Gregory Ellenburg is a graduate of the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He has worked in the pageant industry since 1988, opening Gregory Ellenburg Pageant and Special Occasion in 1997. His gowns have been worn on the stages of the Miss America and Miss USA pageants. Greg has grown into a national brand dressing young women from California to Vermont and Montana to Georgia.
Greg's specialty is creating beautiful couture gowns for clients who know and understand the importance of a one of kind creation. "I enjoy the collaborative effort of design. I love it when a woman knows what she wants", he has said on more than one occasion.
Greg's gowns are made "in house" in Greenville, South Carolina by an experienced staff of artisans. Every attention is paid to detail, making sure that each client leaves with dress of their dreams.
About how much do custom gowns usually cost?
Greg's Response:Hi Julia, Custom gowns start at $2,500 and go up from there depending on material, beading, and style. If you have any other questions, feel free to call us at 864-298-0072.
Do I have to make an appointment to visit the store, or is that only to have a custom gown made?
Greg's Response:Carrie, If you want to check out our selection of dresses, you do not need an appointment. If you want to have time with Greg, we do like to have an appointment set up.
I am interested in a dress like the pale pink beaded column dress with the pink silky overskirt like the one in the Fall 2017 fashion show. I am interested for a state pageant.
Greg's Response:Hi Samantha, I am not sure what gown you are talking about. Please give us a call 864-298-0072 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk through the design. Best, Rachel Anthony Manager
Hi, I'm looking for a Sherri hill couture to be custom made for me. Could you possibly make this dream dress of mine for my prom I. April. I'm just thinking ahead and if you can my mom and I will make a appointment with you. Thank you so much!
Greg's Response:Hi Grace, We are unable to get a custom Sherri Hill Couture gown for you. If you are interested in having a custom gown made, that is something we can do, it just won't be through Sherri Hill. We make them right here in our boutique in Greenville.
How much would the sliver dress you made for Miss Louisiana International 2016. I was looking to have something made similar to her design.
Greg's Response:Ana, A gown like that will be $4,800. If you are interested, please call us at 864-298-0072.
Looking for talent pagaent jumpsuit
Greg's Response:Hi Virginia, We do not have any talent pageant jumpsuits on the floor currently, but we could definitely make one if you are interested. Please call us at 864-298-0072 if you have any questions.
Hello Greg Hope your weekend is going well.... Hope you watched opening ceremonies of the Olympics last night I loved the dress Gisele Bündchen was wearing Can that be copied ..... Love the drape and the flow of fabric It's for my niece who is competing in Miss NJ Mao level Price about??? Thanks so much for your time look forward to meeting you one day Hal parent
Greg's Response:Hi Hal, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, that dress could be recreated. For a dress like this you would be looking at about $3,200. That would include fittings/alterations since we would be making it just for her. If you have any more questions, please shoot us an email at email@example.com Thanks!
I'm looking for a Mother of the Bride dress. Do you have Style No. » CP11502 CAPRI by Mon Cheri color – Delphinium size – 22/24
Greg's Response:Good day Jennifer, We are no longer carrying Mon Cheri and would not be able to special order it. Thank you for your message.
Can you tell me if you have any of these styles in stock:50419,50467,50488,50418 or 32350. Thank You, Karen
Greg's Response:Hi Karen, Unfortunately, we do not have those styles in stock at the store. Feel free to come by sometime to take a look at what we do have in stock and we will find you the perfect dress!
Do you sell the Mon Cheri Hillary 213247 I know is a 2013 Collection but I really like it. Thanks
Greg's Response:Hi Teresa, We no longer carry Mon Cheri. We cannot get that dress. I apologize. Best- Greg
Do you design wedding gowns?
Greg's Response:Hi Cathy, Yes, we do design wedding gowns. The best thing to do is to set up an appointment with us. You can reach us at 864-298-0072.
If I wanted to buy a dress from your store, do you offer lay-a-way? And if you do, how much of a deposit would I have to put down?
Greg's Response:Hi Ally, Yes, we do offer a layaway plan. We require a 30% deposit on the gown and it must be paid off in 90 days.
Hello, Do you sponsor girls in pageants?
Greg's Response:Hi Kendra, Thank you so much for your question. We do not sponsor individual girls. We do, however, sponsor local pageant titles.
Hi! How much would the custom blue silk gown with the side train you recently posted be? It is beautiful!
Greg's Response:Thank you Macie! That gown is between $2,500 and $2,900. It can always be customized to your exact liking and would affect the price.
What are your store hours please?
Greg's Response:Hi Cindy, Our store hours are as follows: Tuesday- Friday 10am to 6pm Saturday- 10am to 4pm Closed- Sunday and Monday Hope this helps!
What is the price to have walk/stage presence coaching?
