As the star of TLCs Say Yes to the Dress, Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss and Randy Knows Best, and the new show Randy to the Rescue premiering in the Summer of 2012, Randy Fenoli is seen by millions of viewers and works with nearly 15,000 brides a year! Randy was featured as a main correspondent for TLCs Royal Wedding week, which included several special program packages and a live broadcast and event from Times Square on April 29, 2011. Currently Randy is traveling the country filming his new show Randy to the Rescue expected to premiere during TLC’s summer 2012 season.
Born on a cattle farm in Southern Illinois, Randy is the youngest of seven children. Driven by his fascination for design, Randy taught himself how to sew at the early age of 9. Randy’s passion for fashion & design lead him to the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology. While at FIT, Randy won a number of awards for bridal design and achievement. Immediately after graduating, Randy launched two bridal industry collections: Randy Fenoli for the Diamond Collection and Randy Fenoli for Dressy Creations. Randy is the recipient of two DEBI awards (Design Excellence in the Bridal Industry), the most prestigious award for bridal designers.
Randy believes that no matter what size, age or shape EVERY woman is beautiful and it is his job to find her the perfect wedding dress to help enhance her natural beauty.
Besides being featured on the Say Yes to the Dress shows, Randy has found time to appear on other shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America,The View, Regis & Kelly, The Gayle King Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Rachel Ray, Extra, Get Married and The Martha Stewart Show.
Randy travels frequently making personal appearances and has been booked as a guest speaker at many bridal industry events such as the Engage events in the Cayman Islands, Palm Beach, San Diego, Las Vegas, and The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Randy is often featured and quoted in many publications such as People, In Touch, Bride and Bloom, Southern Weddings, Brides, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. Fenoli also often blogs and contributes to websites including theknot.com, theringbearer.com, kleinfeldbridal.com, and TLC.com.
In 2011 Randy became a published author when his first book It’s All About the Dress was released by Hachette Publishing. The book is a guide designed to educate, elevate, and empower women everywhere to embrace their personal beauty and individual style.
Stepping outside of the bridal arena, Randy worked as a fashion commentator for The Associated Press on the red carpet of the 2010 Academy Awards.