Wedding Resources

Information • Wedding Resources

Information • Wedding Resources | While we provide full service wedding planning services, and can attend to just about everything you see below, you may enjoy reviewing the websites listed here as food for thought, to help select a style or recommend a supplier, to find what you are missing, and to help in your decision making. Click on the names below to get more detailed information and view respective websites.

Weddings can be very simple, “less is more”, “small is beautiful”, or they can be “Elvis is coming, Man the torpedoes, full speed ahead”. Both extremes and all the degrees between those extremes can make for great weddings. It’s not about size or glitz, it’s about doing it right for you. Here you will find a wealth of information, links and resources on wedding photographers, beauty consultants, wedding invitations, wedding cakes, wedding attire, wedding rentals, wedding officiants, florists, wedding videographers, disc jockeys, musicians, live music, entertainment consultants, and entertainment agencies for weddings, parties, and corporate events, to help you think and make decisions about your wedding. By the time you finish taking a look at all that you will be quite exhausted and confused. We can help, and we will help. Put our local knowledge and experience to work you.

Wedding Dresses, Bridal Fashions, Formal Attire & Accessories
Wedding Dresses, Bridal Fashions, Formal Attire & Accessories

BHLDN
Vintage-inspired, beautifully crafted attire and decor for your wedding or special event. You can browse our full assortment of wedding dresses online at any time. Should you like to try on a style before purchasing, please contact one of our several locations across the country to make an appointment. We want, more than anything, to help a woman create an event that reflects her own unique perspective… to a tee. We want to give a bride that edit she’s been searching for—with heirloom-quality wedding gowns, artisanal hair adornments, footwear, and lingerie. And we want happy bridesmaids—in mix-and-match frocks with rich hues and unexpected details. Wedding gowns, reception dresses, bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses, flower girl dresses, bridal veils & headpieces, wedding jewelry, bridal shoes, wedding decorations, bridal shower decorations, wedding gifts, and so much more.

J. Major’s Bridal Boutique
J. Major’s is located in the historic Dilworth neighborhood, just minutes from uptown Charlotte. We are home to more than 15 of today’s top bridal designers, as well as collections for bridesmaids, flower girls, mothers, and special occasion. We also carry an extensive selection of accessories such as shoes, jewelry, veils and headpieces. Here we focus on creating a relaxing atmosphere where our customers can enjoy their experience. With each appointment, we provide exceptional personal attention and top-notch service. Working closely with our renowned designers and in-house seamstress, each gown is customized to most perfectly reflect the bride’s vision for her wedding day.

Twigs & Honey
Founded in 2008, Twigs & Honey is a design studio focused on making pieces with an attention to detail and interest in fine craftsmanship. Since the first styles were released, the Twigs & Honey® brand has included handmade silk flowers, hand sewn embellishments and intricate details. The Twigs & Honey® line features an array of items including headpieces, bridal veils, bridal sashes, brooches, mini hats, jewelry, bridal gowns, lingerie, fragrance and more! Some of the most loved and utilized materials in the product lines include fine silks, French laces, feathers, embroideries, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and vintage millinery findings.

Did Someone Say Party?
Did Someone Say Party? is a locally owned business, which was established in 1989. Since the day we opened, we have striven to ensure the perfection of each and every customer’s special day. DSSP? has three floors of dresses to offer. On the first floor, you will find Formalwear and Mother’s dresses. The second floor has all of the Current Bridal selection. And last but not least, our third floor is filled with sales dresses that can go home with you today! We would love to have the chance to play a part in your special day! Did Someone Say Party? specializes in all of your bridal needs. From the garter to the gown, you are sure to find what you need in our store. Located at the heart of downtown Boone NC, we have been serving the North Carolina High Country and surrounding areas since 1989. Open Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM, Saturday, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

South’s Specialty Clothiers
Celebrating 30 years Souths in the High Country is your one stop shop for bridal, prom, formal wear, and casual clothing. a local family owned business. South’s Specialty Clothiers in the Boone Mall continues to be High Country’s premier one stop for bridal, formal-wear, and casual clothing for over 30 years. A local family owned business, South’s is located in beautiful Boone, North Carolina. South’s can fulfill your wedding dreams by working with each bride one on one to provide the perfect wedding gown. Our formal-wear consultants have expertise in helping choose the style that compliments you. Our experienced sales staff can find the outfit for any occasion and accessorize it to complete your look.

Bridal Traditions Wedding & Prom Attire
Bridal Traditions was founded by Wilkes native Kelly K. Shumate at just 20 years of age. She opened her first store front in April of 2000, and ran the business on her own, while working another full-time job to earn the money to buy inventory and pay the other expenses for the business. After several years she was finally able to go from a full-time to part-time so she could spend more time in the shop, and in 2008 she was able to leave her other job in retail all together to work full-time at Bridal Traditions.

Flora Ottimer
Children’s Boutique Since 1945 with Stores in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Banner Elk, North Carolina.

FancieStrands
Handmade Wedding Hair Accessories for the Modern Bride. Fancie Strands specializes in modern handmade wedding and bridal hair accessories. Shop fascinators, hair flowers, veils, floral crowns, beaded headbands and sashes from our studio.

The Lily Rose
The Lily Rose strives to be the couture bridal boutique of choice for new brides and encore brides throughout the Carolinas. The Lily Rose, a couture bridal and formal wear boutique, located just 13 miles north of Charlotte in Cornelius, North Carolina. It is our goal to make coming to our boutique a delight and pleasure from the moment you walk through our door. We have created an environment that celebrates women and their most memorable occasions.

The Formal Showcase
The Formal Showcase is a family owned and operated bridal and formal wear boutique that has been serving the area since 1987. We are proud of our reputation for friendly service and large inventory, which has helped our shop grow and be successful through the years. Along with sincere service, The Formal Showcase is proud to offer everything you may need to outfit your wedding party or special occasion with style.

Gown Cleaning & Preservation
Gown Cleaning & Preservation

A Cleaner World
Your wedding gown is probably your most prized possession. It is a symbol of a special event and should be treated with special care. When you drop off your wedding gown at A Cleaner World, it is cleaned using the safest, most effective cleaning and preservation processes. Your gown will be nicely packaged in a museum quality box, ready for you to take home and store in cool, dry place.

Invitations & Stationery
Invitations & Stationery

Snow in July Designs
Snow in July Designs is a design company based in Boone, NC that focuses on growing your small business through branding, design and an array of online services. Whether you are just starting out or looking to make your business pop, our creative team is invested in your success and knows how to make your idea thrive.

Union Press & Paper
Our fully-customizable designs are conceived with a variety of different styles in mind. Union Press & Paper. Weddings & Invitations. Thoughtful design for creative couples, from the team behind Shed Letterpress.

231 Market Classic Printing
We are a full service printing company that can cater to all you business’ needs as well as personal projects such as announcements and wedding invitations. An authentic method of printing since 1457. We are one of the few printing companies that have a letterpress in our possession. Letterpress printing is one of the oldest forms of printing. It is an art form using metal die cast letter & graphics to create an embossed effect in the paper as it is being printed. This type of printing is a great choice for invitations, Enclosure Cards, Stationary

Shed Letterpress
Shed Letterpress is an independent Letterpress and Design studio founded by Sarah Almond in 2010 and located in Durham, North Carolina. We strive to marry classic imagery, contemporary design, and impeccable quality, resulting in printed materials that leave a lasting impression.

Brian Allen Artisan & Printer
Durham, North Carolina, USA is the home of Brian Allen, artist, craftsman, and letterpress printer. The studio specializes in the synergy of restrained design, exquisite papers, skillful hand production, and the inherent tactile qualities of letterpress printing. Brian Allen is a craftsman dedicated to old-fashioned values of quality and appropriateness. He has worked with letterforms and typography for nearly 40 years, variously as a typesetter, calligrapher, in digital font production, and letterpress printing. Well-versed in the history and craft of making letterforms, and with his technical skills, Brian bridges the worlds of the handmade and the digital.

