Dress Theory: "Katie Grace" by Heidi Elnora

Katie Grace by Heidi Elnora is a gown that epitomizes the Southern bride. The sophistication of the raw silk paired with the modesty of the scoop neckline and the classic ball gown silhouette would pair perfectly at so many Southern venues!

 Photo by Sleepy Fox Photography.

Photo by Sleepy Fox Photography.

Styling this dress for a Southern bride is easy - we love the sophistication that comes by adding on one of Heidi Elnora's signature bows (Miriam Bow pictured above) for the ceremony. To complete the look, we would add a stunning lace veil and a dainty pair of pearl earrings. 

At the reception, we would suggest trading the bow and veil for a stunning three quarter length sleeve lace cover up to be worn open to create a casual look perfect for dancing the night away at your reception!

 Photo by Sleepy Fox Photography.

Photo by Sleepy Fox Photography.

We caught up with Heidi Elnora who described the Katie Grace dress.

Katie Grace is a rustic and effortless full A-line gown with a stunning scoop neckline and a gathered skirt with pockets!
— Heidi Elnora

{Deconstructing the Gown}

Silhouette: Full A-line/Ball Gown | Fabric: Raw Silk | Neckline: Scoop | Waist: Natural Waistline | Skirt: Full Gathered Skirt with Pockets | Train: Chapel

White Dresses Co-Founder and Nashville Bridal Shop Owner, Kara Leonard, shared why she loves the Katie Grace gown.

Without a doubt, Katie Grace is one of the most timeless and classic gowns in our Nashville bridal boutique. The gathered waist perfectly shows off the waistline and I love pairing this darling gown with a large raw silk bow. Katie Grace is without a doubt one of the easiest gowns to style for a Southern wedding because it offers so much versatility.
— Kara Leonard