Prom season is right around the corner, and summer weddings will be here soon, as well. Fashion Director of Bridals by Lori Monte Durham – the setting for TLC’s “Say Yes to the Prom: Atlanta” – shared some of the hottest fashion looks for the gown season.
Monte also dished on his annual campaign, Say Yes to the Prom – an initiative to provide confidence and a positive self-image for deserving high school girls.
Now in its third year, Say Yes to the Prom invites a select group of high school girls to meet with Monte, makeup and style experts as well as employees for mentoring, prom dress shopping and makeovers at Discovery’s global headquarters.
This year’s program expanded to Chicago and Des Moines and will more than double past years’ impact by giving high school girls across the country a chance to develop mentoring relationships with industry professionals, build their self-confidence and of course, “say yes to the prom dress.”
Discovery kicked off this year’s national program at the company’s global headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. on March 26, hosting girls from KidsPeace and Magruder High School.
To further the reach of the program, designed to go beyond the dress and empower young girls across the country, Discovery also partnered with Mediacom to hold “Say Yes to the Prom” for girls from Roosevelt High School on April 23 at La’ James International College in Des Moines, as well as partner with Comcast, OWN and Harpo to host girls from Julian High School and Curie Metropolitan High School for the final event at Harpo Studios in Chicago on May 7.
In preparation for the events, employees from Discovery, Harpo Studios, Mediacom and Comcast rallied around the effort donating more than 1,200 dresses for the girls.