La Novia Bride: Ellie

We think the warmer temperature and sunnier days means spring is upon on us… let’s hope it stays this way! This means we need some wedding inspiration where the sun is shining, here is the perfect example, Ellie.

First things first we want to congratulate Ellie – you look fabulous. The mix of warm reds, pinks, yellows and green in your bouquet and flower scheme adds a splash of colour to the day and ties in perfectly with the outdoor theme of the wedding. On this blog post, we have featured some of the best pictures from her big day.

‘’I wanted to send you some pictures of my beautiful dress that you and your team made. I had so many comments on it and I felt a million dollars!’’

Ellie’s bridal gown is called Olivia by our custom-made designer, Liliana Dabic. There are so many wonderful things about this dress but just to simplify things down to three word – we think we could all agree on timeless, classic and elegant. Olivia is most definitely a dress that will have all your guests in awe, no matter what age or style they may have, you just can’t go wrong with it. The element of this dress is that it doesn’t need anything to make it so special, the cut and structure of this dress is immaculate, this is an especially good option for brides who want to be able to incorporate something fitted without losing a voluminous skirt look. The reason for this ‘double look’ is due to the boned bodice going beyond your waistline, this elongating your body and showing off your curves more than an A-line style would do.

The boat neck, slight off shoulder look is dreamy as well, passing just below your collarbone and adding an extra hint of femininity. This neckline draws eyes to your shoulders and neck, giving you a swan-like elegance, this also allows you to wear to wear a necklace if you wish. Furthermore, as Olivia is one of our more classic pieces, this neckline adds a contemporary touch, this is also achieved by the V at the back, providing contrast to the front and adding a subtle sexiness to the look.

The skirt and train with satin buttons hand stitched down all the way down the gown speaks for itself. If you are looking for a dramatic train, I don’t think you can get much better. What is great about this skirt is that it looks so full and opulent requiring minimal effort, all you need is one your bridesmaids to lift it and let it swoosh in the air before it falls to the ground lying perfectly. Due to the structure of the skirt material, it does not need lots of layers underneath to create this look, it will just move with your body. We provide the option of wearing a hoop if you want to give yourself full freedom around your legs. An invisible hook will also be attached on to make sure it can be pinned up perfectly for your evening service.

Ellie has gone for a simple veil as her only accessory, however, you can embellish the dress as you wish- sparky belt, lace veil, embellished bolero, the list goes on. As always, our made to measure gowns give you the freedom to take your wedding dress in any direction you like!

We think it’s important to have real wedding blogs as there is no doubt that some of the best ideas and bridal brainstorming can come from having insight into couples who have sealed the deal. Through providing you with snapshots of a variety of wedding styles and dresses, we hope to make the start point of this wonderful journey just a tad easier!

Beautiful by Enzoani – Trunk Show

It’s almost here, one of the biggest weekends on our annual calendar – Beautiful by Enzoani Trunk Show!

*** 15th-17th of February ***

You won’t want to miss their newest collection full of timeless, ethereal and feminine designs.

All Enzoani orders placed during the event will save 10%. We are also offering 20% off our bridal accessories.

Appointments are preferred. To secure your exclusive consultation spot, please give us a call on 0131 558 9613 or email us at

Calling all brides: Say “yes” to your dream wedding dress at La Novia.

With fashion designer Liliana Dabic leading our team of expert bridal stylists, we will help you find the perfect wedding dress, one which suits your unique personality; we want you to feel phenomenal! We have handpicked designers from around the world, to create a collection of wedding dresses which includes vintage laces, modern silhouettes, striking ball gowns and chic bohemian wedding dresses. As well as a made to measure bridal collection crafted in our Edinburgh Queen Street boutique.

We are based in the heart of Edinburgh, only a 5-minute walk from Waverley train station. Call 0131 558 9613 or drop us a line at to book your one-to-one appointment with one of our expert bridal stylists, and get ready to fall in love with your wedding gown at La Novia!

Black Friday Bridal Sale

When it comes to Black Friday, well count us in! ✨

For one day only… All sale designer gowns will be priced at £300!

Just to give you an idea of what styles we will be offering, the answer is; all kinds and in a variety of different sizes! Whether you are looking for A-line skirts, fishtail styles, sparkles, vintage lace, we are sure we will be able to help you find the one.

Dreaming of a made to measure dress? We are also offering 20% off our existing La Novia couture collection!

To make an appointment call us on 0131 558 9613 or send us an email at

Have you been affected by the Berketex closure?

We are sorry to hear about Berketex bridal and we want to reach out to the brides that have been affected by the nationwide closure of Berketex Bride. Please get in touch with us for help with replacing your dress! 💞

We have off the rail gowns and existing collections at a discounted price for any bride needing a replacement… and we also offer in-store alterations for gowns that have been purchased elsewhere. 💖

Wedding dress sample sale

As winter dawns upon us, it’s always a sign that the sales are coming to an end in shops, BUT not in La Novia! We are happy to announce that we have a sale just around the corner… 6th-7th of October from 12-4pm, save the date!

La Novia sale gives you brides the opportunity to purchase high-quality wedding dresses at a great price. This is also an ideal opportunity for any brides who are more pushed for time to find their bridal gown – as the dress on the rail is yours. We can, of course, do any potential alterations inside the shop, or you can take the dress away with you on the day – the option is yours. Just to give you an idea of what styles we will be offering, the answer is; all kinds and in a variety of different sizes! Whether you are looking for A-line skirts, fishtail styles, sparkles, vintage lace, we are sure we will be able to help you find the one. Alongside this, we will also have a number of accessories on offer, meaning you can go away with the whole bridal package.

