Rebecca & Tim
Updated: Feb 22
10.30.2021 | Piedmont Park Greystone
How We Met
Mallory and Rebecca met at Roswell Dance Theatre years ago. They spent their middle school and high school years dancing together. Rebecca and Tim had originally planned on having their wedding in 2020, but the pandemic hit which meant having to reschedule their wedding (a few times). Once they were starting to think of a new wedding date, they reached out to Mallory to see if Marmaros was available to help out with their celebration. We were so excited to get to planning with Rebecca and Tim!
We love hearing how all our couples fell in love. But some of our favorite stories start in childhood and grow from crush, to friendship, to love (this one has a little help from an outside source!). Read how Tim's persistence gained him Rebecca's love!
"The story of Rebecca and Tim goes back to 2006, when Rebecca was the new girl in school. As soon as Tim saw her in the hallways, he instantly developed a huge crush on her. The feeling was not reciprocated...but that was okay!
The following year, they had their first class together. Tim's assigned seat was right behind Rebecca's, which made him both excited and nervous. He was not quite the smooth-talker back then, so he quietly and awkwardly stared. She knew he had the hots for her. One day, she tauntingly made eye contact while passing the class assignment back. It was then that she noticed his light blue eyes. Her feelings towards him were then...unchanged. But the idea was planted!
Rebecca was in honor classes and Tim was in on-level classes, so they did not have any more classes together until 2011. In senior year, they were in the same chorus class. Tim could once again awkwardly stare at her! But this year was different. They both auditioned for the musical, Hairspray, and both got lead roles. Their characters, Link and Amber, were dating in the play. Which meant...Tim had an excuse to kiss Rebecca!! Naturally, they rehearsed songs and choreography quite frequently. And the more they rehearsed, the better friends they became. The better friends they became, the more they started to like each other.
Since then, their love has been relentless."
Down to Business
When Rebecca & Tim booked with us we were thinking we were planning a celebration for September of 2020. We initially thought that we were planning a vow renewal celebration that was five months away, but jokes on us COVID was not going to go away by then. In an abundance of caution, Rebecca and Tim made the difficult decision to postpone the wedding from September 2020 to October 2021 because they wanted all of their friends and family by their side for the party! We proceeded with the new date, and kept working on planning it all! Besides the date, not much changed, so all of our meetings were productive and we were mainly reviewing all of the details that were already planned. We felt so prepared by the time we finally made it to October 2021. We were just so anxious to finally get to (re) send Rebecca & Tim down the aisle!
The Big Day
We were so excited when the wedding day came around! We got to Piedmont Park Greystone and unloaded our cars with the decor that Rebecca and Tim requested from us. Once we unloaded our things from the venue it was a whirlwind of all of the different vendors unloading, setting up, and making sure that Rebecca & Tim’s day was going to be stunning. Spectrum Entertainment was working on hanging lights in the main space which added such a romantic feel to the day. In the meantime, the team with Carlyle's Catering was working on setting the tables and adding decor to guest tables. Lineage Florals arrived and started to transform the ceremony spot even further - they were working on creating such a beautiful arbor for Rebecca and Tim to stand under during the ceremony. We worked on laying decor around the venue and overseeing that Rebecca and Tim’s vision was coming to life. We snuck out from the setup process to watch Rebecca and Tim’s first look and we honestly love that the first word that came out of Tim’s mouth when he saw his bride was "Damn". We agreed with him because Rebecca looked absolutely stunning in her gown from RL Couture Bridal Design, hair by Kayla Williams Hair, and make-up by Ali Gerson with Make Me Blush! Katie Sutter, their photographer, took the wedding party away to take some group photos while we went back inside to work on wrapping up the decor.
Guests started to arrive, so once Katie was done with pre-ceremony photos, we tucked the wedding party away so they could have a chance to rest before going down the aisle. We sent everyone down the aisle and instead of redoing the ceremony completely, we loved how Rebecca and Tim decided to write the ceremony themselves and point out the significance of their rings and the vows they made to one another when they first got married. Once the ceremony was over, guests were invited to enjoy hors d'ourves provided by Carlyle's and drinks at the bar while we worked on transforming the ceremony space into a reception area! Since most of the photos were taken prior to the ceremony, Rebecca and Tim joined their guests in cocktail hour. This was so special because they got to mingle with their guests and make sure they said hello to everyone throughout the night.
To kick off the reception, we brought Rebecca, Tim, and the wedding party outside so that they could have a grand entrance into the reception space. Following introductions, Rebecca and Tim did their first dance and then heard a lovely speech from Mr. Laudel, Rebecca’s father. Guests were invited to find their seats, and once the buffet was ready guests were invited to grab the DELICIOUS food from Carlyle's. Gotta give a shout out to the pimento mac and cheese that Rebecca and Tim picked to have on their menu because Mallory was looking forward to it for a month and it definitely delivered!
Once everyone had wrapped up eating dinner, Rebecca and Tim cut their cake and heard speeches from the maid of honor, matron of honor, and best man. Everyone transitioned to the dance floor to watch Rebecca and Tim dance with their parents and then the dance floor opened up! Once the dance floor was open, it was always so full and everyone was having so much fun! Evan Laudel, Rebecca's cousin, and their fantastic DJ kept the dance floor popping all night long! Rebecca used to teach Zumba, so there were a few songs where her bridesmaids and she performed some Zumba routines - so fun! When it was close to the end of the night Rebecca asked Tim what he wanted one of the last songs to be and he picked Blow by KESHA. We loved the song choice and seeing how much fun everyone had dancing! At the end of the night, all of the guests lined up and waved ribbon wands as the (re)newlyweds ran through and hopped on the shuttle provided by Topper Limo with their wedding party to head to the Sonesta Select Atlanta Midtown Georgia Tech hotel to continue celebrating together!
Rebecca and Tim definitely had to wait a long time in order to celebrate their marriage with the company of their family and friends - 812 days to be exact. They knew that it would be worth the wait once they got to celebrate with their beloved and they also knew that it was going to be a PARTY. We all hate it when a drink gets spilled at a wedding and the dance floor temporarily has to be cleared off in order for clean up or when someone stains their fancy outfit from a spilled drink. Rebecca and Tim wanted to make sure that their guests got to party with no drinks spilled, no dance floor to be cleaned up, and most importantly no stains on Rebecca's dress, so they had the idea of providing beverage bags to everyone! Rebecca described these as "Adult Capri Suns" that were refillable. We love how thoughtful Rebecca and Tim were of their guests! The dance floor was full all night long with beverage bags in hand and no-spill in sight. Such a fun (and practical) addition to any wedding day!
Happily Ever After
Mallory still remembers seeing Rebecca and Tim as each other's prom dates way back when so it was extra special to be able to be a small part of their love story! We wish them all the best and cannot wait to see how their future unfolds. Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. Pulicare!
All Hands on Deck
Venue: Piedmont Park Greystone
Photographer: Katie Sutter Photography
Hair: Kayla Williams Hair
Makeup: Make Me Blush
Florist: Lineage Florals
DJ: Evan Laudel
Catering & Desserts: Carlyle’s Catering
Bartending: Piedmont Park Conservancy
Rentals - Lights: Spectrum Entertainment
Shuttle: Topper Limo
Hotel: Sonesta Select Atl/Midtown/GATech
Dress Shop & Alterations: RL Couture Bridal Design