Entrepreneur and restauranteur Mychel "Snoop" Dillard and Sidney Jackson first met in Miami in May 2018. After falling in love and growing their relationship, Snoop decided to surprise Sidney with a proposal four years later at their home.
As the co-owner of multiple Atlanta-based restaurants and lounges with the rapper 2Chainz, Snoop understood the importance of hiring a great team to bring together a large event. The couple's advice to others planning a wedding? "It would be to pick your wedding planner wisely and make sure to check their references," they share. Snoop and Sidney tapped PMBK Events to execute their wedding vision. "The process was pretty seamless because we hired a wedding planner right out the gate. We put the entire process in their hands."
As for the vision? "We wanted an upscale wedding. We want everyone to feel luxurious when they walked in the room," share the couple. To fit that elevated feel, they decided to host their nuptials at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. "We love the classiness and elegance of the Four Season," they share. "We also love the service that we receive when we go there."
On the very special date of 2/22/22, Snoop and Sidney tied the knot in front of 181 of their closest family and friends. Ahead, see more from the special day planned by PMBK Events and photographed by Second Shots Photography.
Sidney got ready that morning with her bridal party and beauty team. "I wanted a soft glam look as I don’t like heavy makeup," she shares. "I stuck with a nude palette." The bride chose makeup artist Donovan Lamar to execute her stunning classic look. To prep her skin for the application, she notes, "I kept my face clean with dermaplaning and lots of water."
Loose curls and an ornate hair piece by stylist Glam by Maame beautifully framed her makeup. As for her nails, Sidney picked out a "very classy nude" hue. She finished her wedding day beauty with a spritz of Maison Francis Gentle Fluidity.
As for her dress? Sidney donned a Swarovski crystal-embellished mermaid gown by Winnie Couture. The bride knew it was the one since "it fit perfectly and I knew my wife would love it." Her advice to other brides looking for their dress? "Keep an open mind–don’t count anything out until you try it first," she says.
Snoop got ready for the big day by writing personalized vows for her bride-to-be in her hotel room.
Snoop recruited Miguel Wilson to create her wedding looks for the day. "I had Miguel Wilson on-site to help with any issues getting dressed," she adds. She accessorized her sleek black suit to walk down the aisle with custom Cartier Glasses, Giorgio Armani shoes, and custom cufflinks. She topped off her look with her favorite scent Bond #9.
Accents of white, gold, and emerald defined the wedding day palette. This was translated in the ceremony décor with a stunning altar with unique arches, white florals, and tall candles lining the aisle.
Snoop and Sidney had each of their mothers walk them down the aisle. As Sidney glided to the altar, the singer Case performed the song “Happily Ever After.” "We didn’t do a first look," notes the couple. "We wanted the first time we saw each other was down the aisle. We didn’t see each other after midnight, on the night before."
We both wrote our own vows. They mostly centered around our feelings about each other, how we met, and how we plan on making this marriage last forever.
Tears arrived as the couple shared the vows they wrote for each other. "They mostly centered around our feelings about each other, how we met, and how we plan on making this marriage last forever," explains the couple.
After saying "I do," the Dillards (and their pup!) recessed to cheers from their guests.
While narrowing down their guest list may have been the most stressful part of planning for the newlyweds, they said actually getting married was the easiest part of the process. "We have always been confident in our decision to get married. So this was, hands down, the easiest," the couple shares.
Family and friends were dressed to the nines in black tie to serve as the couple's wedding party. Bridesmaids fit the wedding palette in sleek one-shoulder emerald green dresses.
An outfit change took place before the newlyweds headed into the reception. Sidney stunned in a jumpsuit from The Ivy Showroom and Snoop wore an emerald and black suit from the Miguel Wilson Collection.
The reception room was transformed with hundreds of beautiful white florals, tall candles, and gold place-settings. Guests were treated to a choice of chicken, steak, or salmon for dinner, as well as a fun signature margarita-inspired cocktail called Seal the Dill.
We also had Keke Wyatt perform 'My First Love' as we had our first dance. The night was truly magical.
It was a celebratory moment as the newlyweds walked into the reception before starting their first dance. "We picked a lot of special songs to be played at the wedding, along with a saxophonist. We also had singers come perform our favorite songs," share the couple. "We also had Keke Wyatt perform 'My First Love' as we had our first dance. The night was truly magical."
Snoop and Sidney then had turns dancing with their mothers to the tunes of “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men and “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder.
Surrounded by its own arch of blooms and greenery, the eight-tiered vanilla and red velvet wedding cake was definitely a showstopper of the evening.
One of the couple's favorite parts of the day? "Sharing the day with our closest family and friends," they note. After tying the knot, the Dillards are off to celebrate their honeymoon on a tropical escape to St. Marteen and St. Barths.
Ceremony and Reception Venue The Four Seasons Atlanta
Planner PMBK Events
Officiant Melinda Guess
Bridal Stylist Kinsey Paul
Bridal Gown Designer Winnie Couture
Bridal Jumpsuit The Ivy Showroom
Bridal Shoes Georgio Armani
Groom’s Attire Miguel Wilson Collection
Engagement Ring Chris the Jeweler
Wedding Bands Diamond Boi
Floral Design Akeem Clayton Designs
Invitations Papered Wonders
Ceremony & Reception Music JMeel
Sax Player Chris the Sax King
Stage and Dance Floor Indaglow Productions
Rentals Iconic Décor Rentals
Uplighting and Sparklers Uplight Your Event
Videography Bricks Group Media
Photographer Second Shots Photography