Publishers of WNC Magazine acquire High Country Wedding Guide


Congratulations to all involved. Here’s the press release:

GulfStream Communications is pleased to announce the purchase of the Boone-based High Country Wedding Guide (“HCWG”) and its affiliated Web site from High Country Wedding Guide LLC, owned by Rachel Mills and Annette Beeler. HCWG has covered the wedding and bridal scene of the High Country of North Carolina for the past seven years. Mrs. Mills and Mrs. Beeler will continue to operate HCWG on behalf of GulfStream for the December 2015 issue.

Jed Drew, President of GulfStream, said “We welcome HCWG into the GulfStream family. We believe it is a great strategic fit for GulfStream, as its fits within both our Western North Carolina geographic focus through WNC magazine and our weddings/bridal expertise. We continue to look for opportunities to grow our brands and our presence across the Carolinas, leveraging our print, online, and event capabilities, and HCWG will become part of that growth.”

Rachel Mills, Founder of HCWG, said, “After seven successful years, Annette and I decided we needed additional support to take the guide to the next level. I am very pleased for HCWG to be joining the GulfStream portfolio, as their quality of product and expertise will take what I have started and expand it, which will greatly benefit HCWG advertisers, readers, and the entire marketplace. In particular there should be an improved digital element to HCWG.”

The first issue under new ownership is due out later this year.

DEz Inc. dba GulfStream Communications has offices in Mount Pleasant, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC and Asheville, NC, and produces Charleston magazine, Charleston Weddings, Grand Strand Magazine, and WNC magazine, as well corresponding web sites, e-newsletters, and signature events (such as Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week and the Charleston Giving Back Awards). For more information, visit HYPERLINK “” and

High Country Wedding Guide is an annual magazine/directory celebrating the bridal industry in the High Country region of North Carolina.