Not Entirely Sold
Katie told Antonella that she wanted to step outside her fashion comfort zone with a really chic wedding gown. For her 250-guest wedding in Chicago, she needed something fashion-forward. Katie brought her parents wedding dress shopping with her -- she was very close to them, especially after a lightning accident nearly claimed her father's life. Dress No. 1 wasn't quite what Katie was looking for; she didn't like the color (ivory) or the fabric (satin). The second dress seemed too sexy to the bride. It had a dropped waist that hugged her curves and made the bride feel just a little self-conscious.
Antonella regrouped with a dress that had an edgy, high-fashion skirt and a more demure silhouette. Katie loved the look of her natural waist with the blingy belt. "I look like a bride," she said. Her family didn't have to ask -- the look was apparent on her face -- but they did just to be certain. Was this her dress? A resounding yes from the bride!
Jill met Sarah and Justin, a couple from Ontario, in the lobby. For their eight-year vow renewal, Sarah was determined to get a dress that she really loved. She'd had a short engagement and picked a wedding dress she wasn't crazy about, so she was going to get it right this time around! For their small, intimate evening affair, she wanted something soft, lacy and feminine.
To start off the appointment, Jill brought the bride a Grecian style gown. It wasn't exactly right. The next dress was a fitted siren silhouette, and Sarah instantly loved it! It wasn't what she'd come in for, but the dress really struck a chord with the bride. And Justin loved it, too. It was a "red-carpet" gown, he said. Dress No. 3 was more in the vein of what Sarah wanted. The dress was soft, romantic -- exactly what she'd requested. But she was torn between this gown and the one Justin loved.
The bride and groom left and returned a few days later...for the lace dress!
Antonella had another appointment in this episode with petite bride Jodee. At just 4'11, Jodee had trouble finding a bridal style that suited her figure. She wanted a dress that made her feel like a woman. Luckily, Antonella helped her track down just that, and on her wedding day, Jodee's mom walked her down the aisle to a happy groom!
Katie isn't too sure about the ivory color or satin fabric. (Credit: DCL)