DOUG & NICOLA | MYRTLE BEACH PROPOSAL

We recently had the pleasure of working with our new favorite Canadians to plan the most perfect beach proposal in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Doug, Canada Coast Guard, reached out to EVENTS BY SANTANA to coordinate a picnic style beach proposal while he and his girlfriend, Nicola, visited the states for vacation.

We partnered with Barefoot Wedded Bliss to create the intimate setup with cozy blankets and throw pillows, stringed cafe lights, and a view of the Atlantic Ocean during sunset that was to die for! Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen whipped up the most delectable charcuterie board that we paired with a bottle of champagne and personalized champagne flutes for the newly engaged couple!

We wish you all the best for luck and love forever, Nicola & Doug! Hope to see you back in Myrtle Beach for your wedding!

XOXO

-Santana + EBS Team

CREATIVE PARTNERS

PHOTOGRAPHY | Hannah Ruth Photography

ARBOR PICNIC SETUP | Barefoot Wedded Bliss

CHARCUTERIE BOARD | Strong Waters Crafts & Cocktails

CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES | Publix

CUSTOM CHAMPAGNE FLUTES | Beach Farmacy

ROMANCE MEETS EDGE STYLED SHOOT | UPPER MILL PLANTATION | CONWAY, SC

This badass styled shoot is what my #bossbabe dreams are made of! If you know the EBS style, it’s very edgy, full of rich tones and lots of BLACK!! Styled shoots are such a fun way for industry vendors to get together and be extremely unique and showcase their most creative work - And that’s exactly what happened here!

Royal Decor brought their magic with the fabulous crescent shaped bridal bouquet. I’m not even a lover of pink shades but the uniqueness of this bouquet made it so stunning and romantic!

The motorcycle and leather jacket were the perfect mix to take this shoot from southern and romantic to sexy and adventurous!

And not to mention, a PINK VEIL from Little White Dress, I mean.. COME ON! GORGG!

The Upper Mill Plantation is an absolutely stunning, southern venue to get married at. It even includes a bridal suite in addition to hundreds of picturesque spots! As a Conway & Myrtle Beach Wedding Planner, this venue is a dream to work at!

I could go on and on about how each amazing vendor came to life and brought their badass side out to play but I’ll just let you see it for yourself!!

XOXO

DREAM TEAM:

PLANNING | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE | Upper Mill Plantation, Conway, SC

PHOTOGRAPHER | Corina Silva Photography

VIDEO & PHOTO | StanWeddings.com

FLORALS & DECOR | Royal Decor

GOWN & VEIL | Little White Dress

GROOM ATTIRE | Jos. A Banks

INVITATION SUITE | Charlotte & Lily

CAKE | Delicieux Cakery

MAKEUP | You. Only Better - Peggy Bodoro

LINEN & DINNERWARE | Eventworks

WEDDING PROPOSAL & GENDER REVEAL | MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Brooke and Chaz have been together for almost 10 years and are expecting their 4th child. They frequently visit Myrtle Beach with their family so what better way to find out the sex of their newest bundle of joy than to do a gender reveal in the heart of Myrtle Beach.

They traveled from Columbia, SC with their family to do the baby gender reveal at the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach. Brooke, Chaz & family enjoyed dinner at Riptydz then made their way to the SkyWheel which flashed lights of pink & blue. The couple already has 3 beautiful girls, so they were hoping for the wheel to stop on blue to reveal a baby boy was on the way…. then…… PINK! IT’S A GIRL!!!!

After the reveal of their newest baby girl, Mommy-to-be took a ride on the wheel with her daughters where she would await for a sweet message from Chaz.

Chaz had coordinated with us a wedding proposal in Myrtle Beach to make this magical vacation extra special. As Brooke and her girls rode the Skywheel, going round and round, we began lighting up lanterns to spell out “BROOKE, WILL YOU MARRY ME?”

CONGRATUALTIONS BROOKE & CHAZ ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT AND ANOTHER SWEET BABY GIRL!!

