bridal show

It Still Fits!!

If you read yesterday’s post then you would know that I got the opportunity to put on my wedding dress again today for the Nashville Bridal Show! I had so much fun!

The people that photographed our wedding had a booth set up and had me stand out in front to greet people and usher them into the booth for more information. I had such a great time chatting with people and answering their questions and talking about my wedding day. The photographers, Suzette and Kevin, had me bring our album to display. Plus… they had a 24 x 26 framed bridal portrait of me hung up along with several others (here is the picture of me next to the portrait…crazy=). I also had a mother come up to me with her little girl and say her daughter wanted to have her picture taken with me…so funny! I should’ve brought my Cinderella party business cards with me…bummer. So anyway, it was a fun and memorable day for me and I am so thankful for the opportunity.

This morning after Jeremy dropped me off he when for a 9 mile run around downtown Nashville and is well on his way to the marathon. Then when we got home this afternoon he biked with me while I did my long run. I felt so good too! I did 5 miles in 1 hour and 9 minutes. So please continue to pray for good health, strength, stamina, positive attitude, endurance, will power…and all those kinds of things and we’ll continue to update you on our progress. Thanks for stopping by! Off to bed now.

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Every Woman’s Dream


Tonight my wife is carefully laying out the necessities for tomorrow – white satin gloves, a tiara, a Swarovski crystal choker, and, of course, the veil.

No, Erin’s not getting married again tomorrow – I won’t allow it.

What I WILL allow is the opportunity for her to wear her wedding gown again. She has been invited by our wedding photographer to come be a “greeter” at their booth at Weddings the Bridal Show in Nashville tomorrow. It seems that in the past year and a half they have been getting rave reviews about her bridal portrait – every bride-to-be they sit down and talk with comment on this picture. So they thought “Why don’t we bring the real girl in for the day?!?”

Erin is thrilled.

I am too – for her. Once again, the difference between man and woman is being displayed here – if someone I HIRED to do a job for me a year-and-a-half ago called me up and asked me to come stand in my tuxedo for 4 hours on a Saturday for free (they ARE giving us another print of one of our wedding photos, just for the record – a very nice and probably fairly expensive “thank-you”) I would have told them they had fallen off their rocker and hung up.

But for my wife – this is a dream come true. And rightfully so, I guess. Picking out the dress was probably one of the biggest and most important decision of the whole wedding process – I can understand how it would be fun to wear it in public again. And she’ll look FANTASTIC – that’s a given. It even somewhat appeals to the monetary part of me – I mean, we payed $xxx.00 for this dress to only wear once?!? Are you kidding me – yeah, let’s get it out again! But would I do it – would I get dressed up again? Not a chance…

Not unless my bride was standing next to me.

(You’ll hear her side tomorrow)