We are so honored to dress every single one of our sweet brides, and we look forward to helping so many more in the future. If you are a Margaret Ellen bride, we would love your review and to share your Margaret Ellen Bridal story. Your review will give future brides first-hand insights on what we offer and the entire Margaret Ellen Bridal experience.  You can click the link below to leave your testimonial on The Knot.

Margaret Ellen Bridal was a once in a lifetime experience. My mom, sister, and I booked a girls trip to come down to Florida and accomplish some wedding planning. Maggie was so helpful when trying on dresses, she knew everything about all of the dresses in her shop as most of them could be customized the way you would want. Her wonderful personality made it enjoyable for all of us to be in the moment during this special time of my life. She greeted us with cotton candy champagne and from there I knew it ws meant to be. As many dresses as I tried on, I ended up finding one of my dreams and said “yes” to the dress at Margaret Ellen Bridal. I recommend this bridal shop to any new brides, or brides that just haven’t found the one yet.
— Erica Dubois, Lake Worth, FL
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I loved every second of my fitting with Maggie! I have to start by saying that her customer service is the best of the best. She went above and beyond and changed her flight to accommodate me and my family. We were only there for a few days and they happened to fall on the weekend she would be going to New York market, but she postponed her flight and made it work! I was blown away by that. She understood how important that day was for me and that it was a once in a lifetime event to try on dresses with my future sisters in law on our family vacation. She pulled the exact dresses I wanted to try (not too many) but also pulled one that surprised me and ended up being my dress! She let us all browse and check out every dress, too. She was knowledgeable , not pushy and very patient. I can’t wait to see my dress in person and would recommend every future bride go to MEB, no matter where you live!!! Thanks so much, Maggie!
— Jessie Truesdale, Santa Fe, NM
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Maggie at Margaret Ellen Bridal was the absolute best! She helped make my wedding dress shopping experience fun, stress free and memorable! Together we were able to find the perfect gown that matched my personality and price range! The entire experience was amazing!
— Aisha Scott, Defuniak Springs, FL
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This shop... it’s perfect. The space is gorgeous and chic but it still holds on to that intimate feel. I really felt like the time I spent there was catered to me. Maggie though... she is incredible. She goes above and beyond to truly make sure you are getting your perfect dress. She was so flexible with me and so helpful. I honestly felt like I was shopping with my best friend, except she had a huge database of knowledge about dresses. It was incredible and I would go back again if I could!! Thank you so much for everything!!!
— Ashley Robinson, Niceville, FL
I’m from NYC and dreamed of finding my wedding dress with my Mom who lived in Freeport. As soon as walked into Margaret Ellen Bridal I knew I was in for an amazing experience. Maggie is absolutely nothing short of amazing. She’s professional, passionate, smart, and knew exactly what she was doing. She took what ideas I had in my head and chose beautiful dresses. Dresses that dreams are made of This experience was what bridal dress shopping should be. Everything about it was perfect. I found my dream dress, had my moment, and said yes to the dress at Margaret Ellen Bridal! Thank you Maggie, you are amazing and I’m so honored to have met you.
— Kelsey Kimble, New York City, NY
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Margaret Ellen Bridal was an amazing experience. I visited with my sisters and mom all from out of town and we had such a great experience. Maggie made me feel so comfortable and had great dresses to look at. I ended up finding the perfect dress for my wedding. I would totally recommend going there to find a dress!
— Clancey Hill, Phoenix, AZ
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I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Maggie, the owner. We had to reschedule my appointment due to Hurricane Michael, and Maggie was so gracious and willing to work with us. From the moment I walked in the store, I felt like a friend instead of a customer. Her store is beautiful, classy, personal, and spacious. You get the whole store to yourself, she curates choices based on research ahead of time, and she gives you her focused and undivided attention. The question you will face is not, “Will I find my dress,” but rather, “Which dress will I choose?” I am recommending her to every bride I know. And of course, I found my dream dress thanks to her!
