It’s Spotlight Day! Where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding venues and vendors, and the stories behind their companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
When people ask “what do you do”, how do you answer?
I am the owner of a multicultural mobile salon specializing in weddings and special occasions
What did you do before you did this?
I was a show and parade performer at Walt Disney World.
What is your favorite thing about what you do? What’s your WHY?
My favorite thing about what I do is the instant connection that it creates with people. It’s a different interaction than you have with any other wedding vendor. We have a direct bearing on someone’s confidence and how they feel about themselves. It’s beautiful to watch someone blossom in a 45-minute appointment!
My “Why” is my family. The name “Gabriella” is my daughter’s name and is the middle name that my husband and son share “Anthoney”. When you strip a wedding all the way down it’s really the joining of two people and two families. When I chose the name of my business I didn’t want my name to be a part of it. I wanted the love of my family and the love that’s felt between families to be my driving force.
What motivates you to do this every day?
Wow, that’s a big question. I’m so cognizant of the example that I set for my children. There are days that are hard, there are days that you feel like giving up! But, I want them to always know that they have a safe place to live out their dreams, and those dreams may not be easy, but if you keep your head down and work hard you’ll get there.
What is the best compliment you have received from your clients?
One of my favorite brides Helen once told me that from the moment we spoke on the phone she know we were going to be forever friends. That’s huge! I don’t want to feel like the help, or be treated like it. When a bride feels connected enough to you to call you a “friend” you’re more than just a vendor!
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
I have a 15-minute phone call before any bride books with our team. I want to know who you are and what you need. If we are a great fit then fantastic, if we aren’t then I want you to be with the team that is best suited to meet your needs.
What type of events do you specialize in?
Weddings, anniversaries, quinceanera’s
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
My favorite engaged couples are in their late 20’s. They met in college and have been together since their senior year. He is an engineer, and she has a Bachelor’s Degree in science and is a nurse. They are both fiscally responsible and are in the process of purchasing their first home together. They both have close relationships with their families and have them involved in the planning process, but are hiring a planner to pull everything together.
Why do couples hire you?
Brides hire us to help them feel like the most polished version of themselves on their wedding day.
What does your most popular package include?
Our Gold collection, it includes hairstyling, airbrush makeup application, and false lashes. It’s our mid-range collection. It’s not as extensive as the platinum collection but introduces the addition of airbrush foundation and lashes that we don’t offer in the silver collection.
Tell us about some of your package options and the price range for these packages?
We have both A La Carte pricing and Collections. The collections are more of a group rating because you are doing two services as opposed to just one. Our A La Carte bridal Hair or makeup is $150.00 for either service. For our lowest Collection for both hair and makeup, we start with Silver at $200.00 and go to Platinum at $250.00.
What are the most common questions you get asked by brides and/or grooms?
What is the biggest difference between traditional and airbrush foundation?
The best piece of advice for brides or grooms.
Once the day of the wedding arrives let the stress of all the little details go. Don’t waste those precious moments worrying about details that only you know about. Enjoy the day and time with your loved ones because it’s going to fly by!
Tell us 3 venues you enjoy working at and why.
Tuscawilla Country Club- First of all, this was my wedding venue so I am a bit partial to it. All that aside, they have a fantastic bridal getting ready space that has been completely renovated, the staff is so helpful, and the options for outside and inside ceremony spaces give our brides so many options.
Venue 1902- The historic element of this venue is fantastic! In the heart of Sanford’s historic district, this venue is a gem. There is absolutely no way to take a bad photo at this venue. The getting ready space for brides is immaculate with so much space and so much natural light! There’s really no other venue like it.
Mission Inn- First of all the staff! They are fantastically skilled at execution on a wedding day, and they get things done with a smile. The property is a fantastic mix of old Florida charm with the moss in the trees, while the architecture of the buildings transport you to old-world Spain. The onsite hotel accommodations are fantastic for hair and makeup, providing optimum space and great proximity to the ceremony areas.
Here is what some previous couples had to say…
“Tatiana and her team and so personable and sweet. They are just as excited as you are for your wedding. They’ll listen to your ideas and create exactly how you want to look on your day. The entire team is fantastic and will you will feel like royalty on your wedding day!” -Whitney, Sydonie Mansion
“There are so many companies to choose from when planning your wedding, so many factors to keep in mind and work within. From the moment I met Tatiana and her team, I knew. From the kind-hearted way that Tatiana spoke with me, to the perfection of her team on our big day, I am so happy with my choice to use Gabriella Anthoney’s on my wedding day and will continue to use GADA for any future events :)” – Lauren, The Acre
“Gad Artistry went above and beyond for my wedding weekend. I booked their services for the rehearsal dinner, wedding, and bridal party. All hairstyles and make-up applications were beautiful! I’m so thankful for their awesome work, which led to beautiful pictures, video and memories.” – Ingrid, Capen house