Happy Wedding Day: Miranda & TJ

It’s finally here! We’re so looking forward to celebrating with you two tonight at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum!

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{Image by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures}


Real Weddings: Patricia & Ryan

Today I’d like to talk about our last wedding of 2013, the beautiful intimate wedding of Patricia & Ryan. Patricia contacted me early in the year and I could not wait to start working on their event! Below is the inspiration board that started it all.

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The groom, Ryan, is a writer and editor and Patricia designs wedding gowns, what a dreamy pair, am I right? So the vintage books on the board are a nod to Ryan’s profession, the lace alludes to that of Patricia. They both love bourbon, dried flowers, and the cotton represents the south, where the wedding took place. The rope represents a bar called Rope, where they first met. From Patricia, “We had our first date on November 15th at a lovely Italian restaurant in our neighborhood, second on the 17th at a coffee shop, and third on the 19th where we returned to the place that started it all: Rope… and we’ve kind of been inseparable since then.”


Meet Patricia & Ryan! Their three favorite things to do together: 1. Cooking together. 2. Morning coffee and reading the news. 3. Wandering around Brooklyn, where they live.

mccully_131115_galloway_1323Remember how I mentioned that Patricia designs wedding dresses? well guess who designed her very own dress, yep, she did! and it looked fabulous on her!

mccully_131115_galloway_2038Back to wedding day details! We enlisted the drink pouring services of Jacob Sanford, a fellow bourbon fanatic, to make delicious Brooklyn’s and Seelbach’s for the entire wedding party. The vintage coups and rocks glasses were provided by GHEM.

Flowers_blogThe flowers were also created by GHEM. We used silver dollar eucalyptus, blush garden roses, chocolate cosmos and chocolate lace, as well as some silver brunia and ivory lisianthus, to name a few of the stems. Deer antlers made their way into the centerpieces as well as into Patricia’s bouquet, a symbolic gesture to her father, who watched from up above on this special day.

960284_795239566545_309707733_nDid I mention that we rented some awesome vintage furniture from Everthine Vintage? Well we did and Tori was amazing to work with! We had to do some shuffling around since the rain decided to join us for the occasion!

mccully_131115_galloway_1288Following the sweet, intimate ceremony, the bride & groom cut into a delicious chocolate bourbon cake by Samantha Sanford, while guests continued to enjoy tasty drinks at the bar. Samantha also designed all the signage used for the event!

1554614_795238044595_1395658347_nFollowing the ceremony in Green Square, everyone made their way to Local 11Ten for a delicious dinner. We love how we were able to transform the private dining room with vintage books and brown glass vases. We even incorporated bits of lace from Patricia’s dress onto the containers holding the centerpiece flowers!

mccully_131115_galloway_2495Congrats Patricia & Ryan! and thank you so much for the opportunity to put together your wedding! Can we do it again next year? vow renewal maybe;)? {All images above – excluding the inspiration board images – courtesy of Jade + Matthew Take Pictures}



Real Weddings: Eileen & Wesley

I am so excited on this Christmas Eve! Not only for the time off with family and all the holiday merriment but also because I get to share some images from one of our lovely September weddings with you today!! Great ready for some pretty stuff people!! May I present to you the wedding of Eileen and Wesley:


Wesley and Eileen were married in the backyard of their beautiful home, everything about this wedding was so sweet and personal. We used one of our old window panes to direct guests through the gate and into the backyard for the ceremony, one of my favorite details from the day!130928_HALLEY_glitterandhops_00496

The groomsmen lined the steps leading up to their porch or “altar”. Eileen had ties made in coordinating fabrics for each of them.130928_HALLEY_glitterandhops_00622

After the ceremony guests enjoyed refreshments, dinner {which was almost entirely made by friends and family by the way!!}, and lots of dancing!!

130928_HALLEY_glitterandhops_00696The flowers oh the flowers! This is the first wedding we’ve done where we created all the florals! One of Eileen’s most important aspects of the wedding were to have an abundance of flowers and I’m pretty sure we made her wish come true! How cute is this bride?!?

130928_HALLEY_glitterandhops_00264We were so happy to be a part of another beautiful event and we wish Eileen & Wes many beautiful years to come! {all images by Stephanie Halley}



Venue Spotlight: Brockington Hall

130720_mccully_furse_1640Looking for a wedding venue with Southern Mansion charm? look no further than Brockington Hall. The Mansion itself is of 1882 Classic Italianate villa-style and is located on a quiet, brick-paved, tree-lined residential street in Savannah’s Historic District.  Just a block and a half from the City’s famous Forsyth Park, the venue space is 4,000 square feet on the elegantly-appointed parlor floor, with 14’ ceilings, hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers and sconces, marble mantles, oriental rugs, and elevator access.

130720_mccully_furse_1668These are a few images from Laurie & Brent’s wedding there last July. Our bride, Laurie, fell in love with the venue’s front steps and porch. The couple hosted their cocktail hour on the porch followed by their reception inside the mansion.

130720_mccully_furse_1889One of my favorite things about this venue is the chandeliers!! They are simply stunning! {all images courtesy of Jade + Matthew Take Pictures}

Introducing: GHEM in-house Invitations and Printed Goods

Hello everyone! sorry for the long time no blog….what can I say, I am a busy lady, right?! Today I am super excited to announce that one of GHEM’s past brides will now be designing for our upcoming weddings! Samantha Huba is crazy/uber/amazingly/etc talented and I am so excited to have her on board! So without further adieu, meet Sam:


and some of her fabulous work:

mccully_130218_aghL11ten_0047 mccully_121204_agh_0060 mccully_121121_lirtsman_1853See how we can collaborate to create beautiful details for your wedding by inquiring below, or check out her site directly, here. {all images by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures}