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Narrator: CHOOSING A WEDDING DRESS IS A MAJOR PRODUCTION.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE MOVIE "COMING TO AMERICA"?

YOU KNOW, WITH THAT HUGE DRESS?

THAT'S ME.

Narrator: AND EVERYONE WANTS TO PLAY A PART.

SHE SHOPS FOR ME ON A REGULAR BASIS.

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT DRESSES.

SHE SHOULD LOOK LIKE A PRINCESS ON TOP OF A CAKE.

I KNOW BEST.

I KNOW WHAT SARAH LIKES.

Narrator: BUT WHEN THE WHOLE CREW

IS TRYING TO CALL THE SHOTS...

IF IT WAS UP TO ME,

I'D JUST THROW OUT THE "COMING TO AMERICA" IDEA.

YOU JUST LET ME PICK THE DRESS.

Narrator: ...THE BRIDE COULD END UP ON THE CUTTING-ROOM FLOOR.

Sarah: I'M EXTREMELY OVERWHELMED.

WHERE IS THE BRIDE, ROBIN?

YEAH, ROBIN.

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CAPTIONS PAID FOR BY DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS

Lori: THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAUSES MORE RUCKUS

THAN PLANNING A WEDDING.

SOMEBODY'S GOT TO PICK OUT YOUR FLOWERS.

SOMEBODY'S GONNA TELL YOU WHAT TO WEAR.

SOMEBODY'S GONNA PICK OUT YOUR CAKE.

[ MUFFLED SPEAKING ]

ANYWAY,

WE NEED TO HELP THE BRIDE DROWN OUT ALL THE NOISE

SO SHE CAN FOCUS ON A DRESS THAT IS RIGHT FOR HER.

ARE YOU QUIET?

MM-HMM.

AND THEN YOU GOT TO GET VALET PARKING.

THEN YOU GOT TO GET THE RED CARPET.

YOU GOT TO GET THE MUSIC.

Narrator: AS MONTE MANAGES TO GET THE LAST WORD...

MANAGER ROBIN MEETS A BRIDE

WHO'S JUST HOPING TO HAVE A VOICE IN HER CHOICE.

HEY, LADIES.

WHO'S MY BRIDE?

THAT'S ME.

MY NAME IS SARAH LOUISE NELMS. I'M FROM LYNCHBURG, TENNESSEE.

I'M 25 YEARS OLD.

TELL ME WHO YOU BROUGHT TODAY.

Sarah: I BROUGHT MY MOM, JACKIE,

MY SISTER, JILL, MY FUTURE SISTER-IN-LAW, KAYLA,

AND THEN MY BRIDESMAIDS, KELSEY, CHELSEA, AND GABBY.

SO, TELL ME WHAT KIND OF GOWN YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.

I HAVE NO IDEA.

GREAT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I'M NOT VERY GIRLY.

I'M IN THE NATIONAL GUARD. I WEAR A UNIFORM EVERY DAY.

I DON'T HAVE TO STRESS ABOUT PUTTING MY MAKEUP ON

FOR TWO HOURS IN THE MORNING, PAINTING MY FINGERNAILS.

NONE OF THAT'S ALLOWED.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE GROOM?

HE UNDERSTANDS.

MY FIANCé'S NAME IS JAY HOLT.

HE IS ALSO IN THE TENNESSEE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD.

JAY AND I WERE ACTUALLY BOYFRIEND AND GIRLFRIEND

IN 7th AND 8th GRADE,

AND I RAN INTO HIM AFTER COLLEGE,

AND I HAVEN'T BEEN AWAY FROM HIM SINCE.

OUR WEDDING IS GONNA BE MORE OF A RUSTIC THEME.

FOOD'S GONNA BE SMOKED BEHIND THE BARN,

SO IT'S GONNA BE A HOMETOWN EVENT.

SO, IS THERE AN IDEA OF WHAT YOU'D LIKE?

NO?

SHE SHOPS FOR ME ON A REGULAR BASIS.

