Meris Gantt // Owner // Principal Planner

I believe authenticity, passion, hard work and a touch of wit are the key ingredients to every successful event. Just like you, I want to create that completely original, utterly unforgettable event. Most importantly, I want it to be a reflection of you and for it to bring out the best in you. I love logistics and comprehensive event management.

I look for clients who are adventurous, down to earth and open to collaboration. As the owner behind every TWS wedding or event, I dedicate myself to each and every client. We create events that are one of a kind, yet always approachable, comfortable, and an experience you’ll love and remember.


Kelsey Fidis - Planner

I started working with The Whole Shebang for my internship at Appalachian State and loved it immediately! I enjoy connecting with clients and their families, understanding their vision, then making it become reality. I love to help find the right vendors to complement their individual styles. The leadership positions I have held come in handy when directing the vendors to get everything picture perfect on the wedding day.

As a native of the Asheville area, and an AppState grad, I am at home in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I live in Boone with my pointer mix, Delilah who always keeps me on my toes. I look forward to one day planning MY wedding; until then, let me help you create your special day to be filled with laughter and the greatest of memories!


Andrea Elaver - Planner

A well planned wedding is beautiful, relaxed, fun, and makes even the most distant relatives misty eyed. As a wedding planner, I am honored to be part of making a couple’s vision of that perfect day, a reality.

I’m from Green Bay, WI where the weddings are big, and the dancing goes late into the night. I met my husband after college in Madison, WI. There we planned our own very funky Madison wedding. In the high country I have been part of glorious, breath-takingly beautiful weddings. This is a stunning place, to live and a magical place to exchange vows.

With my past experience, hard working nature, and knowledge of all things wedding - from food and wine, to decor and coordination - I can confidently assist you in creating that beautiful, relaxed, fun, celebration; that makes everyone misty eyed, even me.