Find out more about the award winning Eleganza Experience from our Real Brides!

Eleganza Real Bride Rona Wearing Suzanne Neville

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 Shoes: Hobbs Cake: Waitrose  

— Eleganza Real Bride Rona Wearing Suzanne Neville
Eleganza Real Bride Holly Wearing Martina Liana

Eleganza Real Bride Holly's wedding was definitely one to remember from the start with an impromptu fire alarm before the ceremony! How would you describe your Eleganza Experience? 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! How was your experience with your stylist? 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! Would you like to share with us your proposal moment? 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! Tell us all about your Martina Liana dress! 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. Did you incorporate a theme or specific colours into your wedding? 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! Tell us more about your Big 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! What was the most memorable moment? 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. How would you rate your overall experience at Eleganza Sposa? The best bridal shop I visited with the best dresses and service! Photographer: Suzanne Li Florist: Ruth Allison Venue 1: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel Venue 2: Boclair House Makeup: Julie Diplacito (AMM) Shoes: Jimmy Choo Cake: Lynda Farren (cousin) Caterer: Boclair House Music: Sugarush Others: Palladium Cars - Rolls Royce

— Eleganza Real Bride Holly Wearing Martina Liana
Eleganza Real Bride Emma Wearing Essense of Australia

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! How would you describe your Eleganza Experience? 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. Would you like to share with us your proposal moment? My fiancé proposed to me at Loch Tay- our favourite place where he always takes me for our anniversaries. It was a complete surprise. What was your favourite part of planning your wedding? 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! Did you follow a specific theme or colour palette for your wedding? 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 moon Tell us all about your Essense of Australia dress! Where 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. Tell us more about your Big Day! 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!! What was the most memorable moment from your wedding day? Walking down the aisle and seeing Craig waiting for me at the end :):):) Do you have a favourite picture from your wedding day? Why is this image so special to you? 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. Do you have any advice for future brides visiting Eleganza Sposa? 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. Photographer: Jeny Turner Florist: Flowers @ 7 Venue 1: Dalduff Farm Makeup: Natalie Girvan - studio Prestwick Shoes: Kurt Geiger Cake: Sugar and Spice Music: Little Symphonies

— Eleganza Real Bride Emma Wearing Essense of Australia
Eleganza Real Bride Samantha Wearing Savin London

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
Eleganza Real Bride Shanna wearing Martina Liana