7 Ton Design and Letterpress
Finding the right invitation is a lot like finding your soul mate. You’ll see a lot of them, some good and some bad, but you know in your gut when you’ve found the right one. If you’re on the search for the perfect invitation, you’ll probably find it here. We have pre-designed wedding collection suites that range in style from formal to casual. The wording and colors on each can be customized to fit your needs. If our pre-designed wedding suites aren’t exactly what you envisioned, we can work one-on-one with you to create a custom design. Or if you already have a design, we can print it!

Innerer Klang
Innerer Klang is a letterpress printing shop creating fine art, invitations, publications, greeting cards and more. Modern, Classic, Artistic, Minimal… Make an impression with your wedding announcements. Specialty papers, eco-friendly printing and other options available. Mark Olson has been letterpress printing beautiful books, cards and posters for more than 30 years. Originally from a small town in Illinois, Mark hitchhiked to San Francisco and back, playing in bands and crashing on couches, before settling in the Northeast where he began to take up the craft. He started printing letterpress books of poetry in the mid-1970s – while the rest of the printing industry was choosing the speed of offset, he was perfecting the hand-crafted method. In 2004, he relocated from Boston to set up shop in Asheville’s River Arts District. Now a master of a craft that has weathered the centuries, Mark continues to crank out the classic beauty of letterpress on his 1936 Chandler & Price Platen Press.

Mink Letterpress
When your eyes and hands meet letterpress, they find something they can agree on. They both know it is love. Mink Letterpress delights in making products that look and feel beautiful. We design and print everything in our Asheville, North Carolina studio, and lovingly hand-feed each sheet of paper into our antique printing presses. Letterpress is a time-honored traditional printing method. We love playing with where old meets new, and honor the past while pushing toward the future.

Crayton-Heritage
Crayton-Heritage Letterpress continues to carve out a niche for the highest quality printing and foil stamping. We have found many people with a craving for beautiful pieces made by master craftsmen and it is our daily challenge to raise printed material to an art form. We all see the value in unique, creative, and interest-capturing business cards, announcements, invitations, and personal notes, and we will continue to create them.

Primo Press
Primo Press specializes in letterpress printing and is owned and operated by the same people that brought you Primo Print™. Our clients have asked for additional printing styles and services and we have listened by bringing back Letterpress and custom printing options to the modern day.

Calligraphy By Carrie
You’ve been told that your invitations will set the tone for your wedding and that the addressing is as important as your dress. You want your guests to feel honored to have received such a lovely, beautifully addressed invitation–and not wonder, “What was she thinking?” The pressure is on, and your mind is swirling with questions. What’s an “inner envelope”? What about all these couples with different last names? Which abbreviations are acceptable? I can help you accomplish this daunting task with confidence and grace. I am a professional calligrapher and etiquette expert, and I can address your invitations correctly and, most importantly, beautifully.

Minted
This is where great design comes from. Minted connects you with the best independent artists to bring you endlessly fresh, truly unique art, stationery, and home decor you won’t find anywhere else.

Wedding Paper Divas
From the first announcement of your wedding with beautiful save the dates to those heartfelt thank you notes for all the thoughtful wedding gifts; is here to help make your journey to wedded bliss absolutely effortless. Wedding Paper Divas prides itself on offering exclusive designs from the industry’s top designers, better than boutique-style service and innovative online tools to make your wedding stationery shopping experience as easy as can be—or dare we say enjoyable?

MagnetStreet
Planning the perfect wedding stationery can be exciting, fun—​oh, and one other thing: stressful! But it doesn’t have to be. We offer a comprehensive line of coordinating Save the Dates, Invitations, and other Wedding Stationery, all of which can be completely personalized by you. It’s your wedding, your way! By offering an easy way for you to design, coordinate, and create your wedding stationery, we take the stress out of planning so you can relax, have fun, and enjoy your journey toward happily ever after!

Invitations by Dawn
Invitations by Dawn has been a leader in the wedding invitation printing industry for more than 30 years. We understand the attention to detail and dedication involved in printing quality wedding invitations in all sorts of styles. In fact, we specialize in designing wedding invitations to fit your specific wedding style and your personalities.

Precision Printing
We are in the business of printing. However, we feel that our company produces something much larger than ink and toner on paper. We print your ideas, hopes, and dreams.

Rentals
Rentals

Boone Rentals
We have special pricing from Boone Rental as a preferred client and can pass those savings on to you. As a small family owned business Boone Rental can offer you personal attention tailored to your specific needs. However, because they have been in business for over 30 years, they are large enough and diversified enough to have the rentals you need when and where you need it.

Enchanted Wedding Aisles
Custom and Original Aisle Runners for Your Event. Each aisle runner is selected and created just for you with loving care and our best wishes for your future.

Miss Match Rentals
Miss Match Rentals was created to provide a vintage alternative to the common white dinnerware place setting. | “Miss Match Rentals is located in the beautiful mountains of Boone, North Carolina. We specialize in vintage dinnerware rentals! Created in 2010, we have been honored to be at the table of hundreds of wedding celebrations. We are experts in incorporating our vintage dinnerware into your overall design.”

Old South Vintage Rentals
The first vintage & boutique rental company serving the Carolinas. We are centrally located in Lincolnton, NC to be convenient to the areas we frequent most – Valle Crucis, Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville, Banner Elk, Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston Salem, NC as well as Columbia & Greenville, SC. We have a true devotion for all things vintage and antique and we are here to bring your vision & our passion to fruition.

A Bushel & A Peck Vintage Rentals
We offer antique, rustic, shabby chic and vintage rentals and custom decor for events, photography and weddings. I would love the chance to help make your vision for your wedding day, birthday, family photo shoot, reunion or any other event come to fruition.

Upper Barn
Upper Barn is located in the Appalachian Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. We make, rent and sell barn-wood and reclaimed tables, benches, pews, chairs, and the like. Most of our wood comes from 100 year old barns used by homesteads, farms, and even some tobacco farms at the turn of the century. One of the unique features about our barns are the long thick beams that span the length of the structures. Now, long past their useful life in barns, they are carefully taken down, re-purposed, and milled into thick boards of varying widths to be recreated into works of art by talented craftsman. All our tables are one of a kind as they show off the history of our barns with nail holes, knots and saw marks. We look forward to not only supplying you with beautiful wedding rentals, but also providing furniture that is rich in color, texture, and history.

A & J Rental
With the goal of providing quality equipment at fair prices, we strive to offer professional friendly customer service to ensure you receive the right equipment for your job. From lawn and garden, home improvements and building projects to weddings, birthday parties and corporate events we are your one stop rental shop.

Transportation, Sports Cars & Limos
Transportation, Sports Cars & Limos

Air Haven Limousine
Air Haven Limousine features several luxury vehicles to suite your event’s needs. From a 35 passenger trolley to transport your wedding party or guests to an original classic white Excalibur Convertible to whisk you away to for your honeymoon night, our professional drivers can accommodate your special event. Also featuring passenger buses and vans for just a night on the town!

Appalachian Carriage
Weddings, Wagon Rides, and Special Events

Rings & Jewelers
Rings & Jewelers

Old World Galleries
Charlie and Joy Travis have over 30 years of experience working with clients who appreciate fine jewelry and good service. We have designed and created the “Perfect” Ring, Necklace, Earrings, or Keepsake Jewelry for many of our clients.

Trumpet & Horn
Antique and vintage diamonds are beautiful relics from our collective past. At Trumpet & Horn, we simply adore vintage engagement rings and nothing else will ever do! Each and every T&H vintage ring and piece of fine jewelry is unique to its own time period, which makes wearing a piece from our collection incredibly special. From engagement rings to unique statement jewelry, we have an incredibly diverse selection of unique one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, each with its own story.

The MRS Box
It really honestly started with the love of color. And the belief that things shouldn’t remain as they’ve always been—just because. We’re not sure when ring boxes became so boring—they weren’t always that way, but somewhere down the line these tiny little harbingers of joy were tossed to the wayside and doomed to spend an eternity feeling overweight and dressed in shabby colors. So we decided to change that.

Blowing Rock Estate Jewelry & Antiques
Large selection of platinum, 14 and 18 kt. fine and estate jewelry. Specializing in diamonds, precious colored gems and antique heirloom jewelry. Family owned since 1988.

