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Wedding Date: 1/4/17

Photographer: Beth Hontzas

Dress Worn: Custom Vivienne Beau with Brazilian Lace

“Upon entering Heidi Elnora Atelier, I felt like I was stepping into a fairy tale. Heidi transformed my vision for a dress that I could not remotely verbalize into a reality even more beautiful than I could have imagined. The talent, quality, and service at Heidi Elnora would put any bride (and, any #Heidimom) at ease, knowing that her dress for such a special day is in the best hands possible.”


Wedding Date: 6/11/16

Photographer: Amber Vongsamphanh

Dress Worn: Ella Grace with Heirloom Lace

“I absolutely LOVED my experience with Heidi Elnora. I drove from Nashville, TN to go see them and it so beyond worth it. From the moment you walk in, blown away by the sheer beauty of the space and items around you, they go above and beyond to make you feel special and important. I was awed at the fact that they had me as the only bride in there. You can't get that most places. I was so calm and relaxed I was positive every choice was perfect. No anxiety or pressure allowed there. Then there was my dress. It was perfect. They altered my grandmother's wedding dress, that my mother also wore, beautifully. It kept the spirit and timeless beauty of the dress while altering it to fit me and my personality. The best thing they did was taking the lace from her dress and making it a separate piece. Now every girl in the family, or marrying in, is wearing it in their weddings. Seriously can't recommend them enough. They were so kind and helpful regarding my out of state experience. If Heidi Elnora is 10 min down the road or a 10 hour flight it's worth it. I wouldn't have trusted our heirloom dress to anyone else.”

 


Wedding Date: 5/20/17

Photographer: Debbie Kizziah

Dress Worn: Kristin Nicole Skirt + Penelope Darling Bodice

“Working with Elizabeth at Heidi Elnora was wonderful. I never felt pressured to try on dresses that were not my style or out of my price range. I was able to try on a variety of option and settle on the perfect dress for me, even if that "perfect dress" meant combining the top of one gown with the skirt of another. On my wedding day, many of the compliments I received noted how the dress fit my style exactly. I would recommend any bride go to Heidi Elnora to find their gown.”


Wedding Date: 4/29/17

Photographer: Sweet Julep Photography

Dress Worn: Custom

“Ever since I was a little girl, I’d always had a specific vision in my head of what I wanted my wedding dress to look like. I went to countless places in search of my perfect dress, but was never able to find exactly what I had envisioned. The minute I stepped into Heidi Elnora Atelier I was welcomed, loved on, and listened to every step of the way. I was able to sit down with Heidi and tell her all the little details about my dress, and within minutes, she sketched the dress that turned my dream into a reality. Throughout the process, Heidi and Elizabeth spent countless hours with me making sure that everything was perfect, and I am completely in awe of the way they made me feel so cherished and celebrated. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world! What a blessing Heidi Elnora and her staff are!”

 


Wedding Date: 4/29/17

Photographer: Natalie Wippler

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Custom Elizabeth Anne + Meghan Augusta

"Winning the Build A Bride contest was such a blessing. I never dreamed it was possible to have the perfect dress until the moment I saw mine. Heidi and her team do NOT disappoint. I am so thankful for their kindness and helpfulness throughout the process of choosing a dress and having it made for me."


Wedding Date: 4/22/17

Photographer: Neal Reeves

Dress Worn: Custom

"I entrusted Heidi Elnora Atelier with one of my most cherished pieces, my grandmother and my mother's wedding dress. My grandmother wore the dress in 1960, my mother wore it in 1987, and now it was my turn. Heidi, Elizabeth, and their team took a simple 50's style dress and transformed it into the dress of my dreams! I was even fortunate enough to add a little lace from my mother- in- law's gown. I could not have dreamed up a better experience than working with Heidi and Elizabeth! Thank you for helping to make me feel like the most special bride in the world!"

 


Wedding Date: 5/13/17

Photographer: AL Weddings

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Ella Grace + V-neck Riley Lace

"Their service is unparalleled and they truly make you feel like a top priority...I could not imagine not having the Heidi Elnora team be apart of making my day so special."


Wedding Date: 3/25/17

Photographer: The Renauds

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Ruthy Gail + Brookley Lace Straps

"My mom and I traveled from out of state to visit bridal salons in Birmingham after looking in many other places with no luck. After a disappointing morning, we visited the Heidi Elnora Atelier and were blown away! The moment we stepped inside, my mom exclaimed 'your dress is here! I feel it!'. She was right!
I was only shopping sample dresses but that didn't stop Joy and the rest of her team from treating me like a princess. I selected a sample dress and asked for a few modifications. They graciously spent over an hour with me customizing my stunning gown. What is even better...they kept everything in my budget!
These ladies are the real deal! I left feeling like I was a part of the family. They made the entire experience nothing short of a dream! I can't thank them enough!"


Wedding Date: 4/1/2017

Photographer: Jennifer Oetting Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Vivienne Beau

"Heidi was wonderful to work with and helped me create my dream dress. I went all over town trying to find a simple and classic dress that did not overwhelm me and fell short. I was referred to Heidi to create the dress of my dreams and her Build-a-bride line allowed me to do that!"


Wedding Date: 3/4/2017

Photographer: Followell Fotography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: CoCo Marie + Chloe Crop

"Simply putting on a wedding gown is only part of the bridal journey. It's about the experience and people who help you find the perfect gown that truly make you feel like a bride. Everyone at heidi elnora Atelier was so kind and made all my bridal dreams a reality!"


