“I went to three different bridal shops and I liked some dresses, but I didn’t find the right dress yet. One afternoon, we saw Sposa Bella and we walked in without an appointment. Nancy said we could walk around and look. My mom saw this beautiful dress hanging on the rack. Nancy told us to come back in an hour to try on the dress. After getting lunch, we went back and tried on the dress. Once I tried it on, I knew it was going to be my dress. I loved the style and it fit my body perfectly. The dress is so classy and timeless. I just want to thank Nancy for all her help. She was a pleasure to work with.”
“Everyone there was so professional and sweet. They helped me pick out my perfect dress from choosing one, to alterations, to steaming it and making sure it was perfect the day I picked it up. I’m so grateful and thankful to have experienced such a lovely place for my special day. Also, Nancy is the best there!!”
“I can’t say enough good things about Sposa Bella Couture and Nancy!
I had a fun, stress-free time shopping for my wedding dress at the boutique with my bridesmaids, mom, and now-husband’s mom. We brought sparkling wine and juice, and Nancy gave cute handheld blackboards to all of the girls to help “rate” the dresses. I ended up choosing the dress that Nancy picked out for me – and wow!! I cannot thank Nancy and Sposa Bella Couture enough for helping me find the perfect dress for my big day!”
“This boutique deserves more than 5 stars! I walked in there without an appointment and Nancy greeted my family and I with the most welcoming smile. I knew right away that this place had my gown. I chose a Tony Ward gown and I couldn’t be any happier. Nancy and her coworker became like family they made me feel like a real bride. And, I would definitely send all the future brides I know there cause they deserve to feel special!”
— Tamara J.
“I had an absolutely wonderful experience at Sposa Bella. They listened to what I wanted, worked within my budget, and from there it only got better. Nancy is so sweet and genuinely cares about every bride. The alterations were stunning and I felt like a million bucks on my wedding day! 5 stars!”
“I purchased my dream dress from Sposa Bella! Nancy was amazing to work with and helped me in so many ways! From being extremely patient with me while I made my decision to even calling around to different salons and finding a last minute manicure appointment for me, two days before my wedding when I was having a nail emergency! I am still completely obsessed with my wedding dress. They did such an amazing job on all of the alterations and I couldn’t imagine it being any better. Thank you, Sposa Bella!!”
“I had the absolute best experience shopping, buying, and finalizing everything for my wedding dress here. I went with a Lee Petra dress and it was perfect. The customer service is amazing. Nancy made me feel comfortable, not feel pressured, and really knew her information about wedding dresses. She even gave me her personal number to have if I had any questions I needed answered quickly. Anything I asked for whether it be a certain tulle or certain lace that I was looking for – Nancy made sure I got it and made sure I was happy with it.
The alterations process was also very smooth. The dress came fitting nearly perfect because of the measurements done by Van and Nancy but I still changed and added a few things and Van did it perfectly. Van even made a custom skirt and cape to match my dress which was stunning. Her work is so clean and each piece she made to go with my dress matched perfectly.”
“I could not have asked for a better place to help me with all of my wedding needs. Nancy was incredibly sweet, helpful, and a joy to be around. My sister and I stumbled across this place beginning to lose hope of me finding my true dream dress (I had tried on over 40 dresses, from 6 different salons prior to finding Sposa Bella Couture) I came into the salon with a very detailed list of what I wanted, but was not able to find them all in a single gown. Nancy was the first person out of every bridal salon I had ever gone to, that took the time to listen to my image, look at countless Pinterest photos, talk me through my confusion, and keep me calm through the entire process. She earned my complete trust. After doing so, she convinced me to try on the most beautiful Medina gown. I was hesitant at first, as the gown was nothing like what I had ever pictured myself in for my wedding. I put it on, and that was the moment I knew she really listened and knew my bridal image better than I did myself. The dress was everything I could have dreamed of and more. Everyone loved it! Once the wedding came, and I walked up to the aisle, there was an audible gasp from the audience… it was the most beautiful gown and story book moment anyone had ever seen, and I had ever experienced.”
“I honestly can’t thank the entire Sposa Bella team enough for everything they did. The dress was perfect, the alterations were remarkable, and all the extra details and recommendations Nancy gave me only helped contribute to the perfect look and perfect day. I would recommend this place to anyone. Their dress selections is gorgeously unique, and the people there actually care. I have no doubt they will make your dreams come true the same way they did mine.”
“I had a truly wonderful experience at Sposa Bella! They have dresses for all brides, varying from traditional to more fashion forward options. Nancy was an absolute pleasure to shop with- she listened to what I wanted and pulled dresses that were in tune with my style. I ended up finding my dress on the first appointment. They are very communicative about the ordering process so you never feel in the dark. If you are shopping in this area, definitely make an appointment here!”
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“Sposa Bella Couture truly surpassed my expectations as a bride. I had my heart set on a dress designed by Anne Barge, and Sposa Bella Couture Bridal Consultant, Nancy, helped to make my fairy tale dress reality. The dress was elegant and timeless, as well as the veil and headpiece. With your exceptional level of professionalism and guidance, I could not have found a more perfect wedding ensemble. Thank you so much for all your assistance and care in making me feel like royalty on my wedding day!”
“As someone who went to multiple bridal shops (in multiple cities), Sposa Bella offers a level of service that is above and beyond your traditional full-service bridal shop.
Nancy is supremely knowledgeable about styles, designers, and seems to be able to read brides quickly to know whether they are limiting themselves to a certain dress type. I was one of those brides who didn’t think I would like a more fitted style gown and I absolutely fell in love with the dress that Nancy picked (and from the sample sale section!). Nancy worked with us within our budget and was with us throughout the entire process.
