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!
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.
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.
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!
Katie and Mike were married under the avenue of oaks at Legare Waring House at Charles Towne Landing on May 22, 2010. The oak trees offered a beautiful backdrop accented with yellow gladiolus and blue hydrangeas by our florist Judy Johnston. The trio from Magnolia Music welcomed guests as they waited for the ceremony to begin and set the mood for an elegant evening.
Our drink tower was filled with vodka lemonade in cobalt blue glasses, garnished with a lemon wedge. The tower was great entrance piece to the tented reception, and provided guests with a refreshing drink to start the evening!
These funky pin cushion proteas gave the community table a touch of fun!
We draped the tent with cobalt blue fabric and accented with touches of yellow. We dressed up the tent with our crystal chandeliers and framed the dance floor with our sofa’s and coffee tables. The fountain provided a great focal point and soothing sound during the evening.
Katie wanted a non traditional wedding cake and decided to go with red velvet and vanilla cupcakes. Since Katie’s dogs couldn’t be a part of the wedding, Elaine Mincey created these minuature dogs to ensure they were a part of Katie and Mike’s special day!
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.
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.
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