How would you describe your Eleganza Experience?
I had a wonderful experience, from the moment I walked through the door I was made to feel special. Everyone in your store is friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much to ask! I was also really impressed with all communications whilst waiting for my dress to arrive.
Lisa helped me find my dress – she was so friendly and instantly made me feel at ease. When I came to Eleganza I had an idea of what kind of dress I wanted and ended up choosing a dress which was the opposite of what I had imagined. Lisa knew what style and shape of dresses would suit me an flatter my figure. She suggested I try on the Suzanne Neville dress at the end of the appointment and I’m so glad she did. It was the first dress that I tried on that made me feel like a ‘bride’ and I knew almost instantly it was the one. This wouldn’t have been possible without Lisa!
Tell us all about your Suzanne Neville gown!
When I tried on this dress for the first time I felt like it was made for me! It suited my shape and style so perfectly. It is simple yet elegant and that’s what makes it so beautiful.
Tell us more about your big day!
We got married on 19 May 2018 – the same day as the royal wedding!! We were so lucky with the weather; the sun shone for us all day. We got married at Melrose Parish Church in the Borders. The ceremony was one of our favourite parts of the day.
We then went on to Wedderburn Castle where we had the drinks reception on the lawn. The Wedding Breakfast and dance were held in the barns which was a more relaxed atmosphere!! We had the most wonderful day and wish we could do it all over again!!
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
Walking down the aisle towards Gregor and seeing all my family and friends.
Do you have a favourite picture from your wedding day?
I can’t pick!! I love them all!
Do you have any advice for future brides visiting Eleganza Sposa?
Have an open mind and be willing to take advice and recommendations from the staff, they know the dress collection well and how different dresses will suit different people!
I honestly had the most wonderful experience at Eleganza – from the initial consultation to picking up the dress – I cannot thank you enough. A special thanks to Lisa who was able to encourage me to consider looking at different styles of dresses and helped me pick my dream dress!
Photographer: Photography 78
Florist: Em Stems
Venue 1: Melrose Parish
Venue 2: Wedderburn Castle
Makeup: Esther Brown
– Eleganza Real Bride Rona Wearing Suzanne Neville
From appearing on This Morning as a fashion and bridal correspondent, to designing her new collection it has been an eventful year for one of the UK’s most prestigious bridal designers Suzanne Neville! Dressing the likes of Tess Daly and Christine Bleakley, she is highly sought after by celebrities and brides alike!Read more
Eleganza Real Bride Holly’s wedding was definitely one to remember from the start with an impromptu fire alarm before the ceremony!My first appointment was great. I booked in very early, about 18 months before my wedding because I was nervous that I wouldn’t find a dress I loved! I was made to feel so at ease and comfortable. The dresses were all absolutely beautiful!
I ended up getting my dress on my second appointment at Eleganza Sposa at the Martina Liana trunk show. The stylist was so incredible and actually picked out dresses I would never have chosen. I remember when she brought ‘my’ dress into the changing room, I’d previously bypassed the gown but she assured me I’d love it. When I put it on I instantly knew it was the one! Ever since, my experience at Eleganza has been amazing and I can’t thank the team enough!
My fiancé proposed after 9 years together at a rooftop in Barcelona. We are currently on honeymoon doing a tour of California then onto Hawaii. It’s needed after planning a wedding for 2 years!My dress is not completely what I expected to like.It wasn’t ‘white/ ivory’ and it had sparkles – two of the elements I had initially said I didn’t want. The lace detail was beautiful and the sparkle made it stand out.Just shows the consultants know best.
I love soft, light colours and a romantic feel. Blush pink and rose gold are my two favourite colours and I tried to incorporate them into my wedding day!It was the best day ever from start to finish. My husband and guests loved my dress and complimented it all day and night. Can’t thank all the suppliers enough for making my dream day perfect!As my car pulled up to Glasgow University the fire alarm went off and all guest had to be evacuated and I had to escape unseen. Thankfully it was dealt with quickly but I won’t forget it in a hurry and actually made us all laugh.The best bridal shop I visited with the best dresses and service!
Julie Diplacito (AMM)
Lynda Farren (cousin)
Palladium Cars – Rolls Royce
– Eleganza Real Bride Holly Wearing Martina Liana
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 moonWhere 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.
– Eleganza Real Bride Emma Wearing Essense of Australia
Eleganza Real Bride Samantha’s Eleganza Experience was ‘like something from a fairytale’.
How would you describe your Eleganza Experience?
Finding my dream dress at Eleganza was a dream come true! I had walked past the stunning bay window of the boutique so many times and had hoped that one day I would find myself in there trying on the dresses from the beautiful window displays.
From the moment I stepped into the shop I couldn’t believe how special I felt. The staff were so kind and welcoming to me and my party (including my wonderful Dad), the shop was like something from a fairytale and the dresses were all just incredible.
What was your favourite part of planning your wedding?
My favourite part of wedding planning was definitely dress shopping. I was lucky enough to fall in love with my dream dress in the first shop.. Eleganza and the experience was everything I had hoped for and more! Trying on the first dress was for me, the moment it all started to feel real and the excitement truly hit me!
Tell us all about your Savin London dress!
I did the one thing that you really shouldn’t do when looking for dress inspiration.. I fell in love with a dress online and pinned all of my hopes and dreams on that one dress! I arrived wanting to try on that dress and nothing else.
The lovely stylist at Eleganza suggested that I try on a few other dresses first as it was my first ever time dress shopping and I am so pleased that I did – it was a lot of fun! I tried on a fitted and very plain dress, a big princess dress, a beautiful lace dress and then THE dress. I put it on and instantly knew it was the dress for me. I loved everything about it, I loved that it was floaty and comfortable, it had so much intricate detail that made you want to stare at every section of it until you had seen it all. It felt unique and a little bit unusual and I never wanted to take it off! Paired with the most beautiful veil, I felt amazing.
What was your inspiration for your wedding?
We wanted a relaxed wedding venue to reflect us as a couple, we visited Guardswell Farm before it had opened when it was still a building site with no windows or doors but even still we just fell in love with the whole feel of the place. The relaxed vibe and beautiful views were the inspiration for our planning.
Tell us more about your Big Day!
We called upon a number of our wonderful friends and family and their many, many talents to fill our special day with amazing creations. From performing in the ceremony, designing the bridal bouquets and button holes, a hanging wall piece for the ceremony room, our wedding cake, favours, table decorations and my hair and make up. All of this made the day feel so incredibly special along with the simply wonderful team at Guardswell Farm, the most delicious wedding breakfast from Truffle Events, amazing music from Drams Ceilidh Band and beautiful photos from Rachel McNeil photography. We also loved our secret cheese room, revealed at 9.30pm and filled with Mellis Cheese and delicious accompaniments!
What was the most memorable moment?
This is a tricky question… For me the most memorable moment was giving my ‘Bride’s speech’ I umm-ed and ahh-ed about doing a speech for so long and I am so pleased that I did. It was such a special moment to thank all of the people closest to us for being so amazing! Euros’ most memorable moment was seeing me and my dress as I walked down the aisle.
Do you have a favourite picture from your wedding day? Why is this image so special to you?
My favourite photo is of Euros and me in the forest once it had gone dark. It was so nice to disappear from the fun, laughter and dancing for a few minutes once the stress of the day was over and share in that moment together.
Photographer: Rachel McNeil
Florist: A family friend
Venue 1: Guardswell Farm
Makeup: A friend
Cake: Mother of the groom
Caterer: Truffle Events
Music: Drams Ceilidh Band
– Eleganza Real Bride Samantha Wearing Savin London