Meet Marla O'Mealey
Marla O'Mealey created Bride and Babies using more than 25 years of experience in the fashion industry. She started her fashion career in 1986 where she was the general manager and buyer of the largest bridal shop in Texas. Years of managing and buying for numerous bridal shops enabled Marla to open her first bridal boutique in Cherry Hill, NJ in June of 1995. Many years of happy brides afforded Marla to purchase her second store of 6,000 sq. ft. in Winter Park, FL, just off Park Avenue, in July of 2000. It was at the Winter Park store that Marla became under contract as the Wedding Expert for Fox 35 in Orlando and was seen monthly on the Good Day Orlando show,WOFL™. MTV also solicited Marla to participate in the first MTV bridal special.
Marla's Winter Park bridal store, where the wedding dresses were $2,000 to $10,000, became one of the top ten bridal shops in the country for several years and had a client base reaching from South Carolina to Puerto Rico.
So many of Marla's brides returned with their children over the years and often told Marla she should have a baby department so they could experience the same type of excellent service and quality they had always enjoyed at her stores. Having experienced the fashion of her own two little girls over the years, she decided to take her clients advise and started Bride and Babies.
Now, Marla offers the finest in handmade tulle tutu dresses and skirts with matching flower headbands, flower clips, bloomers, leggings, dance leotards and accessories.