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Muri Davis · Getting married on 05/23/2020
Dream come true
I got my dream dress made from literal head to toe and I couldn't be happier. Michelle and her shop are very welcoming and friendly. Open communication during the whole process and she gave suggestions without making me feel my vision was being taken over. I would recommend her to any Hampton roads bride that wants a one of a kind dress!Sent on 07/10/2019
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you for trusting me with your gown. It was such a pleasure working with you and seeing your two in one design come to life. It was also a pleasure meeting your mom and son! You guys are welcome to come back for a play date anytime.
Shelia Outlaw · Married on 08/24/2019
Michelle was excellent! Nothing negative to say. Recommend her to everyone.
Wish I had went to Michelle before. She is very professional and cares about her work. Will makes sure I recommend her to all my family and friends. She went above and beyond for means I’m so Thankful and grateful!Sent on 09/12/2019
Nurse Jae Jgb · Married on 06/15/2019
Michelle was Great!! She repaired my dress quickly. Her boutique is Beautiful and intimate. My dress fit perfectly 💙💙
Thank you Michelle!!!Sent on 06/23/2019
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you Janae, I'm so glad I able to help. You looked absolutely gorgeous on your big day. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Tamra · Married on 05/26/2019
Alterations done for TWO dresses, QUALITY service!!
Michelle, the owner of McEllis Brides, is literally the sweetest woman I have ever met in the bridal attire business! Her professionalism (responsiveness to emails on point), talent, and price was beyond anything I could have hoped for. I was the bride that was very indecisive and asked countless questions and Michelle helped ease my nerves every step of the way.
I had two wedding gowns that needed alterations, a ballgown and a mermaid/fit-and-flare styled gown. My dresses needed cap sleeves removed, beads sewn on, fuller skirts, lining filled, satin spaghetti straps added, and other minor changes and Michelle DELIVERED.
Michelle was even flexible enough to have her brother-in-law unlock her shop on the Saturday evening before my wedding because I FORGOT to pick up my dresses during that day! She sent her brother-in-law to her shop without hesitation.
Michelle (McEllis Brides) - Thank you for being a huge part of my wedding, I am truly so appreciative of how great you are!Sent on 08/18/2019
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you for this glowing review! It was truly a pleasure working with you. You and family had me feeling like one of your sisters during our appointments.
Geneda Parker · Married on 05/18/2019
Bride to be
Michelle is amazing!! Very personable and professional! I’d use her over and over again!!Sent on 04/28/2019
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you Geneda! I can't wait to see your wedding pictures. You're McEllis Brides first Disney Princess! I wish you and your groom all the best, you guys are literally the sweetest couple!
Denisha · Married on 04/27/2019
Michelle was a lifesaver!!!
I had purchased the gown of my dreams and was absolutely in love with it! When I received my gown I was in need of alterations! I was referred to Michelle after I still needed additional alterations on my gown! I contacted her 5 weeks before my wedding date! I was a nervous anxious and excited bride that had a vision for my dress! Michelle was cool, calm, patient and attentive to my thoughts and vision! I can’t stress enough how she paid attention to detail even though I did not purchase my gown from her and contacted her in short notice! She immediately replied to my message and scheduled me for a face to face visit. We had multiple visits until we were both satisfied and my gown was picture perfect! Thank you Michelle I recommend her to any bride for alterations or for purchasing a custom gown! I was able to see her work in the studio and her gowns are beautiful!Sent on 07/18/2019
Anastasia Palamara · Married on 10/14/2018
Awesome service!!! I emailed Michelle a picture of my dream dress found on google, and i wanted to personalize to fit my own style and Michelle was wuickly on the same page! Her price range is excellent! She did a fantastic Job!!Sent on 11/01/2018
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you Anastasia! I loved watching your design come to life. It was completely perfect for you from head to toe and the way you matched the accessories...it was just meant to be!
Erin · Married on 09/15/2018
She is awesome!!
Michelle was great to work with and she made sure I was completely satisfied with my dress! My customized ball room gown turned out beautifully and everybody loved it.Sent on 11/10/2018
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you Erin for trusting me with your design! It turned out beautifully and I must say your gown is still a fan favorite this season.
