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

The Whole Shebang Events behind the scenes - Sarah and Zach's NC mountain wedding

Sarah and Zach’s wedding at Overlook Barn was one of the most exciting weddings we’ve ever had the chance to be a part of. I’ll be following up with a full blog as well but Rob + Kristen Photography captured so many great detail and behind the scenes photos, I wanted to share those in a separate post!

Local Vendors

Planning and Coordinating – The Whole Shebang, Photography – Rob + Kristen Photography, Boone Photo Booth, Floral Design – Fuschia Moss Floral Design, Catering and Cake – The Gamekeeper, Venue – Overlook Barn, Rentals – Miss Match Rentals, Happy Trailers Refrigerator Rentals, Classic Event Rentals, Boone Rent All, Makeup – Sharla Bance Makeup ArtistryHair – Shear Shakti, Taylor Smith, Reception Music –  Ascention (East Coast Entertainment), Ceremony Music – Bella Musica, Officiant – High Country Ministers, Transportation – Air Haven Limo, Signage – Hello Margaux

Marisa and David’s Blowing Rock Wedding at Crestwood Resort and Spa

Marisa and David were one of my all time favorite couples to work with. They were totally into the details we had such a fun time working together to plan the picture perfect day in Blowing Rock. Their wedding as was as fun as it was beautiful. Marisa is simply too adorable for words so I couldn’t resist posting a gazillion pictures. See below from Christine Kennedy Photography!

Local Vendors

Planning and Coordination – The Whole Shebang, Venue – The Inn at Crestwood, Photography – Christine Kennedy Photography, Flowers – Root and Vine, Cake – Ugga Mugga Bakery, Transportation – Air Haven Limo, Rentals – Party Reflections, Rehearsal Dinner – The Gamekeeper, Hair – Clynda Dowd, Makeup – Sharla Bance Makeup Artistry, Reception Music – Charlie Ceremony Music – Corda Entertainment

Chella and David’s Wedding in Blowing Rock, NC

Chella and Dave’s wedding day was absolutely magical. To quote the groom “It will be a musical extravaganza within which we will be married”. David is a musician so that aspect was particular important to him. Their next priority was the food. They had a unique Indian inspired menu created by . The legendary photographed the event. Her work speaks for itself.
Local Vendors: Planning – , Photography – , Caterer – , Ceremony Music – , Reception Music – , Hair and Makeup – , Venue – Glennon Manor, Rentals – , Florals/Design – , Pies – , Transportation –

Maggie and Richard's Wedding at Eseeola in Linville NC

Maggie and Richards swoon-worthy mint green and gold glam wedding was one of the prettiest I’ve seen. Maggie is super stylish and knew exactly what she wanted her wedding to look like. She hit it off right away with floral designer Jason from and together they got to work making Maggie’s dream a reality. With the help of the always flawless Eseeola staff and a host of other local vendors, the end result was truly breathtaking.
Vendors – Planning and Coordinating – , Floral Design – , Venue and Catering – Eseeola, Photography – , Reception Music – Still Cruzin’, Ceremony Music – The Magills, Cake – Sweet Tooth Bakery, Photography – Simply Photography, Videography – Jeff Brandt, Transportation – Azalea Carriage

Laura and Clay's High Country Wedding at the Camp at Eseeola in Linville, NC

Wonderful Rustic Elegant wedding at the Camp at Eseeola in Linville NC. Laura and Clay were blessed with the most beautiful weather that I have seen all season for their big day.

Janna Avery from Callista designs and the rest of the Eseeola staff do an amazing job setting the scene and making the décor blend seamlessly with the already stunning blue ridge mountain backdrop.

Music was a big deal for this couple. The groom plays Mandolin and Drums so not only did the wedding party host major jam sessions during the week before the wedding at their rental houses,  the also booked an awesome band our of Charleston called Triple Lindy for the reception.

The dinner was catered by Eseeola and was distinctive southern fare complete with carving stations, a mashed potato bar and even a late night snack of black and bleu sliders.

Jo Ann Hallmark of Blowing Rock NC baked a lovely and delicious cake as usual and as you can see below, Visio Photography was totally on point capturing this luxurious yet laid back affair!

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Wedding Locations in the mountains of the North Carolina High Country

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Whether you live here or are planning a destination wedding in the Boone/Blowing Rock area, there are tons of creative options for places to hold your mountain dream wedding.

Here's a list of some of my favorite places in the High Country:

The Taylor House Inn

This beautiful B and B in Valle Crucis makes it easy for the wedding party and close family to all stay together and not have to go anywhere! Wedding and reception can both take place on site. Also, they have a wonderful kitchen with lots of room for your caterer to work.

Along those same lines, you can also rent out the

Inn at Crestwood

for your wedding. Located between Boone and Blowing Rock on Shulls Mill Road, they are larger than the Taylor House and have a great deal of options to accommodate you. It's also a place where you can have your wedding somewhere else and book them just for the reception. They have both indoor and outdoor options. Their caterer is "in house".

Chetola Resort

in Blowing Rock is another way to go. There are plenty of places for out of town guests and the wedding party to stay whether it's at the Lodge or renting out condo's near by. Typically brides like to get married down by the lake and then have a tent nearby or closer to the lodge but there are a lot of different choices and configurations that you can explore if you book early enough. They also provide "in house" catering.

The

Green Park Inn is completely renovated and booking for the 2011 Season. You can have wedding and reception there or just the reception. They have “in house” catering by Chef James Welch formerly of Crippens Country Inn and Restaurant and a couple of different options for banquet rooms. Needless to say it’s convenient since all of your guests can stay together on site.

The Meadowbrook Inn

has a banquet room that you can use as well as their sun room in conjunction with the bar for a smaller affair. They also have an upstairs room that can be held as a rain location if you choose to have your ceremony outside. They’re conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Blowing Rock

If you are planning to have the wedding and reception at two different locations, we have a couple of historic chapels in the area that are great for smaller weddings. There are also a handful of churches that will host your wedding even if you are not a member of the church. There are public parks and gardens that allow weddings in the Boone area. Check out Daniel Boone Native Gardens and Shady Grove nursery.

I'm not going to list all of the venues that are available to use right now but... there is certainly not a shortage of breathtaking locations in the High Country to plan your special day. If you have any specific questions about weddings in the area, please feel free to contact me directly at hello@wholeshebangevents.com