Since the day I met Michael (and this is NO exaggeration) I have been the luckiest person I know. Before February, (and Emilie can vouch for me here) I was on the longest streak for a series of unfortunate events. But ladies and gentleman . . . the tables have turned.
I’m not going to list all my blessings (you can see those in previous posts) but I would like to share my most recent lucky break.
Last Friday Michael and I went dress shopping for a bit, and then went to the Thanksgiving Point Bridal Fair. (Lucky moment #1: Michael found out about the bridal fair the night before and not only told me but came with me. He is the best!) I had a great time walking around talking to people, getting ideas of what I want, and getting free cookies/popcorn/drinks and whatever else they handed me. I even got to get my hair done.
While walking about talking to vendors and "researching" every now and then they would play this clip of a song. That meant that you were supposed to go to one of the 14 or so tables with a clapper bell and grab it. Michael and I really weren't paying attention to this and missed it the first couple times. While talking to a vendor the song came on the overhead speakers. The vendor (and the one next to her) both informed and encouraged me to "grab the clapper!" So I did. One minute later . . . WINNER! Not only did I win something, I won free engagement pictures by Jessica's Photography. I was so excited! (and still am.)
After collecting our coupon, we went and talked to her (Jessica) and got to scoop. We get a free 2-hour session and 20 free 4x6 and 5 free 5x7. How awesome is that! I thought the work she showed at the fair was good so I have high hopes and am excited to see how they turn out.
After talking with Jessica we continued on our way making the rounds. About an hour and a half later (I wasn't busy at a booth this time) they played the song again. Michael and I were right by a table so I pick up the clapper again. And what do you know . . . I won AGAIN! This time I won free bridals by green apple photography. I AM SO LUCKY! They were giving away $50 dollar gift certificates to places, spice racks, yada yada . . . but I won two of the best gifts! I can’t even describe how excited I was. I don't think I have ever really won something like this. It was awesome! In all we won over $500 in free photography and prints. I can't wait to see how they look!
Note to those getting married: GO TO BRIDAL FAIRS. You really can win free things and they offer a lot of discounts if you talk to the vendors.