Charleston Wedding

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

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

SAIL AWAY WITH ME | JENNIFER & AMANDA | MAGNOLIA PLANTATION, CHARLESTON, SC

I met Jenny & Amanda almost 5 years ago through a mutual friend. I could immediately tell they were amazing individuals and we instantly clicked! Our friendship quickly developed and each step of the way, their love for one another never ceased to amaze me! They are both so outgoing and loving with hearts of gold. 

We planned their wedding for almost 2 years and even had to move the date from a Saturday in October to a Monday in December due to Jenny’s deployment (United States Coast Guard). The winter wonderland themed wedding was one to remember. 

Magnolia Plantation Carriage House in Charleston, SC was the perfect location for the ceremony & reception. It was surrounded by over-grown oak trees, colorful gardens, and sat directly on the Ashley River. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens has been selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens” by Travel +  Leisure Magazine

Jenny & Amanda are always the life of the party and what better way to prove that than to have mini fireball shots for guests at the end of your ceremony? It was a fun surprise for everyone, even the officiant pulled one out of his coat! 

The cocktail hour continued the excitement with a “shuck-it-yourself” oyster roast! After the guests cleaned up and took their seats in the Carriage House the bridal party stormed in with yellow Steelers “Terrible Towels” (Jenny’s family are HUGE Steelers fans).

After a southern-style dinner by Crazy Dutchman Catering, Jenny & Amanda cut into a rainbow layered cake decorated to look like white birchwood.  Followed by cake, guests enjoyed a bourbon & cigar bar on the back deck as the sun set over the river. 

Ryan of Globaltruth Entertainment, didn’t need much to pump up this wild crowd! It was a night full of dancing, drinking and good times! 

"In high tide or in low tide I'll be by your side" -Bob Marley

 

PLANNING/DECOR/DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE | Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

PHOTOGRAPHY | Amslee Agency

DJ//LIGHTING | Globaltruth Entertainment

CATERING//BAR | Crazy Dutchman Catering

CAKE/DESSERTS | Sweet Rhi

BRIDAL GOWN//BRIDESMAID DRESSES | Little White Dress

GROOM//GROOMSMEN ATTIRE | Express   

TRANSPORTATION | Charleston Style Limo

OFFICIANT | Bill Pennauchi 

HAIR & MAKEUP | Sharon Low & Joanne Shipley