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Photos by: MCG Photography

Weddings Unveiled

We are thrilled that Kristin and Travis’s wedding was recently featured in Weddings Unveiled.

The Historic Rice Mill was a beautiful backdrop for their wedding.


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Cathy and Shaun

The Historic Rice Mill

December 2012

We were thrilled to help Cathy and Shaun with the design and décor and day of coordination for their December wedding last year.

It was held at the Historic Rice Mill on one of our beautiful December days.


Pink Peonies are Cathy’s favorite flower and our own Judy Johnston wiggled her nose and made them appear in December! No small feat!


A custom made hydrangea print served as the guest book.

Engaging Events fashioned a hydrangea wreath and hung on the beautiful brick wall in the entry of the space. Our Console table below held family, and couple photos.

Our sofa seating area held our grey pillows along with some monogrammed pillows Cathy had made.



 We utilized our café lighting on the patio creating that oh so sweet romantic feel:)

It was a beautiful December evening and we were so thrilled to have been a part of it!






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The Historic Rice Mill

So happy to share another Rice Mill wedding with you!

This couple didn’t want to get hitched without their dogs…so a first look was in order. A first look is when a couple see’s each other at a scheduled time and place before the actual wedding ceremony. It is a really good fit for some couples and worked particularly well for this couple who wanted photographs with their dogs but knew they wouldn’t necessarily cooperate at a ceremony.

 Hydrangae centerpieces in cobalt blue, cream and light blue in mason jars wrapped with lace and placed upon burlap runners, was so charming and a perfect fit for this bride’s style. She loved vintage items and loved the relaxed feel of the burlap runners.

We used our chalkboard to fill everyone in on the dinner menu.


The couple took photographs of their dogs with numbers hanging around their necks and matted them to use as table numbers- super cute DIY project for them:)


Guests enjoyed  wedding cake that was adorned with cake topper showing each off their home states.



 Our many congratulations to this wonderful couple…






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Joanna and Steve

The Historic Rice Mill

October 11, 2012

We were thrilled to be selected by Joanna and Steve to help them design their wedding and handle day of coordination last fall.

Joanna and Steve held their wedding on a Thursday…10.11.12 ….they loved the date significance..

They are true patriots – Steve is a policeman and they have several family members who have served in the military including Joanna’s father. So they wanted to honor them with photo’s and memorabilia as well as the red, white and blue color scheme.

God Bless America and this sweet couple….

Their ceremony was held on the open Patio of the Historic Rice Mill.


 They chose a tapas station style reception utilizing all of the beauty of the inside of the Rice Mill along with the covered patio and the super cool mahogany bar area.


Thanks to Joanna’s family for allowing us to be a part of this special day….

Church of the Holy Communion

Photos by: Liz Duren

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!

Laura, Bride

Cindy and the staff at Engaging Events met and exceeded our expectations for our wedding.
It is rare to meet a person like Cindy – exceptionally organized with an unrivaled attention to detail, who can also offer creative and inventive ideas and solutions to her clients. This unique combination makes her an incredible asset to anyone planning a wedding or other special event.
Cindy worked diligently to get us the items and vendors that we knew we wanted and, when we weren’t knowledgeable or particularly opinionated, provided us with invaluable guidance and recommendations in line with our budget and style. In addition, Cindy was able to anticipate our needs and the needs of our vendors such that there were no unexpected costs or unresolved issues at the time of the wedding.
Cindy is meticulous in her planning and organization, resulting in seamless and efficient meetings and events. Needless to say, the exceedingly small to-do list and supreme confidence in Cindy’s abilities left me, my groom, and our families relaxed and at ease in the days before the wedding.
Not only is Cindy a consummate professional, she also takes a vested interest in each of her clients. The personal involvement and genuine consideration that Cindy and her staff devote to their clients form the basis for lasting relationships that go beyond the wedding planning process.
We feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Cindy and her staff and are truly appreciative of their efforts to make our wedding enjoyable, memorable, and special for us, our family, and our friends.

Emily Weidle Good Food Catering & The Historic Rice Mill

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.

Ariel and Brett

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Ariel and Brett were married Memorial Day Weekend at the Historic Rice Mill

overlooking the City Marina.

The backdrop for the ceremony was a wrought iron arbor fashioned with white flowers and white fabric.

The aisle runner and the chairs were also white.

Engaging Events tied raspberry pink sashes to the aisle chairs

and our florist tied purple orchids to the aisle chairs.

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Ariel carried a bouquet of white casablanca lillies, pink roses, purple sweet pea, stock,and ranunculous.

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The guests were treated to a variety of flavors of candy in pink and purple-

with self sealing bags with a pink seal containing Ariel and Brett’s names.

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The Dinner tables were draped with charcoal grey linens, raspberry pink runners and napkins.

The Centerpieces were in silver urns and contained purple stock, purple orchids and purple sweet pea;

pink roses, pale pink spray roses, godetia, and ranunculous.

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In lieu of a wedding cake, Ariel and Brett chose to treat their guests to cupcakes.

They came from their favorite place “Cupcake” on King Street in Charleston- they had frequented the

shop during their courtship- so it is a special place for them.

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The ceiling of the covered patio was draped with White fabric by Engaging Events.

We lit the patio with a variety of shapes of white Asian lanterns; and furnished it with

our white sofas, throw pillows, and coffee tables.

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We congratulate Ariel and Brett on their wedding and wish them all the best in the years to come!