I needed a show like this today. In fact, I have needed it since March when our COVID-19 Lockdown started. It has been a struggle for me to maintain my mood while teaching from home. Since I live with depression, the change in my routine has been a challenge for me. That’s why I was ready to embrace the spirit and joy from Say I Do (Netflix).
This bridal show is about couples who have gone through adversity in their lives and have reached the point where they are ready to get married. Three fabulous and creative gentlemen help them reach their matrimonial goals:
- Thai Nguyen: Custom Bridal/Suit Designer;
- Jeremiah Brent: Decor/Interior Designer;
- Gabriele Bertaccini: Chef/Caterer.
What makes this show unique from other bridal shows is that all three gentlemen share their life experiences and lessons to help these couples embrace and enjoy their special day. I also loved the diversity of the couples that were highlighted.
There were young couples, older couples, heterosexual and gay couples, and couples of different ethnicities involved with the show. It was not a performative choice because the focus was on the couples’ life journeys that kept them from getting married at an earlier date. The couples just happened to be very diverse. It was heartwarming and comforting.
I loved watching all three of the men. However, Thai Nguyen was my favorite. His laugh was infectious. Yet, he was very open about his relationship with his parents and their lack of acceptance of his homosexuality. In fact, all of the men were very open about their lives. It was the therapeutic comfort that I needed.
I don’t like to cry during television shows, but I shed many tears while watching these couples. Each story was so unique. It had been such a long time since I cried for happy moments (and even sad ones). I found myself focusing more on the “Wedding Angels'” life lessons and the couples’ stories than the actual weddings. They were extraordinary. (I would have never thought of using clear chairs instead of chairs with covers.) However, it was their stories that pulled me into those episodes.
So, if you are looking for an uplifting, heartwarming bridal show with wonderful decor ideas mixed with life lessons, stop by Netflix and watch Say I Do.