What really goes on between takes of the reality show, "Say Yes to the Dress?"
We caught up with Walnut Creek bride, Krystle Rossi, to find out.
Rossi, a 25-year-old plastic surgery patient care coordinator, taped an episode of The Learning Channel's popular show that dissects the shopping experience at New York's exclusive Kleinfeld Bridal salon, last December. Her wedding is scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Santa Barbara Mission followed by a reception at Bacara Resort & Spa. Her episode airs June 22.
Q: There are many bridal shops in the Bay Area. Why did you want to be on "Say Yes to the Dress?"
A: I used to live in Manhattan and always dreamed of getting a designer dress from Kleinfeld Bridal salon. Plus, I have a big personality and thought it'd be fun to have the experience as a memory.
Q: How many dresses did you try on?
A: Only four. I knew it was my dress even before I tried it on.
Q: What dress did you choose. And -- gulp -- how much was it?
A: An Amalia Carrara ball gown with a cathedral train that is absolutely gorgeous. It was $6,000 and my veil was $3,000. It has hand-sewn Swarovski crystals on it.
Q: We heard your mom accompanied you on the show and that there was drama. Spill it.
A: There was drama. My mom didn't like my dress! I couldn't believe it. Neither did my sister. I was crying. But my mom eventually came around.
Q: Is your fiance going to watch the episode when it airs June 22?
A: He is, but he's not allowed to see the scenes of me in the dress until after the wedding. That would be bad luck.