Gaines Kiker Silversmith
Gaines Kiker’s silver designs draw from the simplicity of pure geometrical forms. Inspired by the lines of a natural rock formation or the curve of a building’s arch, Kiker’s work articulates balance, form and movement in clean, fluid lines. He is an artist who refines raw materials into simply elegant designs one is eager to wear every day.

The Stone Jewelers
Established in 1965, The Stone Jewelers is the premier jewelry store in the High Country. As a young man, Ronnie Wilson took an interest in collecting antique watches. In 1965, at the age of 22, he decided take his interest to the next level and pursue a career in the jewelry business. He opened the doors to The Stone Jewelers in downtown Boone, North Carolina. The business was a great success and after many prosperous years, Mr. Wilson made the decision to relocate his store to the Boone Mall. After being in this location for fifteen years, he made one final move to the present location at The Shoppes at Shadowline.

Beauty, Skin, Spa, Massage, Fitness & Salon Services
Beauty, Skin, Spa, Massage, Fitness & Salon Services

R Salon
Clynda and Tenesia opened R salon in July 2014 in order to better serve clients here in the High Country. Clynda’s years of experience as a Master Stylist in Los Angeles, along with Tenesia’s flair and passion for her craft, combine to offer clientele a truly unique experience in the latest hairstyles and color techniques. Always relevant, R Salon is your hair salon in Boone, NC.

Sharla Bance Makeup Artistry
My true passion has always been in makeup and fashion. I started in the industry 19 years ago modeling. I quickly realized that I had a love for the makeup and the artistry rather than wearing the clothes and being in front of the camera. I began asking questions and soon was being trained by many of the amazing makeup artists around the world. Different cultures have different creativity when it comes to makeup. I feel so blessed to have been exposed to this at such an early age and to find my passion so quickly in life.

Studio M Salon
Studio M Salon is nestled in downtown Blowing Rock on Main Street. We have designed our hair salon with you, the client in mind. Every aspect of our design revolves around you, from a highly trained, expert staff, to our conveniently located, relaxing environment, it is all about you! Our goal is to provide you with an exceptionally delightful salon experience from a talented, dedicated team of hair care professionals.

Canvas Beauty Bar
Canvas Beauty Bar is dedicated to sharing a love of style, health and beauty with the High Country. Through the utmost education, we create a culture of luxury and innovation, where personalized services bring out the best in the client and the stylist.

Shear Shakti
Shear Shakti is an eclectic collaboration of artistic abilities which include hair styling and coloring along with healing massage therapy.

Beautiful Bride on Location
We provide the highest quality skin care, wedding makeup and hair design and best of all…We come to you! Include the wedding party in your special day. Invite your Bridal Party, Mother of the bride, Mother of the groom and lets not forget the Flower girl! We work closely with you to insure that we provide and tailor our services to fit your unique needs.

Haircut 101
As we celebrate our 24th year in business, we still hold fast to the principles we started with — providing the absolute best in services and products to our clientele.

Natural Healing Day Spa
Revitalize your mind and body at the Natural Healing Day Spa. Choose from relaxing and therapeutic massage, rejuvenating body treatments, expert natural skincare and waxing, naturally beautiful nails and wedding make-up. In home massage and make-up available. Call us to arrange the perfect Spa day for your wedding party.

Makeup for Your Day
With expertise in airbrushing, hair styling and lash extensions, the opportunity to go beyond beautiful to achieve flawless elegance is possible. Let us be a part of your special day and do what we love to help make those unforgettable moments with the one you love even more memorable.

Mountain Mystic
As the worldwide industry leader in spray tanning for over 15 years, Mystic Tan continues to be the brand you trust and love. Beyond consistently flawless and natural-looking results, Mystic Tan creates The Color of Confidence. Mountain Mystic opened in June of 2013 by a Boone local. Breanna Brown graduated from Appalachian State University in 2011. She moved to Charlotte after she graduated. After trying a Mystic Tan at a salon in Charlotte for years she decided to make her journey back to Boone to open the first salon to have a spray tanning machine in the High Country. Breanna fell in love with the mystic tan machine and knew that is exactly what the Boone community and college students needed. Mountain Mystic already has over 500 clients and the number continues to grow through word of mouth and flawless results.

Westglow Resort & Spa
Located just minutes from Blowing Rock, NC in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Westglow Resort & Spa is a top-rated luxury destination spa offering leisure, recreation, and rejuvenation. Housed in a restored and updated Greek Revival mansion that was once the summer home of renowned artist and author Elliott Daingerfield, Westglow blends historic elegance with modern comfort. The full-service spa offers a variety of choices from face and body treatments to health and well-being therapies to salon services as well as day spa packages.

Photography
Photography

Revival Photography
We are Jason + Heather Barr – a husband + wife team based in Western North Carolina, specializing in wedding photography. Our passion is photography + storytelling. We strive to capture the true essence of the person we are photographing. Whether we are doing a lifestyle session or a styled portrait session, we encourage you to allow your own spirit, your own creativity to come alive. We tell your story.
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821 Trial Place
Newton, North Carolina 28658
828.320.9795

Wayfaring Wanderer
A free-spirited wedding and engagement photographer based in Boone, North Carolina 28607. I’m known for capturing the spirit of the folks I photograph- the expressions, gestures and details that are outward expressions of our inner most selves. I love working with couples who are committed to travel, adventure and laid back lifestyles. Connect with me and find out how I can best help you! | “When I got married last summer it reaffirmed to me how important wedding photography really is because now I have wedding photos that will help me relive how awesome our wedding day was. These images are priceless to me! Our photographer was incredible and helped our experience in front of the camera be as painless as possible. I bet you’d be shocked to know that I get shifty when having my pictures taken, too, so it was eye-opening to be on the other side of things for a change. Your wedding day adventure is an epic experience from beginning to end and your photography is a big part of that.”
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854 New River Hills
Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.773.8764

Katie Langley Photography
Katie Langley utilizes her talents as a photojournalist and artist to create unique photographs that are personally special to individuals. Katie’s appreciation and love of the North Carolina Mountains is evident in the photographs that she takes in this area. Each wedding packageshe offers includes all day coverage and a modern storybook album.
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164 Red Rhododendron Road
Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.278.9080, 828.773.4063, 828.963.9565

Ellen Gwin Photographer
Professional, Independent Photographer in Wedding, Portrait, Commercial Photography. With great energy and a comfortable approach, Ellen brings a combination of portraiture and photojournalism in order to preserve, capture and document your story.  She uses her creativity in this artful expression to capture your candid and planned moments from engagement to wedded bliss in the NC mountains and beyond.
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227 Blue Ridge Avenue
Boone, North Carolina 28607
336.978.2613

Burton Photography
Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Burton photography is a full service studio providing custom portrait, wedding, and commercial photography to clients throughout the Southeastern United States. Principal photographers, Jonathan and Bonnie Burton, combine creative forces to capture timeless images that reflect the energy and emotion of everyday living and the significance of relationships. Jonathan and Bonnie are members of several professional photography organizations and strongly believe in the rewards of collaborating with fellow artists as well as pursuing a rigorous schedule of educational opportunities.
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166 Chapel Hills Road
Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.266.9889

Torrence Photography
Stephen and CJ Torrence. For more than fifteen years, Stephen Torrence has had few days without a camera by his side.  He first found a niche with wedding photography in 2004. He not only finds just the right light and angle for the perfect photo, but always puts the couple at ease.  He has the “eye” that consistently sees something new and different, even in the ordinary.  Photographer by trade, but that “eye” has recently allowed him to be involved with local rehabilitation projects, restoring old buildings to their original state.  Stephen and CJ’s home is full of furniture he made from antique heart pine or lumber from trees he cut down. CJ shares Stephen’s passion for photography, but it is rooted in her passion for people.  Acting also as Studio Manager, she handles most of the scheduling and logistics before the event.  During weddings, her job description will allow her to wear many hats: photographing, giving technical support to Stephen, directing group formals, and honing in on the details.
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King’s Mountain, North Carolina 28086
704.472.7529

Millie Holloman Photography
Our company has just one name, but we’re an entire team of crazy, creative, passionate, professional photographers. We’re based all over North Carolina (Wilmington, Raleigh, & Charlotte), but we work all over the world. What do we shoot? In one word: Love. Wedding Love. Baby Love. Family Love. Love of details. Love of design. Love of nature. And this blog? Well, it showcases the images, the people, and the stuff we want to share, both professionally and personally. So what are you waiting for? Come on in and look around.
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15 South 2nd Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
888.316.3136

