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Mackey House News: Feature on Blush Photos Blog!

It was such a delightful surprise to find out The Mackey House was recently featured on Blush Photos blog for the wedding of Loren and John!

Despite spurts of rain throughout their big day, this sweet couple made the best of it, and allowed the rain to create a romantic ambiance during their vows and the reception. Congratulations to Loren and John!! Everyone at The Mackey House wishes you a lifetime of happiness!

Thank you to Blush Photos for featuring this wedding and we hope to work with you again in the near future.

The Mackey House is one of the premier Savannah wedding venues, located just minutes from Downtown. For more information, please visit our Savannah wedding page, as well as join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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Savannah Weddings: Guest Wedding Etiquette Mistakes!

Planning a wedding is stressful enough, so why make it more complicated for the bride and groom by making avoidable wedding etiquette mistakes?! We’ve complied a list of a few wedding etiquette mistakes that guests can innocently make before and during the wedding day.  Follow this simple guide and you can be the epitome of the perfect wedding guest!

Not RSVPing. This is probably one of top wedding etiquette mistakes for guests to make. Just because you are close to the bride and groom and verbally told them you are coming, still send in the RSVP card. Not going to make it? Avoiding dropping off the RSVP card at the Post Office does not mean that bride and groom will assume you won’t be in attendance. Do yourself a favor and keep the couple happy by sending in your response card on time.

Don’t abuse the open bar. Even responsible adults can have a little too much fun when surrounded by dancing and celebration during the reception. Having one too many signature cocktails throughout the night will not only spoil the evening for yourself, but other guests as well.

Bringing one too many “plus ones.” If the wedding invitation you received says your name with “and guest” written beside it, that does not mean your “plus one” includes a date and children or the friend who’s staying with you from out of town. Be respectful of your bride and groom, and understand that they may not have the budget to cater to your “plus three” entourage.

Wearing White. White, ivory or cream, unless the invitation says otherwise, are the “must avoid” colors when attending a wedding! The only person who has the honor of wearing this color is the blushing bride herself.

“Fashionably late.” There is an unwritten rule for weddings, church services and graduations that you should arrive 15 minutes early. With that being said, there  is no such things as being fashionably late when it comes to a wedding. Why subject yourself to getting awkwardly  tangled in the bridal processional or being “that couple” who just shows up to the reception?

The Mackey House is one of the premier Savannah wedding venues, located just minutes from Downtown. For more information, please visit our Savannah wedding page, as well as join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Mackey House Wins 2014 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award!

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named The Mackey House as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for wedding venues in Savannah!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Historic Mankin Mansion. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“There’s no better way to start the year than by honoring the hard work, commitment and success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is exciting to celebrate a sixth year recognizing businesses whose clients believe they are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We are honored to recognize The Mackey House for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards™ winner, The Mackey House is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.

To learn more about the Couple’s Choice Awards™, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

The Mackey House is one of the premier Savannah wedding venues, located just minutes from Downtown. For more information, please visit our Savannah wedding page, as well as join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


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Wedding Trend: Gold

Brides that want to create a sense of sophistication, elegance and an air of grandeur should look no further then incorporating gold in their wedding day. We love this timeless metallic, simply because you can add it in any aspect of your wedding and outcome will be absolutely flawless. From using gold calligraphy on your invitations to adding luxe fabrics for your table linens, the options are endless!

We hope you enjoyed our insight to what we believe is one the best wedding trends of the year! Be sure to come back next Monday and check out our blog on the do’s and don’ts of wedding etiquette!

The Mackey House is one of the premier Savannah wedding venues, located just minutes from Downtown. For more information, please visit our Savannah wedding page, as well as join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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Mackey House News: Feature on J. Leigh Captures!

One thing we enjoy at The Mackey House (other than working with our fabulous brides and grooms!) is getting to work with such talented vendors. We are elated to share that we were recently on J. Leigh Capture’s photography blog for Luis and Devon’s wedding day here at The Mackey House!  Every single detail from the weather to the beautiful bride herself, was absolute perfect.  We loved working with this couple to make their wedding day “I do’s” exactly what they dreamed of!

 To see more of this wedding please visit here.

Many thanks to J. Leigh Captures for featuring this wedding in your blog! It was a pleasure working with you and we hope to work with you again in the future 🙂

The Mackey House is one of the premier Savannah wedding venues, located just minutes from Downtown. For more information, please visit our Savannah wedding page, as well as join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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