Let the Blue Ridge Bride help your wedding planning

By DeeAnna Haney | Apr 02, 2014
Pictured on the cover is Waynesville bride Haley Walls photographed by Dwayne Schmidt Photography.

Ah, it looks as if Spring has decided to finally appear, and I couldn't be happier. With more sunshine and warmer weather, I feel like I can find a little more inspiration to plan my wedding, which is now less than six months away!! (Eek!)

For those of you who are also planning a wedding, we've finally published our 2014 edition of the Blue Ridge Bride. I had a blast putting the magazine together this year and I hope everyone enjoys reading it!

This year we included a great mix of information that's easily digestible along with some beautiful pictures. I tried to stick with a little bit of a theme, focusing on the rustic chic look that so many brides are striving for these days. And who could blame them? It's a look that works perfectly in these beautiful mountains.

The magazine highlights some popular local rustic wedding venues, photography trends, local catering, cake trends, bridal gown trends, and tips on choosing the ring. I also included tips from the pros including a wedding planner, floral designer and bridal shop owner.

But my favorite part of the magazine is the focus on real local brides. I tracked down four girls who were married in western North Carolina last year and asked them to share a little about their big day and to give their advice to future brides. Their weddings are all different, and all absolutely beautiful.

Thanks to all of you who contributed to the magazine by sharing photos, writing articles, giving advice and buying ads! I'm thrilled with the outcome.

We inserted the magazine in all of today's circulation of The Mountaineer and The Biltmore Beacon, but the magazine will be around until next spring. If you don't have a subscription to either paper, (which I hope you do!) you can stop by the Mountaineer office at 220 N. Main Street in Waynesville and grab a free copy of the magazine.

Happy wedding planning!