Wedding Date:12/5/2015

Photographer: Cameron Faye Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: LaLa Phillips + Lace Bodice

"Working with Heidi Elnora was pure magic. From my very first appointment to my last, I was treated as if I was a part of the family. Heidi's whole team is so kind, easy going, and full of life and they made it so easy to find the dress I had always envisioned I would wear on my wedding day. I could not be more grateful for my experience with Heidi and it was more than an honor to wear one of her designs- it still feels like a dream!"


Wedding Date: 11/22/2015

Photographer: Eric & Jamie Photography  

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Ella Grace + Lace Bodice + Clara Skirt + Marquee Belt

"Heidi, Elizabeth, and Catherine were so very sweet and helpful. Elizabeth created the dress of my dreams. Every detail to the lace, tulle, and silk bow tied perfectly in the back. Her patience with me was amazing :) Catherine altered my dress to perfection. She was kind enough to give me her phone number so that I could text her with any concerns up until she completed my dress. Heidi is the best and has a terrific team working with her. I can't imagine getting my wedding dress from anyone else!"


Wedding Date:11/21/2015

Photographer: Jason Qualls Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Custom Mary Margaret + Custom Catherine Long Sleeve Cover-Up

"When I had to move my wedding up at the last minute, I was so scared that I wouldn’t be able to get the fully couture dress I had dreamed of. However, when I broke the news about having to move the wedding up in less than 2 months, Heidi calmly responded, “Girl, we got this! Don’t worry about the dress!” Heidi and her team pulled together a fully couture, beautiful wedding dress in 6 weeks! The fact that I didn’t have to stress over my dress was amazing. Heidi is sweet, funny, and I felt like she became a part of my wedding. (She even helped me make a to-do list when I was freaking out days before my wedding). The whole experience of picking out and creating a dress was fun, memorable, and a great bonding experience with the girls in  my family and mother-and sister-in-law. Heidi was able to source a very particular chantilly lace that I wanted from Paris (on a short deadline), and the team came up with the beautiful idea of adding pearl buttons lining the back of my dress. I loved the final piece of artwork. I got the classic, elegant, but sexy dress that I dreamed of. It got the WOW factor that I was going for at my wedding. Some of my friends asked for copies of pictures they were in from the wedding and “The Dress” :-). And despite being made of delicate chantilly and the “snug fit” I wanted, it lasted through a beach wedding and plenty of fist pumping and booty dancing. I highly recommend Heidi Elnora and her team."


Wedding Date: 11/21/2015

Photographer: David Boyd Photography   

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Custom Coco Marie + Custom Riley Lace Overlay

"After trying on dresses at three other stores in the Birmingham area, I was getting a little frustrated and it seemed like I would never find my dream dress. I had something particular in mind. I had great experiences at the other stores and they were so helpful and tried to help me find my dream dress but they just could not get it quite right. All the dresses were lovely and they probably could have worked but none of them felt like my dress. As soon as you walk into Heidi Elnora Atelier, you know something magically is about to happen. Elizabeth is SO amazing! I was her first bride and she nailed it! I explained to her what I had imaged for my dream dress and like a flash she was gone and back with dresses and unique pieces from the build-a-bride collection. Next thing I knew, I was standing in the mirror looking at the dress I had been imagining. I cannot sing her praises enough! Heidi was amazing at my fitting yesterday, she and her seamstress Carolyn were so meticulous about getting my wedding dress perfect! I cannot wait for my final fitting next month! Besides feeling like a princess and the magically atmosphere, where Heidi Elnora Atelier differs from the other bridal stores is the fit. They carry almost every size for everybody type in their build-a-bride dresses. Trying on a dress that is too big and using those clamps to try to show you how the dress will fit was not cutting it. Like many brides, my wedding dress is the most expense item of clothing I will ever purchase so I was not comfortable saying yes to dress when the dress did not even fit me. Trying on the dress in the size you need is the most amazing feeling! Please go see Heidi Elnora Atelier and you will see the magic for yourself!"


