Amanda Head

Wedding Date: 12/31/2017

Photographer: Eric & Jamie Photography 

Dress Worn: Build-a-Bride: Joy Belle

It was truly a pleasure working with all of you at heidi elnora. I felt like we became family throughout the wedding planning process. At every appointment y’all made me feel so special and made sure that I love every detail of my dress and veil. 

Brittani Braden

Wedding Date: 12/30/2017

Photographer: Katie Elise Photo

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Lula Dean Skirt + Carolyn Crop Top + Catherine Long Sleeve Cover Up

The ladies at Heidi Elnora will exceed all of your expectations! I couldn't have asked for a better experience in finding my dream wedding dress. Every one there was so accommodating and I wouldn't recommend any other bridal shop!

Lauren Johnson Spidle

Wedding Date: 12/29/2017

Photographer: Alisha Crossley Photography

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

My experience at Heidi's was so wonderful! From the moment I contacted Liz I knew the experience would be a positive one! I had not looked at a single wedding dress prior to going to Heidi's. It was the FIRST bridal store I went to and it was the ONLY bridal store I went to! The moment I walked in the door everyone was so hospitable and so helpful!!! I cannot say enough good things about my experience there. Liz was so helpful in helping me select which dresses to try on and already had some pulled for me before I arrived based on our discussions through email. I only tried on 3 "shells" before I found THE ONE and then it was all fun from that point on! (well the whole day was fun honestly) Heidi was there that day and sat down with my family as I tried on dresses and different build a bride layering pieces. It was like Heidi was a part of my family and was so calming and helpful. She fit right in with us! It made the whole day that much more memorable! We only had an hour and 30 minute appointment time and we ran over that but not once in the whole process were we rushed or pressured in to buying anything. We were so thankful for our time at The Atelier that day and I will absolutely recommend any and every bride to visit Heidi's! The day I found my wedding dress is a day that I will always cherish, nothing but wonderful memories!

Destiney Laro

Wedding Date: 12/29/2017

Photographer: JRogers Photography

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Andy Darling + Rae Veil

My experience at Heidi was a dream come true. Elizabeth made my time there such a breeze. I explained the feel of my wedding, the venue, and what look I was going for. She did such a good job at listening to things I liked and disliked. She also encouraged me to try on stylesthat she thought would look good on me, and I ended up falling in love with a dress I would have never picked out on my own. It's everything I could ever want. I highly recommend going to Heidi so they can help you find that perfect dress.

Carleigh Fikes

Wedding Date: 12/16/2017

Photographer: Megan Forehand Kennedy

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Meghan Augusta + Custom Chloe Crop Top Extended

The atelier and employees are more than FABULOUS! I had such a great experience and I am so thankful for that. Liz is top of the line and I encourage EVERYONE to work with her! Joy is super helpful and eager to please. Overall: 10/10, full of class, amazing space, Liz is seriously the best at what she does.

Meredith Lee 

Wedding Date: 12/9/2017

Photographer: Viki Sears Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Liz Jane

I am so thankful to the Heidi team in helping me find the perfect dress! Beautiful design with intricate details, the dress fit me and my style perfectly! The Heidi team was so accommodating! Just two days before my wedding, I called in a panic worried that the lace shoulders would fall during the ceremony. The Heidi team immediately overnighted [sticky tabs] to secure the lace so my day would be perfect!


Brittany Bathie Clark

Wedding Date: 12/9/2017

Photographer: AL Weddings

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Ella Grace + Hilary Halter + Jeana Lee Belt

I just purchased my wedding gown from Heidi Elnora Atelier last week and had the most wonderful experience possible. Heidi's team (the unbelievably kind Joy and Elizabeth helped me) are so talented and welcoming and sweet! They took the time to listen to me and wereknowledgeable and patient. I truly can't sing their praises enough. They made me feel so special! Not only is the Atelier beautiful, the dresses spectacular and unique, but the staff is also completely wonderful and dedicated to making sure you stick within your budget. They helped me pick out an absolutely perfect gown that I can't wait to wear! I would suggest every bride schedule an appointment here, the entire experience was a total dream! I never felt like a customer, I felt like a member of their family!

