These photos are courtesy of Winter Park Photography.
This fall, The Collection had the honor of presenting bridal couture at Harriet's Park Avenue Fashion Week (PAFW) 2014. Held in a 20,000 square foot tent in Central Park's West Meadow, PAFW highlights the best in fashion from Park Avenue. Pink tulle, unique lace and ornate back detailing were among the latest trends in bridal from the world's top designers presented by The Collection. All gowns pictured (including flower girl) are available for purchase at The Collection, located at 310 North Park Avenue.
These photos are courtesy of Winter Park Photography.
Where can you find the best bridal brands - Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta - at 30-60% off? At The Collection's Secret Santa Sample Sale from December 13th-23rd! Come shop our sample sale room and receive a Secret Santa gift with purchase. First come first serve, so don't delay.
Call (407) 740-6003 now to make your appointment!
You are cordially invited!
What: Vera Wang trunk show
When: Nov. 27-29
Where: The Collection Bridal
Why: This is your chance to try on dresses from the spring 2015 Vera Wang collection that haven't hit stores yet. Spring 2015 was ethereal, dreamy, and one of Vera's best collections ever. Don't miss your chance to see these exclusive dresses, including the stunning ballet-inspired dress above!
Please call 407-740-6003 to set up your appointment!
We are so excited to welcome J from J’s Everyday Fashion to The Collection blog. J is one of the top fashion bloggers in the country, located right here in the Orlando area, and we are thrilled she made the decision to become a Collection bride. This week, she shares her very first experience with wedding dress shopping after becoming engaged! Take it away, J!
I got engaged last March and one of the first things that popped into my head: “I can’t wait to go wedding dress shopping!” Thankfully, I didn’t have to wait long as I found myself at The Collection in Winter Park, FL just a couple months later. My consultant was Jess Fama – I know Jess through mutual friends, and I would soon discover that she is amazing at her job! She made me feel really comfortable and immediately got my vision. When we met that day, I told her I was looking for lace or lace details, something with straps, and overall I wanted a unique dress, like nothing I had ever seen before.
The Monique Lhuillier "Giada" (above) is the first dress Jess put me in and it was totally my vision. In fact, I had pinned this dress on Pinterest many moons ago. (Jess, you totally get me!) The beadwork and detailing on this dress is bar none, it is absolutely gorgeous in person. But it didn’t have straps and I wanted to try something with maybe a little more drama in the skirt? So Jess put me in this dress next…
The Vera Wang 'Lark' – it’s a beauty, isn’t it? It can be worn strapless with the lace on the neck tucked in, and we added the belt. The soft folds of fabric on the bottom are so pretty and make a swishing sound as you walk. The first dress had a more subdued shape, while this one has a serious wow factor that would look great in wedding photos. If I were having a more formal ceremony this dress would definitely be a contender, but my venue is a bit too casual for this dress, so Jess put me in a softer silhouette next.
This is a Lazaro dress, Style 3302. The 20’s inspired beading and keyhole back are gorgeous; this is exactly the type of dress I would wear if I were attending a red carpet event. I felt glamorous, and so comfortable. It has a more relaxed vibe that would be perfect for our ceremony. But I couldn’t help but feel like I wanted to one-up that red carpet feeling? Something dressy enough to feel like a bride, but not too overdressed at the same time.
We had come to the end of our selection, but Jess had one more idea in mind. She insisted we pull the next dress off a mannequin, even though I really wanted something with straps. The next one was everyone’s favorite!
This dress is by Inbal Dror, the " It " designer from Israel that you can only shop at a select few bridal salons here in the States (The Collection being one of them!). I certainly had never seen anything like it. From the dramatic tiered lace skirt, to the sheer lace corset and pleated details, my friends were over the moon. I liked it, but couldn’t shake the feeling of wanting straps. And was the skirt too dramatic for my venue?
Decisions, decisions…. I came back to The Collection at a later date and found my dress then. My final decision is top secret for now (I’m not revealing to any of my friends and family until the big day!), but this first trip to The Collection was so helpful in narrowing down what style of dress I wanted, and I loved all four dresses for different reasons.
I'll be sharing more of my wedding journey here on The Collection blog over the next few months, including photos of our wedding day. I hope you'll join me - a huge thanks to my Stylist Jess and The Collection Bridal team for having me!
All the Ladies from The Collection with our Fashion Director Mimi's daughter Shayna at her Lilly Pulitzer Winter Park themed bridalshower at The Alfond Inn! It was beautiful and Shayna had an amazing day! Can you believe the wedding is less then 2 months away! Mimi's little girl is getting married!
Fashion Week Year was a success this year! We Launched our newest couture lne of wedding gowns.
Inbal Dror new gowns are arriving daily.
We are very proud to announce the arrival of Katie May Gowns for our next trunk show on September 26th-29th.
Appointments are recommended. Please call our salon to reserve your time. 407 740-6003
Enter to Win An Intimate Wedding From The Wedding Alliance
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As part of our big Coming Out celebration, we will be giving away intimate weddings to two loving, deserving couples. In the spirit of equality, this contest is open to straight and LGBT couples. Fill out the form below to apply. Winners will be announced in advance and will be presented with award at our Coming Out Vendor Showcase and Cocktail party. Submissions will be accepted from August 1 – August 15
Sponsors contributing to the Intimate Wedding Giveaway Packages include: Michele Butler Events, Phoenix Event Group, Artful Events representing The MEZZ, Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista Downtown, John Michael Weddings and Events, Lee Forrest Design, Hughes Fioretti Photography, Art Faulkner Photography, Power Entertainment DJ Service, Key Moment Films,Flipbook Creations, Photo Booth Rocks, Our DJ Rocks, Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals,Dragonfly Custom Designs, Maureen Hall Stationery and Invitations, Party Flavors Custom Cakes, The Sugar Suite, The Makeover Station, Absolutely Fitting and Reverend Barton Buchanan from Windermere Union Church.
Wedding Package 1 includes: (Valued at $15,000. *Subject to availability of venue and vendors. Winners will have the opportunity to upgrade packages with vendors at additional cost.)
Wedding Package 2 includes: (Valued at $15,000. *Subject to availability of venue and vendors. Winners will have the opportunity to upgrade packages with vendors at additional cost.)