Location: Circular Church and Historic Rice Mill
Photos by: Carmen Ash
There are many traditions and rituals performed during the celebration of marriage, and the getaway car is one of my favorites!
So many choices and decorating options, its such a fun way to end the night!
After guests say their good-bye’s what better way to announce the newlyweds to the rest of the world than with the clamor of tin cans and a “Just Married” sign!
A classic way to leave in style is in Rolls Royce.
The best part about a getaway car is it doesn’t have to be a car at all!
Kristin and Ryan left in a decorated golf cart!
Kristen and John chose to have their golf cart decorated with a cute sign, tulle, and even Christmas lights!
Horse drawn carriages are another alternative to the traditional car.
In Charleston we are lucky to have unique getaway options.
The bicycle taxi’s known in Charleston as the Rickshaw are great because they are affordable and environmentally friendly!
Another favorite is Charleston Black Cab. These classic and antique looking cabs came straight from London!
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!!
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!
Chloe and Preston
August 7, 2010
We were so happy to be a part of Chloe and Preston’s Wedding…they are a super couple
and their wedding had so many wonderful unique touches!
Their ceremony took place under the big beautiful oak at the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation -
overlooking the Ashley River. We utilized Charleston Gates covered with spanish moss, greenery, dendrobium orchids
and planter boxes filled with cream hydrangae as the backdrop for their ceremony.
Their guests enjoyed the ceremony from the authentic Church Pews,
shaded with umbrella’s and decorated with mason jars filled with flowers.
The Inside of the Carriage House featured the chandeliers decorated with spanish moss, greenery and white blossoms.
We utilized soft aqua blue color linen with an apple green linen and natural wood chairs for a soft and pretty atmosphere.
Engaging Events added to the look by draping fabric over the doorways,
and utilizing sweet grass baskets as containers for her wildflowers.
Chloe’s dress and the location were a big inspiration in much of the design.
Studio R created save the dates, invitations and these great bands and seals for her specialty drink
utilizing the lace pattern from her dress and the magnolia blossom to represent the location.
Elaine Mincey utilized the lace design in the pattern you see on the cake, and then topped it with one of her signature magnolias.
Many thanks to all the vendors who made this nite so magical for Chloe and Preston, and to Taylor Stewart and MCG Photography for the great images!
Melissa and Pablo
The Historic Rice Mill
July 3, 2010
Melissa and Pablo were married on the patio of the Historic Rice Mill Building overlooking charleston harbor and Marina.
Melissa’s color scheme and “theme” was the peacock feather, we used a deep rich blue, turquoise, and green’s creating a rich, soft and pretty design.
Melissa’s Bouquet and her flower girls pomander balls were designed to be very natural, and earthy in design utilizing:
scabiosa, delphinium, hyacinth, garden roses, dusty miller and berries for a colorful yet earthy look.
The wedding cake was created by Elaine Mincey and embellished with peacock feathers,
utilizing Engaging Events own custom designed cake stand covered in seaglass.
We also dressed up our pendant lampshades utilizing the peacock feathers for the patio of the Rice Mill.
A good time was had by all, special thanks to Good Food Catering for the fabulous eats,
Elaine Mincey for the oh so perfect wedding cake,
the Charleston Chamber Players for the timeless, and romantic ceremony music,
and our own Judy Johnston for the fabulous flowers.
Lauren & Christopher
St. Lukes & The Historic Rice Mill
June 5, 2010
We were proud to be a part of Lauren and Christopher’s special day. Thank you to Liz Duren for these lovely set up photo’s.
Lauren’s Bridesmaids wore beautiful smoky blue gowns and we adorned the chapel with Lauren’s favorite combination
of pinks, corals, yellows, cream and peach flowers.
As guests arrived at the Rice Mill they were greeted with hanging lanterns in the tree’s as well as this charming placecard board.
We adorned it with little yellow daisy’s in a circle pattern mimicing the circle patterns from her invites from TGK Designs.
Lauren wanted a DIY project and created her own programs using her monogram and that circle pattern.
Elaine Mincey fashioned a fabulous cake using the wedding invitations circle and dots pattern as her inspiration.
