Sally-Anne’s wonderful winter wedding

Before we skip into spring completely, we’d like to step back and share one of our favourite winter weddings from last year. Our real bride Sally-Anne and Iain’s wedding is exactly what a winter wedding should be. It was absolutely stunning from Sally-Anne playful gown to Iain’s bespoke suit – we loved it all! The day had a wonderfully romantic atmosphere, with spectacular Christmas decor. Their wedding took place at The Prestonfield House Hotel on the 27th of December 2014. We hope you enjoy having a look through their beautiful photos (we adore the drama of their black and white shots!)

We would like to say BIG thank you to Sally-Anne. We thoroughly enjoyed helping you find your perfect dress. From your first appointment to your final fitting we had a ball! We love when clients become friends. It was fantastic to work so closely with you. We loved sharing stories and mulled wine at our Christmas party – such great fun. We wish you all the best in your married life as Mrs Washer!
“The dress was the first one I tried on, and it was perfect, Lilliana told me it was the perfect dress for me, my shape, height and venue – and she was right! Two days and five bridal appointments later I was back at La Novia, nothing else came close. Lilliana gave me honest and brilliant advice all along about how to get the look I wanted with such a beautiful dress.”

“When Iain saw me all dressed up, he was so amazed. He couldn’t stop looking at me! He said the dress looked so different and perfect for me, like nothing he had expected and the most beautiful dress he had ever seen. All my female guests commented that the dress was amazing, with such subtle and pretty details.”

“I felt like a princess in my dress, I loved the colour, so unusual and subtle, the length was perfect for my intimate wedding and I didn’t need to worry about lifting it up when we walked around the gardens for our photos. It was so comfortable, and easy to be in. Everything fitted perfectly and the structure of the dress meant I didn’t need to worry about anything, it just stayed where it was meant to.”

“I adored my bird cage head piece. I needed a bit of persuading by Lilliana to go for the bird cage rather than a traditional tiara, but I am so pleased I did. Lilliana really knows what works best with a dress. I loved it, it was so fun and looks amazing on the pictures. It was so easy to wear and didn’t move all day and night.”

“Everyone at La Novia was so helpful and kind. My fittings were lots of fun and everyone gave me brilliant honest advice about how to match my shoes, hair, jewellery etc. The stole was recommended by Lilliana on my last fitting and I am so pleased she did. It meant I could walk around outside in December and get some lovely pictures without feeling cold. It also felt lovely to be able take it off and for my guests to see the rest of my dress.”

“My florist Mr Maxwell used a piece of fabric from my dress to match my antique rose bouquet to the colour of my dress. The bouquet matched brilliantly and was just the right size for me. The antique roses had a slight pinkness to them, like the dress and were so delicate. Mr Maxwell did such a wonderful job with the flowers. He is incredible and really understood the look I wanted to create on the table.”

“I had an amazing wedding day. Having such a small and intimate wedding in December is a bit unusual, and I wasn’t sure how some bits would work, but it was the most magical day, and I felt amazing in my dress.”

· Venue – Prestonfield House Hotel
· Flowers – Flowers by Maxwell
· The Dress – Ian Stuart Sophia, La Novia
· Bridal Shoes – Jimmy Choo
· The Groom – Bespoke Suit Designed by Jim Forbes Tailors, Glasgow
· Celebrant – Tim Maguire, Humanist Celebrant
· Hair and Makeup –Monica and Sharon from MadeUp, Edinburgh