‘Say Yes to the Dress’ Returns July 20 with Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy from ‘DWTS’
It’s officially wedding season, which means that it’s time for a new season of Say Yes to the Dress. Randy Fenoli and the rest of the Kleinfeld Bridal consultants are back to shepherd brides — and their opinionated friends and family — through the difficult process of finding the perfect wedding dress. The new episodes premiere July 20 on TLC.
The first episode will feature Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy from ‘Dancing with the Stars’
On the season premiere, Fenoli will help Jenna Johnson find the perfect gown for her wedding to her Dancing with the Stars co-star Val Chmerkovskiy. Specifically, Johnson is on the hunt for her dream reception dress. But with just two months until the big day, will the Say Yes to the Dress experts be able to make her dreams come true?
Of course, with the guidance of Fenoli, Johnson is definitely able to say yes to a dress (or dresses). She and Chmerkovskiy wed in April 2019 in Los Angeles and held a second wedding reception June 28 at the Riverside Country Club in Johnson’s home state of Utah. According to ET, the bride wore a white Tony Ward Couture gown from Kleinfeld Bridal for wedding No. 2.
For the California wedding, Johnson donned a Vera Wang wedding dress with sheer sleeves and a turtleneck, ET reported. That’s the dress that viewers will see Johnson try on during her Say Yes to the Dress episode. Her sister-in-law Petra Murgatroyd told ET that there was no doubt that the Vera Wang — the first gown Johnson tried on — was the one.
“When you know, you know,” Murgatroyd said, who also noted that Johnson looked “like a beautiful princess, model, glamorous, goddess” in the form-fitting dress.
After the ceremony in California, Johnson changed into a custom Kleinfeld dress with an embellished bodice and tulle skirt for the reception.
Johnson knew what she wanted from her trip to Kleinfeld
Before her trip to the iconic NYC bridal shop, Johnson had a clear idea of what she was looking for in a wedding dress. She even spent time on the Kleinfeld website researching dresses so she had an idea of what she wanted to try on.
“Before even looking for my dress, I knew I wanted something timeless and classic. I wanted something that I felt confident and beautiful in,” she told People. “I didn’t want to look like a princess — I wanted to look like a queen!”
I am so blessed to be able to have gorgeous dresses made for me every week on DWTS. So I also wanted to be certain that I didn’t get anything that felt like a costume or ballroom dress,” she added.
Based on the photos, it seems like she got her wish!
What else to expect from this season of ‘Say Yes to the Dress’
Johnson last-minute search for a wedding gown isn’t the only drama on the upcoming season of Say Yes to the Dress. Viewers will also meet a bride who has visited nearly 100 stores in the U.S. and abroad and has yet to find the dress that meets her standards. One bride lost her home — and her wedding dress — in the recent California wildfires, while another discovered that her dress had gone missing when the store where she purchased it went bankrupt.
Fenoli also has some big projects in the works. This season he’ll head to Barcelona where he’ll debut his second bridal collection and also try to impress the rest of the bridal fashion community. Plus, fans will get an inside look at his niece’s wedding, which doubles as a Fenoli family reunion.
Say Yes to the Dress premieres Saturday, July 20 at 9/8c on TLC.