“I can’t express how grateful I am to Nancy, Vaughn and Laura for helping make my dream wedding dress a reality. From my first appointment to the final fitting (and there were a lot of them), Nancy and her team were kind, professional, patient and responsive throughout the entire process. I’m still over the moon about my Medina gown and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I’m beyond thankful to Vaughn for making my gorgeous sleeves and veil. They completed my look perfectly and I can’t imagine my dress without them. I highly recommend Sposa Bella to any bride-to-be (especially to any fellow perfectionists!) as you’ll receive the first class experience you deserve for the most important day of your life.”
— Abby P.
“Nancy and her team at Sposa Bella are amazing! My mom, bridesmaids and I had the best time shopping for dresses and at the fittings and I could not have asked for a better experience. Nancy provided feedback when I had to go to my fitting alone (thank you!), and my Anne Barge dress and veil were absolutely perfect on our wedding day”
“Sposa Bella Couture is where I found the wedding dress of my dreams! Their store had a fantastic selection of gowns for me to try on, the saleswomen were friendly and complimentary, and the manager, Nancy, was communicative and knowledgeable about dress designers and styles. I recommended this bridal shop to my sister and will suggest it to my friends.”
— Lexie F.
“I had gone to a few bridal shops and couldn’t find the dress I was looking for. The moment I stepped into Sposa Bella I was in awe of their entire inventory. Nancy and her team were so patient and helpful with looking for dresses and I ended up falling in love with the second dress I tried on. We took measurements, customized it, and my dress and skirt came from the designer within 3 months of ordering it! I always looked forward to going to their boutique for my bridal appointments because the team made me feel so special. I would definitely recommend this place to all future brides!”
“From the moment I walked into Sposa Bella, I knew it was the perfect salon for me. Nancy is an absolute DREAM to work with. She is so knowledgeable and patient and I always looked forward to going in for a fitting. I am eternally grateful for her guidance and for helping me pick out the perfect gown for my wedding.”
— Arielle J.
“Amazing experience with the Sposa Bella Couture team! Nancy is amazing to work with and they have such a unique selection of gowns. I bought a couture gown from Israel and when it came with a liner color I didn’t like, Sposa Bella took care of the whole ordeal. It was so amazing working with them.”
— Jacey S.
“Nancy and the team at Sposa Bella truly made my wedding day unforgettable. From the wonderful service to how kind Nancy was, we were so blessed that finding my Anne Barge dress was such an easy process. I truly recommend them to any future bride and know that you will be a stunning bride”
“I came in Sposabella after going through a ton of bridal salons and trying on countless dresses. Nancy and her team were able to bring my dream dress to life. I found my dream dress and was able to completely change and customize the dress and veil to how I want it. The details in this dress were unbelievable and I was so happy with the details the seamstress was able to add on the dress and on the veil. I truly wish I could wear my dress again, I never thought I would be able to find a wedding dress like this. I was absolutely amazed. It was an absolute dream and everything I ever wanted. Thank you to Nancy and your team a million times for bringing my dream dress to life.”
“I am beyond blessed and thankful to have purchased my wedding dress from Sposa Bella. Nancy made the entire process easy and fun. She worked with me to help purchase my dream Tony Ward dress. Throughout the entire process she helped make my vision come true. During each fitting she did not let one detail go unmissed. Van is also extremely talented and helped create a custom veil using the fabric from my dress (which you could not even tell a piece was missing!). The entire experience from A to Z was spectacular. I was extremely comfortable and always felt listened to by both of them. No concern went unresolved. I recommend this store to everyone I know getting married. Miss this team and their wonderful spirits!”
— Kathren S
“I do not know where to begin. I absolutely LOVE Sposa Bella, and I love Nancy. This was the first place I walked into to look for a dress. Nancy and the staff were so respectful and polite. The place is spotless, and there are SO MANY options. I went to other boutiques after that first visit, and they had A LOT to live up to because no place felt as right as Sposa Bella did. Nancy is wonderful and such a bride advocate. She is honest, and helps you get all the help and accessories you need. I ended up buying my headpiece and dress from there. Their seamstress also made me a veil with the lace from my dress. Everyone loved the dress, and it fit my personality and style. As happy as I am to be married, I am sad that my visits to my Sposa Bella family have come to an end.”
“Sposa Bella is an amazing bridal boutique! I am so thankful for the wonderful experience I had while customizing my wedding gown. Nancy is an absolute pleasure to work with and gave me a stress-free experience from beginning to end. I couldn’t be happier that I found my gown at Sposa Bella and I highly recommend them to all!”
— Noor Naimi
“I live in another state primarily and had a limited amount of time to find a wedding dress. I spent the morning going to different bridal shops in Birmingham and trying on multiple dresses without any success. Sposa Bella Couture was the last dress shop I had scheduled to visit, and I wish it had been the first. Nancy was there to greet me and made me feel instantly at ease. She turned a stressful day into an enjoyable experience. I knew instantly once I had tried on my wedding dress. Every encounter from entering the store, through alterations, and finally picking up the dress was a dream experience. Having a wedding is stressful and Sposa Bella made finding the dress the easiest part. Thank you so much for helping me have a gorgeous wedding exactly as I imagined it.”
“I cannot recommend Sposa Bella enough! Nancy and her entire staff was a dream to work with! I knew I wanted an Anne Brage gown and am lucky that Sposa Bella had a trunk show with just the dress for me! I am a bustier gal and they worked tirelessly measuring me and creating a custom top to fit my bust. Also they added a last-minute appointment due to my last-minute weight loss before the wedding to make sure everything was perfectly snug. My schedule only allows for evening appointments and they always stayed late and squeezed me in for any thing I needed! I also did my alterations there and was 100% satisfied, the seamstress is a wizard and also made a custom veil for me to fit in my price range. I cannot thank them enough for their generosity and accommodations! All of this also includes a COVID reschedule which they were amazing with!!! Thank you so much Sposa Bella! 5/5 stars highly recommend!!.”
— Sarah V.
“If you want a great experience and a gorgeous dress this is where you have to go! Nancy made finding my dream dress a stress-free, fun experience that truly felt special. Her patience, kindness, and willingness to bring your ideas to life is above and beyond. My mom and I both found our dresses at Sposa Bella and we could not have asked for a better experience.”
“Found my dream dress and had the most exciting time working with Nancy and her team regarding my dress fitting. I received endless compliments on my dress and their entire staff is beyond kind, compassionate, professional and lovely! I highly recommend their boutique for any formal event!”
“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 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 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