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'Runway 2019' TLC star Monte Durham returns for tonight’s showcase By CARA HUNT

| Tribune Features Writer |


ive Seasons Bridal will host the seventh annual edition of its popular bridal show this evening, focusing on giving brides-to-be their wedding of dreams on any budget. The boutique’s owner, Tennille Darville, told Tribune Weekend brides to be will have the opportunity to view some of the newest and hottest trends in wedding gown fashions. “The event promises to be unlike any other show in previous years, and our special guest, Monte Durham, will take part in the fashion show segment offering advice.” Monte Durham is the fashion director at Bridals By Lori, the famous wedding boutique in Atlanta where TLC’s hit show “Say Yes to the Dress” is filmed. The show follows brides as they search for the perfect dress for their big day. Tonight’s show, “Runway 2019 – An Evening with Monte Part II”, will feature 30 vendors and showcase more than 50 dresses on the catwalk. “When I started out, it was always the intent to give brides a glimpse of what we experience during New York Bridal Fashion Week, and it gives me so much joy that I get to bring them dresses that some would not ordinarily have access to,” Tennille said. The show this year is taking a slightly different approach, and Tennille hopes it is one her guests will enjoy.

Less is more for the Kylie design by Eva Lendel.

“Say Yes to the Dress” star Monte Durham returns for tonight’s ‘Runway 2019’ at Atlantis. “It was our custom to feature one design house every year, but this year it was so hard to do that so we have a display of more designers with two new designers from the Ukraine,” she said. Brides can expect to see some of the hottest trends of 2019, including geometric patterns, pantsuits, puffed sleeves, textured fabrics with sparkle, and thanks to royal bride and new mom Meghan Markle, a return to very simple gowns. “Over the past few months I’ve been looking for designers that can help to accommodate budget brides and this evening there are two designers that

The Cherry by Crystal Design Couture features the trendy puffed sleeves. have dresses that are under the usual $1,500 price point,” she said. Additionally, the two main segments of the evening – the fashion show and the vendor exhibit – will take place simultaneously. “We hope to be a night of food and fun, advice and laughs, prizes and surprises, with more than $30,000 of giveaways from participating vendors,” Tennille promised. The event will be held at Atlantis Paradise Island this evening. Cocktails

The Brinkley Lynette by Maggie Sottero for plus-sized brides. and the vendor expo start at 6pm and the ‘Runway 2019’ fashion show begins at 8.30pm. Tickets are $40 for general admission and $75 for the VIP pass.

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