TLC’s Randy Fenoli speaks at reception at Giovanni’s

Staff Report

Giovanni’s and Accent on Events has announced that TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress star Randy Fenoli will be speaking at a reception at Giovanni’s,610 N. Bell School Road, on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets for the event are $25. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday and can be purchased online at or by calling Giovanni’s at 815-398-6411.

A VIP Experience is also available for $125 per ticket. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the VIP Experience includes dinner, a meet and greet with Fenoli, a signed copy of his book, “It’s All About the Dress: Savvy Secrets, Priceless Advice, and Inspiring Stories to Help You Find ‘The One'” and a ticket to the 7:30 event. The VIP Experience tickets can also be purchased online or by calling Giovannni’s.

“We are excited to host the charismatic TLC star Randy Fenoli at our facility,” said Al Castrogiovanni, Chef and Co-Owner of Giovanni’s. “Our goal is to provide unique entertainment that is exciting and affordable for the Rockford community, and we know that Fenoli will provide an amazing evening for our guests.”

Fenoli’s speaking presentation is funny, upbeat and interactive. He shares details about his life experiences from growing up on a farm in southern Illinois to being a hair and make-up artist. Fenoli discusses his journey becoming the top wedding gown designer two years in a row. His presentation will also include some secrets for those seeking the perfect gown for their body type and his insights into some of the top wedding trends for the coming year. Fenoli’s presentation is for all audiences, not just “brides-to-be.” His messages are inspirational and focused on making people feel beautiful inside and out.

“I am looking forward to coming back to my home state where I was born, raised and lived for 16 years in Mt. Vernon, Illinois,” shares Fenoli. “I am excited to share inspirational stories, style advice and wedding dress trends with the Rockford area.”

Seen by millions of viewers each week, Fenoli is the star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, Big Bliss, Randy Knows Best, and Randy to the Rescue. He has also made guest appearances on television shows such The Today Show, The View, Rachel Ray, Extra, Get Married, and The Martha Stewart Show. Fenoli travels to a number of major industry bridal events across the globe each year with the goal of giving brides advice, but most importantly, making them feel beautiful.

Giovanni’s is partnering with a number of local businesses to provide an exciting “wedding-like” experience for attendees. The partners will be providing information and samples for attendees as well as door prizes. Partners include DC Estate Winery, SVL Productions and Vera’s House of Bridals.

The event will be emceed by Whitney Martin, news anchor with WIFR-TV and Michelle Marcomb, morning co-host with B103.

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