mile High Swinging Bridge has all the feels plus more. Let's start with the most perfect setting we've ever laid eyes on, complete with a hazy mist and Ryan's childhood home just barely visible through the valley. Jess, shutterbug behind Common Dove Photography, captured the scene so beautifully we feel like we were one of the many honored guests sitting aisle-side. And I think it's safe to say, that Irlo and Bruce, the couple's two pooches, stole the show with their puppy poses and puppy paws. If those puppy eyes didn't do it for you, then how about those pastel blooms courtesy of floral aficionado, Shady Grove Gardens. The peach, periwinkle, and vibrant greens make a lovely contrast against the grey stone of the venue and make us ga-ga for spring weddings all over again. Cheers to this charming couple!
It's no secret that we've probably watched the movie, Pride & Prejudice, well over twenty times. That misty opening scene, the hauntingly beautiful music, and the way a series of serendipitous events turns Elizabeth Bennet's steely heart from loathing into loving handsome Mr. Darcy. Sighhh. It's the stuff dreams are made of! So when the talented Ben Roberts Photo shared with us this collection of bridal portraits at Foxberry Farm giving off all those Jane Austen classic vibes, we knew we couldn't keep them all to ourselves. Take a look at this bevy of beauties and we think you will agree. . . all that's missing is our beloved Mr. Darcy. Enjoy!
Images by Ben Roberts Photo
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...