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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

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

 

 

DESTINATION BEACH WEDDING | SURF GOLF AND BEACH CLUB | NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC

A sweet, rustic charm meets the breathtaking beachside. Meghan and Greg, Atlanta, GA natives, came to town with one venue in mind… the delicate beauty of the natural beachside. The perfect backdrop for a romantic ceremony, just steps away from a hidden gem, Surf Golf and Beach Club, nestled in the heart of North Myrtle Beach.

Inspired by soft, romantic tones of blush, the ceremony aisle was lined with whimsical mason jars kissed with lace and baby’s breath. Blush toned florals and greenery accented the handmade wooden cross, built with love by the bride’s family, standing tall as the pillar of the altar. With a natural, idyllic setting, there was a beauty in the minimal.

Once guests made their way to the reception hall at Surf Golf and Beach Club, they entered a candlelit elegant atmosphere taking pretty in pink to a heavenly level. Complete with a wood paneled ceiling and wall to wall windows the dark wood contrasted perfectly with the notes of blush and the tiered candle centerpieces. Whispers of gold added a delicate drama to the room, especially to the decadent wedding cake by Buttercream Cakes and Catering. Friends and family shagged the night away to DJ Jim Skinner from West Virginia, until it was time to send off the newlyweds with the flare of sparklers! We could not have asked for a more beautiful and loving gathering to celebrate the union of Meghan and Greg!

 

xoxo,

EVENTS BY SANTANA

 

PLANNING / DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

PHOTOGRAPHY | Grapefruit Photography

ENTERTAINMENT | DJ Jim Skinner

VENUE | Surf Golf and Beach Club

BAKER | Buttercream Cakes and Catering

FLORIST / DECOR | Beau Soleil Events

RENTALS | Hotz Rentals

CELLIST | Chad Hammer

BRIDE GOWN | Little White Dress

 

SUMMER DESTINATION WEDDING | DOUBLETREE RESORT BY HILTON | MYRTLE BEACH, SC

It is times like this dream wedding, that make you truly love what you do! The Sun News so sweetly created a contest for lovely couples with the hopes of having their dream wedding right here in beautiful Myrtle Beach. With the help of some local Fairy God-Vendors, one lucky couple’s wish was granted! With only 30 days til the wedding day it was MAJOR crunch time - Invitations had to be designed and mailed, dresses and suits to be chosen and fitted for, decor, and so much more.

A heart-touching story, the groom saved the lives of two girls whose car ran off a bridge and into a body of water. After a life-changing moment they quickly became best friends of the couple. To show their love and appreciation, the two girls submitted a video sharing their unique tale. It was a no brainer as to who should win this dream wedding giveaway, Christy & DJ!

Some of the best vendors in town donated their services to create this once in a lifetime experience for a more than deserving couple. Their love for the natural outdoors lead the way to designing the wedding of their dreams. Blended bright, summer arrangements with a rustic wilderness of earthy moss, wood centerpieces, and accents of deer antlers tying the whole setting together. Guests shared sweet notes and best wishes for the couple by signing a large jenga set, hand-made by the groom himself! After enjoying a decadent raw bar and the most savory carving stations, family and friends danced to the best of times with tunes spinned by DJ Stephen Craig. Wishing the couple a final goodbye, all joined in a sparkler send-off!

Thanks to the help of each and every vendor, these lovely newlyweds began their lives together with a dream come true!

 

xoxo,

EVENTS BY SANTANA

 

 

PLANNING. DECOR. DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

CONTEST. GIVEAWAY | The Sun News

PHOTOGRAPHER | Crystal Lee Photography

ENTERTAINMENT. LIGHTING | DJ Stephen Craig

FLORIST | David Bryant Designer

CAKE | Pawleys Island Bakery

FAVORS | Pink Pineapple Cakes

OFFICIANT | Blessed Beach Weddings

INVITATIONS. SIGNAGE | Charlotte + Lily LLC

HAIR. MAKEUP | Bobby Pins and Blushing Brides

VENUE | DoubleTree Resort by Hilton

CEREMONY RENTAL. SET UP | EventWorks

BRIDAL GOWN | Little White Dress

TUXEDO | Amanda’s Collection

DRAPING | Elegant and Classy Events

VALET | Shoreline Valet

 

Be Our Guest | McKenzie & Grant | Myrtle Beach, SC | EVENTS BY SANTANA

From the moment I met McKenzie & Grant, I could truly feel the warmth and the love that these two share for each other. She was an artistic bride with a unique, antique vision for their wedding day and he wanted her to have everything she envisioned - Grant was off to a great start for husband of the year!

Their wedding journey began with hand-painted wedding invitations designed by McKenzie herself. With warm tones of maroon, soft blushes of pink and vibrant hues of green, guests got a lovely peek to the color palette that would decorate their big day. That was just the beginning! Surrounding the hand-picked antique centerpieces were pops of maroon colored napkins which provided a gorgeous touch of drama. Authentic wood logs covered in moss, ivory candles, and greenery caught the eye as you entered into the venue. Each piece of decor brought a beautiful woodsy, yet soft whimsical feel to the entire event.

To show each guest a glimpse into the couple’s journey together,  an exquisitely rustic wooden ladder was draped with photos outlining memories from their first date to the day he proposed. Old window panes were used to debut the dinner menu, the bridal party names and our personal favorite, the bride’s hand-painted “Be Our Guest” welcome sign.

And then there is her ring! SWOON! <3

The evening ceremony kicked off outside in the picture-perfect garden of Pine Lakes Country Club. Cocktail hour was held on the club’s porch which offered a variety of selected craft beers close to the groom and a margarita bar for the blushing bride. The party was brought inside for the reception and to announce the newlyweds as Mr. and Mrs. Toth for the first time! After dinner and some dancing, everyone gathered around for the hilarious game of how well McKenzie and Grant really know each other! When the laughing finally came to an end, the show continued with the always fun bouquet and garter toss, but the party never stopped until the time came to send the couple off with the always exciting sparkler exit! As spoken by the theme of their gorgeous cake, “Let the Adventure Begin.”

PLANNING/DECOR/DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE | Pine Lakes Country Club

PHOTOGRAPHY/PHOTOBOOTH | Corina Silva

DJ/OFFICIANT | Paul Matthews Entertainment

CAKE/DESSERTS | Incredible Edibles

FLORISTS | Beach Blossoms 

HAIR & MAKEUP | Hair on Main // Makeup Artistry on Location

BRIDAL GOWN | I Do, I Do - Athens, GA

GROOM/GROOMSMEN ATTIRE | Formal Wear of Myrtle Beach

BRIDESMAID DRESSES | Amanda's Collection, Cristina Wu

INVITATION/PAPER PRODUCTS | Bride