Wedding Dresses Orlando are off-the-rack at the latest bridal gown fashion show, presented by The Bridal Finery. Chiefly created to introduce Central Florida Wedding Vendors  to the latest trending styles in wedding dresses. For this reason, the team at I Said Yes! was invited to experience this exciting and moody fashion show. 

model wears wedding dress in The Bridal Finery bridal gown fashion show
model walks on a cloud at The Bridal Finery bridal gown fashion show Orlando

Setting The Mood

The owners of The Bridal Finery said this year’s styles have a romantic feel. Therefore they infused the show with moody blacks and red roses for a spin on the classic black tie wedding. Adding to that some trendy gold accents. Further softening the stage with white florals and soft greens. Subsequently balancing the dark and light sides of this romantic theme and bringing a modern and edgy vibe.

enjoy dessert station at The Bridal Finery fashion show
wedding dresses Orlando fashion show treats attendees to sweets by My Bakers Cottage

In fact, the delicate and decadent desserts by Bakers Cottage Cakes also reflected the theme. Certainly can’t go without mentioning the cherries accented with gold flake. And especially the 3 tier black wedding cake on display.

stunning wedding dresses at The Bridal Finery bridal gown fashion show
wedding bridal bouquet by Raining Roses Productions

Now On to the Wedding Dresses Orlando

Assuredly these wedding dresses wow’d the guests as they waltzed down the runway. Starting with simple and chic. Next over the top with lace and light weight bridal wraps, reminiscent of the 90’s. Finally ending with some Hollywood Glam.  Admittedly we wish we were wedding dress shopping after seeing all these stunning designs.

high leg slit on wedding dresses Orlando
Indes di Santo wedding dresses Orlando on I Said Yes! Wedding Blog
model walks bridal gown runway at wedding dresses Orlando fashion show
The Bridal Finery Winter Park, FL has off the rack wedding dresses Orlando
bridal gown fashion show Orlando, FL

Of course each model was also adorned with wedding accessories. For example, hair pieces, earrings and veils.

stunning train on wedding dresses Orlando model for bridal gown fashion show
view of back of wedding dress on I Said Yes! Wedding Blog
wedding dress on runway at The Bridal Finery FL
wedding dress modeled on bridal gown fashion show runway
wedding dresses Orlando wow the runway
NYX by Indes di Santo at wedding dresses Orlando bridal gown fashion show

credits for image above and 8th image from the top, Floral & Décor: In Bloom Florist, Hair & Makeup: Bronze + GLOW Beauty, Photography: Sydney Marie Photography

Unquestionably the Hollywood Glam jumpsuit made a grand finale entrance. The Bridal Finery in Winter Park, FL took their bridal gown fashion show to the next level this year. With two private bridal suites adjacent to each other. No doubt they will help you find your perfect wedding dress.  So to make an appointment with The Bridal Finery, click here.

Orlando WEdding Vendors contributing to the fashion show

Fashion: The Bridal Finery 
Floral: Raining Roses Productions 
Photography: Alex Michele Photo
Hair & Makeup: Makeover Station 
Rentals: RW Style 
Dessert & Food: Bakers Cottage Cakes 
DJ & Lighting: Our DJ Rocks 
Invite: Eleven Note 
Pipe & Drape: Elegant Entertainment Orlando DJ & Video
Models: Premier Model Management 
Video:  Jeffrey Stoner Video 

Click here to see more photos from this bridal gown fashion show.

Click here to find more wedding planning inspiration.

