Category: Honors and Awards

Last year, we helped our brides to create some of the PRETTIEST weddings, if I do say so myself. This early summer wedding at The Hill was absolutely magical. Our bride Brittany (who works with Matchstic Branding) is so good at all the things, y’all.

Look at these paper goods, which were a collaboration between the bride herself and Jess from Bohemian Ink. They are so fun and different! I am obsessed, and so grateful I got to style these pretties. Brittany is a trendsetter, too. Watercolor wasn’t really a thing last year, and I love this take on it. She also created her own wedding signage – can you say talented?

Although all of the details were stunning, the thing I loved most about Brit & Wes’s wedding day was the intention and love they poured into those around them. The details mattered – because the people mattered. Brit and Wes wanted their wedding day to exude the love of Christ! They are inclusive and dedicated friends. I couldn’t imagine a more love-filled and Christ-centered day.

Thank you to Rustic White & Rusticus Films for telling their story.

Also, a big thank you to Grey Likes for featuring this beautiful day, as well! Click to the link to see more.

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Photography: Rustic White Photography // Planning & Design: Molly McKinley Designs // Videography: Rusticus Films // Reception & Wedding Party Florals: Gardenia Floral Design // Bridal Bouquet, Flower Crown, Head Table & Signage Florals: ESTORIE // Print Design  and  Signage: Brittany Blankenship at Matchstic // Calligraphy: Boho Ink // Venue: The Hill // Cake: CECILIA’S CAKES // Band: A-Town A- List // Hair & Makeup: Jennifer C Nieman // Dress Designer: Anna Campbell // Dress Boutique: The Dress Theory // Bridesmaids Dresses: Various Designers // Groom & Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux // Shoe Designer: Something Blue by Betsey Johnson // Catering: Epting Events // Linens: BBJ LINEN // Reception Tent & Chargers: Peachtree Tents & Events // Furniture & Speciality Rentals: Blue Eyed Yonder // Farm Table & Chair Rentals: Barron’s Rentals

Hi friends! I am still pretty overwhelmed at the opportunity I was given to design an editorial “Storied Love” in Southern Wedding’s V9. I mean, that was a dream, right? When our sweet bride graced this year’s cover, I was even more blown away. Thankful doesn’t describe it!

I’m posting the magazine spreads below, but I’ll post more of my favorite images in another post soon. Special thanks to Emily and Lisa at Southern Weddings, and to my talented friends Davy and Lydia Whitener.

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Publication: SouthernWeddings // Planning, Design & Styling: Molly McKinley Designs // Photography: Davy Whitener // Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab // Invitations + Paper Goods: Lydia Whitener // Venue: Coastal Discovery Museum // Florals: August Design // Vintage Rentals and Place Settings: Southern Vintage GA // Gown: Christos Bridal // Bridesmaids: Paper Crown // Menswear: Bonobos // Ties: High Cotton Ties // Hair + Makeup: Jennifer C Nieman // Painting: Elaine Burge | Catering: Thrive Catering // Lounge Rentals: Ooh Events // Vintage Rentals: Savannah Vintage Rentals// Cake: Savannah Custom Cakes // Candles: Creative Candles // Custom Spoons: Milk and Honey Luxuries //Ribbon: Susanna Luck // Linens: I Do Linens // Hair Piece: Tessa Kim // Jewelry: Gabrielle Jewelry

We are so honored and excited for our vendors to have received “Best-of” awards from our French-inspired Valentine’s Day shoot. This was such a fun shoot to style, and our vendor team was amazingly talented.

Congratulations Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta and Carolina Herrera for Green Wedding Shoes’ Best-of Wedding Dresses! Thank you Calee Lutes for your stellar modeling!


Congratulations Lindsay Coletta for Green Wedding Shoes’ Best-of Bouquets! I loved this bouquet so much.

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A big thanks to Rustic White for always taking the most beautiful photos.


Photo by Julie Cate

We are so honored to have been chosen as a OnceWed Preferred Vendor for 2014. This has been a dream of mine for a while. I fell in love with OnceWed as a bride, so it has a very special place in my heart. Feel free to view our portfolio here. Special thanks to some our favorite photographers: Julie Cate, Rustic White, Vic Bonvicini, Jillian Zamora, Chris Isham, Michelle Landreau, and Haley Sheffield for the stunning photos of our work. We couldn’t do it without you! We are one of only five event planners in Georgia to be OnceWed preferred… oh my stars! I’m so excited.

Thank you OnceWed!


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We loved being a part of this amazing day with so many talented vendors. Thank you, Weddings Unveiled for featuring “Classic Romance” in your Fall 2014 issue. What a dream.

See more here.