Wedding Date: 10/17/2015

Photographer: Magan Davis Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Custom Catherine 3/4 Sleeve Cover Up

"Heidi and her team are the most talented and caring group of people a bride could ever hope to work with among wedding professionals. I wanted a dress that would be unique, elegant, and tasteful and Heidi delivered the perfect design for me. During my husband’s first look before our wedding ceremony, he whispered, ‘better than I could have ever imagined’. Heidi truly makes dreams come true!"


Wedding Date: 10/17/2015 

Photographer: Catherine Taylor

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Couture Heirloom

 "Wedding dress shopping can be very stressful and even a nightmare. There is an enormous amount of pressure to find the "perfect dress". Heidi Elnora will put all your worries at ease. She is an absolute DREAM to work with. Heidi and her team are very attentive to the wants and needs of the Bride. I had my heart set on re-doing my mothers wedding dress, but was extremely nervous to let someone rip apart something that is so precious to me and my family. Heidi was so patient and understanding with the significance that the dress held, I knew she would take care of it. And she did!! It was exactly what I wanted and what was envisioned. Heidi and her team were so kind and loving to me and my family during this special time. I will forever recommend Heidi to everyone!"


Wedding Date: 9/25/2015

Photographer: Amy Simpson Photography

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Andy Darling

"After trying on dresses all day and not having much luck, my last appointment of the day was with Heidi. As soon as I walked in, I was impressed with the personal experience. I came with a picture in hand, but ended up with a completely different gown that I love and is so "me". Heidi and her awesome design assistant, Elizabeth, were wonderful to work with and made the whole process enjoyable. Not only is my dress beautiful, but the whole dress process was enjoyable and exciting. I got so many compliments on my gown and would recommend Heidi to anyone!"


Wedding Date:9/19/2015 

Photographer: Alyson Clemson at Eternal Reflections Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Lace Bodiceg

"Thank you Heidi, Elizabeth, and the Heidi Elnora team for my perfect wedding dress! My experience with Heidi and everyone at the Atelier in Birmingham was better than I could've ever imagined. When describing my wedding dress vision to Heidi, it was like she could read my mind! She was there to help with all my final decisions and create my dream wedding dress! The applique lace bodice was gorgeous and the dress fit perfectly!"


Wedding Date: 9/19/2015

Photographer: Alyson Clemson at Eternal Reflections Photograph

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Lace Bodice

"Thank you Heidi, Elizabeth, and the Heidi Elnora team for my perfect wedding dress! My experience with Heidi and everyone at the Atelier in Birmingham was better than I could've ever imagined. When describing my wedding dress vision to Heidi, it was like she could read my mind! She was there to help with all my final decisions and create my dream wedding dress! The applique lace bodice was gorgeous and the dress fit perfectly."


Wedding Date: 9/12/2015

Photographer: Genya O'Neall with Vue Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Custom Erin Cooper + Lace Bodice

"Heidi is truly amazing because of her authentic and sweet personality. It was so special for my family and myself to meet with her as we designed the perfect dress for my wedding day. I loved working with Heidi and her entire team as they are all so genuine. I am so lucky to have had Heidi create the most beautiful veil I have ever seen and, of course, I couldn’t leave without one of her short dresses, absolutely perfect for dancing at our reception! Getting to meet with Heidi was one of the biggest highlights of planning our wedding! Such a special experience!"


Wedding Date: 9/12/2015

Photographer: Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Gweneth Darling with Riley Lace + Marquee Belt

"The moment I stepped foot into the Atelier, I knew I was in the right place. Heidi is quite possibly the coolest woman I've ever known. Her personality is contagious. Each time I left, I wanted to put her in my pocket and carry her everywhere with me. She and her team were able to take my vision and make it a reality. I couldn't have asked for anything more. "


Wedding Date: 9/12/2015  

Photographer: Amber Ford

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Billy Darling

"Heidi Elnora wants to make your day special and tailor your dress to your own look and personality. This dress accentuated my curves while giving the tone for our laid back wedding day. Heidi’s work is extremely professional and personalized which is exactly what you want for your own wedding day!"


