“Educate, Elevate & Empower the bride to help her be the best she can be and choose the most important dress of her life.” ~Randy Fenoli
As the star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress and Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss, Randy Fenoli, Fashion Director at the famous Kleinfeld’s bridal store, is seen by millions of viewers and works with nearly 15,000 brides a year!
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 both Say Yes to the Dress shows, Randy has found time to appear on other shows including Extra, Get Married, and The Martha Stewart Show. Fenoli also attends all the major bridal designer’s fashion shows and gives bi-annual runway reports to the staff at the store.
Most recently, Randy has made personal appearances and has been booked as a guest speaker at many bridal industry events such as the Engage ’10 events in the Cayman Islands and Palm Beach, Encore in 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, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. Fenoli also often blogs and contributes to websites including theknot.com, theringbearer.com, kleinfeldbridal.com, and TLC.com.
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.
Randy looks forward to the launch of his upcoming book in the fall of 2011.