Vow Renewal

This fall we are thrilled to be planning another Vow Renewal!  After 30 years of marriage, the couple will be celebrating with a weekend of events on Kiawah Island.  The ceremony and party will both be held at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island.

Here’s a peek at there gorgeous invitations designed by Studio R and the art work was created by the bride’s daughter who is studying graphic design.  Together they created an amazing invitation!

This will be our second vow renewal at Kiawah Island, last summer we had a 20 year Vow Renewal at the Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah.  Not only is Kiawah Island an amazing place to have your wedding or host the PGA Golf Tournament, it’s also a fabulous place to have your Vow Renewal!

The Final Four!

We’re down to the final four!

As you all know we were so excited to be asked to be the wedding planner for the “Sharing the Romance” wedding giveaway at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, and now we are down  to the final four couples!

We need your help voting for your favorite couple who will be given the chance to have their dream wedding Magnolia Plantation in February.  You can see the final couples and their submission videos on the Magnolia Plantation website.

Good Luck to each couple and we can’t wait to work with you to plan your dream wedding!


Leah and Justin

The Veranda at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

May 5, 2012

The Bahama’s are beautiful and quite often the location for many a couple’s destination wedding. This time however, our couple was from the Bahama’s and a true Southern Plantation Wedding was their dream…..We enjoyed wedding planning with Leah and Justin and wish them many years of happiness!

Choosing  a color palette of blush pink, sage green and rustic wood accents – Leah, the Bride, wanted a relaxed, soft and garden style wedding.

She chose the Veranda at Magnolia Plantation as her reception location- with the ceremony held on the White Bridge Lawn ( with one of the most photographed plantation bridges in the world as her backdrop!), and reserved the back lawn behind the main house as well for late evening dancing.

As a unique twist we also reserved the maze garden adjacent to the White Bridge Lawn for a passed hors d’oeuvres, prosecco tower, Lemonade, Sweet Tea, and Cucumber Water Cocktail Hour. Guests enjoyed the cocktail hour here and made their way to the Veranda for dinner as the sun was setting.


The Engaging Events Chalkboard served as a directional sign to guests throughout the evening.

Dinner on the veranda was Family Style, and the decor featured sage green linens, blush pink dupioni runners and napkins. Centerpieces of peonies, garden roses, hydrangae, ranunculous and floating candles were just breathtaking.

Decor: Lighting was composed of Engaging Events pendant lampshades embellished with sage green and pink ribbon; draping of pale pink fabric on the porch columns; and hanging lanterns added to the atmosphere.


After Dinner, guests retired to the dance tent which “blushed” pale pink throughout the evening!

Fun linens from The Total Table had embroidered circles in her pale pink and pale coral scheme. Engaging Events Crystal chandeliers also lit up the tent, while our sofa seating area’s kept the space comfy!

Many thanks to all our vendors that made this event possible: Magnolia Plantation, Atlantic Tents, Eventworks, Elaine Mincey, Relish Catering, The Total Table, BBJ Linens, Lee Edwards Entertainment, Clelia Reardon, Kenneth Campbell of Presentation Services, and as always our wonderful Judy Johnston for her fabulous floral creations!

Gina and Jaime

Ion Creek Club

Friday, April 20, 2012

If you dream of a lowcountry wedding on the water then the I’on Creek Club may be the place for you.

It captured the eye of Gina and Jamie for their spring wedding. We were pleased to assist with their wedding design and be a part of their special day. Below- you see Gina headed down the aisle with her dad – thanks to the great photography of Mic Smith! We framed the “altar” area with wrought iron stands filled with beautiful yellow flowers- gladiolas’, roses, calla lilies, lillies and charleston greenery. The aisle was framed with our white shepards hooks with hanging yellow mum pomander balls.

As guests entered the reception area they were informed of the tapas style station menu’s with our chalkboard and easel.

Using cocktail style seating with green linens, navy runners and yellow flowers- spring had sprung!

