Catherine Jordan Godwin

Wedding Date: 5/30/2015

Photography: Leslee Mitchell Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Couture

Working with both Heidi and her team was a breath of fresh air. They are all so down to earth and friendly but also very knowledgable of what they are doing. My favorite part of the process was collaborating with the whole team and ending up with my perfect dress. I hated the last fitting because that meant there wouldn’t be another. If I had to do it over, I’d do it the exact same way!

Cary Frances Clark Mackey

Wedding Date: 5/30/2015

Photographer: Sweet Tea Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Custom Vivienne Beau

I have never had a more enjoyable, easy, or personable experience buying any item of importance for my life. Heidi Elnora is the real deal and truly cares about her brides. She knows how to hone in on certain cues you are giving her as you are trying on her gorgeous dresses and is able to read you as a person to figure out exactly what you want. She also made my appointment so much fun for my mother, grandmother, and aunt, involving all of them in the appointment with me. So not only did she make the experience perfect, but my dress was seriously the most beautiful thing I have ever seen and everyone reaffirmed it at my wedding. NO ONE WOULD STOP TALKING ABOUT MY DRESS. I felt like the princess I should on my wedding day and it all started with Heidi and the amazing dress she created for me. Thank you Heidi for all of your creativity, genuine compassion, and love of your trade!!

Angela Karen Syrowatka

Wedding Date: 5/24/2015

Photography: You, Me Studio

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Rachel Leah

Heidi Elnora is one-of-a-kind, just like the couture wedding gowns she designs for every bride. Heidi has a sense of getting to know each bride during initial consultation based on their personality, responses and wedding venue. The whole experience was uplifting - - because I loved everything she selected for me. We finally narrowed it down when she asked more about the venue, time of ceremony and reception. I left knowing we had selected the perfect dress for me. Not only is she the best wedding gown designer out there, she has the gift of knowing what best suits each personality. The added touch is, the dresses are made to your body, and Heidi makes it a priority fitting your gown to body like a glove. Everyone at the Atelier was friendly and helpful. The high level of work ethic behind the entire staff says alot.

Kristi Browning Faucett

Wedding Date: 5/23/2015

Photography: Ashley Sargent

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Cora Lee + Jeana Lee Belt

I was the winner of The Build-A-Bride Giveaway that Heidi’s team sponsors. It was a competition on social media, and the prize was a wedding gown! Yes I said that, I won my wedding gown! The whole competition was fun and my entire hometown was obsessed with helping me win my dress. My mother died when I was eleven years old and to be honest, I wasn’t excited about going wedding dress shopping. I knew the entire time I would be thinking about how I wanted my mom there to helpme zip them up and cry when she saw me in “The One.” My morale was so much higher after winning the contest, but I still felt the void of not sharing these moments with my mother. So the day of my appointment arrives, and I drive to the boutique. As soon as I saw the shop, I was so giddy. It looked like wedding wonderland with all of the gorgeous dresses combined with vintage décor. I walked in and immediately felt like Heidi’s team was one of my best friends helping me pick out my dress. Elizabeth was the sweetest person I have ever met and so helpful! Then, I met Heidi. She is so full of energy and it is contagious. My favorite moment of my appointment is when I had everything picked out she made everyone there close their eyes and imagine it was the day of the wedding. When she said open your eyes there I was standing in my dream dress with my veil on. Everyone was crying their eyes out, but it was such a sweet moment. Even though I just won a wedding gown, I feel like I won so much more by getting to work Heidi and her team! Love them!

Kathleen Turner LaBrecque

Wedding Date: 5/16/2015

Photography: J. Layne Photography LLC

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Customized Elle Hemingway

Before I got in engaged, I fell in love with Heidi Elnora’s beautiful clean designs. Her dresses were exactly the southern, classic look I had always envisioned myself in. My mom was not so convinced. She wanted lace and bling. I love my mom so we hunted high and low all over the southeast. I must have tried on over 100 dresses before we drove to Birmingham, AL all the way from central Florida. It was so worth it to have Heidi herself help me find my dream gown. I ordered the Elle Hemingway dress from the build-a-bride line and then had Heidi and her team customize it with lace along the bottom and back. Her team stayed at the atelier until 10pm to make sure my gown was absolutely perfect before I took it home. I loved my gown and I loved working with Heidi and her team. Thank you!

