Charlotte and Ty
The Ocean Course at Kiawah
April 16, 2011
Charlotte and Ty were married on beautiful Kiawah Island overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It was an incredibly windy day,
however, it was also a wonderful day because the prediction of rain never materialized- and we were all so thrilled.
Charlotte chose a color palette of apple green, pink and some seersucker in blue. It was a great color scheme for spring
and I think Charlotte’s soft and pretty style and Ty’s preppy style were merged wonderfully – creating a beautiful day!
They and their guests enjoyed cocktails on the patio and tent, followed by dinner in the Atlantic Room,
then back outside to the tent to dance the nite away.
It was a wonderful evening and we were so thrilled to be part of it.
Congratulations Charlotte and Ty!
Anne and Steve
The Ocean Course on Kiawah
March 5, 2011
We are so excited to have started the Spring wedding season with Anne and Steve!
Their ceremony was held on the lawn of the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, overlooking the beach and ocean.
We framed off the ceremony area with urns filled with pink hydrangea and regional grasses.
It was a perfect spring day, blue sky, beautiful sunset, and warm ocean breezes.
Anne carried a bouquet of white calla lilies, wrapped with remnants of her mothers wedding gown.
The bride’s beach girl side was incorporated into the gorgeous cake with edible sea shells, by Elaine Mincey.
Many thanks to the Ocean Course staff, Olive Productions, Artistic Eye Productions and Williams Duo for making their day extra special!
Congratulations to Anne and Steve! Best of Luck to you both!
Briana and Ben
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort
October 30, 2010
Briana and Ben’s ceremony was held on the Grand Lawn at the Sanctuary resort on Kiawah Island.
The ocean view was framed by gorgeous alter arrangements done by Judy Johnston.
Guests were welcomed to the cocktail hour with Charleston gates featuring blue and cream hydrangaes, charleston lanterns,
and an ” Avenue of Oaks” covered with Spanish moss.
The Charleston theme was carried out at dinner with tables named after Charleston Streets,
the Engaging Events team took black and white photo’s of the street signs, matted and framed them -
they have now become a keepsake for the happy couple!
Special thanks to Studio R for the custom monogram which was used throughout the weekend.
The monogram was used on the cake created by Elaine Mincey, as well as the specialty cocktails, cocktail napkins, invitations etc.
The crowd danced the nite away to the sounds of the Quiana Parler Band , dined on a delectible surf and turf dinner,
and the couple sent their guests off in style with chocolate truffles from Christophe Artisan Chocolates….wow – what a night!
Congratulations again to Briana and Ben! Best wishes to you both!!
Briana and Ben’s Rehearsal Dinner
October 29, 2010
Ben and Briana Kicked off their wedding weekend of festivities at the Sandcastle on Kiawah Island.
All of their wedding guests were invited to a nite of fabulous food and good cheer.
They celebrated with their family and friends on the eve of their wedding to the cool sounds of Rotie Salley of Soulfish singing and playing guitar.
Their favorite lowcountry eats were also served- oyster po boys, fried chicken, homemade mac n cheese, shrimp and grits just to name a few.
It was a fun filled nite and the perfect way to kick off the weekend!
Ben’s prized possession, his boat “Po Boy” was the centerpiece of the room…
The gum paste boat was created by Elaine Mincey;
and miniature cupcakes were the perfect dessert item after all the fabulous southern but filling food.
Briana and Ben were looking for a more relaxed rehearsal dinner anxious for everyone to arrive to the island and just kick back and enjoy!
Judy Johnston created center pieces with sand, shells and beach grass to set the tone.
A wonderful time was had by all!
Kristin and Ryan
The Ocean Course at Kiawah
October 2, 2010
When Kristin and Ryan were planning their wedding they thought vintage.
The ceremony was held on the lawn framed by two floral arrangements and a picture perfect sunset.
Following the ceremony, guests were served Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade while they enjoyed the gorgeous view of the ocean.
Our very own Judy Johnston created Kristin’s bouquet, wrapped with a blue ribbon and two charms engraved with
Kristin and Ryans initials and date.
Jim Smeal created a delicious carrot cake with cream cheese decorated with two love birds.
When it came time for dancing, everyone headed to the candle lit Ryder Cup Lounge.
At the end of the night, Kristin and Ryan said good-bye in a golf cart before heading to an after party at the Sanctuary.
Many Thanks to Leigh Webber for these fabulous photo’s…and Dorsey Sullivan and the Ocean Course Crew for a job well done!
Congratulations Kristin and Ryan!
Kia and Antwan McLean
September 25, 2010
The Ocean Club at Grande Dunes
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Kia and Antwan are a fantastic couple- searching for a wedding that was not only fun but incorporated a lot of personal touches.
The ceremony and reception were held at the Ocean Club at the Grande Dunes Resort in Myrtle Beach.
The ceremony was held on the terrace overlooking the ocean, a million dollar view and the weather could not have been better!
Kia and her bridesmaid’s bouquets were a gorgeous arrangement of white and purple orchids created by our own Judy Johnston.
After the ceremony, guests headed poolside for cocktails and hors d’eouvres where the specialty drink was grape lemonade garnished with a “M” stir stick (stands for McLean ~their last name:)).
The design of the stir stick was taken from their custom invitations- many thanks to Studio R Designs for all their help!
After cocktails and then dinner in the elegant Ocean Club dining room….. guests headed to the dance tent (otherwise known as the “McLean Dance Lounge” for dancing and desserts.
Everyone enjoyed cake, cupcakes adorned with edible diamond rings, and a candy display ~ with what else?~ purple candy!
The tent had so many fun touches like these purple zebra pillows with custom drum shades to match!
CONGRATULATIONS ANTWAN & KIA !!!!!!
October 22, 2009
Rue De Jean Welcome Party
Jen & Matt are from New Jersey, as are the majority of their wedding guests, so they decided to have a welcome party/Rehearsal Dinner for all the guest that traveled down for the wedding. Matt’s parents wanted to bring the beach and some of it’s fabulous fall features into the rehearsal party – But, also choose a venue in downtown Charleston. Upstairs Rue de Jean was decided on but, with no visible water nearby, what was a designer to do? Well, Judy Johnston and Cindy worked together to bring one of the more visible elements of the beach in the fall to life – Wheat was used to mimic the sea oats and sand, then a little blue color was added to create a very welcoming vibe but also, the Charleston Fall Beach theme that they were hoping for. And let me tell you, once these were added to the already beautiful exposed brick and wood beams at upstairs Rue de Jean, it really made the wheat and blue colors stand out!
Check out this Grooms cake which was done by Elaines Creative Cakes. If you can believe it, the hat at the top of the cupcake stand is an actual cake!!! The Groom is a huge NFL Baltimore Ravens fan so they wanted to incorporate that but in a very unique way...it turned out perfect!