From bridesmaid to bride
Thanks (perhaps) to Running with the Bridesmaids
Any woman who has ever been the unmarried bridesmaid with a longtime boyfriend at a wedding is familiar with the question: "So are you next?" One former bridesmaid who participated in the 2012 Running with the Bridesmaids got her answer to that question, perhaps in part because of her participation in the event.
Running bride Miss Michelle Bonanno shared her story with Boston.com below:
I could not have been more thrilled when my friend Kaelin and I decided to run the first annual Boston.com's Running With the Bridesmaids fun run in Boston! I come from a Big Fat Greek Family and have been a bridesmaid six times...and oh the dresses I've seen (and worn!).
Kaelin and I spent the morning of the race piling on makeup and teasing our hair. At one point she brought out the big guns--her grandmother's jewelry set. It was so much fun! We couldn't get enough of the creativity and ingenuity we saw at the race, though the thought of wearing some of those dresses was slightly horrifying. Little did I know that I would go from bridesmaid to bride in three days...
The Tuesday after the race, my boyfriend of two years got down on one knee in front of a restaurant full of people and asked me to be his wife! Now I'll get my bridesmaid revenge...and who knows? Maybe you'll see my dresses in the race next year!