YOU DO?

[ TINK! ]

SHE USUALLY ENDS UP WEARING WHAT I PICK

AND AGREES THAT, YEP, THAT WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE.

SHE LIKES THE POUFY PRINCESS STYLE.

LIKE CINDERELLA?

Jackie: YES.

Sarah: I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT DRESSES,

BUT THE ONLY THING THAT I'M COMPLETELY AGAINST IS POUF.

THAT'S NOT MY THING.

SHE'S GONNA LOOK LIKE

A BIG COTTON BALL WALKING DOWN THE AISLE.

I'M TELLING YOU. PRINCESS WINS OVER.

I WANT IT TO BE A SPECIAL DAY FOR ME AND JAY,

SO I'M HOPING THAT I CAN FIND ONE MYSELF, TOO.

MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME PICK OUT A COUPLE AND GO FROM THERE.

DON'T LET HER PICK IT HERSELF, GAH.

WORST IDEA WE'VE HEARD ALL DAY.

I HOPE THERE'S NO FLANNEL, AND I HOPE THERE'S NO CAMO,

BECAUSE IT'LL BE ON HER.

WHAT'S OUR BUDGET TODAY?

$2,500.

ALL RIGHT, Y'ALL READY TO GO SHOPPING?

All: YEAH!

LET'S GO. COME ON.

WHOO!

A WEDDING DRESS IS A VERY PERSONAL CHOICE.

Robin: DO YOU LIKE LACE?

MAYBE.

BUT WHEN THE BRIDE HAS NO EXPERIENCE

SHOPPING FOR HERSELF...

DO YOU LIKE SPARKLE?

MAYBE.

I DON'T KNOW.

...SHE IS AT A MAJOR TACTICAL DISADVANTAGE.

SHE SHOULD LOOK LIKE A PRINCESS ON TOP OF A CAKE.

I KNOW WHAT SHE LIKES, SO I WILL PICK HER DRESS TODAY.

THIS IS THE DRESS THAT SHE NEEDS TO WEAR.

OKAY, WE'RE GONNA FIND YOU SOMETHING.

WHO PICKED THAT?

Sarah: THAT'S THE ONE MY MOM WAS LOOKING AT.

SHE DID? DO YOU LIKE THAT?

NO.

NO? OKAY.

WE'LL HIDE IT BACK.

YES, HIDE IT, PLEASE.

Narrator: AS BRIDE SARAH PUTS POUF IN THE CROSS HAIRS,

ACROSS THE SALON...

CONSULTANT MELISSA MEETS A BRIDE WITH A FRENCH TWIST.

I'M LOOKING FOR THE BRIDE.

THAT'S ME.

MY NAME IS MON CHERI --

MON CHERI, IT IS FRENCH -- BUTLER.

I AM 25 YEARS OLD, AND I'M FROM NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

WELL, WHO HAVE YOU BROUGHT WITH YOU TODAY?

MY TWO SORORITY SISTERS -- MARI-ASHLI AND BRITTANY --

AS WELL AS MY BABY BROTHER, JAMIL.

I'M GETTING MARRIED IN ABOUT NINE MONTHS.

MY FIANCé'S NAME IS QUINTIN ROBINSON.

HONEY, I MUST SAY I DID GOOD FOR MYSELF.

A MAN WHO WILL TREAT HIS MOM LIKE A QUEEN,

I FEEL LIKE THAT'S HOW HE'S GONNA TREAT HIS WIFE.

I'M HAVING A FORMAL WEDDING IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

IT'S IN AN OLD VINTAGE BUILDING.

I WANT LANTERNS LINING THE AISLE,

AND I JUST THINK THAT OLD ANTIQUE THINGS

IS REALLY ELEGANT.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE MOVIE "COMING TO AMERICA"?

YOU KNOW WHEN HE GOT MARRIED AT THE VERY END,

THAT HUGE DRESS?

RIGHT.

LONG TRAIN. THAT'S ME.

