Family First: Eleganza Real Bride Lisa Wearing Martina Liana

Our Eleganza Real Bride Lisa’s friends and family mean everything to her, so being able to bring them all together to celebrate her wedding made it the best day of her life! Read all about how she knew the first dress she tried on was the one…

How did you find dress shopping and the overall Eleganza experience?

I suppose I am quite a unique bride in that I only visited one bridal shop to find my dress… Eleganza Sposa. The first dress I tried on ended up being the one! I knew instantly but the Eleganza girls rightly had me try on every silhouette to rule out everything else.
The girls are so professional and put you at ease immediately, they get to know your body shape and give you honest insights into what suits you and what doesn’t. I loved every minute of my experience.

Tell us all about your Martina Liana dress!

My dress was the complete opposite of what I thought my wedding dress would be. Being a petite gal, I assumed a big princess dress would suit me… boy, was I wrong! I was drawn to my dress immediately and it was the first dress I actually touched in store! I tried it on first and knew it was the one. Although a number of stunning dresses were put on me afterwards to make sure I was making the right decision, nothing came close.

We want to hear everything about your big day!

From the evening before when my bridesmaids, mum and gran had an amazing night for me full of surprises and reminiscing, to the time we went to bed on our wedding night. We had the most perfect and amazing day of our lives. We had a stunning church and venue, but what made it so amazing was our family and friends. We have the best people around us who love and support us every single day. Our friends are like family to us and our family are our friends. We’re the luckiest people in the world.

What was the most memorable moment?

There are far too many to choose from but one I will never forget is my Dad’s reaction to seeing me in me as a bride. I have only seen my Dad cry twice in my whole life, the first being when Henrik Larsson played his last game for Celtic! The second time ever was when he seen me on my wedding day. The memory will last forever.

Do you have a favourite picture from your wedding day? Why is this image so special to you?

Yes, walking out of the church as the happiest girl in the world. I had just married my best friend in the whole world. I will never forget the feeling.

Photographer: Ross Alexander

Florist: The Flower Shop, Elderslie

Venue 1: St Brides Church, East Kilbride

Venue 2: Trump Turnberry

Makeup: Rachael Hunter

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Cake: Sugar and Spice

Music: Rico Franchi (day) and The Watershed Band (evening)