Wedding Date: 3/18/2017

Photographer: Haley Rynn Ringo

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Custom

"Heidi Elnora gave me the opportunity to create my dream wedding dress. Working with Elizabeth and Heidi was hands down one of the greatest parts of planning the wedding. The talent, creativity and hard work that the team puts into creating a dress from the build-a-bride collection can only be described as a beautiful and complex masterpiece. These women have dedicated so much of their careers into making the process a wonderful experience for brides and I was a recipient of their wonderful care and talent. Having my wedding dress read heidi elnora Atelier on the label is such SUCH an honor."


Wedding Date: 3/18/2017

Photographer: J. Messer Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Custom Katie Grace

"I had the absolute BEST experience at Heidi Elnora! Her boutique is incredibly charming, and her dresses are heavenly. The Build-a-Bride line is genius, and I couldn't have been more in love with my dress! Her staff is friendly, caring, and attentive. I truly felt like I was part of their family. Hands down, I would recommend Heidi Elnora to every bride I know (and I already have)!"


Wedding Date: 3/11/2017

Photographer: Freshly Bold Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Elizabeth Anne + V-neck Lace Top + Clara Skirt

"I cannot say enough about how talented Heidi's team is! I had no idea what style of dress I was looking for when I arrived at my appointment and their build-a-bride line was me the perfect fit for me! Elizabeth made sure I was taken care of every step of the way. My experience was incredible from start to finish and was truly one of the highlights of my wedding planning process!  I am so honored to be a part of the Heidi bride family!"


Wedding Date: 3/10/2017

Photographer: W&E Photographie

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Blakelee Darling

"My experience at heidi elnora Atelier was one of the best of my entire wedding planning process! The team worked so hard to make me feel beautiful in every dress I tried, but to also ensure that I got the dress of my dreams. I wanted a dress that was trendy and bohemian while also being traditional and simple, and I found exactly that with Heidi's Hello Darling collection. No request was too big and no small detail was too small for them. The entire team just goes above and beyond in every single detail and when you become a #heidibride, you truly join a family. I could not have been more pleased with my experience!"


Wedding Date: 1/21/2017

Photographer: Megan Forehand-Kennedy Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Coco Marie + Frances Fitted Overlay + Catherine Long Sleeve Cover-Up

"heidi elnora was able to create the dress of my dreams that I had envisioned ever since I was a little girl. I had always dreamed of a dress that was timeless, elegant, and brought out my inner beauty and I found just that in building my dress with heidi and her team. This is the dress that I will treasure for a lifetime and a piece that will always remind me of the most important day of my life. I was honored to wear the name of heidi elnora on my wedding day because every detail was thought, drawn, and stitched perfectly from start to finish. Working with Heidi, Elizabeth, and her staff was such an unforgettable experience and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with everyone and for all the relationships made throughout the process. A simple "thank you" will never be able to express how much I appreciate all of you at the Atelier."


Wedding Date: 12/17/2016

Photographer: Aislinn Kate Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Elizabeth Ann + Rosebud Belt

"My experience at the heidi elnora Atelier was unforgettable. I thought the search for my perfect dress might take weeks, but when we met Heidi and her Atelier staff, we knew we were in the right place. Heidi found my dream dress within an instant. She knew exactly what I would love. It was a combination of classic and traditional with all the room I needed to dance the night away! They know exactly how to make a bride feel beautiful. Throughout my follow up appointments, Elizabeth was incredible. I cannot praise this amazing Atelier and staff enough. I am thrilled to forever be a Heidi bride!"


Wedding Date: 12/17/2016

Photographer: Erik Weece Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Sophie Paulette + Lace Bodice +Miriam Bow + Illusion Bodice

"From the first phone call to the final *squeeze* from Elizabeth, my experience at Heidi Elnora Atelier was a dream. This was by far the fanciest dress I had ever worn and I had no idea what I wanted. Elizabeth suggested the Build-A-Bride line to help me narrow down my style and then customize it until I got "the feeling." Since I live in Dallas and my mother lives in Florida, we met in Birmingham so that my grandmother and aunt could be there as well. When my Google search turned up a the name of a familiar designer (thank you, Bride by Design!), I booked an appointment right away. Elizabeth took such care to make sure I was comfortable and my "posse" was included. It also didn't hurt to get a few minutes with Heidi herself to help pull the look together."


Wedding Date: 12/10/2016

Photographer: Amy Free Photography

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Custom Stella Darling

"The staff at Heidi Elnora completely took care of me from start to finish. I had a shorter engagement and was worried I may not find somewhere that could complete my dress in time. Heidi Elnora not only got me my dress on time, they customized a gown for me with plenty of time until the big day. Everything was timely and taken care of, and the expectations set at the beginning of my time with them were beyond fulfilled. I am so pleased and proud of my decision to use Heidi Elnora for my wedding dress."


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Wedding Date: 12/10/2016

Photographer: Mike Owens

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Custom Dylan Darling

"After weeks of searching for the perfect dress, I found myself very frustrated because nothing I had tried was even similar to the look I had in mind. A family friend suggested for me to call and make an appointment with Heidi Elnora Atelier and swore I would find “the perfect dress.” When we arrived we were greeted by Elizabeth and from the moment we met I knew I would love working with her! I found the perfect dress for me but I wanted to change a few things up and that is when Heidi stepped in to make the dress exactly what I wanted it to be. Heidi and her team were amazing to work with! If you’re looking for the dress of your dreams, go to Heidi Elnora!


Wedding Date: 12/3/2016

Photographer: Rebecca Long Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Katie Grace + Custom Hilary Halter + Miriam Bow

"I can't sing the praises of Heidi and her team enough! They put a little extra love into every detail and were an absolute joy to work with. They didn't just help me shop for a dress, they helped me create one and it was more than I could have ever asked for. They are truly the best!"


