When Tiffany asked Richie to snap a photo for her in a Charlotte bar, she wasn’t initially impressed that he was also from New York since she met transplants every day. But as the conversation continued, they realized not only were they from the same place but had actually lived with their backyards touching. He used to deliver parts to her dad’s business, she used to work with his daughter’s mother and the friend he was with that night went to school with her brother. Tiffany couldn’t have even made up a story like that, so she knew this was no chance meeting and that she and Richie were meant to be.
Tiffany did the majority of wedding tasks herself, including creating the escort key cards. She fell in love with the idea after seeing it on Pinterest and ordered the keys online. Blank business cards from Office Max with a cute font to dress them up served as the cards, and complementary “locks” were the place cards at the tables. The cake used the pair’s colors and paid homage to Richie’s love of hunting, nature and the outdoors. (Though the pair chose less cake and more cupcakes since they prefer them!) The “B” cake topper was an Etsy find.
Getting married during hurricane season in the South is a gamble. The couple’s plan for their September big day at Wachesaw Plantation hit a few snags when hair and makeup got cancelled two days prior. Panic ensued for Tiffany when her photographer from Charlotte cancelled at 9 p.m. the night before the wedding. Scott Smallin came through at the last minute and, judging from these photos, you would never know. The weather was sunny and perfect and although some people missed out on the celebration, the day was intimate and elegant.
Photographer: Scott Smallin Photography | Venue: Wachesaw Plantation | Cake/Cupcakes: Pawleys Island Bakery | Florist: DG Senter Designs | Entertainment: DJ Jake | Equipment Rentals: EventWorks | Transportation: Carolina Limousine| Officiant: Reverend Benjy Simmons