Ashley · Married on 09/08/2018
The service I received from Michelle was a dream come true! I knew I wanted to wear my grandma’s wedding dress but it is outdated and blue. When I took it in to her I was so nervous she would say no but she took on the project and it turned out wonderful! She kept in contact with me every step of the way to ensure I was getting exactly what was discussed! I would totally go to her again!Sent on 09/20/2018
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you Ashley for trusting me with your gown. So glad we met...it was meant to be! Can't wait to see pictures.
Ryshen · Married on 07/14/2018
Perfect for bride and groom! Everything was perfect!Sent on 09/22/2018
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you Ryshen! It was a pleasure! Can't wait to see pictures.
Cierra · Married on 06/16/2018
Michelle was AMAZING to work with!!! The original dress I wanted was perfect, yet lacked the "Wow" factor that I was looking for in my dress. Michelle was able to place her own spin onto the dress and made it 10x's better than what I ever could've imagined. I am still soooooo happy with my dress and hope to work with her again in the future. =)Sent on 09/13/2018
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you for your review Cierra! I hope to work with you again as well. It was such a pleasure meeting you, your mom and grandmother. Tell your mom I said thanks for he referrals she's sent my way. E-mail me pictures! I can't wait to see how beautiful you looked.
Racheal · Married on 05/26/2018
This place is amazing. They were able to take my dress design from just a simple drawing to a full on wedding dress. It's hatd geese days to find people that can make a dress from scratch , but they are the real deal. I can't recommend them enough, especially if you want a gown or dress with some orginality!Sent on 06/02/2018
Tarsha · Married on 05/19/2018
Loved every minute of my experience with McEllis Brides. Michelle is amazing to work with and my custom dress was gorgeous!Sent on 09/13/2018
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you so much for your review Tarsha! I loved working with you family. Please email me these BEAUTIFUL pictures. I can't save them from wedding wire.
Rebekah · Married on 05/15/2018
Absolutely loved this dress. It was everything I had ever wanted (sweetheart neckline, lace, ball gown, vintage feel) and I just “happened” upon Michelle and this dress at a bridal expo. She was accommodating, let me try on the dress then and there, and was very helpful throughout the entire process. I highly recommend McEllis Brides!Sent on 05/30/2018
Tisa · Married on 05/07/2018
Where do I begin?? I first reached out to Michelle having not gone to try on any dresses. I wanted to at least try on some dresses before I made my decision to drive to Hampton from Maryland. I was also very nervous about the decision to get a custom made dress for my wedding day! So, i went to local bridal salons, tried on dresses and actually put a deposit on a dress that I wasn't very excited about. After some thought, and coaching from a friend, I went back to the bridal salon to get my money back, and made an appointment with Michelle. During our first conversation, she wasn't pushy, she was patient, and explained the process to me from beginning to end. She eased my fears, and made me feel comfortable. I sent her pictures of the type of dress I wanted, and she sent me pictures of a dress she had made that was similar, that made me feel a lot better. On my appointment day, I was nervous but very excited. Michelle had me try on dresses that were made by her that had some of the designs and accents that i wanted. After trying on the first dress I was fully at ease!!! I knew right then and there that I had made the right decision to come to McEllis. The dresses fit like a glove, the material and craftsmanship were excellent! Michelle took my measurements, we picked out material for my beach wedding gown, I paid for the dress and everything was left in Michelle's hands. Michelle is very accommodating and flexible. She makes you feel comfortable and at ease. You actually feel like you've known her for years. From the beginning she responded to every email and phone call right away. She's very professional and most of all she seems to be more excited about your dress than you are!! My dress was everything that i could have ever hoped for!! It was perfect for the beach!! For a custom made gown, the price was unbeatable!! This McEllis dress fit better, felt better and was money well spent!!! I don't regret my decision at all!Sent on 06/02/2018
Paula · Married on 10/07/2017
Michelle did a awesome job! On the first visit, she knew exactly what I was looking for and knew my style. She made my dress in about 6 weeks and it was wonderful. It fit perfectly. She was very kind and was able to make time to meet me to make sure everything was correct. Everyone love my wedding dress and I was so happy to tell them she made it for me. Thank you so much for making my wedding day special with the dress.Sent on 01/22/2018
McEllis Brides's reply:Thanks so much Paula! So excited to see your pictures. You were a beautiful bride! It was truly a pleasure working for you and your mother.
