Real Life Princess: Eleganza Real Bride Ruth Wearing Martina Liana

Ruth’s husband described her as a “real life Disney princess” in his speech and we wanted to find a gown that encapsulated that aspect of her for her big day. Read about how one of our fabulous stylists found the perfect gown for her…

 

How would you describe your Eleganza Experience?

Amazing! I had found Eleganza on Instagram and it was top of my list of shops to visit when I had decided it was time to start looking. Myself and my mum had come into store during the week. Lisa was amazing! She really helped me to find my dream dress and made me feel so comfortable during the experience. Not only was she picking the dresses that I had added to my love list but also others that she personally thought I would love. In the end, the gown that I chose was actually one that she had picked out alone.

What was your favourite part of planning your wedding?

My favourite part of planning was definitely choosing my dress with my mum – a moment I’ll always cherish.

Tell us all about your Martina Liana dress!

This dress is the complete opposite to what I thought I would have chosen. My husband described me as a “real life Disney princess” in his speech and that’s exactly how I felt on my big day! My family and friends all loved it and I don’t believe I could have ever have found a more “me” dress. It makes me sad that I’ll never be able to wear it again.

Did your wedding follow a particular colour scheme or theme?

I really wanted soft colours through the wedding and something that would complement the boys’ kilts which were blue Ramsay. We had mauve, pink and blue throughout the flowers, table plans and all the other little details.

Tell us more about your wedding!

Our day was so amazing from start to finish. Even with the forecast saying it was to rain, we had a dry day with sunny spells and even a sunset to finish our night. Everything ran so smoothly. I surprised myself on the morning that I was so calm, as I was getting worked up throughout the week before. The Scotland squad were even on hand for some photos with the guests!!

Is there a picture from your wedding day that is particularly special to you?

I love my group photo from our wedding because every single face in the photo is beaming and that was so important to us! We really wanted to make sure that our guests enjoyed our day as much as we did.

What was the stand out moment of your big day?

By far my dad walking me down the aisle into the arms of my best friend… and now husband!

What do you guys have planned next?

We are jetting off to Dubai and the Maldives on our honeymoon!

Amazing! Finally, do you have any advice for future brides visiting Eleganza Sposa?

Allow the women to show you additional dresses as well as what you would pick – they really know their stuff and they want you to feel amazing.

Photographer: Canvas and Peach

Venue: Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort

Makeup: Myself, Ruth Harper Makeup

Hair: Laura McInteer

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Kilts: Macgregor and Macduff

Cake: Cakes by Shona

Music: The Vinyls