When the doors open at 12 p.m. on Sunday, February 22 at The Special Moment, any high school in Kent County can earn $150 toward their prom expenses by having the largest number of students attend the event, where “proms” will have a center stage.
Four fashion shows will be held, many of which will feature formalwear, tuxedos and casualwear by Bel Boutique, Amore Bridal and the Wedding Boutique, all of Dover, as well as Brides 2 Be by Hope Mitchell of Lewes.
Bel Boutique will offer a 10 percent discount to students and military on jewelry including the ever-popular Alex & Ani bracelets for proms, bride and bridesmaids gifts. Bel Boutique’s fashion show will showcase prom weekend-wear and fashions for wedding events including engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners and honeymoon attire.
“When we decided to expand our former bridal show we looked at other shows in Delaware and asked our prospective attendees what was missing,” said Charles Gray, Director of Sales at Kent County Tourism, and show coordinator. “What we learned was that prom fashions and formalwear, along with accessories were items people wanted to see showcased in addition to bridal gowns.”
Gray added that décor and tips on event and party planning are also in demand. Chanequa Watson, owner and lead designer of the Now That’s A Party-Delaware will provide the exclusive show decorations, and Dana Herbert, of Desserts by Dana and winner of TLC’s Next Great Baker, will provide designer cake tips for parties and events. Harrington Raceway & Casino’s chefs will also be on hand to answer questions about their event space and will offer food samples.
Tickets for the event are $15 each at the door but can be purchased online by February 17 for the discounted rate of $10 ($2 discount for students with online discount code). The $40 VIP bridal ticket includes admission for four of the bride’s friends and family and free admission for the bride. For additional information, contact Kent County Tourism at 302-734-8309, or for tickets, visit the website at http://www.TheSpecialMoment.com.