Karen Lehmann
I have enjoyed working in the High Country as a wedding and portrait photographer for the past 10 years.  I was blessed when my passion for photography turned professional through my  association with one of the High Country’s best photographers Todd Bush, whose studio is located  in Banner Elk. I most enjoy photographing moments and memories which are gone in a flash but captured forever if you are quick enough. I strive for my photographs to tell a story.   I  love the art of photography and  I still work in the wedding and portraiture field, but I am excited  to be exploring new digital photo boundaries.
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Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
828.773.2814

inContrast Images
We are a North Carolina based photography team bringing a fresh, fun approach to wedding + lifestyle portrait photography. We believe in capturing real, spontaneous moments + emotions rather than stiff everyday poses + staged scenes. Our photojournalistic approach combined with our background in commercial photography plays a big part in creating our unique blend of artistic storytelling with an editorial feel. We can’t wait to get to know you + tell your story through our photographs.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
336.688.7025

Fletcher and Fletcher Photography
Beautiful images. Flexible. Easy to work with.  F&F has been featured in Rustic Wedding Chic, Carolina Bride, The High Country Wedding Guide, Luxe Mountain Weddings, The Lovely Find (also a preferred vendor on the Lovely Find), plus many more.  Please contact them through their site for availability and for a copy of their Wedding Guide with package information. | “We’re a husband and wife team; Jamey and Corina Fletcher.  We are parents to three sweet babies, (see a few pictures below!) When not working, we love to travel, explore, hike, and be outdoors. Our work has been featured in Rustic Wedding Chic, The High Country Wedding Guide, Luxe Mountain Weddings,  Engaged Wedding Blog, Chic Bride, Everything Weddings & More, Sweet Violet Bride, Carolina Bride, The Red Dirt Bride, The Lovely Find, + more.  We are a preferred Southern Vendor and an Almanac Member on The Lovely Find.
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703 West King Street
Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.446.4444

Matt Powell Photography
With six years experience as an international photojournalist, Matt offers a uniquely refined storyteller’s approach. His ability to capture moments of spontaneity with creativity and lightheartedness will produce a timeless body of work for your wedding day collection – as much a work of art as a record of events. | “Based in Boone, but working throughout North & South Carolina, Matt Powell Productions is a boutique wedding collective comprised of lead photographers Matt Powell and Jon Black, plus a handful of talented film & photography associates. But perhaps most importantly is Matt’s wife & Studio Manager, Ginger, who keeps all things running smoothly.  Matt & Jon photograph weddings separately for the studio depending on travel schedules & availability. After years of partnership their styles of work are nearly indistinguishable from one another.”
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117 Merrywether Lane
Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.773.1311

Brian Mullins Photography
Award Winning Wedding & Commercial Photographers Based In Raleigh, NC. Wedding photographer Brian Mullins covers weddings, events & portraitures in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, RTP and surrounding areas in both North Carolina and South Carolina as well as across the US. Please visit us at our website for more information and to view our collection of photography.
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1041 Investment Boulevard
Suite 151
Apex, North Carolina 27502
919.414.0869

Emily Angle Photography
Emily’s studio specializes in fun and romantic wedding storybooks, bridal, family and high school senior portraiture, and business / special events’ coverage. Studio or on location. Emily is an active member of Professional Photographers of NC and has a minor emphasis in photojournalism from Indiana University.| “…images that touch your heart! Love my job! Weddings, children, pets, families, maternity, seniors, commercial, paintings.”
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384 Highlands Lakes Road
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605
828.263.8850

Joy Davis Photography
We are Ryan and Joy Davis the husband wife duo that make up Joy Davis Photography. We serve the most awesome couples on the planet! Our style is a bit vintage, timeless, soft but most of all “says” you! | “Working with her husband, Ryan Davis, the pair make a remarkable “wedding day team”. Ryan and Joy are no strangers to true love, for they have their own remarkable modern day fairy tale. They became best friends who gradually evolved into high school sweethearts, now married ten years with two gorgeous children. Joy and Ryan adore their jobs because they get the chance to share in the glorious celebrations of other people’s lives. Sometimes the hardest part of the couple’s day is keeping their own “happy tears” behind the camera lens. The Davis’ work hard to develop a close friendship with their clients, because they feel that is the best way to get those intimate shots.”
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16 Park Square
Granite Falls, North Carolina 28630
828.729.3046

Jean Moree Photography
Providing elegant & beautiful images and unique albums and products. Featured at: The Lovely Find, Hindsight Bride, A Wedding Atlas: The Tennessee Wedding Blog, Trendy Bride, & In Bliss. Photographing weddings since 2007 and a member of the Professional Photographers of America since 2008. | “I spend a lot of time time outside, hiking to some of the most beautiful hidden spots.  But, I’m still close to larger cities – like Winston-Salem, Asheville, Johnson City, and Hickory – so I can easily travel to a wedding in these surrounding areas as well as other locations.  In fact, I have had the pleasure of photographing weddings in many different areas of Florida as well as Alabama, Virginia, and New Orleans. I am located in Banner Elk, North Carolina and focus on weddings, family and individual portraits, and other events.  I provide on-location photography as well as portraits in your home.”
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Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
828.278.8228

Michelle Hrin Photography
Michelle Hrin is an award winning photographer specializing in weddings, seniors and lifestyle portraiture. She serves the greater Hickory, NC and Blowing Rock and Boone, NC area as well as all of Western, NC and the High Country and Charlotte, NC for wedding coverage. Are you planning the wedding you’ve always envisioned? I would be honored to document it, your love story and all the family moments surrounding your commitment! | “My approach … I love natural photos, those moments, the in-between, the little things and big!  My goal is to document life, personality, interaction. Whether it be in your family, your Senior portraits or on your wedding day.”
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2650 HT Road
Lenoir, North Carolina 28645
828.302.7572

Michelle Lyerly Photography
Organic photojournalistic wedding photography based in North Carolina. I want to shoot the adventure, the passion, the in between, the raw, the honest, the wild and all the beauty. | “I am Michelle Lyerly. I strive to create organic and beautiful images that will be cherished for years to come. I LOVE color. scouring thrift and antique stores. complimenting strangers. fields of wildflowers. sweet bluegrass music with a morning cup of coffee. I currently live in Raleigh, but western North Carolina has my heart. I am so happy to have been featured on various wedding blogs, including Style Me Pretty, The Lovely Find, and I Love Farm Weddings. My work has also been printed in Chapel Hill Magazine.”
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407 Bethlehem Road
Knightdale, North Carolina 27545
828.260.0844

Patricia Suzanne Photography
Specializing in wedding and boudoir photography and am based out of Boone and Raleigh, NC, but will happily travel anywhere. | “I specialize in a blend of photojournalistic candids and relaxed portraiture. The most common comment I get when people look at my images is how I was able to capture the emotion of the day. I’m a very laid back person and that comes across in my approach to shooting. No spastic running around here! I try to be unobtrusive and stay in the background but will direct as needed.”
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Boone, North Carolina 28607
919.349.5671

Pixels on Paper
We are a husband and wife team who photograph every wedding together offering a unique style that is traditional with a modern twist. We are committed to pouring our hearts and souls into your love story and capturing the unique moments of your wedding with a fusion of style, emotion and creativity. | “We LOVE what we do, still get nervous, anxious, and excited.  And are still moved or transformed in some way by each and every wedding we get to be a part of. We’re lucky to be able to meet so many people and truly want to know them and what makes them who they are, and then capture that in an image that will capture a moment for a lifetime.  We hope to meet you and thank you for being interested in us.”
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9321 Kings Falls Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28210
704.641.1131

VISIO Photography
VISIO photography is a premier destination wedding photography and boutique portrait photography studio. Located near Asheville, NC, they frequently travel to Charleston, Atlanta, Charlotte, and various destinations internationally. Classy. Fun. Modern and Sexy… and that’s just our photographers :) Wait ’til you see our images! Now, grab a cup ‘o joe, pull up an easy chair and enjoy the show at www.visiophotography.com . Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style Magazine named VISIO one of the top wedding photographers in the US. We are available for local and international commissions.
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Marion, North Carolina 28752
828.659.7861

