Tag Archive: Hanging Lanterns

Hilary and Kyle’s Wedding

Photos by: MCG Photography

Lauren & Christopher

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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Kristen & Scotty’s Wedding

Wedding ~ November 15, 2009

Kristen & Scotty From Greensboro, NC

The Ceremony took place at the First Baptist Church in Downtown Charleston and the reception followed at the Historic Rice Mill.

*Features*  ~ Be sure to check out our new lampshade pendants and the fabulous green draping used on the ceiling of  Rice Mills patio! 

Kristen & Scotty’s wedding invitations had the sea oats on them and Elaine Mincey, of Elaines Creative Cakes, carried that through so beautifully onto their cake…

Candlescapes with coffee beans added that cozy aroma as well as incorporating in with the color scheme.  Kristen was actually a little worried at the beginning about her choice in color scheme…she loved coral, apple green, and chocolate brown colors, and how they complimented each other but was concerened that it not end up looking like a spring wedding since it was taking place in November.  I think the way we used the color was a home run!  They each had their place in the design but with some simple creative design elements, we created a truly charming, cozy fall wedding.

The Joe Clarke Quartet provided that big band sound during their reception…

…Kristen & Scotty then finished off their wonderful evening with a horse and carriage ride back to the romantic and charming French Quarter Inn.




















Jen & Matt’s Wedding At Lowndes Grove Plantation

Jennifer & Matt

Wedding: October 23, 2009

Jen & Matt used a color palette of a pistachio green, gold, cream, dark brown and shades of eggplant and purples for their stunning fall wedding at Lowndes Grove Plantation.  They started the evening out on the front lawn of the plantation for their ceremony.  Judy created very natural, yet eye catching, arrangements to frame the ceremony area – they contained: branches, eggplant dendrobium orchids, and amaranthus.  Cocktails then followed in the first floor of the house, the patio and tent area.  Engaging Events Sofas and hanging lanterns were the focal point for the patio – and with a beautiful sunset right before dinner…the setting couldn’t have been more perfect or more “Charleston”.   Dinner was held on the 2nd floor of the house, followed by the cake and toasts back downstairs in the first floor ballroom.  The cake had such beautiful details and was absolutely magnificent!  Dancing then followed back in the tent where Quiana Parler definitely helped them work off their dinner!    It’s amazing how her band always packs the dance floor!  Engaging Events Crystal chandeliers hung in the tent creating that historic Charleston romantic lighting that we all love!  The floral arrangements in the tent were the perfect touch ~ we used white chairs and white containers on pistachio linens ~ and filled the containers with eggplant dendrobium orchids ~ It made such a  Pop!  We then finished out the evening with a sparkler send off…








Pictures By:  Damon R. Smith Photography