OFFSTAGE: Happy Anniversary, Carrie Underwood

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Has it really been three years since Carrie Underwood threw on a custom-designed Monique Lhuillier gown with more than 3,000 handmade silk organza flowers dusted with crystals and a 40-carat diamond and white gold tiara to marry Mike Fisher? And three years since those six tiers of IveyCake cupcakes, eight bridesmaids, a rat terrier in a blinged-out pink tuxedo and 250 guests at Georgia’s Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation resort, where the room keys were custom-made with a CM logo and the bride and groom’s first dance was to a live version of Christian singer Brandon Heath’s “Love Never Fails”? And three years since the honeymoon in Tahiti? Time sure flies when you’re watching newlyweds have fun. Wednesday (July 10) is Underwood’s third wedding anniversary, and she told CMT Radio that this year has been full of so many celebrations for her. “It’s kind of crazy. This year has just been filled with awesome anniversaries,” she said. “You know, five years at the Grand Ole Opry, three years being married to my incredible husband. It’s just … time flies. It really does.”

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