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Real Bride Melissa
Photos by: Pure Sugar Studios
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Reception and Ceremony: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Gown Marisa from Solutions Bridal Gainesville Ceremony & Reception Music The Cover Band Hair Mandi Adams of Once Upon A Stylist Makeup Makeup by Paulina Perez Design Lighting by Mark Grandin Coordinator and Design Christina Kreations Invites Christina Kreations Catering The Chef’s Garden Catering & Events Cake Classic CakesOfficiant Reverend John PalerineFloral Design Ann Evans of Cypress Floral Design
Question of the Day: When do the designers showcase their new dresses for the seasons? Is there a a typical, if you have a good time before you get married wait until these magical months when new items hit the floor? Or is it just all year round?
Answer: Bridal is very different from seasons in the mall. The dresses get discontinued because they can’t source the fabrics or because it is not a popular style, not because it is from last season. There is no such thing as “last season”. Most wedding dresses are timeless so its not a bad idea to look at current collections and collections that were produced a year ago. To see the collections that debuted last month, a bride will have to wait to see if the boutique in her area picked up that particular dress. If they did, the dress probably won’t be arriving until March or as late as May depending on the designer. If there is a particular dress she is in love with, it might be possible for the dress to be sent in if she covers the reservation and shipping fees. This will give her an opportunity to see a brand new dress and try on something other brides haven’t seen.
I hope this answers your question. Also, for this bride I would recommend she comes in for a trunk show. All the trunk shows we are having this year will feature the collections that will be available in March - May. Its a great preview opportunity. I have a Marchesa Trunk Show this November 22nd - 24th and a Monique Lhuillier Bliss show December 8th - 10th.
Dress in photo by Rivini - Fall 2014 Collection.
Alternative Wedding Dress
Fewer brides are wearing white and even some are getting away from ivory. If you are not the typical bride, I suggest you explore evening wear as well. Here are two of my favs that we spotted during our buying appointment with Theia Couture. I think I’ll have to try on the mint one when it arrives!
Are you open to color?
Wedding Dress Shopping - Celebrate the Moment
When you go dress shopping, go in with a positive outlook. Its not as dramatic as they portray on the shows. In fact, most of our brides find their dress within the first hour of being in the salon. You have to remember you have been dressing yourself for years. What flatters you in ready to wear will be the same thing that flatters you in person. The memories you create at the salon will always be with you.
Here are three quick tips on how to find your dress like these lovely brides:
1. Do your research. Go on pinterest for inpsiration, but also do your research on the cost of the dresses you like so you are not disappointed later.
2. Talk to the team you bring in with you. Let them know what their role is. Are they there to pick out the dress or to celebrate when you find it?
3. Trust your Gut. At the end of the day, your gut is what you have. Your gut is your brain processing before fear takes over.
I believe in celebrating every moment you get. Cheers to our brides that found their dream gown this month. It will forever be an honor to be apart of our clients’ weddings.
Ines Di Santo - Fall / Winter Collection
I can’t believe it has been over two weeks since we were at the Ines Di Santo fashion show! The show took place at one of my favorite spots in NYC, The Standard. Ines stuck to her roots with dramatic lace gowns and of course the occasional mini wedding dress. Here are my top picks from the new collection. Enjoy.
Photos courtesy of Brides.com
Rita Vineris - Rivini: Bridal Fashion Week
Watch the behind the scenes video of Rivini’s Fall and Winter collection. The new collection is inspired by Venice, Italy. During Rita’s travels she was inspired by the reflections of water. See the skirts float by with sexy low backs. Hear from Monte and and his thoughts on how she opened the show with a nod to marriage equality.
For more info on rivini wedding dresses visit www.solutionsbridal.com
Ines Fashion Show at Solutions Bridal Orlando
Last month we hosted a private fashion show for clients, wedding planners, and wedding venues. We really wanted to bring the New York Bridal Fashion Week experience to Orlando. With the help of some of our favorite Orlando vendors, we did just that!
Prior to the wedding dresses going out, we did a quick preview of our new evening wear collection, Theia Couture. All the wedding dresses are by Ines Di Santo and styled with Maria Elena Headpieces and accessories.
Here are our team of vendors that made it all happen:
(tip: I suggest using them for your wedding too!)
Catering: Arthur’s Catering and Events
Lighting and chandeliers: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting
Film: Imprint Cinema
Print: Pearl Beach Paperie
Chairs: A Chair Affair, Inc.
Entertainment: DJ Carl
Makeup and Hair: Makeover Station
Model Agency: AB FAB MANAGEMENT
Photography: Damon Tucci
Floral backdrop and other decor: Raining Roses
If you would like to attend our next fashion show, please comment below.
Big thanks to our Senior Stylist, Marissa, for creating the concept and coordinating the event!