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Nancy and Ken

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island

October 1, 2011

A second chance at love…..I think we all love those kind of stories….Jessi and I were thrilled to be a part of one last month.

Nancy and Ken were married at St. Andrews Church on Ashley River Road in an intimate ceremony with just immediate family;

and then celebrated with all their family and friends at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island.

Nancy had lost her first husband of many years a couple years ago and had prayed she would find someone to share the rest of her life with.

Well her prayers were answered when she met Ken- a sweet guy with a great sense of humor.

It was our pleasure to get to know them both and be a part of such a special day in their lives.

Nancy chose a color palette of copper and dusty purple- our florist Judy Johnston created show stopping florals to coordinate

with mixed arrangements of copper flowers and submerged copper orchids.


The couple chose a food station/tapas style reception and the Atlantic Room housed a shrimp & grits station as well as a

beef tenderloin carving station with potatoes au gratin and roasted fall vegetables.

The centerpiece for the room was the Engaging Events glass tower with sugar rimmed champagne glasses garnished with a fresh blueberry and a wonderful array of cheeses and fruits.

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At the far end of the room Engaging Events and the Ocean Course created a beautiful delectable display of petite desserts in lieu of a wedding cake.

Creme Brulee, Pecan Tarts, Key Lime Tarts, Chocolate Truffles were just some of the wonderful offerings.

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We chose beautiful textured copper linens throughout the reception with accents of the dusty purple twist linens.

Outside on the porch guests enjoyed a grilled fish and risotto station, a beautiful mahogany bar and a dance tent accented with Engaging Events

crystal chandeliers, dusty purple fabric draping accents, sofa seating with dusty purple throw pillows and Engaging Events

lantern clusters (these brown lanterns are new to our inventory this fall season:))

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It was a great pleasure for the Ocean Course to host this wedding reception as well- as the couple spent much of their courtship on dates at the clubhouse restaurant.

The staff of the Ocean Course and Engaging Events is so happy for these two lovebirds and wish them many happy years to come…

Many thanks to the Ocean Course for the fabulous setting and food, Judy Johnston for the gorgeous florals, and King Street Studios for some of these detail shots.

Lee Anne & Phil

We were proud to be a part of the wedding of Lee Anne and Phil on May 15th at the Wickliffe House!

The invitation to the wedding was designed by Studio R designs and captured the elegance of Charleston Gates,

the formality of the wedding Lee Anne and Phil were hoping for;

 but most of all the design was “Uniquely You” for our special couple!



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As guests arrived they continued up the spiral staircase inside the historical Wickliffe House to the ceremony.  The ceremony arrangments were gorgeous!  

One of the “Uniquely You” elements of Lee Anne and Phil’s day was a ceremony “in the round” on the 2nd floor of the Wickliffe House.



We brightened up the inside with gold chiavari chairs and champagne linens, while cake was placed on a whimsical, yet elegant, textured linen making it a great focal point in the room. 

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The front porch and the tent were connected utilizing a special tent configuration allowing guests on the porch to view all the action in the tent.

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We are proud to say this was another “uniquely you” element,

 as this tent configuration has never been done in that space and was the brainchild of Designer Cindy Zingerella.

Our many thanks to Atlantic Tents who helped us make this happen!



Who doesn’t love those gorgeous bar shelves from Snyder Party rentals- dressed up of course with a floral creation from our ever talented Judy Johnston!

Erin & Patrick’s Pavilion Wedding

Erin & Patrick

September 19, 2009

Location – The Pavilion at Patriots Point

Color Scheme:  White, Ivory, Brown and Blue


Erin & Patricks wedding was gorgeous and fun – just like the happy couple!

Erin and Patrick made it official on the of the Pavilion at Patriot’s Point.  Under the trees and the hanging blue Hydrangae Pomander balls that Erin loves so much.


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Erin’s dress had a blue band which is what started their “theme” throughout the planning

We had the blue ribbon band on their “save the dates”, invitations, Cake (more about that below), their welcome    boxes, ceremony programs, and on their specialty drink glasses.   

Classic, simple, and elegant!





Erin's Family was all about the bar so Snyder Event Rentals mahogany bar & shelves were perfect!

Erin's Family was all about the bar so Snyder Event Rentals mahogany bar & shelves were perfect!

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We also brought in the black & white dance floor that Patrick (Yes the Groom!) had to have 🙂


We found beautiful blue & ivory damask linens that just went with our crystal chandeliers like...peas & carrots!  :)

We found beautiful blue & ivory damask linens that just went with our crystal chandeliers like...peas & carrots 🙂

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The Mighty Kicks rocked the crowd & looked good too with the boxwoods & Palm trees to frame them off. 
The Engaging Events planter boxes, little white lights and spot lights gave the “stage” area the polished look we love. 
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The cake by Elaine Mincey was fabulous as always 
~we wanted that blue ribbon band of course but needed it to be just a little more special ~
Elaine stepped it up by molding it into the damask pattern in the linens and…Voila!!!
Photo:  Mike O'Bryon Photography

Photo: Mike O'Bryon Photography

We can’t forget about that great lawn with the million dollar view of the harbor! 
Erin loved lounge seating ~ so, our ivory sofa’s, fashioned with brown throw pillows, and our end tables,
adorned with the blue damask linens, made that area quite the popular spot!
Photo: Mike O'Bryon Photography

Photo: Mike O'Bryon Photography

We used our cylinders &  candles with pale blue seaglass on the firepit wall
and added our shepards hooks & wrought iron lanterns to illuminate the area.
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Judy did an amazing job with the flowers…Blue Hydrangea
and Erin’s favorite ~gerber daisy’s ~ came together to be timeless, elegant and fun…
just like Erin!!!
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And Now, for the most fabulous part of the nite…

Erin & Patricks’ first dance to “September”!

Kudo’s to them ~ they had so much fun together & they looked great!

Although not a traditional song choice, it fit them perfectly!

It is a first dance that Angie and I loved and will never forget!!!



Photo’s:  Mike O’Bryon Photography