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I don’t know about you, but my Facebook feed has been blowing up with engagement announcements! I’m a sucker for all of the excitement couples feel during this time because I vividly remember the moment I got engaged myself! Once the reality of how to start planning your wedding sets in, though, the excitement quickly […]

Wedding Planning

February 18, 2016

How to Start Planning Your Wedding

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There’s a space between summer and fall where the seasons seamlessly converge. Summer weather starts fading fast while the splendor of autumn isn’t quite ready to reveal itself. This transition is a popular time to tie the knot in the High Country because temperatures are perfect for an outdoor destination wedding in the mountains. Our […]

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February 5, 2016

Bohemian Chic Tribal Inspired Styled Photo Shoot

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They love to write and sing silly songs, they go for hikes in the mountains, they absolutely love to eat good food and drink good libations, and on their wedding day in Creston, NC, Katelyn and Seth managed to encapsulate the spirit of what makes their 9 year relationship so enduring and playful. While Seth […]

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June 18, 2015

A North Carolina Backyard Farm Wedding

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“Want me to check my doppler radar?” one of the groomsmen offered. “Oh, yes, please!” responded the concerned bride. According to the weather map, it looked like the rain was supposed to pass in the next 15-minutes, but it was tough to know for sure. If you live in the mountains the unpredictable weather is […]

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May 22, 2015

A Rustic Mast Farm Inn Destination Wedding

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I know that this wedding planning process is slightly scary and overwhelming. It makes you dizzy just thinking about the 1,000,001 things you have to do before your big day arrives. This wedding planning checklist will help relieve some of that stress. Are you feeling lost and wondering where to start? I get it. Because […]

Wedding Planning

April 4, 2015

12-Month Wedding Planning Checklist – Free Timeline Printable PDF

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Chatter from family and friends could be heard upstairs as they began to gather in the Westglow Mansion. Allyson, the dazzling bride, stayed behind closed doors with her bridesmaids as she eagerly awaited word that, “It’s time!“ At 3:00 pm the ceremony proceedings had yet to begin, so I elected to go downstairs and find […]

Weddings

October 3, 2014

Allyson + Younes’ Destination Wedding at Westglow Mansion in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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“Have you set a date yet?”, curious friends would often ask. At first, our response was, “YUP! We’re getting married on June 29th, 2014!” I came up with this date because Cody’s birthday is on April 29th and my birthday is on September 29th, so I thought it would be awesome to get married on […]

Weddings

August 15, 2014

Focusing on the Marriage and Not the Wedding