This downtown Tampa wedding is draped in layers of emerald green with the beautiful city as a backdrop. In fact, it was an absolutely gorgeous day for Carrie and Jimmy to celebrate their love with friends and family.

wedding Party in emerald green, photo by Carrie Wildes Photography

Groom gets special treatment

Before the wedding, the groom set-up a private haircut service. That is to say, his barber made a house call to give him and his groomsmen fresh haircuts. No doubt this special treatment prepared Jimmy for his big day ahead.

groom gets private haircut before wedding day
groom gets ready before downtown Tampa wedding

After getting ready, the groomsmen enjoyed a few drinks to celebrate the groom. Additionally, Jimmy checked his watch as he patiently awaited the wedding day first look with his soon to be wife.

groom waits patiently for first look
groom shares toast with groomsmen before wedding
grooms has help getting ready on inspo blog on I Said Yes! FL

The bride

Similarly, the bride had a custom monogrammed robe to wear during her pre-wedding prep.  Hair and make up by Femme Akoi.  Additionally the back of Carrie’s dress was all lace. Paired with gorgeous Louboutin shoes and a diamond necklace and earrings. Without a doubt Jimmy is going to be wow’ d when he sees her. A few moments were also enjoyed laughing and smiling with her bridesmaids before her first look with her soon to be husband. 

bride wears monogrammed robe
brides shoes and accessories for wedding day
mom of bride helps bride get ready at Downtown Tampa wedding
the bride and her bridesmaids in emerald green gowns

In line with the wedding colors, the bridesmaids wore emerald green dresses. Also they carried bouquets of soft blush, white and greenery created by FH Events

Downtown Tampa Wedding First Look

And then it was time for the wedding day first look on the Riverwalk in Downtown Tampa. The photographer, Carrie Wildes Photography, says “It’s always such a fun moment to setup and photograph as it unfolds. There were definitely some tears. Subsequently you can always see the nerves just fall away.”

bride and groom first look with Tampa Bay in background
couple smiles in downtown tampa wedding on I Said Yes! Blog
bride approaches groom for first look at Downtown Tampa wedding
bride and groom wedding day first look
wedding day first look in downtown Tampa FL

THE Cutest Little Ring Bearers

Carrie and Jimmy’s two boys, were the cutest little ring bearers. Above all the couple tied the knot at a lovely ceremony with the water as the backdrop. 

grooms sons are ring bearers and junior groomsmen
bride and groom during a downtown Tampa wedding ceremony

Downtown tampa wedding reception

This Downtown Tampa wedding reception was decorated with emerald linens, glass and white and blush florals. Carrie’s mom actually made all the table number holders out of wine corks. Certainly a favorite element was the custom bobble heads for their cake table. Likewise the wedding favors were a bag of coffee that said “the perfect blend”. Also a hand sanitizer that said “quarantined for life.” 


wedding reception table at Downtown Tampa Wedding
emerald green linens with gold charger on reception table
custom wedding cake topper on wedding cake
wedding favors at downtown Tampa wedding
custom made reception table numbers

Meanwhile the bridal party made a pretty fantastic entrance. All the while the gorgeous Tampa sun set in the background for all the dances and toasts.

bridal party makes a grand entrance to reception
bride and groom enter wedding reception in style
Downtown Tampa Wedding with sunset in the background
toasting the couple at the head table

Bouquet Toss for Two

For the bouquet toss, Carrie acted like she was going to throw it, and then didn’t. Instead she grabbed another bouquet and handed them to two of her bridesmaids. Certainly because they are getting married next.

To read more about this wedding, visit Carrie Wildes Photography Blog.

To see more Real Wedding Inspiration, go to the I Said Yes! Weding Inspo Blog.

Below are the wedding vendors who helped create Carrie and Jimmy’s dream wedding:

Venue: The Tampa Club
Hotel: Aloft Tampa Downtown
Coordination: Confetti Events
Florist: FH Events
Band: Matt Winter
Hair and Makeup: Femme Akoi
Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography
Video: Pier Seven Productions
Wedding Gown Boutique: Ivory and Lace Bridal
Cake: Publix
Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey
Tuxes: Suit Supply
Stationery: Minted


