Eric Gunderson, one-third of the new band Love And Theft, became the first member to tie the knot this weekend, marrying Emily Hagar in a private ceremony Saturday at Hazel Path Mansion in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville.
Love And Theft bandmates Brian Bandas and Stephen Barker Liles served as attendants for Eric, along with the groom’s father, Jeff Gunderson, as some 150 guests witnessed the event. Eric and Emily used Michael Buble’s “Crazy Love” for the traditional first dance, and before the evening was over, Brian and Stephen hit the outdoor stage to serenade the couple with a cover of the Temptations’ Motown classic “My Girl.” Clearly she’s not a… ahem… “Runaway” bride.
Together since meeting in the fall of 2006, Eric and Emily are on honeymoon in an undisclosed location. They’ll be back in time for Love And Theft to take the Lost Trailers’ place in the opening slot on Tim McGraw’s Southern Voice Tour. The entourage, which also includes Lady Antebellum, hits Knoxville April 22. The Trailers’ final show with Tim is Sunday in coastal Orange Beach, Ala.