Our Founder

Ellynne Bridal began in 2004 as a labor of love by our founder, Lynne Rustad. Lynne dreamed of creating the best bridal store, with the best experience for her brides—not just in Nebraska but of anywhere in the Midwest. When she created the motto, “Where you’re always treated like a princess,” that is exactly the experience Ellynne Bridal is crafted to create. Fourteen years later, Ellynne Bridal is the premier bridal gallery for hundreds of miles.

Lynne spent her life dedicated to helping others fulfill their dreams. A native of Chicago, she moved to Nebraska in the 1980s and built a two-decade long career in real estate and home construction, helping families find their dream homes. A supporter of the local community, Lynne spent countless hours working with and helping fund raise for numerous good causes, but particularly those that helped support and protect women and children from abuse. Her philanthropic passions are too many to list but included the Child Advocacy Center, Friendship Home, Cause-for-Paws, People’s City Mission, Rotary International and many others.

In August of 2017, Lynne passed away during her battle with a type of ovarian cancer. She left a legacy and a mission to continue to support her goals and passions. At Ellynne Bridal, we are honored to carry on the legacy of Lynne, her passion for helping brides find the perfect gown to fulfill their dream wedding and to continue to give back to the community that we are a part of.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you find the gown of your dreams.

The Ellynne Bridal Team

Events

Little White Dress Trunk Show by Amsale New York

A couture trunk show featuring party dresses and flattering jumpsuits to complement your bridal-gown style at celebratory events before your BIG DAY, including:

Bridal Showers • Bachelorette Party • Rehearsal Dinner ...or for the Reception

Sip on a glass of complimentary bubbly while enjoying scrumptious appetizers as you find the party-perfect outfit. The Little White Dress collection will be available...

Jade & Jade Couture Trunk Show

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE/GROOM GOWNS BY JASMINE FOR JADE & JADE COUTURE

Invite the important mothers in your life to an exclusive Trunk Show by Jasmine for Jade & Jade Couture. Try on the newest formal gowns with options available in a variety of lengths and colors. 

When: May 31 - June 9, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)

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Martina Liana Trunk Show

WEDDING DRESSES BY MARTINA LIANA

You can see it in the luxurious designer fabrics that flow as she glides down the aisle, the handcrafted fit that accentuates her silhouette and the heirloom-quality detailing that leaves every guest in awe. When a bride selects and customizes a couture bridal gown from designer label Martina Liana, she wears something far more significant...

Nouvelle Amsale Trunk Show

COUTURE BRIDAL GOWNS BY NOUVELLE AMSALE

The Nouvelle Amsale collection features exquisite simplicity and refined craftsmanship for a true sense of glamour and timeless beauty.

When: September 6 - 8, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)

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There’s no better way to find your dream wedding dress! These...

Allure Bridals & Allure Couture Trunk Show

BRIDAL GOWNS BY ALLURE BRIDALS & ALLURE COUTURE

Whether your style is classic and traditional or bold and dramatic—it all starts with how your gown makes you feel. And, nothing feels like an Allure. Featuring a collection worthy of your most treasured moments. 

When: October 18 - 20, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)

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Allure Curvy & Allure Women's Trunk Show

BRIDAL GOWNS BY ALLURE WOMEN

Allure bridal gowns are about more than how the dress looks, it's also about how it feels—and, nothing feels like an Allure. Known and loved by brides worldwide for extraordinary styling, luxurious quality, and meticulous attention to detail. 

When: November 22 - 24, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)

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