Event

MARGARET & JOHN | 21 MAIN EVENTS AT NORTH BEACH | NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC | EVENTS BY SANANA

When beautiful elegance meets handsome sophistication! The union of Maggie and John kicked off our 2018 wedding season. Keeping the exchanging of vows close to the heart, the sweet couple opted for the most intimate of ceremonies at the Sea Captain’s House with only close family to witness.

A party fit for the ages, the reception was hosted at 21 Main Events at North Beach, an elegant venue with class and finesse. The tables were dressed in black satin linen with pearly white napkins to accent each seat. Magnolia leaves were a sentimental touch to the glowing bride, so each centerpiece was designed with enchanting gold candle sticks and a bed of deep green magnolia leaves. It was a minimal, elegant and timeless black tie soirée fit for a king.

After an exquisite plated dinner served by the most professional staff of 21 Main, family and guests shared a toast over bubbly and a decadent dessert bar from Buttercream Cakery. Then it was time to dance! Not a guest kept their seat til it was time to say goodnight. Such a lively party, it was the perfect way to start this years wedding season!

 

xoxo,

EVENTS BY SANTANA

 

 

PLANNING / DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE | 21 Main Events at North Beach

PHOTOGRAPHY | Ashley Nicole Photography

ENTERTAINMENT | DJ Dave Cash

UPLIGHTING | Encore L’Amore Events

DECOR / FLORAL | Teresa Steigmann

BAKER | Buttercream Cakery

MAKEUP | Dana Ashley Makeup

HAIR | Megan Ables with Freddie Rose Salon

EVENT NANNY | Nanny Traci

 

Pour le Désire do Mon Coeur | For My Heart’s Desire | EBS Guide to Valentine’s Day

One of the hardest things to do on Valentine’s Day is pick the perfect gift and plan the perfect date! We are here to help you plan a loving and thoughtful day for you and your sweetheart from gift ideas to romantic nights, we have you covered! 

A night out is always lovely, but nothing brings a couple closer than making a home-cooked meal together. More than a casual night at home, make it a real date experience! The most private dining you could have. Dress up, open a bottle of your favorite wine, and gentleman don’t forget the flowers! Add some adventure and create a menu out of your culinary comfort zone. If you want to incorporate mystery to your Valentine’s festivity, candles and flower petals to illuminate the way to your private Bistro J’adore are always a nice touch. SWOON! Then sit down to a table decorated with candle-lit love and set with romantic detail.

Make it a whole day! Start with breakfast in bed finished with a hand-made legend and map revealing a romantic scavenger hunt of all the places special to each of you. From the first date spot to where you first kissed to the moment you realized, I love you. Each location to be marked with a small gift and a note revealing all the things you love about your paramour. Finished up with a night cap at home illuminated with candles and for the the nights end, a Wishing Jar. Designed with love, each of you write out a wish for your life together and put it in the jar. Keep the tradition for every milestone and in a few years, open it together. 

Alright friends, this may take some planning and sneaking to keep it a secret! Surprise your loved one with a collage of loving sticky notes designed to spell “I LOVE YOU” on their powder room mirror. And when they peer back through the door, breakfast in bed will be waiting for the two of you. What a way to start the day! If you want to keep the fun going, for dinner, instead of going out, each of you order a meal to be delivered with food you think your significant other would love most. Let’s see who knows who best!

We could keep going with thoughtful gifts and date ideas, but lets talk about setting the perfect table!

I bet red and roses are the first thing to come to your mind, but remember, the beautiful plethora of colors and flowers is endless. Do not be afraid to try something he or she will not expect. Minimalism, in fact, with soft whispers of romance is something to think about. Instead of roses, incorporate their favorite flowers. Keeping the surrounding decor subtle and soft. Greenery is often over-looked, but it is so beautiful. Center your table with greenery and illuminate the table with either tall, delicate candle sticks and/or small votive tea lights. 

Lets add elegance with a full place setting. In a clockwise direction you will start with the following :: wine and water glasses, dinner spoon, knife, dinner fork, charger then dinner plates with the napkin placed sweetly on top. Soft blush napkins are an amorous touch to detail your private table. Ending with the dessert spoon and dessert fork. He or she will not wait to sit down! 

Now you have all you need to plan the most romantic of days to show your loved one just how special they are!

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day sweethearts! <3 XOXO

DUSTIN & ARIN | THE PEANUT WAREHOUSE | CONWAY, SC | EVENTS BY SANTANA

Southern charm meets a classic beauty! When I first met Dustin and Arin, I could feel the timeless love shared between these two. This sweet couple dreamt of a whimsical, romantic aesthetic with hints of a beautifully southern, rustic grace. The Peanut Warehouse in Conway, South Carolina had all of that and more. From the twinkling, idyllic lights illuminating the all-wood ceiling to the natural lumber making up the entire venue, swoon! 

To keep with the simple, yet elevated beauty of this hidden gem, we let the venue shine with soft, pale grey and blue colored linen. To accentuate each table we placed carved log centerpieces, dressed with a blend of burlap and hand-painted wine bottles and single hydrangeas. It was elegance in the simplest form. The altar was adorned with delicate white draping loosely tied on each side with a blend of burlap, white and pale blue ribbon. It sat perfectly under the chandelier lining the aisle center. 

ART Catering served a delicious feast buffet style before the guests danced the night away with DJ Ronnie. And how about that sweetly southern cake from Sky Spicer? The florals and burlap were the perfect notes to dress that decadent dessert! When the magical night had to come to an end, the bride and groom retired to one of the charming rooms at Cypress Inn Bed & Breakfast. This wedding was certainly one to be remembered! 

