All Occasions Formals began in June of 2013 thankful to Sonja L. Adams. She started with a small shop in Hanson, KY that carried bridal, prom & pageant gowns along with tuxedo rentals. In 2 short years, the business had outgrown the small corner shop. Sonja, with the help of her assistant & friend Tonya Rickard - along with many other friends & family, moved the business to Madisonville where she found a larger space across the road from the new Mahr Park.
Sonja began updating the AOF building, along with structuring a new stage with help from her husband Greg. She was very excited to see the girls use it as they shopped for their new dress... On September 16, 2017 we lost our beautiful Sonja way to soon due to a tragic car accident. We remind ourselves with every missing moment that our loss, is definitely Heaven’s gain! Sonja’s constant sweet smile is forever in our memories and her love is sketched into our hearts.
From the moment of her loss, her customers plus many other community members rallied together to flourish her family & business with love and support. The business continued under the family name through December of 2017. On January 1, 2018 Sonja’s friend & employee, Tonya R. Rickard, took a leap of faith as the owner & operator of All Occasions Formals, LLC. She hopes to make Sonja & her family proud by continuing to offer personal & friendly customer service as she strives to meet the community’s Formal needs. Tonya is married to David G. Rickard & they live locally. They have a daughter, Rachel, who will soon be married (2018) and graduating college shortly thereafter. The entire family welcomes you to AOF to shop, inquire, reminisce or just to say hello!
Contact us through
905 Nebo Road