Greg's Response:Hi Angie, We do not offer "coaching" per se. We are glad to help our clients in that area, but if you are interested in more one on one coaching we recommend Thomas Barnette out of Atlanta for that.
I was wondering what type of gown would you recommend for a 5'0 woman that would wear 5-6' heels, petite for a National Mrs. Pageant to make me look taller? Thanks
Greg's Response:Hi Denise, I would recommend a gown that has long lines and no seams at the waist or knee. A halter with a fit and flare bottom (not too much fabric at the train) would be nice. I hope this helps!
Do you make interview dresses for little girls and what would an estimate be?
Greg's Response:Hi Janelle, We generally work with "big girls" but have worked with younger girls starting around 9. An interview dress for a little girl starts around $950 depending on fabric and style.
At what price do your custom opening number pieces usually start?
Greg's Response:Hi Helen, Thanks for contacting us! Our custom opening number pieces range depending on what you are interested in having made. I'd be glad to give you a quote if you can give me more information as to what you want. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi Greg, I was wondering if you offered internships?
Greg's Response:Thanks for the question Nicole! We do offer internships. Is there a specific area you were hoping to intern in? Mostly, our inters work in our sewing department. If you have any other questions, please email me at email@example.com. Thanks!
hello Greg! What is your opinion of a mother of the bride wearing black IF the dress has blush and jewel neckline and back....wedding is in the fall at 6:00 black tie optional. Thank you!!
Greg's Response:Kate, I think that dress sounds beautiful. What makes it work is that it will be black tie optional and a fall wedding is a good time for darker colors. I say go for it!
Hi Greg! I am having the hardest time finding a gown for my pageant in November. I am 6' 0 without shoes and need a gown that will be long enough when I add heels. Can you help?
Greg's Response:Hi Rachael, Yes, we can help. You most likely won't find anything off the rack that doesn't require some amount of work. We can custom make something or possibly find something we have hanging in our store to work with. Give us a call and we can set something up for you! 864-298-0072
Hi Greg! I am newly engaged, and I was wondering about your custom wedding gowns. First, how long do you need to create one, and second, what is the price range ?
Greg's Response:Congratulations Donna! We like at least 12 weeks for wedding gowns and they range from $2,500 for very simple on up. Feel free to call us if you have any further questions. We'd be glad to set you up an appointment!
Do you sell the Sherri hill 14792. I really want it my cousin, alpaca, needs it for a high school pageant.
Greg's Response:Casey, We do sell Sherri Hill, but we do not have that particular style.
Hi Greg, I was just wondering how much the black and white dress was that you made for K. Lee Graham last fall when she crowned her successor in the South Carolina Miss/Teen USA pageant?! Best, Brittany Eiseman
Greg's Response:Hi Brittany, That dress is $2,700. We have sold it but would be able to make you another. If you have any other questions feel free to give us a call!
On average, how much are your custom pageant evening gowns and opening number outfits?
Greg's Response:Hi Ashley, Custom gowns start at $1,700 for simple jersey and go up from there. Opening number outfits range depending on what you want. If you had an idea I might be able to give you a quote. Best, Greg
How much is a consultation appointment?
Greg's Response:Hi Jaclyn, Our consultation fee is $100/hr. If you purchase a dress with us that day we can credit the fee toward your purchase.
Hi! I am a contestant in the Miss NJ pageant on June 13th. I can't find a gown that really wows me. Is it too late to have you design something for me??
Greg's Response:Hi Devon, Our cut off is April 1st. If you would like to call or email to discuss it further. Our phone number is 864-298-0072 and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
What size dresses do y'all sell? Do y'all have any dressed in the 16-20 range?
Greg's Response:Hi Ashley, We carry to a size 14 and can order any size you may need.
Do you have Jovani Evening Dress 93765?
Greg's Response:Louise, We do not have that style in stock but I'd be glad to see if we could order it for you.
Hi! You sold an interview dress last year, 2014. It had a ruffle on one shoulder. Who made it and can you still order it? If so, how much was it?
Greg's Response:Hi Karen, I believe the dress you are talking about may be a Mark and James by Badgley Mischka dress. We no longer carry them and cannot order them.
Can i rent dresses here?
Greg's Response:Hi Tabatha, We do not rent dresses. We only sell NEW dresses.
Hi. If I bring in a gown I have, could you redesign or modify it? I am totally in love with all your designs and the talent you and your staff offer.
Greg's Response:Hi Mia, It depends on when you need the garment finished. Usually we can, but we are getting into our busiest season. Feel free to call us at 864-298-0072 and we can answer any questions you may have.
So I absolutely love your custom made dresses! I plan on competing for the Miss SC pageant in November and would love to talk about creating a custom gown with you!