Charlotte Benton Jones

Wedding Date: 5/16/2015

Photography: George Street Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Couture Heirloom

Heidi and her team are absolutely amazing! They created a dress more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. Working with them was such a special experience for both my mother and me and a memory we will cherish forever.

Alexandra Brown McCoy

Wedding Date: 5/26/2015

Photography: Austin Gros

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: LaLa Phillips + LaLa Lace Box Top

My experience with Heidi Elnora was better than I could have imagined it. From the moment my mom and I walked in the doors, Heidi and her team put us completely at ease. My gown was the first dress I tried on and it felt like it was made for me. Fittings and the final pickup were all easy and exciting and the fun continued when my husband saw me in my gown on our wedding day!

Louise Crow Oliver

Wedding Date: 5/9/15

Photographer: Chad Riley Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Sophie Paulette + Katie Grace Coverup + Ruched Belt

I can’t begin to tell you how many compliments I received on my wedding and rehearsal dinner dresses. They perfectly reflected my personality, my style and my wedding feel.

Molly Stone Given

Wedding Date: 4/25/2015

Photography: Kelly Cummings-Spindle Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Couture

Creating my dream wedding dress with Heidi was such a wonderful experience! She worked closely with me to truly bring my vision to life, and wouldn't stop working until it was absolutely perfect.


Jenni Thibault Ezell

Wedding Date: 4/25/2015

Photography: Geneva Baxley Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Ella Grace + Chloe Crop Top

Building my dress was a dream come true, and I could not have been happier with Heidi and her amazing staff! You made more than just a dress.

Maria Dubovik Kier

Wedding Date: 4/24/2015

Photography: Richard Bell Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Couture

When it comes to a wedding gown it's not only about how beautiful it is, or how magical it makes you feel, it is also about the whole experience! And nowhere else you can get such a fulfillment from the whole process as you can get at heidi elnora Atelier. Heidi is a wonderful designer who has a great collection of gowns to choose from. Her build-a-bride line is to die for with all the pieces possible a girl can want in a dress for a wide range of prices! And if you are lucky enough and get to have an experience of her designing you a custom gown, you are in for a treat! She makes you feel like you are a part of the family and you will have an incredible team creating your perfect dress!! She is the sweetest! Heidi helped me understand what exactly I wanted in a dress and she wasn't afraid to take a challenge and add that perfect touch of "sparkle." MY DRESS WAS PERFECT!!!! It captured my personality, it was everything I could ever imagine, and I got a ton of compliments from everyone on how beautiful I looked. Trust me, you won't leave without THE DRESS!

Brittany Henderson Foster

Wedding Date: 4/11/2015

Photographer: Simple Color

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Custom Illusion Top + Lace Appliqués

Heidi made wedding dress shopping such a fun experience for me. When planning a wedding you have so many decisions to make but having Heidi design my dress was by far the best decision I made throughout the process.

Lindsey Myers Rhodes

Wedding Date: 3/28/2015

Photography: Anna Pociask Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: CoCo Marie + Katie Grace Cover Up + Miriam Bow

I knew from the first time I saw Heidi Elnora gowns that I would be getting my wedding dress from Heidi one day. The week after I got engaged, the Atelier was my first stop in the wedding planning, and my only dress stop! I tried on three dresses and with Heidi's help, I pieced together the dress of my dreams from the Build-a-bride collection. I still to this day receive so many compliments on my dress! it was one a kind.

Kelsey Bardo Ezell

Wedding Date: 3/28/2015

Photography: Cotton + Clover Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Brookley Skirt

I had the amazing opportunity to get to personally work with Heidi Elnora! She is extremely talented. Heidi is not only talented, but she is very down to earth and truly cares for her bride! My experience at the Atelier was amazing! I was the only customer during each of our meetings because Heidi believes in having a personal experience with each bride. I felt like I was her only bride! When I first walked into the Atelier I was immediately greeted by one of her consolations (Elizabeth is amazing). They offered me and my family water and asked if we needed anything. I was unsure of what I wanted in a wedding dress. I just knew that I wanted to look and feel special on my big day. After learning more about me by talking to me, Heidi knew just how to make me feel special by choose the best line for my body type. Each meeting I had with Heidi was filled with lots of laughter and love! Heidi takes the time to invest in each of her brides and befriends them. She truly cares. I got married a few months ago and Heidi still contacts me asking how married life is and wants to see more pictures from our wedding. I know that I made a lifelong friend in Heidi and her other coworkers. I made the right decision when I decided to get a dress from Heidi Elnora at the Atelier shop! I was never worried about my dress. I was less stressed because of her. I loved my entire experience here! Xoxo, Kelsey Ezell

