20 Questions with Raina & Mariah

September 11, 2019

 

 

We'd like to reintroduce ourselves since its been a while! 

 

 

 

 

Meet Raina, the owner of Weddings & Events by Raina. 

1. If you could have any pet (real or fictional) what would it be?

Mr. Narwhal from the movie "Elf".

 

2. What are you most scared of?

Failure. And sadly, failure is all part of learning and we are always learning...every single day. Also, mushrooms. They want to kill me. (I'm fairly allergic.)

3. What excites you most about Weddings & Events by Raina?

I love being able to help our couples say YES to less stress so they can enjoy the happiest time of their lives together and not worry over all the little details. 

 

4. What is the cheesiest song you have memorized?

Ha!! Ha!! Well, does "Baby Shark" count? I will even do the whole dance for y'all, too!

If it doesn't count in your book, pick any of the 80's pop songs...they are all pretty cornball and I know them all!!

 

5. There are two kinds of people, hot dog people and non-hot dog people.

Which are you?

I simply cannot understand those non-hot dog people. They just don't know what they are missing out on!

 

6. What is the worst pickup line ever used on you?

I'm learning about important dates in history. Wanna be one of them?

7. We all know you LOVE "Frasier", but what is your favorite current TV show?

I really do love "Frasier". I still watch it every night, but I'd have to say that my favorite current TV show, ever since "Veronica Mars" broke my heart, has been "The Good Place".

 

8. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you would take with you?

- Lots of fresh water

- A fully charged satellite phone

- The cast of "Gilligan's Island" so I can live in luxury while I wait for my rescue

 

9. What is your favorite part of a wedding day? 

That moment of anticipation and nervous excitement just before the walk down the aisle. 

10. We know you love to travel. Where do you want to go visit most in the world next?

Well, I've spend a great deal of time in Italy and I've seen 39 of the lower 48 states, so I'd like to finish that list. However, I would not be mad about a trip to England, Scotland and Wales. 

 

11. What are your hobbies? 

In addition to reading, I have a massive collection of house plants that I propagate and swap with other house plant lovers. I also love to cook & bake! Too bad my husband isn't as much of a foodie as I am. 

 

12. What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an astronaut ballerina with her own massive library and intergalactic reading nook.

13. What is your favorite book (or top five if you can't narrow it down)?

Every year I re-read the entire Anne of Green Gables series. I have been doing this since I was 7. 

I also love anything by Christopher Moore, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson and anything by Michael Pollen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. How long have you been with the love of your life?

We dated for 10 years before finally tying the knot. Since then, we've been married for 17 years. I am almost to the point in my life where we've been together longer than we haven't.

15. What is your favorite season? 

Wedding season, of course!!

 

16. What is your biggest flaw?

Honesty. I will keep my opinion to myself, but if asked, I will not lie. I will tell you truthfully if I think something is a good idea or not. 

17. What is your favorite cocktail?

I love gin gimlets with Hendrick's and freshly squeezed lime juice.

18. When I dance I look like _______?

I've been told I resemble a spider on a hot plate. Ha! Ha!!

19. What is your favorite article of clothing?

Well, its not technically clothing...I'd have to say my pearls. I wear them nearly as often as Lisa Simpson wears hers.

 

20. If you had one, what would your theme song be?

"Walking on Sunshine" Katrina and the Waves...I dare you not to be in a good mood after hearing that song.

 

Meet Mariah, lead planner at Weddings & Events by Raina. 

1. If you could have any pet (real or fictional) what would it be?

Air Bud, so he could play all the sports with me. That dog is AWESOME.

 

2. What are you most scared of?

Not being on time! I literally have nightmares about this.

3. What excites you most about Weddings & Events by Raina?

I love working with couples from different cultures and getting to experience new traditions!

 

4. What is the cheesiest song you have memorized?

“I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys

5. There are two kinds of people, hot dog people and non-hot dog people.

Which are you?

Hot dog. We can only be friends if you’re also a hot dog person.

 

6. What is the worst pickup line ever used on you?

My sister and I were eating at a Culvers when a clown came to the table, flexed, and said, “you got a band-aid, ‘cause I’m cut.” I don’t eat inside Culvers anymore.

7. We all know you LOVE "Friends", but what is your favorite current TV show?

I love The Great British Baking Show even though I have never enjoyed baking. I leave that to Raina.

 

8. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you would take with you?

A Satellite TV (so I could keep track of all the sports, of course), lots of SPF 100 sunscreen (because I ALWAYS sunburn) and a Lifestraw (so I could survive).

9. What is your favorite part of a wedding day?

Seeing the Bride’s excitement right before she walks down the aisle!

10. We know you love to travel. Where do you want to go visit most in the world next?

Next on my bucket list is visiting all of the MLB stadiums!

 

11. What are your hobbies? 

Watching sports. Playing sports. Basically, anything sports.

 

12. What did you want to be when you grew up?

I always told my parents I wanted to be a Forensic Chemist. I took one chemistry in college and became a wedding planner instead.

13. What is your favorite book (or top five if you can't narrow it down)?

It depends on my mood! I currently love the “Me Before You” series by Jojo Moyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. How long have you been with the love of your life?

It has been 8 years and we are FINALLY getting married next May!

15. What is your favorite season? (It's football season, right?!)

Football season (college football to be exact)! Boomer Sooner!!

 

16. What is your biggest flaw?

That I wait WAY too long to put away laundry after it’s folded.

17. What is your favorite cocktail?

Maker’s and Dr. Pepper

18. When I dance I look like _______?

Shania Twain circa 1990’s. Two stepping and line dancing all the way!

 

19. What is your favorite article of clothing?

Earrings. I NEVER go anywhere without them!

 

20. If you had one, what would your theme song be?

“Amarillo by Morning” by George Strait. There’s no meaning behind this, it’s just my favorite song!

 

PLAN YOUR EVENT!

Are you in the beginning planning stages for your wedding? Give Weddings & Events by Raina at call. Raina, Mariah and our entire team of wedding planners can't wait to help you with all the details so you don’t have to worry.  Contact us today at (615) 956-1313.

 

 

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