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Cocktails, yes please!

 Need a fun, creative way to make your cocktail hour stand out? Why not choose an amazing specialty drink for all your guests to sip on while they are waiting to celebrate YOU!

Placing a unique drink tower as a focal point does not only add elegance to your big day, but also helps take a lot of pressure off your bartenders. Having a drink pre-made for your guests to quickly grab and start sippin’ helps avoid the usual swarming of the bar right after the ceremony.


Yes, here in the South, Sweet-Tea Vodka and Lemonade is “the go-to” obvious drink of choice. But why not mix it up? Here are a few tips on how to choose your signature drink: Choose something with a pop of color, but also that goes with your theme! Don’t over complicate your drink; keep it simple with one or two liquors and a mixer. Then top it off with some colorful fruit or garnish. Pick something that is sentimental to you—this day is all about you and your other half. Give people a taste of what makes you a unique couple. Last but not least, TRY your own drink! No one wants to serve a cocktail that isn’t tasty. Make your signature drink something all your guests, hopefully, will remember.

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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….