Part II of this New Orleans wedding does not disappoint! Andrea and Tres had their three-tiered cake made by NOLA staple, Gambino’s. The cake was topped with magnolias, the state flower of Mississippi, and the pretty pink color was matched perfectly to a swatch of Andrea’s bridesmaids’ dresses! The newlyweds danced the night away at the beautiful antebellum home at Southern Oaks Plantation where Armosa Studios captured the gorgeous wedding.
Describe your wedding cake: We got our wedding cake from the one and only Gambino’s, a New Orleans staple. We had three layers: red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, buttercream cake with buttercream icing, and another layer of buttercream cake with raspberry icing. A swatch of my bridesmaids’ dresses was given to the baker to make the cake the exact pink color of their dresses, and it was topped with magnolias, continuing the Southern theme. The taste of the cake was more important than anything for us, and Gambino’s was a charm!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? It was difficult planning a New Orleans wedding in Memphis, but Tres and I made several trips down to The Big Easy to get everything squared away. We were lucky enough to have such great vendors, that we never ran into a problem too stressful.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? After we were pronounced husband and wife, walking down the aisle hand in hand was one of the warmest feelings I’ve ever had. I knew we were going to ride away in the horse and carriage together, but we had no idea our venue, Southern Oaks, would make the conclusion of our ceremony so exhilarating. When we got in the carriage, the Black Eyed Peas song, “I Got a Feeling” began to play. The carriage circled around our guests who were all standing and clapping their hands to the music. When we got to the front of the aisle, out of nowhere, streamers and confetti came down on top of us and fireworks went off in the distance. Tres and I were completely surprised and our guests were in complete awe. A lot of smiles, laughs, and a complete celebration came from that moment, and I felt it was a perfect, fun beginning to our new life together.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We each wrote our own vows to each other. The vow I made to Tres that I take most to heart is: “I promise to love you more tomorrow than I do today and love you even more each day to follow. And if times get tough, to promise to pull these vows out, read them, and remind myself of what I promised you on this day.”
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? One of the main aspects of our relationship is how much fun we have together, and right now we are enjoying life as a married couple and living it to the fullest. We have already traveled together so much in just the seven months we have been married and have many more travels planned for the future. We are both very focused on our careers and will continue to support and encourage each other in the work we do. Mostly, we are blessed to have found each other and are looking forward to our everlasting lives together!