Kristen and John
John’s Island Presbyterian Church & Ocean Course at Kiawah Island
November 6, 2010
Kristin and John were married at the beautiful John’s Island Presbyterian Church.
The church was built in 1719 so you can imagine how much character this church has!
The reception was at the Ocean Course on Kiawah. Guest’s enjoyed Arnold Palmer’s, shrimp and grits, and oyster Rockefeller just to name a few of the tasty treats!
Kristen’s bouquet was filled with garden roses and tulips and wrapped in her grandmother’s handkerchief (something borrowed!).
Jim Smeal did a wonderful job replicating the lace pattern from Kristin’s dress onto the delicious cake.
Even though it was little chilly, that didn’t stop everyone from dancing the night away! Even Cody and Jake stopped by for the fun!
Best of Luck and Congratulations Kristen and John!!!!
Kristin and Ryan
The Ocean Course at Kiawah
October 2, 2010
When Kristin and Ryan were planning their wedding they thought vintage.
The ceremony was held on the lawn framed by two floral arrangements and a picture perfect sunset.
Following the ceremony, guests were served Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade while they enjoyed the gorgeous view of the ocean.
Our very own Judy Johnston created Kristin’s bouquet, wrapped with a blue ribbon and two charms engraved with
Kristin and Ryans initials and date.
Jim Smeal created a delicious carrot cake with cream cheese decorated with two love birds.
When it came time for dancing, everyone headed to the candle lit Ryder Cup Lounge.
At the end of the night, Kristin and Ryan said good-bye in a golf cart before heading to an after party at the Sanctuary.
Many Thanks to Leigh Webber for these fabulous photo’s…and Dorsey Sullivan and the Ocean Course Crew for a job well done!
Congratulations Kristin and Ryan!
To start off the busy spring wedding season, Engaging Events was asked to take part in a photo shoot for The Bride Book magazine! The Location was beautiful Osprey Point on Kiawah Island. Osprey is an amazing venue! Not only is it nestled among the gorgeous views and landscapes of Kiawah Island but this venue has a lot to offer and an endless amount of possibilities.
The Osprey clubhouse is beautifully decorated on it’s own but with its darker carpet, curtains & wood beams, it does have a more masculine, dark look that can make it hard for some to be able to visualize having anything but a fall reception there. We really wanted to take this opportunity to show how any space can truly be transformed into the wedding of their dreams for any season!
One way that we softened the look of this venue was by covering their existing drapes with our own fabric! The draping really brightened up the space while enhancing it’s existing beauty.
The Grill Room at the Osprey is the perfect spot for a cocktail hour before dinner, or an additional space for seating and food stations with a Heavy Hors d’ oeuvres reception.
One of my favorite areas is the porch! It not only allows you & your guest to enjoy the beautiful view but the porch extends the whole length of the building! We really wanted to showcase this space because whether you plan a seated meal or a roaming food station reception , this space will definitely be a popular spot with your guests…and remember for those smaller more intimate affairs the porch could also serve as your ceremony site!
The main room at the Osprey is full of elegance and charm and the warm yellow linen (rented from Connie Duglin Linen) with the tiffany blue accents really brightened up the space. The ballroom is very versatile and can really be used a number of ways, whether you are looking for a seated meal as featured here, or food stations. The view from this room is just gorgeous, the lagoon, the palms and of course the elegant and timeless southern oak tree’s.
Recycled Linens ~ Going Green!
This is the veranda at Osprey Point on Kiawah
Island. The linens shown here are from BBJ
and are made of recycled materials.
wood containers for florals and added our fun
lamp shade pendants for a bit of style.
~ A centerpiece arranged in our wood baskets ~
Feature branches, hydrangae, and anemones
we used making this rustic, earthy design
a show stopper!
Cozy & Warm
This area at beautiful Osprey Point is adjacent
to their lovely veranda and is perfect for cocktails
before dinner.Our sofas, throw pillows,
and candles scape make for a
cozy intimate space.
A bit of formality ~ done naturally
These tall floral arrangements fashioned in a moss
covered container combines the elegance of a traditional
affair and this rustic, earthy themed event.
~ Place Cards with a Bit of Whimsy ~
Floral Blossoms, Butterflies, and dragonflies
adorned this unique place card display
A petite cake with a lot of Style…
Vines, Spanish Moss, Ivy & some Fall Blooms
Make this Cake a “natural” fit in this
Kiawah Island setting.