Eleganza Real Bride Shanna took great pleasure in organising her wedding, creating lists for everything! Surrounding herself with supportive family, friends and experts in each field she created her perfect wedding day! How would you describe your Eleganza Experience? I came into Eleganza after visiting a few other shops after which I established exactly what I didn’t want for my dress! I had pretty much exhausted all avenues and had started to come to the conclusion that the dress I had envisaged for myself may not actually have existed. One of the girls came through with a couple of silk dresses which I hadn’t even thought to consider. If I'm honest, I wasn't immediately enthralled when I saw it hanging up. However, when I put on the second dress I felt myself a little disorientated - I knew this was my dress the second I showed my mum and sister! I hadn’t even considered Martina Liana dresses before I tried the two my stylist selected for me during my appointment! I went into the process with too many expectations and opinions on my body shape etc. I was so wrong - trust the professionals :) Everything during my Eleganza Experience was smooth sailing. Zero blips and I was very well accommodated! Would you like to share with us your proposal moment? My husband proposed to me in Gleneagles for my 23rd birthday - which also happened to be our seven year anniversary!  What was your favourite moment from planning Your Wedding? I had a relatively stress free wedding planning experience which was definitely an added bonus! For me organisation was key - I had lists for everything. Once the big things are all organised and taken care of, all of the smaller, finer details start to take shape. I fortunately had very professional, reliable suppliers! There is not one thing I would have changed about our perfect day! The best moments for me were walking into the venue for the first time after the ceremony with the place lit up with all the candles and the smell of all the fresh flowers. It was something out of a fairy tale and my florist Amy Annand was incredible! Additionally, watching our two beautiful daughters dancing with these massive smiles, covered is chocolate and strawberries because it was their day too and we finally all share the same surname! Tell us all about your Martina Liana dress! My dress was a mikado silk, mermaid style dress with trumpet skirt and button detailing at the back. With latticed, hand stitched lace round the sweetheart neckline which also cascaded down each side of the waist, the visible boning adding structure to the dress. I chose to wear the tiny silk spaghetti straps with my dress. I felt the way a bride should feel on her wedding day. My bridal party were all tearing up, so was my hair stylist and make up artist. I was like ‘you guys are all tearing up and I haven’t even seen myself yet'..... Then when I looked in the full length mirror I couldn’t believe it was me looking back! I looked even better than I had thought possible! My dad walked in and instantly walked out blubbering like a baby. I am one of four daughters (no brothers) and I was the first to get married, so this was a truly intimate moment for my dad particularly when he walked me over to the ceremony and down the isle as proud as punch! Did you follow a specific theme or colour palette for your wedding? When I sat down with my florist I went through styles to determine what I liked and didn’t like. We pinged ideas back and forth and Amy's incredible artistic flare was instrumental in helping me make any decisions with regards to flowers, buttonholes and dressing the venue which made things really easy! I’m a control freak, but had so much confidence in Amy that I handed her the reigns and she blew the roof off the place! I didn’t want a predictable wedding, I like to do my own thing and choose colours, styles that most may settle too soon on! I showed Amy my bridesmaid dresses, the groomsmen kilts as well as a swatch for my dress and she went from there with little pops from everything.... on the day the bouquets tied everything together like a dream! Tell us more about your Big Day! The team at The Byre are Amazing. The whole day was coordinated perfectly and there was always someone on hand for any of our or our guests' needs.... but you never saw them - I'm certain they were hiding in stone walls! What was the most memorable moment? The ceremony - the story of our journey so far and our hopes for our future! We have been together since we were 16 and 20... Nine years and we have our house and our girls already.... This was our last thing to do, and getting married is more than just a piece of paper, it’s silly but we finally feel united. It’s an incredible feeling to marry your soulmate! Do you have a favourite picture from your wedding day? Why is this image so special to you? I have four favourite images. A photo of me looking at my husbands lips. I still, fourteen weeks on know exactly how I felt in that exact moment. A photo of our baby Alice dancing under my beautiful veil that the girls from the store styled with my dress. A photo of our 4 year old daughter Mila peaking round the corner of the dressing room at me once I was ready for the first time (her expression speaks a thousand words). And the last photo taken of my brother in law Liam doing the splits on the dance floor next to a full glass of red wine..... A reminder of how much of an amazing time all our family and friends had! The best day ever! Do you have any advice for future brides visiting Eleganza Sposa? Trust your stylist. This is their industry for a reason! Photographer: Craig and Eva Sanders Florist: Amy Annand Flowers Venue 1: The Byre at Inchyra Makeup: Perfect 10 (Shelley’s Gillies Make Up Artist) Shoes: Badgley Mischka Cake: Liggy’s Cakes Caterer: Season’s Catering Evening Food: Muckle Backit Oven (creating flame baked pizzas on the lawn, never tasted pizza like it again!) Music: Quartet - Edinburgh/ Mark Wild Dj Wedding Stationary: Lilac & White Celebrant: Halde Pottinger -Human Society Scotland (guy is unreal!)

— Eleganza Real Bride Shanna wearing Martina Liana
Eleganza Real Bride Emma wearing Riki Dalal

