Get an Inside Look at Cocktails & Conversation with Monte Durham at Panache Bridal

See photos from Panache Bridal's soirée featuring Monte Durham of Say Yes to the Dress.

Planning a wedding can be stressful, so it’s important to take the time to enjoy the more fun aspects of the process – browsing gowns being one of those tasks. As a bride, shopping around and getting a feel for your personal style is pertinent and exciting, and what better way to do that than to attend an event at a luxurious bridal salon in Beverly Hills? On September 15th, Inside Weddings was thrilled to be the media sponsor at Cocktails & Conversation with Monte Durham at Panache Bridal. The impeccably stylish Fashion Director of the TLC show Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta leant his expertise to Los Angeles brides and bridal vendors alike for an evening of delicious food, lively music, and, of course, exquisite dress designs.

Bonnie Foster Productions set the spirited yet elegant tone of the night with a top-notch band and vocalists while attendees enjoyed a variety of delectable, light fare provided by Good Gracious! Events. The salon was bedecked with a smattering of striking floral arrangements by Empty Vase, and Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography spent the evening snapping photos of the gorgeous décor and guests. Monte took full advantage of the photo booth provided by The Happen Booth and snapped countless fun photos with everyone – including the Inside Weddings team! For dessert, attendees stopped by the sweets tables and sampled tasty treats from Candybar Couture and decadent slices of cake from Bottega Louie, in addition to the popular restaurant's signature boxed macarons. There were even special appearances by engaged reality-television stars Gretchen Rossi – The Real Housewives of Orange County – and Mercedes “MJ” Javid – Shahs of Sunset. At the end of the night, guests went home with a luxe goody bag filled with samples from Heidi D Cosmetics, Bottega Louie, Rosebud Chocolates, SinfulColors, Matrix Oil Wonders, and a copy of the summer issue of Inside Weddings! All in all, the affair was a smashing success. See pictures from the soirée below and be on the lookout for more upcoming events! 

You can book an appointment at Panache Beverly Hills by visiting: or by calling (310) 860-9221.

Photos by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography

Authored by: Megan Simpson

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