Wedding Inspiration

Lily McGregor Photography, 2000AD Concepts in Floral Art, Bold American Events, Needle & Thread, Pastry Shells

Weddings today come in all shapes, sizes, colors and styles.  This is what makes wedding planning so intoxicating, especially in Atlanta!  With compelling venue options, epicurean catering sources, gifted event designers, and forward-thinking couples, our fair city has more than its share of wedding inspiration!

Lily McGregor Photography, 2000AD Concepts in Floral Art, Bold American Events, Needle & Thread, Pastry Shells

King Plow Arts Center, Lily McGregor Photography

Take my recent King Plow wedding, for example.  It was an inspired collaboration between mother, daughter, planner, florist, photographer, even the wedding party contributed to the utter coolness of this event.  The colors were black and gold, the reference was 20’s modern, individuality ruled the day and the results were outstanding!

Lily McGregor Photography, 2000AD Concepts in Floral Art, Bold American Events, Needle & Thread, Pastry Shells

Amanda & Bill October 2016, Lily McGregor Photography

With the non-traditional placement of the ceremony at the back wall, the stylized aisle vases handmade by the bride’s mother, the altar flanked with iron colonnades and bedecked with antique vessels, floating candles and flora a la Al Dellinger…. everything about this backdrop set an ambiance of mood and beauty.

Lily McGregor Photography, 2000AD Concepts in Floral Art, Bold American Events, Needle & Thread, Pastry Shells

Sami Michelsen, Vocalist ~ Nick Whitson, Accompaniment

But the edgy vibe didn’t stop there.  The ceremony commenced with guests being treated to an exquisite live vocal as the wedding party processed, timed for the bride to approach her groom at the lyric, “I love lying next to you, I could do this for eternity…”  Hauntingly gorgeous is the only way to describe the gift of this performance, and the fullness of the love behind it.

Lily McGregor Photography

DJ Nkosana Nkomo, Cake by Pastry Shells, Lily McGregor Photography

As guests dined on perfection prepared by Chef Tyrone Davis of Bold, the dance floor rocked and swayed to the ultra-personalized play list hand-selected by the groom.  And yet, one of the most rewarding parts of this wedding is still in the making.  Yes, I’m talking photography!

Lily McGregor Photography

Lily McGregor Photography

Even with the most elaborate or chic or elite styling, it takes an exceptional photography team to capture, render and deliver the feeling of the night.  Preview images of this rock star wedding show that the seriously talented Lily McGregor has done just that.

From its conception, this wedding became everything the bride, and the groom, their lifelong closest friends, and their families had hoped and planned for, and then some.  It was classy and cool, easy and fun, and ultimately a delicious celebration of two unique souls uniting in life and in love…”for eternity.”