Tag Archive: outdoor ceremony

Autumn and Philip’s Wedding

Photos by: Richard Bell Photography

Anna and Billy’s Wedding

Photos by: Richard Bell Photography

Hilary and Kyle’s Wedding

Photos by: MCG Photography

Olivia and Adam’s Wedding

Photos by: MCG Photography

Featured Venue: The Island House

The Island House

One of the hidden gems of Johns Island is the Island House. The Island House used  to be a family’s private residence,  and a few years ago they decided to share it with the world and call it “The Island House”. It is now one of the most popular locations in Charleston to get married. As you drive through the wrought iron gates a  gorgeous house appears out of nowhere with a breathtaking 180 degree view of the Stono River,  which always provides the perfect breeze.


Envision yourself on the back lawn with a stunning view of the river for your ceremony. As your guests arrive, they find their seats in one of the wooden chairs tied with a colored sash and anxiously await your arrival. Mason jars filled with fresh flowers line the aisle. Simplicity is best here, your surroundings say it all.











Hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails at the bar await your guests for cocktail hour. A little live music with someone playing the guitar is a nice addition. Your guests are mingling while you are off taking some amazing pictures on the property out on the dock or maybe in the field of wildflowers.


Now to the main event… An elegant tent with lighting and fun paper lanterns await your guests. This is the perfect venue to add pops of color either in your linen choice or flowers. Not your particular style, that’s ok because this type of venue can accommodate any look from nautical, to modern, to traditional. If you dream it we can design it.


The departure is always fun. A rose petal departure  is pretty popular but, when you are right on the water why not depart by boat? Regardless of what you decide, your guests will be raving about your wedding for months to come.

Jessica and Darren

 The Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Jessica and Darren

July 7, 2013

If a soft color palette, organic flowers, and a little pizazz describes your style then you will love this Wedding! Jessica and Darren were married last summer at the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation on a warm summer day. They were married under the sprawling oak tree with the Ashley River behind.


Jessica wanted some DIY projects and one of hers was to create her own bouquet from the many broaches she and her family had collected over the years….well done Jessica!

Guests were asked to “Leaf” their thumbprint on her thumbprint tree, and programs mirrored the setting featuring an Oak tree motif.

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The inside of the Carriage House held a little more drama with our champagne fabric draping and fun paper balls hung above the dessert table.



Since eclectic and organic was her “thing” the Engaging Events team created floral pieces that were lovely and visually interesting using scabiosa pods, fern, dusty miller, green button mums, and moss pods.

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Many Thanks to Shannon Michele Photography for the lovely images….



Charlotte and Ty’s Wedding

Photos by: Taylor Stewart

Setup by: Collette Mruk

Anne and Steve’s Wedding

Photos by: Olive Productions

Janice and Andrew’s Wedding

Photos by: Abby Carter

Setup by: Collette Mruk

Kiosha and Joseph’s Wedding

Photos by: Olive Productions

Setup by: Jennifer Bearden