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

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

Meagan and William’s Whimsical Travel Themed Wedding at Westglow Resort and Spa in Blowing Rock

We had the best time planning Meg’s travel themed wedding at Westglow Spa and Resort in Blowing Rock. Both Meg and William were working over seas working with the Peace Corps for much of the wedding planning process. Through countless Skype and Facetime sessions we crafted an amazing, soulful, rocking wedding that seamlessly blended their wayfaring love story into the North Carolina Mountain backdrop. A host of our favorite local vendors pulled it all together. It was a truly magical day!!!

Fuschia Moss Floral Design

Fuschia Moss Floral Design

“I could not have been happier with Meris and her team! They made my wedding absolutely perfect. Meris went above and beyond during the whole planning process."

 "I was planning my wedding from abroad and wouldn't have trusted anyone but Meris to be my eyes and ears in North Carolina. She was responsive, creative, and an absolute blast! Need someone to get you in shape before your wedding? Meris will join you on your pre wedding workouts and runs! She's the real deal folks. Meris does a great job of reading her brides and catering to their personal style and personality. She is extremely patient and supportive. Even when I was stressing the day of she always knew when I needed a minute to myself. I will be having her plan every single event I ever have. One of the saddest parts of the wedding being over is no longer having an excuse to constantly hang out with Meris. Thanks for the best wedding I could have asked for!” – Meagan Gunning

Westglow Resort and Spa

Westglow Resort and Spa

Local Vendors

 Planning and Coordination – The Whole Shebang, Venue – Westglow Resort and Spa, Flowers – Fuschia Moss Floral Design, Photography – Jennie Andrews Photography, Music – The Emerald Empire Band, Deserts – DIY, Hair and Makeup – Westglow Spa and Resort, Hair - Sheer Shakti,  Rentals - Miss Match Rentals, A&J Rental, Papergoods – Snow in July Designs, Photobooth – Boone Photobooth, Invitations - Snow in July Designs


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

Unique NC Mountain Wedding Favor and Welcome Bag Ideas

The Boone area of the NC High Country has a vibrant local economy. Our community is extremely supportive of it’s local businesses and artisans. Here are some creative ways to surprise your guests and add a little local color to your NC Mountain Wedding.

Camp Coffee

- Formerly Bald Guy Brew of Blowing Rock, Camp Coffee provides Eco-Friendly, Socially Responsible, and Artisanal Coffees roasted daily in Blowing Rock. The Blowing Rock Store is located above Footsloggers.

Pasta Wench

in Boone creates fresh all natural Pasta created from the finest flour using only the purest local ingredients.

Ashe County Cheese

is Carolina's oldest cheese plant, producing quality cheeses since 1930. This would be perfect in a welcome basket with a bottle of wine and some bread from

Stick Boy Bread Company.

Wine to Water

is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aid organization focused on providing clean water to needy people around the world. You can purchase bottles for $16 each and out of that $7 goes to support Wine to Water’s mission. This is a great idea for favors and gift bags. You could also talk to your venue/caterer about using their wine for your reception. It’s a really wonderful cause!

The Art of Oil

has over 45 types on-tap, they feature unfiltered extra virgin olive oils, organic extra virgin olive oils, and flavor fused oil and vinegars.

High Country Candles

make all of their candles on site, daily in their Blowing Rock shop. They can also make custom unity candles.

Bolick Pottery

and Traditions Pottery Located in the Martin House on Main Street in Blowing Rock NC provides tons of fun gift ideas.

Doe Ridge Pottery on King Street in Boone is another great choice.

Sock Club

Not local but US made. One of our clients this year is part owner of the company and we fell in love with the custom socks he designed for their Blowing Rock Wedding! If you inquire, be sure to tell Noah that we sent you!

Cap-A-Cooz- Another one of our client entrepreneurs. Custom coozies for your wedding that also open your beer!

