Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church & The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island
Photos by: Kristin Leigh Photography and Collette Mruk
Barb and Ricardo
William Aiken House
The Wedding of Barb and Ricardo took place at the William Aiken House- it was a much anticipated and wonderful evening.
Barb and Ricardo had originally planned their wedding for a Friday in April- and due to an illness
in the family- they had to postpone…so when their day finally came in June everyone was excited and happy.
The couple was married under the pergola; the aisle was framed with a custom aisle runner -with a pale yellow border.
The aisle chairs were fashioned with yellow lily clusters.
The carriage house bluestone patio contained a white plantation bar from Snyder Furniture Rentals;
Engaging Events White back bar shelves;
Engaging Events white sofas, with throw pillows using a custom fabric and coffee tables and a few tall cocktail tables.
The dance tent ceiling was decorated by the Engaging Events staff with a pool colored fabric and our
Custom Drum shades fashioned with a pretty custom fabric.
The Guests enjoyed dinner in the beautiful Wm. Aiken House ballroom and porches.
Elaine Mincey provided the wedding cake – which contained the happy couples new monogram;
pearl border; and a sugar magnolia topper.
We were so happy to be a part of Barb and Ricardo’s special day- they are a very romantic, fun loving couple
and we know they will have many happy years together!
Christin and Wes
June 4, 2011
The Wedding of Christin and Wes happened at St. Matthews Lutheran Church and was followed by a
wonderful reception at the Hibernian Society Hall.
Christin had chosen a color palette of blue, pool, and taupe- and loved some paper balls she saw on Etsy.
We ordered up 50 of them and the Engaging Events team went to work hanging them in the beautiful Rotunda of
Hibernian Society Hall.
Guests were greeted by a tower of Firefly and Lemonade adorned with cute little tags using
the design from their Invitation Suite. Elaine Mincey created a beautiful taupe cake incorporating the
swirl design from the linen pattern and the invitation suite.
Engaging Events introduced their new table lamps at Christin and Wes’ wedding- they looked fabulous
and added a cozy atmosphere to the sofa seating area.
The tables were covered with pool linens and taupe damask linens. Judy Johnston the Engaging Events floral designer
created beautiful floral centerpieces – some containing blue hydrangea and scabiosa. While other tables were adorned with
cream calla lilies.
The porch was illuminated by uplights on each of the columns, and guests enjoyed seating on the porch
throughout the evening.
We congratulate Christin and Wes on their wedding nuptials- and are so glad to have been a part of their special day.
Janice and Andrew
The Confederate Home and The Old Exchange Building
May 20, 2011
We are happy to have been a part of Janice and Andrew’s wonderful wedding day.
Janice and Andrew have had many challenges before this big day; Janice is a cancer survivor; and Andrew served in the military in Afghanistan during the early part of the planning.
We were proud to be a part of a very happy time in their lives and hope you enjoy their images….
Janice and Andrew were married at The Confederate Home on Broad Street- in a beautiful garden wedding
using Janice’s favorite color of flowers- yellow! Tulips adorned the aisle and gladiola’s framed off the ceremony area-
both of these flowers always make me smile:)
As Guests arrived to the Old Exchange Building they enjoyed tours of the Dungeon and Lemon Drop’s from the
Engaging Events Drink Tower…
Elaine Mincey created a beautiful cake using yellow and platinum grey -
using the pintuck design from the linens Janice chose;
and the swirl pattern from their wedding invitation suite.
The Great Hall looked fantastic with white chivari chairs, platinum grey pintuck linens,
and silver urns filled with what else…a beautiful array of yellow flowers!
Many congratulations to Janice and Andrew- we wish you much happiness!
Lanier and Kyle
Holy Spirit Catholic Church and The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island
May 7, 2011
(photo’s by Collette Mruk)
We were so happy to be a part of Lanier and Kyle’s wedding! They had a gorgeous day and they and their families had a fantastic time!
Lanier and Kyle wanted to create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere – with an organic and rustic yet polished design.
Their Wedding Cake- Created by Elaine Mincey- included Elaine’s beautfiul sugar magnolia’s for the taste of the South;
as well as a free form design in the icing keeping with the theme of a relaxed but polished look.
One of the elements of the Ocean Course Lanier and Kyle loved best was its beautiful landscape and view of the ocean.
While they wanted a finished/polished look they didn’t want to take away from that relaxed and comfortable feel you get when on the veranda of the Ocean Course.
With Judy Johnston’s help (our florist) we created centerpieces of wheat, sand and moss mimicking the sea oats, sand and grass of its surroundings.
Guests were greeted by a placecard display in Engaging Events boxes filled with split peas and adorned with lanterns and candles.
For the Dinner, Lanier and Kyle chose sage linens, burlap runners, ivory napkins and ecletic budvases with a variety of blooms and herbs;
including-ranunculous, stock, peonies, garden roses, thyme, rosemary and basil. Mahogany chivari chairs helped in giving the room that polished look.
The tent was simple and elegant as well- utilizing Engaging Events crystal chandeliers,
sofa seating areas and a rented mahogany dance floor from Eventworks- where they danced the night away under the stars.
We were so happy to get to know Lanier and Kyle’s families-
Many thanks to Candice and the Ocean Course staff for the fabulous job they do!
Kristin and John
St. Luke’s Chapel and William Aiken House
April 23, 2011
Kristin and John’s ceremony was held at the beautiful St. Luke’s Chapel in downtown Charleston.
White hydrangea pew markers and alter arrangements, created by Engaging Event’s Judy Johnston , looked gorgeous in the chapel.
The reception was held at the Historic William Aiken House where guests were greeted with
Black and Stormy’s and Firefly and Lemonade while they anxiously waited for the bride and groom’s arrival.
A chalkboard displayed the evening’s menu and whereabouts of each station throughout the house.
After toasts and cake, everyone danced the night away under the tent,
decorated with green fabric draping and Engaging Event’s cafe lights.
Umbrella tables offered shade from the sun and cute outdoor seating!
Congratulation’s Kristin and John!
Lindsay and Andrew
Osprey Point at Kiawah Island
April 1, 2011
Lindsay and Andrew held their rehearsal dinner at Osprey Point on Kiawah.
Andrew’s love for oysters was the theme for the grooms cake, created by Elaine Mincey.
Lindsay surprised Andrew with a personalized oyster knife engraved with his initials and their wedding date!
It was the perfect gift on the eve of their wedding which also happened to be Andrew’s Birthday- Happy Birthday Andrew!
The Patio overlooking the lagoons and landscape of Osprey Point served as the location for the Cocktail Hour before dinner,
as well as the reception area for the Welcome Celebration that followed the dinner.
Many of our clients have an intimate dinner for immediate family and bridal party followed by a fun reception inviting all of their out of town guests!
Osprey Point proved to be the perfect venue and layout for just such an event.