Our Wedding Expo Sponsors make us happy.  In Daytona Beach, FL at the I Said Yes! Wedding Show, they truly are the experts. In other words, they bring the highest level of knowledge, product and service to our events. Likewise, to your wedding day. These wedding professionals work along side the I Said Yes! FL team to produce a wedding show that is beyond your expectations.  We create a wedding planning experience. All photos in this post by Press Play Entertainment

couple wins honeymoon from wedding show sponsor Red Parrot Travel
runway model at I Said Yes! FL wedding show
giving away grand prizes at I Said Yes! FL wedding espo
wedding expo sponsor Ivy Bridal

Wedding Dresses and Tuxedos

Part of this wedding planning experience is the excitement of the fashion shows. First, we start with stunning wedding dresses by Ivy Bridal Shop.  Second, add drop dead gorgeous make-up by L. Santana Designs.  Third, our suit and tuxedo sponsor from Amore Bridal Gallery and Tuexdo. Next, bring in the most amazing models. Mix that up with a DJ sponsor that is all about keeping you on the dance floor – DJ Yves Entertainment. And you’ve got a fashion show that will make you want to run out and buy your dress and tuxedo.

Inspiration Galore

Start your wedding planning experience off in our signature Inspiration Gallery. Filled with rentals, floral, decor and design galore. You are sure to be inspired to plan your perfect wedding. For example, view the images from the I Said Yes! Wedding Show Daytona Beach, FL below. Design and rentals by wedding expo sponsor – Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

inspiration gallery by Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals Wedding Expo Sponsor
giant-lighted-love-sign-by-Orlando-Wedding-and Party-Rentals
wedding expo sponsor sets table at I Said Yes! FL Wedding Show
wedding expo sponsors Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
sweetheart table set by wedding expo sponsor
Ceremony set up at I Said Yes! FL bridal show

Certainly you need to find the venue that sets the stage for your wedding. For instance, we chose Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort as our wedding expo venue sponsor.  The views, the staff, the options – a must consideration for your perfect wedding venue.

are those flowers wooden?

Yes, yes they are. We partnered with Hanky Panky Blooms to provide the bouquets for the runway models. Further the décor for the stage draping. Created from Sola Wood, these arrangements last forever. 

wedding expo sponsor for florals is Hanky Panky Blooms
wooden floral bouquet at I Said Yes! FL wedding show

You Could win a honeymoon

Red Parrot Travel provided the Grand Prize Honeymoon Giveaway.  One lucky couple is going to celebrate their love on a dream honeymoon vacation. To sum up, join us at the next I Said Yes! Wedding Show at Hilton Orlando on March 21, 2021. In short, you could be the next big winner.

Wedding Expo Sponsors Make Us Happy

With any I Said Yes! FL event, we bring you the best of the best. Our wedding expo sponsors know how to create an atmosphere like no other. 

First, our host venue sponsor, Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

Second, Press Play Entertainment, our photography sponsor who took all the gorgeous photos.

Third, Rentaland Tents and Events, our draping and rental sponsor.

Fourth, Ivy Bridal Shop providing all the stunning gowns for the fashion show. 

Fifth, hair and Make-Up provided by L. Santana Designs.  Seriously, the lipstick lasted all day long.

Next, our male models were outfitted in style by Amore Bridal Gallery and Tuxedos

What’s a party without a DJ? DJ Yves Entertainment never ceases to wow us. Need a DJ who can spin and MC, then DJ Yves is your man!  

Similarly, what’s a bride without a bouquet? Hanky Panky Blooms creates stunning wooden floral bouquets.

To inspire you to creativity, let Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals bring your dream to reality. As the Inspiration Gallery sponsor, they blew us away.

Lastly, but defintely not least, our honeymoon sponsor.  Red Parrot Travel always has the best honeymoons. In short, be sure to speak with her about all your travel plans.

Find more amazing Florida wedding vendors at I Said Yes! FL

Historic Florida Wedding Venue

Celebrate love and history with a wedding at a historic Florida wedding venue. For example, one of Florida’s first “attractions” was The Citrus Tower. Built in 1956 on one of the highest hills in Florida. This observation tower rises 226 feet into the sky. Offering stunning views, rich history and classic Florida charm. Therefore it is the perfect backdrop for your wedding.

