Located in the “Say Yes Hub of Baltimore”, Elite Secrets' couture brand Elite Design House celebrates love with a curated collection of custom and semi-custom wedding dresses, occasion looks, accessories, and more. Founded after the onset of supply chain issues brought on by COVID-19, designs are created stateside with locally sourced, top-notch fabrics and materials. The company's inclusively sized collaborations bridge the gap between fashion-forward brides and exceptional emerging designers through a dream dress matchmaking system offering the flexibility to create without limits. Shop with experienced stylists at the new downtown Baltimore location at One Charles Center and via virtual appointment at elitedesignhouse.com.
LaTonya Turnage has owned and operated award-winning bridal salons in Baltimore, Maryland, since 2015. Born in Baltimore, Turnage has opened two highly successful bridal shops in Charm City, including the polished ready-to-wear bridal oasis, Elite Secrets Bridal. Her first retail store garnered WeddingWire's Couple's Choice Award six years in a row, earning top rankings for quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.
Turnage is renowned for keeping bridal fashion and beauty fresh and exciting. April 2022 will bring the unveiling of her second retail location, the Elite Design House, a concept of curated custom and semi-custom wedding dresses, occasion looks, and accessories in the “Say Yes Hub of Baltimore.” Elite Design House's inclusively sized collaborations bridge the gap between fashion-forward brides and exceptional emerging designers through a dream dress matchmaking system offering the flexibility to create without limits.
In January 2018, Baltimore Weddings magazine named Turnage as the Beauty Creative Director for the publication's Aisle Style Event. Then, in October 2018, Turnage's bridal brand captured the Business Excellence Award from the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, an honor determined by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore's Executive Committee, which recognizes individuals whose hard work and outstanding initiative have increased the profile and success of the metropolitan Baltimore community and business landscape.
Turnage's businesses have consistently earned prestigious Couples' Choice awards by the WeddingWire and the Knot. Recognized among the best in bridal fashion and beauty, Turnage's brands have been featured in The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Bride, Munaluchi, Baltimore Style, United with Love, and Wedding Chicks, to name a few. Turnage has also garnered coverage on Fox, NBC, and BMORE Lifestyle.