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.

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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.

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cathedral wedding veil

wedding veil adds so much drama to wedding dress

As a little girl, Chelsea dreamed about a big, beautiful wedding. Complete with a gorgeous wedding dress. Most importantly, a sparkling cathedral veil.  As a result, she ordered a custom veil from Sorelle Vita Couture. In fact, Sorelle Vita Couture says, the wedding veil is one of the most, if not the most, important bridal accessory to wear on your wedding day. It adds the extra special touch that transforms you from a beautiful woman in a beautiful dress to a beautiful bride.

St. Augustine Sets The BAckdrop

Michael and Chelsea were married on January 31, 2021 in St. Augustine, FL. Moreover it was the last night of St. Augustine’s famous “Nights of Lights“. Therefore the town was beautifully lit up and created a stunning backdrop for this dream wedding exit. Chelsea says it was “the perfect blend of elegance and winter wonder”.  Additionally, the ceremony and reception took place inside The Treasury on the Plaza.  Further adding to the dreamy elements of this wedding with the classic details of the 100-year-old art-deco era building. 

sparkler exit from The Vault wedding day
bride and groom at St. Augustine nights of lights
bride and groom ride away under St Augustine Nights of Lights

Ceremony and REception

The happy couple said the venue was a bridal dream. That is to say, it offers state of the art event features while simultaneously maintaining the historic charm of one of St. Augustine, FL’s prized landmarks. Chelsea cried when she walked through the doors of the private reception room reveal. Speaking of crying, how touching is the groom crying when he sees his beautiful bride for the first time walking down the aisle. 

wedding reception tables at The Vault St Augustine
cathedral wedding veil adds extra drama to wedding dress
Bride cries when she sees wedding reception room reveal at The Vault
wedding dress and cathedral Veil by Sorelle Couture Veils
bride enters ceremony with Father of The Bride and Wedding Veil following behind
grooms reaction to bride entering ceremony

one perfect, magical evening

According to the bride, planning a wedding during a pandemic was challenging and emotionally draining at times. That is to say, feeling uncertain about last minute guest cancellations. Then questioning how months of distance planning would come together. Indeed loosing sleep at night. Further Chelsea says, somehow, the wedding coordinator and the entire Treasury Team found a way to make us feel so special. Our bridal party and guests were made to feel safe and the venue made it possible for everyone to briefly forget the craziness of the pandemic for one perfect, magical evening.

Wedding Veil Perfection

The cathedral wedding veil was very important to this special bride. As aforementioned, it was part of her childhood dream. We cannot end this blog without again showing off this stunning custom veil and sharing Chelsea’s touching words. “11 months of planning and agonizing over little details transformed into something more enchanting than I ever could have imagined. There are no words, I’m still speechless.”

wedding dress and wedding veil make grand revel to Father of the Bride

Wedding Experts who helped this beautiful couple create their dream wedding:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Treasury on the Plaza
Wedding Coordinator:  Coastal Coordinating 
Officiant: Miss Patricia Febro
Caterer:  Moore Fine Foods
DJ:  White Tie Events
Ceremony Music (String Trio): String Theory Music 
Rentals: Mugwump ProductionsSt. Johns IlluminationsConnie Duglin Linen
Cake: Sweet Weddings Cakes
Florist: Jade Violet Wedding & Event Floral
Photographer: Bow Tie Photo & Video 
Videographer: The Richards Photo & Cinema
Live Wedding Painter: Event Painting by Jamie
Hair & Makeup: The Bardot Bridal
Transportation: Country Carriages
Custom Veil: Sorelle Vita Couture
Dress: Essence of Australia Style D2770
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita 
Dress Shop: Nicole Maree Bridal

Find more wedding planning inspiration on the I Said Yes! Wedding Inspo Blog.

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

Models, Gowns, Décor and More

We are so excited to share with you this behind the scenes look at our recent I Said Yes! FL Wedding Magazine cover shoot. A group of really talented Central Florida wedding experts came together and made some beautiful art to grace our cover.

The location: The Maitland Art Center, Maitland’s own National Historic Landmark. The Art Center is one of the few surviving examples of “Mayan Revival” or fantasy architecture in the Southeast. In turn it is one of the main reasons it was named the first National Historic Landmark in the four-county area of Central Florida.

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Wedding Magazine Cover Shoot

Amanda with For The Love of Events partnered with the photo and video team PB & J Studios. They worked closely to come up with the theme for this Summer/Fall wedding magazine cover shoot.

“The team was looking for an edgy boho concept, which is how the Art & History Museum came into the mix as our venue of choice.” said Amanda

Wedding Magazine Cover Shoot
Wedding Magazine Cover Shoot

Working with All Brides 2 Be to dress the brides and grooms was important to Amanda. They offer a one stop shop for wedding gowns and men’s attire. As well as size appropriate options that look beautiful on all types of brides.

Add in Laura Reynolds Artistry team of hair and make up experts and you’ve got a group of happy models.

Wedding Magazine Cover Shoot

An Edgy Vibe + Some Fun

To portray an edgier vibe the talented vendors involved incorporated specific elements that fit the look.

The colored floral from In Bloom Florist brought depth and beauty to the design. Additionally, the darker tablescape pieces from Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals added the perfect touches.

Morgan Hunter Desserts was able to match the design of the cake to the floral with ease. Cake designers are true artists!

The stationary and signage from Tortoise Designs provided a fun balance. The adorable earrings provided from Honeymoon Clay Co are perfect for any edgy bride on her wedding day.

Wedding Magazine Cover Shoot
Wedding Magazine Cover Shoot
Wedding Magazine Cover Shoot

Cover Shoot Contributors

Venue – Art and History Museum of Maitland
Photography + Videography – PB & J Studios
Planner – For The Love of Events
Gowns and Tuxedos – All Brides 2 Be
Floral – In Bloom Florist
Rentals – Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
Hair and Makeup – Laura Reynolds Artistry Hair and Make Up
Linen – Over the Top Linens
Tapestry and Stationary – Tortoise Designs
Cake – Morgan Hunter Desserts
Earrings – Honeymoon Clay Co.

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

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