Maggie Smith

Wedding Date: 10/28/2017

Photographer: Miranda Bounds with Dragonfly Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Custom Sheva Martine

Heidi and her team made finding my perfect dress an incredible, personable experience. Being a little indecisive, I was worried it was going to be a stressful process. I could not have been more wrong. They helped me find exactly what I did not know I was looking for. Laughter filled each appointment and there was never a moment of stress. I was thrilled to become a "Heidi" Bride!

Taylor Harrelson

Wedding Date: 10/28/2017

Photography: Tommy Dunnaway

Dress Worn: build-A-Bride: Meghan Augusta

Absolute great experience! The ladies were so gracious- Elizabeth and Joy. Elizabeth helped me find the perfect dress for our special day!

Sarah Korta Gremaud

Wedding Date: 10/28/2017

Photographer: Anna Way Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Vanessa Paige

I LOVED my experience at Heidi Elnora Atelier! Being the only Birmingham-based wedding dress designer, I knew I had to have a Heidi Elnora dress for my Birmingham wedding. Even with the chaos of a sample sale day, Heidi herself took her time to find me my perfect dress. The rest of the team did a great job of making me feel special and valued as a bride. I can't wait to come back for my alterations!

Sarah Newman

Wedding Date: 10/28/2017

Photographer: Allison Lewis Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Lottie Luxe

Heidi and her staff are amazing to work with. When I was searching for my dress I had felt very overwhelmed at other places and they made this experience so easy and fun! They truly make you feel special and a part of the family! They made me get so excited for my wedding and not to mention all of the dresses are stunning. The entire experience was perfect!!

Ellen Ezekiel

Wedding Date: 10/28/2017

Photographer: J.Woodbery Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Custom Coco Marie

Working with everyone at Heidi Elnora to create the wedding dress of my dreams was magical! Heidi’s and my design was brought into flawless reality, and Liz and the whole staff made me feel so special during the entire process! My dress was breathtaking and more beautiful than I had ever imagined!


Dixon Barth Hollingsworth

Wedding Date: 10/22/2017

Photographer: Cathrine Taylor Photography

Dress Worn: Hello Darling: Stevie Darling

The day I found my dress, I wasn't even planning on trying anything on. I was actually there to see the Changing Room and book it for my wedding venue. Everyone was so nice and encouraging that I decided to try on dresses, and I fell in love with the very first one. Even though I found the perfect dress so quickly, my mother and I were having such a good time we ended up hanging out and chatting with Joy and Liz for almost two hours. Joy and Liz really know how to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for nervous brides. I would definitely recommend scheduling an appointment to go meet with these special ladies!

Maggie Howard

Wedding Date: 10/21/2017

Photographer: Jennie Tewell Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Sophie Paulette + Custom Clara Skirt + Lace Bodice

I cannot say enough great things about the ladies and my experience here! I had the pleasure of working with Joy and she is an angel sent from above! This was my eighth bridal salon visit and I was losing faith in finding my dress. Joy was so kind and a dream to work with. She didn't let me settle in one style and helped me design my dream dress. I was also able to speak with Heidi and she brought my vision to light. Other salons will ask you what you like but have to work within modification limits. It is hard because they try to push you in a dress when there are still parts you don't love. Heidi asked me what my vision was to the last detail and really cared about what I wanted. These ladies are amazing and by far the best. I can't thank them enough!

Helen Catherine Reich

Wedding Date: 10/14/2017

Photographer: Cathrine Taylor

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Lala Phillips

My experience at Heidi Elnora was nothing short of amazing! As soon as you walk in the door, it is the easiest most relaxing experience. Heidis team are all so encouraging but also so on top on finding your perfect dress. They won’t stop until they feel like you feel great. They are all over helping you and hearing all your crazy bride questions and requests. There is nothing worse than going into a bridal shop and feeling uncomfortable and holding back on questions because you feel like you don’t have enough time or they are looking at you like make a decision. You won’t even taste that at Heidi’s shop. You will feel welcomed and they are open to as many questions and ideas that you have. I felt like I was honestly going to a friends house everyday I walked into the door. Who wouldn’t want that!

Jennifer Riemann Gautier

Wedding Date: 10/14/2017

Photographer: Bataco Co.

