A week ago, Jennifer Allen was a jumble of nerves over her impending appearance on the national television show Say Yes to the Dress.
Turned out the bride-to-be — she will wed Erik Hudak of Marblehead on April 24 — had nothing to worry about.
When the show aired on TLC last Friday at 9 it was a hit. She and friends and family got together last Friday night and watched her model wedding dresses on television at a New York bridal salon.
We checked back with Jennifer to see how things turned out, to see if she said yes to her appearance on Yes to the Dress — whether it was a worthwhile experience and whether her jitters were warranted.
Here is what she had to say:"I did say yes! Actually, I said "Yeah mon" (because I'm getting married in Jamaica) I said yes to a $2,500 Henry Roth gown, he's an Austrailian designer. It has a fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline and an organza ball gown on the bottom. It was totally worth it! I had such an amazing time watching it with over 50 of my closest friends and family. It was a real thrill to see their reactions. They cried, they cheered, they laughed. It was great. Everyone who saw it has nothing but glowing praise for it! I was very very happy with how it turned out. There was nothing for me to be nervous about again! I would do it again, but luckily I won't have to since I found my perfect match! :-) On the show I said that I would be jumping in the ocean with the dress on, that has caused the most controversy. Everyone asks me if I'm still doing that, and I'm happy to tell them that I am NOT going in the ocean in that dress! I got a cheap back up dress that I will change into to jump into the ocean with! It definitely was a great experience and I love reliving it."
2. Weather Watch:
Friday's forecast calls for sunshine and a high temperature of 70.
- Sunrise: 6:28 a.m.
- High tide: 12:21 a.m.
- Low tide: 629 p.m.
- Sunset: 6:43 p.m.
3. School Notes:
Girls JV soccer plays Ipswich at 4 at the Village Middle field.
4: School Notes:
Marblehead High will be going through the accreditation process in the spring.
5. Veterans Notes:Sunday, Sept. 22, starting at 1 p.m. there will be a North Shore Appreciation Parade starting at Federal Street in Lynn, Mass to Western Avenue North to Chestnut Street east to Goodrich Street and ending at Lynn English High School.
At Lynn English High School there will be food, live music, a Civil War encampment, kiosks from each of the armed services, a static display of military vehicles, parachute jump and much more.