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2015 Spring Wedding Trends

Spring wedding trends are finally here! If you want to have a fabulous spring wedding too, make sure to check out with some of our favorite trends because they will definitely inspire you!

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  • Colored wedding dresses. This year, wedding gown designers have pushed the “colored wedding dress” idea even further. While blush pink is still popular, wedding dresses this year come in many other shades as well: gray, silver, dusty white and even black-and-white combinations! If you want to stick to the “white dress” tradition, that’s perfectly fine. But if you want to be a bit more daring, such a dress would be an amazing choice!
  • Masala. This is the it color in terms of spring wedding trends – and you will definitely fall in love with it as well. Toned down and yet still bold enough, perfect both for very elegant weddings and for rustic-chic weddings, Masala is indeed a wonderful option. Pair it with white, roasted almond or bolder colors and you will create a wedding décor that is truly remarkable!
  • Vintage. Over the past few years, we have seen how vintage weddings became extremely popular out there – and it seems that the beginning of 2015 makes no exception from the “rule”. You don’t even have to plan a “100%” vintage wedding – just “sprinkling” it with vintage motifs will be more than enough if you want a fashionable, elegant and stylish wedding.

The Mackey House is the perfect venue for your Big Day. Surrounded by the splendid beauties of Savannah and with a historical building we are more than proud of, we can guarantee our venue will make for an unforgettable wedding. Come check us out and see for yourself!

 

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5 Unique Wedding Ideas Your Guests Will Never Forget

Everyone wants their unique wedding to be unforgettable – both for themselves as the newlyweds and for their guests too. If you want your Big Day to be truly unique and if you want your guests to remember it forever, here are some very special wedding ideas to inspire you:

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  1. Say bye-bye to the traditional tiered wedding cake. Of course, tiered wedding cakes are beautiful – but if you want to be unique, you might want to think outside of the box at least a bit. Replacing your tiered cake with a cake bar, with a pie bar or with a candy bar is a great idea. Also, having a “naked” cake is a very popular idea these days as well, so you might want to look into it.
  2. Bring a very fun photo booth (or other forms of entertainment). Aside from the great music and delicious food, your guests may want to be entertained in other ways too. Bringing a photo booth, party games or entertainers can be really fun for everyone at the wedding.
  3. Have a special aisle runner for your ceremony. Replace the “elegant” aisle with something meaningful for you: pictures of your parents, an aisle that marks the most important moments in your relationship, your favorite flowers’ petals, and so on. Your guests will definitely appreciate the beautiful thoughts behind your idea!
  4. Illuminate your wedding venue. Spectacular lightning can make for absolutely astounding décor. In fact, you will not even need much else than some flowers and beautiful lightning. From “starry night” décor to “light rain”, there is a myriad of options when it comes to this – and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune either!
  5. Serve your guests with some informal snacks. Popcorn, cotton candy, doughnuts, ice cream from a truck – all these ideas are absolutely great for a wedding full of personality. Even more than that, they are fun, everybody loves them and they can be a great source of entertainment for guests of all ages too!

Here at The Mackey House, we want every wedding we host to be absolutely MAGIC. Come visit our amazing location, take a look around and allow us to host the most important day of your life! You will not regret it!

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Venue Ideas For Your Winter Wedding

One of the most important steps in making sure that your Big Day turns out just as you have always dreamed it to be is analyzing all the venue ideas for your winter wedding. Which ones work with what themes and how do you actually make the final choice? Read on and find out more.

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  • • In short, almost every type of wedding venue can work with a winter-themed wedding. However, if you have something very particular in mind, you should make sure to pick a venue that suits your ideas.
  • • For instance, if you plan on having a rustic wedding, you should choose a countryside venue that can help you decorate everything according to your theme. Winter Wonderland-themed weddings, on the other hand, work best with large ballrooms and luxurious restaurants.
  • • If you want a winter wedding that is themed around the idea of coziness, a historical venue would make for a marvelous choice. Also, the same kind of venue can work with vintage winter weddings and even with rustic-chic weddings too.
  • • Make sure that whatever venue you choose for your winter wedding, it will leave you with enough flexibility to decorate it according to your theme. Regardless of how great your venue ideas for your winter wedding are, if your venue is not suitable for what you have in mind, nothing will look as you have originally imagined it.
  • • Flowers and lightning are among the most important parts of the décor so pay attention to how you choose them for your winter wedding. Strings of lights and white flowers adorned with dripping crystals work marvelously with winter weddings and they can be incorporated in just about any type of venue out there.

