History of the Show
The Bridal Fair was the creation of Tracy Stilwell, owner of Victorian Rose Photography Studio and Cheryl Young owner of Carolina Bridal and Alterations. After exhibiting at many bridal shows, the need for a local show was realized. The goal was to allow small businesses to reach their target market – the local brides. The founders wanted to create an affordable platform for vendors to exhibit at a local level. There are so many talented and creative businesses in Cleveland County and this was a way to get their message heard. Five years later the show is recognized as the major bridal fair in the region with both brides and exhibitors planning to attend. The organizers look forward to continuing the tradition and growing the show every year.
Bridal Show Team
Carolina Bridal and Alterations
Carolina Bridal is a new and exciting way to shop for your bridal attire. Carolina Bridal and Alterations offers many of today’s designer gowns at deeply discounted prices as well as a full line of custom and alteration services. Start with a personal complimentary consultation and let them show you how you can have the dress of your dreams without breaking your budget. Other services include heirloom custom designed dresses, (yes you can wear your Mom’s dress) Bridal, bridesmaids, mother of the bride/groom, debutante, Prom, whatever your formalwear needs, let Carolina Bridal and Alterations show you the new alternative to the traditional bridal shop. Owner Cheryl Young is a founder of The Cleveland County Bridal Fair.
The Victorian Rose Studio
Serving Cleveland, Gaston and the surrounding area for over 30 years, the studio is located in the Historic District of Uptown Shelby. The location with its’ rich history and architectural value makes a perfect home for the studio. The Victorian Rose offers a wide range of photography styles from modern to traditional. To enhance your photography experience we offer our studio for more formal photography sessions or we can come to a location of your choice for a more personalized setting, The Studio captures those special moments for families and often serves as the family photographer for generations. The current owner Tracy Stilwell is one of the founders of the Cleveland County Bridal Fair. Victorian Rose Studio has been the official photographer for the American Legion World Series since 2008.