Wedding Date: 9/6/2015

Photographer: Gary Alcorn & Mike Inkrote

Dress Worn: Builde-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Frances Fitted Overlay

"I had an amazing experience finding the perfect dress. I chose the "Build-a-Bride"experience thinking I would end up in an A-line dress. But, with Heidi and Elizabeth's expertise, they pushed me out of my comfort zone and into a 'fit and flare'. The dress made me feel lady-like and beautiful! It shocked my now husband, family and friends at our wedding. The dress was more beautiful than anything I ever dreamed of and I am thankful to the whole team at Heidi Elnora Atelier."


Wedding Date: 8/29/2015

Photographer: Arden Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Couture

"I am so blessed that I had the opportunity to spend six months creating my dream wedding dress with this amazing group of people! Heidi and her team are so great at what they do, and to top it off they are such sweet and humble people. Each of you deserve all the recognition in the world for being so creative, hard working, and dedicated to making each girl feel special. It's so awesome to see a group of people have such a true talent and I know they are doing what they are called to do! Thank you for creating a dress for me that I will cherish for a lifetime! Also, thank you for making me an official part of the Heidi Elnora family!"


Wedding Date: 8/1/2015

Photographer: Ann Wade Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Custom Ella Grace + Lace Bodice + Lace Cap Sleeve + Ruched Belt

"Heidi Elnora is my actual wedding dress "knight in shining armor". After visiting SEVERAL bridal boutiques, I just couldn't find anything that truly represented what I wanted in a dress. Sweet Elizabeth worked tirelessly with me trying to create what I had envisioned. After an hour of brainstorming, I was exhausted and ready to give up. Heidi pops in and her personality just immediately controls the room and makes you feel so comfortable and at home! She sat right down in the floor and created my dream dress on a piece of paper in front of my eyes. Her spirit is so warm and inviting and made all my fears about my dress go away instantly! My dress was EXACTLY what I wanted and it couldn't have been more perfect. The most beautiful, radiant, and comfortable dress there ever was! I also have to credit Lisa and the alterations team for their magnificent work. My dress fit like a glove and I danced all night long with no worries! I am forever thankful that I am a heidi Bride. Love the heidi elnora team!!"


Wedding Date: 6/20/2015 

Photographer: Brooke Glassford of Clorox Photographers 

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Eloise Gatsby + Chloe Crop Top in Katie Lace

"When I walked into her studio in Birmingham, Alabama, she sat me down and asked everything I wanted in a dress. After she had some ideas about what I was looking for, she started putting different dresses on me. She has dress designs called 'Build-a- Bride' where you start with a simple gown and add on to it with various trends and accessories. It was the ultimate game of dress up. When we had tried a lot of different options, we knew it was the one because she basically designed it specifically for me."


Wedding Date: 6/20/2015

Photographer: Ashley Leslie Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Lele Fraser + Sophie Skirt + Jeana Lee Belt

"Heidi made me feel like I was the only bride in the world!!! She created the most beautiful build a bride dress for me. It was truly one of a kind! It was more beautiful than I could ever imagine. Every detail was so perfect and the experience of working with Heidi was just as amazing. I would recommend Heidi to any bride, she truly creates a one of a kind dress built specifically for each bride. Her entire team is amazing and such a joy to work with! She made me feel like the most beautiful girl in the world when I married the man of my dreams. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU HEIDI!!!!"


Wedding Date: 6/8/2015 

Photographer: Tammy Sims Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Couture Heirlooom

"Working with Heidi Elnora Atelier to design my wedding gown was an amazing experience. My older sister, my twin, and myself all wore the same dress that my Mother and Grandmother wore on their wedding day. Heidi worked with me to make my dream wedding dress. Watching her sit in her rocking chair while I described my dream dress and then seeing her sketch my dress was a magical experience. My whole family fell in love with her and I could not imagine working with a better person."


