We are two friends, Tiffany & Lindsey, living in Raleigh, NC. Tiffany is a native North Carolinian and Lindsey is a transplant from California. Although we share a multitude of common interest, we both hope to add our own twist to this blog. The concept of this lifestyle blog is to simply share the things we love.
We are often asked how the two of us became friends so we thought this 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 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!