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Bridal and prom show highlights many resources available in Medina for big day

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 February 2020 at 8:37 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Sarah Martin models a bridal gown from Blissett’s Specialty Shop on Sunday during a fashion show, featuring wedding gowns, prom and bridesmaid dresses, as well as tuxedos.

Medina: The Grove United Methodist Church hosted the second annual Blissett’s Specialty Shop Wedding & Prom Showcase. Besides the fashion show, the church hosted displays by many local businesses that offer services for weddings and proms.

Lindsay Fulwell models one of the bridal gowns. She walks through a circular arch provided by The Wed Shed of Lyndonville, one of the vendors at the show.

The bridal and prom showcase returned last year after a hiatus of about a generation. Jaye Sullivan, owner of Blissett’s, wanted to showcase the local businesses that provide high-quality services for formal events.

“Support your local businesses,” Sullivan said. “There is so much here that we offer.”

Darian Kinney models a formal gown in front of about 100 people during the fashion show at The Grove.

Kelsey Evoy models a wedding dress and Charlotte McGrath wears a dress for a flower girl during the fashion show.

Riki Lake models a formal gown on Sunday.

Alana Koneski wears a formal dress for the mother of the bride.

Jamie Fulwell models this wedding dress, with flowers by Creekside Floral.

Some of the models in the fashion show gather on the stage at the finale of the fashion show. Blissett’s provide the gowns while Ashlee’s Place provided the tuxedos. From left include Tyler Waldriff, Riki Lake, Kelsey Evoy, Darian Kinney, Jamie Fulwell, Lindsay Fulwell, Ellie Gross, Michelle Lewis, Sarah Martin and Tanner Waldriff.

Some of the vendors at the bridal and prom show on Sunday included: The Creative Studio in Medina, Case-Nic Cookies in Medina, Roots in Albion, Bent’s Opera House in Medina, Della’s Chocolates in Medina, Party Tents Plus in Medina, The Wed Shed in Lyndonville, The Gallagher in Medina, Creekside Floral in Medina, Brittany Ford Photography in Buffalo, Tupperware sold by Judy Szulis in Medina, LMR Entertainment in Medina, Village Spin in Medina, Blissett’s Speciality Shop in Medina and Zambistro Catering in Medina.

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