Wedding Date: 12/3/2016

Photographer: Jennifer Oetting Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Coco Marie + Catherine Long Sleeve Cover-up

"When I first met Heidi, I knew she was someone special - she has this infectious, bubbly, positive, and genuine personality and everyone who meets her is blessed to know her.  I was fortunate enough to meet Heidi when she first began designing wedding gowns and after playing "dress up" in a few bridal shows, I dreamed of the day when I could wear one of her gorgeous dresses in my wedding.  Flash forward almost 10 years later and I finally got my chance. Shortly after getting engaged, choosing my wedding dress was the first thing on my list and I only wanted to wear one of Heidi's gowns.  I booked a quick weekend back home to Birmingham and made an appointment to see Heidi.  Mother Nature wasn't on my side, so I ended up getting into Birmingham around 6pm on a Friday night.  I'm still so grateful that Heidi and Liz stayed late on their Friday night to wait for me.  I tried on 3 sample dresses and loved every one of them for different reasons.  As I was standing there in the third dress, Heidi said very matter-of-factly "I know which dress is yours" and she retrieved a dress from the back room.  As soon as I saw it, I knew it was "the one" and putting it on reassured my intuition.  I walked out to show my family and they were all in awe.  Heidi made a few tweaks to make it even more perfect and when I walked into the dressing room to take it off, I couldn't help but to shed a few tears of joy.  I felt so beautiful in this dress and I could immediately picture myself walking down the aisle to my future husband. The day of my wedding was more beautiful and perfect than I ever could have dreamed.  I can't count the number of compliments I received on my gorgeous wedding dress.  Not only was it unique and gorgeous, but it was also really comfortable!  I feel so special to have worn one of Heidi's creations and the only thing that would make it better is if I could wear it more often!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Heidi, Liz, and the rest of the Heidi Elnora Atelier team for making my perfect wedding dress, for making the whole experience so fun, and for making me a #heidibride!"


Wedding Date: 11/19/2016

Photographer: Simple Color Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Ella Grace + Lace Bodice

"Thank you Heidi and Elizabeth for making my bridal dress experience perfect!! I couldn't have asked for better service at your Morris location! The build-a-bride dress A-Frame dress was beautiful and super comfortable + having pockets was awesome!  I can't thank you all enough! I will highly recommend every and anyone for your bridal service!"


Wedding Date: 11/19/2016

Photographer: Sarah Marie Photos

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Heather Lee + Chloe Crop Top 

"Working with Heidi was an absolute dream. I loved my dress and y'all's team made sure I was 100% in love with my dress before I walked out of the door. The build a bride is such a unique concept. My sister is getting married in May and is going to wear my dress! We are coming to the Atelier in a few weeks to customize the dress to her taste and I have no doubt it will be perfect! Thank you all for making me feel beautiful on my special day!"


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Wedding Date: 11/19/2016

Photographer: Be Light Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Ella Grace + Chloe Crop Top Extended

"Heidi Elnora made wedding dress shopping not only easy, but an exciting and memorable experience that I will never forget! The second you step into the atelier, they ask questions and personally get to know you. Once they know who you are and what your style is, they make trying on dresses so much fun! There was never any pressure or hard feelings. When a dress was clearly not the one, we all agreed to move on, and continued until we found my perfect dress. Even after I received my dress, the girls at Heidi were great at communicating and ensured everything was perfect and ready for wedding day.  I cannot thank Heidi Elnora enough for all that they did for me. I am so thankful to be a Heidi Bride!"


Wedding Date: 11/12/2016

Photographer: Once Upon A Click Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Lola Blaire + Illusion Bodice + Mary Sash

"My experience with heidi elnora Atelier was truly a dream. It was the easiest part of my wedding planning adventure! Elizabeth helped me find the perfect dress from Heidi's  "Build a Bride" line, and from there we worked together to personalize it to perfection! There was absolutely NO overwhelming feelings or stress! I looked forward to every fitting, not only because I was ecstatic to try on my dress again- but also because I fell in love with Heidi and her staff! I could not have had a better experience!"


Wedding Date: 11/11/2016

Photographer: Katie Elise Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Coco Marie + Hilary Halter

"Heidi and her team are amazing! Everyone was so sweet and accommodating! Not only did they help me find the perfect dress, but also made sure we had fun while doing so!"


Wedding Date: 10/29/2016

Photographer: Woodnote Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Custom Couture

"Amazing experience, everyone was so kind and very helpful.  I loved the efficiency.  Heidi had me try on the multiple styles that I was leaning towards in pictures, and when I was trying them on she could tell instantly, based off of my expression, how I felt in the dress.  I was able to narrow my selection down to 2 dresses, and she worked with my budget to put the top half from one dress together with the bottom half of the another.  I cannot wait to see the final result!! "


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Wedding Date: 10/29/2016

Photographer: Kerri Hodge Photography

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

"One of my favorite parts of my wedding was that I got to be a #heidibride. I may need help with this quote thing, but honestly what I would want people to know was that I walked into my dress appointment with Heidi with a 4 month old and more weight on me then I have ever had on me in my life.. I was honestly dreading it and the  trying on dresses.. Heidi made me feel so comfortable in my own skin and from the moment I met her I knew that there were going to be many things that were not going to be "perfect" about my wedding day but my dress was the one thing I did not have to worry about being anything less than perfect for me! Having my perfect Heidi dress, my two baby boys in my wedding and getting to marry their father made it the best day ever for me."


