Alex and David's Wedding at Camp Sky Ranch in Blowing Rock NC

Alex and David's wedding was just flat out our "coolest" wedding of the season. Words cannot describe...

Check out the Feature on Offbeat Bride. We're glad they thought it was as amazing as we did!!!

 All the love...

All the love...

From the eclectic lawn games to the Tapp Trailer complete with exciting local beers. The amazing farm to table food and desert spread with bold color blocked place settings. The well curated playlist to the dress and the hair. All of the things... That and the fact that we love Camp Sky Ranch weddings. The homegrown summer camp theme makes everyone feel nostalgic! What a day.

 The dress...The Hair...All of it...

The dress...The Hair...All of it...

Vendor Love

Month of Planning and Coordination by Meris Gantt of The Whole Shebang, Venue - Camp Sky Ranch, Catering and Deserts - The Gamekeeper, Florals - DIY, Rentals - Miss Match Rentals and Happy Trailer Refrigerated Rentals, Hair and Makeup - Haircut 101, Photography - Carolyn Scott Photography, Design Set Up - The Whole Shebang and The Laurel Collective

 Camp Sky Ranch

Camp Sky Ranch

Kind Words From The Bride...

"Working with Meris was one of the best decisions we made during our two-year long engagement. The month leading up to the wedding was the calmest I felt during the whole wedding planning process, and it had everything to do with her. After our first meeting a month before the event when we went over pages of notes for the wedding day (she brought up every single thing I had thought of over my whole two years of planning during that one meeting, and answered every question I had with ease) I knew that everything was going to be fine on the actual day because she and her team were on it. Even though I had planned a lot of the wedding myself and felt like I wanted to do as much as I could to help on the day of, I would not have been able to enjoy my wedding without hiring Meris and her team. Everything had to be set up and taken down in one day at our venue, and it was done so flawlessly and effortlessly: you notice them there because they are awesome and super nice, but at the same time you don't notice all the work they are doing behind the scenes! It's true that you really do feel like yours is the only wedding Meris is working on in the weeks leading up to the event because she is super responsive and also has a very calming presence (and it is sad when the wedding is over and you don't get to do Google hangout calls with Meris every week). Thanks to Meris and her team of "design savvy worker bees", my family, fiance and I were able to be totally present in the day, and that was invaluable!"

Alex and Meredith's Wedding at Overlook Barn in Linville NC

Alex and Meredith's wedding had so many dreamy boho details! We love the Macrame accents. Handmade table runners by the bride...yes please! (Check out Meredith's Etsy Store Fig and Fiber!).

The light airy mix of greens and whites in mismatched vases on the tables complemented the barn perfectly; as did the simple, crisp white place settings accented by a small jar of local honey for guests to take home. Meredith's easy breezy "Free People" dress was one of our favorites of the season.

 Bouquet by Shady Grove Gardens

Bouquet by Shady Grove Gardens

We also loved the traditional Appalachian Apple Stack Cake Meredith chose. It was the first time that Beth from Ugga Mugga Bakery had ever created one but I bet it won't be the last. It was seriously amazing!!!

"Appalachian lore suggests that the stack cake originated as an Appalachian wedding cake. Guests would each bring a layer of cake and the bride’s family would receive them and stack them together with prepared apple butter or applesauce. Supposedly, the number of layers on the cake indicated the couple’s popularity." - Simply Appalachian

 Appalachian Apple Stack Cake - Ugga Mugga Bakery

Appalachian Apple Stack Cake - Ugga Mugga Bakery

Vendor Love

Planning and Coordination - Meris Gantt of The Whole Shebang, Venue - Overlook Barn, Photography - Michelle Lyerly, Flowers - Shady Grove/DIY, Catering - Eat Crow and Boonetown BBQ, Cake - Ugga Mugga Bakery, Hair and Makeup - Shear Shakti, Transportation - Air Haven Limo, Rentals - Happy Trailers Refrigerated Rentals, Chair and Equipment Rentals, Reception Music - The Funk Brotherhood, Ceremony Musicians - Nancy Bargerstock, Minister - Mike Doyle, Rehearsal Dinner - Hound Ears Club

 Overlook Barn

Overlook Barn

Kaylyn and Karl's Wedding at Blowing Rock Country Club

Kaylyn was an inspiring bride to work with; not only was she planning a wedding, but was also planning a move and a new job! She made it look easy and every time we met it felt like friends catching up;

I love when connections are made outside of the wedding bubble! She looked gorgeous on their day and you could feel the excitement throughout the wedding party and guests. Millefluer’s flowers were amazing and tied the lake house reception together perfectly. Details on the cake and buffet stood out and the whole team at Blowing Rock Country Club was great to work with! Wayfaring Wanderer’s shots are so breathtaking; Jessica does a great job of capturing candids with so many feelings! I think Kaylyn and Karl’s wedding party had some of the best dance moves and they brought the house down all night long!

