It’s Spotlight Day! Where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding vendors and the stories behind their companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
Hiring the right wedding vendors is so important on your wedding day. The vendors create the backdrop of every moment, every picture and every memory. It gives us great pleasure to introduce this week’s vendor spotlight, Ellie Shackleton Jones of Bridal Gallery Couture.
When people ask “what do you do”, how do you answer?
We want brides to have a “one of a kind” experience in finding their one of a kind dress for their special day!
What is your favorite thing about what you do? What’s your WHY?
I’ve always enjoyed creating beautiful looks and I feel so fortunate to be able to help women feel beautiful on the most important day of their lives.
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
Bridal Gallery Couture specializes in high-end couture bridal gowns that are full of glamour, decadence, lush fabrics and exquisite details. Working with the best designers in the bridal industry from around the world, we assure the best in craftsmanship, luxury and design, and provide a mix between modern and traditional.
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
Every bride is unique and looking for something that embodies who she is as a person and we love being able to help her find the perfect dress!
Why do couples hire you?
Ellie and our team of experts have over 20 years of experience in the bridal industry. Ensuring the highest level of customer service, as well as attention to detail, our skilled team will guide you towards your perfect bridal look. We look forward to being a part of your special day and helping you become a one of a kind bride.
What does your most popular package include?
We are known for our alterations and custom design work. We are one of the only establishments to provide start to finish bridal experiences. We offer customization to any dress, helping you make your wedding gown one of a kind and ensuring its exactly what your dreamed of.
Tell us briefly about some of your package options and the price range for these packages.
Enjoy a truly incredible experience where Bridal Gallery Couture will close its doors to the public for your VIP bridal styling appointment. You and your guests will enjoy a bottle of champagne and light hors d’oeuvres while your consultant guides you through your appointment.
This $275 deposit will secure your appointment time and will be deducted from the cost of your bridal gown purchase. Deposit is fully refundable with at least 48 hour notice. (Up to 6 guests, additional guests may be added at $10 per person.)
What are the most common questions you get asked by brides and/or grooms?
Question: When is the best time for me to place an order for my bridal gown?
Answer: 8 to 10 months prior to the wedding
Here is what some previous couples had to say…
“I SAID YES!!!! Wow-what a GREAT experience!! I actually stumbled into this bridal salon basically on accident, not really knowing that it existed before a simple Google search. I had my eye on a different dress up in Winter Park but wanted to check out some other options before I pulled the trigger. I sure am glad that I did!
First of all, the store is all bright white, fresh and new, with a glam feel. Many of the older salons in town are super small and kinda cramped, which is fine, but this was definitely a nice change and I felt like it allowed me to see the gowns better. I knew right away when we walked in that we were going to have a great experience. Not only did I end up finding and buying my dream dress (purchased several visits later), but LaRai was able to show me so many different beautiful gowns that I never would’ve chosen on my own. On top of it all, she is a master with her pin “bracelet”, tucking things up just so and making you feel like each dress is already tailored to fit your body exactly.
By the time you get to the mirror, you already feel like a star! She is really the best attendant I have had at any salon in any city that I have visited. Her knowledge of the different designers in the industry is also excellent. She never made me feel pressured, but rather made me feel welcome with each visit, bringing different bridesmaids or my mom with me. She is also still helping me search for my second gown/reception dress! Truly this new business is a gem. Don’t miss it! I know you’ll love it here!” – Amy R., The Breakers
“I purchased my wedding dress here and had quite a bit of alterations done to the neckline (it dropped much lower than I anticipated) — First fitting, I was a little disappointed, because I felt there was still too much cleavage showing and it was a very intricate design (hard to alter, I assumed). My mother complained to the store and set up an appointment (one week before my wedding) with Ellie and she fixed my dress in just a few minutes! She gave us the time that we needed and fixed it that same night!! She did a FANTASTIC job.
I left with my wedding dress knowing it fit perfectly and was much more appropriate for my wedding. I can’t wait to get married in just six short days. Thank you, Ellie! You’re a superhero in my books!” – Olivia W.
I had a wonderful experience here. I felt a little overwhelmed by the whole wedding dress process, and LaRai made sure I was comfortable and helped me find items I loved and helped me figure out the style I liked the best. She actually picked the piece I fell in love with, after only a few dresses! Highly recommend you go here, she makes it fun and there was an amazing selection of dresses 😍!” – Catherine M.