I LOVE THAT DRESS BECAUSE IT COMMANDS YOUR ATTENTION.

SHE WAS MARRYING A PRINCE, SO SHE LOOKED LIKE ROYALTY.

I JUST WANT EVERYONE TO HAIL TO MON CHERI.

HMM. MNH-MNH.

Brittany: I LIKE MORE OF A FITTED DRESS,

LIKE, YOU KNOW, ACCENTUATE HER CURVES,

'CAUSE SHE LOOKS FABULOUS.

NO MERMAID DRESSES.

I LIKE THE MERMAID DRESSES.

NO. NO.

MY ROLE HERE IS MAKE SURE

THAT WE REMEMBER WHAT SHE WANTS AND NOT WHAT WE WANT.

I PROTECT MY SISTER.

I'M THE BABY BROTHER, SO ONCE UPON A TIME,

I WAS SMALLER, AND SHE PROTECTED ME.

DO YOU WANT TO KEEP THINGS KIND OF MELLOW?

CROWD CONTROL IS A BETTER WORD.

I DEFINITELY CAN'T BE CONTROLLED. NO.

MY BROTHER AND BRITTANY ARE BOTH IMPORTANT TO ME,

SO I'M REALLY WORRIED THAT THIS MIGHT BE A RUMBLE.

TELL ME ABOUT PRICE RANGE.

BETWEEN $2,000 AND $3,000.

OKAY, WELL, I'M READY TO GET STARTED.

LET'S GO.

LET'S SEE.

YOUR WEDDING IS A SPECIAL TIME

WHEN EVERYONE IN YOUR LIFE COMES TOGETHER.

I WANT HER TO TRY ON THIS.

IT HAS "THE LITTLE MERMAID" FEEL TO IT.

THAT'S NOT GOING ON HER.

BUT WITNESSING YOUR LOVED ONES ON A COLLISION COURSE...

WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT?

WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT?

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO START?

...CAN REALLY DRIVE A BRIDE TO DISTRACTION.

LIKE IT?

MAYBE WE SHOULD GO CHECK ON THEM.

I'M NERVOUS.

I SMELL A CRUCIAL CONVERSATION COMING UP SOON.

OH, MY GOD, WELL, THAT'S FINE.

BRING IT ON.

OKAY.

I'M HAVING PALPITATIONS, MELISSA.

SINCE MON CHERI IS TOO FLUSTERED TO SHOP FOR HERSELF,

LET'S START HER OFF IN BRITTANY'S PICK.

IT MIGHT BE THE ONLY WAY TO PROVE

THAT JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE LOUD DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE RIGHT.

Narrator: BRITTANY'S PICK IS A DROP-WAIST FITTED DRESS

WITH FLORAL BEADED LACE.

OH. IT'S OKAY.

IT'S NOT QUITE "COMING TO AMERICA,"

BUT IT'S INCHING TO AMERICA.

AWW.

MON CHERI!

Monte: MON CHERI, MADAME.

MY NAME IS FRENCH -- MONTé.

MONTé AND MON CHERI.

OUI! SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

UM...

I THINK IT'S FABULOUS.

IT'S NOT WHAT I ENVISIONED.

I WANT "COMING TO AMERICA."

OOH.

I REALLY WANTED THE BIG DRESS.

YOU KNOW, GOT TO KIND OF SWING YOUR LEG AROUND TO WALK,

IT'S SO BIG.

OH, GIRL, I'M GONNA GIVE YOU BIG.

[ LAUGHS ]

IF THIS WAS UP TO ME,

I'D JUST THROW OUT THE "COMING TO AMERICA," WHOLE IDEA.

[ SLAPS LEG ]

WHAT?

THIS IS MON CHERI'S WEDDING. THIS ISN'T BRITTANY'S WEDDING.

THE TRAIN ISN'T LONG ENOUGH.

WE WANT POUFY.

I STILL LIKE IT.

I'M HAVING A LITTLE ANXIETY.

