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Ideas abound at Bridal Showcase

Brides-to-be, wedding parties and families can gather ideas and start working on wedding plans at the second annual Jamestown Bridal Showcase Sunday.

"(We) wanted to show that Jamestown can have a bridal fair," said Shirley Jackson, manager at Riddle's Jewelry and a member of the Jamestown Bridal Fair Committee. "We have all the stuff here in Jamestown. We wanted to keep it local. You don't have to run to Aberdeen or Fargo or Bismarck, because you can get everything here."

About 20 vendors will be displaying their wares or services from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn & Suites of Jamestown, from photography and jewelry to food and flowers.

Starting at 5 p.m., door prizes will be given away, and a bridal style show will begin at 5:45 p.m., featuring more than 100 dresses. The style show will include the latest fashions for brides, bridesmaids, flower girls, grooms and attendants and even parents of the bride.

Top Designers Salon & Spa will be doing hair and makeup for the event, and community members will serve as models. Gowns will be from Leanne's Bridal and Prom Bliss.

After the style show, the event's grand prize will be given away -- a wedding package valued at $8,500 that includes photography, a DJ, a pearl necklace, flowers and tuxedo rental.

Admission is $5, but free tickets are available prior to the show at any of the businesses that will be vendors there, such as Riddle's Jewelry, R&C House of Rock and King Photography Studio.

Buffalo City Rotisserie Grill, Hugo's and Emma Rosie's Homecookin' will have food for tasting and Don's House of Flowers will provide flowers.

"We hope to see all the brides there," Jackson said. "A lot of them come to see the ideas we have, and some come because of the grand prize."

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