Eleganza Real Bride Emma's bridal journey began in St Andrew's when her partner proposed! Paul proposed to me in July 2016 at the Fairmont hotel in St Andrews for my birthday. It was a total surprise, I had no idea! What was your favourite thing about planning your wedding? My favourite planning moment was definitely finding my dress! Fitting appointments and getting my dress home were hands down my favourite part of planning and most exciting! How would you describe your first appointment? I loved my first appointment. Eleganza was the first shop I went to try on dresses and it was by far the best shop I went to. I went to a lot then couldn't wait to go back to Eleganza. The girls made me feel very special at all of my appointments Did having a personal stylist change your experience? I had only great experiences in Eleganza. The style I was trying on my first appointment to the appointment where I found my dream dress was completely different. Jenna helped me realise that and only pulled dresses in the style I actually wanted. I found when trying on so many dresses in other shops it's so easy to get confused and forget what you actually want in your wedding dress. I found my dress but it was missing my dream of a long train...the girls quickly and with no hassle had my extra train added to my dress to ensure it was extremely long exactly what I always wanted. Tell us more about your overall experience with Eleganza Sposa Amazing. The girls are all great at their job and nothing is a hassle for them. They are all so friendly and always have suggestions to help you get exactly what you want in your dress. I need to mention the seamstresses - they were phenomenal! They made my dress fit me like it did and added all my extras like train and belt they all were great! The girls made me feel like I was the only bride to try on dresses (which I know is not the case as it's a busy popular shop).  They always asked about my wedding how my planning was going and even my groom - who normally gets forgotten about let's be honest haha! Tell us about your Riki Dalal dress! As soon as I put it on, I knew straight away even though it was a few sizes too big. I loved how it was a fitting dress but also went all out at the bottom. The back detail was important for me too as I liked the idea of having a nice back detail when having my back to my guests when getting married and my dress also ticked that box for me. I felt like a princess in my dress. I just loved it. Did you have a specific them or colour palette at your wedding? We had our colour as navy. The boys wore kilts to fit with the theme of the castle. Tell us more about your big day We had a big wedding with over 200 guests by night time. The weather was just amazing the sun was shining with a little breeze now and again so wasn't too hot but we got a lot of photos outside which was great and meant me and my groom could watch everyone mingling while getting our photos done. We got married the same day as the royals meaning the Sunday post wrote a story on us and heart radio popped in on our wedding so it was like being a celebrity for the day! Everything went to time on the day. It went perfect every single part!   What was the most memorable moment? Seeing my husband for the first time on the day How was your Honeymoon? We absolutely loved our honeymoon! We started off in Miami then went on a cruise round the Bahamas for a few days. To finish it off we spent a week in Orlando Florida! All the while enjoying being in our wedding bubble.   Photographer: Julie Lamont Florist: Posies and pots Venue 1: St Margaret's chapel Airdrie Venue 2: Crossbasket Castle Makeup: Rachael Hunter (Onyx) Shoes: Jimmy Choo Cake: Jappa Cakes Caterer: Crossbasket Castle Music: Circus (my brother's wedding band) Others: Littlebox Wedding Films and Big Letter Events

— Eleganza Real Bride Emma wearing Riki Dalal
Eleganza Real Bride Rebecca Wearing Essense of Australia

Eleganza Real Bride Rebecca incorporated the colours from her husband's tartan kilt into the design of her wedding. She tells us more about her Eleganza Experience below! How would you describe your Eleganza Experience? From the moment I walked into Eleganza Sposa, I felt like I'd walked into a movie. Everything was white and there was just an air of luxury. This feeling of luxury continued throughout both of my appointments at the store, where Amanda helped me pick out my dream dress. The bubbly was a really nice touch, that you don't get in many bridal shops anymore. I loved the entire experience! What was your favourite thing about the Eleganza Sposa Boutique? My favourite thing was the interior design, and the big flower arch! How was your experience with your stylist? My experience was brilliant from start to finish. Amanda helped me consider designs I wouldn't have immediately chosen for myself. She was friendly, and put me at ease while trying on the dresses. She let me take as long as I needed to make sure I had found 'the one'! Tell us all about your Essense of Australia dress! I saw the dress on the Eleganza website first and immediately added it to my 'Love List'. The dress incorporated lots of features that I liked: strapless, A-line, a bit of lace, a bit of sparkle and a beautiful train! As soon as I tried it on, I felt totally amazing and couldn't get the smile off my face. At the time I said "there's nothing I don't like about it". My sister's reaction when I showed her it (on FaceTime) before I 'said yes' was "it's perfect, it's got everything that you want". That's when I knew it was the one! Did you follow a specific theme or colour palette for your wedding? Our colour palette was dark green and cream, with a wooden/rustic feel. The colour choice was to match my husband's tartan. Tell us more about your Big Day! We had amazing weather, which meant we could have our ceremony outside overlooking the loch, which was our dream! Unfortunately this also led to a wasp getting stuck in the two tiers between my veil during the ceremony and my dad having to remove it while not scaring me! Apart from that everything went smoothly and it was wonderful seeing all of the people I care about in one place to celebrate our marriage! What was the most memorable moment? Our first dance, which was recorded by my cousin so made even more personal and special for us. Do you have a favourite picture from your wedding day? Why is this image so special to you? My favourite picture is of my husband and I standing on the Cruin's jetty. Our photographer got into the loch to take the photo, which was very dedicated and meant we got a very different angle from most people! Did you honeymoon following your wedding? Our honeymoon was in Malaysian Borneo, where we took a three day river trip and spotted lots of monkeys, an orangutan and some pygmy elephants! We then went on to a hotel just off the coast of Borneo to totally relax, go snorkelling and eat amazing food! We even had a private BBQ on the beach, which was a memory we will treasure forever! Please, tell us more about your overall experience at Eleganza Sposa I was made to feel like a princess. I honestly couldn't fault the experience. When I had decided on my dress, other Eleganza staff were walking past and telling me how amazing I looked. I was made to feel so special! Photographer: Fern Photography Florist: Lily's Flowers Venue 1: The Cruin Makeup: Angie Davis MUA Hair: Get It Glam Shoes: Charlotte Mills Cake: Mandy Deasy (Bridesmaid's Mum) Caterer: The Cruin Music: Scotia Ceilidh Band