Wedding Date: 10/28/2016

Photographer: Rachel Coffey

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Custom Catherine Long Sleeve Cover-Up

"I met Heidi years ago when one of my best friends was getting married and I was a bridesmaid! I loved her then and I love her now!! She is SO genuine and will do everything in her power to make you feel like the prettiest bride ever! She is so patient and caring and definitely knows how to have fun!! She also has an incredible staff who is just as genuine and each one of them is so talented! If you are looking for the best staff of people who will help you find the wedding dress of your dreams, Heidi Elnora is the place to go!! "


Wedding Date: 10/15/2016

Photographer: J&D Farms

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Andy Darling

"I am so thankful for my unique, one of a kind experience. Heidi and Elizabeth made me feel at home. All of the stress and anxiety about finding the right dress slipped away when I walked into the store. They made me feel comfortable and at ease. I liked that I was the only bride there, and I got their undivided attention. The environment was so comfortable. The store is breathtakingly gorgeous! We all talked and laughed together as if we had known each other for years. They listened to my likes and interests, provided their opinions, and made me feel special. I am more than pleased with my beautiful dress and how I looked on my wedding day. I could never thank them enough for being the special, talented individuals that they are. I would absolutely recommend Heidi Elnora to any bride looking for their beautiful gown."


Wedding Date: 10/22/2016

Photographer: Jennifer Burkhart

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Custom Heirloom

"Thank you for my making my dress, it was more perfect than I could have ever imagined." 


Wedding Date: 10/8/2016

Photographer: Rachel and Noah Ray

Dress Worn: Custom Heirloom 

"Working with Heidi and her team was the absolute best! Heidi is the most fun, personable, hilarious, talented person. She came in my initial dress fitting with my whole family and made it so much fun for all of us. She was like a part of my family and we laughed and danced! I'll always cherish my experience at Heidi Elnora. I'm thankful for someone who invested in me and made my dream wedding dress become a reality!"


Wedding Date: 10/8/2016

Photographer: Black Mountain Weddings

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Vanessa Paige 

"My experience at the Heidi Elnora Atelier was the best. I came for a sample sale and although there was a long line of girls waiting after me, my consultant took her time with me and made sure I felt like I was the only person in the shop. She was so helpful and honest with me in my hunt for "the dress." When I put on the dress I ended up taking home that day, Heidi walked by and said, "Wow! You found your dress!" In the end, there was no pressure to walk out with a dress that day, which was not my experience at other dress shops. But luckily, I had found the perfect dress and there was no need for pressure when it came to decision making time-- it was an immediate YES! I'm so thankful for the ladies at the Atelier for how special they made the dress buying experience for me!"


Wedding Date: 10/8/2016

Photographer: Scottie Jones

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Custom Katie Grace + Hilary Halter 

"My experience with Heidi Elnora was nothing short of amazing. My dream dress came to life with the help of the staff. From the charming location, to sweet Elizabeth and the rest of the staff making sure every detail was perfect on my build a bride dress, I couldn’t have been happier with my experience. My sister was a #Heidibride, and I am proud to carry on this new family tradition!"


Wedding Date: 10/7/2016

Photographer: Kellen Coldiron

Dress Worn: Heidi Elnora: Custom Erin Cooper

"I cannot thank Heidi and her team more for making my dream dress! My experience with Heidi Elnora is one I will truly never forget. From walking into their dreamy shop to building my dress, to all the exciting alteration appointments, and now to the sweet friendship I will continue to have with them. So blessed by you all!"


Wedding Date: 10/7/2016

Photographer: Miranda Marrs

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Katrina Arnold + Chloe Crop Top

"After falling in love with photos of Heidi's dresses, my mom, my MOH and I flew from Dallas to check out her boutique in Birmingham. I was just excited to be there shopping, but had no idea how AMAZING Heidi, Elizabeth and Joy we're going to be - not to mention the gowns. These ladies make you feel like every bride-to-be should feel while trying on dresses. I can't explain how at-home and welcomed we were. This was my only bridal appointment but I don't think any other bridal shop could come close to offering the same high-quality (comfortable!) gowns or the experience we had here. I really want to thank Heidi and her girls for making a once-in-a-lifetime trip truly unforgettable because of the kindness and generosity we were shown. Well worth the trip! "


Wedding Date: 10/1/2016

Photographer: The Happy Bloom

Dress Worn: Heidi Elnora: Mary Margaret + Build-A-Bride Emily Belt

"From the moment I walked into the Atelier, I was blown away with the service I received compared to other bridal boutiques I had visited. The first dress I tried on was the Mary Margaret dress, and Heidi and Elizabeth were able to make the changes I envisioned and turn it into my dream gown. "


Wedding Date: 10/1/2016

Photographer: L.A. Photography

Dress Worn: Heidi Elnora: Jaclyn Marie

"I’m actually kinda bias when it comes to Heidi since we went to the same small high school – and were both cheerleaders!
She and my little brother graduated together and were in the same circle of friends growing up. 

I always knew I wanted to be a Heidi bride – not only because I couldn’t see myself wearing any other dress designer except Heidi, but also because I LOVE her designs!!  
The 4 hour one way trip to Birmingham from Orange Beach was totally worth it.  Working with Elizabeth was amazing. She helped me pick out the right silhouette & material (keep in mind I’m 41 years old and only 5’1) for my body type.  It was like she knew me and my personality the second I walked into the door.  I’m truly honored to be part of the Heidi Elnora family of brides!
BTW – I bought the very first dress I tried on :)"


Wedding Date: 10/1/2016

Photographer: Kaitlin Keene

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Custom Heirloom

"From the second I walked into the atelier, I had nothing short of an amazing experience. Elizabeth and Heidi made the whole day so special, even helping me decide what I wanted when I didn't even know!

I knew from the first show of "Bride By Design" that I wanted Heidi to make my dress because, in my mind, it was going to be more than just a piece of clothing on my wedding day. I felt so welcome and unique during every minute of my consultation. I visited the atelier several times and each time was better than the last, which is saying a lot! Heidi did an amazing job and I will treasure the experience for a life time.

