With your sense of fashion in mind, all our wedding dresses at our Bridals by Elena salon in Gambrills, Maryland, an Annapolis suburb, have been carefully selected by our European stylists. Our boutique, comprised of our team of expert stylists and seamstresses, has one of the best long standing reputations in the Baltimore/Washington area and is where finding your illusive perfect dress for your wedding day (within your budget) is Mission Possible. So request an appointment to come in and let one of our experienced stylists help you in completing your Mission.
16:31 06 Sep 22
Let me begin by saying, I was so incredibly nervous about trying gowns on! I had gained some weight and was NOT looking forward to placing such gorgeous dresses on a body that felt so unworthy! My wedding style (we are getting married in a castle in Ireland 2023) is less princess, more viking and I had the perfect partner to guide me through all the organza, lace, designs, etc. Frances made the experience so incredibly relaxing, fun and gave me the encouragement to try on dresses I thought, I had no business trying on. I thought I would purchase a gown that was more ball gown in style. I trusted her and she picked out a few fitted and true A-Line gowns. Not only did I say, "yes," to a gown that hugged my curves perfectly, one more flattering than I could have ever imagined, I felt beautiful. Frances is fun, has a great sense of humor all while being incredibly professional, kind, honest and patient. When I gasped at THE one (which is one she pulled for me to try on) and said, "this dress is gorgeous." She corrected me and said, "YOU are gorgeous in the dress." Bridals by Elena is by far the most amazing experience one can have when getting ready for their big day. I highly recommend them! I'll be sure to post a picture (next year) 🙂 Thank you Bridals by Elena and HUGE THANK YOU TO MY NEW FRIEND, Frances!
16:17 10 Aug 22
I had the honor of having Elena (the owner) as my consultant. To be honest, I was a bit nervous and overwhelmed about the idea of dress shopping. Elena asked me questions and listened. She made me feel very comfortable during our entire appointment. She was such a saint for being so patient and lugging around all those dresses back and forth from the dressing room. This was my first wedding dress shopping appointment, and only. I didn't need to go anywhere else -- I found and said yes to the dress here!HIGHLY RECOMMEND
16:51 21 Jul 22
I visited Bridals by Elena and had a wonderful session. They allowed 1.5 hours. Frances gave clear instructions on what to do as my daughters and I looked for my gown and she set off to do the same. She was professional and knew how to put me at ease. The dress I selected was one of the designs she selected. Thank you Frances for making this part of the journey with less stress and some laughter along the way.
19:06 24 May 22
I was very nervous to go dress shopping and what to expect. During my visit, I had Frances as my bridal consultant and she was amazing and helped make the experience really fun and stress free. When you first arrive, they have you fill out a paper with information and ask you questions about what style you are looking for. They allow you to pick dresses to try on and had a good variety of just about any style to try. I picked a lot of the same silhouettes and Frances also picked out some different ones so that i could try them on as well which was helpful to get a better idea of what i wanted. You can tell that she and Katia who i both worked with have so much knowledge and experience and they truly want you to end up with a dress you are happy with. I was super impressed with my experience and am so glad i ended up going here and finding my wedding dress! I recommend this place for any bride looking for a full dress try on experience!
14:17 22 May 22
Bridals by Elena was absolutely amazing! I found the dress of my dreams! Everyone was beyond friendly and so welcoming! I was looking for simple. And that is exactly what I found! They were able to add the belt I purchased which added a little extra sparkle!
19:10 06 Feb 22
I had such a wonderful experience shopping and purchasing two gowns for my wedding! I started shopping about 7 months before our original wedding date, which was going to be a quick turn around time. However, we had to delay our wedding a year + (like many) due to COVID. Unfortunately, in that time, I gained quite a bit of weight for what was a very form fitting dress. Elena was so understanding and empathetic with my situation and helped me get alterations done quickly. She also helped me pick out a second dress that we altered significantly so that I could have a different look and a more comfortable dress due to my weight gain. Every visit was great as well. Everyone was kind and welcoming. I always knew what to expect and I never had any doubts! Also, at one of my final fittings my mom picked out a dress as well. She had a great experience with the alterations and we couldn’t have been more pleased!!! Highly, highly recommend Bridals by Elena!!
Erica Ziolkowski Hufnell
01:18 09 Dec 21
Bridals by Elena was so wonderful to work with! I was pretty indecisive through the wedding dress shopping process and they were beyond patient with me. I had a few customizations I wanted to make and they exceeded my expectations! My dress was beautiful and I got so many compliments on my big day. I would definitely recommend Bridals by Elena to any of my engaged friends!
19:07 31 Aug 21
This review is long overdue, I had such an amazing Experience with this establishment. The staff is super friendly and they made me comfortable in the process of selecting the right wedding gown for my day. Natasha, who assisted me with my dress was super excited for my day and made my experience exciting and memorable. Thank you so much and I am grateful to have found the right place for everything I needed for my special day.
23:39 27 Jul 20
My experience at Bridals by Elena was a very positive one. The consultant, Frances who worked with me was very helpful, funny, and even chose my perfect dress! The staff was professional and friendly. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who’s looking for a dress and a good time.