Nicole Maree Bridal will host fashion show at The Avenue Viera


Yvonne Raley is the co-owner of Nicole Maree Bridal at The Avenue Viera.

Wendy Scheuring

While white and ivory will always be the traditional choice of colors for bridal gowns, mocha and blush undertones also have become more popular.

Yvonne Raley, the co-owner of Nicole Maree Bridal at The Avenue Viera, has seen the trend, especially among millennials.

Raley has a variety of wedding gown choices at her bridal boutique. There’s classic styles, vintage, bohemian and, along with them, sequins and crystals.

“I love glamour,’’ Raley said. “I’ve always been drawn to shiny things.’’

Raley makes note of her newest wedding dress adorned with a cape.

“Use the train for your wedding and, afterwards for your reception, you can take it off,” Raley said.

The bridal shop also offers tuxedo rentals, hair accessories and custom veils.

Raley and her husband, Joe Raley, purchased the former L.A. Bridal on Feb. 1. After renovating their suite, including painting the wooden floors white, Nicole Maree Bridal was ready to open its doors to upcoming brides and their families.

The couple named their business using the middle names of their two daughters.

Yvonne Raley wanted the shop to be an inviting environment, with spacious areas for relaxing and enjoying the experience. A typical bridal party, including siblings and family members, will have plenty of room.

“Our team likes to make people comfortable, giving them the time and attention they need,” Yvonne Raley explained.

And, with so many dresses to choose from, making the right choice can become overwhelming.

“We find silhouettes that help you find your shape,’’ Raley said. “That’s what’s nice about having experienced staff.”

At 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Nicole Maree Bridal will host “A Walk in the Park Fashion Show” in The Avenue Viera’s newly renovated Central Park. The show will have a runway and a disc jockey.

Joe and Yvonne’s 18-year-old daughter, who models many of the Nicole Maree Bridal styles, also will be on the runway.

There also will be a bridal show from 2 to 5 p.m. It will feature local wedding vendors such as bakers, florists and wedding planners.

Bridal vendors will have exhibits at the Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce in The Avenue Viera at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 103.

The surrounding parking lot area also will have limousines, antique cars and The Southern Glamper, a mobile bridal make-up business in a decorated camper, according to Raley.

“It will be a fun event with an opportunity for the brides to see a lot of wedding vendors.”

In the future, Nicole Maree Bridal will highlight prom and evening wear.

Nicole Maree Bridal is located at 2271 Town Center Ave., Suite 113. Go to for more information or call