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}




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}

Featured: Savannah Magazine Cover Story

1426195_10151763428882199_516296770_nHello! I am so excited to share that a photo shoot I put together and styled was featured on the cover of the current issue of Savannah Magazine. If you haven’t already picked up a copy, YOU NEED TO! The entire magazine is full of amazing-ness.

EntFeature-1-1024x685(pp_w894_h598)New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays and it’s fast approaching! I hope you have as much fun reading + viewing the pages as I did creating them.

EntFeature-6-1024x685(pp_w894_h598)Of course, I couldn’t have done it without the help of my fellow Savannah wedding vendors: Brockington Hall – Venue / Lavender & Honey Designs – Paper Goods / Thrive Cafe – Catering / Dollface by Jules – Hair & Makeup / Gray Linens, Tables & Wooden Chairs – Savannah Special Events / Photography – Izzy Hudgins Photography / Macarons – Maison de Macarons / Flowers, Decor & Styling – GHEM

EntFeature-7-1024x690(pp_w894_h602)Not to mention all my beautiful models: Michael Campanaro, Jacob & Samantha Sanford, Victoria Williams, Christopher & Melody Munn.






Southern Cheer: Smitten Mag Feature

130123_mccully_WU_03Did y’all see our beautiful shoot in the latest Smitten Mag? Yea? We hoped you love it as much as we do! No? where have you been?! You better head over there and purchase a copy! {Image by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures – Table Number by Strawberry Moth – Flowers by Harvey Designs – Rentals and Styling by Gray Harper Event Maker}