— Jordan Belser, Chipley, FL
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Margaret Ellen Bridal provided the perfect experience for finding the perfect dress. Maggie was so welcoming and helpful, keeping the appointment light with humor and complementary drinks. I had no clue what would work for me, but had an idea what I liked. Maggie was able to comprehend my jumble of ideas and selected a few dresses for me to try, along with the ones I had picked. In less than two hours we had narrowed down what looked good on me and what I liked and found the perfect dress. As soon as I put it on I lit up! It was absolutely the one! The whole time there was no pressure from Maggie to pick a certain dress, she always worked with my price range and never pushed it, and she was genuinely happy for me when we found THE dress. The bridal salon itself is gorgeous. We felt like family while working with Maggie at my appointment, I would unquestionably recommend Margaret Ellen Bridal for any bride looking for a wonderful experience finding the dress of your dreams.
— Hannah Webster, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Maggie at Margaret Ellen Bridal was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive pre-appointment and extremely quick to reply. She understood our vision immediately and pulled the perfect dresses and was respectful of my budget. She made sure we were comfortable and happy through the whole appointment. The personal touches really made us feel welcome and special. She had a sign with my name on it as well as petit fours and champagne. The store had a really extensive collection and was clean and organized. If you are looking for a dress you need to go see Maggie.
— Holly Adamson, Aurora, CO
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Margaret Ellen Bridal and Maggie were a dream come true for me! I sent her some ideas and from just a few pictures, she was able to give me my dream dress! I am so happy with Maggie, I could POP!
— Molly Brannon, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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I had the most amazing time picking out my dream wedding dress at Margaret Ellen Bridal!! Maggie is the best and you can tell she is so passionate and loves what she does! This was my second time trying on dresses and let me tell you the first experience does not even compare or come close to what I experienced at MEB. Maggie welcomed me with a decorated chalkboard and mimosas. She went on my Pinterest page the night before my appointment and pulled some dresses based on the dresses that I have pinned. She also lets you go through her dresses and will let you pick out all the ones that you want to try. The bridal salon is absolutely beautiful with its modern chic design and décor. She was so friendly and nice- it is like shopping with your best friend! I feel like I have known her for years. She is so easy to talk to and you just automatically feel comfortable with her. She has a great selection of dresses to choose from and try on. Another huge plus is the dresses aren’t all crammed together, you can through them very easily and look at her dress! I was a very indecisive bride and Maggie was very patient with me while trying on dresses (a few of which I tried on over and over again). She did not rush me to make a decision or to say yes. My experience of saying “Yes to the dress” was the most memorable and favorite part of planning my wedding so far. It was everything and more than I could have very dreamed of, it was truly a perfect, fairytale experience! I cannot thank Maggie enough, she really went above and beyond. She is the best and I highly recommend MEB!!! Thanks Maggie!!!!
— Michelle Nacarato, Destin, FL
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I cannot say enough about how darling Margaret Ellen Bridal is! The boutique itself is charming, feminine, and dreamy and the atmosphere is so incredibly welcoming! After viewing all of the dresses so elegantly displayed at Margaret Ellen Bridal, I’m convinced that there is a dress for every sense of style and a cut for every shape. It is so evident that this precious boutique was created with a whole lotta love! That brings me to the reason my appointment today was perfect from start to finish: MAGGIE! This girl is amazing, y’all! She takes the time to get to know you as a bride... but most importantly as a person. She truly made me feel special and helped me find a dress that was tailored to my style and personality! I found my dream dress thanks to her working her magic today! I hope all bride-to-bes that are still looking for their dream dresses find their way to this sweet boutique!
— Melinda Anderson, Defuniak Springs, FL
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Margaret Ellen was the third and last bridal shop I went to and just let me say...it was the best. Had a great selection plus very clean. All the samples were well kept. You tell Maggie loves this line of work by how knowledgeable she was on a all the designers. I especially loved how I was the only one there!! My name was even out front! Would 100 percent recommend Margaret Ellen Bridal to everyone.