My dress was kind of a special case. My grandmother made my mom's dress by hand in 1980 and I wanted to incorporate both, my mom and my grandmother, into my dress. The photos I attached are a full length of the back of my dress. My train is made from the lace of my mom's dress, which was almost entirely made of lace. Heidi had no problem making the two become one and it was more than I could have ever asked for."


Wedding Date: 9/10/2016

Photographer: Figgles Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Custom Heirloom

"Before meeting Heidi and her team, my experience trying on wedding dresses was neither fun, nor successful. My mother scheduled an appointment with Heidi and after several previous strike outs, I was not looking forward to it. However, I was pleasantly surprised and immediately “felt at home” when I met Heidi and Elizabeth. They were both so warm and inviting and genuinely listened to what I wanted, plus they treated my mother and me with the utmost respect. In addition to the impeccable customer service, Heidi and her team were able to incorporate my mother’s wedding dress into mine by removing the top half of my mother’s gown and using it to construct a lace jacket for me to wear during the ceremony. They also painstakingly removed medallions of Alencon lace from my mother’s gown and train and hand applied them to my custom veil to make it even more special. It was a time intensive, labor of love, but they executed it without a single complaint and met our every request, all while ensuring the pieces of my mother’s dress were preserved and handled with the utmost care. My experience with Heidi and her team was by far the best part of planning the wedding. I would do a lot of things differently, but I wouldn’t change a thing about my wedding attire and working with Heidi and her team."


Wedding Date: 9/3/2016

Photographer: Depictions by Brittany Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Lola Blaire

"My experience with y'all at Heidi Elnora Atelier was absolutely amazing!  I couldn't have asked for anything better, seriously.  I had went to other bridal shops before I went to y'all....I either saw dresses that some of my friends had worn in their weddings, or I wanted to put pieces of dresses together to make me be able to say "Yes" to the dress.  I got very discouraged before I made my appointment at Heidi Elnora Atelier.  I then looked on y'alls website and found three dresses that I knew I'd love. And my favorite of the three turned out to be the dress that I said
"Yes" to (BUILD-A-BRIDE, Lola Blaire).  Shortly after saying
"yes" and purchasing my wedding dress, I found out I was pregnant. Me and my fiancé at the time had talked about getting married and having a baby for so long!! So God blessed us with both at the same time :) I did make our engagement over a year, maybe that was a mistake...but I was dead set on 9-3-16 being our wedding date, so that's what it was!  Even after finding out we were expecting.  And since I was 23 weeks pregnant with our baby boy on our wedding day, I had to have my dress made into an empire waist line, Catherine Ryals did an AMAZING job on that too!  & my wedding accessory I bought from Heidi Elnora, the "Alex" earrings....BEAUTIFUL!!!  I got so many comments on them! As well as my dress, too.  My whole EVERYTHING at Heidi Elnora was a brides hope and dream come true.  I felt comfortable the moment I walked in. I can't thank you all enough for making my day and bridal experience as well absolutely perfect!"


Wedding Date: 8/27/2016

Photographer: Alex and Sara Lucas with Al Weddings llc

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Gweneth Darling + Build-A-Bride Flutter Sleeves

"I knew I wanted a Heidi Elnora dress before I even started dating my husband. I've admired Heidi for a long time and was blown away by every single Heidi Dress. I made an appointment at Heidi Elnora the night Kevin and I got engaged. My appointment was so much fun! My mom, sister, best friend and I had the best time. Elizabeth was incredible! She was so kind and helpful throughout the entire process. I tried on several dresses, but when I tried on the Gweneth Darling dress, I knew I found the one. This is where the magical part of my appointment began. Elizabeth filled a couple things from the Build-A-Bride line to add to my dress. We tried on a beautiful belt, but when we tried on the lace sleeves, I knew the dress was complete."


Wedding Date: 8/13/2016

Photographer: Katie Thompson

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Lola Blaire + Chloe Crop Top

"I had the best experience with Heidi Elnora Atelier.  From the time we stepped in the door they showed so much love and made me feel so special.  Liz was amazing and helpful in so many ways. I cannot imagine my wedding day without Heidi Elnora Atelier. I absolutely LOVE these group of women.  I chose to build a bride and was able to have a wedding ceremony style that was classic and then I had a reception style that was more relaxed.  I could not have imagined anything as beautiful as this special dress.   Thank you all very much for helping me have the best day of my life."


Wedding Date: 7/30/2016

Photographer: Meadowllark Artistry

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

"Going to Heidi Elnora Atelier for my wedding dress was the best decision I could have made. The 6 hour drive wasn't the most convenient, but the Heidi and all of her sweet employees made it completely worth it. We always had the best time and loved getting to go to fittings, the staff really made us feel like family. The ladies there spent so much time making sure everything on my dress was just perfect and exactly how I wanted it. I don't know how my wedding dress experience could have been better."


Wedding Date: 7/18/2016

Photographer: Rebecca Davidson and Brittany Sturdivant from LoveBe Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Ella Grace Heirloom

"I am so thankful for these ladies because they did not panic through any of the craziness. I didn't even try on a dress until March and our wedding was in July. I also walked into the Atelier with a box FULL of my mom's wedding dress from the 80s! I knew I wanted my mom's dress incorporated into mine in some way and they made my dream come true! I could not have asked for more. I went with a dress from the Build-A-Bride collection. I tried on four dresses and once I saw that mine had pockets, I knew it was the one. My dress took until the end of May to come in and it just seemed like everything perfectly fell into place once work began. The only alteration it required was a bustle and the pieces of lace quickly came together to form a perfect pattern on the dress. It was perfect from start to finish and in the end, I got to marry the man of my dreams in the dress of my dreams."