Florida Citrus Tower is perfect place to celebrate love and history

Charm and Nostalgia

This styled shoot was created and designed by Seas Your Day Events. The inspiration came from the theme – Citrus Luxe. To sum it up, they married the Old Florida charm with a modern elegant flair. In addition, they partnered with some local Clermont wedding professionals to further celebrate the connection to the community. For instance, the photographers of PB&J Studios. Who beautifully captured the charm and nostalgia of this venue.

Historic Florida Wedding venue is charming wedding backdrop
Handpainted citrus motif on elevator door.
Styled shoot at The Historic Citrus Tower
Wedding dress next to a model of The Citrus Tower
Historic Florida wedding venue The Citrus Tower
Celebrating Love and History
Bride gets married in Clermont Florida
Clermont sign makes a unique photo op

SKy High Reception

Take your wedding reception to new heights. That is to say, welcome your guests to the Citrus Tower Observation deck. Soaring 22 stories above the ground, your guests will have a panoramic view of Lake County, FL. First the rolling hills of Florida’s ridge section. And then the hundreds of spring-fed lakes.

Celebrate love and history by throwing back to the days of orange groves. For example, serve citrus themed food and dessert. Similarly, decorate this charming historic venue with citrus hues and green foliage. To sum it up you will feast your eyes on the views and the food.

Sky high wedding reception in the Citrus Tower Observation Tower Clermont Florida
Couple ties the Knot 226 feet above ground in Florida

Be unique and have fun

This styled shoot highlighted the versatility and nostalgia only a true Florida landmark could achieve. Most importantly, the shoot embodied the unique elegance of a historical Florida wedding venue. But also the fun that comes with bringing individual couples’ dreams to life.

For instance, you can end your day with some video game fun and friendly competition in the arcade located on the first floor. And don’t forget your sparkler exit.

Celebrate love and history at The Citrus Tower Clermont Florida
Bride and Groom outside Historic Florida Wedding Venue
Couple celebrates love and history in Clermont Florida
Celebrate Love and History with this bride and groom at Citrus Tower
arcade fun for bride and groom

ideas for a chrstmas wedding

Do you want ideas to plan your delightful Merry Christmas Wedding? This amazing group of Orlando Wedding Vendors created a stunning styled shoot to inspire your wedding planning. From the invitations to the couple’s attire, get inspired. Christmas Wedding theme does not have to be traditional red and green.

First, start with your wedding venue. This styled shoot used B Resort as the backdrop.

After that, choose a color palette that represents the season and your personality. The lush greens with gold accents are perfectly festive.

Third, be creative and have fun!

Start From The Beginning

 Let’s start from the beginning, with your color palette and invitations. This styled shoot used deep greens, golds and whites to represent the holiday season.  Black was brought in to heighten the sense of elegance. The invitatios introduce this theme right away to the guests with an elegant black envelope.  Once opened they are met with a whimsical  “Oh What Fun” inscription and a small piece of evergreen. 

Christmas WEdding Themed tablescape

The wedding planner of this styled shoot, Bella Sposa Events , beautifully brought this Christmas Wedding to life with the table scape. First with stunning gold chairs that have green velvet cushions. Secondly, green napkins and gold flatware. Further with the white, black and evergreen table décor. To bring some more of the holiday fun, an “Eat, Drink, & Be Merry” menu sign is added to the table.

Now, what to wear.

Be true to you when choosing your wedding attire. Whether traditional wedding dress, or something unique, make it special. The bride here wore a simple, but stunning, green velvet gown. Subsequently it perfectly matched the color palette and theme. Similarly, the groom wore a black velvet coat. In addition, he donned a winter pant with a simple red bow tie for a pop of color.

a sweet ending to your christmas wedding

Cake is the sweetest ending to your perfect wedding day.  The Cake Studio created this simple wedding cake. However, the Christmas Wedding theme did not get missed. For example, the gold deer topper and evergreen accents.  We cannot leave out this amazing cake table by Gala Rentals.  Add a pop of color and fun to your special day with simple additions.

