Virginia wedding

Monte Durham- Say Yes to the Dress Star – Partners with The Homestead


HOT SPRINGS, Va.The Omni Homestead Resort , “America’s First Resort” celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, has partnered with bridal expert Monte Durham to reinvigorate its Bridal and Special Events Team. Durham, who rose to fame as Fashion Director of TLC’s hit series Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, brings impressive experience and an unsurpassed eye for style to the historic address. He will be on property for one weekend per month, kicking off Sept. 23 – 25, 2016.

“We are thrilled to welcome wedding expert Monte Durham and his industry expertise to our bridal and events team,” said Alex Gregory, the resort’s director of sales & marketing. “Our resort provides an array of timeless wedding venues that appeal to every type of bride, and he will make a great and exciting addition to The Omni Homestead family.”

Through the partnership, The Omni Homestead Resort will be the exclusive carrier of Durham’s M.O.N.T.E. hair care products, ranging from Moisturizing Shampoo and One Step Conditioner to Natural Lift Spray Mist and Taming Balm. In turn, Durham will be available for 90-minute hairdressing and styling services at the resort’s Spa Salon, an elegant destination offering premium services for men and women. Furthermore, he will help strengthen the resort’s bridal and special event experience through bridal consultations, input on sales and service strategy, and development of event programming and wedding packaging.
“As a Virginia resident and native of West Virginia, the nearby Omni Homestead holds a dear place in my heart. I’m excited to partner with the esteemed resort to further elevate its already magnificent bridal and event offerings,” said Durham. “To be a part of, and enhance, a bride’s experience with the resort is something I look forward to through our partnership.”

Durham’s experience includes fashion merchandising, hair styling, and of course, his celebrated affiliation with Bridals by Lori, a full-service bridal salon in Atlanta, Ga. With his unimpeachable Southern etiquette and charm, Durham is a fan favorite whether on Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta; offering frequent style commentary on CNN; or being praised by publications such as Elegant BrideThe New York TimesInStyle, and Town & Country.
For more information or to make reservations at The Omni Homestead Resort, contact (800) 838-1766 or visit

The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Palm Beach Weddings Magazine and Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.