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East Dundee bridal shop debuts new reality TV show

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Village of East Dundee

East Dundee, IL -- Complete Bridal of East Dundee has a new reality show "Best in Bridal". A sneak peek is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 9 p.m. CST on FYI Network, produced by Half Yard Productions.

Earlier this year, Complete Bridal spent several months at their store location filming the new series "Best in Bridal." The series showcases the all-male staff of Complete Bridal and the all-female staff of Shelley's in West Dundee. The theme of the show is essentially male versus female while following the owners of the salons that have differing management styles and customer base. Its debut on Tuesday, Sept. 2 will be immediately following hit show "Married At First Sight." The sneak peek airing will be a one-hour preview of the show giving viewers a taste of what's to come when the full season launches in October 2014.

"Five guys doing what guys do best -- sell dresses" explains David Gaffke, owner of Complete Bridal. "I've been competing with all-female bridal salons for nearly 31 years, and who better to decide what looks best on a woman than a guy?"

Even Complete Bridal shop owner, David Gaffke, is filled with anticipation because even he and his staff have been left in the dark by the network as to what will be shown during the sneak peek. "A lot goes into the taping and production of a reality show," said David Gaffke. "My staff and I are excited to see how it all comes together."

"We're very excited for David and the success of the bridal shop. We can only hope that it will bring attention to our growing community and benefit all the businesses in town," commented Lael Miller, village president. The Sept. 2 sneak peek of "Best In Bridal" will be shown locally on Comcast Channel 275 at 9 p.m. Gaffke and staff plan to watch the premier at newly opened Blues BBQ and Grill at 102 N. River St., in East Dundee. They will be arriving at 8 p.m. followed by a private preview party inside.

About the Complete Bridal

Complete Bridal is located at 12 E. Main St., East Dundee. Founded by owner David Gaffke, Complete Bridal boasts an all-male staff. Gaffke who has over 30 years wedding dress experience, For more information about Complete Bridal, see their website at check out their facebook page at

About FYI

FYI is a division of A+E Networks, a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation. FYI is a contemporary lifestyle network that recently debuted in July. For your inspiration, for your imagination or for your innovation, the network embraces an adventurous, personalized and nonprescriptive approach to lifestyle content. From our viewer's taste, space, look, journey and more -- FYI covers a range of experiences that reflect how people actually live their lives today, not defined by one passion or interest.

About the Village

The village of East Dundee is a picturesque community located along the eastern banks of the Fox River in northeast Kane County. Its charming downtown district is home of the historic Anvil Club, a private dining club since the mid-fifties. A recently renovated Visitor's Center depicts a passenger depot from the turn of the century. Just down the street one can see a replica of the original Lincoln House in Springfield. It is traversed by the Fox River bicycle path, a major pedestrian/bicycle artery that offers enthusiasts an opportunity to see the Fox Valley in its natural setting along the river. East Dundee shares the area's beauty and cultural heritage with West Dundee. Combined, the area offers residents a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities. Showcased through its architecture, West Dundee is home to many historic churches and Victorian homes. Spring Hill Mall serves as a regional destination with several national chain department stores. During the warmer months, the downtown district is active with weekend markets, event and activities. One can take in the latest musical entertainment and pub fare at one of the local breweries or restaurants. Readily accessible by Routes 72, 68, and 25 and only minutes away from interstate 90 and O'Hare International Airport, come experience the Dundee area during its annual Heritage Fest and Dickens in Dundee. For more information regarding the Village, check out their website at

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