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!!!

Emily and Chad's Overlook Barn Wedding on Beech Mountain

What can I say about this day? So many favorite things. I'm just going to post a trillion photos instead of trying to put it in words. Emily, you'll have to forgive me of posting so many pictures with you guys cracking up but they are seriously my favorite and I have literally never had so much fun during post ceremony photos.

Overlook Barn

Overlook Barn

Vendor Love

Planning and Coordination - Meris Gantt of The Whole Shebang, Venue - Overlook Barn, Photographer - Wayfaring Wanderer, Catering - Reids, Florals - Millefleurs, Deserts - Ugga Mugga Bakery, Transportation - Air Haven Limo and Bel Air Chauffeur,  Rentals - Chair and Equipment Rentals, Happy Trailers Refrigerator Rentals Beauty - Katie Warner, Ceremony Music - Bella Musica, Reception Music - Back Porch Orchestra from East Coast Entertainment

That View!!!!

That View!!!!

Janeli and Daniel's Wedding at The Taylor House in Valle Crucis NC

The Taylor House holds a special place in my heart because that's where my husband and I tied the knot 10 years ago. We don't get a chance to work out there that often so it's always really nostalgic when we get the pleasure of planning a wedding there. 

Loved everything about Janeli and Daniel's fun laid back wedding. From the Tapp Trailer, to the custom corn hole boards and yard games, to the massive desert bar, live bluegrass band and all of their wedding party getting to stay on site and hang together all weekend. Yes it was as amazing as it sounds!!!

We love a good front porch!!!

We love a good front porch!!!

Vendor Love

Month of Planning by Meris Gantt of The Whole Shebang, Ceremony Venue - St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Reception Venue - The Taylor House, Catering - Gadabouts, Photography - Nicole Huffman, Deserts - Ugga Mugga and Tweetsie Railroad, Florals - Shady Grove Gardens and Bouquet Florist, Rentals - Happy Trailers Refrigerator Rentals, Parties Too, Gadabouts, Transportation - River and Earth Adventures, Beauty - Shear Shakti, Reception Band - Drayton and the Dreamboats

The Taylor House in Valle Crucis NC

The Taylor House in Valle Crucis NC

We love weddings with Nicole Huffman Photography. Click Here for another wedding we worked on together!

Casie and Jake's Wedding at Langtree Plantation

We had so much fun with Casie and Jake's wedding we want to travel off the mountain for weddings all the time!!! Especially for Langtree Plantation. That venue is just fantastic all the way around. Actually all of the Charlotte area vendors that we worked with were really great. 

Casie was an absolute doll to work with. She was assertive and sure of what she wanted but also so laid back and fun to be around. She and Jake's personalities complement each other perfectly and their wedding day was so dreamy. Can't wait to see the full gallery from Jennie Andrews but couldn't wait to post a few!

Langtree Plantation

Langtree Plantation

Vendor Love

Planning and Coordination - Meris Gantt of The Whole Shebang, Venue - Langtree Plantation, Photographer - Jennie Andrews Photography, Makeup - Sharla Bance, Videography - Stovepipe Productions, Music - Split Second Sound, Florals - From this day Forward, Catering - Family Catering Service, Transportation - T&J Shuttle

 

In love with everything about this shot!

In love with everything about this shot!

Sneak Peek Below. More coming soon!!!

Kara and Zane's Wedding at Blue Ridge Mountain Club

Kara and Zane had the perfect weather to complement the perfect day. Storms threatened all afternoon but managed to hold off leaving behind a cool summer breeze. Blue Ridge Mountain Club has it's own special kind of charm and was the perfect fit for Kara's easy breezy beautiful style. Kara and Zane are locals so we got to spend a good bit of time getting to know them throughout past year. We had the best time assembling a rock star team of local vendors to carry out Kara's vision to a T! 

Loving this arbor from Edenhouse Florist!!!

Loving this arbor from Edenhouse Florist!!!

