Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Hello everyone~

Today is the day! We've contemplated starting a Wordpress blog for a long time, and it's finally time to announce to the world that we have a


To all of our loyal readers, thank you so much for following us! Our new blog has so much in store for all of you, so what are you waiting for? Get over there and read our first post!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Loving Lazaro

This ivory hand beaded and embroidered tulle trumpet formal bridal gown, with a sweetheart neckline and chapel train is GooOooorgeous! Where can you find this one of a kind dress?? Call Winter Park now to make an appointment to come in and try this gown on~ 407.647.8666

Side Note: We have very exciting news to announce for the Winter Park Location..... any ideas?? stay tuned for the big announcement! !!!!


Monday, March 15, 2010

Bahama Bride

Hello loves~ I am back after a much needed vacation! Soaking up the sun, drinking pina-coladas and dancing to the band made me realize how much fun it would be to get married in the Bahamas!!! ( yes, I think about work while I'm on vacation- I can't help it I love the bridal industry!) I was laying out one day and just started putting together in my head the perfect beach wedding. I created this lovely inspiration board to help display my vision~
So of course we have to start with the dress- This gorgeous strapless chiffon slim gown with empire bodice, long flowing skirt and sweep train, by Anne Barge would be perfect for a beach wedding. Very light and slimming, this romantic gown would look elegant sweeping across the beach.
***Winter Park carries this beautiful beach gown***

In the upper right corner, is a picture of a very delicate flower hair piece by Lori London.
To view more collections, you can call to schedule an appointment for the Lori London Trunk Show~352.367.0070

And now for the venue~ the Bahamas. Remember, I am no photographer- just a bridal stylist, so these pictures are from my camera, but still gorgeous. My favorite place in the Bahamas hands down, would be the stunning Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island. They call it paradise for a reason~

I wish I was still there, but excited to be back to help all of our fabulous brides!


You don't want to miss this weekend!

Solutions Bridal presents:
~March 19-21~
Be the first to view the newest 2010 collection of feathers, flowers, veils and tiaras from the amazingly talented Lori London accessories group.
Appointments will receive an exclusive designer discount.
Call the Gainesville store for an appointment

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Venue Love...

A couple weeks ago we had an awesome opportunity to attend a Posh Pastry event called The Sweet Life, it was spectacular! The event took place at the Hippodrome State Theatre, in their new venue in the basement. This would be a great venue to hold a small rehearsal dinner, bridal brunch or even an elaborate engagement! I loved the rustic feel of the colums that could easily be transformed into a fully draped elegant room. No matter how you look at this amazing venue it is great! I cannot wait to see pictures of the next event they hold there!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

amazing save the dates!

One of our brides decided to put together these beautiful save the dates with pictures from Verve Studio. Below are some great pictures of the save the dates as well as some great shots from their engagement. Alli and Tim will be getting married next month and we cannot wait to see the amazing pictures from their big day!

Tropical Done Right...

And looking beautiful in a Solutions dress! This is Lindsey and her husband Robbie's beautiful tropical wedding at Sweetwater Branch. Their pictures were done by the awesome Powers Photography duo. It is very hard to tastefully pull of the "tropical" theme and this amazing couple has done it perfectly. The coral with the teal is gorgeous and her dress from Watters works perfectly for the venue. Congratulations to the happy couple! Here are some of our faovrite shots of the day.

Friday, March 12, 2010

From Bridal Salon to Bridal Mag

Pick up the latest issue of Brides Florida on stands now. On of our lovely brides, Cassie, was a selected as a real wedding feature. She wore a silk satin Anne Barge gown at her Santa Barbara wedding. We hope to see more of our brides published in magazines to come!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

You're finally engaged... what next?!

You said yes, you got the ring of your dreams, and now what? Slow down and think! You don’t have to run out and book a venue the following weekend just because they have your date available. Think about what kind of wedding you and your groom-to-be want to create. Something intimate and secluded, or something over the top and extravagant? A venue can certainly set the tone, and using your surroundings is a great start for your vision and your budget. Even the most skilled event producers can have a tough time transforming an urban loft to an Italian chateau. Especially when the chateau inspired venue was available and in your budget but you never looked into it.

Here are some amazing venues in Central Florida:

Rix Lounge: Trendy, lounge feel
Bella Collina: Italian inspired vineyard
Ballroom at Church Street: Large, elegant affair
Waldorf-Astoria: Formal, secluded garden
Grand Bohemian: Intimate, downtown rooftop

Heather M. Stewart- Stylish Traditions Wedding & Event Design

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday Social

Socializing is always fun...but it's even more exciting when it's with Solutions Bridal! As a former bridal consultant with Solutions Bridal and now Owner of Pavé Weddings (a Wedding and Event Planning company based out of Orlando) , I always enjoy stopping by to help out in the salon and experience the atmosphere and excitement of brides as they find their perfect gown.

Joining us is Leslie Vega from The LV Studio. She is a pleasure to work with and her custom creations are amazing! When invitations are sent out, they provide your guests with the first taste of your wedding vision and style. Why not wow them from the start? Take a look at some of Leslie's extraordinary couture invitations. I promise you that you'll fall in love!

Have a Great Saturday!

~Nicole Drewery - Pave Weddings

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Savvy Bride

Lindsey and Kristin from Just Marry stopped by for a Saturday Social with some fun bridal quizzes. According to them I would be considered a savvy bride.....Which bride are you?

We were sad to pack up the stunning dresses from the McCaffrey Trunk Show...hello and goodbuy! A great buy for our brides and a 10% discount. Our next trunk show is March 12th- 14th~ Lori London Accessories~Call now to book your appointment

Can't wait for this weekend for Leslie Vega from the LV Studio to be in at the store. Check out her AmAzInG collections! I'll be at her event tonight, hope to see our brides there!

Planning for I Do

As a former member of the Solutions team I know how much fun brides have while finding their dream gown. Champagne flows, you best friend cries, it’s an amazing experience! As a wedding planner, I also know that not every detail of planning your big day is as picture perfect as a Saturday at Solutions. With a background in the wedding industry I recently launched Stylish Traditions, a wedding and event planning company in Tampa. Starting today I’ll be writing weekly blog postings with helpful hints and planning tips on everything from finding the right flowers to budgeting. Helping brides create perfectly planned weddings, now that’s what I call an amazing experience!

Heather M. Stewart- Stylish Traditions Wedding & Event Design

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Please join Leslie Vega in a night filled with couture invitations in the chic studio of Caroline Johnson. Leslie Vega is the Creative Director for The LV Studio. She is also the master at our new website launching this month. The event is invite only, please r.s.v.p. to or We look forward to seeing you there!

Posh Pastry Tasting This Thursday!

We are all sooo excited to attend and be apart of The Sweet Life cake tasting event by Posh Pastry this Thursday. There will be tons of wonderful vendors participating at this event ready to offer you tips and information to help you plan your big day!

The wedding vendors that will be present are...

If you would like to receive an invitation to this fabulous event, please visit the The Sweet Life blog and leave Kristy a message!
See you all there.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's Raining New Gowns in Gainesville!

We absolutely LOVE this time of year post-bridal market because we keep receiving FABULOUS gowns from our designers.
Today in particular knocked our socks off... we received a beautiful Jasmine Couture gown that brides keep calling us about!

This gown is perfect for the romantic bride, the beaded straps and bodice add jazz to the whimsical chiffon skirt.
Did I mention the va-va-voom low V back?

The first lucky bride that purchases this gown will get a special surprise!!
Curious aren't you?
Call the Gainesville salon today to schedule your appointment 352.367.0070

Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
  • If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.