11 featured reviews
Member Since: 3/21/2011
I love Elena and her staff! I dreaded gown shopping and they made me feel so comfortable. My consultant had me try on a gown I otherwise would not have and it turned out to be "THE dress"! They certainly know their stuff! The alteration work was flawless and I truly felt beautiful on my wedding day thanks to Elena's!
Member Since: 12/26/2011
I absolutely loved my dress. One of the consultant's picked it out for me and it was perfect! They did a wonderful job with alterations that needed to be done three weeks before the wedding. I did get a little frustrated that my appointments never started on time and my dress wasn't ready at the time for pick up like indicated. But all in all would recommend Bridals by Elena to others.
Member Since: 6/25/2010
Elena was great at making sure that I was 100% satisified with my dress before she released it to me. I got so many compliments on the dress, it fit me like a glove!
Member Since: 6/1/2012
They were great from start to finish. So helpful answering all my questions. Spending hours with my bridesmaids to teach them on how to get into my dress. So patient and did a great job with alterations.
Member Since: 6/14/2009
My dress experience at Bridals by Elena was wonderful. I had fallen in love with an Allure dress prior to my first visit and I brought a picture of it to my appointment. The consultant pulled several dresses of a similar style which she insisted I try on first. I'm glad she made me wait to try on the Allure dress because I immediately knew that it was my dress and I would have missed out on the fun of trying several on. The alterations team was amazing and my dress fit me like a glove. FYI- they only do fittings on weekdays. My final alterations cost was lower than they estimated which was an unexpected plus. Overall, I would highly recommend Bridals by Elena!
Member Since: 1/3/2012
Love Love Love my dress! Elena is fabulous! You will not be disapointed!!!
Member Since: 5/18/2012
The biggest compliment I received from my wedding guests was how beautiful I looked and I must say my dress was exactly what I wanted.
I went in and picked several dresses from the rack. One stood out but I wasn't totally sure. The lady who helped me, Frances, was very encouraging and funny and told me she knew that was the dress for me. I came back with my bridal party and mom and she was right. The reason I wasn't sure the first time was I had my eye on another dress from a magazine. To help me get the total look, they constructed a bolero jacket from lace just for me. It was the perfect addition I needed and it turned out even better then I had hoped. For those looking for ideas - the jacket gave me two looks (the second look being when I took it off) and I plan to wear it on our wedding anniversaries in the future.
I had several fittings and the result was a dress that fit me to a "T". I really cannot say enough how great it turned out and I honestly felt flawless. The owners are very attentive to detail and can help you with whatever you need. They also offer very good styling advice for the other details you can add on like the veil.
Last thing, I got my bridesmaids dresses there too. It was nice because they gave a discount to the ladies because I bought my dress there and I felt comfortable knowing the dresses were made just for them and they were perfectly matched.
I definitely recommend getting dresses from Bridals by Elena. You will look stunning and be assured that you are in the perfect dress for you.
Member Since: 6/9/2012
Bridals by Elena was the first dress shop I went. I went to 2 more places afterwards but I ended up getting my dress from Bridals by Elena. It was small enough that it felt cozy but big enough to have wide selection of dresses to choose. My consultant was patient with me although I had no idea what kind of dress I wanted to wear. She helped me stay within budget and picked out several types of accessories that would match the dress I ended up choosing.
Member Since: 8/10/2012
Visiting this shop was one of the most pleasant parts of the wedding planning process! I was very overwhelmed when I went shopping for dresses, but Frances brought me back to earth and steered me toward a dress I LOVED - I ended up picking the first one I tried! I had an idea of what I wanted for bridesmaid dresses, and Katia picked the perfect dress, better than what I imagined; my bridesmaids were all excited to wear them, and they looked stunning. Elena always greeted me warmly and made me feel like we were all friends. She and her team made me feel and look like a princess. I can't sing their praises enough; Bridals by Elena is THE place to go!
Member Since: 2/28/2011
Very professional, high quality work. Made sure my dress fit perfectly before letting me take it home. Would highly recommend
Member Since: 10/10/2012
I had a great experience at Bridals by Elena. I worked with Frances, who not only had everybody laughing out loud and loving the appointment, but she helped me find my perfect dress (for a just as perfect price!). She listened to exactly what I wanted in a dress and she was able to find the gown from my dreams. She was honest with me the entire time about what would look best on me, what was important, etc. and I could really tell that she cared about me as a bride. I have only read great things about the alterations department so I can't wait to see what my dress will look like on my wedding day!
Gown Collections Available
This salon carries the following collections featured on TheKnot.com. Please note that this salon may also carry others not listed here.
|Impression Bridal||Blue by Enzoani|
|Mikaella||Essense of Australia|
|Sottero and Midgley||Maggie Sottero|
|Paloma Blanca||Winnie Couture|
Your wedding fashion is our passion!
Imagine yourself on your wedding day, oozing of confidence and your audience is captivated because you look stunning in your Bridals by Elena couture bridal ensemble. Come to our boutique in Gambrills, a quiet northwestern suburb of Annapolis, and start living out your fantasy.
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010
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