And don’t forget to have fun with your theme. This bride and groom clearly enjoyed the wedding cake cutting!

above all, have fun

Above all, have fun with your wedding planning.  Whether a themed Christmas Wedding, or a simple micro-wedding, you do what makes you happy.  This is your wedding day and you should laugh and smile and cry and love.  These models were the perfect example of what having fun looks like.

Choose a photographer that will capture these moments. Speak with them in advance and let them know you want them to catch your fun side at the wedding. 

In conclusion, enjoy the journey of wedding planning. Choose the details that are important to you. After that, have fun. Cheers to your perfect wedding day.

Contributing Wedding Vendors
Photographer Lauren Allen Photography
Videographer Ricker Films 
Florist Gather and Grace
Cake The Cake Studio
Rentals Gala Rentals
Calligraphy Littera Calligraphy
Planner Bella Sposa Events
Hair and Makeup Beauty Brigade
Tabletop Rentals Glass House Rentals
Venue B Resort
Dress Bella Bridesmaids

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A Central Florida Winery & Venue

Love is like wine, it gets better with age. And this winery themed styled shoot proves that to be true.

Typically, wedding planners organize wedding styled shoots. However, as a Central Florida wedding photographer, Kristine with Honeywood Photography was inspired to produce a styled shoot after visiting Island Grove Wine Company at Formosa Gardens

Wineries and vineyards are not common in the Central Florida area. Therefore, Kristine wanted to spotlight this winery’s uniqueness as a Central Florida wedding venue. Her goal was to incorporate deep wine colors and hues within the cake, florals and styling in general.

Love Is Like Wine
love is like wine

“With any styled shoot, you have to gather together the right vendors to create the specific look and feel you’re going for. I wanted to put together a group of wedding experts that would incorporate that rich feeling of the winery,” said Kristine.

For hair and makeup, Kristine secured Tatiana Rivera of Gabriella Anthoney’s Design Artistry. Having worked with GAD Artistry many times in the past Kristine knew that Tatiana could put together the look for the bride she wanted.

Lubelle’s Cakes was chosen for her amazing drip cake skills and stunning butter cream. A traditional 2-tiered cake that was slightly “naked” on top allowed for rich decorative copper drip detailing. Finally it was topped with blackberries and The Flower Studios’ roses and flowers. It beautifully mimicked the wine vibe of this shoot.

The Flower Studio created a gorgeous lush bouquet with wine inspired hued ribbons. Additionally they provided a floral piece for the wooden honeycomb ceremony arch. It had the perfect balance of pink and wine roses with plenty of greenery.

Luxe Wedding Wear dressed the bride in a spaghetti strap, lace and tulle wedding gown. So light and airy, it was ideal for this Florida winery wedding venue. 

love is like wine
love is like wine
love is like wine

"There Were Actual Grapes On the Vines!"

Kristine told us that her favorite part of the Island Grove styled shoot was photographing the models within the actual vineyards themselves.

“I know it sounds silly, but there were actual grapes on the vines! I’m not sure what I was expecting,” said Kristine.

The rows of vines lent themselves perfectly to wedding portraits. And what a treat it was to just have the option of being in a true vineyard in Central Florida. All of the details, from the arch, to the jewelry and flowers were chosen to play off of the winery feel. However, set in Florida, it feels very different from wineries up north and out west.

If you are currently looking for your wedding venue, spend the day at the Island Grove Winery. Make a reservation to eat their delicious food and set up a wine tasting. Their wines are delicious! Kristine admitted that she may have bought several bottles of their house wines on her way out.

