A couple of CT brides-to-be will be featured Friday at 10 p.m. on the TLC channel program, “Randy to the Rescue,” starring Randy Fenoli,
Theo Thomas, formerly of West Hartford and who now lives in Danbury, and Christina Papadopoulos of Orange will appear on the show segment that was filmed in Boston.
The two are among the brides who converge on Fenoli’s pop-up wedding salon for brides-to-be across the country who can’t make it to Kleinfeld’s in New York City. Fenoli works at the famed NYC bridal salon which is the setting for another TLC show “Say Yes to The Dress.”
“I actually had applied to ‘Say Yes to The Dress’ and the show contacted me saying there was anew show that was coming out with Randy,” said Papadopoulos who is getting married in June, 2013. “I just wanted Randy to help me with a dress because I am all over the place making decisions and I guess they liked my story.”
Papadopolous, a teacher, is marrying Adam Rozum June, 2013. Her wedding will take place in a Greek Orthodox church.
“I wanted something sexy but it had to be modest for church as well,” said Papadopolous. “I got the perfect dress.”
Besides help finding a dress, chosen brides on “Randy to the Rescue” are treated to hair, makeup and accessories so they have a bridal blueprint that can be used for the day of the wedding.
“I absolutely loved being fussed over and being in the spotlight,” said Papadopoulos who ended up purchasing a dress for about $3,000. “I could do it for a career.”
While the family will be watching the show Friday at 10 p.m. together, Rozum will be kindly asked to leave the room.
“I will let him watch a little bit of the beginning when we are both being interviewed on the show,” said Papadopoulos. “But then he has to leave. I want the dress to be a surprise.”
For Thomas it was an experience neither she nor Randy will forget.
“My wedding theme is Steampunk, so I told Randy that I wanted to combine Victorian-era couture with sci-fi,” Thomas explained. “It’s not your usual combination but I am not your usual bride.”
Thomas who works in Greenwich, Fenoli had never heard of Steampunk, but once she explained, it was smooth wedding dress shopping ahead.
“Randy and the whole crew were just as inspired by the theme as I was,” she said.
Thomas marries Lukasz Serafin in September.
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