Today we're delighted to welcome author Valerie Bowman to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Valerie's newest release, Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage, is the intriguing story of a woman accused of her husband's murder—and the man who comes to her defense. But Valerie has her own 'secret;' she's getting married soon, and she was picked to appear on the reality show Say Yes to the Dress to choose her wedding gown. She's here to talk about her time on-set. Thanks, Valerie!
This week I’m celebrating the release of the third historical romance novel in my Secret Brides trilogy with the tale of how I ended up on the reality TV show, Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. Yesterday, I was at Romance at Random talking about how I gathered my posse and made it to the show. Today’s post is all about the taping of the show itself!
The day of the taping dawned. We had to be at the bridal salon at 8am. Bridals by Lori, where the show is filmed, is an actual wedding boutique in Atlanta. TLC sets up their cameras in the store. It’s not on a sound stage or anything. There is a big sign at the front door that says something like, “A TV show is being filmed on these premises and you may be filmed in the background.” Interesting, no?
My posse and I arrived at 8am sharp and quickly realized why we were asked not to wear pink. The background of the interview room is pink so if you wore that color, you’d completely blend into the background and look like a talking head. After a quick wardrobe change for one of my friends, we were asked to sit on the actual couches in the waiting room that you see on the show.