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Glimpses into recent weddings in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.


Creating Your Guest List: Your Guide to Being Engaged Part Two

In part 2 of The Whole Shebang’s step-by-step guide to engagement, we will focus on creating your guest list. With over a decade of experience in the wedding industry, we are excited to share our expert insights on this sometimes challenging topic. [P.S. Not ready to think about your guest list yet? Still unsure of […]

A couple exiting their wedding ceremony with guests tossing petals.

Madison & John’s Wedding at Overlook Barn

In August of 2023, Madison and John were married on a picturesque day in the High Country, surrounded by panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Mary’s Meadow at Overlook Barn.  Their day was designed to perfection, with hints of blue tying every aspect of their day together, but most importantly, their love for […]


Catherine and Conner’s Sunny Fall Wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Catherine & Conner’s wedding at Blowing Rock Country Club can be summed up in one word, joy! Every moment from their first look to their color palette to their dance party was filled with joy from start to finish. We caught up with Catherine and Conner to hear all about their wedding in Blowing Rock, […]


The Whole Shebang’s Guide to Hosting a Black-Tie Wedding

Choosing the attire for your wedding is an essential decision to make as you begin wedding planning. The attire not only determines what your guests will wear but also the overall feel of your wedding celebration. So, what does hosting a black-tie wedding really entail? It is more than just a wedding dress code! A […]

Two grooms walking through a field in the blue ridge mountains.

Sneak Peeks from Adam & Brian’s Wedding at White Crow in Banner Elk, NC

We are thrilled to share a blog post about Brian & Adam’s wedding day at White Crow in Banner Elk. We decided we couldn’t wait for the full gallery to be ready, so we’re sharing some sneak peeks we received from their day! From start to finish, Adam & Brian’s wedding day was what wedding […]


Booking Vendors: Your Step by Step Guide to Being Engaged Part One

Photo by Julia Wade Photography Yay! You’re engaged. This is such an exciting time for you as a couple and we highly encourage you to take a beat and celebrate with each other and those closest to you before jumping into planning. Whenever you are ready, we are here to help! In this series on […]


Lily and Reid’s Wedding at White Crow in Banner Elk, NC

Lily & Reid’s Wedding at White Crow Wedding and Event Venue in Banner Elk, North Carolina took place on June 3rd, 2023. The Whole Shebang was honored to be a part of their day as their wedding planning team and we are thrilled to share all about their story and wedding celebration. Their Story: Lily […]


Laura and Hill’s Wedding at Gideon Ridge Inn and Blowing Rock Country Club

Laura and Hill’s wedding in June of 2022 was filled with special connections, intentional details, and family moments that will last a lifetime. The Whole Shebang was honored to be a part of their celebrations as we previously coordinated Laura’s sister, Taylor’s wedding at Gideon Ridge Inn in 2018 [featured on the blog at the […]


The Best Month[s] To Get Married in the High Country [NC Mountains]

Choosing when to get married can be a difficult decision, but it is an important one as this decision can have a strong impact on your day as a whole. There are many reasons to choose specific wedding dates such as sentimental ties, venue availability, travel, and more, but in this post, we will explore […]


Ashlynn and Michael’s Wedding at Overlook Barn

Flightless bird photography Ashlynn and Michael win the prize for longest postponement. Ashlynn, like so many, got engaged and started planning her wedding in 2020. Her wedding was postponed twice, not because of Covid, but because Michael was stationed overseas. 786 days from when they first got engaged, Ashlynn and Michael tied the knot. So […]


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