Wedding Date: 7/16/2016

Photographer: Shutter Fox

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie Heirloom

Working with the Hiedi Elnora team has been an absolute dream. On your very first appointment you immediately become apart of the Hiedi Elnora family. Everyone on their team does literally everything they can to insure you are walking down the isle in your dream dress. I went to Hiedi and Elizabeth with my grandmothers 60 year old, vintage lace wedding dress and my mothers, 80s poofy sleeved wedding dress and ask her to use the fabric from these meaningful dresses to build my own wedding dress. The final product was truly miraculous and a dream come true that I was able to walk down the isle in such eloquent fabric. The process was so much fun. I would literally show up to every appointment about 30 mins early because I was so excited! I got to build my one of a kind wedding gown using some of the same threads that stitched our family together 60 and 30 years ago. That's not your average wedding dress shopping experience and it one I would not trade for anything.


Wedding Date: 07/09/2016

Photographer: Beth Milton

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Heirloom Elizabeth Anne

"I had the BEST experience at heidi elnora. I could not imagine going anywhere else to find the perfect dress. Not only are her dresses AMAZING, but her staff is what makes the experience. Each person there is so helpful and very personable. I had the pleasure of working right along side with Liz Singleton.....and oh my word! We formed a special bond and I was very excited to come back each time for my fittings because I got to see her. I would recommend heidi elnora Atelier to ANYONE. Thank you ladies for making my dream dress come to reality. :)"


Wedding Date: 6/18/2016

Photographer: Robert and Wynter Ingram

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Tonya T-Shirt

"It wasn't just finding the right dress that made my wedding so special, but the experience I had and relationships I made with Heidi and her team that made it so memorable. Heidi, Elizabeth, and the team truly make you feel like the bride you deserve to be. They truly have an eye for what looks good on every single girl and they aren't afraid to tell you the truth. They were so amazing to me through some ups and downs and I could not thank them enough. If I could do it all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat. Thank you for the PERFECT dress and experience!!"


Wedding Date: 6/18/2016

Photographer: Danny McEachern with J&D Farms.

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Andy Darling + Custom Straps

"I absolutely loved every single minute with Heidi and her sweet staff. They make you feel like you are the only bride in the world even when they have other clients. Elizabeth made every fitting experience a breeze and was a doll and a blast to be around! Heidi is the absolute sweetest in the world! She altered "Andy Darling" to fit my style and added straps. My dress was unlike any other that I've seen. I love the uniqueness of Heidi's style and truly feel my dress and dress buying experience were one of a kind. Being a Heidi Bride was one of the best decisions I made for my big day!"


Wedding Date: 5/11/2016

Photographer: Faith Photography

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Cameron Darling

"My experience at Heidi Elnora was like something from the movies! Heidi and the girls made me feel we all had been best friends for years. They even treated my mom and best friend very special, which I loved. We were treated with candies and a rose for Valentine's Day, and Heidi's sketch of the dress that she created on the spot was amazing. I fell in love with the Hello Darling dresses, and found the perfect dress! Heidi and the girls knew all of the right questions to ask to get a feel for what type of dress would fit my personality and my wedding style. They knew I was a Hello Darling girl right away! From the details of the wedding gown to the details of the unique and special experience, it was all perfect!"


Wedding Date: 5/21/2016

Photographer: W&E Photographie

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Gweneth Top + Ella Grace Skirt

"My experience picking out a dress at Heidi Elnora was fantastic. I was not one of those brides who knew exactly what she wanted her dress to look like and frankly, I hadn't thought that much about it. Elizabeth and Heidi were exceedingly patient with me and helped me narrow down my options. They both had a very extensive knowledge of their inventory and what it would look like on me and it was clear that they were just as committed as I was to finding something wonderful. It was a lovely, stress-free, and incredibly enjoyable experience (we had so much fun, which I wasn't expecting at all!) and I absolutely LOVED my dress."


Wedding Date: 5/21/2016

Photographer: Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Gweneth Darling

"I thought finding a dress that I loved and that could be ready in 3 months was going to be impossible. Heidi, Elizabeth and the whole team at Heidi Elnora Atelier were absolutely amazing and calmed all me fears. It was the first and last place that I looked. After talking with them for just a few minutes, they knew exactly what I wanted. I felt like my experience was personal and unique, and left feeling like I had become a part of the sweetest family."


Wedding Date: 5/21/2016

Photographer: McAllister Photography

Dress Worn: Heidi Elnora: Custom Inez Morrow

"Heidi and Elizabeth made my wedding dress experience nothing but PERFECT! Heidi knew exactly what vision I had and fulfilled it beyond my imagination, her seamstress is fabulously talented, & Elizabeth eased my nerves with her sweet, fun spirit! I not only leave with my dream dress, but with feeling like I gained new friends! I can't thank you all enough!!!"


Wedding Date: 5/14/2016

Photographer: London Lane Studio

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Elizabeth Anne + V-Neck Overlay in Riley Lace

"I absolutely loved working with Heidi and Elizabeth! The Build A Bride line is fabulous and we were able to come up with the wedding dress I had always dreamed of! I recommend everyone to go see Heidi to get their wedding dress. Being able to build my dress saved me hours of shopping around trying to find the perfect dress."


Wedding Date: 5/14/2016

Photographer: MP Photographie

Dress Worn: Heidi Elnora: Custom Anna Beth

"Working with Heidi and her team to design my wedding dress was an absolute dream. Not only is she amazing at designing wedding dresses, but her personality and friendship is part of the entire package! The ladies at Heidi Elnora are so kind, thoughtful, encouraging, and such a joy to be around. I was truly sad when the experience was over! If you are looking for the perfect wedding dress for your special day and an even better experience finding it, Heidi Elnora is the answer. The best of the best!"