Elizabeth Parker Whitton

Wedding Date: 3/28/2015

Photography: Tommy, Shawn and Brooke Dunaway at Dunaways Studio

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Hilary Halter + Ruched Belt

My experience with Heidi Elnora was FANTASTIC! From the moment of walking in her charming store, until I said yes to the dress I would recommend it to anyone. It was truly an experience I will never forget. Heidi created my dream dress and was so sincere and helpful throughout the process. She made me feel so special and wanted to work with me until my dress was perfect. For that, I am so thankful and couldn't be more pleased with my decision to be a Heidi bride. My dress was one of my favorite parts of my wedding and I can't thank Heidi enough for making my wedding day a day to remember.

Mary Kat McCurdy Smith

Wedding Date: 3/21/2015

Photography: Meghan Davis Photography

Dress Worn: Mary Kat McCurdy Smith

I loved working with Heidi to find my perfect dress. She made it so easy and fun! It was easily the best part about the whole wedding planning process! Wish I still had a reason to shop for wedding dresses :)

Erin Cochran Burgess

Dress Worn: 3/21/2015

Photography: Laura Wilkerson with Cotton + Clover Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Couture Heirloom

My experience with Heidi Elnora was nothing short of perfect! I told Heidi the vision I had for my mothers wedding dress and not only did she get every inch of it right, she made it even better than I could have ever asked or imagined! Heidi and her team truly made me feel like I was the most important bride they had ever seen. Being able to tell the story of how I got to wear my mothers wedding gown and veil in my own wedding would not be possible without Heidi Elnora.

Theresa Fulton Finch

Wedding Date: 3/14/2015

Photography: Michelle Roller 

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Couture

If you truly want a unique bridal experience, this is the place to go! I was so lucky to have Heidi and team make my unique and beautiful wedding dress. The process was really fun. It included a design sessions, picking out materials, and several fittings. Everytime I met with the wonderful staff there, I just didn't want to leave. Getting to meet the ladies who spent so many hours on my dress only made the experience that much more special. I can't wait to someday tell my grandchildren about this wonderful experience! Thank you Heidi and team!!!

Kayla Crowder Moyers

Wedding Date: 3/14/2015

Photography: Alex Monroe

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Katie Grace + Lace Bodice + Rockin' Rhinestone Belt

Working to build my dress with Heidi was an answer to prayer because she took the time to understand my vision. She allowed me to explore different options, change my mind, and encouraged me to be ok with something a little different (lace and bling). I'm so glad I had the opportunity to work with her!!

Catherine Moreton Marks

Wedding Date: 2/28/2015

Photography: MNC Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Custom Bella Odette + Chloe Crop Top in Clara Lace

I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to find the right wedding dress that was uniquely me until I met Heidi. I had the most wonderful experience working directly with Heidi to create the gown of my dreams! Heidi and her team are so sweet and fun, and they really care about each bride's vision coming to life. I miss hanging out with them now that my wedding is over!

Taylor Townsend Conerly

Wedding Date: 2/14/2015

Photography: Followell Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Covered Buttons + Jeana Lee Belt

"Heidi is so passionate about what she does and truly cares about each bride individually. I wanted simple elegance with a touch of uniqueness, and that is exactly what I got. Heidi made my wedding dress dreams come true!"

Lacey Mann Woodroof

Wedding Date: 2/8/2015

Photographer: Rob Ingram Photography 

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Couture Heirloom

Heidi is quite possibly the most talented person I've ever known. I think her talent comes from an ability to perceive the world differently than others might. She's got a heart of gold, a creative eye, a contagious joy, and a mind of genius. Heidi and her team took a fantasy that I couldn't even put into words, and they made it a larger-than-life reality. I can't explain how much it meant to me to wear a custom gown made with pieces of my mother's wedding dress. My mom is my best friend, and she's the perfect example of what a Proverbs 31 woman and wife look like. To be able to share in that day with her in such an exquisite and personal way is something that I will never be able to thank Heidi enough for. Our whole experience at the Atelier was incredible. From start to finish, each meeting was filled with love and laughter, and of course some sewing as well! The team is warm, knowledgeable, and refreshing. The space is light and dreamy. And the memories are some of the best of my life. I would recommend Heidi Elnora Atelier a hundred times over, with a cherry on top. Xoxo