We completely agree with Kristine, love is like wine. Cheers!

love is like wine
love is like wine

Solutions Bridal Launching Their Limitless Division

Recently we received an email from our friend Erica Brillant Trunk, owner of Solutions Bridal. She was so excited to tell us all about her brand new Plus Size Wedding Dresses division.

“Size inclusivity is something that is very important to us here at Solutions Bridal. We noticed that there was a need for more representation when it came to plus size brides in Florida. And so we decided to take it a step further” said Trunk.

As a result, Limitless by Solutions Bridal was born. Launching in September 2020!

plus size wedding dress
Plus size wedding dress

This division will be represented by a “shop within a shop” located right inside their existing bridal salon.

Solutions has picked up a new line specifically for this division, Studio Levana. This line has no sizing. Dresses are made to measure and fit your unique requirements. Your dress is uniquely you.

Additionally, they have partnered with some of their other designers who have also agreed to offer their gowns made to measure. This includes Estee Couture, Tara Latour and LoAdoro, making their sizing options Limitless.

“We want every bride, no matter her size, to be able to walk into our store and have the amazing bridal shopping experience they deserve” said Trunk

curvy girl dresses
curvy girl dresses

Sizing Options Are Limitless

While the shop won’t launch until September 2020, you can follow them on instagram at @limitless__sb for the latest updates on this amazing new division of Plus Size Wedding Dresses.

Additionally you can attend their upcoming trunk show:

October 2nd-October 4th
Studio Levana “Curvy Moon” Trunk Show

Fun & Flirty, Oh So Marie Antoinette

Styled shoots are a big part of the Florida wedding industry. As a result, creative vendors team up and put their expertise to work. That’s why we’re so excited to share this Modern Day Marie Antoinette Styled Shoot.

The shoot was set at the Howey Mansion in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. This 20-room European-style mansion was the perfect location. Likewise, it mirrored the days when Marie Antoinette and her ladies in waiting spent their time lounging about, just being beautiful.

beautiful marie antoinette look
feather beaded hair clip and necklace
let them eat cake mirror

Jolie Colon of i do events and party rentals was inspired by the series “Versailles.” She fell in love with the fashion and lifestyle. As a result, Colon wanted to showcase this era, updating the look for modern day couples.

First came hair and makeup by the team at Laura Reynolds Artistry. They recreated the beautiful up-dos of the era. Also, the team added pale face makeup and beauty marks. After that, jewelry, headpieces and jeweled masks were provided by Panther’s Gallery, a Orlando-based artist and jewelry designer.

floral with feather centerpiece accent
pink frosted cakes with pearls
light and bright pink tall floral paired with cakes

Royal Luxury and an Abundance of Sweet Treats

“Creating the ballroom scene was fun. It brought out the creativity of our wedding vendors,” said Colon.

Le Fleur Atelier hung a vintage frame with greenery over the fireplace. Then they spread flowers throughout the space. In addition, Bakers Cottage Cakes covered the table setup with decadent sweets.

Meanwhile, the beautiful models were fitted with gorgeous ball gowns by Isabella Talya. After that, they lounged on a vintage loveseat by Xclusive Rentals.

Finally, the day ended with a masquerade ball. Each lady wore custom designed jeweled masks. It was a perfect ending to this modern day Marie Antoinette styled shoot.

custom designed jeweled mask
large vintage wedding jewerly
bride with vintage ring grabbing dessert

Contributing Wedding Experts

Photography: Captured by Elle
Videography: Elmwood Forest Production
Venue: The Howey Mansion
Planning/Table Top Rentals: i do events and party rentals
Floral: Le Fleur Atelier
Cakes and Goodies: Bakers Cottage Cakes
Dresses: Something New Bridal Boutique
Hair and Makeup: Laura Reynolds Artistry
Furniture Rental: Xclusive Rentals
Stationary/Calligraphy: Two Peas Design
Jewelry: Panther’s Gallery
Designer Paper Cones – @doloresylolitaus

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