Wills and Chaney's Wedding at Westglow Resort and Spa and The Blowing Rock Country Club

Wills and Chaney’s wedding was nothing short of spectacular. Guests enjoyed a 5 star Rehearsal Dinner under a beautiful Sperry Tent on the lawn of Westglow Resort and Spa in Blowing Rock NC with live music from Tellico, one of our favorite local bands.

On the wedding day, the ceremony was also held on the lawn at Westglow and then guests were shuttled to the Blowing Rock Country Club where they danced the night away to the rocking tunes of Sleeping Booty.

Florals by Millefleurs were out of this world and Almond Leaf Photography captured the day with grace and elegance. We were truly honored to be a part of this stellar team of vendors.

Westglow Resort and Spa in Blowing Rock NC

Westglow Resort and Spa in Blowing Rock NC

Local Vendors

Planning and Coordination - The Whole Shebang, Rehearsal Dinner and Ceremony Venue - Westglow Resort and Spa, Reception Venue - Blowing Rock Country Club, Photography - Almond Leaf Studios, Rehearsal Dinner Band - Tellico, Ceremony Musicians - Bella Musica, Reception Music - Sleeping Booty/East Coast Entertainment, Rentals, Sperry Tents, Chair and Equipment Rentals, Transportation - Air Haven Limo, Hair and Makeup - Sharla Bance Makeup Artistry/Haircut 101, Flowers - Millefleurs, Cake - Blowing Rock Country Club, Ceremony Sound - Haynes Event Productions, Decorative Trees - The Mustard Seed Market, Grooms Cake - Ugga Mugga Bakery, Photobooth - Tin Can Event Co.

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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

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

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!

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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Jane and Noah’s NC Mountain Wedding at The Inn at Crestwood in Boone NC

One last 2016 wedding post before we’re on to blogging the 2017 season. Jane and Noah shared an amazing day with their friends and family in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Noah gets our entrepreneur of the year award for his creative favors. His company “Sock Club” designed custom wedding socks for all of the guests. Too many lovely details to list. Check out all of the photos from the legendary Boonetown Story below.

Local Vendors –

Planning and Coordination – The Whole Shebang, Ceremony and Reception Venue – The Inn at Crestwood, Photographer – Boonetown Story, Flowers and Design – Root and Vine, Cake – Ugga Mugga Bakery, Favors – Sock Club, Reception Music – The Business – East Coast Entertainment, Ceremony Music – , Hair – Clynda Dowd, Makeup – Sharla Bance Makeup Artistry

The Whole Shebang Events and Friends Behind the Scenes

We always strive to stay out of the way of wedding photos but sometimes the photographers catch us in action. Here’s some fun random shots from the past couple of years. Disclaimer: Any photos where I’m double fisting drinks, I’m holding them for the bride and groom : )

Photographers – Christine Kennedy, Joy Davis Photography, Paul Whorton, The Wayfaring Wanderer,  Hartman Outdoor Photography, Boonetown Story, Revival Photography, Jennie Andrews

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Amy and John’s English Garden Party Wedding in Blowing Rock NC

This adventurous couple didn’t let rain on their wedding day dampen their spirits. They met the weather head on and suited up with galoshes and umbrellas for an amazing pre ceremony photo session. They moved their ceremony into the Evergreen Room at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock and then danced the night away under the big tent! Amy, a writer and anglophile wanted her wedding to have a simple and laid back, yet vintage feel with a little bit of British flair. Fuschia Moss and Snow in July Designs fed off of each other to create a cohesive theme that had look of antiquity while also incorporated the colors of the changing seasons.

Chetola Resort - Blowing Rock NC

Chetola Resort - Blowing Rock NC

Local Vendors

Planning and Coordination – The Whole Shebang, Photography – Paper Heart Photography, Venue – Chetola Resort Rehearsal Dinner – Westglow Resort and Spa, Paper Goods – Snow in July Designs, Flowers – Fuschia Moss Floral Designs, Cake – Stick Boy, Music – Matt Stratford Band, Transportation – The Trolley from Air Haven Limo, After Party – Six Pence Pub, Makeup – Beautiful Bride, Hair – Chris Knight, Photobooth – Boone Photo Booth

What Your Wedding Band or DJ Need From You!

Your band and DJ aren’t mind readers and everyone has different taste in music so it’s so so important to communicate your wants and needs to your Wedding Band or DJ way in advance in order for your day to run smoothly.

1 – Songs that you definitely want to hear as well as songs you definitely do not want to hear.

2 – Your 1st dances as well as a song for the announcement of the wedding party and or Bride and Groom. Choosing a last dance is always fun as well.

3 – Give a band ample time to learn any songs that you would like played that are not already in their repertoire.

4 – Venue approval – Be sure that your venue meets all of the electrical, space and load in requirements that the band may need. Also make note of any other special things in their rider such as food/water/beverages/changing room/accommodations etc.

5 – Whether you are opening up the floor for toasts at all. If you don’t want random groomsmen and aunts and uncles taking stage to “say a little something” let the band or DJ know and they will handle it so you don’t have to!

6 – Be sure to provide them with a detailed timeline of what the evening will look like, making note of cake cutting/1st dances/bouquet and garter etc. Be sure to work it out beforehand if you would like for them to act as a Master of Ceremonies and make announcements.

7 – Decide what music will be played during breaks. Will they just use their judgement and decide on a mix or will you give them one of your devices with a specific playlist to plug in? If so, make sure it is fully charged and it’s not a bad idea to have that playlist shared to an extra device just in case.

8 – Make sure that they have GOOD directions to the venue. That’s more important here in the NC mountains than it is in more populated areas where GPS actually works. If google maps or the GPS does not give them the right directions, let them know that so they don’t just mindlessly plug it in and roll… Also, if they aren’t from the Boone/Blowing Rock area, they may not know to allow ample travel time, especially during peak season. They also may think, “hey the venue is only 15 miles from Boone” and not realize that sometimes 15 miles translates into 45 minutes.

9 – If you are announcing the wedding party and bride and groom, provide them with the order that everyone is coming in and help them with any difficult pronunciations. Also tell them how you would like to be announced – Mr. and Mrs. John Smith….

10 – And for the love of God, if you don’t want them to do the thing where the person that catches the garter puts it back on the person who caught the bouquet, please tell them!!!