Waterhouse Studios
Lauren Waterhouse of Waterhouse Studios Photography is a Wedding and Lifestyle photographer located in the foothills of Western North Carolina.  Serving Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, Hickory, Lenoir, Taylorsville, Winston-Salem, Boone, Blowing Rock, West Jefferson, Banner Elk, Statesville, Charlotte, Mooresville, Elkin and all other locations in North Carolina. Available for destination weddings and world-wide travel.
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809 Main Street Suite 31
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28659
919.214.0071

Boonetown Story
Real Moments for Awesome Couples “My approach to photography is always intentional. I try to keep things as organic as possible, anticipating the next moment, and always keeping your hearts and your love at the center of  the story. | “I met my husband in the mountains of North Carolina, and ever since, these mountains have been the backdrop for the greatest love story I have ever known – ours. My approach to photography is always intentional. I try to keep things as organic as possible, anticipating the next moment, and always keeping your hearts and your love at the center of  the story.”
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336.262.7945

Swank Photo Studio
Internationally acclaimed, Raleigh Wedding Photographer available for worldwide wedding destinations. Also specializing in, but not limited to Raleigh Wedding Photography & NC Wedding Photography. With a strong editorial and artistic edge and approach to photography, Swank Photo Studio is known as the premier photography studio in North Carolina.
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108 South Third Street
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577
919.602.1050

Michelle Robinson Photography
We offer wedding photography that captures your day in a photojournalist style. Michelle Robinson is a award winning newspaper photographer and is a member of WPJA and PPA. | “We are a mother and daughter wedding photography team!  Michelle has been photographing weddings for 9 years and formerly was a newspaper photographer. Michelle was tickled pink when Sara joined  MRP three years ago! Together we photograph weddings, cook up some trouble in the kitchen, and laugh a whole lot!”
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203 Oak Forest Court
Mebane, North Carolina 27302
336.214.6306

Heather Payne Photography
Heather Payne is a Destination Wedding Photographer who enjoys creating meaningful beauty all across the world. Her passion for uniting timeless elegance and organic elements from nature derives from growing up on her parent’s farm in the mountains of North Carolina. Heather has a heart for sharing God’s love with her clients and showing them just how beautiful and unique He created them to be. Featured on many online blogs including: Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Ruffled, Trendy Bride, Bridal Guide, Luxe Mountain Weddings, Glamour and Grace, Inspired By This, Oh So Beautiful Paper.
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Taylorsville, North Carolina 28681
828.381.1702

Authentic Exposure Photo & Cinema
Adam Coker and his team recently joined the Boone wedding industry after a dynamic career in Charlotte as a photojournalist and filmmaker. Adam has documented weddings and events throughout the country for over 5 years and can schedule a meeting at the Boone Gallery by appointment only.  We are a photography and video visual studio located in Boone, Charlotte and Greensboro NC.  As of 2015,  we operate Authentic Exposure Visuals for our wedding clients and The Good Light LLC for our corporate work. In 2009, Adam Coker of the Lake Norman area started marketing his photography and video work under the name Authentic Exposure. At the time, most of our work was wedding photography; however, we dove into the new video capabilities of SLR cameras when the Canon 5D Mark II was released. This new revolution transformed the way “video” was perceived for most people looking to hire a “videographer,” and we quickly became a leader in the Charlotte and Southeast region for DSLR video content in the wedding industry, as well as the business and non-profit industries.
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605 King Street
Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.773.0633

Boone Photo Booth
Started in 2014, Booth Photo Booth was created by photographers Anna and Devin Ulery, when they realized this service was much needed in the High Country of Western North Carolina.  Based in Boone, North Carolina, Boone Photo Booth is a great idea for any event… Weddings, Reunions, Proms, Corporate Events, Birthday Parties, Church Functions, Fundraisers, New Year’s Eve Events, and more!
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592 Round Knob Church Road
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
828.773.3313

Videography
Videography

Story*Spark Films
We would love to create a unique documentary film to capture the hard-worked details andspecial moments of your wedding day! Wedding film packages start at just $500. We are based in the Boone, North Carolina 28607 area (High Country) but are available to travel worldwide. | “WHAT’S THE SPARK IN YOUR STORY? A boutique video production company local to western NC…or off traversing the globe discovering beautiful stories. We would love to create a unique documentary film to capture the hard-worked details and special moments of your wedding day! Wedding film packages start at just $500. We are based in the Boone, NC area (High Country) but are available to travel worldwide.
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Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.719.8484

Divine Treasures Wedding Videography
Divine Treasures Wedding Cinematography provides a creative approach to the wedding video. We use our years of experience in film to create a stunning visual portrait of your special day. Smooth shots, brilliant quality, fun and whimsical music and edit. | “Original Wedding Films. Divine Treasures Wedding Cinematography provides a creative approach to the wedding video. We use our years of experience in film to create a stunning visual portrait of your special day. Smooth shots, brilliant quality, fun music and edit. Please take a moment to view our samples and read customer reviews. Contact us today for a free consultation!”
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924 Main Street
Suite 320
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28659
336.262.7302

Authentic Exposure Photo & Cinema
Adam Coker and his team recently joined the Boone wedding industry after a dynamic career in Charlotte as a photojournalist and filmmaker. Adam has documented weddings and events throughout the country for over 5 years and can schedule a meeting at the Boone Gallery by appointment only. | “We are a photography and video visual studio located in Boone, Charlotte and Greensboro NC.  As of 2015,  we operate Authentic Exposure Visuals for our wedding clients and The Good Light LLC for our corporate work. In 2009, Adam Coker of the Lake Norman area started marketing his photography and video work under the name Authentic Exposure. At the time, most of our work was wedding photography; however, we dove into the new video capabilities of SLR cameras when the Canon 5D Mark II was released. This new revolution transformed the way “video” was perceived for most people looking to hire a “videographer,” and we quickly became a leader in the Charlotte and Southeast region for DSLR video content in the wedding industry, as well as the business and non-profit industries.”
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605 King Street
Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.773.0633

Muddy Trails Videography
Our team serves the whole state of North Carolina but we are currently living in the beautiful region of Raleigh. We have been in the wedding industry since July of 2014 and we are ready to film your special moment! Our team is made up of two. Bryce Suriano, head videographer, and Jessie Hawkins, his other set of hands. Bryce handles the filming process as well as the video editing while Jessie is the second shooter and co editor. We even happen to be best friends so we make a great team! Event Types: Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Corporate Events, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties.
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Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
919.608.3279

Twenty-One Films
We are a group of fun-loving, adventure-seeking, unique individuals who share a passion for creative storytelling.  A team of filmmakers, creative directors and editors who have come together to capture life’s real moments and handcraft authentic films. Whether we are capturing your wedding day or creating a promotional piece for your business, our desire is to find the heart of your story and create impactful films that will connect to the hearts of viewers.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
919.603.7607

Flowers & Wedding Decor
Flowers & Wedding Decor

Pearl’s Garden
Peggy Mendel has been helping to create beautiful weddings in the High Country for 20 years. Pearl’s Garden has been owned and operated by Peggy since 1999. At Pearl’s Garden, arrangements are custom designed and prepared to celebrate your vision for a beautiful event. We can help you bring your dream for a perfect wedding to life, from the lush garden setting of a mountain meadow to the elegant formality of a ballroom; you can be assured that in any setting,Pearl’s Garden will make your occasion memorable. Wedding offerings include: Bride and Bridesmaid’s bouquets, Groom and Groomsmen’s boutonnieres, Reception Centerpieces and Table Arrangements, Altar and Aisle Arrangements, Flowers for Cake Decoration, Festive Roping and Decorated Arbors.
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8705 Highway 105 South
Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.963.9330

Millefleurs Floral Design
Millefleurs is a full service floral design studio dedicated exclusively to weddings and special events. For 25 years, Carolyn Clement and her staff of gifted designers have served clients in the High Country. At Millefleurs, we look forward to sitting down with each client to hear about their dream day. We personalize each appointment and enjoy helping make your vision a reality. As you enter our “garage”, you will be amazed at our vast inventory. Whether your look is the simplicity of a bouquet of wildflowers or the formal beauty of silver candelabra, we will accommodate your desires. Many mountains events are filled with moss and twigs to go along with the rustic nature of the High Country while others prefer the simple elegance of mercury glass. Millefleurs also provides many options for arbors and chuppahs to make any outdoor setting magical.
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796 Dutch Creek Road
PO Box 676
Valle Crucis, North Carolina 28691
828.963.4992

