Herera by Oscar Lili – wedding dress of the week

This week’s wedding dress is nothing short of a show stopper. Hundreds of beads adorn lace over a layer of silk satin. Influenced by the art deco movement of the 1920s, the intricate and skillful creation of this gown is outstanding. The gown features a strapless neckline and a small train. The simple structure of this gown works perfectly with the heavy beading.

Try this dress on in store by making an appointment at La Novia Edinburgh.

Happy birthday La Novia!

As a bridal designer celebrating a milestone anniversary is always very special. 2016 marks our 20 year anniversary as a business based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Over the decades a lot has changed in the studio, I’ve enjoyed looking back and reflecting on what we have achieved over the years.

Working with brides is exciting and challenging. Designing bridal wear for unique personalities constantly drives innovation and new ideas. The past 20 years have been nothing short of amazing!

The bridal industry has changed dramatically from when I opened my first store based in Morningside. Brides are far more aware of fashion and trends, they’re not afraid to experiment with new concepts and that keeps us on our toes. Each season I introduce new fabrics and details to ensure we continue to inspire. It’s an absolute joy to meet and work so closely with our brides; it’s an incredible journey for both of us.

The elements which are essential in my designs and what I’ve strived to perfect over the years is the finish and quality of my gowns. Working with a close knit team ensures each bridal gown is made entirely by hand. Brides love this personal touch and can feel the difference, this is so important to me. Our design studio is located at our Queen Street boutique which means I can be involved in the entire process. I look forward to seeing where the next 20 years takes us…

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Iris wedding dress – Liliana Dabic Couture

This week’s wedding dress comes in the form of elegance and glamour. Made using a silk double crepe underlay this dress is lightweight and drapes elegantly on the body.

French beaded lace provides a delicate and stunning effect and ticks all the boxes of a feminine 1920s style gown. Accessorise with one of our custom made bridal combs to create a truly stunning look.

Try this dress on in store at La Novia Bridal Boutique Edinburgh


The bridal fashion world has moved on and produced some stand out trends and updates to take not for in Spring Summer 16. Stylish brides need to look no further than the Stella York 2016 Wedding Dress Collection. The collection is inspired by an array of the hottest trends for 2016 including the illusion necklines, 3-D appliqués and plunging cuts.


Emerging all over the fashion week catwalks for S/S16, this standout design features a scene of 3D appliqués. Set on a bed of tulle with a satin underlay this creates a textured look of dreamy florals and romantic lace.


Plunging cuts have held their popularity over recent seasons. This season the plunging cut to talk about is the daring back. This style allows the bride to make a strong fashion statement with her daring gown.

Spaghetti straps are also making their comeback due to their elegant and barely there feel which works perfectly with this Stella York plunging back, perfectly complementing the femininity and simplicity of the dress.


The illusion neckline has been redesigned using sheer tulle with carefully placed appliqués to create a detailed tattooed lace effect. This design draws the eye to the neckline creating a delicate and feminine look.


Celebrate your big day in style with one of our expertly designed to order birdcages. Our extremely talented team aim to capture your individual style and create the perfect birdcage or comb to accessorise your dress and capture your individual flare. Bridal accessories are such a simple way but effective way to complete your look and let your personality shine through.

The popularity of birdcages continues to rise as the flexibility of the look gives brides the freedom to adapt their birdcage to the style of their wedding. It is so easy to play around with different looks until you find something that suits you!

La Novia Bridal Boutique Edinburgh showcases a range of exquisite birdcages and headpieces with designs featuring delicate and intricate beading and embellishments that catch the light and delicate and feminine floral pieces. Check out our accessories page to have a look at the designs we have created.

Special Valentines weekend offer

We are delighted to offer 15% off our stunning Oscar Lili 2016 collection in celebration of this Valentines weekend. Visit us in store to try on the collection on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

Please contact us on 0131 558 9613 to make an appointment.

Stella York Trunk Show

Join us on Saturday 6th of February for an exclusive offering of Stella York wedding dresses 10am – 4pm. Our fabulous Stella York rep Jen will be in store to talk about the inspiration behind the collection and for what trends and details to look out for.

It’s a great opportunity to view styles we don’t currently stock and designs which may not be available after the event. We’ve welcomed a fantastic range of new fabrics and silhouettes. We can’t wait to share them with you!

Psst… Brides will enjoy 10% off any orders placed on Saturday!

Please contact us on 0131 558 9613 to make an appointment. We have limited availability.


January has been a busy month for us here in La Novia. We’ve been lucky enough to attend and host many exciting events and there’s still more to come!

On Sunday 17th of January, we exhibited at The Balmoral as part of the Luxury Scottish Wedding show. We always enjoy this wedding showcase as we feel the relaxed environment is enjoyable not only for our clients but us too!

Luxury Scottish Weddings offer hand-picked wedding experts and suppliers who can help make your day extra special – making it memorable for all the right reasons.

We displayed a range of designer wedding dresses and bridal accessories. Our models wore key pieces from our 2016 made to measure collection. Many brides made an appointment to visit our Queen Street boutique at the event and have since found their wedding gown which is extremely exciting!

Last Saturday 23rd of January we hosted a designer day dedicated to our in house designer Liliana Dabic’s eponymous collection. It was a fantastic opportunity for our brides to meet the designer and discuss their ideas. This was followed by our fabulous Sample Sale event on Sunday 24th of January. Our designer wedding dresses and bridal accessories were reduced by 50 – 70%. As our sale was our biggest to date we still have a range of gorgeous gowns available at bargain prices! Check out our sale page.

Phew! And we still have more to look forward to…

…Join us on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st at Murrayfield stadium at The Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition for a weekend full of wedding inspiration. With over 100 exhibitors showcasing all wedding categories you can be sure to gather all the information you need for planning your special day. We’re thrilled to showcase our latest 2016 collections on the catwalk. Our expert bridal stylists will be on hand to offer advice and guidance. Tickets can be purchased via the Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition website or you can pay on arrival. We look forward to seeing you there!

Keep up to date with our latest goings on by visiting our event page.

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We’re super excited to be hosting a SAMPLE SALE on Sunday 24th of January 10am – 4pm at our Edinburgh bridal boutique. If you are planning your wedding in a short time frame or if you are looking to purchase a beautiful designer wedding dress at an incredible price, this event is not to be missed!

Our sample gowns are specially cleaned to ensure they are in perfect condition. Alterations are carried out to the highest standard in-store by our expert dressmakers; with over 20 years of experience, you can relax knowing your gown will fit you like a glove.

The sale collection features discounted designs from bridal fashion leaders Pronovias, Stella York, Ian Stuart and Liliana Dabic Couture. We have also included a fantastic range of accessories at reduced prices, including veils and boleros.

If you have any questions about any of our wedding dresses or if you would love to come and try some on, just give us a call on 0131 558 9613.

The La Novia SAMPLE SALE open on Sunday 24th of January from 10AM – 4PM. Appointments are preferred.

Event: Bridal Sample Sale
Location: 6 York Buildings, Queen Street, Edinburgh
Time: 10am – 4pm
Contact: 0131 558 9613 /
Appointment: Preferred