The team at Engaging Events nailed it when designing Rachael & Steven's Charleston wedding at Middleton Place. From the enviable ceremony overlooking Butterfly Lakes to the rustic setting of the Pavilion, the couple couldn't have asked for a more perfect Lowcountry venue to host their big day. The elegant reception boasted beautiful lounge pieces from Snyder Events, ruffled chair covers from Wildflower Linens and luxurious florals in soft shades of pink and white. Custom ceiling draping and candlelight created a romantic mood for the evening for guests to enjoy a truly memorable evening. We especially like the added touch of late night snacks like Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and cookies and milk! Big thanks to MCG Photography for capturing this killer Middleton Place wedding!
From the Bride: "My husband Steven and I met in elementary school and grew up together in Wisconsin. We started officially dating in 11th grade, and dated for over ten years before deciding to get married (in true slow, Southern-time). When Steven accepted a job in Kansas City after college, we both decided it was time to take the next step. For our engagement, Steven surprised me with plane tickets to Maine (a place that I always wanted to visit) and took me to a beautiful historic lighthouse one morning, called the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, which sits a mile into a bay along the coast of Maine that you can only get to by walking over huge granite rocks. This was where he finally popped the question – and managed to take me by complete surprise.In a few words, the wedding was spell bindingly magical, classically Southern and incredibly romantic. The ceremony and reception took place at Middleton Place and was almost 100% completely covered in flowers. The ceremony was held in a garden called the Butterfly Lakes, which is a beautiful symmetrically curved terrace that overlooks two twin lakes shaped like a butterfly, and the reception took place at the Pavilion. The weather held out just right and guests were escorted to across the plantation and through the gate in groups via horse and carriages. Thousands of pink rose petals covered the entire 100’ long aisle at the ceremony and refreshing sweet tea bourbon cocktails were served in a neighboring garden immediately following the ceremony. During our post-ceremony photos, Steven and I even got to take a few photos with the very photogenic flock of Sheep that reside at the plantation. At the reception, mahogany wood and white leather furniture graced the room alongside beautiful chandeliers, dripping flower arrangements and enough candles to light the whole plantation on fire! My family is from the Charleston area and the best memories I have from growing up are from all the time I spent in South Carolina visiting friends and family. I always knew that whenever I got married, it would be somewhere outside in Charleston covered with flowers. I wanted to incorporate Charleston-themed elements into the wedding, like the horse and carriages, southern dishes and the historic landmark venue along with elements that fit our personality and interests like the food-themed table names (the “Fried-Green Tomato” table and the “Boiled Peanut” table to name a few!), the Chick-fil-A (which has always been our guilty pleasure) that was served as the late night snack, and the romantic candlelit room covered in dripping flower arrangements. To me, there was always something so charming about the idea of hanging chandeliers from the trees, placing a glamorous couch outside on the grass and being able to dance under the stars. Cindy at Engaging Events really made our vision come to life and helped create the ultimate fairytale wedding.Advice for future brides:Keep in mind that there is no set standard or rule as to what the “perfect” wedding should look or be like. It’s your day – and anything goes! Just make sure not to get so caught up in the planning process that you forget the real reason why you are having a wedding in the first place."
Photographer: MCG Photography // Other: Artistic Eye Productions: videography // Linens and Coverings: BBJ Linen // Transportation: Charleston Style Limo // Musicians: Clelia Reardon // Design and Decor: Engaging Events // Floral Designer: Engaging Events- Floral by Judy Johnston // Equipment Rentals: EventWorks // Transportation: Lancaster Tours Charleston // DJ: Lee Edwards Entertainment // Event Venue: Middleton Place // Signage: Presentation Services // Equipment Rentals: Snyder Events // Second Shooter: Taylor Stewart Photography // Linens and Coverings: The Total Table // Hair Stylist: Vanity Salon//Cake Designer: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal // Linens and Coverings: Wildflower Linen*//
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