Cartersville bride-to-be selects gown on TLC show
by Marie Nesmith
Apr 19, 2013 | 3295 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In the next 48 hours, Kayla Cannon will say “yes” to her gown and husband-to-be. With the episode airing one day before her wedding, television viewers will be able to watch the Cartersville resident select her attire on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” tonight at 9:30.

“It is [an] exciting [time],” said Cannon, a 23-year-old resident of Cartersville. “I’m definitely a little nervous because I’ve not seen the episode yet. So I’m a little nervous of how they’re going to make it out to be [as far as editing].

“It’s exciting though. I think it is pretty cool because we’re going to be ... having a rehearsal dinner at the country club and they’re going to bring a TV in so we can all watch it together.”

Filmed at bridals by lori in Atlanta, the 30-minute show details the joys and challenges of helping a bride shop for her ideal gown. According to, Cannon “wants to please her strong-willed mom” with her dress selection. Along with her mother, she also was accompanied on her shopping trip by her sister and some of her bridesmaids.

“I’ve always watched the show,” Cannon said. “I went online to look at dresses and it popped up — apply now. I thought, ‘Well, why not? What do I have to lose?’ Then, sure enough, two weeks later they called on a Tuesday and we went that Friday.

“It was really, really fun. I tried on about six dresses but we were there for like six and a half hours. It was crazy [and] at first it was a little intimidating, nerve-racking. I think everybody was nervous because cameras were following you everywhere but I think once everybody loosened up, [we had fun]. It was definitely something I’ll never forget.”

Showing that mother knows best, she admitted after trying on an assortment of gowns she chose a dress in line with the elder Cannon’s viewpoint.

“I always wanted to wear a straight, more fitted style dress,” Cannon said. “I’ve always done pageants my whole life, like I’ve done the Miss Georgia [USA] Pageant a couple of times, and I just felt when I tried them on [it] felt like a pageant dress. So I ended up pleasing momma and got a big dress.”