Shady Grove Gardens & Nursery
Fresh locally-grown ‘mountain wildflowers’. Complete floral design services. DIY Flowers by the mixed seasonal bucketful.  The premier ‘Specialty Cutflower Grower’ in the region, Shady Grove Gardens grows over 200 types of flowers for unique wedding designs. Dahlias, Peonies, Ranunculus, Daisies. Bridal party DIY workshops, garland, wreaths, arbors, urns, tablescapes.
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904 Will Isaacs Road
Zionville, North Carolina 28698
828.297.4098

Callista Designs
Nature is the inspiration and sometimes the blueprint for my designs. I enjoy incorporating many textures, colors, and elements from nature into my designs hopefully creating a floral canvas that will touch each admirers’ heart. I look forward to the opportunity to share my passion for ‘most beautiful’ flowers with you!
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PO Box 1344
Linville, North Carolina 28646
828.260.6149

Fuschia Moss Floral Design
Fuschia Moss Floria Design creates custom floral designs for weddings and special events in the North Carolina High Country. Living in the High Country, surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, I am inspired on a daily basis. Driving to the grocery store and passing a meadow with horses surrounded by wildflowers is like living in a story book. Those of us working in the wedding industry in this area are so blessed with the natural beauty of the area. This led me to want to do more and give support to those in the business. In the beginning of 2014 I stepped into the role of Membership Chair for A.C.E.S.; the High Country’s only wedding and event association. This group provides excellent networking and support for vendors and for brides searching for wedding professionals. I have truly enjoyed getting to know others working in the business.
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204 Deerfield Estates Road
Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.260.2978

Philosophy Flowers
Philosophy Flowers it’s more than just arrangements for your wedding. It’s about celebrating the present moment and noticing the rare and unquestionable beauty that surrounds us. Flowers are fleeting pleasures, and much like your wedding, pass quickly, but the impact of their beauty lives on in our hearts forever.
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Boone, North Carolina 28607
434.515.1499

Desi’s Floral & Design Studio
Serving the North Carolina High Country and surrounding areas. Desi specializes in unique floral and creative designs for weddings and special events. By appointment only. Special Event Floral & Design Company serving Southeastern Coastal North Carolina, The Triad, Foothills and Mountains of NC, TN, VA.
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Boone, North Carolina 28607
910.524.1251

Park Place Florist
Complete floral service to the Blowing Rock area since 1976. Located in the Shoppes of Watership Down. Open year round. Carol Aldridge, owner. Delivering blooms to the Blowing Rock & Boone area for 19 years! Member: Society of American Florists, Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
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133 Morris Street
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605
828.295.3626

Log House Florist
At Log House Florist we are as much about our longstanding relationships as we are about our designs, which is why we been providing the freshest, most unique and beautifully designed arrangements, plants and silks for over 45 years in the High Country. We are honored to be involved with many of our clients’ families through the generations, celebrating their weddings, birthdays and holidays and supporting causes that are important to them. Each day brings a new visitor to our shop and we look forward to welcoming you into our family.
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249 Wilson Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.264.3896

Root and Vine
Root and Vine is the floral studio division of Events by Elizabeth Ashley. In addition to wedding and event planning, we are happy to offer customized floral and decor services to make your big day truly unique.
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703 West King Street
Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.773.8431

Enchanted Wedding Aisles
Custom and Original Aisle Runners for Your Event. Each aisle runner is selected and created just for you with loving care and our best wishes for your future.
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Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.719.1122

Miss Match Rentals
Miss Match Rentals was created to provide a vintage alternative to the common white dinnerware place setting. | “Miss Match Rentals is located in the beautiful mountains of Boone, North Carolina. We specialize in vintage dinnerware rentals! Created in 2010, we have been honored to be at the table of hundreds of wedding celebrations. We are experts in incorporating our vintage dinnerware into your overall design.”
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Boone, North Carolina 28607
828.262.9808

Old South Vintage Rentals
The first vintage & boutique rental company serving the Carolinas. We are centrally located in Lincolnton, NC to be convenient to the areas we frequent most – Valle Crucis, Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville, Banner Elk, Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston Salem, NC as well as Columbia & Greenville, SC. We have a true devotion for all things vintage and antique and we are here to bring your vision & our passion to fruition.
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Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092
980.241.1887

A Bushel & A Peck Vintage Rentals
We offer antique, rustic, shabby chic and vintage rentals and custom decor for events, photography and weddings. I would love the chance to help make your vision for your wedding day, birthday, family photo shoot, reunion or any other event come to fruition.
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Lenoir, North Carolina 28645
828.773.0354

Wedding Cakes, Baking & Pastries
Wedding Cakes, Baking & Pastries

Ugga Mugga Bakery
Ugga Mugga Bakery is a gourmet bakery serving North Carolina’s High Country.  We specialize in artistically crafted and gourmet tasting wedding cakes, event cakes, dessert and  restaurant  catering.

Christina Banner Cakes
Creating custom wedding and special occasion cakes for the Western North Carolina High Country, including Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville, and Banner Elk.  We also serve the surrounding Tri-Cities area of Tennessee and Virginia, including Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol. Christina Banner Cakes specializes in custom wedding and special occasion cakes, hand-crafted from start to finish. Christina Banner has been creating custom cakes in the High Country of North Carolina since 1998.  She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.  After graduating, she worked as head pastry chef of a Relais & Chateaux inn and restaurant.  In 2004 she was the Grand Prize Winner of the National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in Asheville, North Carolina.

Crystal’s Cakes
Crystal’s Cakes has been doing specialty cakes for over 15 years. Our cakes are made fresh and with ingredients from a local farmer. Call and setup a free consultation and we will help you design you dream cake. We also will show you what your cake will look like with our digital program.

Cakes by Rita
Rita Halle has been designing and creating cakes for 25 years in the High Country. Her wedding cakes are designed according to each individuals needs and tastes. All cakes are baked fresh, never frozen. Call for a consultation and tasting.

Hallmark Cakes
A great many things can be resolved with kindness, even more with laughter, but there are some things that just require cake. Hallmark Cakes-creating artisanal cakes for discerning brides. Each wedding cake is created completely from scratch using the finest and freshest ingredients. The privilege of working with countless brides, grooms and their families has been a joyful business indeed! It would be my honor to be a part of your magical day.

Stick Boy Bread Company
Custom design wedding cakes that look great and taste great too. Schedule a free consultation with our Pastry Chef Brandon who will show you pictures, help you decide what you want, and give you a quote with no pressure to make a quick decision. We take great pride in what we do and guarantee that you will be happy.

Indulge Bakery
Locally owned and operated, Indulge Bakery offers a vast selection of wedding and special event desserts. Indulge Bakery specializes in delicious, unique flavor combinations and artistic decorative design that is sure to delight both traditional and non-traditional brides and their families.

Sweet Tooth Bakery
From birthday parties to wedding cakes, party catering, and special occasion cakes, Sweet Tooth Bakery caters to all kinds of special events. Think of Sweet Tooth Bakery next time you need Christmas desserts, Thanksgiving pies, customized cookies, festive cupcakes, or just a special birthday cake. Pastry Chef Johanna Stanfield will put a little sweetness in your event.

Wedding Cake Portraits by TraillWorks
Savor your sweetest wedding memory with an original wedding cake portrait by Jennie Traill Schaeffer. Jennie masterfully translates these unique culinary works of art into exquisite wedding heirlooms, forever preserving the richest memories of your special day. So treat yourself or surprise the bride and groom with a truly delectable gift they’ll cherish for years to come.

