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Briana and Ben at the Sanctuary

Charleston charm meets Kiawah Island Beach wedding


SRS, Bride

My experience with Cindy (and her staff) at Engaging Events was very positive in all aspects. I approached Cindy, by telephone, on short notice and was somewhat concerned if she would be able to put in place what I envisioned (due to the short time-frame). However, at our very first meeting, this concern was alleviated. She was very organized and efficient and stayed on-task throughout the entire project. I would highly recommend Cindy if you are looking for someone that demonstrates professionalism and honesty. She always provided her opinions as needed… but, never lost sight of the fact that this was ‘my event’ and therefore, stayed focused on creating what I wanted. I think this is sometimes lost with event planners – the end-result is often what they envision… not what the client envisions. On the day of the event, I knew Cindy was always nearby if I needed her, much like a good friend would be there for you. I actually didn’t need anything, because all was taken care of by her and her staff. However, it was comforting to know that she was right there if a need did arise. Cindy and her staff were a pleasure to work with and she helped to create such a wonderful day filled with treasured memories for my husband and me. Our family and friends had a wonderful time and the feedback from them was all very positive. The words ‘memorable’ and ‘magical’ and ‘beautiful’ were the ones most cited. I couldn’t agree more! Thank you Cindy and everyone who helped create my/our special day! I am so glad that I hired Engaging Events!

Brian and Kendra, Mother and Father of the Bride

I have been so impressed through the whole process with your attention to details, your professionalism, your bubbly personality and your effort in taking charge and making anything and everything happen, and in a timely manner. I am sure you are why this has been so much fun for us, instead of stressful. We have all trusted you completely on taking Briana and Ben’s ideas and making them happen, so that this day really represented them and their vision. Thank you so much for making this very special day such a wonderful memory for all of us. We truly appreciate everything you have done and have the utmost respect and admiration for you.

20 Year Vow Renewal

20 Year Vow Renewal

June 16, 2011

The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island Resort

We were thrilled to be the planners for a 20 year vow renewal in June at The Sanctuary.

It was a beautiful day for a special couple, and their wonderful family and friends. Their story is a truly romantic one,

to simply renew the promises they made 20 years ago, overlooking the ocean, a setting that has been so much a part of their past.

They chose a cake that was inspired from basket designs of American Indians- a part of their heritage.
Many thanks to Elaine Mincey for this beautiful and delicious cake.

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The guests were greeted with the beautiful aroma of gardenia’s upon arrival to the cocktail hour at the beautiful Ocean Room Restaurant.

Guests were treated to luxurious table settings including silk linens, hammered glass charger plates with gold rim,

letterpressed menu cards presented in ivory bengaline napkins and once again the beautiful aroma of a gardenia.

The table names were street’s the couple had lived on in the past or had special meaning to them.

They were presented on a 100% cotton paper calligraphied by Gayle Hilton of Calligraphy by Request.

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Following dinner- the adults moved to the Grand Oaks Ballroom for Candlelight Dancing. They were treated to rich ivory tones and textures,

with lounge seating areas, Cabaret Seating, gorgeous flowers and dramatic floral tree’s with hanging crystals and votive candles.

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It was a beautiful June evening, so having access to the patio from the Grand Oaks Ballroom was an added treat.

Engaging Events lounge furniture, lamps, additional cabaret tables and fabric draping from the pergola above

created a cozy welcoming atmosphere throughout the evening.

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We were so glad to be a part of their special day and want to thank the wonderful staff of the Sanctuary,

Eventworks, Snyder Event Rentals, and Kenneth from Presentation Services for all of their help, and products to assist us in creating such a gorgeous event.