History of the Grand Finale Fashion Show

A packed room, strobe lighting, thrumming of base beats, and deafening clapping. This is the Grand Finale Fashion Show we know today. But it wasn’t always so. The first Grand Bridal Expo was held in 2005 and a lot has changed since then! Let’s take a walk down memory lane.

In 2005, we knew we wanted to make a great new bridal show with a unique fashion show. We kept the show fun with musical numbers like “It’s Raining Men”. The fashion show was comprised of volunteers from the staff as well as employees of Petoskey Bridal and A Formal Affair.

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In 2007 we saw the rise of glam- big dresses and lots of details. Petoskey Bridal staff really got into the act and continued the popular dance numbers for years. Photos by Eclipse Studios.

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Fast forward to 2015 and the incarnation of the modern Grand Finale Fashion Show- a packed house, amazing dresses, good music and fun uplighting! Photos by Paul Retherford Photography.

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We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Grand Bridal Expo on Sunday, October 30! Get your tickets now!

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