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High Country Ministers
Reverend Sandra Possman and Reverend Gregory Possman, ordained ministers living and working in the Boone, NC area since 1996, perform personalized heart-felt wedding and recommitment ceremonies throughout the North Carolina High Country. Ceremonies indoors or outdoors, in your special location, no ceremony is too small or too large. | 828.265.3493

Churches & Clergy
Churches & Clergy

Church of the Holy Cross
Surely there are few experiences in life to compare with the joy and significance of Christian Marriage. The commitment of one to another in marriage is both unique and sacred, and deserves the utmost thought, care, and planning. The people of Holy Cross are Christians. We are a Parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. We are part of the ancient faith tradition of the Church of England, and that ongoing living tradition of the world-wide Anglican Communion of Churches, the third largest body of Christians in the world.  Our community life revolves around the Sunday morning worship of God.  Our liturgy is traditional and yet, lively. It involves participation. | 828.963.4609 | Location

Saint John’s Episcopal
The simple natural and rural beauty of Saint John’s architecture and setting has lured many artists and photographers to choose it as their subject.  It has also become a popular site for weddings. Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church, a summer mission of Holy Cross Parish and  lovely, historic church, was established in 1862 by Brother William West Skiles, Episcopal deacon and member of the monastic community founded in Valle Crucis in the mid nineteenth century. | 828.963.4609 | Location

Valle Crucis United Methodist Church
The first church used by Methodists in the valley was a log schoolhouse, although sometimes services would be conducted in the homes of prominent families. In 1870 the congregation built a church at the present location, with significant additions and improvements throughout the following century. | 828.963.6085 | Location

Saint Elizabeth Of The Hill Country
Saint Elizabeth of the Hill Country Catholic Church is located in Boone, North Carolina. We, the Pilgrim people of St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country and Epiphany Church, give glory to God by living the message of Christ, practicing unconditional love and building community.  We commit ourselves to nurture the spiritual, educational, and social development of God’s people.  Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit we strive to respond to the needs of our community, remain a close parish family and grow in faith. | 828.264.8338 | Location

High Country United Church of Christ
Our mission is to inspire positive change in our world as we are led by Christ’s example of love, compassion, and acceptance of all people. All persons are welcomed and celebrated, without regard to race, social status, religious belief/practice or lack thereof, gender, physical condition/appearance, or sexual orientation. | 828.297.1092 | Location

Banner Elk Presbyterian
Banner Elk Presbyterian Church was organized in 1893 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. We have approximately 230 members, and have a congregation with varied backgrounds, experiences and from many different denominations. We range from very conservative to very liberal members; we attempt to focus on what unites us, to learn from one another. We are mostly a retirement community with a liberal arts college on our doorsteps. | 828-898-5406 | Location

FaithBridge United Methodist Church
FaithBridge is a year-round United Methodist congregation in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. We seek to be a bridge to faith for those who are burned out on church, disillusioned by “organized religion”, or have tough faith questions. Everything we do is aimed at connecting people with God and with other believers in authentic ways. |828.295.8333 | Location

Grace Lutheran
Our current mission statement acknowledges our diversity as a community of faith made up of a variety of backgrounds… We gather each week to rejoice and give thanks for the grace of God present in our lives. As a reformation church and as disciples of Christ, we continue to be led by the Holy Spirit and transformed on an ongoing basis. Because we are renewed people of God, we are called to use our gifts in responding to a world of brokenness. We are sent to respond in Christ’s love. | 828.264.2206 | Location

First Baptist Of Boone
We are located on King Street adjacent to the campus of Appalachian State University.  We hope that the site will be helpful to you.  The website is designed for all who want to learn something about the community of faith that meets on the “corner” and seeks to minister from “this corner to every corner”. | 828.264.2441 | Location

Mount Bethel Chapel
We are a regional not-for-profit Outdoor Ministry Center serving a wide range of religious and nonprofit organizations during all seasons of the year.  Our grounds and facilities provide spaces that are adaptable to your event, whether it is a camp for up to 250 youth, an all church event, a family reunion, cross country teams, or an adult conference. | 828.295.7813 |Location

New Life Fellowship Seventh-Day Adventist Church
We’re located in the beautiful High Country of North Carolina. We invite you to worship with us on next Sabbath. Various bible study classes for all age groups begin at 9:45am and our worship service begins at 10:45am. Please join us for our potluck meal which immediately follows our worship service. May God bless you and your family and we hope to see you soon. | 828.263.9064 | Location

Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church
Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church is a small, friendly church serving Western Watauga County.| 828.297.4089 | Location

Clark’s Creek Baptist Church
Members of the Baptist Church on Clarks Creek Road built the little frame church together in 1941. As then, today many of the members are generations of residents of Clarks Creek, Dutch Creek and other nearby locations. | 704.297.5343 | Location

Holy Communion Lutheran Church
The construction date of the first Lutheran church in Valle Crucis is unknown, as some speculate the first Lutheran settlers arrived in the 1700s, although there are no written records to affirm this. The first church, a log cabin, was named Friedens Kirche, German for Tranquility Church. In 1939 the original church was replaced with a new stone building, changing names to Friendship Church and later to the present day Holy Communion Church. | 828.963.8899, 828.963.4673 | Location

DJs, Music, Sound & Lighting
DJs, Music, Sound & Lighting

Boone DJs | U.S. Party Patrol
Jimmy & Kimberly Towle, are the founders of U.S. Party Patrol. They’ve been married since 1997 and enjoy sharing in the celebration of marriage. Together they form a husband and wife team who love music, entertaining, & making memories for wedding receptions across the High Country of North Carolina. They’re more than just another DJ service.

DJ Grooves Entertainment
DJ Grooves Entertainment has been providing classy and professional DJ, lighting, and emcee services for wedding rehearsals, ceremonies, receptions, anniversaries, graduations, birthdays and corporate events for over 20 years. DJ Grooves Entertainment offers musical selections spanning many genres for your special occasion.

Digital DJs
DJ Services for Weddings, Events, Parties and Dances You don’t have time to worry about entertainment…that’s my job! Instead, walk in to a perfect party where the lighting is dazzling, the music is fun, the DJ is professional, and everyone is having a wonderful time. We specialize in elegant reception music as well as lounge, top 40, R&B, 70s/disco, 80’s, 90’s and modern music. We play what you want for weddings, events, parties, and dances! Professional emcee service and high-tech lighting package is always included.

Haynes Event Productions
HEP can meet all of your sound needs for your special event. We provide disc jockey services, advancement and booking for bands, ceremonies and receptions. We serve the High Country and the surrounding area. With over 10 years of professional experience in live sound, we have the knowledge and expertise to make any event great!

Mountain Peak Sound
Mountain Peak Sound offers high-quality, live sound solutions for your production or event. We also offer professional band and DJ services, as well as live recordings.

Sound Technique
Sound Technique Mobile DJ, Karaoke, and Lighting Services, Weddings, Dances, Parties, and Reunions. Whether it’s 10 people or 1000, Sound Technique has the system and the music to fit your needs. Music from the 40s into today. 50,000 Song Library – 10,000+ Karaoke Songs.

Artists & Bands
Artists & Bands

Deans’ Duets
April Dean McConnell, Megan Dean, Madilyn Schmidt, Donna Mashburn Nestor. Providing wedding music in Valle Crucis, Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Linville, Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, Charlotte, Hickory, Greensboro, Greenville, and throughout the southeast. Our repertoire includes classical wedding music, hymns, contemporary rock, pop music, Celtic fiddle, Broadway tunes, Contemporary Christian music, and anything else you would like for us to learn!

The Royal Suits
Diverse young and hip Asheville, North Carolina based wedding and party band. High energy, current and variety cover band available for weddings, special events and more. Seeing and hearing is believing. Click here to see The Royal Suits video.

Danny Whittington
Danny is a native of Boone, North Carolina. He performs a variety of genres from artists such as Jimmy Buffet, Van Morrison, James Taylor, with some good dance music, such as Barry White, Lionel Richie, KC and the Sunshine band, Earth Wind and Fire and much more, Blues from BB King and others, Motown sounds, Bob Marley, Country music and Beach tunes, “I perform music that will fit anyone or any affair”. “My music is instrumentally very full for both listening and dancing”.

Lazybirds
Lazybirds is a classic American band with roots in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Formed in 1996, the quartet began by immersing into the old forgotten styles of blues, jazz, country, and ragtime that had been the soundtrack of the American underground several decades earlier. The band quickly developed a reputation in the High Country for playing music that touches people at their core in a way that hearkens back to a time when music was more closely intertwined with nature.

