Congratulations Cassidy and and Trevor for being featured on A Paper Proposal, a new and emerging blog offering fresh ideas and trends for today’s brides.

Their engagement session, taken by MCG Photography, was at Cinder Creek Pavilion on Kiawah Island.

We are so excited about their wedding at Cassique on Kiawah Island this June!

To see more visit A Paper Proposal

Kiosha and Joseph

The Island House

November 19, 2011

Finally…..we had the opportunity to help a wonderful bride with her Charleston Wedding Planning at a venue we had longed to create a design for…The Island House….

Kiosha and Josephs fall wedding took place on a beautiful day in November….the ceremony backdrop was a beautiful waterway and marsh; and Judy Johnston our floral designer, added to the beauty of the setting with urns filled with grasses from this region, blue hydrangae and deliphinium.


The Brides priorities were to have  a beautiful design and an organized day and that is where we came in… to ensure her Charleston Wedding Planning experience was organized, creative and most of all fun….

She grew up on Johns Island so when she and her family discovered the Island House just down the road from where she grew up she knew it was the place….she wanted a more formal affair and enlisted our help because of our Design experience – in particular with draping tents.

Our Bride knew her color scheme right from the start; cobalt blue, pewter and white….and so that begins our design story…

In the photo’s above you see the cobalt blue hydrangae used for her chair markers; Engaging Events shepards hooks and lanterns that created a walkway from the ceremony to the reception tent…and the 3rd photo is of the urns that framed the ceremony area.

Kiosha and Joseph’s reception was held in the existing tent facility along with a tent the Engaging Events team had added …the guests enjoyed cocktails followed by a seated dinner then dancing in this space…We added a Tent liner to the existing tent (thanks to Eventworks for a beautiful job wtih that) along with Engaging Events custom drum shades for lighting in addition to the existing perimeter twinkle lights. Their were 3 different styles of centerpiece for the dinner tables, and menu cards at each placesetting.

The tent added on was provided by Atlantic Tents and was an open gable tent overlooking the water…in this tent guests enjoyed the Engaging Events lounge seating, dancing and bar.

We were so thrilled to be able to have an event at this venue with such a fantastic couple and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Kiosha’s mom who helped her and I with all the plans…she was a blast to work with too – so thanks Stephanie!

Bridal Buzz

The amazing Judy Johnston of Engaging Events created some amazing bouquets for the spring photo shoot this issue of Charleston Weddings Magazine!

In addition the magazine they did a feature in this weeks Bridal Buzz.

“Engaging Events (EE) has been creating stunning weddings in the Lowcountry for more than eight years. Cindy Zingerella, owner and lead consultant of the boutique event firm, teams with assistant Jessi Martin and a small army to provide their signature high-end looks delivered with personal service. But none of EE’s soirées or weddings would be complete without their long-time floral designer Judy Johnston. We tapped into Judy’s 20-some years of expertise when it came to putting together the current issue of Charleston Weddings magazine and our fashion shoot bride/model needed a handful of bouquets. “

Pretty Petals – Charleston Weddings Magazine


Charleston Weddings Magazine

We are so excited to be featured not once but twice in the latest issue of Charleston Weddings Magazine!

This past summer we were so happy to be apart of a 20 year vow renewal at the Sanctuary on Kiawah Island.  The two day event began with a welcome party when guests arrived to the island, followed the next day with the Vow Renewal ceremony, dinner, and dancing by candle light.  How romantic!

Secondly our favorite florist, Judy Johnston did the flowers for the photo shoot featured in the magazine.  Not only can her work be seen in the magazine, but more images of the flowers can be seen online at




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Cooper River Room

November 5, 2011

Caitlin and Chris were married at St. Andrew’s Church in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant.

They followed up the ceremony with a reception at the Cooper River Room at Mt. Pleasant’s waterfront park. This is a really neat venue and we were excited to be designing an event there. The view is spectacular and the venue is unique and flexible in its use.

In Lieu of a guest book, Caitlin chose to have her guests “Leaf” their signature on their new family tree!

Guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn, followed by dinner in the Cooper River Room- Caitlin’s color scheme was so pretty for fall, charcoal grey and apple/pear green and ivory. We used beautiful button linens from Connie Duglin Linens in ivory accenting them with charcoal grey runners and then Judy our florist helped finish it off with bouquets of green hydrangae.


Guests enjoyed a “Beer Rita” as the specialty drink- yes you guessed it- a margherita meets beer- created by the fabulous crew at Mosaic Catering.

Guests dance the night away to the sounds of Soulfish, in a tent bedazzled with Engaging Events chandeliers, and comfy cozy lounge furniture.

Caitlin, Chris, and all their family and friends had a great time…we wish them many happy years to come….

Style Me Pretty Feature

Right before Christmas, we were so excited that Abbey and Joseph’s wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty!

In case you missed it here’s a link to the full blog post!

Charleston Wedding From Engaging Events + Liz Duren


The Historic Rice Mill

October 22, 2011

Laura and Jason tied the knot at The Church of Holy Communion on Ashley Avenue. The church is a beautiful place of worship..but what made it even more beautiful to this fabulous couple was its history….to her family….Laura’s grandparents and parents were also married at this church….what a wonderful tradition for her to make her own….

They followed the wedding with a fantastic reception at the Historic Rice Mill..many thanks to the crew of Good Food Catering for another fantastic event.

Elaine Mincey created the cake; a design featuring “ruffles” of icing…one of Laura’s favorite fashion trends…

We used the Engaging Events lounge furniture in the beautiful Marina room – a room with 3 walls of windows overlooking the marina and harbour. We paired our fun lamps with the sofa seating areas, which were adorned with throw pillows in the custom fabric we used throughout the design of the event. Laura created a fabric on a custom fabric website we then used the pattern as a  band and envelope liner in her invitation suite – created by Studio R Designs. We followed that up with using the fabric for throw pillows, runners and other custom accents. A printable vellum of the pattern to cover our glass cylinders helped to  customize the design of this wedding.

The fabric could even be found on our pendant lights on the patio!

One of our favorite flowers is the orchid and the one shown above is called “Sexy Blue” doesn’t the name just make you want to buy it?!

In any case they looked fantastic paired with the custom runner….

We tented the open patio at the Rice Mill using a white tent with liner and lighting it with the  Engaging Events crystal chandeliers. A White plantation bar from Snyder Event Rentals, and the Engaging Events white back bar shelves added to the patio’s charm. The raw bar provided by Good Food Catering…didn’t hurt the popularity of this spot that nite either:)

We wish Laura and Jason many happy years of marriage and were thrilled to be a part of their day!