Randy Fenoli from ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ Just Hosted an Epic Wedding for 52 Couples in Central Park
It’s ‘I do!” 52 times over.
On July 10, 52 couples headed to New York’s Central Park to get married in what TLC has dubbed the “biggest wedding event of the year.” And Randy Fenoli of Say Yes to the Dress was on hand to officiate the super-sized ceremony.
The brides came from all 50 states
Fifty-two lucky couples — one from each state in the U.S., plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. — traveled to New York for the ultimate wedding event. Each bride received a free gown from a curated selection at Kleinfeld Bridal, plus styling help from renowned bridal designer Hayley Paige, who also created custom-designed veils for the big event.
“I want to make sure that every single one of these brides feels like the vivacious, bombshell, goddess, queen, or just the best possible version of themselves,” Paige said in a video shared on Instagram. “I will be by their side to make sure that everything is flawlessly awesome from veil to toe.”
Fenoli was on hand to help brides select their dresses, but he played an even more important role by actually officiating the group ceremony.
“Hello everyone. I’m in Central Park at the iconic Bethesda Fountain, and today I’m going to be marrying 52 couples here, one from each state, D.C. and Puerto Rico,” he said in an Instagram video. He then invited his followers to come out and see the ceremony for themselves.
While the wedding special won’t air until next year, fans got a sneak peek at the wedding prep and ceremony on TLC’s Instagram stories. Each bride had a bouquet featuring her state’s flowers, and she walked down the famous staircase leading to the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, where the ceremony took place under a canopy of flowering white trees.
Buddy Valastro from ‘The Cake Boss’ made the cake
Fenoli wasn’t the only TLC personality who showed up to help pull off the wedding of the year. Buddy Valastro also chipped in by creating and delivering a signature wedding cake that would feed 104 newlyweds.
“I’m so excited to be part of this wedding,” Valastro said. “I’m putting the final touches on the wedding cake. It’s going to be fantastic. I can’t wait for everybody to see it.”
TV personality and stylist Lilliana Vazquez and stylist and journalist John Zee were also there to help brides and grooms manage all the last-minute details.
It’s all for a new series, ‘Say Yes to the Dress: America’
The wedding extravaganza is all part of a new TLC show, Say Yes to the Dress: America, which will premiere in January 2020. The 10-episode series will focus on 10 of the 52 brides who participated in Wednesday’s ceremony and then culminate in a 2-hour wedding special.
A new season of Say Yes to the Dress premieres July 20 at 9/8c on TLC.
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