It all started when...

Michelle Ellis is the lead bridal gown designer and owner of McEllis Brides. She has been in the wedding industry for over eight years. She first started out planning weddings and baking cakes. That is when she first fell in love with everything bridal. Michelle started out as an bridal gown consultant in 2010, later branching out into gown design in 2014.   

McEllis Brides was established in 2013 out of Newport News, VA. They have been recognized 3 years in row for their exemplary customer service by WeddingWire. Winning The Couples' Choice Awards® has placed McEllis Brides in the top 5% of wedding professionals on WeddingWire. They were also awarded by Coastal Virginia Magazine "Best Place To Buy a Wedding Gown" in 2016 2017 and 2018. 

Michelle has produced multiple successful bridal shows. She is currently working on producing an annual bridal fashion show called the Engagement Party, which is set to take place each spring. McEllis Brides store front boutique is located in Hampton Virginia at 1932 Coliseum Drive.