Stacey & Tasha Wed @ The Mackey House

This premier wedding venue overflowed with southern charm for this Illinois couple.  Of course, Stacey and Tasha brought their own charm to The Mackey House along with friends and family from all over the United States.  Not only was the venue a premier venue, the vendors chosen by the bride were also premier vendors.  The list includes Jerina Mac Photography (Savannah), Southern Graces (caterer, florist and detail decor from Beaufort, SC), Rev. Joe Wadas (Savannah), DJ Joe Kollege (Chicago, Ill.), and planners Jackie Weems & Genise Walker.

The Couple.  Stacey & Tasha met in September of 2001.  Tasha had been out with her friends, celebrating her birthday.  At the end of the night, hugs and goodbyes were said to her friends and there stood “Mr. Right”.  Yes, I’m talking about Stacey; who at that time was a stranger asking, “Where’s my hug?”.  Now who in their right mind would turn down a request from such a handsome.  Well, of course, Tasha being the friendly person that she is, gave Stacey a hug that would make him think he had been a friend forever.

Although their courtship was brief, they maintained their friendship over the years.  In August 2010, they rekindled their relationship and on September 6, 2015 they became engaged.

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Joey + Taylor Wedding at The Mackey House

As soon as Taylor and Joey arrive at The Mackey House, you can see and feel the excitement through those two and their wedding party.  The guys have this awesome “mancave” and the girls have a “princess-like” suite to relax in and begin to transform themselves into the picture perfect wedding party Taylor has always dreamed of having on her wedding day.  As the caterers, florist, DJ, and wedding planners are doing their part, I, as the wedding day photographer, am on the move capturing every special moment taking place.

Taylor and Joey brought their “A” game on hiring the following vendors for their spectacular wedding day celebration:

Photography: Jerina Mac Photography ,Florist:  John Davis, Caterer:  Southern Graces, Venue Location:  The Mackey House, Officiant:  Devin Strong, DJ & Wedding Coordinator:  Dave Gibson

This athletic couple met through mutual friends and started to realize sports was just one of many things they had in common.  Joey was playing baseball at Armstrong University and Taylor had just transferred to Armstrong to play soccer.  What better place for Joey to propose to Taylor than the first place they met…the baseball field.

Shawn & Kara | Jerina Mac Photography

Okay, when I say this is a beautiful couple, I mean both inside and outside.  Both are easy on the eyes and kind from the heart.

Shawn and Kara met each other on a blind date at the 5 spot on November 11, 2014 and have been together ever since.  As quiet and laid back as Shawn is, he’s also got a “sneaky” side to him.  He planned the proposal with Kara’s coworkers.  When Kara was on call for work, he had one of her coworkers call her to come in to work unexpectedly.  When she got there, Shawn was there with rose petals and candles everywhere.  He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

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