|in the limo going to the premier of the show!|
|they let me be me, and i love them for that.|
|Scott, me Monika and Kim! Kim, the far right is the senior producer for the show and a dear friend of my heart. Dang, some of the sweetest, coolest people. They were just like our family by the time our wedding rolled along. I love you guys.|
Fast forward many moons...haha. Well, there was no doubt to everyone that we were enjoying married life. ;) Can you say BUMP alert? At the premier of the show at the studios in Dallas in April. I went straight up after 5 boho. Thank you Isabel Oliver for making THE most comfortable maternity dress.
One of the editors and one of my dear friends, Monika admiring my bumpiness
My parents and I at the premierHave you ever wondered what it would really be like to be on a reality TV show and what goes on behind the scenes. Well, I got to find that out for myself last summer. My man just got the episode from the tv show that I was on, edited down to youtube size. So, I thought I would share it with you guys. Did I mention that we were featured on a wedding reality tv show last year? It was a super fun experience and I came out of it with some dear new lifelong loves and friends. The show was on WE (women's entertainment tv) and is called, "Girl Meets Gown".
When most people find out that we were on tv they are like, "How in the world did you manage to get on there?" I always answer with the reply that I really didn't do anything in particular. My mom and I some weeks before my wedding were encouraged to go wedding dress shopping after the prodding of my my now sister in love, who was a wedding dress consultant at the time. We stopped by the only wedding salon that was open at 4:30 pm on a Sunday evening and everything just played out. They must have gotten a kick out of me because I received an email that week telling me that WE was filming a new reality tv series there and they thought I would be perfect for it. My first reaction was to laugh. Seriously? Then my next reaction was, "I'm NOT going to be on some crazy bridezilla show." No thank you. They assured me it was a tame, true to life show and gave me the pilot episode to view. It was sweet. After talking to Sam about it and my fam, I thought, "Why not? It'll be an adventure." It was. I loved it. We had a BLAST.
It was really funny when they asked us to come in for a "casting interview" to get us approved from the big wigs in New York. The producer looked at me very intrigued, because I didn't quite fit the typical "Texan" image. Mind you this was a show about TEXAN brides in Dallas. They were having the stereotype in their brains that Texan brides go around wearing cowboy hats, wearing Wranglers garnished with shiny tipped boots. Which some do and I love that. But my cowgirl days are long gone and after traveling the world, living in California and digging into my hippie roots, my style was not your typical Dallas Diva look. No bling please. That's the first time I got labeled as a Texas Gypsy. She loved it. Needless to say New York said, yes and that began a series of shoots that lasted the rest of the summer. I made some friendships that are very precious to me from the whole experience.
We were aired on the first episode of the season with 2 other stories. It's pretty awesome because I have a very cool part of our story documented in a very cool way. The show still airs periodically on WE network. I still get stopped by gals every once in a while, asking if I was on a wedding show. It seems like forever ago. But, having a baby does things like that I suppose. It warps time. :)