Tiffany + Rocky 5.5.12

Tiffany and Rocky were one of my “funnest” couples to work with.  From the very first meeting, I knew that I was going to enjoy working with them on all the creative elements and ideas they had for their big day.   Tiffany and Rocky met while attending ECU, so it really meant a lot to them to incorporate their beloved purple and yellow in the wedding decor.   However, Tiffany was adamant that she did not want the reception to look like a “pirate fest”!  Personally, I think Tiffany & Rocky did an amazing job blending wedding chic and Pirate spirit into their special day!
The ceremony and reception was held at the uber-cool Cobblestone Hall in downtown Raleigh.  Since Cobblestone is one big open space, we divided the ceremony space with ferns (thanks Princess Kate for the creative idea!) to help differentiate the ceremony and reception space. 
Triangle Catering provided all the delicious nibbles and libations while guests mingled and chatted during the cocktail hour and reception.  Since Tiffany & Rocky’s special day was held on Cinco de Mayo, guests were treated with a signature purple margarita!  Yum! 
The English Garden pulled together the most amazing centerpieces!   Tiffany wanted to incorporate lanterns and moss in her centerpieces and the team at English Garden did a great job bringing Tiff’s vision to life! 
A special “Thank You!” to Kate Peters Photography for capturing all these magnificent details!  I know it wasn’t easy working in the pouring down rain!!!
 
 
Billy Balls make great boutonnieres!
 
 
Since it was literally raining sheets of rain, outdoor pictures were out of the question.  As an alternative, I had arranged for Art Space to let us use their facility for some quick pre-ceremony pictures.   Thanks Art Space!  


One of the coolest alters ever!  The English Garden suspended willow branches and lanterns from the ceiling and created an amazing backdrop for the ceremony!

We re-purposed the aisle lanterns, and scattered them around the room for additional decor.  I just <3 re-purposing stuff!  🙂

Each centerpiece was a little different than the next.  I loved how English Garden incorporated different purple and yellow glass pieces into the mix! 

Who doesn’t love monkey tails?!  (a.k.a. Fiddlehead ferns.  Or if you’re really interested, the technical name is Uluhe “you-ley-he” Ferns)  Whatever you call them, they are adorable!

Instead of favors, Tiffany and Rocky made donations to the Wake Count Animal Shelter in honor of their two puppy’s, Titan and Riley.   Yes, those are their dog’s actual paw-prints!

Tiffany & Rocky, Thank you so much for sharing your engagement and wedding day with Premier!  It was truly our pleasure working with you guys through every step of the process!!  Your wedding day was bitter sweet for me because I knew we wouldn’t have the opportunity to chat like we had for the past 12 months!  I wish you both the best in this new chapter of life you are starting together!!