WEEHAWKEN – While Weehawkenite Stella Aronis and her sister Jackie were perusing the Kleinfeld’s Bridal website a few months ago, they came upon an ad in the top left corner asking future brides to sign up for TLC’s reality television show, “Say Yes to the Dress.”
“Come on. Click it,” Jackie told her sister. “You won’t get picked anyway.”
So Aronis clicked it. Buying in to her sister’s understandable cynicism, she proceeded to answer 90 questions with her trademark sarcastic style, taking none of them too seriously. For instance, what’s your bridal style?
“Bridal style? What is that?” Aronis wondered, and so she wrote something to the extent of “Well, I really don’t like my arms. I think everyone expects me to show up in a muumuu.”
And so went the remaining 89 questions.
Four days later, Aronis received a call from a woman named Lisa who claimed she was from TLC who asked her if she wanted to be on the show.
“Jackie, stop it,” Aronis answered. “I’m busy. I have stuff to do.”
The woman on the other line insisted that, first of all, she had no idea who Jackie was, and second, she wanted Aronis to be on the show. She agreed to do it, but was still skeptical.
Turns out it wasn’t a joke, and on June 15, she and her big Greek family picked out her wedding dress at Kleinfeld in front of an audience of thousands.
To hear Aronis’ highly entertaining stories about how she met her fiancé and how he proposed, and about the show, read this weekend’s edition of the Weehawken Reporter. – Gennarose Pope