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Plus-size bridal shop in Columbia walks down reality TV aisle
Plus-size bridal shop in Columbia walks down reality TV aisle

Yukia Walker didn't want another bride-to-be to experience what she did during her search for the perfect wedding dress. "They were [holding] dresses [up to] my neck so I could imagine what it would look like in my size," Walker, 37, recalled of her hunt to find a plus-size wedding gown in 2007. After her fourth bridal shop visit, she was dejected. "I was so frustrated," Walker said. "We got laughed out of a salon. I started doing research. There was still nothing there." Working with her sister, Yuneisia Harris, she eventually began to discover designers who specialized and offered dresses for fuller-figure women. By October 2008, a little more...

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