 Blowing Rock Country Club

Blowing Rock Country Club

Vendor Love

Planning and Coordination - Kelsey Fidis of The Whole Shebang, Venue - Blowing Rock Country Club, Hair/Makeup - Haircut 101, Flowers - Millefluers, Photographer - Wayfaring Wanderer, Cake - Blowing Rock Country Club, DJ/Band - Trevor Owens, Caterer - Blowing Rock Country Club, Officiant - Jeff McClain

 Millefleurs Floral Design

Millefleurs Floral Design

Emily and Jake's NC Mountain Wedding at Overlook Barn

Emily and Jake's wedding was simply stunning. As you can probably tell, we do a ton of weddings up at The Overlook Barn and I'm always amazed at how different each wedding is. The florals from Edenhouse were absolutely out of this world and the desert spread from Ugga Mugga Bakery...to die for! Oh and lets not forget all of the great fun details from A Bushel and a Peck and Miss Match Rentals. We had so much fun getting creative mapping out the miss matched goblets and place settings. And shout out to Mother of the Bride Sharon for the sweetest Mom of the year award!!!! We seriously have the best clients : ) Check out the gallery below from Bekah Morton Photography!

 Love those Blue Ridge Mountains in the background...

Love those Blue Ridge Mountains in the background...

Vendor Love

Planning and Coordination - Meris Gantt of The Whole Shebang, Venue - Overlook Barn, Photographer - Bekah Morton, Floral Design - Edenhouse Florist, Cake and Desert Bar - Ugga Mugga Bakery, Rentals - A Bushel and a Peck and Miss Match Rentals, Happy Trailers Refrigerated Rentals, Boone Rent All, Hair and Makeup - Shear Shakti, Transportation - Air Haven Limo, Catering - The Pedalin Pig, Music - US Party Patrol

 Overlook Barn - Beech Mountain NC

Overlook Barn - Beech Mountain NC

Folksy Appalachian Mountain Elopement Styled Shoot

 Fuschia Moss Floral Design

Fuschia Moss Floral Design

So so so so excited to share this styled shoot that was a true labor of love pieced together by an amazing group of local vendors. We planned and dreamed for over 6 months and when the big day finally came, the weather less than ideal but such is life right? In true wedding day fashion, everyone pulled together and made the best of things and we got all of the shots that we could in between raindrops and gale force winds. I am just so incredibly in love the finished product and over the moon that it's featured in Junebug Weddings!!!!

 Those matching tattoos!!!

Those matching tattoos!!!

The biggest thanks to Michelle Lyerly Photography and The Laurel Collective for jumping on board at the get go and bringing the concept to life and for the support and enthusiasm from Reid's Cafe & Catering Co.Lucky PennyShear Shakti, Mountain Family LodgeFuschia Moss Floral Design and of course our lovely models. Other contributors - East Fork PotteryRue De Seine via Lovely BrideThe Rug Company of Blowing Rock

 The Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Blowing Rock NC

The Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Blowing Rock NC

Skylar and Charlie's Wedding at Overlook Barn and Banner Elk Presbyterian Church

Skylar and Charlie are just about the sweetest couple we've ever seen. Both families are Boone NC natives and just the nicest people you'd ever meet. Sky and Charlie were even "high school sweethearts". Most of our wedding clients live out of town so it was super fun to have a classic, old school, real High Country people reunion. Loved all of the swoonworthy details from Park Place Florist and Ugga Mugga Bakery.

 Joy Davis Photography

Joy Davis Photography

Vendor Love

Month of Planning and Coordination - Meris Gantt of The Whole Shebang, Photography - Joy Davis Photography, Ceremony Venue - Banner Elk Presbyterian, Reception Venue - Overlook Barn, Catering - Woodlands BBQ, Cake/Deserts - Ugga Mugga Bakery, Hair and Makeup - Canvas Beauty Bar, Reception Music - US Party Patrol, Transportation - High Country Transportation, Flowers - Park Place Florist, Rehearsal Dinner - Hound Ears Club

 Overlook Barn

Overlook Barn

Sara and Jesse's Wedding at Eseeola in Linville NC

It goes without saying that we absolutely adore weddings at Eseeola. Barbara, Gray and all of the event staff make every event polished and seamless. Sara and Jesse's wedding had so many fun unique elements from the custom bourbon bar to the beautiful wedding cake with gold leaf accents, their blended ceremony, the fireworks, the getaway boat..I could go on and on but I think the photos from Rob + Kristen Photography tell it all!

