Weddings, Wedding VenuesEllen Marie Design, Best Wedding Dresses in Portland - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner

Portland, Oregon based designer Lorri "Ellen Marie" has spent her whole life enjoying the elements of being a "girly girl", while also having a healthy streak of tomboy in her nature. The art of feminine beauty is celebrated in many different ways, and she likes creating accessories that are as unique and different in style as each woman who wears them.

L. Ellen has spent many years working in the field of Information Technology, but has always been an artist at heart. Her high school art teacher once told her she would someday become a professional artist by trade, and she laughed and said she was too practical to become an artist, because she feared she might become poor "trying to sell Velvet Elvis paintings by the side of the road". Yet, her creative side never went away and for years she designed jewelry as an outpouring of her creativity. She never stopped loving art and taking art courses, including Metal Smithing at Oregon College of Art and Craft.

One day her recently engaged friend asked if she considered making bridal headpieces and veils, and the spark of an idea for Ellen Marie was born. She branched out from just making jewelry and took her creativity in a new direction to a whole line of hair accessories, veils and other beautiful things. EllenMarieDesign.com was born. It turns out her art teacher was right after all, and she has indeed become an Artist/Designer by trade.

L. Ellen Marie is inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest as an amazing source of creative inspiration: from the pink cherry blossoms in the spring time, to the moss growing on a stone wall, to the crashing waves of the Pacific ocean--each continues to serve as muse to her ideas for beautiful things. She enjoys life in Portland, Oregon, along with her husband and three dogs. Her hobbies include creating oil paintings of beautiful Northwest landscapes, exploring Portland, and visits to the beach and mountain.

Contact Ellen Marie at EllenMariePDX@gmail.com if you have any questions. We welcome custom design requests. Wholesale sales to bridal salons and stores can be arranged as well.

A woman has many facets, many moods, and so many wonderful ways of expressing herself: Chanteuse, seductress, tomboy, hipster...

Whether you feel sweet and feminine, romantic, bold, vintage, glamorous, sophisticated, unique, divine...

They all mean the same thing: the art of self expression and creativity. Here at Ellen Marie, we haven't lost sight of the art of self expression. For thousands of years, women have adorned themselves with beautiful things? Why? Because it makes us feel good: it makes us feel unique, special, and ...beautiful. Above all else, we feel that we are beautiful and unique creations, worthy of that recognition.

At Ellen Marie, we design our unique pieces with you in mind, because we are women too, and like you: we get it. You don't want boring, run-of-the-mill jewelry, veils, and accessories. You want something special. Because you really ARE special. You are unique, and you want the whole world to know it.

Celebrate the art of adornment. We hope you enjoy our special pieces, each handcrafted with care and love, for you: the enchantress, the beauty, the ingenue, the tomboy, the wife, the mother, the friend, the sister, the woman. You.

Thanks for visiting, we hope you enjoy our site and come back soon.

Warmest Regards,
Ellen Marie, Designer -Portland, Oregon

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Here is some of our Ellen Marie customer feedback from satisfied customers who have purchased veils, fascinators, headband, custom bridal designs, and jewelry.

We believe in excellent customer service and will work with you to design the perfect veil, headpiece, or jewelry for your special day. Just contact us!


Wedding Wire Rated

Ellen Marie is one of those rare businesses who provide exceptional products at a very affordable price. I purchased two beautifully hand crafted flowers to accentuate my wedding dress. With the flower being the main feature on my dress, I was after only the best; which Ellen Marie provided. Living in Australia, I communicated over e-mail. Ellen Marie matched the flowers exactly to my dress design and offered support and suggestions to ensure the end result was just perfect. I also contacted Ellen Marie to hand-make 100 flowers for my Bonbonierre. Once more, communication was extremely efficient and Ellen Marie ensured everything was tailored to suit my individual needs. It is rare to find a business with individual and personal attention to detail, great value for money and simply gorgeous products. If this is what you are after, Ellen Marie has exactly what you will need.
-Jenny, Australia
For custom bridal gown brooches

My daughter had gotten a lot of great compliments on her headband. Her prom dress would not look complete without it. Thank you for being special part of her day!
Best Regards,

For custom prom fascinator headband.

I think it looks awesome!! I love the fascinator and the colors look perfect. Thank you so much for working with me to make it so perfect. I'm glad I found your website!
Thanks again so much.

For custom bridal fascinator and birdcage veil set with champagne birdcage veil.

It is absolutely beautiful! Thank you.

For custom bridal fascinator and birdcage veil set with mixed ivory and pink feathers.

It came today! Fantastic, thank you, and she also loves the earrings! The big Prom night is May 15th.


Thanks again,

For custom prom headband with peacock feathers.

I absolutely LOVE this new set!! And the Bridal Party jewelry is also fabulous! The color of the pearls is perfect! Thanks!

For custom bridal fascinator and jewelry set in champagne and ivory.

Beautiful! The veil is just perfect and the packaging is super cute! And it got here SO fast! Thank you so much for such an awesome transaction! :)

For birdcage veil.


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