— Eleganza Real Bride Rebecca Wearing Essense of Australia
Eleganza Real Bride Kirstyn Wearing Suzanne Neville

Eleganza Real Bride Kirstyn was surprised to find that her dream dress was a completely different style than she had initially imagined! How would you describe your Eleganza Experience? My Eleganza Experience was totally not what I expected! I tried on all of the dresses on my love list but didn't feel like I had found the one! I was about to leave the shop to go to another appointment when Laura talked me into trying on a style I initially said I really didn’t want - and that is the dress I bought. We added a belt to it and I think that made the dress. She then chose my veil for me and I was sold. It was just stunning and  felt so special. I can’t thank Laura enough for making me feel so relaxed and encouraging me to venture out with my comfort zone. It most definitely paid off! Oh and the glass of prosecco on arrival was a very nice touch. It most definitely calmed the nerves! What was your favourite thing about the Eleganza Sposa boutique? The shop is beautiful in general! The interior, the scent, the atmosphere! The girls are all lovely and the selection of dresses is very unique.  Tell us all about your Suzanne Neville gown! I loved everything about my dress. The delicate material and the way it moved (especially because my wedding day was windy!) and the fact we made it unique by adding a belt to it during the alterations. I felt stunning in it, so elegant and beautiful. I’ve never worn a dress like it and that was a big thing for me. My guests were all saying it had the “wow factor” and they expected me in something fitted, so it was nice to hear that they were surprised. My dad also loved it. I managed to keep it hidden until the big day! What was your inspiration for your wedding? I wanted my wedding day to be classy but relaxed and that’s exactly what it was. I stuck to neutral colours and I had a harpist playing during my ceremony and the meal. It was beautiful. Tell us more about your big day! Our guests told us the atmosphere on the day was great. We had a dry, sunny day at the end of July so our drinks reception could be outside on the patio while we had our photos taken. The Parsonage have beautiful outdoor furniture there. This was a big thing for me. It was so relaxed and comfortable! The day flowed so well. There was no waiting around as each part of the day was set in a different area of the venue. This was also a big thing for me & my husband & we have the staff at The Parsonage to thank for that. What was the most memorable moment? There are lots. I would say the car journey from my mum and dad’s house to the venue was lovely. We were so excited. Our first dance was special. Do you have a favourite picture from your wedding day? I have lots already! Our photographer is amazing! And our guests took some great photos too! We’re waiting for our final viewing with our photographer and we are so excited to see the rest. Please, tell us more about your overall experience at Eleganza Sposa 10/10 in comparison to other shops I visited. I was made to feel so relaxed at every appointment and it was so personal. Do you have any advice for future brides visiting Eleganza Sposa? Trust your stylist! They’ll know what suits your shape better than you probably do! (Haha)     Photographer: Stacey MacLeod Florist: Natalie Dalziel Venue 1: The Parsonage Makeup: Farah Hussain & Lauren MacLeod Shoes: Bespoke Jimmy Choos Cake: Tilly Makes Cake Caterer: The Parsonage provided all food & drink Music: Sarah MacNeil Harpist / The Lockhearts Wedding Band (both AMAZING)

— Eleganza Real Bride Kirstyn Wearing Suzanne Neville
Eleganza Real Bride Elizabeth Wearing Jesus Peiro

