Eleganza Real Bride Stacey has been planning her wedding day since she was about five years old and she was so excited to make her fairy tale dreams a reality. She shone in a long sleeved, partly lace Suzanne Neville gown. Read about her fantasy wedding…
How would you describe your Eleganza Experience?
My experience with Eleganza was just amazing; from the moment I made my appointment until the moment I picked up my dress. Everything and everyone was fabulous. The small details really made me so happy – the look book, to your name hanging on the wish tree, the gifted candle, the stunning store and the amazing team, it all made the experience even more special. Nothing – and I mean nothing – was a problem. I was made to feel so special even when I tried on the “no” dresses.
Tell us all about your Suzanne Neville dress!
Well…. where to start! Of course, I think this is the best dress there ever was. I feel this dress was made for me. It had a long sleeved top with really detailed lace on the arms and body. The bottom was a princess style. I didn’t think I would go for the skirt style but it really gave me the perfect shape. It made me feel like a complete princess. The material felt amazing on my skin and I just wish I could wear my bridal outfit all over again.
How did your now-husband propose?
My partner whisked me away to Prague. It was January and minus thirteen degrees. He proposed on Charles Bridge as the snow was falling and it was so romantic. It was one of the best moments of my life.
What was your wedding inspiration?
My wedding ceremony was in a stunning walled garden that has been onsite for many decades. My reception was in a barn, so my inspiration was to bring some outdoors in. Our colour scheme was cream, white and gold with loads of greenery. We had hanging branches cut from the very tree onsite and hanging from them were lit tealights in glass holders. There were cream roses hanging alongside them to add soft but rustic feel. We had a cream flower wall as well as cream floral love letters. These had massive cylinders at each end of them filled with candles to set that romantic feel. There were fairy lights hanging from the ceiling which made the place feel like a real life fairy tale. Our cake was a three-tier cream cake, with real flowers from our florist, so everything matched perfectly.
How did you feel on your Big Day?
Everything felt just perfect from the minute I opened my eyes until the minute I closed them. I fell in love all over again. It was such a surreal feeling. I felt like it was just me and my husband floating in a love bubble all day. Having my little girl there, to share our day was also so special. It was so amazing having our friends and family together to help us celebrate and to help bring in the next chapter of our lives as Mr and Mrs.
What was the most memorable moment?
Me and my partner arranged a “first touch”. A first touch is when the bride and groom have a very intense moment without seeing each other before they meet at the altar. Ours was at the corner of the barn. I have never felt so many emotions in such a little period of time. This will always be one of the most special moments I’ve had for the rest of my life.
Finally, what is your advice to future brides visiting Eleganza Sposa?
Have an idea in your head of what you like but don’t be afraid to change it. Be open-minded and take people’s opinions on board. At the same time, go with your gut… you know you best! Enjoy every single second of the Eleganza experience, they really are the best.
Photographer: KK Snaps
Florist: Mud Urban Flowers
Venue: The Byre at Inchyra
Makeup: Arlene Thackeray at The Face Base
Shoes: Sophia Webster
Cake: Kimmy Cakes
Caterer: Lazy Sundays