Read about our real brides and how they found their wedding dress at Eleganza Sposa.

Angela wearing Aida

The giddiness of shopping for that once in a lifetime number quickly wore off after the first couple of experiences. Within walking through the door at Eleganza that all changed. I was instantly made to feel special by Anna and Jill and given reassurances that the dress I’ve been dreaming of was waiting for me. And what a dress. I went with my heart and my emotional reaction from my stunning sister inlaw Colette and best friend/Mum the lovely Annette - I knew then, with their reaction and my heart beating so fast with excitement, I knew then I found my dress to marry the man of my dreams. To not only find the perfect dress but to also have it ready in time for our Canada adventure was something of a miracle. All team at Eleganza made my wedding dreams come true!

— Angela wearing Aida
Ashley wearing Heather

Words can't really describe how I felt on my wedding day wearing my dress. I came in to Eleganza Sposa in October 2015 and returned four weeks later to Suzanne's Designer day to order my dress. My mum and I visited the Eleganza store in Hamilton about 20 years ago to buy my communion dress (I brought pictures in for Anna to see and take a copy of) and it was so nice to return to Eleganza and buy my wedding gown-with some of the same staff there helping me. Both my mum and I knew as soon as I tried it that it was the perfect wedding dress for me. I tried on other styles in store and didn't expect to go for a fuller dress and knew I didn't want a strapless dress. The 'Heather' dress just ticked every single box for me. It's just so classic looking. I added the detailed belt and veil also from Eleganza which just finished the look. I haven't stopped looking at the wedding pictures I absolutely love them and loved wearing my gown. Everyone who has seen the pictures of it has commented on how beautiful it was. I can't thank all the girls at Eleganza enough for their great service throughout my wedding gown journey.

— Ashley wearing Heather
Alannah wearing Martina Liana

I got married at Lodge on Loch Lomond on an absolutely glorious day. The ceremony couldn’t have been any more stunning with the sun, views and my harpist playing me down the aisle. My brother gave me away on behalf of my late Dad, but with his photo in my bouquet, he was there with me every step of the way. I remember telling my husband that this was the wedding I’d always wished for, it felt like a fairy-tale. Apart from my daughter being born, it was definitely the best day of my life with the best people.  We caught the sunset from the venue and finished the night off with some fireworks.  Amazing! My first visit to Eleganza was on the Martina Liana Trunk Show event and Lidia took great care of myself, mum and bridesmaids who were all there with me.  We were seen to straight away with no waiting around.  The shop is absolutely beautiful, décor is stunning, all the staff are so friendly and make you feel really special and at ease. This was the first bridal place I had gone to and I thought it was going to be quite a long process choosing my wedding dress but I fell in love instantly. Eleganza got it just right. I also found my perfect floor length veil in Eleganza which complimented my dress so well. We added an extra underskirt to really showcase the mermaid style of the dress. I was so overwhelmed with compliments on the day. Thank you so much again for all your help! I would recommend Eleganza to all brides to be!   To read more about Alannah's wedding pick up a copy of Tie the Knot's July/August 2017 edition

— Alannah wearing Martina Liana
Zara wearing Nadia

Thank you so much to your incredibly talented team to pulling together a beautiful gown only 2 weeks before my big day.   I loved my dress and I've had so many compliments. My niece even called me a princess all day and we have a "fake" written up contract that when she is older she can have it for fancy dress. She is only 3 just now so I'm hoping she might forget.

— Zara wearing Nadia
Gabriella wearing Celia and Stevie

I don't think I can put into words how amazing an experience I had at Eleganza Sposa. I had booked in for the Martina Liana Trunk Show around 18 months before my wedding for my first wedding dress shopping trip. As it was quite a while before the big day, I thought it would be the start of a long process of trying to find the dream dress, but I was so wrong. I tried on the first gown, not convinced it was what I imagined to be wearing on my big day but fell in love instantly. It was the first and only dress I tried on, I bought it there and then. The service each time I've visited Eleganza Sposa was just fantastic. During each fitting the girls were all so lovely and accommodating, so I'm delighted to have been an Eleganza bride!

— Gabriella wearing Celia and Stevie
Laura wearing Gianna

What can I say from finding my dream dress to collecting it for my big day you were fabulous. I dealt with many different stylists during my appointments and you were all wonderful. Everyone I dealt with truly is a stylist and not a 'sales' assistant as I had experienced in other boutiques. A special thank you to Angela as she helped me find my incredible Martina Liana dress. Your boutique itself is incredible beautiful and you are made to feel so special at every appointment. I am so glad I was an Eleganza Bride after all in my opinion they are the best ones!! Thank you

— Laura wearing Gianna
Kirstine wearing Rosa

From the moment I set eyes on my dress I fell in love with it. I had always imagined I'd be in ivory but the blush colour of this dress was beautiful. This was the first dress I tried on in Eleganza and I didn't need to try on anymore. Trying it on for the first time was such a special moment but the beautiful settings in Eleganza really added to the experience along with the enthusiasm of the lovely assistants. Everyone at the wedding commented on how beautiful the dress was and how unique it was with the colour. My husband was blown away with it.

— Kirstine wearing Rosa
Amanda wearing Aria with bespoke detachable tulle train

What an experience I had choosing my dream dress. The Eleganza girls were absolutely fabulous. I felt like a celebrity every time I went in. I wanted my dress to look classy and fresh but bridey at the same time and the girls knew exactly how to make that happen. I felt like a movie star and had the day of my life! Thank you Girls! Jill…You are an angel

— Amanda wearing Aria with bespoke detachable tulle train
Lynne wearing Sophia Lauren

Thank you for the amazing Eleganza gown I wore for my wedding - it is so beautiful and I felt incredible on the day...... My veil finished everything off beautifully. Thank you to all the girls at Eleganza, especially Jill who went above and beyond when helping me chose my dress, to the fitting and the overall experience. I will never be able to thank her enough for that!!  

— Lynne wearing Sophia Lauren
Danielle wearing Belle and Scout

I absolutely loved my dress from Eleganza! I had a very detailed idea of what I wanted but found it hard to find. I was so happy that when I went to Eleganza they gave me the option of having a body suit and skirt attached and it was perfect! The process from choosing my dress to picking it up was brilliant. The staff are really friendly and helpful. I had and am still getting so many compliments on my dress!

— Danielle wearing Belle and Scout