Judy Johnston -our ever awe inspiring florist- created beautiful florals in these wonderful spring colors.
The Historic Rice Mill never disappoints—with its hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and stunning harbor views, and amazing lighting-
a romantic beautiful setting is never too hard to come by.
Here you will see that great smoky blue color in the linens, a romantic and stunning headtable, and Engaging Events handy work creating a fun
and fabulous patio setting using green draping and our white asian lanterns for the ceiling.
Our many thanks to Lauren and Christopher for allowing us to be a part of their special day!
We were proud to be a part of the wedding of Lee Anne and Phil on May 15th at the Wickliffe House!
The invitation to the wedding was designed by Studio R designs and captured the elegance of Charleston Gates,
the formality of the wedding Lee Anne and Phil were hoping for;
but most of all the design was “Uniquely You” for our special couple!
As guests arrived they continued up the spiral staircase inside the historical Wickliffe House to the ceremony. The ceremony arrangments were gorgeous!
One of the “Uniquely You” elements of Lee Anne and Phil’s day was a ceremony “in the round” on the 2nd floor of the Wickliffe House.
We brightened up the inside with gold chiavari chairs and champagne linens, while cake was placed on a whimsical, yet elegant, textured linen making it a great focal point in the room.
The front porch and the tent were connected utilizing a special tent configuration allowing guests on the porch to view all the action in the tent.
We are proud to say this was another “uniquely you” element,
as this tent configuration has never been done in that space and was the brainchild of Designer Cindy Zingerella.
Our many thanks to Atlantic Tents who helped us make this happen!
Who doesn’t love those gorgeous bar shelves from Snyder Party rentals- dressed up of course with a floral creation from our ever talented Judy Johnston!
Hi my name is Jessi Martin and I am doing a summer internship with Cindy Zingerella at Engaging Events this summer. I absolutly love working with Cindy and Angie and could not have asked for a better place to intern this summer! My first day I was thrilled to be a part of Lindsay and Matt’s wedding on May 1st, 2010 at St. Lukes Chapel and the Historic Rice Mill.
This photo provided by cvi photography & co.
The ceremony was held at St. Lukes Chapel and was gorgeously decorated with flowers from our own Judy Johnston. Wreaths accented with apples welcomed guests into the church, while pink tulip pew markers and bright pink gladiolus altar arrangments framed the bride and groom and gave a burst of color to the church
Guests were welcomed at the reception held at the Historic Rice Mill with a refreshing raspberry lemonade signature drink.
We decorated the outdoor patio with white draping and chinese lanterns giving guests a nice place to relax and view the harbor. Later in the night guests were able to kick off their fancy shoes and dance the night away in flip flops matching Lindsay and Matt’s color scheme!
The evening ended with a rose petal departure for the bride and groom to a waiting Charleston Black Cab. My first event was great and I was so happy to have been apart of Lindsay and Matt’s special day, and I wish the best of luck to the new bride and groom!
The remaining photographs provided by Lowcountry Photography.
Katie and Mike were married under the avenue of oaks at Legare Waring House at Charles Towne Landing on May 22, 2010. The oak trees offered a beautiful backdrop accented with yellow gladiolus and blue hydrangeas by our florist Judy Johnston. The trio from Magnolia Music welcomed guests as they waited for the ceremony to begin and set the mood for an elegant evening.
Our drink tower was filled with vodka lemonade in cobalt blue glasses, garnished with a lemon wedge. The tower was great entrance piece to the tented reception, and provided guests with a refreshing drink to start the evening!
These funky pin cushion proteas gave the community table a touch of fun!
We draped the tent with cobalt blue fabric and accented with touches of yellow. We dressed up the tent with our crystal chandeliers and framed the dance floor with our sofa’s and coffee tables. The fountain provided a great focal point and soothing sound during the evening.
Katie wanted a non traditional wedding cake and decided to go with red velvet and vanilla cupcakes. Since Katie’s dogs couldn’t be a part of the wedding, Elaine Mincey created these minuature dogs to ensure they were a part of Katie and Mike’s special day!