We are often asked how the two of us became friends so we thought a post would be the perfect place to share the story…
Tiffany: Prior to moving to Raleigh, I had the honor of planning weddings for many wonderful couples. Wedding planning was such a rewarding job as it allowed me to be both creative and logical. However, the best part was building relationships and friendships.
Lindsey: I became engaged to David in 2010. We lived in Raleigh but we were planning on getting married in Charlotte so we began searching for a wedding planner there. David and I contacted a planning company and drove (the two hours) to Charlotte to meet with the owner. Soon thereafter, we decided that the company was a perfect fit. The owner of the company selected the perfect planner for us…that planner was Tiffany!
Tiffany: From the first moment when I met Lindsey I knew that we would get along. You know that feeling of “instant friends”? Well, I had that with Lindsey. Over the year and half of planning, we built a strong friendship and we didn’t want the actual wedding to be over because that meant we wouldn’t see each other as often.
Lindsey: It’s true. As the wedding approached, I grew increasingly excited but also increasingly aware of the fact that my special time with Tiffany would be coming to a close. We both knew that the friendship would continue but the fact that we lived in different cities was such a bummer. I remember telling my mom on several occasions that I wished that Tiffany and I lived closer.
Tiffany: Jump to December 2011…two months after Lindsey’s wedding. I came to visit Lindsey in Raleigh, but that wasn’t the only reason I was in Raleigh. I had actually met a guy, Rudy, and was coming to spend New Year’s Eve with him. Before going to his house, I visited with Lindsey. I mentioned where Rudy lived and it was actually just a short 8 minute drive from Lindsey’s house. We joked how perfect it would be for this special guy to become my husband and I would move to Raleigh.
Lindsey: As things became more serious with Tiffany and Rudy she mentioned that she would make the move to Raleigh once Rudy proposed. I was hoping for that proposal for two reasons. Firstly, because Tiffany truly deserved her happy ending. Secondly (and selfishly), I was hoping for that proposal so I could have her just down the street.
Tiffany: Eight months later, I was moving to Raleigh with a beautiful ring on my finger and plans to be married in March 2013.
Lindsey: Needless to say, I was beyond excited that Tiffany had relocated to Raleigh! Having her live less than ten minutes away was icing on the cake. We started spending a lot of time together and realized that we were both hoping to find a creative outlet. Because I had experienced a multitude of medical issues during that time, I was no longer working. Tiffany had made the decision to leave the wedding industry and had accepted a position in the corporate world. We both were craving something more. We love fashion, baking, crafts and new experiences so we decided that starting a blog together would be such a fun experience. Plus, it would allow us to work on our photography skills.
Tiffany: After leaving the wedding industry there was a void. Something was missing. I needed an outlet…a creative outlet. When we stumbled across the idea of starting Baubles & Backdrops, I was beyond excited. Not only would this platform allow us to express ourselves, but it meant that we would be spending more time together.
…and that’s how Baubles & Backdrops came to be! We have enjoyed each and every second of this journey and look forward to the future with you all!
Tiffany & Lindsey