If you’re like me (only sixteen), Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta will allow you to live vicariously through various brides appearing on the show. Of course, the dresses are extremely pricey, so it’s not like everyday people could afford anything the customers are wearing, but it’s fun to watch anyway.
Speaking of the people on the show, the staff of Lori’s Bridal in Atlanta, Georgia is featured. Owner Lori Allen keeps her staff, especially exuberant Monte Durham, under control. Other staff members include Robin Gibbs and Flo Waters.
Also featured on the show are sometimes crazy brides and their families. I’m sure that some people are just over dramatic for the cameras, but other times, I think that some of these southerners are just that crazy.
Yesterday was actually the season finale, which consisted of two half an hour episodes. Each one started with a staff meeting discussing the overall themes of the upcoming appointments.
“You gotta think of her wedding dress being a bridge. It’s gonna take her from the past into the future,” Monte commented in the second episode’s meeting.
The first episode featured Zelda Taylor, a woman who hadn’t seen her fiancé in over 12 years. However, he randomly showed up at the salon, breaking the ‘hen house’ rule that Lori usually enforces strictly. Though Zelda’s family was extremely hesitant, which in my opinion, makes sense, they eventually warmed up to the idea, so Zelda found a dress.
Emma Glaze, on the other hand, had seen her fiancé recently, but she was working on a weight loss program. Luckily for her, she found a dress that made her feel beautiful. Even though the dress was four sizes too small, she was planning to lose another 50 pounds. Lori was a little nervous, but Emma ended up losing an additional 137 pounds and had to have the dress taken in! I must admit that she looked gorgeous on her wedding day.
The second episode’s pageant queen, Maggie Lawson, wanted a dress that was very different from the dresses she wore during competitions. Yet, as soon as she started shopping, she realized that she couldn’t live without bling. As Lori said, “It’s hard to stop cold turkey.” However, her mother was very adamant about having a classic wedding gown. Finally, Maggie found a lace gown that everyone loved, and she said yes to the dress.
Second-time bride, Latoya Trotman, was actually a widow, but she was excited to start a new life with her fiancé. For her first wedding, she was seven months pregnant, so a dress didn’t really happen. This time, she was excited to wear an extravagant dress with plenty of sparkle. Her sister tried to take over the appointment, but Latoya wanted to get a dress for herself. Finally, near the end of the show, Latoya chose the dress that she loved.
Third bride Kristina Renitez showed up for her fitting, but she was feeling the loss of both her parents. Now, at her second fitting, she brought a large support group. We also saw her beautiful wedding as the grand finale of this season of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta.
Check out the video from this season, and happy kommenting :)