Monday, March 8, 2010

Q&A from the Bride

*Note - I had no idea what pictures to put on this post, so I just found some randoms!

When I first started my blog, I ultimately wanted it to be for friends and family alone and if an occasional outsider found it and liked it, then what the heck… I’d love for them to read it! Well, that was before I discovered the huge, amazing blog world! All I can say about is… WOW. While it’s totally overwhelming, it’s also fabulous at the same time! I had no idea there were so many people out there who were blogging about weddings, marriages, and just life in general! The best part about it is, you run across a stranger’s blog who you have never known of your whole life, then you start reading their blog, and you think to yourself… why have I never met this person? We could be best friends!

We all have our best friends from childhood, high school, college, and work, but what about those ladies out there who you never got a chance to meet because you didn’t live by them, go to the same college as them, pledge the same sorority with them, or work with them? It’s a shame that there’s a big, huge world out there, and no matter who you are, you will never get to see it all! Well, thanks to blogging, it IS possible to meet those strangers!

That was just some insight on my new profound love of blogging. With that said, I will go into what my post is really about! On a fellow bride blogger’s site, I noticed she had a Q&A session for her readers. I thought it was adorable, so I totally went ahead and copy and pasted all her questions to answer for myself. Read my answers, and if you have any more questions, ask them! I would love to do another Q&A on my blog! Thanks to Classy, Southern Bride for the questions!

About Our Wedding:

Did you take engagement pics?
Not yet, but when we do, I know they are going to be AMAZING! We are from Memphis and getting married in New Orleans, but I didn’t let that stop me from trying to find the best photographers out there with just the style that matched ours - who were not from either place. Photography was a #1 priority for me, so I was willing to go near or far to find the one made just for me and Tres. So where are they from? Florence, Alabama! And who are they? Armosa Studios! Check them out… they do exquisite work!

Have you picked your dress yet?
I sure have! I am so picky about everything, and I have driven myself completely insane making sure everything is “perfect” for this wedding. Surprisingly though, I found a dress in about two hours! Read the story here!

What part of wedding planning has been the most fun?
The attempt to correlate everything perfectly with our theme has been so much fun for me. It has been challenging in some cases, but I have gotten very creative!

What has been the most stressful part of wedding planning?
I am surprised I haven’t been MORE stressed out. So far, the bridesmaid dresses have made me question my sanity. Three trips down and numerous magazines and websites later, I am still not 100% sure I have found “the one.” Also, our travel has put so many little things on our to-do list on hold because there’s just no time to get it done!

Are you keeping or changing your maiden name?
Of course I am taking his name!!! I am very attached to “Tatum” though. Not to toot my own horn, but I think my last name is adorable, so it will become my middle name. :) (P.S. My girlfriends think it's hilarious that I refer to my last name as "adorable." Haha!)

Other Questions:

How long are you going to wait to have kids?
Hummm… I do not like this question. As a matter of fact, I have a feeling people asking me this after we get married will become my biggest pet peeve. It’s not something I think about at all right now, so ask me again in 5+ years.

What is the one thing about marriage that you’re most excited about?
Being with my best friend as an officially committed couple under God’s word for the rest of my life is why I am most excited. The thought of working hard together through good, bad, happy, or sad to overcome the odds and stay together until we parted by death is clearly a challenge for all couples, but I look forward to smoothing out every bump in the road Tres and I cross. Like I have said before, if I can make marriage happen with anyone, Tres is THE ONE!

Who does most of the cooking?
I cook, he grills… We split it pretty evenly. And if I cook, he’ll do the dishes, and if he cooks, I’ll do the dishes.

Where is your favorite place to shop?
BCBG Maxazria... hands down. Luckily, I go out of town a lot, so I always bolt to the nearest BCBG (since we don’t have one in Memphis). I also like the occasional Forever 21 run. Tres likes Hugo Boss and a few others, so clearly, he’ll wander his way there when we are out of town!

What is your occupation and your soon-to-be hubby’s?
We work at the same place, and let me clarify this… we do not work in the same department. I clarify because we get this all the time: “Oh how cute… ya’ll get to see each other all day every day and do work together?” We actually have totally different jobs. We both work for Varsity Brands, Inc., the cheerleading company, (what you see on ESPN is what we do… our company puts on those events). I am in media as the Content Editor of and also host of Varsity TV and Varsity News Now for our On-Demand news channel. And Tres is the VP of Sales and Operations - highly involved with the sales and marketing of Varsity.

How did you meet and how did he propose?
We met through work – officially conversing for the first time at a work friend’s birthday party. You can read the proposal story here!

PLEASE ASK MORE QUESTIONS! I am a Q&A freak! Haha! Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Andrea! Loved the Q&A, I feel so much more closer to you & Tres. Do not fret about the bridesmaid dresses, so many more are being put out the next few months, with the seasons changing. The perfect one will find its way to you! Sombrero pic is too cute & Tatum is adorable! Heck, I am naming my 1st child "Holland" regardless of gender! I adore my last name too!!!

    Now, on a non-wedding related note! Candin & I just moved into the most precious house ever in Oxford, we are soooo close to the square, so you MUST come visit asap!!!

  2. Loved reading this!

  3. What a perfect post to get caught up on your story! Ya'll seem like a power couple we would want to hang out with!! Also, I have to add that the second picture -- absolutely gorgeous top!!!!!

  4. I love this! It's so fun to "get to know" the people we read about! :)

  5. I AM PLANNING MY WEDDING TOO! Yay :) Love the blog!! xx

  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT...when you wrote that part about your last name as I was reading what you wrote about the "adorable" part I was already thinking about that night playing games when you said that and we all cracked up! It is so funny and cute!!! Ok, here is another question for you:
    What are a couple of pet peeves you guys have found out about each other...And, what are some of your favorite things too!

    Another question: Who is your favorite bridesmaid with curly brown hair from TN with a newborn?