Whether you are a history buff, a vintage fashion fan, newly married, engaged (or about to be), you are in for a sweet post-Valentine’s day treat on February 16th for Something Old, Something New at River Farm in Alexandria. Monte Durham, the star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta, will be here in person to show off and talk about some special vintage wedding dresses hand-picked from his own private collection.
Among the dresses on display will be Monte’s one-of-a-kind replica of the wedding gown Jacqueline Lee Bouvier wore when she married Senator John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953. Monte’s most vintage gown will sweep attendees off their feet and back into the roaring 1920s. While meeting and mingling with Monte, show attendees will enjoy sweet treats and refreshments courtesy of Main Event Caterers of Arlington, Virginia.
The history of the wedding dress is quite remarkable. Take this unique opportunity to learn from the best of the best, Monte Durham, as he presents fashion styles throughout the decades and what to expect in upcoming trends. Learn how fashion and traditions came to be and then evolved over time. His mastery of textiles and design can help you determine the proper elements to honor the past, navigate family and religious obligations, and help set an ultimate new course of personal style. Slipper satin, or silk, beads, or lace, or beaded lace; how to choose and what exactly is the difference in a fit and flare gown and a trumpet gown? Monte will cover all these questions and more, with his impeccable insight on fashion and couture.
Join us for this fun fashion event at River Farm by reserving your space now. Seating is limited, doors open at noon on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at River Farm in Alexandria, VA. $25 per person registration fee includes Something Old, Something New with Monte Durham, sweet treats and refreshments by Main Event Caterers and one *limited-edition bone china AHS Floral Garden Mug. Parking is free. Registration is now open.
River Farm is the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society (AHS) and is ranked as one of the best venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. Indoors and outdoors, and any time of year, River Farm serves as an ideal location for your wedding, social gathering, or business meeting. The manor-style house, formal and informal gardens, and sprawling lawns offer endless options for your creativity in planning a memorable event on the 25 acre riverfront property. AHS Event staff will be available to provide tours and consultation for anyone interested in planning a future special event or wedding at River Farm.
River Farm is located four miles south of Old Town Alexandria on the banks of the Potomac just off the GW Parkway. AHS at River Farm 7931 East Boulevard Drive Alexandria, VA 22308