WATCH THE MAGIC

Videography | Four Pedal Films

Planning | EVENTS BY SANTANA

Attraction | SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

Photography | East Emerald Photography



JULIA & JASON | TRINITY CHURCH | PINE LAKES COUNTRY CLUB | MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Julia & Jason wanted to bring out the southern charm from start to finish and what better way than to incorporate the timeless Pine Lakes Country Club. Invitation suites were hand-painted by The Olive Shoe and were nothing less than amazing!

Trinity Church created a breathtaking location for the ceremony which included the most beautiful stained glass backdrop. This was the same church Julia’s parents got married at and photographer, Hannah Ruth was sure to recreate some classic photos.

Guests partied the night away with beats from Encore L’Amore. Julia & Jason are both CCU Alumni so a visit from CHAUNCEY, Coastal Carolina University’s mascot, was such a fun surprise for everyone!

The new Mr. & Mrs. White exited their wedding to SNOW ((in Myrtle Beach?)) - The dream of having a southern, winter wonderland came to life!

Julia & Jason, we wish you all the best of LOVE & LUCK!


XOXO

-Santana & EBS Team

PLANNING | EVENTS BY SANTANA

CHURCH | Trinity Church

VENUE | Pine Lakes Country Club

PHOTOGRAPHER | Hannah Ruth Photography

DJ & PHOTOBOOTH | Encore L’Amore Events

FLORALS & DECOR | Royal Decor

CAKE | Croissants Bistro & Bakery

HAIR & MAKEUP | Dulce Lusso & Valerie Sims

RECEPTION LINEN | Connie Duglin Linen

MASCOT, CHAUNCEY | Coastal Carolina University


Groovy Guy Gifts

You & your fiancé are engaged and moving through your wedding planning process and all of a sudden it’s time to start thinking of wedding favors for your guests and wedding party. The personalized coozies have been done too many times, every guy you know already has a money clip with his name on it, so you’re wanting something unique and memorable that will stand out in a crowd.

Well EBS has teamed up with Groovy Guy Gifts to assist you and your hubby-to-be on finding gifts and favors that are one-of-a-kind! As you know, I am a Kentucky girl at heart so when our friends from GGG sent me these personalized Whiskey Chilling Stones, I was ecstatic!

The engraved stones are absolutely beautiful and fit perfectly in any size whiskey or bourbon glass. They are so fun to use and we can’t wait for more groovy gifts!

Grooms & groomsmen are going to love the variety of items to chose from!

And lets not forget the ladies!  If you're looking for unique personalized gifts for bridesmaids, check out Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique.  This great online shop will have everything you need for the women in your wedding party!

WHISKEY CHILLING ROCKS | GROOVY GUY GIFTS

PHOTOGRAPHY | HANNAH RUTH PHOTOGRAPHY

LAUREN & MICHEAL | PINE LAKES COUNTRY CLUB | MYRTLE BEACH, SC

I have known Lauren for many years, prior to her relationship with Micheal (also known as Rapp), but when I saw them two together I knew it was genuine, real love. Lauren, a bartender at King Street Grille and Rapp a Firefighter for the City of Myrtle Beach, are both well known in the community. They were friends long before they started dating which they say assisted in jump starting their relationship.

He proposed on the beach on vacation in Mexico surrounded by Lauren’s family. Upon their return, set the wedding date for just under a year after the engagement. We had such a fun planning process full of laughs and prosecco :)

Pine Lakes is full of elegance and class and that was the theme throughout the entire wedding. By taking elements from the 20’s era such as crystals and gold, and Art Deco style shapes and fonts and combining it with modern, romantic candlelight and greenery took Lauren & Rapp’s wedding day to beautiful luxury.

During the ceremony, Rapp’s fire station surprised them by bringing one of the trucks to Pine Lakes for photo ops, and I have to say, it was so cool! From start to finish this wedding had all the bells and whistles - Crystal chandelier as the ceremony backdrop, bag pipe band, custom bars, and even a food truck serving delicious cheeseburgers & french fries for guests to indulge in as they left the reception!

