Just in time for the spring/summer wedding season, TLC has announced its engagement to an Atlanta-based bridal atelier for a new version of its popular "Say Yes to the Dress" series.
"Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" is the first spin-off of the original "Say Yes," which is set in New York City's iconic bridal emporium Kleinfeld.
Fans still married to the Kleinfeld version of "Say Yes" need not smash the wedding china in protest:
The Big Apple edition, which is still among the cable network's top-rated reality shows, returns for Season 5 next month.
While we've gotten ready to divorce ourselves from some reality spin-offs (um, care for any more "Real Housewives" anyone?), this is a franchise we'll gladly walk down the aisle with again.
"Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta," which will make a 12-episode run beginning in July, is set at Bridals by Lori, a 30-year-old Atlanta institution that sees roughly 10,000 brides-to-be a year.
That means longtime owner Lori B. Allen encounters enough southern belles to create a lot of fitting-room drama.
We expect the brides will be in good hands: The salon's Website describes Allen as "picky about everything in her life, especially her shoes and handbags," so customers can be certain that her staff has scoured the world in search of the best wedding wear, from head to toe.
TLC tells StyleList that the strong-willed southern women follow their favorite bridal designers and will expect the Bridals by Lori experts to deliver.
Our translation: It's diva time! So maybe we should prepare for a lot of Georgia peaches fretting over how they look in their Monique Lhuillier dresses? (Bridals by Lori carries her more affordable Bliss bridal line).
No word from the network on whether Randy Fenoli, Kleinfeld's charming fashion director, will go south to smooth out any ruffled hemlines, but let StyleList be the first to toast the idea!
For 25 drool-worthy wedding gowns (available now), check out our sister site AisleDash's top spring picks.
Meanwhile, see which retailer is branching out into bridal.