Eleganza Real Bride Elizabeth tells us about her Eleganza Experience as well as her 'secret garden' themed Scottish wedding!   How would you describe your Eleganza Experience? Amazing throughout! What was your favourite thing about the Eleganza Sposa Boutique? Lisa - my stylist. My experience with her was fabulous! Tell us all about your Jesus Peiro dress! Lisa picked it out - it wasn’t online in time for me to do my 'Love List' but it was perfect. I screamed when I saw the back of it, "Turn it round! Turn it round!" It was timeless elegance and everyone said how I “knocked it out the park!” Did you follow a specific theme for your wedding? For our wedding we decided on a rustic, secret garden theme with lots of green foliage and burgundies. Tell us more about your Big Day! We had a traditional Scottish wedding with amazing food, music and lots of emotion! We live in Singapore so really miss home and our friends and family. It was intimate and so special. What was the most memorable moment? Kristian’s face when he first saw me at the ceremony. Do you have a favourite picture from your wedding day? Why is this image so special to you? Yes and they're special because of how happy we are. Please, tell us more about your overall experience at Eleganza Sposa Total professionalism throughout. As I live in Singapore and can only manage certain specific appointment times, the girls made this so easy for me! I really appreciated the super fast turnaround of my alterations over my hen weekend so I could get my fittings in during one weekend! Also the tailored jacket which set off the dress beautifully and allowed me to have different looks - I'd never have picked that! Do you have any advice for future brides visiting Eleganza Sposa? Go!   Photographer: Zoe Alexandra Florist: Paper White Venue 1: Winton Castle Edinburgh Makeup: Hair and Makeup Lounge Glasgow Shoes: Carvella Cake: Heather’s Cakes Caterer: Winton Castle Music: Papa Shandy and the Drams Stationery: Laila Lettering Videographer: Adam Lyduch Films Wedding Planners: Cheryl Dowie at Premier Weddings Scotland

— Eleganza Real Bride Elizabeth Wearing Jesus Peiro
Eleganza Real Bride Janine Wearing Suzanne Neville

Eleganza Real Bride Janine's elegantly romantic wedding at Airth Castle was the perfect setting for her beautiful Suzanne Neville​ gown! How would you describe your Eleganza Experience? Amazing! So relaxing and had a lovely atmosphere and the decor is exactly what a wedding shop should look like. I had always seen the wedding shop and knew it was where I wanted to get my dress from. I felt very special when I was in the shop. How was your experience with your stylist? Amazing. Very helpful and nothing was a problem, I didn't feel like I couldn't say anything. My stylist listened to me and never made me feel overwhelmed or pressured. And I did not feel self conscious getting helped into dresses, as sometimes that can feel a bit awkward but I felt very comfortable. Would you like to share with us your honeymoon plans? My husband is in the Royal Navy and is a submariner, so shortly after we got married he was deployed for 4months and we are not allowed contact during this time. So I cannot wait till he is home and we can book our honeymoon to Rhodes and have some well deserved time together along with our beautiful son. Tell us all about your Suzanne Neville dress! My dress was 'Monet'. At first When I tried it on I never had that 'wow' feeling as I felt something was missing. My stylist Laura picked me a lovely belt to tie around the waist and just like that I found my dream dress!As I am only 5ft 1 the corset was sitting too low as I have a short torso, so I actually got measured for the dress to be made to fit me. The belt also got altered, I had the satin changed and it was sewn onto the dress so that it didn't have to be tied at the back which allowed the gorgeous button detail to be on show.To cut a long story short after a few lovely appointments to the shop for measurements etc. The day had come to finally try my dress on fully finished, cut to my length, belt sewn on EVERYTHING.. I was quite nervous but as soon as I put it on I honestly felt SO amazing in it, everything about it was perfect and I was ready to take it home.I also got my veil from Eleganza along with my wedding earrings which just made the dress even more perfect. The walk to the car was funny as it was SO heavy and what was a short walk going into the shop was a very long walk back to the car! :-) What was your inspiration for your wedding?  My inspiration was simple romantic elegance with white bows and foliage flowers etc. I didn't want it to be too much as I feel you can lose the feel if there is too much going on. Tell us more about your Big Day! From start to finish it was so relaxed. No drama, no worry, nothing! And that is exactly what we wanted. A day of fun, love and laughter. I only wish it went slower as I felt we blinked and it was over! But you know what they say time flies when you are having fun and that is exactly what we had and more. What was the most memorable moment? Walking down the aisle and seeing Sean's face. Please, tell us more about your overall experience at Eleganza Sposa Everything was perfect. The lovely candles, the decor, the staff and the cheeky glass of prosecco! Nothing was a problem for them which helped put me at ease. I never had any moments where I had to ask for extra help but I know if I did they would have said yes and helped me 100%. Photographer: Geebz photographer Florist: Florette Flowers Venue 1: Airth castle ( ceremony) Venue 2: Airth castle ( in the main building) Makeup: Get It Glam ( Lorna Bigile) Shoes: Monsoon Bridal Cake: Special Day Cakes Caterer: Airth castle Music: GoldStar

— Eleganza Real Bride Janine Wearing Suzanne Neville