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Wedding Date: 6/6/2015

Photographer: Andrew Kung Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Mary Margaret + Sophie Skirt

"When I came to meet Heidi for the first time, I knew I would get a STUNNING gown... however, I never imagined the friendship that would grow. We hit it off instantly! She is truly one of the warmest souls you'll ever meet - which is just what you want when you're shopping for your bridal gown! She knows how to make you feel like the most beautiful person on the planet. On top of her being so hospitable and loving, she did design an INCREDIBLE gown for me in minutes! I sat down with my best friend Ashley, and Heidi literally listened to every word that came out of my mouth and absorbed it like a sponge. Only about 5 minutes later (if that) she had exactly what I wanted drawn out on paper. I'll never forget her saying 'I wish I could make this more difficult for you' because it was so crazy how quick it happened haha! I loved it and wouldn't have it any other way. I knew bits and pieces of what I wanted, but I didn't want it to look like a drag queen dress... and I told her that! Through laughter, smiles, and open ears she designed even more than I could have ever imagined. When it came time for my fitting, I was loved watching the bodice of my dress get fitted exactly to my body, then watching them add the lace and skirt the next day. My particular skirt was made in Paris (which made me so excited!) and then it was all sewn together by hand right there in Alabama by Heidi's amazingly sweet team. Nothing like made in America custom for you! The last day of my fitting Heidi took her own time out of her busy schedule to examine every thread to make sure it was in place. Things that nobody would ever notice, she cared about, because she knew how important the gown was for any bride. She really takes pride in her work and works so hard. The lace and all material were top of the line. I model for a living and have therefore have probably had on... I would say... 1000 wedding gowns in my career. And I honestly have never put on any gowns near as good as Heidi's. The boning in the waist holds any strapless dress up without the need to tug it in all her gowns I've ever tried on, custom or not. The silk & all other fabrics she uses are the softest thing I have ever felt, but was totally breathable on my hot June wedding in Kentucky. I had sooooooo many compliments on my gown and I without a doubt know it will forever be my most favorite piece in my wardrobe ever. From the exquisite details, to the perfection in fit, the extreme comfort, to the fact that it is read 100% Maria Montgomery all over it - (I highly recommend allowing your personal style to scream out in YOUR wedding gown) I just am in love. I'm already trying to find a reason to wear it again! Thank you Heidi for making the most important gown I'll ever wear better than my wildest dreams could have imagined! I just love you to pieces and everyone part of the Heidi Elnora Family."


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!! "


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Wedding Date: 5/30/2015

Photographer: 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!"

 


Wedding Date: 5/24/2015

Photographer: 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."


Wedding Date: 5/23/2015

Photographer: 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!"


Wedding Date: 5/17/2015

Photographer: Koli Burt Photography  

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Chloe Crop Top

"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."


Wedding Date: 5/16/2015

Photographer: Austin Gros

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Chloe Crop Top

"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."


Wedding Date: 5/16/2016

Photographer: 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."


Wedding Date: 5/16/2015

Photographer: 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!"


Wedding Date: 5/9/2015

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."


Wedding Date: 4/25/2015

Photographer: 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."


Wedding Date: 4/25/2015

Photographer: 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."


Wedding Date: 4/24/2015

Photographer: 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!"


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."


Wedding Date: 3/28/2015

Photographer: 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."


Wedding Date: 3/28/2015

Photographer: 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" 

 


Wedding Date: 3/28/2015

Photographer: 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."


Wedding Date:3/21/2015

Photographer: Meghan Davis Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Marissa Ellen + Jeana Lee Belt

"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 :)"


Wedding Date: 3/21/2015

Photographer: 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."


Wedding Date: 3/14/2015  

Photographer: 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!!!"


Wedding Date: 3/14/2015

Photographer: 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 mymind, 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!!"


Wedding Date: 2/28/2015  

Photographer: 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!" 


Wedding Date: 2/14/2015  

Photographer: 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!"


Wedding Date: 2/8/2015

Photographer: Rob Ingram Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Couture

"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"