We want our clients to feel like a guest at their own event. Our ultimate goal is for our clients to walk away from their special day floating on cloud nine convinced everything went off without a hitch (because we made sure they didn’t know about any unforeseen hitches!) We truly love what we do and are grateful to be a part of each and every couples special day!


Anna Claire Estorge

Assistant Coordinator


Tara Ruffier

Certified Wedding Planner


Nicole Conder

Owner/Senior Certified Wedding Planner


Nicole Conder

Nicole is a Senior Certified Wedding Planner with 10+ years of experience designing, planning, creating, and implementing unique and personal events for brides and other clients throughout the US. Her dedication and zeal for serving all brides and clients alike permeates the entire Premier Party Planners team. Nicole was born and raised in the hospitality industry, which has enabled her to bring a lifetime of expertise to wedding and event planning. After graduating from UNC Wilmington with degrees in Communication Studies and French, she started her career as an intern with another Raleigh-based wedding planning firm. Premier Party Planners was born in 2010, shortly after her internship ended, as she began planning weddings for her own clients. Since starting Premier Party Planners, Nicole and her team have delivered first class weddings and events for clients throughout North Carolina and abroad, including a number of destination weddings. Our philosophy is that every client should feel like a guest at their own event, and she and her team are dedicated to providing total customization, complete commitment, an affordable price, and unparalleled peace of mind to each client they serve.

My passion is for wedding planning, and I did not get into the business after ‘falling in love with planning my own wedding.’ Instead, I put in a lot of time and effort learning about the industry before opening Premier. My heart is for serving my brides, grooms, and their families, and I understand how important the wedding day is for them. Each wedding is unique and special, and as the planner, I have been entrusted with a big responsibility. I take that responsibility very seriously.” 


Tara Ruffier

Tara developed her love for planning at an early age, and through her studies at Kent State University’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, her passion for the industry only grew. After her internship in New York City where she worked with several companies planning and coordinating runway shows, she quickly realized something was missing from her career. It wasn’t until moving to North Carolina and meeting Nicole, did she find her true calling. After working as an assistant coordinator and learning various “tricks of the trade,” Tara became a Certified Wedding Planner and began taking on her own clients in 2015.

“I am absolutely in LOVE with weddings, from the dress and ceremony, to the flowers and reception. To look at a couple and see them enjoying themselves on their special day is just the best, and to know I had a hand in the process is truly the most gratifying thing in the world.”

Assistant Coordinator

Anna Claire Estorge

Anna Claire discovered her love of creating unforgettable events and experiences for guests through her time working as a Walt Disney World Cast Member. Once she moved back home to North Carolina, she was on the hunt for a career that could allow her to "make magic" for people in the real world. In the Fall of 2019, she was introduced to Nicole and the Premier Party Planners team. She has since fallen in love with the industry and every aspect of preparing and executing a wedding day, with every detail tailored to the couple's dreams and desires. Her favorite part of the wedding day is the moment the bride walks down the aisle. The anticipation and excitement experienced by the bride, her family, her guests, and her future spouse is at its peak, and it is the moment that will change the couple's lives forever! When Anna Claire is not working, she enjoys rock climbing and backpacking with her fiancé.

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