Bellevue Teen Helps Charities Through Bridal Fair

OMAHA (kptm) - A Bellevue teen helped brides-to-be plan their special day and it's all for charity.

Planning a wedding can be stressful, but for these brides-to-be it was a cakewalk. Everything was under one roof, from the flowers to the jewelry and even the honeymoon. Bride-To-Be, Jessica Himes says, "They have like new stuff that I've never seen with weddings. I mean, I'm only 21 and this is all my first, so this is all new for me and it's like the different foods, the beautiful wedding dresses, the tuxes, the specials that they have.and it's just very convenient and very nice."

It was also a chance to help the community. The proceeds from the event go to the Bellevue Fire and Rescue Foundation and the Bellevue Food Pantry. A decision Bellevue East senior, Brittney Younk, felt was necessary. "I'm so excited, I was afraid there wasn't going to be enoughlike a turnout or anything like that. I'm just so happy," Younk says.

Younk created the event as part of her creative marketing project for DECA. "I think it's pretty cool that a senior did all this stuff, I mean it's really good and there's a lot of people here," Danielle Drews says.

"It's very good cause kids in this generation actually care," Himes says.

And for one bride this boutique gave her the chance to cross two items off her checklist. Kelsey Schirmbeck is getting married next summer and she couldn't be happier. She just won a wedding dress worth over a thousand dollars in addition to her fiancé's tuxedo rental. "It's awesome, it's a big load off of what I would have to buy otherwise," Schirmbeck says.

Making wedding day dreams come true, while helping the community.