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Meghan Augusta + Custom Off Shoulder Top

I can't tell you how thankful I am to Heidi, Elizabeth and the rest of their team for helping my mom and I create my beautiful custom wedding dress. The Meghan Augusta's timeless trumpet organza gown was customized with a satin silk sash that encircled my shoulders and fastened in a V-shape showcasing the satin buttons that led down the chapel length train. It fit my personality perfectly and gave me that classic look that I had always dreamed about on my wedding day! It was such a pleasure to be a Heidi Bride!  - Jennifer

Maggie Cravens Haritha

Wedding Date: 10/14/2017

Photographer: 509 Photo

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Custom Elise Kate Bodice + Emma Rose Skirt

I've loved weddings since I was a little girl; my mother is a wedding calligrapher and always had fresh flowers in the house. That being said, I was always more interested in the invitations and bouquets than the dress, until I walked into Heidi Elnora. The entire experience, from trying on the first dress, to the final fitting of my own, was my favorite part of wedding planning. Liz, Joy, and Carolyn (you can just say "The staff" if you don't want to put names in) felt like close friends and family from the beginning, and I looked forward to every appointment because I felt so treasured and beautiful at every single fitting. I am still amazed at the talent of these ladies- they truly work magic with every stitch. On our wedding day, I felt absolutely incredible in my dress, and it was extra special knowing every detail, down to the last lace appliqué, was lovingly stitched by incredible women right here in my favorite Magic City.

Sarah Dickerson

Wedding Date: 10/9/2017

Photographer: Corrine Parrack

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Ella Grace + Hilary Halter

From the moment I opened the door I was greeted with a warm smile and a pleasant hello. Being a bride with curves my experience at Heidi's was stress free and a positive one. My dress is Beautiful and my experience was just as beautiful. I Love love love my dress and EVERYONE at Heidi. From something new, something blue, I had Mrs. Heidi with me.

Jordan Entrekin

Wedding Date: 10/7/2017

Photographer: SamGfoto 

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Custom Charlotte Fleur

I had a wonder experience at Heidi Elnora Atelier. One of the best parts was the staff, they really showed enthusiasm and compassion towards my wishes as the customer. I never felt like I was just another bride or dress, they really went of their way to ensure that I felt like part of the Heidi family.

Madison Barker 

Wedding Date: 9/23/2017

Photographer: Arden Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Aster Mae + Small Sparkle Belt 

This is THE place to get your wedding dress! Heidi and her amazing team made my appointment so special. As soon as I walked in the store everyone made me feel like we had been friends forever. Which made trying on dresses so much more fun and exciting. Elizabeth Singleton made the appointment such a wonderful experience. My family and I fell in love with the team and the beautiful dress Heidi designed! Can't wait to see my new friends for my first fitting! :)

Anna Knight

Wedding Date: 9/17/2017

Photographer: Red Magnolia Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Lola Blaire + Catherine Long Sleeve Cover Up + Susan Anita Bow

The difference at heidi elnora is evident as soon as you enter the atelier. As opposed to the cold formality and stiff reception at another local "bridal salon," everyone at heidi elnora welcomed us immediately with warmth, smiles, hugs and pure Southern charm and hospitality. We will always remember the beautiful experience we shared with Joy & Liz, making every step in this journey a treasured memory, from the intimate setting for fittings to the official photo documenting our Heidi Bride. We LOVE you and love being a Heidi Bride! -Anna Knight, Bride & Lesia Knight, Mother of the Bride

Tatum Henley Singley 

Wedding Date: 9/16/2017

Photography: Catherine Taylor

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Galyn Dane 

Cannot say enough great things about this place and their team! Visiting Heidi Elnora Atelier was one of the best experiences I've had. From the minute you pull onto the street, your whole mood changes. I walked through the front doors to be greeted by Elizabeth, who was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I couldn't believe my eyes. Everything was absolutely beautiful and you could tell everyone there truly loves what they do. The website made dress shopping so easy. I was able to go online prior to my appointment, pick out my favorite dresses, and I had a list for Elizabeth when I walked in the door. She set me up in a fabulous dressing room, grabbed all of my favorite gowns, and we immediately started trying them on. Sure enough, the one I'd been eyeing all week was my favorite and I couldn't live without it. Elizabeth was open and honest with me, and helped me make my decision with absolutely no stress at all. I never thought I'd be so confident in a dress decision, but Elizabeth and her team made the whole process so easy from the way they clamped the dress to give me the full effect to the way they described what the alterations would be like. Their team was fabulous. They even were texting Heidi pictures of my dress options for her approval and suggestions. They celebrated with me afterwards and provided champagne to me and my friends. I felt guilty for being there so late and knew they probably wanted to leave, but wasn't surprised when they said they were going to stay later into the night to sort accessories and have fun. Their team was truly amazing and are the kind of people you'll want to see over and over again. I can't wait to go back and visit with all of them soon.