Lauren & Mike, we wish you all the best of luck & love!

XOXO - Santana & EBS Team

PLANNING | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE | Pine Lakes Country Club

PHOTOGRAPHER | Totally Awesome Wedding Photos, Scott Smallin

CEREMONY ENTERTAINMENT | CEREMONY: Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes & Drums

COCKTAIL HOUR ENTERTAINMENT | Oracle Blue

RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT | Encore L’Amore Events

FLORAL, DECOR & CUSTOM BAR| RSG Event Designs

RECEPTION LINEN | Connie Duglin Linen

CAKE | Pink Pineapple Cakes

HAIR & MAKEUP | Bobby Pins & Blushing Brides

FOOD TRUCK | Trojan Cow

TRANSPORTATION | Carolina Limousine

DANA & JOE'S BEACH HOUSE WEDDING | MURRELLS INLET, SC | EVENTS BY SANTANA

I have known Dana & Joe for many years, even before they were a “thing”. So once the 2 of them started dating I was beyond thrilled that such great, kind people found one another. Even more thrilled when they got engaged and asked me to be their wedding planner for the beautiful beach wedding in Murrells Inlet, SC.

They chose a stunning blue oceanfront home to host their wedding weekend of festivities. The beach was in their backyard and the perfect setting for the ceremony followed by a fun, cocktail style reception on the pool deck. Dave Bryant and his team of designers created floral arrangements with pops of dusty blue and burgundy to hug the arbor and float in the pool.

Inlet Affairs catered unique stations with themes such as Asian, Mexican, and Southern foods including an oyster bar! They also brought in a vintage wooden boat to house some of the alcoholic beverages. Pink Pineapple Cakes created a custom 3-tiered red velvet cake, my favorite!

Dana & Joe were surrounded by 75 of their closest friends and family to really make this day feel so intimate and special. They ended the night dancing and jump-roping to tunes from DJ Chad Smith, of Wicka Productions.

Mr. & Mrs. Keip, I wish you all the best of luck & love forever. Thank you for having EBS a part of your special day!

XOXO

Santana + EBS Team

PLANNING | EVENTS BY SANTANA

PHOTOGRAPHER | Hannah Ruth Photography

ENTERTAINMENT | Wicka Productions

FLORIST | David Bryant Designer

CAKE | Pink Pineapple Cakes

CATERING | Inlet Affairs

OFFICIANT | Rev. Walter Cantwell, Belin Memorial United Methodist Church

MAKEUP | Dana Ashley

HAIR | Taylor Stalvey, Studio 59

VENUE | “Shore is Perfect” Beach House, Beach Realty

RENTALS | EventWorks

BRIDAL GOWN RE-BUILD| Charlotte’s Build a Bride

PUMPKIN PAINTING PARTY!

What is more fun than painting pumpkins with your best friends?! We all have that craft box sitting in our garage full of old acrylic paint and half used ribbon. We’ll Halloween is the perfect time to pull the cobwebs off and entertain with your best buds!

All you need is:

  • Small (or large) group of friends

  • Acrylic Paint in various colors & Ribbon (I don't think this got used much)

  • Paint Brushes

  • Table Cloth or newspapers

  • Paper plates and paper cups

  • Wine or your fav witches brew! (optional)

Invite the ladies over and have a blast. I had some snacks prepared but we were too busy painting and chatting to eat anything! Everyone brought their own pumpkin and went with their own theme for painting.

BYOP - Bring Your Own Pumpkin!


Happy Halloween!

-EBS





PINE LAKE COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING | MYRTLE BEACH, SC | LOGAN, DAN & OZZIE

I met Logan and Dan earlier this year and immediately fell in love with how kind and gentle they are. Not as individuals, but their love for one another was so simple and sweet!