Wedding Date: 5/14/2016

Photographer: Arden Photography

Dress Worn: Heidi Elnora: Heidi Elnora: Custom Bella Odette

"After going to 10+ bridal stores and not finding the dress I knew I had to visit Heidi Elnora Atelier. From the moment we walked I knew we were in the right place! Being able to try on dresses with the designer present is a once in a life time experience!! Heidi is so sweet and took time to explain all the details in the dress! I am so in love with my dress! If you are looking for a one of a kind dress this is the place to go!"


Wedding Date: 5/14/2016

Photographer: Garter and Whiskey 

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Andy Darling

"Heidi Elnora was a one-stop shop for me. It was such an incredible experience, and I knew no other boutique could compare. I arrived to Heidi and Elizabeth via word of mouth, and I must spread the word too! Elizabeth and Heidi listened to the vision I had in mind of my wedding day, and pulled dresses that fit this vision. I chose the first dress I tried on! Heidi even helped me narrow down my top 3 choices and ended up sketching an original design of the dress to give to me as a gift. I am looking forward to going back for alterations! Heidi is incredibly down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and a complete visionary with such magnificent work. I am so thrilled to be a #heidibride! I have to give Heidi and her team 5 stars!"


Wedding Date: 5/7/2016

Photographer: Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Dress Worn: Heidi Elnora: Couture

"There aren't appropriate words to describe my gratitude for the amazing ladies of Heidi Elnora Atelier who poured in so much hard work and so much love into making my dream a reality. The passion that Heidi and her team have is completely unmatched. Not only is that evident in her final product, but you feel it the moment you walk into Heidi Elnora Atelier. Heidi has this incredible way of becoming your best friend, identifying special personality traits that make you who you are, and putting them on paper all in one appointment. A true "soul sister." From picking out fabrics, to the most precise measurements, I was encouraged to be active in the entire process. There is not one element I asked for that Heidi didn't pour her love into. My simple little dress turned into something so grand, all because I was encouraged to be myself completely, not just a typical bride. To have my wedding gown be a complete representation of who I am was one of the most special elements of my wedding day. Instead of walking out of a salon with a gown, I left with an intricate work of art that I will forever cherish, along with the beautiful friendships made within the walls of the Atelier. I am forever grateful."


Wedding Date: 5/7/2016

Photographer: Jacqueline Ward Images

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Custom Clara Skirt + Custom Mary Lace Overlay

"After 6 appointments at other bridal stores and trying to piece together dresses I was referred to Heidi Elnora. The moment I walked in and met Heidi and Elizabeth I knew they could make my dream dress. Once I told Heidi the idea I had in my head, she took it and ran with it. Heidi and Elizabeth put up with me and all my indecision and we laughed our way through every dress fitting. They both made the process so amazing and Heidi and her creativeness never ceases to amaze me. I cannot thank Heidi and her team enough for creating my dream wedding dress."


Wedding Date: 4/30/2016

Photographer: Kim Box Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Lula Dean Skirt + Custom Catherine 3/4 Cover Up

"Working with Heidi and the entire team made the dress buying process the most fun and easiest part of the wedding planning experience. It amazed me how Heidi can take your ideas and your own personal style and have them come to life in your dress."


Wedding Date: 4/17/16

Photographer: Rylee Hitchner

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Cameron Darling

"Shopping for a wedding dress can be stressful and overwhelming. I went to several dress stores and never found one that I LOVED until I went to Heidi Elnora. It's not common that you go into a store and get to sit down with the designer, but Heidi went out of her way to do that for me. She sat down with me, picked my mind and helped me dream of the prefect dress. Heidi then went and pulled several dresses for me and had me try on each dress. When I had a dress on she would ask me to say what I loved about it and what I didn't like about it. After trying on the dresses she sat down with me again and made a list of the things I loved about the different dresses. Heidi then said "I know the perfect dress for you, it's not what you thought you wanted when you walked in here, but it has all the qualities you said you loved about the other dresses." When she went to get the dress for me, I was hesitant to try it on because It was something I would have never picked out. But as soon as I put the dress on and walked out of the dressing room i started crying and so did everyone else (my mom, mother in law, maid of honor, and sisters)....It was PERFECT! I LOVED everything about it from top to bottom. Heidi is one special and talented woman. She was determined to find a dress that I absolutely loved and she didn't stop or give up until I found it. Heidi made me feel so loved, special and beautiful. I would HIGHLY recommend Heidi Elnora to any girl picking out a wedding dress, there really is no one as great as them!"


Wedding Date: 4/16/16

Photographer: Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Dress Worn: Heirloom: Couture

"After my engagement, my mother offered her wedding dress to me and a friend of mine recommended Heidi Elnora. During my first appointment, Heidi spoke to me about our vision for our wedding and my vision for my gown. I tried on multiple dress silhouettes and my mother’s wedding gown. Using pieces of my mother’s gown, Heidi designed a custom couture wedding gown inspired by my mother’s gown. It was absolutely perfect! My dress was literally everything I have ever wanted in a wedding gown. Not only was my dress perfect but so was the entire experience. A perfect, once in a lifetime experience. Heidi and her team are rock stars!"


Wedding Date: 4/2/2016

Photographer: Paige Williams Photography

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

"Heidi, I would like to personally “Thank you and your team” for helping to make my wedding day the one of my dreams. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with you and your team. I couldn’t have asked for a more compassionate and professional experience. I can be indecisive and feared the selection process, you made it easy and at the same time knew exactly what I wanted and needed. My dress was so comfortable and fit me perfectly. My wedding day was awesome!"