— Caylee Tucker, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Margaret Ellen Bridal is amazing! It is extremely personalized and she closes the store during your appointment so it’s just you and your friends/family. She has a wonderful selection of dresses. I found my perfect wedding dress here!
— Holly Buchanan, Niceville, FL
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I could not have asked for a better experience finding my wedding dress! Maggie was very helpful, knowledgeable, and professional! She made it a very personable! I wouldn’t have found it without her help! Highly recommend this place!
— Rachel Wharam, Forsyth, GA
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Margaret Ellen Bridal is absolutely AMAZING! With all the gorgeous dresses Maggie has, I was able to find my dream dress with one appointment. I was on a bit of a time crunch and she was able to get my dress within weeks so I’m able to also have my dream wedding. I have no doubts that you will find your dream dress at MEB!
— Amanda Batson, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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I don’t even know where to begin! My experience with Maggie at Margaret Ellen Bridal was beyond anything I could have asked for. The boutique was so beautiful, and full of the most amazing dresses I’ve ever seen. My family and I were on vacation on 30A for the week, and we made an appointment with MEB. This was the first bridal appointment I had made to try on dresses since being engaged, and I left with my dress! There was no way I could have left with out my dream dress. My mom, aunts, cousins, and my Nan all came to the appointment, and Maggie made everyone feel so at home. I would absolutely recommend any bride-to-be to stop in Margaret Ellen Bridal! It will 100% be a day you will treasure forever. Thank you, Maggie, for being a part of my wedding journey!!!
— Hannah Montgomery, Cabot, AR
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This was the experience I feel like every bride dreams of! Maggie, the owner, is a doll and definitely the hostess with the mostest! There was a sign out front with my name on it to welcome me, and she had champagne ready for all of us when we arrived. The dresses in her store are absolutely magnificent and there is something for everyone. Saying yes to the dress at Margaret Ellen Bridal was the best day ever!
— Helen Taylor, Marianna, FL
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Maggie went above and beyond to make this day absolutely perfect. When first touching base with Maggie, she asked who was coming to the appointment and what the dream for the wedding was. She then sent more info for her to get a better understanding of my dream dress. Maggie made me feel like a princess when dress shopping. I didn’t feel like dollar signs. Instead, I felt like she was a close friend helping me feel the most beautiful and loved I could ever possibly feel. I would recommend EVERYONE go to Margaret Ellen for their dream dress!
— Anna Resiak, Noblesville, Indiana
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Getting my dress at Margaret Ellen Bridal was truly a once in a lifetime experience! The owner, Maggie was so kind and helpful. You could tell she was so passionate about helping me find the best dress for me. Maggie was also very respectful of my budget, she never pushed me to something I did not want or like. Maggie made me feel like a princess! Thank you Margaret Ellen Bridal for everything!
— Megan Foran, Panama CIty, FL
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I had tried on dresses at another store, but the experience didn’t even compare to walking in to Margaret Ellen Bridal. Maggie’s attention to details is just amazing! From the sign outside the door, to the drinks, private appointment in that gorgeous boutique and her full attention on the bride (aka ME!)! She can easily read your reactions and know what dress to show you next! To me “the dress” was the first one I tried on and she knew it! But she still made sure I tried on several others until I was 100% sure and the butterflies and tears showed up!! It was the perfect experience and I feel like I made a new friend!
— Bruna Krug, Destin, FL
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I don’t know where to begin... Long story short: it was an AMAZING experience & I wish I could do it all over again. Prior to my appointment at MEB, I’d been to at least 4 other boutiques in a big city and tried on numerous dresses (too many to count). Plus, I’m probably the most indecisive person on the planet, so I didn’t have high hopes of finding MY dress that day. Maggie was AMAZING. She made my appointment was personal and made sure to listen and deliver according to MY wants and dreams. She had a GREAT selection of beautiful gowns- not too much, not too little. As I tried on dresses and voiced my opinions, she made sure to inform me of all the ways dresses could be customized (especially the Martina Liana collection). She even communicated with her rep. during my appointment to discuss customization options. My biggest must haves were that I could have two looks (ceremony & reception) and that my dress would be unique. By the end of my appointment I was feeling more sure than ever to say YES to my dress with customization (which says A LOT). Maggie never limited my time, even though I probably took longer than anticipated, and I never felt pressured to buy. I even had my nieces and 2 year old nephew (who was not very entertained while dress shopping with the girls), and she was so patient and understanding. I, honestly, cannot say enough good things about MEB... I could go on forever. I am SO glad that I chose to check it out and that I was able to find my dress!
