After 14 years at Say Yes to the Dress the bridal consultant Randy FenoliHe has seen many brides go through it all. He will probably remember one particular appointment for the rest of his life, and it won’t be a good one.
When you speak to InsiderThe 57-year old designer reflected on the moment a bride named Samantha and her mother Diana walked into Kleinfeld Bridal. Randy was shocked by Diana’s treatment of her daughter after she tried on and fell for her dress on TLC’s show.Pnina Tornaigown. Her mother called the dress “ugly”Despite saying she loved the look on a mannequin, she even gave fake compliments.
Randy was shocked by Diana’s behaviour and decided to take a step back from the appointment while Samantha and Diana argued.
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“I’m really that upset. I didn’t want to stay in the appointment any longer,”Randy said these words while walking away from Samantha in this clip. “How can you treat your child that way? I’m disgusted, I really am. I’ve never seen anything like this.”
Later, Randy engaged Samantha and said that it was difficult for him to grasp the fact Diana would be there “alienate her only daughter over a dress.”Samantha left Kleinfeld without the gown in the end.
Insider interviewed Randy about the incident and how it really bothered him.
“There was a mother that was absolutely just mocking her daughter and laughing at her and humiliating her,”Randy was there. “I had to walk out of the appointment. I was so disgusted.”
He also added: “You have somebody like myself who has never had the honor to have children and the privilege to be able to raise a child, but you have had that and this is the way you treat them.”
Randy’s goal in the end is to help the Bride score the dressSometimes, this means they have to jump into defense mode in order to realize their dreams.
“When they feel beautiful, they wear that dress like there is no other dress on the planet,”He explained.
Randy once stated to Good Housekeeping that the drama between Samantha and Diana on every Say Yes to the Dress episode was real and not staged.
“I truly believe the audience can tell when it’s being faked, and I think that’s one of the successes of our show … it’s real,”He had said it previously. “You’re seeing my reaction or the consultant’s [genuine] reaction.”
Randy was, in other words, really upset about the Diana/Samantha incident.
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