Blue Ridge Apiaries- If you would like to provide your guest with mini honey jars.

The Blowing Rock Spice and Tea Exchange has tons of amazing gift ideas. Their spice blends make great gifts and they have really unique teas as well in small bags and containers.

Appalachian Mountain Brewery sells cans of local beer. Great for welcome bags.

Kilwins or Ugga Mugga Bakery for all of your sweet treats.

Mast General Store for bulk novelty candy and sundries.

Katelyn and Seth’s Whimsical Christmas Tree Farm Wedding

Katelyn and Seth’s wedding was without a doubt one of the most fun weddings we had all season. The majority of our clients come from out of town so it’s always refreshing to work with local couples. Katelyn and Seth tied the knot at Katelyn’s parents magical Christmas tree farm where she grew up near Boone, North Carolina.  The couple both work at one of the area’s historic restaurants, Bistro Roca in Blowing Rock. Seth is the chef there and contributed to the wedding by smoking a whole pig and a land given to them by a local farm. Tina from Reid’s catering rounded out the spread with a wide assortment of eclectic side dishes. Not only was the food to die for but the pastoral setting, fantastic people and perfect summer weather made for an unforgettable event.

Local Vendors  

Planning and Coordination – The Whole Shebang, Photography – The Wayfaring Wanderer, Catering – Reid’s Catering Co, Cake – Deb Caine, Flowers – Park Place Florist, DJ – Split Second Sound, Rentals – Miss Match RentalsHappy Trailers Refrigerator RentalsA&J Rent All, Hair – Sheer ShaktiBoone Photo Booth

10 of the Most Forgotten Wedding Items - NC Mountain Weddings

Wedding season is upon us and it’s a good time to take note of the little things that sometimes get forgotten in the wake of the Big Day. Here’s a list of what we see couples forget most!

1 – Reserved Signs for ceremony or dinner seating

2 – Pens for the Guest Book

3 – A box or something to put cards in

4 – Cake Cutting Set

5 – Invitation Suite to be photographed – be sure to have anything that you would like the photographer to get detailed shots of set aside for them when they arrive.

6 – Cake Flowers – If you don’t specifically order flowers to decorate your cake or desert table, there may not be any extra.

7 – Same with petals for a Flower Girl Basket

8 – Vases to put bouquets in when you’re done with them – If you’re planning on repourposing your bouquets after photos, let your florist know that you would like for them to leave some decorative vases.

9 – Sweetheart Table/Head Table/Seating Arrangements – Be sure you know where you are going to sit for dinner!

10 – Checkbook and Cash for Tips! Not all vendors can take a credit card payment the day of your wedding.

Happy Planning!!!

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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Haden and Brian’s NC Mountain Wedding at The Camp at Eseeola in Linville

Haden and Brian hosted a glamorous and distinctly southern mountain wedding for their close friends and family in Linville, NC. The ceremony was held at All Saints Episcopal Church followed by a lively reception at The Camp at Eseeola. Everything about the wedding day was absolutely breathtaking. Janna Avery, owner of Callista designs truly outdid herself in creating one of the most fabulous events we have ever seen! She even incorporated mountain laurel from Haden’s Grandmother’s garden into the bridal bouquet. The picture perfect early summer weather was the icing on the cake! The photos by Paul Whorton Photography say it all!

The Camp at Eseeola in Linville NC

The Camp at Eseeola in Linville NC

Local Vendors

Coordination – The Whole Shebang, Ceremony Venue – All Saints Episcopal Church, Reception – The Camp at Eseeola, Rehearsal Dinner – The Artisanal, Photography – Paul Whorton Photography with Ryan Davis of Joy Davis Photography, Videography – Heartstone Films, Flowers – Callista Designs, Cake – Stick Boy, Hair – Clynda Dowd, Makeup – Sharla Bance, Music – Denny Slawn, Bagpiper – John Shell, Transportation – Air Haven Limo