Designed: Meet White Dresses Designer a.b. Ellie

Meet Ashley Adamson, one of the designers behind the a.b. Ellie sash and belt collection offered at both White Dresses Huntsville and White Dresses Nashville. 

It's no secret - White Dresses loves a.b. Ellie sashes! These gorgeous pieces are the perfect addition to so many of our gowns and we are excited to be able to share a little about this amazing company and the women behind it! 

When it comes to sashing a dress, look no further than a.b. Ellie - a bridal accessories label that specializes in the design and creation of elaborate and custom bridal sashes. Using only the finest materials and jeweling, a.b. Ellie creates gorgeous pieces that are individually sewn and crafted. a.b. Ellie sashes have been seen on bridal runways and throughout countless regional and national bridal publications. All of the pieces for the a.b. Ellie line are created by a precious sister and mom duo (no wonder Kara and I fell in love with them so many markets ago) in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Real Bride, Kelly, in her Rena Sash. Photography by Colorbox Photographers.

Real Bride, Kelly, in her Rena Sash. Photography by Colorbox Photographers.

Our Alabama bridal shop and Tennessee bridal shop not only love the gorgeous sashes themselves, but the amazing desire by a.b. Ellie to create pieces that are personalized and unique for each bride they encounter. 

We (think) every bride should feel (a) sense of individuality. Her look should capture who she is on her wedding day, nothing more and nothing less. We took these concepts and (used them to launch) a.b. Ellie in 2010.
— Ashley Adamson, a.b. Ellie

Owners from our Nashville bridal shop shared why they love adding a.b. Ellie sashes to so many bridal looks. 

What I love about a.b. Ellie sashes is how they can take a gown and completely transform it. The intricate beadwork and subtle detailing of their sashes truly make them works of art and I love seeing how brides can create an entirely different look by incorporating one of these jeweled masterpieces.
— Kara Leonard, White Dresses Co-Founder and Nashville Bridal Shop Owner
Not only do I love the gorgeous work that a.b. Ellie does, but I love how I can help a bride truly convert the accessories she chooses by making custom changes. a.b. Ellie is so great to work with and I absolutely love their desire to create sashes that are as unique as our brides.
— Ella Kinsland, White Dresses Co-Founder and Nashville Bridal Boutique Owner

While we love pretty much every sash that a.b. Ellie creates, our shop owners weighed in on their favorite sashes to pull for brides. 

Rena by a.b. Ellie (Photo via a.b. Ellie)

Rena by a.b. Ellie (Photo via a.b. Ellie)

I absolutely love the Rena sash! I love the sweet fabric detailing mixed throughout the sash with the crystals - it creates a truly romantic addition to so many gowns!
— Ella Kinsland, White Dresses Co-Founder and Nashville Bridal Shop Owner
Camielle by a.b. Ellie (Photo via a.b. Ellie).

Camielle by a.b. Ellie (Photo via a.b. Ellie).

I love pulling the Camielle sash for brides. It boasts stunning pearl, opal and crystal detailing that is truly perfection.
— Kara Leonard, White Dresses Co-Founder and Nashville Bridal Shop Owner

Even our mom has a favorite a.b. Ellie sash! If you have been to the store while she is there helping (which is probably a lot of you), then you have probably seen her pull Harper! 

Harper by a.b. Ellie (shown here with an ivory ribbon). Photo via a.b. Ellie.

Harper by a.b. Ellie (shown here with an ivory ribbon). Photo via a.b. Ellie.

Without a doubt my favorite sash in the shop is Harper by a.b. Ellie! It is so vintage and I love the champagne colored satin ribbon with so many of our lace gowns! It is just one of those statement pieces you can’t help but love. Whenever a bride comes in and is looking for a sash, you will probably always here me suggest to the girls - try Harper!
— Teresa Leonard

Make sure to let your consultant at either our Huntsville bridal boutique or our Nashville bridal boutique know that you are interested in trying on a.b. Ellie sashes with your gown options! And make an accessories appointment if you are still looking for the perfect sash!