Friday, July 30, 2010

Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta Premiere Tonight!

 Fashion director Monte and salon owner Lori make brides' dreams come true! (Credit: DCL)

We are so excited about the new Atlanta version of "Say Yes to the Dress!" Mostly because we are good friends with one of the show's new stars, Monte Durham.  For those in the D.C. wedding scene, Monte has been a fixture for over 15 years.  He's done more of my brides' hair and makeup over the years than I could possibly count (and he's even done my hair for the past few years although if I don't fix it so it looks good, he won't claim me)!  We have had countless bridal adventures together (some tales too wild to tell), and I count him among my dear friends.

Monte is one of the funniest and kindest people I know.  He also tells it like it is and has a flair for the dramatic so I can't wait to see what he says on the show.  All I can say is, brace yourself, folks!  If I know Monte, it's going to be a wild ride!

A sneak preview of the Atlanta edition airs on July 30 (tonight!!!) at 9:30 p.m. eastern time on TLC and tune in for the season premiere on Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. eastern time! Then it will continue on Friday nights at 9pm. I know what I'm adding to my Friday night before-the-wedding preparation ritual where I go through my emergency kit and do escort card alphabetizing.  A little "Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta" and a refreshing does of Monte.  I know he can always make me laugh!

The show is set at Bridals by Lori, which has been dressing Southern brides for their perfect day for nearly 30 years.  In "Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta," you'll meet Southern brides of every stripe, women who Lori describes as "educated, particular, very fashionable and strong-willed."

We'll be watching with ya'll!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was very disturbed by the bride Shaniqua's behavior during her quest for a wedding dress. She showed her underclothing , moved in a lewd way and just seemed trashy in her demeanor.How much did she get paid to gyrate like a stripper without a pole and to have the world focused on her padded behind with a string hanging off of it. She was embarassingto African American women who are portrayed as having no class, not dignity, and no money. There are millions of beautiful black women who carry themselves with grace and dignity no matter where they are. I wonder why her mother or an older adult would not advise her to contain those types of behaviors to private settings. A southern LADY of class would never behave in such a common manner.It might boost your ratings and get a laugh but it sends the wrong message to others.