Location: Circular Church and Historic Rice Mill
Photos by: Carmen Ash
“Love affiar with Charleston…”
The Historic Rice Mill
October 22, 2011
Laura and Jason tied the knot at The Church of Holy Communion on Ashley Avenue. The church is a beautiful place of worship..but what made it even more beautiful to this fabulous couple was its history….to her family….Laura’s grandparents and parents were also married at this church….what a wonderful tradition for her to make her own….
They followed the wedding with a fantastic reception at the Historic Rice Mill..many thanks to the crew of Good Food Catering for another fantastic event.
Elaine Mincey created the cake; a design featuring “ruffles” of icing…one of Laura’s favorite fashion trends…
We used the Engaging Events lounge furniture in the beautiful Marina room - a room with 3 walls of windows overlooking the marina and harbour. We paired our fun lamps with the sofa seating areas, which were adorned with throw pillows in the custom fabric we used throughout the design of the event. Laura created a fabric on a custom fabric website we then used the pattern as a band and envelope liner in her invitation suite – created by Studio R Designs. We followed that up with using the fabric for throw pillows, runners and other custom accents. A printable vellum of the pattern to cover our glass cylinders helped to customize the design of this wedding.
The fabric could even be found on our pendant lights on the patio!
One of our favorite flowers is the orchid and the one shown above is called “Sexy Blue” doesn’t the name just make you want to buy it?!
In any case they looked fantastic paired with the custom runner….
We tented the open patio at the Rice Mill using a white tent with liner and lighting it with the Engaging Events crystal chandeliers. A White plantation bar from Snyder Event Rentals, and the Engaging Events white back bar shelves added to the patio’s charm. The raw bar provided by Good Food Catering…didn’t hurt the popularity of this spot that nite either:)
We wish Laura and Jason many happy years of marriage and were thrilled to be a part of their day!
The best part about working with Cindy at Engaging Events is knowing that every single detail, no matter how minute, will be checked and double checked and executed exactly to the clients’ wishes. I rarely have to ask her questions because she’s always one step ahead of me anticipating my needs and getting me the information. And at the end of the day, I am in awe every time by how stunningly pulled together the entire evening is, mostly, I believe, due to her creativity and eye for details.
Thanks Liz for sharing your blog post with us!
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…..
The all white dance floor- really set off the dance tent as well- Thanks to Snyder Event Rentals!
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!
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!
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.