ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS YEAR-ROUND!
We love receiving submissions of real weddings from the High Country. Please be sure to read carefully through our new guidelines prior to submission. We will now also be accepting submissions year round for both blog and print features! The blog will be featuring regular content throughout the year leading up to the annual print guide. We can't wait to see what you have to share with us!
*The North Carolina High Country encompasses the northwestern corner of the state and includes the Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis, Linville, Grandfather Mountain, and more. (It spans Allegheny County to Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties, and also includes Mountain City, Tennessee.) For a map of the area, click here.
High Country Wedding Guide is all about local High Country inspiration and we love to feature a variety of weddings. We especially love weddings that are simple and sophisticated, with meaningful and thoughtful details.
To submit a real wedding, please email email@example.com with the following:
- link via Dropbox, Two Bright Lights or other online gallery with about 100-150 high-resolution images* (at least 900 pixels wide, 72 dpi)
- Dropbox folder labeled with your company name and the name of the couple
- please do NOT send images as email attachments
- credit for all vendors involved
- a brief description of the wedding
Part of a couple's Big Day story is about the team that got them down the aisle and to their sparkler exit from the reception. And as a guide, we strive to introduce newly engaged couples to these superior vendors (and venues) that show off the best of the High Country. Thus, when submitting a wedding or other nuptial event or styled shoot, please share the complete list of vendors—venue, planner, photographer, caterer, attire, rentals, music, lighting, florals, specialty transportation, etc.—for crediting.
Note: Before sharing any event or wedding, obtain written permission from the couple, and ensure they will be available for our writers and fact-checking staff.
Styled Shoots, Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners
We accept submissions for styled shoots and wedding-related parties. Please follow the submission guidelines for Real Weddings.
We do feature a limited selection of engagement sessions for publication. Please follow the submission guidelines for Real Weddings.
Products & Specialty Items
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or advertising your product with us please see our “Advertise” page for more information.
Other publications and blogs often include the High Country on their pages and sites—who can blame them? It's gorgeous here and talent abounds! However, to ensure that we are serving our readers well by bringing them fresh material, we prefer to publish weddings and wedding-related events and content that has not been published elsewhere. Questions? Please contact High Country Wedding Guide editor Hannah Chillag (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*We do not accept watermarked images.