Paige Wills

Wedding Date: 9/16/2017

Photography: Paul Johnson Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Coco Marie + V-neck Lace Top

When you walk in the front doors of Heidi Elnora Atelier you immediately fall in love with the space. It is both elegant and beautiful, and exactly what you would imagine when trying on wedding dresses! The build-a-bride collection is perfect for anyone unsure of what they are looking for, like myself. I was able to customize the PERFECT dress with the help from Elizabeth, who is seriously AMAZING! I was the only one in the store that day and was able to pull everyone out of the sewing room and upstairs to get their opinion as I walked down the hall in multiple dress options - an experience you will NEVER get anywhere else! I cannot rave about the Heidi team enough. If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and stop by!

StephanieWilkins Morrow

Wedding Date: 8/19/2017

Photography: Megan Murphy - A Still Breath

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Meghan Augusta

All in all, though maybe an unconventional client, everyone made me feel like family and look like a Bride.

Sarah Catherine Perry Sorrell

Wedding Date: 8/12/2017

Photographer: Maddalyn Louise Young Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Lola Blaire + Middleton Top

My experience at Heidi Elnora was more than I expected. I started out at a sample sale, and was completely floored to find the most gorgeous dress and the absolute best people. When I got my admittedly large group together for an appointment to complete my build-a-bride look Liz and Joy were kind enough to find everyone a seat. When we found the Middleton top that I ended up with, we all cried, including Liz!

Brittany Pentecost Byrd

Wedding Date: 7/22/2017

Photographer: Robert Norris 

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

Thank you to the whole Heidi team for helping me find the perfect wedding dress.

Laurie Smith Negre

Wedding Date: 7/22/2017

Photography: Sweet Julep Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Kristen Nicole Skirt + Sweetheart Top + Hilary Halter

I first visited Heidi Elnora Atelier for a Sample Dress Sale. I had heard that the dresses took longer to ship and I was planning a short engagement, so I had not planned to shop at Atelier at all. {News flash: They are actually super fast to come in!} My mom and I tried to swing by before another wedding dress appointment and ended up only having time to try on one dress. Joy felt so bad we were rushed and promised to take care of us if we came back after my next appointment. She wasn't kidding!! After not finding a dress at my next appointment, we went back to Morris Avenue. Joy was ready and willing to find me the perfect dress! She listened to me describe my wedding day, what I had been trying on and basically every wish I had and she literally made my dreams come true. The dream dress ended up not being on sale, but Joy made sure I got what I wanted. It was as if she had been my best friend forever and knew what I was thinking. I went with the build a bride line and could not be more in love with my dress. The overall experience was amazing. Throughout wedding planning, the only thing I had really stressed over was the dress. Each time I tried them on (before going to Heidi Elnora) I got an awful headache, but my time with Joy could not have been more relaxing and enjoyable. <3

Alison Antee Hayes

Wedding Date: 7/8/2017

Photography: Michelle Stanislo

Dress Worn: Custom: Coco Marie + Custom Lace Bodice + Custom Off Shoulder Detail

The Heidi Elnora team is absolutely fabulous! I highly recommend her to any and every type of bride; she has a dress for all types and if not she can create what you desire! I absolutely loved working with Elizabeth! She was able to understand my vision and help me create my dream dress.

Lara Lazenby West

Wedding Date: 7/8/2017

Photography: Alisha Crossley Photography

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

Goodness I seriously cannot say enough good things about my experience here! The store downtown is stunning and that is an experience in and of itself. Heidi literally read my mind and all the things I had always dreamed about in a wedding dress but couldn't put into words. She is so sweet and takes into consideration and helps you out with exactly what will fit your body type. Every single person that worked there was so kind and friendly and made you feel like a million dollars. Heidi, Elizabeth and the entire team go above and beyond to help you feel beautiful! She is amazingly talented and has the kindest spirit. I would HIGHLY recommend shopping here!

