<p><span></span>Many brides would be distraught if they had to postpone their wedding. But not <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=karina smirnoff&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Karina Smirnoff</strong></a>, who's engaged to MLB star <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=brad penny&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Brad Penny</strong></a>! The delay -- because of their busy working schedules -- just means she can enjoy the planning process, rather than rushing through it.</p>
"I never expected to have such an amazing partner this season [J.R. Martinez] because I had a great partner [Ralph Macchio] last season, too. And Brad's been gone for like over two months because he's playing," Karina tells Life & Style of the bump in the road. (Brad's team, the Detroit Tigers, made the playoffs, although they were knocked out by the Texas Rangers on Oct. 15.)
So does she feel sad that plans have come to a halt?
"No, I'm the opposite," she tells Life & Style. "I'm giving myself the opportunity to enjoy both as opposed to stressing about it. I'm going to enjoy this as much as I can. And J.R. wants to be a bridesmaid, which is awesome!"
Karina and Brad, both 33, began dating in October 2009 and got engaged one year later.
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