Sizing it all up.
You might say Tiffany and Derrick had a Cinderella fairy tale meeting. She was looking for shoes and Derrick worked in a shoe store. He helped her find the perfect shoes and she slipped him her number as she paid. He called her a few weeks later and the two have been inseparable since.
Knowing she was “The One,” Derrick planned a surprise Christmas Day proposal in front of Tiffany’s family. She thought he was in New Orleans with his family, but he had secretly travelled to Houston where she was visiting her family. Tiffany was totally surprised, but very happy to see him, thinking he was there to see her sick grandmother. She was even more surprised when he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him!
See Tiffany + Derrick’s feature in our 2016 Fall+Winter Print Edition below and click through the gallery above to see additional photos!
PHOTOGRAPHER + VIDEOGRAPHER: North Photography + HD Video | EVENT PLANNER/DESIGNER: Nola Event Planners | BRIDE’S GOWN: Essense of Australia, The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe | BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Jim Hjelm, Pearl’s Place | MENSWEAR: Navy Blake Ike Behar, John’s Tuxedos | GETTING READY LOCATION: Hilton New Orleans | CEREMONY + RECEPTION LOCATION: Pigeon and Prince | FLORALS + DECOR: Crystal Floral & Events Decor, Party Rentals Delivered and Nuage Designs | HAIR: Courtney Dastylist Burl | MAKEUP: Faced by Shay | BAKERY: Bittersweet Confections | ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Ram and The Brass Band | OFFICIANT: Judge E. “Teena” Anderson-Trahan
Tiffany's daughters Kamin and Kennedy gave her away at the wedding ceremony. "I always knew I wanted them to, and for it to actually happen was amazing." - Tiffany
Tiffany wanted her wedding to be intimate and elegant with a touch of blush and Kim with Nola Event Planners helped her achieve her vision.
Tiffany and Derrick wanted an intimate New Orleans wedding. They chose one venue for both their ceremony and reception and Kim with Nola Event Planners helped Tiffany achieve the elegant vision she had for her day.
"My favorite part would have to be the mother and daughters dance. It was like no one else was in the room but me and them. Every word of that song described how I feel about my daughters. They are my world. And I know I tell them daily but at that moment they understood just how much."
At the end of the reception, Tiffany changed into a second outfit that she had custom designed. She made her entrance to the reception to Beyonce's "Formation". "My husband's facial expression was priceless," she says.