I FEEL LIKE I'M GONNA HAVE TO SEND THEM TO THEIR CORNERS

BEFORE WE GO TO ROUND 2.

OH!

EVERYBODY WANTS THEIR DAUGHTER TO BE A PRINCESS.

OH, GOD. [ GAGS ]

THIS IS NOT OKAY.

Narrator: MILITARY BRIDE SARAH KNOWS MORE ABOUT DRESS BLUES

THAN WEDDING DRESSES...

I'M NOT VERY GIRLY.

Robin: DO YOU LIKE SPARKLE?

I DON'T KNOW.

...GIVING MOM THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEIZE COMMAND.

SHE SHOULD LOOK LIKE A PRINCESS ON TOP OF A CAKE.

THE BRIDE DOESN'T LIKE TO SHOP.

THE MOM BUYS EVERYTHING.

SO, LET'S GO WITH WHAT THE MOM CHOSE FIRST.

MOM'S PICK IS AN ALENçON LACE AND TULLE BALL GOWN.

OH, NO.

THIS IS NOT WHAT I'M WANTING AT ALL.

I FELT VERY OUT OF MY SKIN.

OH! I TOLD YOU!

Lori: CINDERELLA.

SO, MOM, IS THIS WHAT YOU'D ENVISIONED FOR HER?

YEAH.

UH-HUH.

I THINK IT LOOKS VERY DAINTY.

EVERYBODY WANTS THEIR DAUGHTER TO BE A PRINCESS.

THAT WOULD BE THE DRESS.

I HATE THIS DRESS.

I DON'T WANT THE POUF. THIS IS NOT ME.

Sarah: MY MOTHER WOULD HAVE GIVEN ANYTHING

FOR ME TO BE ALL PEARLS AND BOWS,

AND UNFORTUNATELY FOR HER, I WEAR COMBAT BOOTS AND CAMO.

THIS IS NOT OKAY. [ CHUCKLES ]

OH, GOD. [ GAGS ]

IF IT WERE ONLY ME AND HER HERE, I'D BE PICKING HER DRESS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WE HAVE TO BE HERE FOR THIS.

WE HAVE TO GANG UP ON JACKIE, OR ELSE SHE'S GONNA GET HER WAY.

Sarah: THE CROWD I'VE GOT WITH ME TODAY,

I APPRECIATE THEIR OPINIONS,

BUT I STILL WANT TO PICK OUT MY OWN DRESS.

Narrator: AS BRIDE SARAH RETREATS TO THE DRESSING ROOM,

ACROSS THE SALON,

FRENCH BRIDE MON CHERI WANTS TO GO BIG OR GO HOME.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE MOVIE "COMING TO AMERICA"?

SHE LOOKED LIKE ROYALTY. THAT'S ME.

Narrator: BUT THE FIRST DRESS FELL FLAT.

I REALLY WANTED THE BIG DRESS.

OH, GIRL, I'M GONNA GIVE YOU BIG.

[ LAUGHS ]

IF MON CHERI IS GONNA LOOK LIKE TRUE ROYALTY ON HER BIG DAY,

WE'VE GOT TO FIND A DRESS FOR THAT JE NE SAIS QUOI.

WHAT ABOUT THIS?

Narrator: LORI AND MONTE PICKED A PINK TULLE BALL GOWN

WITH A SPARKLY FLOWER BELT.

[ GASPS ] OH!

OH, MY.

WOW.

THIS DRESS IS GORGEOUS.

I CAN FIT A SMALL CHILD UNDER HERE.

THIS IS TRUE.

THESE ARE ALL GOOD THINGS.

WOW!

OOH!

I LIKE. I CANNOT LIE.

OUI, BABY.

MAGNIFICéNT.

THAT'S NOT FRENCH.

HE'S JUST MAKING STUFF UP, HONEY.

HE IS FROM WEST VIRGINIA.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WELL, EXCUSEZ-MOI.

[ LAUGHS ]

Jamil: IT'S POUFY.

