- Heidi Elnora
The Heidi Elnora Atelier is known across the Southeast as “the one-stop bridal shop for all of your wedding wishes.” From picking out the perfect gown to accessorizing the bride from head to toe, our dedicated and knowledgeable bridal stylists will take care of you from initial appointment to final fitting and everywhere in between. Not only do we carry Heidi’s three wedding gown lines, Build-a-Bride, Hello Darling, and Heidi Elnora, we also carry a vast selection of lingerie by For Love and Lemons, rehearsal dinner dresses, bridesmaids’ gifts, honeymoon attire, and so much more. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
Full Name: Heidi Baker
Where you call home: Birmingham, Alabama
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: Host of TLC’s “Bride By Design;” Guest Host of TLC’s “Something Borrowed, Something New;” Project Runway alum; featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES magazine; Best of the Knot 2015 and 2016; named Best Bridal Boutique in Birmingham by Birmingham Magazine 2016; and, of course, featured in our favorite, Southern Weddings.
How I got into weddings: L.O.V.E. It’s as simple and complicated as that. Being hit by a drunk driver in 2005 brought me back home to Alabama where I met and fell in love with my husband, Jeff. Moving back home motivated me to turn my dream of designing wedding gowns into my reality, and in 2006, Heidi Elnora was created.
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? Southern weddings are in a class all their own. There is nothing quite like them. From a simple barn to a historic mansion, every wedding makes you feel welcomed and right at home.
Favorite part of a wedding day? The wedding dress, of course! We love seeing the expression on the groom’s face when he sees his bride for the first time. It’s precious.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? This is such a sweet time in your life. Enjoy every single second, while celebrating your love and commitment daily.
Dream travel destination? The Maldives
Favorite Southern city? New Orleans
Early bird or night owl? Night owl
Favorite pie flavor? Pumpkin with whipped cream
Favorite biscuit topping? Apple butter