Owen Poteat
One-Man-Band by choice.  I’m Not With the Band, I Am The Band. If you see one of my performances you’ll likely see me playing up to 5 instruments at the same time.  I’ll be playing some kind of foot percussion, usually either a custom made suitcase setup or a full set of Pearl drums.  I play these drums with my feet while playing guitar and bass on the same old guitar as well as singing and blowing out some hot licks on the blues harp.  Over the years it’s grown to be a very polished show that is always a hit.

Soul Benefactor
With decades of experience under their collective belts, the group of multi-instrumentalists compose a band that can flat out boogie with the best of them, peeling off tasty solos and belting out classic tunes with enough righteous conviction to convince the most cynical doubters. Soul Benefactor is available for parties, weddings, smoky bars or whatever. Just say when and where.

Sound Traveler
Sound Traveler, Bob & Patty Tatum, use several instruments simultaneously including voices, trumpet, guitar, bass, concertina, banjo, harmonica and percussion to produce a full sound for listening and dancing. You’ll enjoy classic rock, pop, country covers, light jazz, blues, traditional, folk and originals at your special event.

The Baby Black Band
Based out of Charlotte, Baby Black is a group of highly versatile musicians from a wide range of backgrounds including jazz, gospel, reggae, and much more.  The group’s size ranges from 3-piece to an 8-piece including a full horn section.  Baby Black enjoys blending hit songs into a non-stop remix keeping audiences dancing and partying the night away.  In addition, the band is also sensitive enough to cater to all musical environments such as restaurants, weddings, college parties, corporate events, clubs, festivals, etc, and can customize their sound to fit your needs.

Empty Pocket
Empty Pocket is a dynamic five-piece band based out of Greensboro, NC that feeds on a diet of funk, soul, and rock. Their repertoire includes cover songs spanning from the sixties to modern day, as well as some catchy original material. Each member is a skilled professional with years of performing and education, resulting in high-level musicianship and a high-energy performance.

GiftySong
GiftySong is dedicated to providing the most unique gift on planet earth (a song as a gift). No occasion is too big or too small. Founders Todd and Emily Marriott have been writing and performing together for more than 15 years.

High Country Boomers
Mountain Music for Mountain Weddings | Meet High Country Boomers –– a duo offering music from the 60’s through today, featuring a variety of soft rock, classic country, and bluegrass. Their vocal blend, guitar, dobro and mandolin instrumentation, and fun dispositions create a festive atmosphere. Musicians for a full band can be added upon request.

Maureen Renihan & Friends
Maureen Renihan is a jazz vocalist inspired by some of the greatest artists of all time including: Judy Garland, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Available as a duo or larger band, Maureen Renihan & Friends covers jazz standards, classic show tunes, and romantic popular music bringing a nostalgic flair to your special day.

Melonbelly
Looking to hire an acoustic guitarist for a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, business meeting, anniversary or corporate event? Melonbelly is an award-winning acoustic guitar duo that specializes in live entertainment for weddings, conventions and events in NC SC GA TN & VA.

One Leg Up
One Leg Up plays gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. They have been performing together since 2003 and are in Asheville, North Carolina. The Parisian style of jazz is an upbeat acoustic swing with a repertoire of 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s jazz standards, originals, modern jazz tunes, and of course, music from the book of the virtuoso guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Steve and Ruth
Hammered dulcimer and acoustic guitar music is the perfect choice for your Blue Ridge Mountain wedding. Steve and Ruth Smith, two of the High Country’s finest musicians, play Celtic, traditional hymn, and light classical selections. They also perform for corporate functions, private parties, gallery openings, fine restaurants & resorts.

The Forget-Me-Nots
The Forget-Me-Nots bring fresh energy to the ageless tradition of Celtic music. The band originated in 2002 but its roots go back to 1999, when the girls started playing violin at the tender ages of 2, 3 and 4 years old. The players are Willa Finck, Maura Shawn Scanlin, and Ledah Finck, with Willa and Ledah’s Dad David Finck on backup guitar. The girls, classically trained through the Suzuki method, also showed an early interest in playing old-time and Celtic fiddle music. This interest blossomed in the fertile grounds of the North Carolina High Country, an area steeped in Appalachian musical traditions.

The Lucky Strikes Band
The Lucky Strikes Band features a variety of classic jazz, swing, blues, beach and rock-n-roll favorites designed to complement your special wedding event. We perform the finest music ever written for our audiences, while offering versatility and budget-conscious options for our clients. Free consultations and excellent references available upon request.

The Mountain Laurels
The Mountain Laurels perform a blend of Classical, Americana, Celtic and folk music. Our instrumentation includes violin, hammer dulcimer, flute and guitar. Our seasoned group of musicians has a repertoire that provides us with the flexibility to perform as duo, trio, or full band.

Tater Hill Music
Tater Hill Music offers bands and ensembles in most genres, and for a variety of venues. Whether you’re looking for music for a wedding, private party, rehearsal dinner or other function, we can find a band to fit your needs. Tater Hill Music also books bands for club dates, restaurants, cocktail bars and music festivals.

Allegro Music
Allegro Music Events knows how beautiful music can transform an event. While we are most popular for Classical Music, through hand-selected ensembles, we are able to perform a wide variety of other styles that make your event uniquely you including Jazz, Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk or Pop. Allegro Music Events is owned and operated by professional musicians who coordinate the best ensemble from our vast network of expertly trained musicians to fulfill your specific event needs including: music preference, optimization for venue and audience, budget, and location of your event. Our experience with thousands of weddings, concerts and special events ensure a pleasant, successful performance every time.

Babysitting & Day Care
Babysitting & Day Care

Boone Baby Sitters
Baby Sitting and Day Care available, Click here to see if you have a preference or we can recommend sitters we know. Once you have the details pinned down, the Front Desk can help you schedule and make reservations.

Wedding Insurance
Wedding Insurance

WedSafe
Wedding Insurance is an insurance policy that covers your wedding and financially protects you against misfortune and mishap. Wedding Insurance policies are relatively inexpensive, a basic policy costs between $125 to $500, and can help you have peace of mind. If you’re like many brides, you may not have realized that it’s smart to have Wedding Cancellation Insurance. Wedding insurance protects the nonrefundable expenses incurred when the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding or private event, reception or honeymoon, must be canceled or postponed for certain reasons beyond your control.

Markel Wedding Insurance
You can spend months planning your special event or wedding–the last thing you want to worry about is something going wrong. Markel wants you to relax and enjoy your big day. That’s why we help you safeguard your investment with affordable wedding event insurance. We help protect you from legal and financial responsibility resulting from incidents outside of your control. Our policies cover non-refundable deposits, lost or stolen gifts, and even injuries or damage during your wedding and the rehearsal.

WedSure
The biggest names in Hollywood trust Wedsure on their wedding day. So can you. We have been insuring big name celebrity weddings for years. We insure country western singers, celebrity actors, professional sports players and other celebrities for their weddings. Celebrities and their assistants have done their research and 99% of the time, they select Wedsure to insure their big day. Wedsure wedding insurance starts at only $95.

Travelers Wedding Protector Plan
We know that your special day is all you have been dreaming about — and all that you can’t stop worrying about. Put your mind at ease as Travelers helps you protect against the unanticipated. The Wedding Protector Plan® is special event insurance which provides cancellation postponement coverage and other coverage to cover your investment, with an option to add liability coverage with no deductible, for many of things that could go wrong – that are beyond your control.

CPH & Associates
In a perfect world, no wedding or special event would be affected by extreme weather or no show vendors. But sometimes there are circumstances out of your control which make cancelling an event unavoidable. Rest easy with event cancellation insurance, knowing you can recoup expenses if you’re forced to cancel or postpone an event.

StoneRidge Insurance Partners
Our Wedding Insurance product includes many critical coverages to ensure you have peace of mind during your special day. We include coverage for property damage to the rented banquet facility, medical payments coverage in case a guest falls and food/beverage product liability in the event a guest gets sick from the food. We even offer sublimits for cancellation, photographs/videos, special jewelry and wedding gifts. So sit back and enjoy your day, knowing that if something goes wrong, you’re covered.


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