IT'S POTENTIALLY THE DRESS.

Brittany: JAMIL THINKS HE KNOWS EVERYTHING,

BUT I'M LIKE, "NO, I KNOW BEST."

IT'S CUTE. YOU LOOK LIKE A PRINCESS.

REALLY?

NO.

THE BIG POUFINESS IS NOT REALLY GOING FOR ME.

I LOVE THIS DRESS IN COMPARISON TO BRITTANY'S PICK.

[ SIGHS ]

SO, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO NOW?

I DON'T KNOW.

I'M STARTING TO GET VERY DISCOURAGED.

I'M TRYING TO FIND MY DREAM DRESS,

AND BRITTANY AND JAMIL ARE JUST TOO BUSY FIGHTING.

Lori: PARDON MY FRENCH, BUT THESE TWO,

THEY CAN KISS MY DERRIERE.

Narrator: AS BRIDE MON CHERI

LEAVES THE RUNWAY FEELING TRèS MISéRABLE,

ACROSS THE SALON, BRIDE SARAH ISN'T PLAYING AROUND.

I HATE THIS DRESS.

I STILL WANT TO PICK OUT MY OWN DRESS.

I DON'T WANT IT TO BE SOMETHING THAT I LET SOMEBODY ELSE SAY,

"THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE WEARING."

MAMA HAD HER CHANCE,

SO NOW IT'S TIME TO PUT SARAH IN A DRESS SHE PICKED OUT.

I PICKED THIS ONE,

AND I TOLD HER SHE NEEDED TO BE OPEN-MINDED ABOUT TRYING IT.

WELL, I KIND OF HELPED A LITTLE.

ROBIN AND THE BRIDE PICKED A SPARKLY A-LINE GOWN

WITH LACE OVERLAY AND BEADED BELT.

[ SIGHS ]

I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THAT SPARKLE.

I AM SO DISCOURAGED AT THIS POINT.

I KNOW THIS IS A "NO,"

BUT I'M NOT SURE WHERE WE'RE GONNA GO FROM HERE.

Kelsey: OHH.

Lori: WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I DON'T LIKE THE SPARKLE.

OHH.

THE BOTTOM LOOKS LIKE A LACE TABLECLOTH.

I THINK YOU NEED SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE SOPHISTICATED

THAN TRADITIONAL.

IT WOULD BE PRETTY IF YOU JUST CHANGED A FEW THINGS.

I DO LIKE HOW IT LOOKS UP TOP.

[ ALL TALKING AT ONCE ]

I DON'T LIKE THE BELT.

[ BREATHES SHAKILY ]

YOU'RE GETTING A LOT OF INPUT HERE.

ALL OF THEM HAVE THEIR OWN OPINIONS,

AND THEY'RE BRUTALLY HONEST WITH ME.

I'M EXTREMELY OVERWHELMED.

WHERE'S MONTE?

WHERE'D HE GO?

Monte: BONJOUR.

MONTé HAS ARRIVED.

Narrator: FRENCHY BRIDE MON CHERI...

OUI, BABY.

...IS TAKING BRIDAL INSPIRATION

FROM THE SILVER SCREEN.

I WANT THE DRESS FROM "COMING TO AMERICA."

Narrator: BUT HER ENTOURAGE IS STEALING THE LIMELIGHT.

WHAT?

WE NEED FOR THEM TO BE QUIET AND FOCUS ON THE BRIDE.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

YOU PICK OUT A DRESS, AND LEAVE THEM TO ME.

WHAT YOU GONNA DO?

Monte: I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT.

I'VE GOT A DRESS FOR MON CHERI THAT IS FIT FOR A QUEEN.

IT HAS A HUGE POUFY TRAIN AND A LONG DROPPED WAIST

THAT WILL SHOW OFF THOSE CURVES.

OH, I REALLY LOVE THIS.

THIS DRESS HAS IT ALL.

WELL, YOU WANTED POUF.

I DID. I REALLY LIKE IT.

