As the most trusted source in the Bridal Industry, it is Randy Fenoli’s mission to “Educate, Elevate, and Empower” every bride to choose the most important dress in her life and all women to realize their own personal beauty. Read More >
Born on a cattle farm in Southern Illinois, Randy is the youngest of seven children. Driven by his fascination for fashion design, Randy taught himself how to sew at the early age of nine. Randy’s passion for fashion and design led him to the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology.
While at FIT, Randy won several awards for design and achievement. Immediately after graduating in 1993, Randy launched his first two bridal industry collections: Randy Fenoli for the Diamond Collection and Randy Fenoli for Dressy Occasions. Randy is the recipient of two DEBI awards (Design Excellence in the Bridal Industry) in 1999 and 2000, the most prestigious award for bridal designers. From 2007-2012, Randy worked as the Fashion Director at New York’s Klienfeld Bridal Salon, where nearly 15,000 brides are consulted each year. In 2015, Randy also received the President’s Award for Creative Excellence from FIT.
Today as the star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, Big Bliss, Randy to the Rescue, and Say Yes to the Dress Benelux, Randy is seen by millions of viewers each week in approximately 150 countries. On Randy to the Rescue, he travelled across the country with a semi-truck filled with wedding gowns and accessories helping brides find their dream wedding dress at his ultimate popup bridal salon. Randy selects three lucky brides who have said “yes” to their dress and then, with the help of a hairstylist and makeup artist, transforms these brides from “head to hem” and presents each bride with a “bridal blueprint” for her wedding day. With a philosophy that no matter what her size, age, or shape, EVERY woman is beautiful, Randy seems able to overcome any challenge.
Randy has appeared as a guest on many television shows, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, Rachel Ray, Harry Connick Jr., New York Live, The Wendy Williams Show, Extra, Get Married, and The Martha Stewart Show. He has also co-hosted on Toronto’s number one rated talk show The Marilyn Dennis Show and served as the main correspondence during TLC’s Royal Wedding live broadcast and event from Times Square. Stepping outside of the bridal arena, Randy served as a fashion commentator for the Associated Press and on the red carper for the 2010 Academy Awards.
Randy frequently speaks at bridal shows and special events in many countries around the world, including The Netherlands, Denmark, England, France, Italy, Turkey, South Africa, Guatemala, Canada, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Mexico, and Brazil, giving inspiring advice to brides through creative and entertaining stage presentations and personal consultations. As a well-respected member of the bridal industry, Randy also speaks at many major bridal industry events across the globe.
As a writer and contributor, Randy is often featured and quoted in many publications such as People, Parade, and In Touch magazines. He has been featured in nearly all the major bridal magazines including Brides, Inside Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bridal Guide, Bride and Bloom, Southern Weddings, Destination Weddings, and Honeymoons, New Jersey Bride and Florida Bride. He is a frequent contributor to websites and blogs including TheKnot.com and TLC.com. In 2011, Randy released his book It’s All About the Dress: the bride’s ultimate guide for shopping for a wedding gown.
Randy’s appeal reaches far beyond bridal. His natural charm and enthusiasm is infectious, making everyone who meets him feel “Beautiful.” Read Less ^