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The Wedding Row

Jennifer and Michael’s beautiful Oceanside wedding on Kiawah has been featured on The Wedding Row this week! The ceremony took place on the lawn right before sunset and guests danced all night long to the Might Kicks.

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Kiosha and Joseph

The Island House

November 19, 2011

Finally…..we had the opportunity to help a wonderful bride with her Charleston Wedding Planning at a venue we had longed to create a design for…The Island House….

Kiosha and Josephs fall wedding took place on a beautiful day in November….the ceremony backdrop was a beautiful waterway and marsh; and Judy Johnston our floral designer, added to the beauty of the setting with urns filled with grasses from this region, blue hydrangae and deliphinium.


The Brides priorities were to have  a beautiful design and an organized day and that is where we came in… to ensure her Charleston Wedding Planning experience was organized, creative and most of all fun….

She grew up on Johns Island so when she and her family discovered the Island House just down the road from where she grew up she knew it was the place….she wanted a more formal affair and enlisted our help because of our Design experience – in particular with draping tents.

Our Bride knew her color scheme right from the start; cobalt blue, pewter and white….and so that begins our design story…

In the photo’s above you see the cobalt blue hydrangae used for her chair markers; Engaging Events shepards hooks and lanterns that created a walkway from the ceremony to the reception tent…and the 3rd photo is of the urns that framed the ceremony area.

Kiosha and Joseph’s reception was held in the existing tent facility along with a tent the Engaging Events team had added …the guests enjoyed cocktails followed by a seated dinner then dancing in this space…We added a Tent liner to the existing tent (thanks to Eventworks for a beautiful job wtih that) along with Engaging Events custom drum shades for lighting in addition to the existing perimeter twinkle lights. Their were 3 different styles of centerpiece for the dinner tables, and menu cards at each placesetting.

The tent added on was provided by Atlantic Tents and was an open gable tent overlooking the water…in this tent guests enjoyed the Engaging Events lounge seating, dancing and bar.

We were so thrilled to be able to have an event at this venue with such a fantastic couple and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Kiosha’s mom who helped her and I with all the plans…she was a blast to work with too – so thanks Stephanie!

Abbey and Joseph

Abbey and Joseph

The Thomas Bennett House

July 3, 2011

We are thrilled to Congratulate Abbey and Joseph on their recent nuptials at the Thomas Bennett House.

Abbey found a print fabric she loved, early on in the planning, and it became the inspiration for much of her design.

We enlisted Studio R Designs to help us with the wedding invitations,

wedding programs and featured below- the bands and seals for her specialty drink.


The Dance tent brought all the design elements together- two shades of green, white, the inspirational print fabric

and all the blush flowers she loved. Here you see the tent draped with green fabric by the Engaging Events Crew- and lit with

our Custom Drum Shades covered in her inspirational fabric. We had our tailor create throw pillows in the inspirational fabric for the lounge

seating area’s; and table  runners that we used throughout the reception.

Also shown here (from a distance) are our glass cylinders covered with a vellum containing the design from the inspirational fabric-  they

were  beautiful during full daylight as shown here, and once the sun went down they added to the romance of the setting…..

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The all white dance floor- really set off the dance tent as well- Thanks to Snyder Event Rentals!

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Our own Judy Johnston- searched and recovered some vintage milk glass vases as containers for the centerpieces.

Abbey loved dahlia’s, lisianthus, roses and rice flower in  blush pinks, cream and pale green .

The wedding cake was also inspired from the fabric- as well as the palmetto roses that were on Abbey’s dress….

Many thanks to Elaine Mincey for another beautiful (and delicious) creation!

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The First and Second Floors of the Thomas Bennett House were the setting for a dinner of food stations served tapas style following the ceremony.

Many thanks to Good Food Catering for the Scrumptious Meal!

We wish Abbey and Joseph many years of happiness…..Congratulations!

Barb and Ricardo

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!