— Savannah Kennedy, Panama City, FL
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Magical Experience! The process of finding a dress for my wedding was hard and stressful, until I saw on Facebook a beautiful dress and I found Margaret Ellen Bridal. First, I called to make an appointment, she was nice, professional, and FLEXIBLE! We get along easily and I felt comfortable in our communication. She answered very fast to any changes I had to make in schedules, and best of all, the welcoming and attention in the day of my appointment was warm and unreal to me. I felt so special and I found my dress fast. She helped me with accessories and I felt so free to make my suggestions, until I was completely happy with my pick! Thanks to her and her team! I cannot wait to share my pictures!
— Edna Hunter, Panama City Beach, FL
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We had such a wonderful time! It was such a great experience buying my dress! She made us all feel welcomed, and it was amazing! We started with mimosas, and it was an intimate experience to share with just my family. Anyone who doesn’t buy their dress her is seriously missing out!
— Lisa Saunders, Panama City, FL
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I had the greatest time picking out my wedding gown with Maggie at Margaret Ellen Bridal! The store was beautiful and well organized, so that I was never overwhelmed during the appointment. She made me wanna feel comfortable and helped me find the perfect dress for my big day! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!
— Megan Priddy, Pensacola, FL
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The best bridal store in Northwest Florida! Such a personalized experience. Maggie picked the perfect dress based on the questions she asked me before my appointment and it is truly the dress of my dreams! Could not recommend this bridal salon more. 5+ stars!
— Doree Maffei, Destin, FL
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Truly a wonderful experience. I will never forget shopping for my wedding dress because of her. She made it so easy and effortless.
— Eryn Feichtel, Laguna Beach, FL
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My experience at Margaret Ellen Bridal was better than I could have imagined. Maggie was amazing! Her shop is intimate and welcoming. She had champagne and Five Daughter’s Donuts waiting for us, which made us feel like we were right back in Nashville! Every aspect of the appointment was unique and tailored to my vision. I walked in anticipating not being able to fit in to any of the samples or walking away feeling discouraged. My experience with Maggie was the opposite! I found several dresses that I loved and ultimately walked away having found the perfect dress. Maggie’s shop is beautiful and her dress selection is something to swoon over. What really made this experience amazing for me though was the connection I had with Maggie. She is personable, attentive, and down right precious! I walked away feeling like she and I could be friends! If you are looking to have an intimate experience in finding your dream dress, I suggest you give Margaret Ellen Bridal a visit if you are on 30A!
— Kalah Shockley, Nashville, TN
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Oh my goodness, my experience at Margaret Ellen Bridal has been the best part of wedding planning so far. Maggie is absolutely incredible, and integrates so many different details to create an amazing experience for her brides. She is amazing, the dress selection is awesome, and the shop is beautiful. Margaret Ellen Bridal is definitely the best on the panhandle, and possibly even the world! I would recommend this store to anyone. Thank you again, Maggie!
— Tiffany Lucas, Panama City, FL
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Maggie was the best host! We were greeted warmly and offered drinks and treats upon arrival. The store was very put together and had very chic décor.

One of the things that I loved most about Margaret Ellen Bridal and which stood out from the other bridal salons I visited was how spacious the store is. The dresses were not crammed together, but rather each one hung comfortably on the rack. This made the dresses easily to shop.

