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Weddings Unveiled

We are thrilled that Kristin and Travis’s wedding was recently featured in Weddings Unveiled.

The Historic Rice Mill was a beautiful backdrop for their wedding.

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Getting Around Town

With your wedding right around the corner, one thing you will need to consider is transportation for not only the bridal party but, your guests as well.  You may have people traveling from all over just to celebrate with you and while you may know Charleston like the back of your hand, for some guests this will be their first time to our beautiful city.

A few questions you will need to ask yourself are, How far apart are the venue and the hotel that your guests are staying? Are a large number of your guests from out of town? Is there parking at the venue? Once you have answered these questions you can determine which mode of transportation will work best.

Probably the most popular mode of transportation are the trolleys. It’s something that is unique to Charleston and they can also seat anywhere from 20-30 people.  Absolutely Charleston has a great selection of trolleys as well as an old city bus. Most of these vehicles have a minimum of four hours. This allows for plenty of time to pick up your guests and get them to the wedding on time.

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(Photos provided by Absolutely Charleston)

Depending on the location of your wedding or the amount of guests you are expecting you may decide that a large motor coach is the best fit. In this case I would recommend contacting Lancaster Tours. Maybe you do not need something that large. Charleston Style Limo has a great selection of vans and mini coaches. These options are perfect for transporting the bridal party.

One thing to keep in mind is that you do need to book your transportation early. Six months out from your wedding is best. If you are having your wedding in peak season, you may want to secure this even earlier. This insures that you get exactly what you want.

 

   

(Photo provided by Charleston Style Limo)

Pearlann and Andrew Wedding

Pearlann and Andrew

The Island House

May 18, 2013

A little over a year ago Pearlann and Andrew made it official at the Island House on Johns Island. You can see their wedding in the current issue of Charleston Weddings Magazine as well!

Pearlann was so busy with her residency during the wedding planning that she turned over the reins for the planning to her mom.  Pearlann loves the parties her mom throws at her home, and they have a similar taste in design and style, so it seemed like a natural fit for her. Pearlann has very vibrant personality but also loves rustic and more casual feel to things. So we utilized the farm tables, burlap runners, branches with lots of color in her flowers. It really seemed to fit her and Andrew’s fun, vibrant, full of life personalities!

Their ceremony was held overlooking the water, with a rustic chuppah made of branches and mason jars with bright pink peonies on the aisle.

  

Cocktail Hour was held on the lawn and we created a garden party feel using rustic wood cocktail tables, umbrella tables, café lighting, and rustic wood bars.

Her  escort cards were displayed on vintage windows and in rustic wood boxes filled with split peas.

Dinner and Dancing were held under the tent with Custom branch chandeliers, additional café lighting and stone pathways leading to the bars!

                                       

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 A great time was had by all- Happy belated Anniversary Pearlann and Andrew!

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Let’s Celebrate!

Engaging Events is celebrating our 10 year anniversary! With Charleston, South Carolina being one of the top wedding destinations, owner and lead consultant Cindy Zingerella has set herself apart from the crowd. Cindy’s attention to detail, creativity, and passion are what stand out amongst others.

With what started as one person’s dream has now turned into an entire team to help provide a completely personalized wedding. Over the years we have laughed, cried, rejoiced, and everything in between. It’s hard to believe we have worked with over 200 brides, each one being memorable.

We wanted to go way back and showcase some of our very first weddings. It feels like just yesterday that we were getting ready for their big day. Here is to another 10 years!

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Pearlann and Andrew

Rehearsal Dinner – The Lighthouse

May 17, 2013

It is hard to believe that over a year has passed since Pearlann and Andrew’s wedding weekend! We were so excited to have their wedding featured in the latest edition of Charleston Weddings! So we thought it was time to share their fabulous Rehearsal Dinner/Welcome to Charleston party with you!

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The Stunning Vodka Lemonade Drink Tower was a huge hit as guests arrived via motor coach from Downtown Charleston  to the ever charming Shem Creek. This is the fabulous spot in Mt. Pleasant where many of our local fisherman dock- including the shrimp boats. Pearlann and Andrew had custom Popcorn bags made for one of their favorite snacks. Mosaic Catering provided 3 flavors of popcorn for guests to enjoy during the cocktail hour. Pearlann and Andrew also shared images of the two of them with their family and friends on a “photo wall” . There were many laughs and chuckles heard as they and their guests reminisced over some of the special moments they shared over the years.

This lowcountry BBQ was as charming as it was fun! Daisies, plantation benches and silverware rolled and tied with twine…

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We hung our lanterns, added some lemons to the mason jars and voila- instant Charleston charm!

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The best seats in the house were at these barstools on the porch during the cocktail hour…views of the sunset and the boats were fabulous! The Sunny yellow color we used for their party makes me smile…and it makes me think of summer- So enjoy your summer! Before you know it we will be welcoming Fall!

