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Live the Dream #40 - Land of the beautiful outdoor wedding

A perfect day demands a perfect backdrop, an atmosphere appropriate to what for many is the grandest day of their life. The High Country of North Carolina offers such outdoor beauty, stunning enough to accentuate the largest - or smallest - outdoor wedding imaginable. Love is always in the air, and sometimes it comes with a ring.

To mark Valentine's Day, here are three recent days of love in the High Country. Story number 1.


Boone outdoor weddingToday we take a journey to the beautiful NC high county, the picturesque town of Boone, NC. Bride and Groom: Kate and Jonathan held their ceremony at Mount Vernon Baptist Church and their rustic-themed reception at the Harvest House, with beautiful images by Emily Chidester Photography. Katie and Jonathan opted to do a {First Look} before they said their vows to each other, and what at GORGEOUS moment as they did it on a beautiful hilltop in Boone with nothing but the beautiful blue highlands sky and sun and nature surrounding them!


Even when there's a nip in the air, the locale is worthwhile, as in story number 2, as described by the photographers.


In the midst of the crazy, we got a chance to go photograph a beautiful wedding in one of the most serene places ever. I credit this wedding with why I still have my… sanity (edit: questionable).

Carrie and Aaron were married at The Inn at Crestwood in Boone, NC. We had so much fun shooting them in the magical places that hid in the mountains. These two had great help from family and friends, and it turned out to be quite the production. We really like these two.. not sure if it was the love or the wind chill but they didn’t mind hugging on each other (which was a-ok with us).


Here's one more wonderful wedding, which took place in the rustic barn during fall's explosion of color. These are just three great examples of a gorgeous setting for just one day. Those lucky to call to the High Country home get to live the scenes every day.