Breanna Brown Shockley | Bridal Portraits


It’s technically still 2016 for a few more days, but let’s be honest — if you’re like me, you’re already dreaming of what the local wedding and events industry has in store for 2017. Today brings the first snow of the season to the High Country, and, as much as I love a good, fluffy snow

2017 REAL WEDDINGS: Allie + Jason | Westglow Resort


This wedding is the definition of gorgeous! Beautiful people, beautiful mountains, beautiful details and beautiful photography. What’s not to love? Allie Henderson and Jason Chiklakis tied the knot high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains in Blowing Rock, North Carolina at Westglow Resort and Spa, which was constructed in the early 1900s as the summer home

The History Behind Whispering Waters Farm


Planning to attend the High South Event Professionals annual holiday party on Dec. 6? Before you go, get to know the venue — Whispering Waters Farm. Read about this unique property and come check it out with us at the holiday party! (Story comes from our sister publication, High Country Press.)

Hound Ears Club Rolls Out the Red Carpet for HSEP


Hound Ears Club rolled out the red carpet for the local wedding pros on Monday night for the monthly get-together of High South Event Professionals, the network of experts behind the jaw-dropping events that happen around the High Country every year. We joined this booming industry and the community behind it when we began work

HSW 2017 Sneak Peek: Ballet Inspiration


It’s warming up here in the Blue Ridge Mountains after a long, cold winter. Brides across the Southeast have been using our 2016 edition of High South Weddings to prepare for the upcoming wedding season, and we’ve been hard at work to keep the inspiration coming. The slow-drifting snows and chilly temperatures of winter in

Real Wedding: Cricket + Duran


This heartwarming wedding took place high in the hills of Avery County, North Carolina at the breathtaking Banner Elk Winery. Cricket and Duran’s wedding experience featured a weekend away with loved ones, a beautiful outdoor ceremony and a lot of sweet personal touches, and it all began with a sunset engagement photography session on the

Styled Shoot: “Head Over Hills”


FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE HIGH COUNTRY The rolling hills of a private property in western Watauga County, North Carolina made the perfect backdrop for this shoot, complete with a restored 1860s farmhouse off in the distance.

Real Wedding: Lindsey + Seth


This local couple is all about sweet, simple, happy love, and the same was true for their wedding day. They exchanged vows in a ceremony surrounded by all of the things that make them smile — family, friends, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.