Millie, along with her daughter Catherine, has owned The Collection Bridal on Park Avenue in Winter Park, FL for over 30 years. Millie delights in using her experience and flair to style the “gown” for women during the happiest time of their lives. With many years in the business, Millie and Catherine have built one of the top couture bridal salons in the country carrying the very best bridal and formal gown designers. Collection Brides are known worldwide as some of the most fashionable brides.
Roya has been with The Collection Bridal since 1994. She came to the United States to further her education in computer science but quickly learned that she had a greater passion for fashion. She came to The Collection Bridal to work as bridal stylist and it didn’t take her long to figure out that this was her calling. After a few years of working side by side with the owner, she was promoted to Salon Manager. Since then, she has worked with some of the best designers in the industry to provide our Collection Brides the best shopping experience and dress selection in the area and worldwide.
Freeda has been with The Collection Bridal for over 20 years. She first started with us as a gown prep specialist and after a few years of doing prepping, our owner Millie asked Freeda to get into bridal styling. Once she started doing styling, she realized how much she loved it and started to do both prepping and styling. Today Freeda is our gown prep specialist who presses or steams every gown to perfection to make sure they are ready for our brides big day. You can see Freeda’s work in many bridal magazines and online publications.
Nadi has been with The Collection Bridal since the Fall of 2002. She moved to Orlando from Iran to create a better life for her and her family. She has always had a great love for fashion and design. Wanting to explore her love of fashion, she came to The Collection to try her hand at styling. Since Nadi started with us, she has been a key member of our team. She is one of our top stylists and her love for wedding gowns shows in every bride she styles. You can see many of Nadi’s Collection Brides on the pages of many top bridal magazines.
Valentina has been at The Collection for over 4 years. Born and raised in Venezuela, she came to the United States with her degree in Fine Arts. When she settled in Florida she wanted to combine her love of art and fashion, so she thought that bridal styling would be the perfect fit. She began working at salons in south Florida but wanted to expand her knowledge of couture designers which brought her here to Orlando. Since starting here, Valentina has been another key member of our styling team. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and her passion for bridal gowns shows in every bride she styles. Many of Valentina’s brides can be found in several bridal magazines and online blogs.
Christina is the newest member of The Collection Bridal team. First generation American, she grew up in a Portuguese dominant household in a small town in Massachusetts. At age 6 she taught herself how to sketch and sew. Through the years, her passion for design took her to New York City where she studied fashion design at Pratt Institute. After graduating from Pratt, Christina went to work for some of the top bridal designers in the industry, such as Amsale and Priscilla of Boston. After many years in the city she felt it was time for a change. That change brought her to Orlando to expand her love of bridal styling. Since starting at The Collection she has quickly become a great addition to the team and we look forward to seeing all of Christina’s beautiful Collection Brides.
The Collection Bridal Alterations Team prides itself in having the best seamstresses around. Coming from a diverse background, our team brings passion and knowledge of couture bridal gowns. All of our seamstresses have many years of experience and have extensive knowledge on brands we carry and how to alter them.
You can see many of our Collection Brides and their perfectly fitted wedding gowns in the pages of Inside Weddings, Brides Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot and more. They also can be found in many bridal blogs such as Style Me Pretty and Wedding Chicks.
Our Alteration Specialists are Lorena Barraza and Rachel Sharpe.