In lieu of wedding cake- Gina and Jamie chose cupcakes from The Cake Stand and we embellished their look with cupcake wrappers in their colors and displayed them on our glass tower, and on our glass cake stands. We further added to everyones sugar fix by incorporating white candies in specialty jars.

The decor on the porch also incoporated our asian lanterns which were fun and white in the daylight; but also added to the atmosphere after dark when they had a charming amber glow.

You can also see our sofa seating area, coffee table, end table and lamp in use in the photo below.

Many thanks to Gina and Jamie for incoporating us into their special day.

We would also like to thank our vendors: I’on Creek Club, The Cake Stand, Mic Smith Photography, Eventworks, BBJ linen for all their help in creating this special day for Gina and Jamie.



Elizabeth and Chris

Old Exchange Building

April 14, 2012

Want a wedding that is a Charleston Wedding through and through? Well take a look at Elizabeth and Chris’ wedding below- We were excited to be a part of their Wedding Planning process- we worked together for about 18 months planning this big day and enjoyed every minute!

They held their ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church- it is such a historic and beautiful church located on Hasell Street- we don’t have photo’s of the church yet but will share them with you when we do!

They followed that up with a reception at the Old Exchange Building….this building has such history, the declaration of independence was ratified in South Carolina in this building; George Washington attended balls at this building, and it also has a dungeon where pirates were kept. A must see if you visit Charleston!

Old Exchange Building

Guest were greeted by costumed guides that offered tours of the dungeon during the first 1/2hour of cocktails; below you can see photo’s of the first floor room in the hall where we had hors d’oeuvres and a specialty drink of Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade- and finished off with a personalized tag and ribbon band – Tag was designed by Studio R Designs.

We were fortunate to have a Jim Smeal designed wedding cake as the dessert that evening- Jim incoporated into the design the design of the damask linens and their new “B” monogram- Thank you Jim for a gorgeous and delicious cake!

We “decked the hall” with beautiful blue damask linens, black chivari chairs, white floral containers filled with white hydrangea, blue delphinium, white calla lillies, and white dendrobium orchids. We also added beautiful charleston greenery and floral sprays to the existing mantles.

We want to thank Elizabeth and Chris and their families for allowing us to be a part of their special weekend- The weather was great, the food was fantastic, and everyone enjoyed this true Charleston experience!

Many thanks to our vendors: Robbin Knight Photography for these images,  Studio R Designs, Eventworks, Jim Smeal, Mosaic Catering, Soulfish, and the Old Exchange for helping us created a fabulous event for these great families!


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Wedding website are a great place to share your story,

suggest hotels, give driving directions, and share other import information guests need know!

Engagement Session!

Zari and Drew, one of our fall couples, just had their engagement session with Carmen Ash!

The photo’s came out amazing!

We can’t wait to see these two get hitched this September at the Historic Rice Mill!

Carmen Ash Photography

We were thrilled when Jessica from Magnolia Plantation

asked us to help stage a photo shoot at the Conservatory.

We have been waiting dress up the conservatory because we think it is so unique!

The purple we chose just happened to match the blooming azalea’s perfect!

In case you aren’t familiar with the Conservatory we took some before and after photos…



this photo shoot would not have been possible without our amazing vendors!

Thank you so much Eventworks, Cakes by Kasarda, Judy Johnston, and Lea Dales!

We are happy to announce another feature on the Wedding Row!

Kristen and John we’re married in November 2012 at Johns Island Presbyterian Church,

followed by a reception at the Ocean Course Club House on Kiawah Island.

Kristen and John – The Wedding Row

Wedding Giveaway

We are super excited to be apart of Magnolia Plantation’s Wedding Giveaway!

The winning couple will have their wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

February 9, 2013 and Engaging Events will be assisting the couple with the planning!

The couple will be chosen in June and we can’t wait to meet them!

For more information visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens “Sharing the Romance”