Direct Certain to the Gown Star Randy Fenoli Is Engaged!: ‘I By no design Thought It Turned into Going to Occur for Me’

Randy Fenoli is engaged!

The Direct Certain to the Gown superstar, 58, popped the demand on Saturday to Mete Kobal, his companion of practically a twelve months, on the Marmara Park Avenue hotel in Serene York Metropolis.

“I am so in fancy,” Fenoli tells PEOPLE. “Each day I am giddy. And each day real gets extra fabulous. It actually does. Or no longer it’s straight forward. Or no longer it’s nothing [like] what I believed a relationship became and nothing devour I’ve ever had within the previous. Or no longer it’s implausible.”

Fenoli set up collectively the elaborate shock proposal for Kobal months upfront with the abet of planner Marcy Blum.

“Randy’s imaginative and prescient became over-the-high, lush décor, a monumental wow moment and all his family and pals in one room to have a intellectual time his proposal to Mete,” says Blum. “He actually wanted to shock Mete with an handsome moment for him to connect in mind repeatedly. Randy and I actually had been pals and not using a extinguish in sight and I am so ecstatic to be constructing his most sharp proposal for him. As someone who knows Randy both for my half or from television knows, ‘understated’ is never any longer in his vocabulary. With the abet of our pals at Mixed Greens Event Create, we crafted an over-the-high, yet exquisitely romantic setting for him to indicate.

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Fenoli suggested Kobal that they had been headed to have dinner on the Museum of Trendy Paintings, but as an substitute he had 50 of their family and pals ready within the lobby of the hotel the assign he got down on one knee as coldsparks lit up the room.

“I real wanted to fabricate it actually special for him and fabricate a reminiscence that we would possibly maybe have the relaxation of our lives,” he says.

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Sooner than meeting his future husband, Fenoli admits he wasn’t obvious marriage became within the playing cards for him sooner than meeting his now-fiancé. “I am the king of bridal. I’ve been doing this bridal for 30 years, and I truthfully real never thought it became going to happen for me,” he says.

“And I became OK with that,” he continues. “I became devour, ‘Of route I actually have my profession, I actually have my dwelling, I actually have my dogs, I actually have my mom,’ and I am devour, ‘I am real going to be single the relaxation of my life.’ And then I met Mete.”

The duo connected this previous January on the Marmara, the assign Kobal became working as the restaurant and bar manager on the time. They’ve been collectively ever since.

“I am exquisite vastly taken aback myself,” says Fenoli.

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Since Kobal is before all the pieces from Turkey, Fenoli wanted to fabricate obvious that individuals conclude to him will most seemingly be there for his or her special moment.

“I got in contact with one of his finest pals and got all of his finest pals’ email addresses,” he reveals. “We situation up a video display so all his pals in Turkey would possibly maybe maybe be half of us on Zoom.”

At the couple’s engagement party, Fenoli arranged for a sampling of broken-down hors d’oeuvres, but additionally made determined to include a nod to Kobal’s heritage within the manufacture of a area of expertise Turkish food enlighten.

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As for marriage ceremony plans, Fenoli says he’s already started obsessed on how they would possibly maybe maybe dispute “I elevate out.”

“We had been talking a lot relating to the wedding ceremony,” he says. “We picked out our outfits finally.”

A destination marriage ceremony has its allure: “Princess Cruise Traces has a cruise that goes to Greece and Italy after which ends in Istanbul. And I am taking into account that can maybe just be something the assign we would possibly maybe maybe elevate out quite ceremony in maybe Italy or on the ship or something after which we’ll secure to Istanbul. We are in a position to disembark and elevate out a reception for all of his pals over there and his family.”

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Direct Certain to the Gown returns Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. ET on TLC.

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