Shelley Gentry leads the BFF Fashions models Melanie Ablitt

Shelley Gentry leads the BFF Fashions models Melanie Ablitt

Show highlights prom and wedding fashion

A sampling of the latest styles in wedding gowns available at BFF Fashions and Brides and Belles were featured on the fashion runway.

A sampling of the latest styles in wedding gowns and party dresses available at BFF Fashions and Brides and Belles were featured on the fashion runway at the WOW 2016: Women, Opportunities and Weddings event Sunday.

Held at Thompson Rivers University, WOW 2016 raised $2,300 for the Women’s Contact Society’s Beauty from the Inside Out Program for teen girls, says event co-ordinator Ashlee Hyde.

The show featured 18 ensembles including wedding dresses, evening dresses, prom dresses, and dresses for little flower girls, Hyde says.

Six peer helpers with the Beauty from the Inside Out program in Grades 8 through 12 helped out with the event and some of them also participated in the fashion show, Hyde says.

“The girls were an amazing help looking after the vendors, offering sandwiches, coffee and tea,” Hyde says.

About 100 people attended the event which featured displays by 33 vendors featuring everything from jewellery to clothing, to body care products and more.

“We had a successful and fun event,” Hyde says in thanking the event sponsors, helpers and those who attended the event.