Vendor Love

Planning and Coordination - Meris Gantt - The Whole Shebang, Venue - Blue Ridge Mountain Club, Caterer - Reids, Cake - Hallmark Cakes, Hair and Makeup - Canvas Beauty Bar, Photography - Rob + Kristen Photography, Florals - Edenhouse Florist, Rentals - Chair and Equipment Rentals, Music - Carolina DJ, Rehearsal Dinner - Boone Golf Club

A perfect summer's day in the mountains!

A perfect summer's day in the mountains!

Love Blue Ridge Mountain Club weddings??? Click Here for Brittany and Brian's wedding feature

Liz and Jason's Wedding at Overlook Barn on Beech Mountain

From bringing out her banjo during the ceremony to the cowboy boots hiding under her dress, Liz and Jason brought Overlook barn back to it’s roots on their wedding day! Liz’s relaxed style allowed the simplistic beauty of the barn to shine through!

You would have never known the last minute alterations made for Liz’s dress to accommodate room for one more as she looked absolutely breathtaking in white! Her bridesmaid’s dresses provided the perfect amount of coral pop to the green mountain back drop and Nicole Huffman did a phenomenal job of catching all the right colors in her photos!

And can we talk about the cheese!? 5 rounds of Wisconsin cheese stacked high made for an eye catching alternative to a wedding cake.  Stick Boy made sure to provide plenty of sweets for the couple and their guests with an assortment of pies and cookies.

Connecting NC to their hometown in Texas, Jason and Liz started of the reception with the Copperroad Line Dance and later had Liz’s bandmate call a square dance which definitely got all guests off their feet! Overall, we couldn’t have asked for a better day for a barn wedding and were thrilled to be a part of the soon-to-be new parents day in the high country!

Overlook barn

Overlook barn

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Coordination - Kelsey Fidis of The Whole Shebang, Flowers: Shady Grove, Venue: Overlook Barn Catering: Reid’s, DJ: Haynes Events Productions, Desserts: Stick Boy Bread Co, Photographer: Nicole Huffman, Transportation: High Country Transportation

I Do!!!

I Do!!!

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Whitney and Corey's NC Mountain Wedding

Whitney and Corey's wedding at The Inn at Crestwood located just outside of Blowing Rock, North Carolina was Picture Perfect! The weather was unpredictable that day but it held out just long enough for the soon to be bride and groom to have their "first look" on the lawn.

So many favorite things... The perfect one tier cake topped with a simple bouquet of rosemary, the larger than life seating chart complete with hand stamped wax seals, the timeless blend of green white and cream florals mixed with textured linens and white chivari chairs... and of course...that dress! Whitney has a strong sense of style and commissioned an A list team of vendors to carry out her vision. It was a memorable day for us all!!!

 

Vendors

Photographer: Callie Davis of Nancy Ray Photography | Planner: Meris Gantt of The Whole Shebang | Venue: The Inn at Crestwood | Florist: Philosophy Flowers | Dessert Baker: Ugga Mugga Bakery | Band: Phase Band | Paper Products: Julie Patoolie’s | Bride’s Gown: Vera Wang | Bridal Salon: Alexia’s Bridal | Hair and Makeup: Julianna Knox | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Place Card Calligraphy: Leen Jean Studios

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Jill and Trey’s NC Mountain Wedding at Linville Ridge Country Club

Jill and Trey’s wedding was genuinely stunning. That dress, that dress, that dress!!! We also loved the light airy use of simple greenery and neutral flowers by Callista Designs.

Jill and Trey had a super fun wedding party. One of their “groomsmen” officiated the ceremony and another crafted the creative the arbor pictured below.

Since their wedding took place on a Sunday, they created an full weekend itinerary of parties and outdoorsy activities for their out of town guests. Emerald Empire band who we work with a lot, seriously brought the party and literally every guest was on the dance floor!

Vendors

Planning and Coordination – The Whole Shebang, Venue and Catering – The Belvedere at Linville Ridge Country Club, Photography – Amore Vita, Videography - Timm Young, Florals –  Callista Designs, Reception Music – Emerald Empire Band, Ceremony Music – Dean’s Duets, Cake – Hallmark Cakes, Makeup – Sharla Bance, Hair – Clynda Dowd, Transportation – Air Haven Limo