Any review of Sposa Bella would not be complete without mentioning their preferred seamstress, Vaughn. As an out of state bride, I was worried about my fittings being few and far between (my last one occurred two weeks before the wedding), Vaughn and Nancy worked tirelessly to make my dress perfect. The team here is amazing.”
“I had a truly wonderful experience at Sposa Bella! They have dresses for all brides, varying from traditional to more fashion forward options. Nancy was an absolute pleasure to shop with- she listened to what I wanted and pulled dresses that were in tune with my style. I ended up finding my dress on the first appointment and they are very communicative about the ordering process so you never feel in the dark. If you are shopping in this area, definitely make an appointment here!”
“Honestly could not explain the unrealistic experience I had at Sposa Bella. When they say the dress finds you, it really rang true for me and my dress. It was less then 1 week before my wedding and I had already bought my wedding dress (from another vendor) and I happened to walk into Sposa Bella to find a head piece (which I also ended up wearing on my big day). Lo and behold I lock on eyes on a STUNNING Toni Ward dress. It was the most insane and BEST decision I ever made. We talked with the Nancy and the amazing seamstress Van to see what it even possible to have this dress fitted within a few days? and IT DID. The staff went above and beyond for me for my special day and under really bizarre request! Everything was perfect and I just wish I could wear my dress more because it was perfect!”
“I have had such a wonderful experience with Sposa Bella! I had originally gone to Sposa Bella because they are the only salon in the area to carry Michal Medina gowns. Although I did end up finding my dream Michal Medina wedding dress, the experience I had was just as amazing. Nancy was so very helpful and welcoming from the moment my mom and I met her. She made the experience of finding my dress so much fun and stress-free. Although my wedding was only a little over 6 months away from the time I tried on dresses, Nancy never made me feel pressured to make such a big decision. On top of this, she went above and beyond to research some shoe options that would be comfortable and match my dress, even though it was not required of her. I am very pleased with my experience at Sposa Bella- thank you so very much!”
“I had such an incredible experience at Sposa Bella. Silvana was a dream to work with. I found “the” dress but there were a few changes I wanted to make the dress more custom and more flattering for my figure and Silvana not only made that happen but helped me every step of the way keeping in touch with myself and the designer. Thank you for a wonderful experience!”
“I found my dream dress at Sposa Bella Couture. It was actually the first dress I tried on. Silvana in general is a kind hearted individual who really does try her very best to give her brides that “princess fairy tail” feeling. The atmosphere of this bridal store is very energizing. You really can’t go wrong picking this location. I highly recommend it because I had a destination wedding and everything went even better than I had imagined. My advice is going to someone who you trust with your wedding dress because you do live this moment once. You should be able to enjoy the role as a bride and I can assure you that Silvana will go above and beyond. Love you Silvana and thank you for making my dream dress come true. “
“I’m so pleased that I had a wonderful experience at Sposa Bella Birmingham. I think as a bride, finding “the dress” is the most important part of the whole wedding planning experience, and finding a salon that gives you the best experience is just as important. Silvana, was awesome! She provided “real” feedback and not just what I wanted to hear. My dress was gorgeous!! I felt like a real princess!! I also got my bridesmaids dresses here and all the accessories. They were all beautiful and the best quality everyone could be asking for.
So glad I said “yes” to the dress with Silvana and the team at Sposa Bella Birmingham. Highly recommended! “
“Thanks to Sposa Bella I was able to find my dream wedding dress and beautiful veil and accessories to go along with it. The vision I had in my head was brought to life because of them. They are very knowledgeable and made sure everything fit perfectly before I walked out the door. I was looking for something unique and with many details and that is exactly what I found.”
“Thank You so much for all of your help geting my dress ready for our big day! I really appreciate you working with me and understanding my schedule & long drives over from Grand Rapids. In he end, the dress fit perfectly and I felt beautiful! I could not be more pleased with my decision.”
Thank You again for everything!
–Natalie Pam Mead
“My 16 year old daughter needed a debutante dress, Spent many weekends going to various bridal shops with my wife, only to come home frustrated, telling me stories of rude treatment, and tactics I could not believe anyone would subject themselves to. I was utterly dismayed to hear bridal shop protocol, and frankly did not believe it. So I told my wife that I will take my daughter at a time of my choosing and find a dress in one stop. “Impossible!” she said. I was told that I needed an appointment, etc, etc. “Nonsense!” I replied. I ask a friend in the industry where to go. Sposa He says
Today: I take my daughter dress shopping. She is freking out in the car telling me that we MUST have an appointment. We arrive at Sposa. Are promptly greeted, despite there being a large wedding party. Are treated nicely. Staff initially turns to the less expensive dresses. Finds a few ok ones. Then go pick amongst the pricier ones, as they will be going on sale in a week, offering huge discounts. Quickly my daughter find multiple other dresses we like.”
“This was the first dress shop I visited when shopping for my bridal Gown. I instantly found at least 2 that I loved. The girls are amazing and so helpful and knowledgeable. I went back with those two dresses in mind when I went back a few months later, tried on the same dress and then tried on a few others. In those others was the most amazing, unexpected gorgeous dress. After my 10:30 appointment there, I went to two other stores but nothing could even come close to the detail, and fabric quality of what Sposa Bella had. I went back immediately and said yes to the dress. The owner, and the girl that works there brought out champaign and biscotti for us to celebrate. We ended up buying the one on the rack and got 10% off for buying the store sample. The amazing thing is that these designers aren’t allowed to sell to anyone else in Michigan, and once they sell a dress to you they will not reorder that dress so that you are the only one in Michigan with that dress. Awesome experience and lovely, lovely people working there. Found my dream dress!”