During one of the most tragic storms (Hurricane Florence) and flooding the Carolina’s had ever seen, this determined couple along with 75 of their closest friends and family traveled all the way from Kentucky to tie the knot!

The terrible towel waving, golf swingin, bourbon sipping couple hosted their wedding at Pine Lakes Country Club, the first ever golf course in Myrtle Beach, also known as “The Granddaddy”. This country club is full of classic, timeless history and it surely showed it’s natural beauty on their special day!

Logan, Dan & Ozzie (their precious pup) - We wish you all the best of luck and love for the rest of your lives!

XOXO

-Santana & EBS Team

EVENT PLANNER | EVENTS BY SANTANA

PHOTOGRAPHER | MAGNOLIA PHOTOGRAPHY

VENUE | PINE LAKES COUNTRY CLUB

ENTERTAINMENT | DJ SCOTT & CO, DJ RYAN

OFFICIANT | REV. WESLEY PEYTON

FLORALS | BLOOMINOUS

HAIR | SALON & SPA 18

MAKEUP | AMI CREATIONS

BRIDE’S GOWN | TWIRL BOUTIQUE, STELLA YORK

SUITS | MEN’S WAREHOUSE

RENTALS | EVENTWORKS

LINENS | CONNIE DUGLIN LINEN

LOVE IS LOVE | WEDDING AT ATALAYA CASTLE, HUNTINGTON BEACH STATE PARK

Beautiful individuals inside and out, Shane & Zac are one-of-a-kind. Their world’s are surrounded by amazing family and friends who adore them and they made me feel that same love and admiration from the first time I met them. As nature lovers and outdoorsmen, the couple routinely visited Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC, which later became home to their special day.   

Atalaya Castle, a historic castle in the Grand Strand, was the most whimsical backdrop for the colorful garden themed wedding. Floral napkins from Dillard’s were the inspiration and focal point for the entire day and everything was planned around this one ravishing linen. Shane & Zac even created a matching hand sewn ribbon garland as the ceremony backdrop which tied it all together.  

The cocktail style reception was full of fun activities for all ages. Along with their families, they built cornhole boards, adult size connect four and a gorgeous wooden bar. Sweet signature cocktails and a homebrewed craft beer made of peaches and cream were accompanied by a dessert bar of mini cake shots from Buttercream Cakes & Catering!

Across the foliage wall entering the reception area,  strung memories of Shane and Zac and their together journey together thus far! Guests were encouraged to take polaroid pictures ((SHAKE IT LIKE A POLAROID PICTURE)) to add to the collection. DJ Wayne, Premier DJ Entertainment, kept the party alive by mixing club style upbeat tunes. 

The night was topped off with a red carpet that led Shane & Zac to a 1940’s Packard- Studebaker, from RSG Event Design, which reminisced Shane’s childhood, as his grandfather had one as well.

I could go on and on about this wedding but I’ll let the photos do some of the work. The team of vendors for this day was spectacular and it has been one of my favorite weddings to date!

 

S&Z, I wish you all the best of luck and love and I look forward to our lifetime of friendship!

LOVE IS LOVE <3

 

XOXO

-Santana + EBS Team

 

EVENT PLANNER | EVENTS BY SANTANA

PHOTOGRAPHER | CRYSTAL LEE PHOTOGRAPHY

ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER | HANNAH RUTH PHOTOGRAPHY

VENUE | ATALAYA CASTLE, HUNTINGTON BEACH STATE PARK

ENTERTAINMENT | DJ WAYNE CRIBB, PREMIER DJ ENTERTAINMENT

OFFICIANT | MYRTLE BEACH WEDDING OFFICIANT, ERIC HUNT

CATERER & DESSERTS | BUTTERCREAM CAKES & CATERING

FLORALS & EXIT CAR | RSG EVENT DESIGN

POPCORN | COLLETTE'S POPCORN

RENTALS | CONWAY RENTAL CENTER 

SUITS | BELK & JOSEPH A. BANK

WEDDING PARTY GOWNS | DAVID'S BRIDAL