We think it’s important to clarify any negative associations on purchasing a sale dress, more specifically, in regards to people questioning the potential quality, sizing or just general idea of having a sale dress. Sale dress or not, we are firm believers of only providing gowns that are in the best condition. The range of gowns available are a mix of older collections, sizes that we don’t need anymore. We are constantly creating new designs and ideas – as much as we would love to – we simply don’t have the space to keep so many dresses in our Edinburgh boutique!

Just in case you need any more tempting into joining us on our sale weekend, I want to outline some of the particular dresses and their fabulous reductions…

Holly, Liliana Dabic (£1950 now £990 )

Stella York 6369 (£999 now £699)

Evelyn, Liliana Dabic ( £1890 now £1200)

Clementina, Liliana Dabic (£2400 now £1700)

6386 Stella York (£1099 now £599)

Taking into consideration the expense that weddings can be, purchasing a sale dress may also allow you to splash out in other wedding planning areas. So get your appointment booked ASAP as there are limited spaces available – we promise it will be a fun weekend, and who knows, you could end up saying yes to the dress.

New designer – Ezoani

As some of you may have seen on our latest Facebook post, we have some exciting news to announce. La Novia is now going to be stocking a new bridal collection-drum role – Enzoani! We are super excited about being able to offer the latest, most feminine bridal gowns in our boutique in Edinburgh.

Enzoani only started up in 2005, meaning it is one of the most stylish and up to date brands. The dresses are simply dreamy, chasing a contemporary European look which at the same time plays and incorporates traditional elements into the designs and/or fabrics. Apart from being more than aesthetically pleasing, the Enzoani bridal collection is of high-quality couture.

Let’s more specifically have a look at the Enzoani treasures that we have available in La Novia for you brides-to-be to try on…

Marnie – Ohhhhlala, this simple classic strapless design is brought to a new level by the embroidered lace bodice, back and tremendous train. The sleek fishtail shape is super flattering and figure-hugging, the plain material of the skirt provides a good contrast to the dramatic, detailed back. The stream of lace running all the way down the dress most definitely adds a royal feel, the lace pattern is striking and screams glamour.

Larissa – For brides who want the focus of the dress to be the back, this one is for you. Another fishtail shape but with a completely different look to Marnie. The clean-cut and modest front leaves your silhouette to be the main focus, the illusion seam- running down both the front and back- will elongate your body. Leaving the best bit till last, let’s admire the combined tulle and lace train; the dispersed lace adds a modern, unique touch which allows the pattern to be more easily admired, the extravagant length of train is sophisticated and super bridal, by having the back of the dress match the train ties the whole look in together.

Lexi – Moving away from simplicity, this gown is for the lace and detail lovers. The heavy detailed pattern reflects a more traditional style, however this is balanced out by the beaded delicate spaghetti straps, v shaped neckline and back. These small details add a hint of bridal sexiness which is incorporated in most of Enzoani dresses and we are loving it. The gentle flow of the tulle skirt is very romantic, adding a charming touch to the train which is slightly smaller (and perhaps more manageable) than some of the other dresses but still just as special and bridal.

We are dying to see these dresses come to life on you brides to be, so come and try them on! Please call 0131 558 9613 or drop us a line at to book your appointment.

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!

Why should you get a made to measure wedding dress

Why should you get a made to measure wedding dress? Luxury, quality, perfect fit, comfort, exclusivity – when I ask real brides what they are looking for when searching for their gown, these words tend to come up the most. A bespoke dress will secure a tick beside all these words (and more).

Let’s be honest, most wedding dresses are beautiful in their own way, but what will make you stand out and feel 10/10 is having something that is the exact fit and perfect cut, allowing you to wear the dress – not the other way round.

At La Novia, we know that standard sizes do not fit all brides-to-be the same way, two women can have completely different body shapes yet still both be a size 12, starting a dress from scratch means every centimetre is scrutinised to only fit you. Having your bridal dress made by a designer who specialises in couture, will guarantee perfection in specific areas that otherwise may go unnoticed when ordering a standard size, such as – sleeve length, bust size, body length, or length of the whole dress. I find that sometimes smaller brides worry that they will lose detailing in the dress when they are shortened, and taller brides concern that they will not be able to wear heels, made to measure can make you forget such doubts! Aside from such precision in measurements, custom-made wedding dress making considers elements such as an exact number of stitches, buttons and crystals needed to bring the look together, it can be said that no detail goes overlooked.

More so, made to measure can help us enhance your shape and body type, highlighting your best features, ensuring nothing is too tight or too loose, allowing you not only to pose confidently in front of your photographer but to enjoy your meal, party and dancing without any restrictions due to fit of the dress. Creating your own unique bridal dress also means the whole process is completed within our boutique in Edinburgh.

Bespoke bridal gowns go even further than just providing a streamlined look. Extra attention is geared towards the fabrics used. We will ensure that the chosen materials are suited to the season as well as your wedding venue, for example; opting for lighter fabrics for you ladies who are getting married under the sun!

Just as importantly, we think it’s essential for the dress to reflect your personality. Having an influence on the process will add to the bridal experience. The personal touches you can add are endless; whether you want to add pockets, extra beading, experiment with colours, we are always open to any ideas you may have! This will also make sure you love every part of the dress, as anything you have hesitation about can be altered to suit the desired look.

We know that finding ‘the one’ can sometimes be challenging, especially when there is so many elements to consider, and so many dresses out there. Custom made designing allows the wedding dress world to become your oyster, making the journey all the more exciting!