<p><span></span><a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=karina%20smirnoff&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Karina Smirnoff</strong></a> is a dancing queen on <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=dancing%20with%20the%20stars&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><em>Dancing With the Stars</em></a>, but that doesn't mean she'll necessarily be using her expertise on her wedding day! "[My fiancé] suggested we don't dance at all, that we just come out and take a bow," Karina told <em>Life & Style</em> about her first dance with <strong>Brad Penny</strong>.</p>
It seems as if Brad isn't as confident a dancer as Karina. When asked whether she has given her future hubby dancing lessons, she had a surprising response: "Not yet," she told Life & Style at the grand opening of the Lexington Social House in Hollywood on June 8. "I don't even know if he can dance. I know he can lift me, he's so strong, so maybe we'll just have him lift me up, like theater arts."
Karina recently announced her plans to marry on Jan. 21, and with only seven months to go, she's still trying to decide among six dresses! "I still need to narrow it down," she told Life & Style. But a bride certainly can't make these decisions without help. "I have a whole committee!" Karina revealed. "My mom, Brad's mom and my manager, Lindsay Reilly, who's also my best friend." Still, planning a wedding has been quite demanding. "I had no idea how difficult it would be," she said to Life & Style. "It's like a full-time job. It's more work than I ever thought it would be, and I've just started. I take my hat off to wedding planners around the world. Everyone wants to give their input and make suggestions, and it's become overwhelming."
The dancing beauty began seeing Brad, who pitches in the major leagues for the Detroit Tigers, in October 2009. A year later, he proposed. So who will definitely be invited from her Dancing With the Stars family? She says none other than her partner from this season, Ralph Macchio (and his wife Phyllis). Congratulations, Karina!
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