Tag Archive: The Historic Rice Mill

Joanna and Steve’s Wedding

Pablo, Groom

Engaging Events really made our wedding day care free for us. We got to enjoy every minute because Cindy handled everything perfectly. Her attention to detail, organization, and knowledge about all the different vendors made everything run smoothly. At the time leading up to the wedding my wife and I were living in separate states and only occasionally meeting to discuss wedding related issues. Cindy was able to manage our limited availability by having every agenda item expertly prepared prior to our meetings. This saved not only time, but limitless amounts of stress. My wife & I would happily recommend Cindy to any of our family or friends. This format is clearly too brief to list all of her qualities but we have no complaints and nothing but happy memories. Thank you Cindy!

Sneak Peek!

Here’s a quick peek at Laura and Jason’s Wedding from October 22, 2011 at the Historic Rice Mill.


Thanks Liz for sharing your blog post with us!

Melissa and Pablo

Melissa and Pablo

The Historic Rice Mill

July 3, 2010


Melissa and Pablo were married on the patio of the Historic Rice Mill Building overlooking charleston harbor and Marina.

Melissa’s color scheme and “theme” was the peacock feather, we used a deep rich blue, turquoise, and green’s creating a rich, soft and pretty design.

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Melissa’s Bouquet and her flower girls pomander balls were designed to be very natural, and earthy in design utilizing:

scabiosa, delphinium, hyacinth, garden roses, dusty miller and berries for a colorful yet earthy look.

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The wedding cake was created by Elaine Mincey and embellished with peacock feathers,

utilizing Engaging Events own custom designed cake stand covered in seaglass.

We also dressed up our pendant lampshades utilizing the peacock feathers for the patio of the Rice Mill.

A good time was had by all, special thanks to Good Food Catering for the fabulous eats,

Elaine Mincey for the oh so perfect wedding cake,

the Charleston Chamber Players for the timeless, and romantic ceremony music,

and our own Judy Johnston for the fabulous flowers.

Lindsay & Ben

Lindsay &  Ben

The Historic Rice Mill

Friday, June 18, 2010

Ok so every now and then you get those clients that are just cute as a button, well this was one of those times.

Lindsay and Ben are adorable, sweet, fun and most of all in love:)

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Lindsay’s design taste was unique in that she didn’t like things to “match” too much, she likes organic touches and all things “green”,

at the same time she likes clean lines…hope you enjoy how we put all that together!

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Have I mentioned that I love, love, love alium’s!!!!!


So I can’t take 100%  credit for this cute display- Lindsay saw it in a magazine-

we hung photo’s from their childhood and time as a couple using clothespins and twine

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We always love working at the Rice Mill their staff is great! As I mentioned above Lindsay likes things a bit organic and eclectic

while at the same time enjoying clean lines..below are some fun centerpieces and a snapshot of the sofa seating area and charming Marina Room above.

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Lauren & Christopher

Lauren & Christopher

St. Lukes & The Historic Rice Mill

June 5, 2010

We were proud to be a part of Lauren and Christopher’s special day.  Thank you to Liz Duren for these lovely set up photo’s.


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Lauren’s Bridesmaids wore beautiful smoky blue gowns and we adorned the chapel with Lauren’s favorite combination

of pinks, corals, yellows, cream and peach flowers.

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As guests arrived at the Rice Mill they were greeted with hanging  lanterns in the tree’s as well as this charming placecard board.

We adorned it with little yellow daisy’s in a circle pattern mimicing the circle patterns from her invites from TGK Designs.

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Lauren wanted a DIY project and created her own programs using her monogram and that circle pattern.

Elaine Mincey fashioned a fabulous cake using the wedding invitations circle and dots pattern as her inspiration.

Judy Johnston -our ever awe inspiring florist- created beautiful florals in these wonderful spring colors.

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The Historic Rice Mill never disappoints—with its hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and stunning harbor views, and amazing lighting-

a romantic beautiful setting is never too hard to come by.

Here you will see that great smoky blue color in the linens, a romantic and stunning headtable, and Engaging Events handy work creating a fun

and fabulous patio setting using green draping and our white asian lanterns for the ceiling.

Our many thanks to Lauren and Christopher for allowing us to be a part of their special day!

Lindsay & Matt

Hi my name is Jessi Martin and I am doing a summer internship with Cindy Zingerella at Engaging Events this summer.  I absolutly love working with Cindy and Angie and could not have asked for a better place to intern this summer!  My first day I was thrilled to be a part of Lindsay and Matt’s wedding on May 1st, 2010 at St. Lukes Chapel and the Historic Rice Mill.


 This photo provided by cvi photography & co.

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The ceremony was held at St. Lukes Chapel and was gorgeously decorated with flowers from our own Judy Johnston.  Wreaths accented with apples welcomed guests into the church, while pink tulip pew markers and bright pink gladiolus altar arrangments framed the bride and groom and gave a burst of color to the church


Guests were welcomed at the reception held at the Historic Rice Mill with a refreshing raspberry lemonade signature drink.

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We decorated the outdoor patio with white draping and chinese lanterns giving guests a nice place to relax and view the harbor.  Later in the night guests were able to kick off their fancy shoes and dance the night away in flip flops matching Lindsay and Matt’s color scheme!  


 The evening ended with a rose petal departure for the bride and groom to a waiting Charleston Black Cab.  My first event was great and I was so happy to have been apart of Lindsay and Matt’s special day, and I wish the best of luck to the new bride and groom!

The remaining photographs provided by Lowcountry Photography.

Kristen & Scotty’s Wedding

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.