WHERE'S MONTE?

WHERE'S MONTé?

BRITTANY AND JAMIL FORGOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

ABOUT BRIDAL SHOPPING.

Mon Cheri: MONTé.

Melissa: NO WAY.

[ French accent ] BONJOUR.

[ French accent ] IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE FUN, NO?

[ CHUCKLES ]

MONTé HAS ARRIVED.

WHEN DID YOU GET HERE?

I JUST FLEW IN.

LOOKS LIKE YOUR HAIR GOT A LITTLE MESSED UP ON THE WAY.

OW!

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK, MON CHERI,

AND DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THAT PAPER MUSTACHE.

OKAY. [ LAUGHS ] I LOVE THE POUF, THE TRAIN.

I FEEL LIKE ROYALTY. I FEEL LIKE A BRIDE.

ALL RIGHT, BRITTANY.

Brittany: UM...

YOU ARE WORKING THAT DRESS, HONEY.

Brittany: I CAN TELL THAT SHE REALLY LOVES THAT DRESS.

SHE'S REALLY, REALLY HAPPY, AND I'M SO HAPPY FOR HER.

I THINK TODAY'S THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER IN HELL...

BECAUSE ME AND BRITTANY ARE AGREEING ON SOMETHING.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I HAVEN'T SEEN HER STOP SMILING, SO...

Melissa and Lori: AWW.

I THINK WE ARE GOOD TO GO.

Mon Cheri: THEY AGREED ON SOMETHING.

IT WAS AN AMAZING FEELING, LIKE THAT'S HOW I KNOW THIS IS IT.

SO, MON CHERI, MY LITTLE PETITE,

CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF GETTING MARRIED IN THIS DRESS?

I'M SAYING OUI TO THE DRESS.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

I HAVE ARRIVED TO AMERICA IN THIS DRESS.

Narrator: AS BRIDE MON CHERI

FINALLY GETS HER HOLLYWOOD ENDING...

DOWN IN FITTINGS...

A BRIDE ARRIVES WITH SOMEONE WHO PLAYS A LEADING ROLE

IN HER LIFE.

MY NAME IS DIANA JACOB.

I'M 30 YEARS OLD FROM MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI.

THIS IS MY GODMOTHER, BRENDA,

SISTER LEANNE, MY BEST FRIEND, BRITTANY, AND ALYSSA,

AND NIECES LEAH AND ANNALISE.

WHEN IS YOUR WEDDING?

ALMOST EXACTLY A MONTH.

MY FIANCé'S NAME IS WILLIAM ROBERTSON.

WE WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER,

AND WE JUST RECONNECTED ON A SOCIAL-MEDIA SITE.

WHEN WE FINALLY SAW EACH OTHER, THE FIRST THING HE SAID WAS,

"THE YEARS HAVE BEEN KIND TO YOU."

WE'RE HAVING A PRETTY TRADITIONAL CHAPEL CEREMONY,

AND OUR RECEPTION

IS CENTERED AROUND THE FACT

THAT I AM IN MY LAST YEAR OF PHARMACY SCHOOL.

WE HAVE TEST TUBES WITH FLOWERS ON EVERY TABLE,

SO IT'S A VERY CHEMISTRY, NERDY-TYPE THEME.

WHO ARE YOU MOST NERVOUS ABOUT SEEING YOUR DRESS TODAY?

I WOULDN'T SAY THAT I'M NERVOUS,

BUT I'M MOST EXCITED ABOUT MY GODMOTHER SEEING IT.

SHE IS MY BEST FRIEND.

SHE'S BEEN A PART OF OUR LIFE SINCE SHE WAS 13 MONTHS OLD.

HER MOM AND I WORKED TOGETHER

AND NEEDED A BABYSITTER ON A FRIDAY NIGHT.

AFTER THAT, SHE WAS AT OUR HOUSE PRETTY MUCH EVERY WEEKEND.

