Wedding vendors set for 23rd annual Bridal Showcase

Sonny Long

Jan. 9, 2013 at 7:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 9, 2013 at 7:10 p.m.

The 23rd annual Victoria Pilot Club Bridal Showcase will be Sunday at the Victoria Community Center. Admission is $5.

The 23rd annual Victoria Pilot Club Bridal Showcase will be Sunday at the Victoria Community Center. Admission is $5.

More than 80 vendors will display their wares and services during the 23rd annual Victoria Pilot Club Bridal Showcase on Sunday at the Victoria Community Center.

Vendors include formal wear, photographers, entertainment, caterers, florists, event locations and more.

"The Bridal Showcase is an opportunity for brides and grooms to find everything they need in one place," said Pilot Club President Sandra Guillot. "If you are planning a wedding, this is the place to be."

The Showcase, from noon to 5 p.m., includes a style show at 2 p.m. featuring fashions from Jade & Madalynn Quinceanera Boutique, Kloesel's Cleaners & Formal Wear, New Beginnings, All About the Dress, Al's Formal Wear and The Bridal Rail.

James DJ Service will provide music for the event and Elegant Creations will decorate the stage area.

The first Bridal Showcase took place in 1991 at the Victoria Mall. The showcase moved to the Community Center in 1995.

In addition to providing one-stop shopping for brides and grooms, proceeds from the Bridal Showcase benefit the Pilot Club's work in the community, including Project Lifesaver, said Guillot.

Together with area law enforcement and other agencies, Project Lifesaver provides assistance to people and their families who may have illnesses, including Alzheimer's, dementia and autism, that cause the person to leave home and not find their way back.

The project offers bracelets that can help officials locate an at-risk person who is lost. Pilot Club members are state trainers for Project Lifesaver International who train officers from law enforcement agencies from throughout Texas.

The Pilot Club of Victoria was chartered on May 14, 1948, and incorporated on Jan. 23, 1987.

The focus of Pilot International is to promote awareness of brain disorders and to improve the lives of those affected through education, volunteerism, financial support and research. The Pilot motto is "Friendship and Service."



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