Toni · Married on 09/16/2017
Mc Ellis Brides is very professional. Mrs. Michelle, is custom making my wedding dress. My wedding party dresses came in and they are gorgeous. Mc Ellis Brides worked around all our schedules to get everyone fitted. Mrs. Michelle, replied in a timely manner to any questions that I had. Also, kept me informed on what was going in with my dress and the other ladies dresses. Very professional setting and I'd recommend Mc Ellis Brides to anyone. Yes, I'd use Mc Ellis Brides services agin.Sent on 07/22/2017
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you Mrs. Toni! I enjoyed working with you and your party. You are a customer turned friend! All my best, -
Carol · Married on 09/09/2017
Wedding dress shopping? I highly recommend McEllis Brides. Michelle, the owner is very knowledgeable and detailed. She had the ability to listen to me and pair me with the perfect dress as the first and only selection. She took my measurements perfectly, no alterations needed at my fitting. If you want professional expert treatment, call Michelle. C. Jones-MarcusSent on 12/29/2017
User5262377 · 2+ years ago
McEllis Brides was soooo perfect!!Sent on 09/03/2015
Thank you for everything!!!
The dress was gorgeous!!!
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you! It was our pleasure <3
Rashida · Married on 08/19/2017
Michelle was exceptional and so was my dress. Talking about bringing a dream I to reality. I had a great time at her bridal show and I adore my dress. Thank you!Sent on 10/25/2017
Elisabeth · Married on 08/05/2017
I had a custom-made swing reception dress made here that was modelled after the top,of my ceremony dress. It was perfect!Sent on 08/09/2017
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you so much Elisabeth! Please send pictures when you can. I would love to you all dolled up in your dress. I'm sure you were a stunning bride!
Faith · Married on 07/29/2017
I last minute needed my dress pressed and they immediately took me in and had my dress ready for me the next day! Super affordable AND cares about you. I had bride brain and completely forgot that I had to pick up my dress (how could i forget this?!?) they called me multiple times, left me voicemails, and made sure I had my dress for the big event (THANKFULLY).Sent on 08/17/2017
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you Faith! So glad I was able to help you out. If you are ever in the area again and need anything give me call! ...bride brain is a REAL thing so I completely understood lol.
Suzanne · Married on 06/23/2017
I had such an amazing experience with McEllis Brides! Michelle is such an amazing person to partner with and she will make sure that your dream wedding dress comes to life! I will miss her, but she help me have a wedding gown that I will love forever! Thank you McEllis Brides, YOU'RE THE BEST!Sent on 08/08/2017
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you sooo much Suzanne! I had a ball with you and your mom. It was my pleasure working with you. Your gown is still one of my favorites!
Nikita · Married on 06/17/2017
Oh my, where do I begin! McEllis Brides is the BEST!!! Michelle is very kind. She was also very helpful, very professional, and very flexible. I think I changed my mind a million times about different styles of dresses, and she was right by my side helping my vision to come alive. When I first seen my dress in person I wanted to break down and cry! I was beyond happy! It was exactly what I had envisioned.If you're looking for a custom wedding gown, please visit McEllis Brides. You will NOT be disappointed! Thank you so much Michelle!!!Sent on 07/19/2017
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you so much Nikita! You every no problem at all, everybody does it! Thanks so much for trusting me with such an important piece of your wedding. Replica's for your gown are in high demand at McEllis Brides!
Ashelee · Married on 01/21/2017
My experience was by far amazing. I found out about Michelle thru another bride of hers and immediately inquired about her services she provided fast and quality work at an affordable price and my dress was a replica of a 1800 dollar dress out of my budget. I now have a dress that was made specifically for me and just made my pending nuptials even the more better.Sent on 12/03/2016
She is very accommodating with you and your needs and she aims to get you in something you want not something made for everyone. We changed our wedding date and pushed it back and she still worked with us and my dress was delivered in a reasonable time. She was very professional and if you have anything else you are looking for during the wedding planning process she also can refer you to others this was by far the most amazing process .. and the least stressful.
McEllis Brides's reply:Thank you so much Ashelee! So glad I was able to help. Can't wait to see pictures of the big day. I know you will be a stunning bride!