TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS and Professionals :
"Thank you for helping me with my wedding dress. It's perfect! Exactly what I wanted." Stacy Loving
I happened to be in the boutique when a bride walked and I had the pleasure of watching give exceptional service. I was so impressed with how extremely helpful, professional and accommodating Cathy was with her bride.
Cathy has an exceptional gift of really understanding your personality when she meets you, and just really hits the nail on the head when she assists in selecting dresses. It was clear to the bride and her family that Cathy was more interested in you finding "the one" than in getting her to just spend more money or rush her through an appointment. I'm a bridal sales representative, and I was thrilled to watch this young bride walk out the store with her dream dress., Victoria A., California
I've known Cathy for years. She is great at what she does and takes great pride in her boutique. Collezione Fortuna is the place to find your wedding dress! The boutique has dresses for other occasions too, beautiful styles that always fit me well. Hands down, the best place in Carmel! Gabriela Flores Goodman
Should I find someone as amazing as your dresses, my friend & marry one day, your Carmel Boutique is the only one I would service, sincere care & attention to detail matters & you Cathy, offer it all. In a world of impersonal warehouse shopping, I would want one of the most important times in my life handled with love. Your dresses for all special occasions, are upscale by any comparison, yet allow selections for all budgets. - Marina Ushakova (Arizona)
For all of you planning a huge wedding or a small ceremony. I want to tell you about this amazing lady. She has texted emailed and chatted with me for hours/days making sure she had every last detail of what I wanted. You should really check out Cathy Montante at her bridal boutique., Marlene Rodriguez, OK
I had the best experience trying on wedding gowns with Cathy at Collezione Fortuna.
Having worked in the bridal industry in an LA bridal salon, I know how a bride wants to be treated when shopping for their special dress.
Cathy went above and beyond my expectations. She was warm, friendly, and so knowledgeable about wedding gown style, trends, and fit. She had me select gowns to try, then suggested a few I might not have realized were my style and in my budget. She was patient, attentive, and very sweet in urging me to try the gowns I chose and go with my own feelings on which one was right for me. She never tried to suggest a dress I didn't like or "up-sell me" out of my budget range, as so many salons do.
Cathy really knows which dresses flatter which figures, and she has a keen intuition on what a bride is looking for. She provides a relaxed, professional, comfortable experience.
I felt as though she really invested her time and energy into assisting me to find exactly what I was looking for.
I left happy, and with a gorgeous wedding gown! I can't wait to wear it on the big day.
Darcie E., Monterey, CA 93940
"My experience in dealing with Cathy and her staff was excellent. Her prices were very reasonable and she She was helpful and very easy to work with, she even offered to meet with me on her day off. I would highly recommend her bridal/dress shop to my friends and family."
Stephanie O., Carmel, CA,93921
"I had planned to do lots of dress shopping and my mom happened to be in town so I decided to start with Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique since it was in my and I had heard she had great stuff. I was going to do another dress shopping day with my friends from out of town a couple weeks later. I made an appointment with Cathy and went in. She even came in on one of her days off just for me because I have a very busy schedule. When I got there I gave her ideas of what I was looking for and she helped me go through some of the dresses and had me try them on. I loved every one I tried on and when I got to the fourth one I knew it was THE one! She took pictures for me and made it a great experience for me. I bought my dress that day and I was actually allowed to walk out with the dress since it was a one of a kind! I thought this was unreal because I was always told it takes 6-8 months for a dress to be ordered and shipped! But that day I walked out one happy bride-to-be! The owner is very prompt and gets back to you right away when you have about anything! Thank you for all your help and I look forward to doing business with you in the future!"
Michele E., Monterey,93921
"Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique has the best selection bridal gowns and all bridal needs. Cathy, the owner is very helpful and does offer a lot of wonderful suggestions on how to achieve your one of a kind bridal image. I am a hair and makeup artist and have sent over to Cathy for their bridal purchases for their special day and they have been very happy with what she has to offer! Don't miss out! Check it out! Feel like a queen!"
Salon at Lincoln Lane, Carmel-by -the Sea 93921
"Cathy is a pleasure to work with and has a great selection to choose from in her boutique salon. I know some brides would be intimidated shopping for their wedding gown in Carmel-by-the-Sea but Cathy's salon is cute, welcoming and unpretentious. And their price points are in line with most salons in the Bay Area. There is an advantage with a boutique salon and that is that whenever you need anything, you will more than likely be assisted by the owner herself. She loves helping the bride find her dream gown and it shows. "
-Patty Speirs, Every Last Detail Wedding & Event Coordination, www.eldweddings.com
"My daughter Maryrose recently got married, and purchased her wedding dress, and dresses through Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique. On the day of our appointment, Cathy greeted and made our large group feel very and comfortable. Cathy had pulled out about four dresses based on her knowledge of what my daughter would like. (prior to our appointment, Cathy communicated with my daughter to get a sense of Maryrose's style, and sent her pictures of dresses to get an idea of the look Maryrose was going for).Maryrose tried on three and purchased the first dress she tried on, which was absolutely stunning.As a mother, of made the most beautiful bride, but what thrilled me even most was the fact that my daughter was so in love with her dress, she couldn't wait to share it with everyone, especially her Prince!I have to say "Thank you to Cathy's expertise, and her knowledge in knowing what dress is the perfect fit!"I would encourage everyone in the area, and out of the area, to shop at her Bridal Boutique. Her collection is of such outstanding quality and beauty for Bridal, Bridesmaids, and Social occasion dresses."
Fran L., Monterey, CA 93940
Once I found out I was engaged I immediately knew I wanted to buy my wedding gown from Cathy. She came highly recommended by friends who have also purchased their gown from her. As as I walked I was greeted with such welcoming feelings and felt the personal touch that all brides need to feel special. I described what I had in mind, and in minutes the fitting room was filled with at least nine gowns. I most appreciated how Cathy analyzed my body type and picked out dresses that would flatter me the most. The gown I decided to go with was purely picked out by Cathy. In fact, she had emailed me about and knew I would love it before I even had a chance to see it. Once I laid eyes on the gown I fell in love... this was the dress I want to be married in.
I can't thank her enough for all her attention and dedication to making sure I was happy. I have recommended her to other upcoming brides and I know they will be thrilled to meet and to see her vast selection of gowns.
She will always be a special part of my wedding day.
-Tiffani G., San Francisco, CA