Dress of the week – Stella York 6581

‘I’m only going to have one wedding dress, I want to go all out, making me feel like a princess without being too much…’ – many of our past brides come to La Novia saying exactly these words. If any of you ladies reading feel identified, I have a dress in mind – Stella York 6581.

Although some of you may not have thought this was impossible; Stella York 6581 is the perfect balance between simplicity whilst being a ball gown style. The A-line shape is very classic, but by having the skirt made of a tulle material adds a contemporary feel, this also providing a contrast to the stylish satin top.

Anything V-shaped – back, front, neckline – is an absolute yes from us. It is the perfect middle ground between strapless and being fully covered. The straps provide both support and detail, the incredible plunge neckline both at the front and back keeps this traditional style of dress remaining modern yet elegant. The nude tulle found on the dress – front and the cut-out sides – will ensure you are secure all day long – something which is often brides first doubt when they hear the description ‘plunge’. Thankfully Stella York have added this tulle detail which makes a big difference.

Moving onto the skirt; a combination of the material, volume and movement of the tulle will bring a buzz to your gown. It effortlessly brings a striking touch, enhancing your silhouette as your waist will be clinched right in, this illusion is further created by the simple detachable belt. As this belt is optional, it allows you to also opt for a more detailed or beaded waistband. The train of the skirt finishes this dress off perfectly, adding an opulent touch yet at a manageable size, ideal for most wedding venues. The zip fastening which is covered by satin buttons makes the job all the more easy for you (and your bridesmaids) on the day… always a bonus!

Stella York 6581 is a timeless bridal dress, meaning that without a doubt all your guests will fall in love with it. The beauty lies in the simplicity, as the saying goes, sometimes less is more. With this said, you, of course, have the option to jazz it up with accessories or headpieces if you wish. Flattering, clean-cut and classic, with Stella York 6581 you can’t go wrong.

Bridal Accessories at La Novia

‘Accessories are like vitamins to fashion’- I happened to come across this quote last week when I was searching for some inspiration for future bridal blogs and I thought how accurate! Although of course the wedding dress can be said to be the main focus of the day, bridal accessories allow you to add that extra je ne sais quois.

The world of accessories is ever expanding, and we at La Novia want you to be able to have a taste of all the latest options during your bridal consultation. Whether you are in the search for a veil, birdcage, headpiece, tiara, earrings, necklaces, back jewellery…the list goes on, we will help you find something suited. As there are so many accessories out there, I have decided to focus attention on a few which are either generally very popular or up and coming.

Starting off with the classic headpiece – our beloved veil, it just never gets old, 9/10 times during fittings when the veil goes on is when the tears start rolling. Veils add the final bridal touch, there is sometimes hesitation over whether veils are considered too traditional, although we make ones that cover your face, or have vintage lace edging all the way round, they do not all follow this style. We make veils with Swarovski crystals – either throughout or just on the edging – satin edged veils, curly-edged veils, plain veils…these also all come in different lengths, and are either single or double layered. Want a more opulent train, you can have it, chasing something that’s the exact same length of the dress, it can also be made yours.

Moving onto perhaps a more contemporary/ quirky headpiece- we have the birdcage. They are super fun and add a modern twist of elegance to your look. As they are custom made, you can wear them to create a statement, by for example incorporating boulder flowers or a net to fall over your face, or we can style something more discreet in order to complement the dress without being too overpowering. Birdcages also allow you to play around with colours if you wanted to jazz up an ivory gown.

The variety of bridal accessories you can add to compliment your gown not only tie the whole look together but also allow you to showcase your personality and stick with any themes you may want in your wedding. Once you have chosen your dress, you can finally sigh with relief (and happiness) so the accessorising stage is just about the final touches….exciting!