Eleganza Real Bride Emma Wearing Essense of Australia

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house at Eleganza Real Bride Emma’s rustic wedding in Ayrshire! Find out more about her preparation for The Big Day below!

All in all my Eleganza experience was amazing! The shop is just beautiful and all the girls were great. So friendly and welcoming every time I was in. They made me feel completely at ease.

My fiancé proposed to me at Loch Tay- our favourite place where he always takes me for our anniversaries. It was a complete surprise.

We got married at Dalduff Farm in Ayrshire which was an amazing venue! I enjoyed making all the decorations and really making it our own!

Craig took me for a hot air balloon ride during our travels around Australia! It was at sunrise over Melbourne city and so we had a hot air balloon theme throughout the wedding which was pretty special. We are heading off to Tenerife for Xmas and new year for honey moon

Where to begin!!! Having been a lot heavier in my teenage years (I’ve lost three and a half stone) the wedding dress shopping experience was just amazing. I never ever thought I could find a dress that would make me feel as amazing and confident as this one did. The moment I set eyes on it I fell in love!! And the tears were instant when I saw my reflection in the Eleganza mirror. I felt amazing. Real life princess. Everyone commented on how amazing it was and I have never felt more special in my life (which is exactly how it should be on your wedding day). I wanted to have the wow factor walking down the aisle and all my guests were certainly in awe of my choice of gown. I wouldn’t change a single thing about it – it was just perfect.

It was perfect from start to finish.
We had our ceremony in one of the beautiful red Dutch barns – complete with our very own hand made flower wall back drop! The barn opposite was kitted out with a watering hole equipped with wine, fizz, beers and cocktails for guests to help themselves to. We had an acoustic guitarist, caricaturist and games such as giant connect four, Jenga and a piñata to keep guests entertained.
The main barn is where we had our evening meal which was a sit down feast with platters of chimichurri beef, lemon and rosemary chicken as well as seafood and chorizo paella! Guests are still raving about how amazing the food was.
The speeches were unbelievable and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, whether it was from laughing or happy tears. The thought and effort that was put into their words was very touching. We welcomed our band who were out of this world- we would highly recommend them. During their interval they put on a silent disco which was just hilarious.
In amongst all of this all of our dreams came true as we became Mr and Mrs Dodds- as cheesy  as that sounds I really mean it- fairytale day!!

Walking down the aisle and seeing Craig waiting for me at the end :):):)

I have many favourites, it’s just so hard to choose one. I feel our photographs capture the happiness and love of the day (as well as my beautiful dress). I love the candid shots as they are so natural.

Take in every second and enjoy it. The lead up to your big day is so magical and eleganza is such a great experience. Soak it all up – wish I could do it again.
Jeny Turner
Flowers @ 7
Dalduff Farm
Natalie Girvan – studio Prestwick
Kurt Geiger
Sugar and Spice
Little Symphonies