NOW, I ALSO WANT TO INCORPORATE MY GODFATHER'S NAME BADGE

FROM HIS ARMY UNIFORM FROM VIETNAM,

AND HE DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT IT,

SO I WANT TO SURPRISE HIM WITH THAT.

HE'S, YOU KNOW, MY HERO, SO...

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I PROPERLY THANK THEM

ON MY SPECIAL DAY.

Narrator: BRIDE DIANA'S DRESS

IS AN IVORY LACE AND TULLE BALL GOWN WITH BEADED BELT.

I'VE BEEN VERY EXCITED FOR BRENDA TO SEE IT.

OH, GOOD.

IT WILL MEAN SO MUCH TO ME

TO SEE HER BE PROUD OF ME IN MY DRESS.

Woman: OH, MY GOODNESS.

THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE IT.

YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL.

THANK YOU.

SHE'S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE AND A WONDERFUL WIFE.

[ CHUCKLES ]

IT'S A HAPPY MOMENT.

JUST SEEING HER CHANGE OVER THE YEARS,

IT'S JUST A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE.

WE WANT TO PUT THIS AT THE BOTTOM.

MAYBE LIKE THAT?

YES.

I CANNOT WAIT FOR MY GODFATHER, JOHNNY,

TO SEE ME AND SEE HIS REACTION.

I'M FEELING THE LOVE, SO...

[ LAUGHTER ]

Narrator: AS BRIDE DIANA IS FLOODED WITH EMOTION...

UP ON THE BRIDAL FLOOR,

BRIDE SARAH IS FEELING LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER.

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT DRESSES.

AND THE ONE DRESS SHE WANTED TO TRY WAS A TOTAL FLOP.

I DON'T LIKE THE SPARKLE.

WE NEED A PLAN.

YOU JUST LET ME PICK THE DRESS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

THAT'S WHERE WE GO.

WHY DON'T YOU GO SHOPPING?

AND THEN WE'LL GO SHOPPING AND SEE WHO CAN CHOOSE THE DRESS.

Kelsey: THEY MIGHT BE THE PROFESSIONALS,

BUT I AM SARAH'S BEST FRIEND, AND I KNOW WHAT SARAH LIKES.

OKAY, WE HAVE TO HAVE A GAME PLAN.

Lori: MONTE, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS?

EVERY TIME WE BRING OUT LACE, THEY SHOOT IT DOWN.

THAT'S A MAYBE.

IT LOOKS LIKE CURTAINS OR TABLECLOTHS.

Both: YES.

NO.

WOULD YOU SHOO? QUIT TRYING TO STEAL OUR IDEAS.

Sarah: EVERYONE'S GONE, THEY'RE ALL ARGUING OVER

WHO'S GOT WHICH DRESS I'M GONNA WEAR NEXT,

AND I KNOW THEY'RE PROBABLY NOT GONNA FIND A DRESS FOR ME.

I'M GETTING VERY DISAPPOINTED.

I HAVE SOMETHING TO SHOW YOU.

I KNOW.

Narrator: WHEN IT COMES TO WEDDING DRESSES,

BRIDE SARAH'S BEEN HONORABLY DISCHARGED.

Sarah: EVERYONE'S GONE, THEY'RE ALL ARGUING OVER

WHO'S GOT WHICH DRESS I'M GONNA WEAR NEXT.

Narrator: SO, HER ENTOURAGE HAS ENLISTED THEMSELVES

TO SAVE THE DAY.

Sarah: I FINALLY JUST GOT A CHANCE TO CALM DOWN

AND CHILL OUT FOR A SECOND

AND REALIZE, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN DO THIS.

THIS IS ALL GREAT,

BUT THERE'S ONE THING WE'RE FORGETTING -- THE BRIDE.

WHERE IS THE BRIDE, ROBIN?

YEAH, ROBIN.

Robin: LET ME GO GET HER.

I KNEW I WAS FORGETTING SOMETHING.

OH, MY GOD, SARAH,

WE HAVE SO MANY DRESSES BACK HERE.