Greg's Response:Hi Hannah, We are so glad you like them! If you are interested in having something made for Miss SC USA it is best to set up an appointment for a consultation in August. Feel free to call the store any time and we can set that up.
Hi! I'm wondering if you could remake my mother's wedding gown dress for me into a more modern fashion.
Greg's Response:Hi Gabby, Thanks for your question. We cannot remake your mother's wedding gown. We mainly make custom gowns and/or alter gowns that are purchased from us.
We purchased a Sherry Hill dress from you and the tag indicates we should register the dress at sherrihill.com. I set up an account but there is no place to enter the serial number. Any suggestions? Also, what is the purpose of registering a dress? Thank you!
Greg's Response:Hi Jenny, I don't know how to register on her website but the purpose of it is that you know it is an authentic Sherri Hill dress.
I would love to have a custom dress made by you. I was wondering if you had any deals for someone who is a state title holder competing nationally?
Greg's Response:Hi Hope, If you have questions concerning sponsorship you can email us at email@example.com. I hope we have an opportunity to work with you!
Hi Greg. My eyes are set on this sherri hill dress number 21281. I love everything about the dress but I feel that th open back is a little lower than I like. Is there a possibility you could make the opening of the back of the dress a little higher?
Greg's Response:Hi Samantha. Yes, it is possible to make the back higher, we did it last year for a girl. We had to use the dress you would wear and order another one to use the beading off of it. It is a time consuming alteration, but can be done.
For a custom gown, how long does it take to make? And if I found a dress y'all already had, could I get it tailored to fit?
Greg's Response:Hi Olivia, To have a custom gown made we like to have 8 to 10 weeks to make it. If we have a dress you like and want to purchase, yes we can tailor it to fit you. There is an alteration charge.
The new Sherri Hill style number 11230...what size do you have it in and what is the cost?
Greg's Response:Hi Amy, We have it in black and nude size 2 and it is $605. Yes, We can order this dress in another color. They currently have availability in light pink. They also have ivory/nude, light blue/nude coming at the end of January.
Size and price are perfect. Color-not so much. I know it comes in other colors. What is the chance of ordering it in another color?
What size and color do you have the black dress you are showing on face book and the price. Love it.
Greg's Response:Hi Marie, If you are asking about the video of the black dress, it is a custom. It is approx a size 4 and is $2,500.
Hi i am thinking of buying a gown you had custom made for a client but was wondering if you could add beading and customise it more for me if i sent you the original gown, also do you make custom earrings to match a gown? Thank you
Greg's Response:Hi Arabella, Yes, we can customize it for you and make custom earrings to match. The price for those changes would reflect how much beading and how much time it took to make the changes. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions and/or specific changes you want made. Thank you!
Is there another of the black and white dress miss teen usa recently wore? If so what is the price or designer/style number? Thanks in advance
Greg's Response:Hi Emily, Yes, we have this gown. It is a custom we made and it is $2,700. Let us know if you would like to come for an appointment to try it on!
Hey Greg! Do y'all offer any type of pageant coaching?
Greg's Response:Hi Brooke, What kind of coaching are you needing? We are glad to help with walk/stage presentation, but for interview, talent, hair/makeup we have people we can recommend to you.
Do yall buy back dresses bought from yall??
Greg's Response:Kristen, We do not buy back already purchased dresses. If you are looking to sell it, you best bet is to try pageantresale.com or a local consignment shop.
Is the white John Kayne dress size 4 white available. Is it new or resale?
Greg's Response:Hi Charlotte, Thanks for your question. Which Johnathan Kayne are you referring to? The strapless or the one with straps? The dresses are available and they are new.
Hi Greg! I have a pair of rhinestone earrings that were custom made by you that have dark and light pink rhinestones incorporated as well. If I sent you a picture of the earrings and the dress, would you be able to make a belt/sash for my evening gown to match them? Thanks so much!
Greg's Response:Hey Emilie, Thanks for your message! Yes, I'm sure we could do that. It would be best if you could send the picture to our email, email@example.com.
Hi Greg! I am interested in an emerald satin dress that I saw Tori Sizemore modeling on Instagram. I do not know the product number however. If you know which dress I am referring to, could you send me information about this dress including price, measurements, and availability? Thanks, Spencer from TN
Greg's Response:Hi Spencer, The green dress was a custom gown we made and have sold it. However, we could remake the gown to your measurements and would need about 8 weeks to do so. Thanks!
Do you have Sherri Hills 2012 design #7208?
Greg's Response:Yasmaine, Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, we do not have that dress, however, we do have some beautiful ballgowns if that is what you are in need of.
