On August 20, 2015, Forever Bridal celebrated a milestone. This date marked our 20th year producing bridal shows. Forever Bridal was started shortly after Dominick and Laura moved back to Raleigh, North Carolina. Through their blood, sweat and tears, they have produced the largest bridal shows in the state. Our first show, held in 1995 at the Hilton North Raleigh Midtown, welcomed only 35 vendors and 169 newly engaged couples.
Our 20th Anniversary, dubbed the “20 on 20 Anniversary,” was celebrated on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the City Club Raleigh. We even made our own hashtag; #FBP20on20.
A huge thank you goes out to all the companies that helped make our party such a success, including Island Sound, Southern Exhibition Services, Stylus SE, Sweet Water Ices, Homemade Bride, Creative Touch, A Special Event, Table of Contents, Classic Party Rentals, Veritas Photography, Morse Entertainment, Edible Art and Fly Above Graphics.
The people we must thank the most however are you, our supporters. Without the encouragement and support from the brides, vendors, business contacts, our family and friends and our amazing team through the years, we would never have made it this far.
We must also give a shout out to the vendors who have been with us since day one. These companies have been exhibiting with Forever Bridal since 1995 at our first show and include:
- Complete Music and Video of Carolina
- Men’ Wearhouse
- Medlin Davis Cleaners
- Edible Art
- The Bridal Registry at Royal Prestige
- Savvi Formalwear and Bridal
- VIP Formal Wear
- Ladies Fitness and Wellness
- Hilton North Raleigh Midtown
Like most things, our shows have evolved and grown through the years. We look forward to growing even more over the next 20 years with all of you and are excited to see what the future may bring. Thank you for all your support and guidance over the years!