Photography: Rustic White // Creative Direction, Styling + Planning: Molly McKinley Designs // Venue: The Farm at High Shoals // Videography: Munn Brothers Film // Bridal Robe: Fine and Fleurie via Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta // Bridal Gown: Chaviano Couture // Menswear: The Modern Gent // Bride’s Shoes: Pour La Victoire // Bridesmaid’s Boots: Lucky Brand // Groom’s Shoes: Calibrate via Nordstrom // Bridesmaid’s Dress: ASOS // Bridesmaid’s Earrings: Erica Weiner // Bride’s Necklace: Madewell // Calligraphy + Paper Goods: Happy Lettering // Florals: Moonflower Design // Table Runner: Silk and Willow // Rentals: Oconee Events // Hair + Make up: Claudia Mejerle // Wedding Rings: Jessie Jordan Jewelry // Getaway Car: Stephen’s Limousines // Models: Shelbey Lee Stevens, Sarah Elizabeth, and Christian James via Atlanta Models and Talent


We loved being a part of this sweet wedding at Historic Smithonia Farm as seen on Southern Living’s The Daily South. Lindsey and Andrew win the most stylish couple of the year/ best family award. From Lindsey’s mom sewing her table runners to her dad building her the amazing shutter wall, every single detail of this wedding was made with love. My favorite part of the day was the ceremony, where Lindsey and Andrew really made it a priority to center it around the Lord and share His vision for marriage. I will never forget the way it encouraged me and challenged me.

I adored every unique touch of this rustic wedding. We’re so excited to share a few photos from Paige Jones. See more photos of Lindsey and Andrew’s Athens wedding in their gallery.





















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Molly McKinley Designs is so excited to announce that we’ve won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for 2014. This award is based on reviews from our clients and represents the top 5% of wedding pros nationwide. Thanks to our 2013 couples for reviewing our services! We really appreciate it.

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For information on our services available for Georgia (and beyond!) brides, please email We can’t wait to hear from you!

We are really excited we’ve been chosen for The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” 2014! This award is based on the ratings and reviews from Georgia brides who have used our services. It’s an honor to be one of only five Atlanta planners to win this prestigious award. Thank you to all of our sweet brides (and our friends at The Knot!) for your support!

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Ahhh! I am (jump up and down, teary-eyed, call my mom) excited about our feature in Smitten Magazine with Jillian Zamora Photography. Thank you SO much Becky for choosing this photo shoot to include in your Fall 2014 magazine! So honored and over the moon to be a contributor. THANK YOU to some of the most talented vendors in Atlanta (and Texas, too!) for making things so pretty (more information below). Y’all are the best and I’m so thankful to work with you! Oh – and Jillian and James Zamora – I seriously cried when you left after knowing you for two days. I just have no words for how much I adore you guys or how much I love your work. How fun is it that you came from Texas to Georgia and we got to do this?!

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Hairstylist | Naomi Fowler – – – Makeup | Lindsey Bartell – – – Gown | Vera Wang via Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta – – – Handmade Earrings | Chelsey Burleson

About “A Lovely Lark”

Jillian and I started planning with one simple concept: birds. We didn’t want representations of birds at our shoot; we felt as though that had been done many times. Instead, we wanted LIVE birds. Needless to say, that idea was a bit too crazy. While brainstorming, I imagined a table runner made entirely of feathers. We fell in love with the idea of a neutral color palette with lots of natural, beautiful textures.  We chose a simple industrial looking venue, The Brickyard, with amazing windows and white brick walls. It was the perfect blank slate!

After meeting with Stylish Stems, we were even more excited to see that vision come to life. Jacki of Stylish Stems suggested tall manzanita branch centerpieces covered in orchids, with hanging feather orbs.  Stylish Stems added gorgeous ivory florals with amazing texture, floating candles, and a cake table covered entirely in moss.  The cake table was my favorite part. A glass cake stand made Lush Cakery‘s rustic golden cake look as though it were floating over a bed of moss, orchids, and candlelight.  It was stunning! Kelly at Robintreelane made our feather runner a reality. She admitted, at first, that she thought the idea was crazy, but the end result was so unique! Unlimited Party Rentals provided gorgeous linens, silverware, chargers, and gold chiavari chairs to complete our vision. Buzzy Craftery made invitations and menus that embodied natural glamour with elegant calligraphy, touches of gold, and twine. The handmade guest book by Yandi’s Bindings was a touch I would absolutely recommend to brides… it was so beautiful.

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Here is a peek at the spread. Purchase your copy to see the whole mag! 

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A huge thank you to everyone who made this possible… and to Sarah Chancey, my former partner, for helping me execute the planning of this fun shoot! Tayla, I cannot thank you enough for modeling for us… you did such an amazing job! Of course, we gotta thank Brittney Dumas, the only reason why I ever heard of Jillian’s work over 5 years ago. Love and miss you, Ya Ya!!