Let’s face it – there’s no more exciting post-engagement feeling than the thought of shopping for your wedding dress. (Except for maybe the honeymoon.) After all, when else in life are you able to sport a gorgeous, white gown? This week, we’re sharing our favorite spots in the Magic City to find one of our favorite wedding accessories…the dress!
If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about wedding dress design, it’s Heidi Baker, designer and owner of the Heidi Elnora flagship salon. A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, contestant on the second season of Project Runway, Heidi prides herself on custom and couture wedding dress design and the ability to transform an heirloom gown into something new and fabulous. Want to wear your mom’s gorgeous dress from the 80s sans the puffy sleeves and sparkles? Heidi’s your gal.
Carriage House Weddings
Carriage House Weddings is located in Homewood and is, without a doubt, one of the most charming bridal shops we’ve ever laid eyes on. With more than 200 styles by designers Augusta Jones, Jenny Packham, Olia Zavozina, Kelly Faetanini and more, brides have access to high-end designers without having to leave the Southeast – or Birmingham. Plus, brides experience highly individualized attention due to the sweet and intimate setting.
Ivory & White
Located on Church Street in Mountain Brook, this bridal boutique turns heads all day. With stunning gowns displayed in the windows, brides can expect to find a variety of gown styles and designers inside, as well. Included in their collection are Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose and Romona Keveza, as well as newer designers like Leanne Marshall and Inbal Dror.
The White Room
This Mountain Brook bridal boutique is all about the experience of finding the dress you’ll wear on your wedding day. Located on Canterbury Road, the swoon-worthy salon takes appointments to provide each bride with an intimate, personalized experience in a quaint setting. Designers include Anna Maier, Carolina Herrera, Jim Hjelm, Paloma Blanca, Watters and more.
Salon owner Meredith Carter of Bustle Gowns specializes in providing brides with a variety of designer, vintage and sample wedding gowns – all at an affordable price. Located in a historic home in Edgewood, brides can peruse the unique selection from room to room – including bridal accessories – all while enjoying a quaint setting and receiving fabulous service from Meredith and her team.