Wedding dress of the week – Stella York 6534

As some of you may have seen on previous blog posts our main ready wear collection comes from the Australian bridal designer Stella York. There’s a big variety of her gowns in our Edinburgh showroom, as we think her designs offer a bridal style for everyone – from a more traditional lace look or bohemian chic to beaded galore…you name it!

Due to having such a versatile Stella York collection, I have decided to dedicate this blog post to the dress of the week – Stella York 6534. We have noticed that this style is becoming very up and coming and popular with our brides, I mean no wonder!

For those of you who are looking for a more modern, effortless but elegant look, this one is for you. The key lies in that it is the perfect combination of everything that makes us go WOW, the gorgeous crepe material is very complimentary to the body, enhancing curves whilst still remaining classy. The rounded high neckline sits just below the collar bones, this small detail makes a big difference, especially for brides who are not used to wearing high-necked clothing and tend to shy away from it in case of it causing discomfort. In addition to this, the front provides a dramatic contrast to the breathtaking back…

This scooped V-shaped backless look is guaranteed to be an absolute show stopper, leaving your guests in awe as you walk down the aisle. It cannot be denied that it also adds a sexy touch to your look without being too much, even for those of you who are going for a more traditional church wedding.

What will make you twinkle and shimmer throughout the day is the embellished lace detail on the straps, back and cut out sides of the dress. Although this mainly features on the back, we love that this beaded lace creeps around the front making the dress flow together and meaning the front is not completely plain. Having satin buttons all the way down the dress adds the final touch of elegance, running into the train- which is the perfect size, creating a statement but being manageable at the same time.

To top it all off, this bridal gown still lets you play with accessories and veils, whether you opt for a classic look with for example a long veil, or prefer to focus on jewellery and incorporating statement pieces to match the beading, the final touches are in your hands.

If you are about to start / in the hunt for ‘the one’, come and try the Stella York 6534! Call us on 0131 556 3445 or drop us an email at to book your appointment.

Meet the Maker

As some of you may have seen we had the honour to feature in last months edition of Tie the Knot Scotland, where we offered its readers a sneak peek into the world of wedding dress making at La Novia. This journey which starts from ideas, sketches and patterns and ends in the creation of made to measure dresses is what we are so passionate about.

At La Novia, we understand that choosing a bridal gown is not like your usual shopping day out- it is important to find something unique, that matches your personality and is well… perfect in every way possible! This is what we strive to achieve with our custom made collection.

During our bridal consultations we like to hear all the details- colours, venue, flowers- of the big day, so we can try and guide you in the direction of finding a wedding dress that will fit the bill, with this said, it is you lovely brides who are our biggest inspiration. Once the style of dress is chosen, we love to hear any additional ideas you may have – whether this is changing the neckline, adding sleeves, playing about with fabrics – the options are endless, we want you to be 100% happy before saying yes to the dress.

Often I come across brides who start off apprehensive about choosing certain styles – such as strapless dresses – in case they might not be supportive enough. However, by creating a dress tailored to all your specific measurements we can promise that it will fit like a glove. Attention to detail is key and we can guarantee this by not only giving brides the chance to meet the designer herself but through having our own in-house pattern-cutter, seamstress and embroider- we are with you every step of the way. Having a bespoke dress enables you, brides, to become part of the design process, guaranteeing an individual look.

We aim to make the process at La Novia as personal as possible, our bridalwear designer Liliana Dabic believes it is important to build a relationship with her customers, reassuring brides on any doubts or queries they may have concerning their future dress. We want the experience to be fun and something you look forward to coming to as much as we do! Generally, after two fittings in our Edinburgh boutique, and countless hours of work, your dress will be ready to take away..eeeek, we try and make the fittings as close to your wedding day as possible to make sure you will be looking perfect!

For us there is nothing more rewarding than seeing real brides wearing our dresses – it’s so satisfying knowing that we have been able to play a part towards what is one of the most important days in your life. To all our past brides, we have loved seeing all your gorgeous photos, future brides, we look forward to meeting you and bringing your dream dress to life!

Psst… You can read the full article featured in Tie the Knot Scotland:

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