We are excited to share Amanda and Garrett’s “Puppy Love”

Feature in Charleston Style + Design Magazine.

Amanda and Garrett were married at the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation last summer.

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New Decor!

We’ve added new items this spring to our décor inventory!

The first addition is our new rustic wood drink tower.

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Next up we added a large inventory of silver hammered candle sticks in three different sizes.

We also added matching silver hammered urns in three sizes, perfect for floral centerpieces!

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Our third addition is new vintage seating.

Included in this vintage seating is a bench, two chairs, and coffee table.

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We are excited to announce we are the wedding coordinators for the

2015 Sharing the Romance Wedding Giveaway! 

The wedding will be held at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, February 7, 2015. 

The deadline to enter ends May 15!

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ACW Limo – Limousine for Bride & Groom
Artistic Eye Productions, video services
Bellelina Skincare And Makeup Studio
Charleston Place Hotel, two nights hotel stay
Classical Charleston, ceremony music
Complete Music of Charleston, DJ service
David’s Tuxedos – Tuxedo For Groom
Elaine’s Events, cake
EventWorks, rental service
Mix Charleston, bar service
Mosaic Catering
Richard Bell Photography
Sndyer Event Rentals
TapSnap1002, photo service
Tiger Lily Florist and wedding floral designer Gayla Harvey, ceremony and personal flowers

Kelsey and Patrick

Kelsey & Patrick

The River Course- Kiawah Island

April 20, 2013

We were so excited when we found out that Kelsey and Patrick’s wedding was going to be included in the exclusive national magazine “Coastal Living Weddings” we wanted to shout it from the roof tops and tell everyone! But we had to keep the images from you,…. and mum was the word until the magazine came out. As we shared with you a few weeks ago- the magazine is  now out and we are so thrilled to give you some more images and details about their exciting weekend!

Patrick’s parents hosted a welcome party on Friday evening at Osprey Point Clubhouse- it was a fabulous event and we will share images of that with you soon.

Prior to the wedding weekend guests received their invitations. These were some of the most gorgeous invitations we’ve ever seen! We created them with the help of Heather at Sixpence press. Kelsey’s mother had mentioned wanting to have the invitation be a booklet- so we worked with Heather to create a soft, romantic design. The booklet was a champagne colored silk and inside on the right, Heather mounted a letter pressed invitation, on the left was a pocket that held the invitation to the welcome party, farewell breakfast, map and reply card – all of these pieces were letterpressed as well. Heather also created a custom monogram seal, and had the booklet made with a lace and ribbon band.

The wedding was on Saturday and to be honest the weather forecast was not encouraging- It was unusually cool that day, and overcast for most of the day- we had watched the weather carefully and while it didn’t look like there was any sunshine in our future there wasn’t supposed to be any rain either- so we went with the original plan to have the ceremony on the lawn. We adorned the ceremony chairs with lace and lamour sashes, and flower clusters of garden roses, coastal grasses, dendrobium orchids and wax flower. During the ceremony our vocalist Ann Marie Fairchild sang the Lord’s Prayer- and while she was singing the sun came out- bright and strong…..- everyone just kind of looked at each other in shock and smiled. We all knew that the ceremony had been truly blessed!

  

 Then it was party time….cocktails were enjoyed on the porch and upper lawn. The Engaging Events team had created  a floral cascade over the opening leading to the lawn, we added pink champagne fabric to the archways, brought in tree’s with romantic little white lights and a farm table with Lanterns and Rose Petals to add to the charm.

   

 When it was time for dinner the guests entered the ethereal ballroom- chairs were draped with covers and tails from Wildflower Linens. The tables were draped with BBJ linens and overlays– and napkins tied with ribbon and a floral sprig. A custom Menu Card die cut to size by Sixpence Press – to fit in the hammered glass chargers from Snyder Event Rentals. The Mahogany Chairs were provided by Eventworks. We brought in more tree’s and shrubs and filled them with white twinkle lights and used our White planter boxes to create a beautiful bandstand. Our floral designs with alternating tall and short arrangements was eye catching and romantic at the same time. And our lounge furniture created the perfect setting in the big bay windows of the River Course.

 

 

 

The wedding cake was inspired by the Bride’s gown and created by Jim Smeal- a well known local baker.

 

At the end of the nite- guests were bid farewell with favor bags of homemade caramel popcorn made by the River Course.

It was a fantastic evening- and wonderful families. We feel so lucky to have been able to get to know all of them and be a part of such a special day in all of their lives. Congratulations Kelsey and Patrick!

Charleston Weddings Magazine

We are thrilled to be featured in the latest issue of Charleston Weddings Magazine!

Pearlann and Andrew were married last May at the Island House on Johns, Island.

We loved her bouquet of bright colored ranunculus, it was absolutely stunning!

For more photos from Pearlann’s wedding visit Charleston Weddings Magazine for a full gallery.

Courtesy of Charleston Weddings and Diana M. Lott Photography