Come see why so many call Laura Jacobs Bridal  the best bridal store in Southwest Florida!


Picture of Loretta & Tony Violanti (Photo: David Hart)

Owners, Loretta and Tony Violanti, have been in the bridal industry for 30+ years.

Tony's background in the Fashion Industry is extensive, having learned his trade from famed Brioni  Sr, on Via Barberini in Rome Italy, when Brioni was just a tailoring shop serving the high society in Rome.

Today Brioni is an international name. Besides making custom/tailor made man and woman's suits, he also owned his own manufacturer in woman's evening wear. All evening wear was designed by Tony Violanti. Tony Violanti fell into bridal by chance and it was a perfect fit for him. He has designed many bridal gowns and it has helped us immensely seeing that part of our collection has always been custom made designs.

Loretta Violanti was the assistant line manager for Esprit, Canada when she started dating Tony Violanti. It was a natural progression to start working together, once they got married. She is responsible for buying the bridal and evening collections for the last 25 years. With a global client list, Tony and Loretta have proven to be a winning team. They aim to offer a delightful and relaxing shopping experience.


Get to know Tony and Loretta with a quick Q&A!

Q: Why did you decide to open this boutique?

A: There is a saying: Once you have been bitten by the bridal bug, you are infected. We are in love with what we do. Going to the store is not work, it is our passion. We truly missed being in the bridal industry after our store in Bonita Springs, sold 5 years ago. It was just a matter of time for us to go back into what we love and do best.


Q: What is unique about it as compared to other dress shops in this area?

A: When we designed Laura Jacobs Bridal, we designed it to be the most beautiful and elegant store in Southwest Florida. Our design allows us to have an open and comfortable relaxed feeling store, but still have it so that it allows us to do our own in store special events and fashion.


Tony and Loretta Violanti
Owners of Laura Jacobs Bridal
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9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Suite #142 Fort Myers FL 33913  Tel; 239-437-1695

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