Hi, everyone! It’s Molly, your Nordstrom Weddings Site Merchandiser here. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know one of our wedding designers, Heidi Elnora, since we launched her brand seven months ago. Let me just tell you that she is a fantastic human being and a brilliant designer. She has enough energy to fill the Superdome, the ability to make you smile so big your cheeks hurt and is one of the best huggers I’ve met!
I recently asked Heidi if she could name a favorite wedding dress from her collections. She told me, “The Coco Marie is one of my all-time favorite gowns.” I couldn’t agree more. The Coco Marie is a dream dress. It’s beautiful all on its own but can be complemented with many different pieces and styles. Here’s what else she had to say about the dress and how to style it.
“The Coco Marie was named after one of my first brides, Nicole Marie Richter. Her husband is a DJ and a very dear friend of mine, DJ Coco–therefore, the Coco Marie. This gown is simple yet has a perfect fit, which is the key to a great wedding dress. It can be worn with the Katie Grace cover-up, the lace bodice, by itself or with a great sash.
“The best thing about the Katie Grace cover-up is that it is reversible. You can wear it with buttons in the front, giving you a very traditional look and a low V-shaped back, or you can reverse it so that the V gives you a cap-sleeve feel and a see-through lace back. This option looks great with full covered buttons down the length of your Coco Marie. By adding a ruched waistband, you complete the look while cinching in your waist at the same time. What girl doesn’t love a tiny waist!
“Another great option for the Coco Marie is our lace bodice. This bodice is used as an overlay on the Coco Marie and finishes at the natural waist. The Coco Marie is one great gown that is as versatile as my brides!”
Want to try the Coco Marie or any other dresses in our Heidi Elnora lookbook for yourself? Head to one of our Wedding Suites where a Wedding Stylist can help find the perfect way to customize this gown just for you! –Molly