Meagan Malone Fleenor

Wedding Date: 6/30/2017

Photography: Mary Alex Grace Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Marissa Ellen Skirt + Sweetheart Top + Lace Bodice

Heidi and her team are hands down the best you will find! I was honored to work personally with Liz and Heidi to find the perfect wedding dress. I visited several other bridal salons and none even begin to compare. Heidi will take as much time needed to bring your vision and personality to life! It was a dream to work with both ladies and it was such an effortless, meaningful, and magical day! This set the tone for the exciting engagement period and made me look forward to my big day even more! I can't say enough about Heidi and her team. They make you feel like family :)


McKenna Buck Bradford

Wedding Date: 6/24/2017

Photographer: Taylor Cash Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Lala Phillips + Lace Bodice

I will start off saying I am not the type of girl who had her wedding planned since I was a little girl. I had no clue what I wanted. The thought of what my dress would look like never crossed my mind until it was time to start looking. Heidi Elnora was by far the best place I walked into. They weren't just trying to sell me a dress. They were trying to find the look I was going for. They were patient with my very indecisive self and were very honest about what they thought. I highly recommend finding your dress at Heidi Elnora! They are by far the best people you will work with during your engagement season.

Grace Kimrey Baird

Wedding Date: 6/24/2017

Photographer: Leslie Hollingsworth

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Lele Fraser + Sumerlin Skirt

Heidi and her staff made my experience wonderful. They were enthusiastically thrilled for this exciting time in my life. They were very helpful and went of the way to make sure my dress fit me perfectly.  I felt stunning on my wedding day— it was the best!

Ellen Williams Hart

Wedding Date: 6/17/2017

Photography: Allison Lewis Photography

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

When I went to heidi elnora, I was the bride who knew EXACTLY what she wanted, but I was unable to put it into words. Thankfully, Elizabeth and Heidi were so patient with me and helped me every step of the way. They took my dream of combining family wedding dresses to make my own. I am so thankful for their help and undivided attention to me and my mom. The service and experience at heidi elnora is unparalleled, and I can't imagine getting my dress anywhere else! Thanks for the custom build-a-bride dress, heidi! I can't wait to wear it!

Claire Hubbs Gray

Wedding Date: 6/12/2017

Photography: Sarah Vaughan Photography

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

Working with the Heidi Elnora Atelier team was a dream -- I could not have envisioned a more perfect dress! Thank you!

Ashley Ezelle Barahona

Wedding Date: 6/3/2017

Photography: Eric and Jamie Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora Custom: Lacey Williams Bodice + Scarlett Mitchell Skirt

For any bride in the Birmingham area (or any reasonable distance), do yourself a favor & make an appointment with Heidi Elnora today! Truly, she and her fabulous team (LOVE Elizabeth!) offer up the quintessential bridal experience (really, how many brides can say that they got to meet and work with the designer of their gown?). Not only does Heidi have a gorgeous [constantly evolving] collection of gowns, but the opportunities for customization are endless. To top it all off, her downtown atelier is STUNNING and worth a visit alone. Needless to say, we are SO lucky to have Heidi in Birmingham! Don't choose your wedding gown without her.

Terra Whittle Morris

Wedding Date: 6/3/2017

Photographer: Margaret Taylor Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Ashton Creel

I had an absolutely wonderful experience at Heidi Elnora! I couldn't have asked for a better one. Elizabeth truly has the bride's best interest at heart and I highly recommend this bridal salon if you are looking for top notch customer service and of course the most gorgeousdresses!

Molly Gallian

Wedding Date: 5/27/2017

Photographer: Amanda Pair

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Coco Marie + Tonya T-shirt

This was the absolute best dress shopping experience I had. They were so helpful in helping me create my dream dress from their build-a-bride collection! My consultant Elizabeth was so great and new what I wanted before I could say! I cannot say enough great things about them!

Jenny White Jessup

Wedding Date: 5/20/2017

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.”


Megan Brown

Wedding Date: 5/20/2017

Photographer: Heather Durham Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Custom Eleanor Bailey

Bridal dress shopping at heidi elnora was such an enjoyable experience! This was the only store I went to that didn't feel cluttered or overwhelming. It was so relaxing from the second I walked in! Also, Elizabeth was AWESOME! She was so attentive to my thoughts and ideas while keeping my budget in mind the entire time. She helped me decipher what was in my mind and build the dress I was dreaming about! She also was super helpful on the phone before my appointment when I had scheduling conflicts arise. I will be recommending heidi elnora to everyone I know and meet! :)

Tasha Lamberto Coryell

Wedding Date: 5/20/2017

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.”

