For the first time in the show's history, a transgender bride will get to Say Yes to the Dress. The TLC guilty pleasure,* Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta* just hosted its very first transgender woman at its famous Georgia bridal showroom. Precious Davis, a motivational speaker from Indiana, stopped by the luxurious salon to find her dream wedding dress for her upcoming summer nuptials — and inspire some viewers, while she's at it!
"It's such a moment in time, to be able to share our love story in this moment of trans-visibility, resilience and equality," Davis told Entertainment Tonight of her monumental appearance on the show. "Our love story challenges people to step outside that stereotypical notion."
Davis and her fiancé, a transgender man named Myles Brady, are slated to tie the knot in an opulent Chicago ceremony this summer. "This is a moment for people to see that trans is beautiful and that we have hopes and dreams just like everyone else," the bride-to-be explained.
And just like any other bride who's ever walked into a bridal boutique, Davis hoped to say those three little letters to the gown of her dreams! "I grew up as a gender non-conforming child, always playing with dolls and being a diva and loving Whitney Houston and tying blankets around my waist, belting out 'I Will Always Love You' and envisioning myself as beautiful," shared Davis. "So, all my life I've had a vision of what my wedding and dress would be like."
And just what was that bridal vision? "I went into it thinking I wanted a dress that was sweetheart cut, and a mermaid cut at the bottom. But I ultimately went in there and said I wanted something grand. I want something opulent," Davis told Us Weekly. This bride-to-be ended up saying "yes" to a custom Lazaro ball gown. Totally swoon-worthy! "I was trying not to full-on ugly cry," she said. "I remember standing there closing my eyes thinking, Don't fully break down. Still be pretty." Trust us — we know the feeling!
Despite finding a gorgeous gown to walk down the aisle in, Davis ultimately wanted to make a statement to viewers watching the TLC "BrideDay/Friday" staple. "I hope that they will see two human beings in love, and that love doesn't come in the package that we think it does."