 The Camp at Eseeola - Linville NC

The Camp at Eseeola - Linville NC

Vendor Love

Planning and Coordination - Meris Gantt of The Whole Shebang, Venue - The Camp at Eseeola, Photography - Rob + Kristen Photography, Florist - Fuschia Moss Floral Design, Band - Emerald Empire Band, Cake - Hallmark Cakes, Cookies - Stick Boy Bread Co, Transportation - Air Haven Limo, Beauty - Canvas Beauty Bar and The Spa at Eseeola, Rehearsal Dinner - The Belvedere at Linville Ridge

 That Flower Crown!!!

That Flower Crown!!!

Abby and Ben's Wedding at Overlook Barn

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Abby and Ben’s wedding day was the perfect way to start the season! A beautiful day at Overlook barn with a couple so excited to say ‘I do’ their energy resonated through the whole venue. The slate blue accents to the exposed wood and elegant greenery created an image of aesthetic perfection. Jam made from the hands and hearts of the couple’s family gave each place setting a personal touch while also bringing family tradition into the day. The first of many tear-jerking moments was Ben’s sweet song played on guitar to Abby. With extended family intertwined in their ceremony through readings and song they had a lovely marriage without a cloud in the sky.

The reception was dotted with friends reuniting and families joining in love for Ben and Abby with some amazing vendor work throughout. The stand out of the show had to be the doughnut wall brought in from Abby’s hometown! Sweet speeches and a great party led the night, but it was far from over. Abby’s brother had been preparing for a big announcement of his own, and surprised his girlfriend with a ring and a promise of forever.

The size of these two families hearts was crystal clear throughout the day and The Whole Shebang team was very thankful to have been able to lend a hand to the beginning of a lifetime of happiness for Abby and Ben!

 Overlook Barn

Overlook Barn

Vendor Love

Planner - Kelsey Fidis - The Whole Shebang, Venue - Overlook Barn, Flowers - Callista Designs, Photographer - Brian Schindler, Videography - Mountain Wind Films, Calligraphy - SJM Calligraphy, Catering: BBQ Burgers and Brews, DJ - US Party Patrol, Desserts -Ugga Mugga Bakery (Cake) Superior Bakery (Doughnuts)

Katie and Owen's Wedding at Grandfather Golf and Country Club in Linville NC

We absolutely loved Katie and Owen’s sophisticated wedding at Grandfather Golf and Country Club! Her dress had to be a top contender as one of the favorites for the season! These two’s playful attitude made for a fantastic day with smiles and laughter all around. Katie’s vision fit perfectly with her early June wedding as the girls looked stunning in blush holding bouquets of simple greenery filled with blossoming ivory flowers. Sunglasses were the perfect favor for guests as they arrived to the helipad ceremony without a cloud in the sky. A 5 tier wedding cake with different flavors in each pleased the guest list, and had some coming back to test more! A rockin’ party went down on the dance floor as The Company Band played through the night!

 Love her smile!!!

Love her smile!!!

Vendor Love

Planning and Coordination-  Kelsey Fidis - The Whole Shebang, Venue - Grandfather Golf and Country Club Cake: Grandfather Golf and Country Club Flowers -Bonnie Cook, Reception Music - The Company Band, Ceremony Music - Dean’s Duets, Hair and Makeup - Canvas Beauty Bar, Photographer -  Cameron Reynolds, Videographer - Caitlyn Cocolough, Transportation - High Country Transportation

 Grandfather Golf and Country Club

Grandfather Golf and Country Club

Kelley and Tyler's Wedding in Taylorsville, NC

We just love weddings where the Bride chooses to tie the knot at her family home. It adds a touch of nostalgia to the whole day. Kelley and Tyler's wedding was nothing short of breathtaking. From the Ceremony overlooking the lake to the poolside cocktail hour and then dancing the night away under a beautiful white tent with crystal chandeliers and all white dance floor.

We were just swooning over the details all day. All of that and the fact that the camera is so love with Kelley I will have to cut myself off from posting a million photos of the wedding...and some of her bridal shoot at Cone Manor in Blowing Rock...because Revival Photography has outdone themselves again!!!

 Love those colors!

Love those colors!

Vendor Love

Planning and Coordination - Meris Gantt of The Whole Shebang, Venue - Private Home, Photography - Revival Photography, Catering - Liazzo's, Floral Design - Wildflowers, Cake - Mom : ) - Music - Split Second Sound, Rentals - Chair and Equipment Rentals

 How perfect is that swing!!!

How perfect is that swing!!!