Loren and John were married at the Mackey House in Savannah GA. The Mackey House is a beautiful place to be during the holidays and we were happy to cover a winter wedding there. Rain threatened to dampen the event but held off long enough for the guests to arrive and get situated and for the groomsmen to have photographs taken outdoors. Rain started to fall during the ceremony but added to the romance and ambiance of the ceremony. As rain fell on the roof of the open pavilion the couple exchanged vows in front of a warm crackling fire. Afterwards, everyone adjourned into the main house for cocktails and group photos followed by a reception that offered a myriad of entrees and then two beautiful cakes that were enjoyed by all. As the night danced in the covered deck area enjoyed the Blush photo booth on the Mackey House’s spacious wraparound porch. The rain ended in time for the couple to have a fun sparkler send off and then depart in a 1949 Rolls Royce.
Tell us about yourself: We met during undergrad at Augusta State University. I was studying with a friend and she asked if it was ok if her friend came and sat with us while he ate lunch. I agreed, he showed up and we became really good friends. We actually didn’t start dating until a year later. I’m originally from? Wrightsville, Georgia. John is from Augusta, GA. We currently live in Columbia, SC where I’m a last year pharmacy student. John is a loss control consultant for Liberty Mutual Insurance. What we really enjoy the most is just the everyday activities, like cuddling while watching a movie or date night.
What made you select The Mackey House as your Ceremony and Reception location? We chose the Mackey House, because we both wanted a casual setting where our families could really get to know each other. Savannah was our wedding location because John’s family is in Augusta and most of mine is in Florida and middle GA…we just thought Savannah would be middle ground for everyone. Not to mention it is absolutely a beautiful city! I have always loved fall and winter weddings and we got very lucky that my pharmacy school schedule allowed a long enough break for our winter wedding. John and I especially loved the fact that once we got back from our honeymoon we got to spend our 1st Christmas together married.
What inspired you to use the metallic accents for your wedding? If you were to walk into my house you would see lots of metallic! I just really love to accent with golds, silvers and bronzes!! Now that I wrote that sounds like the Olympics! My Bridesmaids also wore metallic flats because their dresses were all long and there was no point in being uncomfortable in heels when no one would see them.
Approximate planning time for wedding: 1 year / # of Guests: 150 / Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero /Seamstress: Elite Alterations /Shoes: Anne Klein /Hair: Studio 15 (Camron Roberts) /Makeup: Brooke Winkler (sister) / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Dessy Gowns /Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang / Groomsmen’s attire: Vera Wang /Officiant: Reverend Henry Mayo / Florist: John Davis Florist / Cakes: Delectable Designs / Caterer: Magnolia Grill / Transportation: Luxury Limousine – 1949 Rolls Royce / Rehearsal Dinner: Pirates House /Guest Accommodations: Inn at Ellis Square /Honeymoon:Polynesian Resort at Disney World
Custom Items: All of the jewelry for the wedding Party was made by my Nana! John has lots of hobbies, for the Goom’s cake he chose his top 3 (Golfing, Fishing & Hunting) and then he actually designed the cake! My veil was actually from my mother’s wedding.