5. He’s an extremely creative problem solver.
If a bride isn’t finding exactly what she wants, Randy will figure out a way to make it happen, by hook or by crook. Whether it’s finding a less expensive but still gorgeous lookalike for a stunning dress that might be outside a bride’s budget to taking the bodice of one dress and pairing it with the skirt from another, he’ll find a way around any problem, no matter how impossible it might seem.
6. He’s an artist.
What can I say? I’m a sucker for people who create things. Randy has impressive pedigree as a designer himself, though we very rarely see it in Say Yes to the Dress; in Randy to the Rescue, however, we’ve gotten an up-close-and-personal look at his design expertise in action. Once he’s helped each bride find her dress, he designs the whole rest of their look, which his excellent hair and makeup team demonstrate on the bride right then and there. Then he sends the bride home with a “Bridal Blueprint” full of sketches he’s drawn and tied with a big bow so that she can recreate the look on her big day. That? Is pretty awesome. Just sayin’.
7. He never tries to force his own sense of style on anyone.
It’s extremely common on Say Yes to the Dress to see the bride’s mother, or cousin, or best friend, or college roommate, or whoever trying to put the bride into a style of dress that she clearly isn’t comfortable wearing. Randy, however, never ever does this. Instead, he works with the bride to find something that’s right for her—not her mom or friend or anyone else
8. He thinks all women are beautiful—and he makes sure they know it.
He greets all of his brides with the welcoming words, “Hello, beautiful!”—and he very clearly means it each and every time. The bride’s body type doesn’t matter; nor does the length of her hair, the color of her skin, her sexual orientation, or anything else. They are always beautiful to Randy, and he sees his job as helping them to feel as stunning as they naturally are.
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Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.