RTÉ2 Says Yes To The Dress

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RTÉ2 have said Yes To The Dress and yes to wedding stylist Franc (aka Peter Kelly) to front the show. The series is set to air this autumn on the ailing channel. Shinawil (the producers of RTÉ's The Voice and Dancing with the Stars) will produce. The 10 part series will be filmed at Vows bridal store based in Blarney Business Park in Cork.

Franc said, "I am so excited to be presenting the Irish version of Say Yes To The Dress. As an international wedding planner I have travelled both home and abroad with my brides to find their perfect dress. I could write a book on the amazing experiences I have shared travelling the globe from Hollywood to Paris, London to New York. I am really looking forward to the journey that I am going to take now with my Irish brides on their quest to find their perfect dress."

100's of brides-to-be applied to take part and over 40 have been selected to feature in the series as they hunt for the perfect combination of lace, silk, taffeta, beading, sparkles, trains, tiaras and veils.

Filming will take place in three blocks across August and September and the show will debut on RTÉ2 later this year.

The format is an Irish spin off from the hugely popular American series. The original show follows the team at Kleinfeld Bridal, the Manhattan-based bridal salon as the team bend over backwards to make each bride’s experience unforgettable. Part bridal story, part fashion makeover and part family therapy session, each Say Yes to the Dress episode looks at the personalities and craftsmanship that come into play as the Kleinfeld staff goes to extreme lengths to realize each bride’s dreams. Over 250 episodes (15 seasons) have aired on TLC in the States. The series has had spin offs in Atlanta, Canada, the UK and Australia to date.

RTÉ's New Season Launch gets under way on Thursday August 24th.