Wedding Date: 4/2/2016

Photographer:Beth Hontzas Photography

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Ruched Belt + Custom Designed Coverup

"How lucky was I to have had the 'Build-a-Bride' experience with Heidi Elnora! For a bride who has been sketching and thinking of her wedding dress since she was a little girl, it was a dream come true to be a 'model' in the creative process of building the perfect wedding dress for my long-awaited day! Heidi, Elizabeth and Carolyn were kind, patient, hilarious, generous, imaginative and innovative during the entire dress design adventure! As much as I was ready to get married, my last fitting was filled with bittersweet joy as it marked the end to the wonderful experience I had only dreamed of before! Thanks to Heidi, Elizabeth and Carolyn for making this 44 year old bride feel like a princess on her wedding day!"


Wedding Date: 3/25/2016

Photographer: Stungun Photography

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Andy Darling

"Heidi and her team made it possible for me to feel like the bohemian bride that i always dreamed of being! When we arrived we were greeted by Heidi and my mom was so excited! Heidi and Elizabeth did not stop until my dress was perfect and just the way I wanted it! If your looking for your dream wedding dress then go to Heidi Elnora!"


Wedding Date: 3/12/2016

Photographer: Nick Frontiero Productions

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Ella Grace with Sara Gabriel Wallace Straps

"Simply amazing and stress free." That is the phrase I would use to describe the experience I had when getting my wedding dress. From beginning to end, Heidi and the entire team were a dream to work with and made the experience wonderful for not only me but also my Mother. I had almost decided on my dress, but Heidi could tell that I was not completely sold on the look and accessories and asked what was wrong. I shared with her that I didn't want a strapless dress because that was the style I had always worn and she told me to wait one second. She came back with the gorgeous Sara Gabriel Swarovski crystal straps and put those on- that was it! Just like that, she had created the perfect dress for me! I could not have dreamt up a more perfect dress or more memorable experience than what I had from Heidi, Elizabeth, and the rest of the team!


Wedding Date: 3/12/2016

Photographer: Paige Duvall with peacefotos

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Andy Darling with Flutter Sleeves in Brookley Lace

"I am Courtney Kieffer and Heidi created the absolute dream dress for me. It has every detail that I feel says my personality. I felt like a fairy and very bohemian, which was the 'feel' of my wedding. I married the love of my life, Drew McKean. And now we have the luxury of spending all types of days together. I loved my dress-still do-and love everything Heidi and her staff did for me for my special day :)”


Wedding Date: 3/12/2016

Photographer: Justin Wojtczak owner of 375 photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Bridgette Roberts

"Heidi Elnora Atelier was the perfect place for me to find the perfect wedding dress for my southern Georgia wedding. Elisabeth was the most hopeful and wonderful person to work with. My mom was unable to be there, but the staff at Heidi Elnora stepped in to fill the empty shoes and helped me find the perfect dress for the perfect day. I love Heidi Elnora and am so thankful to forever be a Heidi bride!”

 


Wedding Date: 1/23/2016

Photographer: Adventure Photos 

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Lola Blaire

"My fiancé and I knew from day one that we’d be on a beach for our wedding. It fit with our personalities and our love for travel and adventure. When deciding on a dress, I very quickly was drawn to Heidi’s dresses – they’re unique, yet classic and elegant,yet comfortable. I wanted something that was form fitting and flowy to fit me and our venue. I tried on quite a few dresses. I liked a lot of the dresses, but then I tried one that I LOVED. It was perfect – it fit me well with a flowy and fun bottom that would look amazing on the beach. When I was finalizing my dress, I had the opportunity to meet Heidi as she was at my boutique for a trunk a show. She’s pretty wonderful. I couldn’t quite decide on the right belt for my dress, so Heidi suggested we customize one of the belts she currently had within her line. Doing that made everything absolutely perfect! I couldn’t ask for a better experience deciding on a wedding dress

for my big day. The added bonus and almost unbelievable part of this all was that when I actually went to purchase my dress, they shared the name of the dress with me- Lola Blaire. Ironically, my two best friends each just had baby girls. One namedLola and one named Blaire. Talk about magical. It was the icing on the cake of a beautiful dress for me."


Wedding Date: 1/17/16

Photographer: Austin Gros

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Coco Marie + Miriam Bow + Custom Catherine Cap Sleeve Cover Up

"Working with Elizabeth, Heidi and Catherine was an absolute joy! Looking for plus size dress was proving difficult but when I spoke with Elizabeth she reassured me they had a few samples I could try on to start with. My mom and I drove from Nashville and met Elizabeth. We laughed through the first appointment and found a great silhouette from the Build-A-Bride line. Heidi even came out to see what the excitement was and recommended a few tweaks that accentuated the right areas. They were so positive and encouraging! About half way through the dress process I found a top that inspired me. I brought a picture of it to the next fitting and Heidi began dreaming and shaping. I loved it! The team at Heidi Elnora was truly phenomenal. It was so special to have a piece of Birmingham in our wedding!"


Wedding Date: 1/16/2016

Photographer: Jennifer Oetting Photograpghy

Dress Worn: Build-A-Bride: Lala Phillips + Custom Lace Heirloom Top

"My dress was made from the lace of my grandmother's dress. Heidi and the team met with me, my mom and grandmother to determine exactly the look we wanted and took great care of my grandmother's dress. They worked hard to create the perfect dress for me while remaining true to the design of my grandmother's dress. I really am still in awe of how beautiful my dress turned out. I truly felt like a princess in it and my husband loved it!"