CAN WE TRY THIS ONE FIRST?

OKAY.

YEAH. I LOVE THIS DRESS.

IT'S A COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN TRYING ON.

YEP. [ LAUGHS ]

I HAVE NOT SEEN SARAH SMILE LIKE THIS ALL DAY.

IT LOOKS LIKE SHE'S BACK IN THE FIGHT.

FOLLOW ME.

Narrator: THE BRIDE PICKED A RUCHED TAFFETA V-NECK GOWN

WITH RIBBON BELT.

OKAY. WOW. [ CHUCKLES ]

I DO LIKE THIS.

Sarah: IT'S GOT THAT SEXY APPEAL,

BUT IT'S STILL VERY SUBTLE AT THE SAME TIME.

I DO FEEL LIKE A BRIDE NOW.

I LOVE THIS DRESS. I LOVE IT. [ CHUCKLES ]

WHO CHOSE THIS DRESS?

I DID.

WHAT?! [ CHUCKLES ] WHAT?!

THAT DRESS IS KILLER.

I'M PROUD OF HER FOR MAKING HER OWN DECISION.

Lori: DO YOU LIKE IT, MOM?

NO.

YOU DON'T?

NO.

OH, MY GOSH.

IT'S NOT CINDERELLA.

BUT THAT'S NOT YOUR DAUGHTER.

THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF HER MAKING DECISIONS ON HER OWN.

OH.

MONTE, YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.

OH, THIS IS MY FAVORITE PART!

OH, WOW.

[ LAUGHTER ]

OH!

I LOVE IT. THIS IS AWESOME.

[ LAUGHTER ]

SHE WAS SMILING A HUGE SMILE, DIMPLES SHOWING.

I KNEW SHE WAS HAPPY, AND THAT KIND OF MAKES THE DRESS.

THAT CHANGES THE PICTURE. SHE'S GORGEOUS.

SARAH, WHAT ARE YOU SAYING TO THIS DRESS?

I'M SAYING YES TO THIS DRESS.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

IT MAKES ME FEEL EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT MY WEDDING DAY,

THAT IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S ABOUT ME,

SOMETHING THAT I ACTUALLY PICKED OUT FOR MYSELF.

Narrator: AS BRIDE SARAH FINALLY FOUND HER VOICE...

ONE MONTH LATER,

BRIDE DIANA FINALLY GETS TO SURPRISE HER GODFATHER.

UM, YOU KNOW YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE

SOMETHING OLD AND NEW AND BORROWED, SO, UM...

THIS IS MY OLD THING.

AND I HAVE IT IN THERE FROM YOUR MILITARY THING,

AND IT'S SEWN IN HERE

SO THAT YOU'LL BE WITH ME THE WHOLE WAY, OKAY?

I KNOW.

IT WAS A FUN SECRET. [ CHUCKLES ]

I'M PROUD TO BE HER GODFATHER.

HONORED.

I DON'T KNOW HOW I'M GONNA REACT

WHEN I SEE DIANA FOR THE FIRST TIME,

BUT I KNOW SHE'LL BE BEAUTIFUL. I JUST KNOW SHE WILL.

[ SOFT MUSIC PLAYS ]

Man: ♪ DAYLIGHT STARTS TO CHASE AWAY THE NIGHT

I KNOW THAT WE MIGHT NOT

IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO PRONOUNCE YOU HUSBAND AND WIFE.

[ APPLAUSE ]

WHOO! WE'RE MARRIED. IT'S CRAZY.

IT'S AWESOME.

WE'RE VERY HAPPY.

EVERYTHING TURNED OUT PERFECT TODAY.

Lori: SO, I GUESS WE LEARNED TODAY THAT SILENCE IS GOLDEN.

YOU KNOW, THEY SAY THAT INNER PEACE

IS ACHIEVED THROUGH A QUIET MIND.

[ HUMMING ]

PEACE AND QUIET. I WONDER WHAT THAT'S LIKE.

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