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July 2014



Sample Sale Fashion Show 2014

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Soliloquy Sample Sale Fashion Show
Saturday, July 12th at 1:00pm

Sample Sale Fashion Show

Sample Sale Fashion Show

We are just days away from our annual Sample Sale Fashion Show on Saturday, July 12th. What’s a Sample Sale Fashion Show you ask? It’s our way of making a Sample Sale enjoyable, fun, and stress free! You don’t need to line up hours before our doors open and you don’t have to worry about a game of “survival of the fittest” to find your wedding day look. Instead you will be greeted and welcomed in to enjoy our fashion show of sample dresses on sale for 30-80%off. You’ll see the dress on the Soliloquy Runway, with accessory suggestions, before you purchase.

Last year was our first year trying this new twist on the coveted Sample Sale and it was a huge success. In fact, we’re now getting back wedding day images from some of our Soliloquy Brides who purchased during last years event:


Soliloquy Bride Hannah - Maria Vicencio Photography

Soliloquy Bride Hannah – Maria Vicencio Photography


Soliloquy Bride Kristen - Jen Fariello Photography

Soliloquy Bride Kristen – Jen Fariello Photography


Soliloquy Bride Kristina - Realities Photography

Soliloquy Bride Kristina – Realities Photography


One of the best things about the Sample Sale Fashion show is that your ticket entry donation of $10 goes entirely towards a local charity. You’ll save hundreds to thousands off of your gown gowns, so we hope $10 will be given graciously. This year’s charity is Jill’s House, an organization that provides respite for children with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Greater Washington, DC area!


During this year’s Sample Sale Fashion Show, we have about 20-30 dresses to sell as samples up for grabs. We can’t show you everything, BUT here is a sneak peek of what you might see this year:


Such a nice variety of fabrics, styles, and looks!


So how does the Sample Sale Fashion Show work exactly?

1. Register for your Fashion Show Ticket (1 ticket per each fashion show attendee).

2. Join us at our Sample Sale Fashion Show and take notes on the dresses you’d like to try on.

3. After the Fashion Show, 30-minute appointments will be honored in the order of your registration. SO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS EARLY! (Once a dress has been purchased it will no longer be available for try-on).

4. Walk away with a fabulous couture wedding gown at a GREAT price!


Well what are you waiting for? Purchase Your Tickets and get more info including FAQ’s HERE!!

We can’t wait to meet our new Soliloquy Brides!



May 2014



One-on-One with Heidi Elnora, Soliloquy Designer

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Heidi Elnora’s rise amongst the bridal circuits has not excluded the classic stent of hard work, much faith and the passion any designer of her caliber would have. As we prepare for the upcoming Trunk Show, Soliloquy Bridal Couture goes one-on-one with the sweet designer from Birmingham, uncovering the incredible elements to her success and the heart of the woman who wants to make every bride as happy as they can be. Heidi explains how her family and faith have helped shape the brand we know and love, and why she hasn’t forgotten her Southern roots.

Heidi Elnora Headshot

How long have you been in business and how would you assess your success in the bridal space?
1.) “Going on this September will be 8 years. I feel very blessed to be in the bridal space. It’s where I’m supposed to be. I just really truly want to create something that they love as much as I do.”
The Heidi Elnora brand is resonating all over the US, even though you are a designer with Southern roots! Why do you think your designs appeal to a diversity of brides?
2.) “I’m so many different people! I have country roots, but I love the city. I hope every bride can feel the passion that I have, because I am all of those girls. I’m a real person and am just blessed to do what I love.”
What’s most important to you when you design a dress?
3.) Hands-down, I’m big on fit. I want dresses to feel simplistic and beautiful, for whichever person I am that day!”
How have your collections evolved over the years?
4.) “When I became a Mom… it took me to a more mature level. I’ve grown as a designer, as a result.”
We are so excited about the new “Darling” collection. What was the inspiration?
5.) “Heidi is one person, and Elnora is another. ‘Darling’ is more of that relaxed, free-spirited side of me. I get it from my parents: my Mom is very chic, and my Dad would rather be driving a tractor trailer!”

How do you divide your time between your own atelier in Birmingham, your sister stores, and now, a reality TV show? We know family is so important to you.
6.) “I’ve learned more so, over the years, to shut it down by 5:30pm. Weekends are my time with my family. I work so hard so that I can always be there for them….What I do is all for them.”
What would you like brides to know about Heidi Elnora?
7.) “I want them to know that I am just a normal girl with a big, huge dream. At the end of the day I just want to see brides happy. I do this, not for the fame, but it’s all by God.”

Join us for the Heidi Elnora Trunk Show: May 16-25, 2015
10% off purchases
visit or call 571-449-2580 for appointments

Heidi Elnora Fall 2014 Collection:

Bella Odette_front Charlotte Fleur_front Chloe Adele_front Clara Louise and Clara Skirt_front Cora Lee and Leaf Me Knot Sash_front Elle Hemingway_front Eloise Gatsby and Jeana Lee Belt_front Georgia Bourgeois_front Leona May_front Nora Georgette_front Sophie Paulette with Sophie Skirt_front Sophie Paulette_front Vivienne Beau_front Zelda Fitzgerald_front

To view past collections and more on Heidi Elnora visit





May 2014



Soliloquy Bride Erin’s Destination Wedding

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Soliloquy Bride Erin just sent over her Destination Wedding Day images and we are just in love with her Gorgeously Simplistic Beach Affair in Turks and Caicos! We asked Erin some questions about her special day to share with our followers. Enjoy!

Bride’s gown designer: Cassandra Bromfield
Jr Bridesmaid gown designer: Jim Hjelm Occasions
Photographer: Photography by Brilliant Studios Turks and Caicos

How did you meet your husband Ashlea?

Ashlea and I met at a bar through my Uncle almost four years ago. Ashlea and I kept looking at each other from across the room and my Uncle must of noticed and went up to Ashlea and asked him if he wanted to play shuffleboard with us. Ashlea and I ended up talking for the rest of the night and have been together ever since.

erinback beach married

What was the special circumstances of your courtship, engagement and wedding?

Ashlea surprised me completely when he proposed. I am not easily surprised and nothing gets past me and he managed to pull it off without me knowing at all. He took me to a Virginia winery and tried to ask me to marry him by a big tall tree at the winery, but the grass was wet so I wouldn’t go near the tree. He then got down on one knee with a beautiful ring right before we left and had a surprise dinner at a local bed and breakfast. It was wonderful.

Why did you pick the location?

We were married in Turks and Caicos because Ashlea’s mother’s side of the family lived there years ago, and we both wanted to get married at a beach and thought getting married at a place with family history would make it even more special.

erinkids ceremonyshot ceremony

Who attended?
A lot of our family and friends were able to make the wedding so it was great having everyone together to celebrate our special day.

Were there some special moments you can share?

All of our guests had a great time. Everyone danced and loved the food. My Dad and Uncle sang “My Way’ (changed it to ‘Our Way’) by Frank Sinatra to Ashlea and I and it was quite a hit.

How do you decided on the vibe of it all?

We wanted a laid back, fun, no shoes wedding and that’s exactly what we got. It was the PERFECT wedding!!

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