Basically a collection of photographs/facts about the Bates Family (From TLC's United Bates of America) for anyone else who shares my interest in this family. Feel free to use photos as I don't own them, but please give credit as I spend ages hunting these down. Most are water-marked or from the blogs of other fundamentalist families.
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There was a video of Chad and Erin saying their vows on a fan page, but TLC asked them to take it down and I didn’t even think to download it before that. Footage of Chad and Erin’s will be on 19 Kids and Counting, but not Zach and Whit’s.
A video of Chad and Erin singing at their wedding can be seen here http://instagram.com/p/gSIif9hyLz/
I think know the bit you’re referring to- is it when Erin and Tori are sitting on the couch together talking about the cookbook for blondes? I’m pretty sure Tori is teasing Erin about blondes being dumb and say something like “this blonde (Erin) isn’t naturally smart”. I could be wrong though.
I loved all the Erin/Tori interactions because they would always say something like that and then pause, as if they were wondering if it was OK, and the other one would say something like “don’t say that”, but then they’d just laugh it off, unlike the Duggars, who sometimes look uncomfortable when another says something out of line.
I’ve noticed too that her hair does seem darker in older pics, especially the ones when the Bates girls went on a Journey to the Heart and Erin was in the bright pink outfit. It’s hard to imagine Erin dying her hair, especially considering her concerns about sitting next to someone with green hair in a normal college. My guess is that it’s bleached over time from the sun (lots of blondes get blonder in summer). Otherwise it could be the way she wears it? She tends to do much looser curls these days, so I guess that could make it lighter?