Each Posh Bridal Show grants future brides and grooms ample opportunities to meet with wedding experts and plan every part of their big day. Rather than overwhelming couples with an intimidating number of wedding professionals, planners select a limited number of bona-fide experts in each facet of a wedding—from the ceremony to the honeymoon—and cordon them off by theme. When not hobnobbing with planning professionals, attendees can check out wedding-dress showcases and demonstrations of bridal hair and makeup, nibble on tasty morsels from caterers and bakeries, and enter to win giveaways and door prizes.
With more than 30 years of experience behind them, the staff at Life Shots Photography captures memorable moments both in the studio and outdoors. In addition to classic family portraits, the pro shutterbugs specialize in high-school senior portraits, business headshots, and wedding photography. Their children and infant portrait sessions are personalized with a cache of cute props, including flowers and winter sleighs.
A Fort Worth fixture for five decades, Cowboy Cleaners deploys its finest dry-cleaning methods to tidy up clients’ clothing. At five locations, staffers excise stains from suits, ties, jeans, and dresses with ease and swiftness. Household items also receive a thorough dirt purging, leaving comforters to once again swaddle their owners and tablecloths to stop tempting guests to play connect the dots with their stains.
J Clinton Photography’s skilled photographers rely on their keen eyes and artful use of color and contrast to capture on-location portraits of families and kids. They also commemorate events such as engagements and weddings, snap portraits of high school seniors, and can customize their services to create keepsakes such as custom photo-cards and event announcements.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County helps protect and advocate for the best interests of neglected and abused children involved in court proceedings. After 30 hours of intensive training on the legal process, foster care, courtroom procedures, and child abuse, volunteer advocates receive their first case and then speak up for the children through every step of the court process. Advocates visit with the children and get to know their teachers, family members, and school counselors to help determine where the child will be happiest and safest, with the goal of placing each child in the best possible permanent home. Last year, CASA of Tarrant County advocates served 750 children.
In 1978, funds from Mr. A. Smith Gill’s trust, combined with resources from public and other private institutions, helped to create Gill Children's Services, Inc. The charitable corporation would serve low-income children who fell through the gaps of existing services. Its staff meets with each family individually to assess the child’s need, locate a service provider, and secure funds for the treatment or service that is required. This can range from wheelchair ramps and hearing aids to eyeglasses and root canals. Over the past three decades, the organization has served more than 44,000 children to date, refusing to turn away any child in need.