Gabrielle and Justin's wedding at Villa Nove Vineyard in Butler, Tennessee

So excited to share this wedding. Just everything about this day. From the view to the flowers to the late summer sun and Gabrielle and Justin’s sweet and perfect love for each other. There is so much beauty in all of their simple touches. It was our first time working at Villa Nove Vineyards and the scenery did not disappoint!

Bundles and Blooms

Bundles and Blooms

Local Vendors

Planning and Coordination - The Whole Shebang, Venue - Villa Nove Vineyards, Photography - Dani Nicole Photography, Music - Depot Street, Cake - Stick Boy Bread Company, Rentals - Miss Match Rentals and Party Tables, Catering - CR Catering

Villa Nove Vineyards - Butler, Tennessee

Villa Nove Vineyards - Butler, Tennessee

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

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)

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!!!!

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

I Vendor Love I

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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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

Brittany and Brian’s Blowing Rock Wedding at Blue Ridge Mountain Club

Just too many stunning details to list. We are absolutely swooning over Brittany and Brian’s wedding in the NC Mountains outside of Blowing Rock. Brittany has an epic sense of style which carried over to all of her great little details as well as the overall look of the florals carried out by the legendary Buddy Fore.

Oh and can we please talk about that bouquet!!!!

One of the most memorable parts of the day for me was when Brittany surprised Brian with a new Taylor guitar… Talk about an amazing wedding day gift to last a lifetime!!!

Enjoy the gallery by the always flawless Revival Photography.

Vendors

 Coordination – The Whole Shebang, Venue – Blue Ridge Mountain Club, Catering and Flowers – Grouse Moor Catering, Photography – Revival Photography, Videography - Jason Garris, Minister - High Country Ministers, Deserts – Ugga Mugga Bakery, Transportation – Air Haven Limo, Music - Emerald Empire Band, Makeup – Sharla Bance, Hair – Canvas Beauty Bar, Rentals – Miss Match Rentals, A Bushel and a Peck, Grousemoor Catering

Enjoy the gallery by the always flawless Revival Photography.