Greg, thank you so much for your kindness today with Sydney, you are such a gentleman! I really appreciate the way you took time to meet and speak to us today, again Thanks! Beverly Reeves
Greg, Hey cousin!! My niece, Sydney (Robin's daughter) is in town for the week and she is quite enamored of you. She asking to meet you. Can you make time to meet us sometime this weekend or the first of next week? Thanks Beverly
Greg's Response:Beverly, Of course! I would be glad to meet with you all sometime this week or next week. I have a pretty light schedule Saturday until 2:30 if you all can come by the shop. Let me know!
What is the general price range for a gown off of the rack?
Greg's Response:Hi Lisa, General price range for a gown off the rack is $285 and up.
I would like to get involved in Miss America pageants but I do not know where to begin. I am seventeen and I have competed in a few school pageants. I know I have to win a local pageant first but I need coaching. Do you offer coaching?
Greg's Response:Hi Anne Langdon, Thank you for reaching out to us. We can help with walking and interview preparation, but that is not primarily what we do. We offer help with wardrobe and with that, walking, interview, and any other questions or concerns you have about competition! Feel free to call us any time and set up an appointment!
I was wondering if you needed any help in your store, I am looking for a summer job. If so, how old would i have to be?
Greg's Response:Hi Kristina, Thanks so much for your question. At this time we are not hiring, but we keep a file of resumes from interested, potential employees. You are welcome to bring a resume by any time! Also, you would need to be at least 15 years of age to work here.
I am looking for a one piece jumpsuit to use for casual wear. I am interested in something very similar to the one in your gallery under interview outfits that is red. What is the average cost to have something like that made?
Greg's Response:Hi Kristin, Thanks so much for getting in touch. Generally a custom jumpsuit starts at $1,400. If you are interested in having one made, we recommend having an appointment.
We are looking for shoes for my daughter's wedding. Do you carry shoes in your store? She needs a 2.5 inch heel
Greg's Response:Hello Robin, We do carry shoes in our store. We have one style that has a lower heel. Feel free to stop in any time and look at our selection. Thank you.
Do you do any custom designs?
Greg's Response:Hi Carol, Yes, we do custom designs. Is there a particular style you are looking for? Feel free to contact us for further information. 864-298-0072
Hi im trying to find a lime green dress can you help me?
Greg's Response:Hi Kimberly, We do have a lime green dress in the store. Are you looking for a particular style in lime green?
I fell in love with a tony bowls dress and the place I ordered from, called me the day after I already placed my order and paid to tell me that they didn't have it anymore.. I saw that you sale tony Bowls dresses and I was wondering if you don't have it I'm store, if there's any way you could order it and sale it to me? Please let me know!
Greg's Response:Hi Sarah, What style is it? I can check to see if we have it or if we could get it for you. Best, Rachel Law Manager
Do you carry or make size 10 little girls. My little girls is red hair, green eyes, tall and tiny. We are looking mint green? What are our price range to custom make this type of gown? Thanks so much.
Greg's Response:Hi Paige, We do not carry little girl size dresses. The smallest size we carry is a woman's size 0. We can make a custom gown for your daughter. They start at $1,500 and go up. Feel free to call and make an appointment if you are interested.
What is the price range of custom interview outfits for pageants?
Greg's Response:Julie, The price range for a custom interview outfit is $950-$1400.
Is there any possibility you could order a dress by Tarik Ediz?
Greg's Response:Kinsey, Since we don't carry the line in our store we are unable to special order anything from Tarik Ediz.
Do you ever get any shipments in from Tazik Ediz?
Greg's Response:Hey Kinsey, We do not carry Tarik Ediz.
Do you carry any girls sizes like 10/12?
Greg's Response:Hi Mitzi, We do not carry girls sizes. The smallest size we start at is 0.
Do you have Sherri Hill 1923 in periwinkle?
Greg's Response:Hi Madison, We have sold the one we had. However, they do have that dress coming into the warehouse mid to late April if you would like to special order it. Please feel free to call us (864)298-0072 for further questions!
Hi, I have a 13 year old young lady who has a beautiful classically trained voice. She has entered and won her school pageant in 6th. Grade. There was no talent in clouded in this pageant. Madison, my daughter is interested in training and entering in a larger pageant with a talent. Can you help mentor or guide us in this endeavor?
Greg's Response:Hi Lori, Thank you so much for your question. We absolutely can help mentor and guide you in the right direction. Feel free to call us and book an appointment and we can go from there. Best, Greg
Do you have the jovani 86957, in red or black?
Greg's Response:Gia, Thank you for your question. We do not have that particular style in stock, but would be happy to see if we could order it for you.
Do you have the jovani 77518? If not could you order it.
Greg's Response:Hi Victoria, We do not have this style in stock. However, I can order the dress for you.
How much does the dress cost? Victoria, the dress is $605.