Maggie was most helpful when trying on dresses and picking ones that fit my taste. She was very attentive and listened to everything I had to say about each dress I tried on. This made dress shopping non-stressful and fun for myself and everyone I had with me. Additionally, the one-on-one appointments are invaluable to the shopping experience. This is something you may not consider, but it really makes shopping for your dress that much more personal.

Thank you Maggie and Margaret Ellen Bridal for helping me find my dream dress!
— Marissa Langlois, Pensacola, FL
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I am beyond grateful for my experience at Margaret Ellen. From the moment we walked in I knew I was in the right place to find my dream dress. The salon is exactly as described classy, intimate and enchanting. She greeted us with a smile and champagne ready to show us the beautiful selection of dresses. Going in not knowing exactly what I wanted, she took the little guidance I gave her and selected the perfect dress as the first one I tried on was THE DRESS! She is attentive and so fun to work with. I am elated she chose to open her shop in our area! Maggie made my dress shopping experience one to remember. I can’t thank you enough for making that day as seamless as possible! Thank you!
— Stephanie Groves, Destin, FL
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I had never imagined wedding dress shopping to be this stress free! By putting in the work upfront knowing what could/could not be done within my time-frame was very appreciated. You also made my “dress team” quite comfortable and they really enjoyed the whole experience.
— Erin Wahlers, Shalimar, FL
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This was my first time trying on dresses, and the first ever bridal salon I have been to, and I feel as if I was very spoiled! Maggie took time to look at my Pinterest board to draw ideas from what I had pinned, and I ended up saying “yes” to a dress she pulled ahead of time! The experience is one of a kind. Complimentary champagne, completely one on one private appointment, and delicious macaroons all in a beautiful boutique made for a afternoon I’ll never forget. Maggie, thank you for making me feel like a beautiful bride and giving me an experience I’ll cherish forever!
— Corey Bankert, College Station, TX
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By far the best bridal experience! Maggie made my dress shopping day so special and memorable. She had champagne for myself and my family. She even had alcohol free champagne for my pregnant maid of honor. Maggie took the time to listen to my wedding dress dreams and had a dress shipped in for me to try on! She had great attention to detail and made me feel so comfortable. By the time I left I felt like I had made a new friend! I can’t recommend her enough! Margaret Ellen Bridal is hands down the best of the best!
— Krystan Taylor, Pensacola, FL
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I cannot say enough great things about Margaret Ellen Bridal. Maggie made our day so special from the moment we arrived! It was so apparent Maggie did all she could ahead of time so Krystan’s vision came to life! Coming from Dallas, I had no idea what to expect, but when we arrived Maggie greeted us with champagne and chocolates and the most beautiful wedding dresses. We also had her entire boutique to ourselves with individualized attention. Maggie thank you so much for making Krystan’s day so special!
— Debbie N, Dallas, TX
“Maggie, I just wanted to thank you personally for making me feel like such a special bride. You gave me such a memorable experience that my mom and I will now cherish. The ambience of your space was beautiful and elegant and your selection of gowns was exquisite. I had such a great time trying them all on. I appreciate your attentiveness and making every important detail to me important to you. Thank you again!”
— Summer Hernandez, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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“Shopping at Margaret Ellen Bridal was a sublime experience. I absolutely loved having Maggie help me select the perfect dress for me. Having her undivided attention made shopping for the dress an exciting occasion, and I loved having the entire shop to myself. I highly recommend Margaret Ellen Bridal!”
— Lexi Willcoxon, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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“Maggie was so great. She even opened the store for my bridal party and I a little early since we were traveling from out of town. Maggie was so nice and her assistant was great as well. They provided outstanding service and keeps you talking and making sure she’s feeling out what you like and don’t like about certain dresses. She kept me within my price range. I went in for a blush colored from a specific designer and wound up with something completely different. I had already been to 4-5 dress shops and I put the dress on and I just didn’t want to put anymore on. It was the one. I couldn’t be any happier and after putting in my order, everything has started to feel so much more real now. Thanks to Margaret Ellen Bridal, I have my dream dress to go perfectly with my dream guy forever.”
— Farrin Folk, Gulf Breeze, FL
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