Brides, Brunch & Bands Wedding Show Set

Photo by Joe Lovell Jenny Hickenbottom, owner of The Dress Collection and Alterations Etc. of St. Clairsville, poses with model Heaven Farnesworth, who wears one of the many wedding gowns to be displayed Aug. 19 during the Brides, Brunch & Bands Wedding Show.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There still is time for brides-to-be to register for the upcoming Brides, Brunch & Bands Wedding Show set for Aug. 19 at the James E. Carnes Center.

The Times Leader, The Intelligencer and the Wheeling News-Register are hosting the second annual event that begins at 11 a.m. at the center, at 45300 Roscoe Road, St. Clairsville.

Brides can register online at www.timesleaderonline.com or www.theintelligencer.net. Admission is free to all brides and grooms.

Otherwise, advance tickets are $10 or $12 at the door.

The first 100 brides to pre-register will receive a keepsake wedding folio organizer.

This year’s fashion show will be put on by the Dress Collection of St. Clairsville. Cloud 9 Salon & Spa of Martins Ferry is doing the models’ hair and makeup for the show.

Other event sponsors include Main Street Bank, Masterpieces of Old Town, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Country Pride Restaurant and Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration.

Brides will have a chance to win a vacation to North Myrtle Beach sponsored by Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration, or a trip for two to Seven Springs Resort that includes two nights lodging.

Appetizers by Valley Cheese and Country Pride Restaurant will be offered during the show.

“The Times Leader and Wheeling Newspapers are proud and excited about the second annual Brides, Brunch & Bands Wedding Show on Sunday, Aug. 19,” said Joe Lovell, the newspapers’ Advertising & Special Events consultant. “This year’s show will feature new vendors and ideas for the bride and groom’s big wedding day. I would like to thank all the sponsors that helped make our second wedding show possible.”

Jenny Hickenbottom, owner of the Dress Collection and Alterations Etc., said the fashion show will include a variety of styles and sizes of wedding gowns, mother of the bride gowns, and some suits and tuxedos for men.

The gowns shown are new and those on consignment at her shop. They are the actual dresses that can be purchased at her shop, at 122 W. Main St., St. Clairsville. She also will have a dress auction at 3 p.m. Sept. 1.

“We want people to be happy and save money,” she said.

The Dress Collection and Alterations Etc. is open from 9 a.m. to 8 .m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; and is closed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Bridgette Hardy, owner of Cloud 9 Salon & Spa in Martins Ferry, said she plans to feature a few different hair and makeup styles on the models for the fashion show. She said, however, that her stylists and makeup artists typically take the style of the gown, wedding theme and time of day in account when creating a wedding hair style.

She said brides sometimes want a more classic elegant look, with their hair pulled into a tight bun, while others go for a more bohemian, beachy look.

“For me, there is not a woman on Earth who doesn’t want to look sexy. … I’m talking a captivating look,” she said.

Hardy said she will have four to five stylists/makeup artists working the fashion show. She said Cloud 9’s services on a wedding day can include on-site stylists and makeup artists who will stay throughout the day to create different looks for the ceremony and reception, in addition to touchups. For details, visit www.cloudninesalonandspa.com.

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