Eleganza Real Bride Gemma Wearing Martina Liana

 It was written in the stars that Gemma would find her Martina Liana dress by a stroke of luck at our exclusive Trunk Show last year! Read about her dream wedding in Tenerife…

How would you describe your Eleganza Experience?

Amazing! From making the appointment to walking through the door, I was made to feel so special. I didn’t feel like just a client. When they saw me in my dress, their honest opinion was lovely to see.

Is there anything you would change about your dress shopping experience?

Nothing! From start to finish I felt so special, even the welcome drinks were perfect! I had to say yes to my dress! When I came back to collect my dress the girl I dealt with was so lovely and cuddled me, you could tell they were all genuinely so happy for me. I just wish I could do it all again

Would you like to share your proposal moment?

My husband knew how much I loved Tenerife and planned to pop the question there! We were walking along the beach – I had walked further down without realising he wasn’t beside me. He shouted my name and when I turned round he was down on one knee.

What was your inspiration for your wedding?

Glamorous but sophisticated. I kept my colours very neutral. We were married in Tenerife on a beach with flowers and lanterns, the setting was so romantic.

Tell us all about your Martina Liana dress!

It was part of the Trunk Show. It was pure luck that I saw it as it was getting packed up to go back that day.  As soon as I laid eyes on it I knew had to try it on. I’d picked out several others, but as soon as I put it on mine I knew it was the one. The sample was in blush but I was able to order it in ivory.

Tell us more about your Big Day!

It was a dream! I got ready with my girls then at 4pm got picked up. I walked down the beach to Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran, we wrote our own vows and did a sand tradition. After a beautiful meal overlooking a golf course, we headed outside the hotel for surprise fireworks! It was an amazing moment, the fireworks display played along to one of my favourite songs. We kicked off the rest of the night with our first dance which we had learned. Then we went to party!

What was the most memorable moment?

Seeing my husband for first time when he turned around to see me as I walked down the aisle, and doing our first dance.

Do you have any advice for future brides visiting Eleganza Sposa?

Go in with an open mind and trust the girls. They won’t let you try dresses on that won’t suit you. Be completely comfortable with them – they really are amazing girls!

Photographer: My Perfect Wedding Tenerife

Venue: Ritz Carlton Abama Tenerife

Makeup: Samrite Makeup

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Music: M3 Tenerife