Tiera and Brian’s romance was made official during this dreamy ceremony dripping of lavender and purple. This southern couple’s Greensboro wedding was both classic and modern with lights, lace, and of course beautiful florals. See how this Virginia BSB and Alabama beau tied the knot this past summer.
Revolution Mill Events Center – Greensboro, NC
June 4, 2016
Alma Mater of Bride
Alma Mater of Groom
Tennessee Technological University
Current City Where You Live
Camp Springs, Maryland
How did you meet?
We met through my sister and one of her college friends. My sister spotted Brian at his job and just knew he was the one for me. Amber’s friend knew Brian already and gave her all of the details. She spread the word to me and initially I didn’t pay her any mind although I thought Brian was attractive. The next thing I knew, I was contacted by Brian, he told me he was trying to get to know me, and the rest was history!
How long did you date?
We officially dated for 2 ½ years.
How did he propose?
Brian and I were vacationing in Punta Cana, Dominican Republican for our annual couple’s trip, and this time, our upcoming anniversary. We scheduled a romantic beachside dinner for our last night on the resort. We had a wonderful candlelight dinner with beautiful love songs playing in the background. As we were finishing up our dessert, Brian grabbed my hand and told me that we’ve made incredible memories together and he wanted to make more. He told me how much he loved me and said that he wanted to ask me something as he got down on one knee to ask me to marry him. I was so excited and so shocked and of course, I said yes!!!
When did you know he was the one?
I knew Brian was the one a few months after we started dating. Brian was always such a gentleman with me. He would always open the car door, walk on the outside of the street, and he would ensure that I was taken care of and put first. His chivalrous ways and sweet spirit are just two of the things I love about him. I knew Brian was the one because he loved me in a way no other had and I couldn’t see my future without him.
What is the cutest thing he has done for you without you asking?
The cutest thing Brian has done for me would be making me a full course meal for dinner by candlelight at his home. It wasn’t a special occasion or anything but he said he wanted to do so just because I deserved it.
What is something you love about him that has completely changed your life?
One of the things I love about Brian is that he is an awesome protector and provider. I’ve always been a very independent person and with Brian, I’ve learned to not be so set on taking care of everything. Brian makes sure I am protected and treated like a queen!
What part of wedding planning made you crazy?
The part of wedding planning that made me crazy was making sure that everyone fulfilled their obligations and all of the little details I wanted to incorporate into the wedding/ceremony were done. I started to stress a little bit towards the end because I wanted to make sure everything was perfect and all of the final touches were complete.
What part of wedding planning could you not live without?
I don’t think I could’ve lived without a wedding planner/coordinator. My wedding planner helped take a lot of the stress out of the planning process and I am forever grateful.
What was your first thought the day after your engagement?
My first thought the day after our engagement was, “Oh my goodness, we’re getting married!! Let’s celebrate!”
What was your favorite part about the ceremony?
My favorite part of the ceremony was walking in with my father and taking my first look at Brian. It was such a special moment gazing at him as I walked down the aisle and I couldn’t wait to be his wife!
What was your favorite part about the wedding?
My favorite part of the wedding was spending time with all of our friends and family as we celebrated our union. It was great having everyone in one place and being able to enjoy their company.
Did you do any DIY? If so, what?
Yes. We created our own wedding place cards.
Who were your wedding vendors?
Invites – Minted
Flowers – Blossom Artistry
Catering – Pepper Moon Catering
DJ/Entertainment – Sharpe Pursuits
Dress – Ellie’s Bridal Boutique
Rentals – Southern Event Rental
Photographer – Tory Bass Photography
Videographer – Rising Virgo Studio
Transportation – Fantasy Limousine
What were your wedding colors?
Our wedding colors were lavender, purple, white, and gold.
What was your wedding theme?
Romantic, dreamy and elegant
What is your favorite part about being married to each other?
My favorite part about being married is being able to wake up every day and be with my best friend and biggest supporter. It feels great to do even the smallest things together and I cherish the time we get to spend together.
What did you learn about each other through the wedding planning process?
Throughout the wedding planning process, we learned that our patience with each other is pretty good. We were patient with each other throughout the entire process and were able to get through the planning phase without either of us becoming bride or groomzilla!
What southern traditions did you do at your wedding?
Our wedding was held outdoors in a beautiful open courtyard.
Did you have any southern food on your menu? If so what and why?
We didn’t include any southern food on our wedding menu.
What southern decor did you include in your wedding?
For our wedding favors, we utilized miniature personalized mason jars filled with chocolate candy. Brian gave his groomsmen “Whiskey sets” that included Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, personalized flasks and shot glasses.
What did you love about being a southern bride?
I enjoyed having our wedding outdoors surrounded by all of our friends and loved ones.