If you are searching for the ideal venue for your Big Day, don’t forget to check out The Mackey House. Our historical venue is surrounded by stunning natural beauties and it will provide you with the perfect “setting” for a magic winter day everyone will remember forever!

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Incredible Bachelor Party Ideas Your Friends Will Never Forget

If you are like a lot of men out there, you have probably gotten tired of bachelor party ideas that always involve strippers and clubbing. If you want this party to be unforgettable, you might want to go beyond these “traditional” types of parties. Here are some bachelor party ideas to inspire you in creating the best bachelor party ever planned on the face of Earth:

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  • Choose a theme for the party. It may or may not be related to the wedding theme – but make sure it’s something the bride would genuinely enjoy. From parties themed around certain types of drinks colors to barbecue parties, everything is allowed so do not be afraid to get creative with this.
  • Whiskey tasting. Ever man enjoys good, quality spirits – but the truth is that most of them don’t actually get to attend a whiskey or wine tasting. If you know your friend would genuinely enjoy these types of bachelor party ideas, you can get everyone for a whiskey tasting at a fancy place. This will definitely be something none of the guests will ever forget!
  • Game night. From poker to bowling and to video gaming, all man have their “pet game” they would always enjoy playing. Organize a game night with good beer, delicious snacks and excellent company and your friend will definitely appreciate the idea.
  • Rent an entire beach house. Forget about drinks at the bar and settle for something more…private. Rent a beach house and throw the best party there. Don’t forget to bring in cigars, whiskey and all the treats your friend would really like to have at his bachelor party!

If your friend is still at the beginning of his wedding planning and/or if he hasn’t found the right venue just yet, don’t forget to introduce her to The Mackey House. Surrounded by the stunning natural landscape and beautiful history of Savannah, our venue makes for truly unforgettable weddings every single season! Come visit us and ask us for more information!

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5 Wedding ideas inspired by Valentine’s Day

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There’s nothing more romantic in the whole wide world than making a commitment to love someone for the rest of your lives. Weddings are, indeed, among the happiest events in people’s lives and most of the couples out there will want their Big Day to be truly special from all points of view.

If you would like your own Big Day to be inspired by the most romantic celebration of the year, make sure to read on because we have gathered some really nice ideas that could help you create an unforgettable wedding.

  • Heart-y shoes. Even if your dress will be white, you can still add a pop of color to your bridal look. Choose a pair of shoes inspired by Valentine’s Day and match it with your bridesmaids’ shoes too. Black and white shoes look simply stunning when decorated with large hearts on it so don’t be afraid to be a bit daring!
  • A red cake. Without any kind of doubt, red is the most passionate color in the whole wide world. For a classy, unique and delicious cake, talk to your confectioner and create something based on red cake and white frosting. There are lots of combinations you can use so don’t worry about having a limited range of options to choose from.
  • Roses. There is probably no other flower on Earth to be associated with romance more than roses. White, pink or red, roses can make for the perfect Valentine’s Day wedding decorations.  You can choose to be traditional and to use only one rose color for your décor or you can choose to be a bit more eclectic and combine more of them in your flower arrangements.
  • Cupid’s cupcakes. These little desserts are so popular with weddings these days that we wouldn’t be surprised if Cupid himself invented them! There’s an almost limitless number of ways you can decorate your cupcakes for a Valentine’s Day wedding – and all you need is a good confectioner and a dash of creativity.
  • Red and pink candy favors for your guests. If you want your wedding favors to fit into the theme as well, fancy candy boxes will be a great choice. Go for colors that express passion and love (such as red and pink) or for models that are inspired by Valentine’s Day and you will perfectly complement your wedding theme.

 

Here at The Mackey House, we would be more than happy if you chose to plan your wedding at our venue. Come visit us and convince yourself that we are among the most romantic, graceful and beautiful venues in the entire area of Savannah!

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