Anna Henderson Crook

Wedding Date: 5/13/2017

Photography: Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Coco Marie + V-neck Lace Top

Heidi and her team made choosing my wedding dress the easiest and most fun part of planning! From the warm welcome when I walked in the door to the beautifully appointed space to the way they listened to my ideas, nothing was short of wonderful! Heidi and Elizabeth put me at ease throughout the process and I had such confidence in their ability to choose a dress that was perfect for me. I was amazed at how quickly they were able to give me a dress with all the components I had envisioned. The talents, kind hearts and fun spirits of the girls at Heidi Elnora Atelier are unmatched and I am so thankful I was able to work with them!

Christy Boardman Kuklinski

Wedding Date: 5/13/2017

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.”

Mallory Branch Phillippi

Wedding Date: 5/13/2017

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."

Sophia Dengo Ours

Wedding Date: 5/6/2017

Photographer: Kelly Prizel Photography

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Eloise Gatsby

Thank you, thank you, thank you for making such an amazing dress, and for making the experience of finding it so lovely. I felt completely perfect in it in every way!

Samantha Walker Whorton

Wedding Date: 5/6/2017

Photography: Rebecca Wesson Photography

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

Bridal dress shopping at heidi elnora was such an enjoyable experience! This was the only store I went to that didn't feel cluttered or overwhelming. It was so relaxing from the second I walked in! Also, Elizabeth was AWESOME! She was so attentive to my thoughts and ideas while keeping my budget in mind the entire time. She helped me decipher what was in my mind and build the dress I was dreaming about! She also was super helpful on the phone before my appointment when I had scheduling conflicts arise. I will be recommending heidi elnora to everyone I know and meet! :)

Logan Little Pierce

Wedding Date: 4/29/2017

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!”


BaileyUnderwood Faucett

Wedding Date: 4/29/2017

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."

Caylin Bankstone Parker

Wedding Date: 4/22/2017

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!"

Madalyn Vines Jordan

Wedding Date: 4/1/2017

Photographer: Rob and Wynter Ingram

Dress Worn: heidi elnora: Couture

Heidi worked her magic like my fairy godmother. I showed her pictures of several wedding gowns and pointed out my favorite features on each one. She took those different details and turned them into not just one but two dream dresses! My top was separate from my skirts, a trained ball gown for the ceremony and a more form fitting look for the reception. I wanted an off the shoulder top without restricting my arms, a low dip back, and thick white lace. Watching her sketch up the vision was such a unique and special experience. Her assistant, Elizabeth, was so sweet and easy to work with as I tried on different styles and had dress fittings. Wearing a custom Heidi Elnora design was a dream!

Megan Bissiri Johnson

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!"

Sammi Funkhauser Thrasher

Wedding Date: 3/25/2017

Photographer: Brett Birdsong Photography 

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Coco Marie + Custom Heirloom

The moment my mom and I walked into Heidi’s together we were in tears. My mom just sat on the couch with an overflowing heart feeling like this was the place that was going to make my dreams come true. And it was! Heidi began working her magic and creating ideas that we could do with my moms dress and make it my own. Heidi herself made the experience one of a kind with her enthusiasm and her fun! When we were done I had a one of a kind gown made from my mom’s wedding dress and a beautiful sketch to frame and remember the experience of a lifetime! After that we toasted with Champagne because how else do you celebrate the best day ever!! ❤️

Jonna Gray Dyer

Wedding Date: 3/25/2017

Photography: Stacie Holland Photography

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

Absolutely, hands down, would never want to have gotten my dress anywhere else. The staff was so friendly and was going to stop at nothing to make sure I found my perfect dress. The Build- a- Bride line has got to be the smartest, best thing ever! I cannot say enough about howmuch I loved my expericence. So happy to be a Heidi Bride!

Lauren Casada Nolan

Wedding Date: 3/25/2017

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!"

Sarah Hayes Yellen

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."

Kelsey Harja Robinson

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)!"

Taylor Keith Wilson

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!"

Katie Tibbett Lowry

Wedding Date: 3/11/2017

Photographer: Cathrine Taylor Photography

Dress Worn: build-a-Bride: Elizabeth Anne + Viola V-Neck Overlay

It’s so special to me that I have such a beautiful dress from y’all.

Macie Haymon Posey

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!"

Haley Thomason McCollum

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!"

Kasyn Ryan Wilson

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."