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.
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 and design lead him to the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology. While at FIT, Randy won many 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 Creations. 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 Fashion Director at New York’s Kleinfeld Bridal Salon where consulted with nearly 15,000 brides a 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 Knows Best”, “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, Fenoli traveled the country with a semi-truck filled with wedding gowns and accessories helping brides find their dream wedding dress at his ultimate pop up 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 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.