After organizing her first-ever bridal and grad extravaganza held last Sunday at the Elks Hall in Williams Lake, Brides & Belles owner Kimberly Futcher is eager to host one again next year.
“It was more than what I expected for the first time putting one on,” Futcher told the Tribune. “There was a great turn out and everyone said they loved it. Other business owners came up and said next year they want to be part of it.”
She had 27 vendors and sold 220 tickets for the event and saw people coming from the lakecity as well as Quesnel, 100 Mile House and west of Williams Lake.
The event also featured a fashion show with 16 models and more than 55 outfits from Brides & Belles and six people modelling 18 outfits for BFF Fashions.
“Since it went so well I would like to have more vendors next year,” Futcher said, noting she would not mind a bigger venue.
“This is mainly for weddings, anniversaries and graduation, so I’m hoping some florists, jewelry sellers, and more hairdressers will participate so there are more options for people.”
There were many donations of good prizes, Futcher said, noting Jori Cripps was the winner of two return tickets from Williams Lake to Vancouver donated by Pacific Coastal Airlines and a $200 Visa Gift Card donated by Brides & Belles.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will be going to the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust.