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White Plains Resident Says 'Yes to the Dress' [VIDEO]

Safe driving advocate Jacy Good recently appeared on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” to highlight the affects of distracted driving and find the dress of her dreams.

 

Usually it’s the customers who are brought to tears, but Kleinfeld’s wedding dress consultant Dianne was all choked when she met “Say Yes to the Dress,” bride of White Plains.

“She’s been through hell and back,” said the Kleinfeld consultant, on Friday’s episode of the TLC series.

Good, who moved to White Plains in January, was injured in a 2008 car accident that killed her parents and was caused by a young man talking on his cell phone while driving. Since then, Good has been an advocate against distracted driving, has appeared on Oprah and has fought for legislation to ban cell phone use while driving.

The 25-year-old to ban all cell phone use while behind the wheel. Click to learn more about Good, here to learn about distracted driving and to learn about Patch's No Texting While Driving Campaign.

"My parents should be here, and it's not OK that they're not," said Good, on last Friday's episode of the show.

Good—who was secretly nominated for the show by her fiancée’s sister, Lauren Johnson—was at first hesitant to share her wedding gown shopping experience with the world.

“Of course I watch the show,” said Good. “I’m a 25-year-old female, we all watch that show! Initially, I was opposed to the idea, but there are so many young girls who watch this show. It was a great venue to get my message across to people. They get to look into my life, and see how it is affected by distracted driving. Obviously, I miss my parents—especially when I’m trying to plan a wedding.”

Though Good didn't get to share her wedding dress shopping experience with her parents, she did have an entourage of loved ones surrounding her in the Kleinfeld salon, including: her mother’s sister, whose been like a mother to Good; her fiancé’s mother; her fiancée’s sister; her best friend from high school and best friend from college.

“They have the biggest selection of wedding dresses almost anywhere,” said Good. “As I reflect on it, I did spend more money than I would have of liked to spend—but I realized I had a pretty wrong idea with how much wedding dresses actually cost. The people were all just so sincere and so compassionate. I think the experience was worth the extra money for the  designer dress.”

Good said she had went to before visiting Kleinfeld in Manhattan, but didn’t really know what type of dress she wanted until she had the help of the store's expert consultants.

In the end, Good said “yes” to an August Jones dress.

“It’s simple and classic,” said Good. “It was exactly what I was looking for. I can’t even put it into words.”

Though the world has seen her in her dress, her finance Steven Johnson has not.

“He doesn’t want to know anything about the dress,” said Good. “He wants it to be a surprise. He is convinced he will be the only person in the world who is going to be surprised when I walk down the aisle.”

Good and her fiancé—who she describes as, “the most faithful partner anyone could ever ask for”—will knot on Oct. 13 at the very place where they met. The couple, who have been together for more than 7 years, met while students at Muhlenberg College, in Allentown Penn.

“I’m so excited for the day itself,” said Good. “To have everyone we love and care about in one place and celebrate life.”

Click on the YouTube video to see Jacy Good on the Dec. 16 episode of "Say Yes to the Dress"  

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