CHOICE is an inspired bridal event and high-fashion runway show. With a small number of tickets available, this event is intimate and fresh. We inspire our brides with well-designed tablescapes from Portland’s bridal elite. Last year, Leanne Marshall, Season 5 Project Runway winner, presented a scholarship to Karina Reed from the Art Institute of Portland, who won a gown design contest sponsored by AniA.
Our 2012 show was incredible, with over 300 people in attendance and a glorious, dazzling showing of gowns, models, and style. Karina Reed’s gowns have been a popular addition to our shop’s inventory, being featured in photo shoots and runway shows regularly.
The 2013 CHOICE show is scheduled to occur in early fall! Stay tuned for more information.
More details about CHOICE:
1. Five themed runway shows are the focus of the event. The best of AniA’s gowns are showcased, as well as a special guest’s bridal line and the winning gown from the scholarship contest.
2. The event is styled and decorated by Portland’s bridal elite. Five Dream Teams are assigned themes (matching the runway shows) and create tablescapes reflecting those themes. This highly creative mix of hand-picked vendors is an incredible showcase of the talent Portland has to offer.
3. The finale of the evening is the unveiling of a gown designed and created by an Art Institute student. This student receives a $1000 scholarship from AniA Collection!
4. Attendants are given the opportunity to meet the vendors present, collect favorites and be inspired by the glorious tablescapes, as well as snack on delicious treats from Vibrant Table and various local cakeries.