Arts & Entertainment

Show to feature dresses, food, beauty ideas

PASCO -- The snow is melting away and it's time to get out of the house and have some fun.

The Brides 2009 show might be just the ticket women are looking for to liven up the winter doldrums.

The show opens at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at TRAC in Pasco. Admission is $10 at the door.

The show is all about elegance and sophistication that'll make any bride's wedding memorable, said event organizer Terry Marie Fleischman.

There'll be high-end fashion shows, modeled by professionals from Fleishman's modeling agency Imbue Studios in Kennewick.

Two shows are planned at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. in the grand exhibition hall.

And the first 300 soon-to-be brides through the door will be greeted by a tuxedo-clad hunk who will present them with a rose. The women also will be given an over-the-shoulder tote bag to gather all the valuable information they'll be collecting throughout the event, as well as a sheet of personally embossed labels, Fleischman said.

"Women have been house-bound for too long," she said. "It's time for some fun and games, chocolate and wine and entertainment. We've got it for them."

Other festivities include representatives from Mid-Columbia wineries offering wine tasting, beauty vendors offering free demonstrations and caterers serving samples of delicious fare, like decadent chocolates. Also local spa representatives will offer relaxation techniques.

Hundreds of gowns and other stunning formal wear for the big day will be shown throughout the day.

The fashion shows will feature expensive designer and couture gowns, as well as modestly priced wedding dresses.

The fashion shows will be jazzed up with some professional break dancers.

"We'll have something for everyone, in every price range," Fleischman said. "We want all women, whether they're a bride-to-be or not, to come and have some fun."

Brides can register for the show at or call Hollie at 528-6492.