 

PLANNING/DECOR/DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE | The Peanut Warehouse

PHOTOGRAPHY | Jessica Keefer Photography

DJ/LIGHTING | Ronnie Russ

CAKE | Sky Spicer

FLORIST | Flowers in the Forest

HAIR & MAKEUP | Dana Ashley

OFFICIANT | Benji Simmons

CATERING/RENTALS | ART Catering

VIDEOGRAPHER | Dennis Reed

BED & BREAKFAST | Cypress Inn

Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce100 Years | Pawleys Island, SC | EVENTS BY SANTANA

The voice of businesses and the county’s biggest promoter of member success deserves a Gala worthy of 100 years of dedicated service to the Georgetown community. What an honor it was to coordinate both the 100th birthday and the end of year Gala for the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce.

To kick off such a momentous occasion we opted for a birthday celebration that commemorated some of the most iconic items that have also withstood the tests of 100 years time! The Hammock Shops porch was the perfect backdrop accompanied by uplighting provided by GlobalTruth Entertainment that took the party to another level. We showcased an menu offering some Low Country favorites - chicken and waffles, fried green tomatoes with pimento Cheese, shrimp & grits and egg rolls :: Although, it was the CheerWine and MoonPie bar that stole the show!

Also celebrating 100 years is the famous Chuck Taylor shoe which quickly became the theme for our centerpieces & floral arrangements! That’s right, we used the timeless street shoe to decorate each table! It was a great turn out, but how could it not be with The Reggie Sullivan Band playing in the courtyard gazebo. The celebration did not end here!

Sticking closely to the time of 100 years ago, we themed the Chamber’s premier event around the Roaring 20s! All the members were invited to a Roaring Night celebrating and commemorating 100 years of service. A seating lounge fit for the times was brought in by EventWorks while the most charming saxophone soloist entertained the prohibited cocktail hour. We even created a Georgetown Chamber memorabilia room with important keepsakes and tokens from their esteemed past. This end of the year bash and awards ceremony shined with black silk linen and topped with the most beautiful arrangements of white feathers and pearls. After a delicious dinner provided by Pawleys Plantation, they blew out the birthday candles of a custom gold “G” cake donated by Pawleys Island Bakery. The roaring night ended with a toast and vintage coupes full of sparkling champagne!

Happy 100 years Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce! Cheers to 100 more!

BIRTHDAY:

PLANNING/COORDINATION/DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE | The Hammock Shops Village

PHOTOGRAPHY | Magnolia Photography

ENTERTAINMENT | The Reggie Sullivan Band

CATERING | Inlet Affairs

RENTALS | Hotz Rentals

UPLIGHTING | Globaltruth Entertainment

FLORALS | Teresa Steigmann

T-SHIRTS | Great White Shirt Co

GALA:

PLANNING/COORDINATION/DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE/CATERING | Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club 

RENTALS | EventWorks and Hotz Rentals

FLORALS/DECOR/LINEN | Teresa Steigmann

BAKERY | Pawleys Island Bakery 

PHOTOBOOTH PHOTOGRAPHER | Michele Coleman Photography 

PHOTOGRAPHER | Jon Stell Photography 

ENTERTAINMENT | U-N-I Elegant Jazz & Blues 

VALET SERVICE | Shoreline Valet 

PIPE AND DRAPE | Convention Makers 

UPLIGHTING | Globaltruth Entertainment 

 

Shrimp & Grits Cook Off | Hammock Shops Village, Pawleys Island, SC | EVENTS BY SANTANA

One of my personal favorites, the Hammock Shops Village’s most anticipated event thrived its second year. That’s right! This May of 2017 marked the 2nd Annual Shrimp & Grits Cook-Off  at “the porch” in the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops. The top chefs in the area gathered to battle for the prestigious titles of People’s Choice and Best Shrimp & Grits offering their unique renditions of the crowd favorite comfort food. All proceeds from the delicious event benefitted Miss Ruby’s Kids, a Non-Profit literacy program serving families in Georgetown County. 

With the help of EventWorks rentals, the cook-off decor was themed around a vibrant blue and electric orange color scheme with pops of yellow accents. DJ Wally B with Paul Matthews Entertainment kept the energy up while guests indulged in the most savory bites. Kona Ice Truck parked just outside offered a sweet note to the days delectable palette. There was something for everyone when The Character Company came out with activities for the kids and balloon animals for all, but lets not forget the contestants! Up for the title were Bagel Cafe, Bistro 217, Hanser House, Rustic Table, bisQit, Get Carried Away, Quigley’s and Southern Comforts. Talk about a competition! 

It was not an easy decision, as each taste was exquisite, but with an esteemed panel of judges and the help of the attendees, two winners were chosen. People’s Choice went to Bistro 217 and the winner of Best Shrimp & Grits went to Southern Comforts. 

Looking forward to round 3! 

THE JUDGES:

Beth Stedman - President of Georgetown Co. Chamber

Bruce Bailey - President and CEO of Tidelands Health Care 

Charles Swenson - Editor of the Coastal Observer 

Jamie Sanderson - Georgetown Foodland

Rhett Graham - Coastal Carolina University Athletics

 

PLANNING/DECOR/DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE | The Hammock Shops Village

PHOTOGRAPHY | Moments Captured by Kelley Renee

DJ & PHOTOBOOTH | Paul Matthews Entertainment with DJ Wally B

DESSERTS | Kona Ice Truck

RENTALS | Eventworks

BEVERAGE | Lowes Foods

ENTERTAINMENT | The Character Company