A chat with Randy Fenoli: On braais, plus-size brides, Covid and Say Yes to the Dress

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Fashion designer Randy Fenoli on the runway at the Randy Fenoli fashion show during the Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week at Fira  Barcelona Montjuic on April 26th, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.  Photo by Estrop/ Getty Images
Fashion designer Randy Fenoli on the runway at the Randy Fenoli fashion show during the Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week at Fira Barcelona Montjuic on April 26th, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Photo by Estrop/ Getty Images
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Every "yes" to a dress is yet another strand to the string of brides Randy has dressed over the years - but, as Covid would have it, this has been a year of few yeses, but the dresses aren't becoming any less glamourous. Instead, each still comes with a healthy dose of je ne sais quoi.

If you're a fan, you'll be quite glad to know that as I chat to the owner of eponymous bridal brand, Randy Fenoli Bridal, he tells me he's visited South Africa "many, many times", has been to a braai and absolutely loves our country.

It's a strange time to be chatting to him about weddings when they've been fewer than ever this year, and those we've seen have been mini versions - at best.

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