Renowned wedding planner Franc set to front RTE's version of Say Yes to the Dress
Cork wedding planner Franc will front the Irish version of Say Yes to the Dress, it has been revealed.
The wedding expert, whose real name is Peter Kelly, will host the RTE version of the popular reality show, which follows brides-to-be on their journey to choose a wedding dress.
The ten-part-series will be filmed throughout August and September in Vows Bridal Store, in Blarney Business Park in Cork, and will debut on RTE as part of the Autumn/Winter schedule.
The wedding planner already has a string of successful RTE programmes to his name, including Brides of Franc and Franc's DIY Brides, which were big hits among viewers.
Speaking about Say Yes to the Dress, Franc said: "I am so excited. 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."
Say Yes to the Dress first aired on TLC in 2006 to great acclaim and continues to be one of the reality television channel's most viewed programmes.
While the original version is filmed in Klienfield Bridal in New York, several spin-offs have been created including series based in Atlanta, Canada, the UK and Australia.
Hundreds of Irish brides applied to feature on the upcoming RTE version, however just 40 have been selected to feature in the series.