Something New – Stella York 2016 Collection

Happy Monday! This week we’re dedicating our ‘something new’ to our glorious new collection of Stella York wedding dresses. We love receiving our new season bridal dresses each year; it’s like Christmas! When selecting our styles we only have our brides-to-be in mind, what would they like to see hanging on our rails? This season we really wanted to add a fun, youthful vibe to our current collection. Stella York offer designer wedding dresses which are modern and sexy – perfect for brides with an edge. After receiving glowing reviews from brides over the last few years, we’re thrilled to be a stockist of Stella York once again.

Our new bridal collection features a range of wedding dresses from form-fitting mermaid styles, full ball gowns to flirty tea-lengths. Each bride’s wedding dress should make them feel the best version of themselves. With romantic lace, soft tulle, beading and delicate appliques we’re excited to see them transform. We always tell our brides to remain open-minded; it’s amazing how different a dress can look on the hanger!

Having been in the bridal business for over 20 years I understand wedding budgets can be tricky, each little thing can add up. The Stella York range offers designer quality at great value. The 2016 collection ranges from £800 – £1,500.

Liliana x

Stella York bridal range is now available in our Queen Street bridal boutique. Email us to make an appointment:

Liliana Dabic – website launch

Can you believe it’s almost the end of July? This year has flown by, it may seem even quicker for those of you planning your big day. We’ve been pretty non-stop in La Novia HQ creating and altering wedding dresses. However, September is set to be our busiest month this year – we can’t wait!

As well as adding the finishing touches to our bridal gowns, we’ve been rather busy launching a new website for our made to measure designer label ‘Liliana Dabic’.

We’re not only lucky enough to have bridal designer Liliana at the helm of our Edinburgh boutique but we’re very fortunate to stock her exclusive wedding dress collection. The collection includes around 20 dresses which are all couture. When our client places their order, their measurements are taken and the wedding dress pattern is formed using their body measurements. The beauty of Liliana’s collection is that you are able to create a gown which is unique and personal. We’re able to incorporate your ideas very easily. Each bespoke dress is made by hand in-store.

Over the years Liliana has become renowned for her attention to detail. The new website really showcases her work brilliantly. The collection features a range of silhouettes and luxurious fabrics. By using innovative cutting techniques and finishes, Liliana is able to bring a modern twist to her wedding dresses. If you are looking for high quality, look no further! ‘Only the best will do’

If you would like to arrange a styling appointment please contact us on 0131 558 9613.


We’ve got some big news to share! This week the Bridal Buyer Awards shortlist was announced and we’ve been placed as a finalist this year. We’re over the moon to be shortlisted in ‘The Best Bridal Retailer Scotland’ category.

We’d like to say a big thank you to our La Novia brides for motivating us to do our upmost best on a daily basis. We endeavour to provide a level of customer service our bride-to-be deserve, in the words of our director Liliana ‘only the best will do’. It’s an honour to help guide our lovely clients towards the perfect wedding dress and accessories. They place a massive amount of trust in our team and our skills, we truly appreciate their support.

As our team love all things bridal, it’s a fantastic achievement. We now need to keep our fingers crossed! X

What to expect at your bridal appointment in La Novia Boutique

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by your personal bridal stylist. Our bridal appointments are scheduled to last an hour. During this hour your stylist will introduce our collections and listen to your ideas. 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. Keep an open mind and try on a few different styles. Our stylists will help find gowns that compliment you and your personality; we want you to feel phenomenal!

The wedding dresses in our bridal boutique are all sample sizes. Unfortunately, we can’t carry them in every size. We will try our absolute best to make the dress look fabulous. After we’ve narrowed down your search, it’s time to accessories. Whether you fancy wearing a traditional veil, statement birdcage or simple hair comb, we have a fantastic range available for you to try alongside our wedding dresses.

Once you find ‘the one’ you will have an instant feeling of pure elation. Can you picture yourself walking down the aisle to meet the one you love? That’s when you know you have nailed it! To ensure your gown fits you perfectly we will take your body measurements, if it’s a ready wear design we will compare your measurements to the designers size chart and pick the size which matches best. If your gown is one of our made to measure wedding dresses, the measurements will form your pattern.

Many customers prefer to pop back for a second appointment to try their favourite styles on before making a decision. In this case, we will write the details of your shortlist. Purchasing your wedding dress is unlike any other shopping experience, it’s so important you make the right decision. Your dress will feature in your wedding pictures for many years to come. You have to absolutely love it!


Our new Stella York 2016 collection has now arrived into store and we’re in love! Stella York has become renowned for their stunning wedding dresses. Each wedding dress design is created to complement a bride’s attitude, style and spirit.

This new 2016 bridal collection does not disappoint. The collection includes wedding dress styles to suit all. There is a great mix of chic, traditional, sexy and vintage looks.

We have gorgeous princess ball gowns made from soft tulle and lace appliqués which create a traditional romantic vibe. The collection features sexy form-fitting wedding dresses with gorgeous illusion necklines and dramatic trains. The bridal collection also includes a pretty vintage, ankle-length design which is decorated with beautiful lace and sparkly diamante waist band, perfect for our bride’s looking for a 1950s gown with a modern twist.

La Novia Real Bride – Helen

We are absolutely thrilled to have received such kind words from our December bride Helen, the last 6 months have flown in! Her photographer Sacha Miller done a wonderful job!

“Getting a bespoke dress made at La Novia was one of the best decisions I made for my December wedding (sorry it has taken so long to write this, where does the time go?!), even though I had moved to Nottingham and was getting married in Wales it was absolutely worth the hassle of trips back to Edinburgh for fittings.

I spent a long time looking for the perfect dress and visited A LOT of shops but nothing was quite right, Liliana was able to combine all the features I wanted with the most beautiful fabric, a lace unlike anything I had seen elsewhere. The service was fantastic, all of the staff are lovely and really know their stuff, Liliana may not be the simpering pander to the bride type you get in a lot of shops but I found that refreshing, she is honest and genuinely cares about making you look, and feel, amazing and not about selling you the most expensive dress she can and moving on to the next person. I had so many compliments on my dress and people still mention it six months after the wedding, I just wish I had a reason to wear it again!

If you are considering making an appointment at La Novia I would wholeheartedly recommend that you do and, if you are starting to worry that the wedding dress you want simply doesn’t exist and contemplating a compromise, go and see Liliana first!”

Check out some gorgeous shots from her day featuring our Claire wedding dress.


So you’ve found the perfect wedding dress – now it’s time to match up the perfect bridal accessories. We have a great range of sample veils and birdcages in our Edinburgh bridal boutique. During our bride’s first styling appointment we start playing around with different looks. As always, it’s best to stay open-minded.

Birdcages are fantastic for those seeking an informal, less traditional look. Our playful designs use millenary veiling to create stunning, unique pieces. As each birdcage is made by hand, we can tailor them to suit your wedding theme and dress. The beauty of birdcages is that they are truly individual with a vintage twist.

Bridal veils can bring a little excitement to your ceremony – the moment the veil is pulled back to reveal the bride can be quite special. Veils can also be used to cover a bride’s shoulders without having to worry about wearing a bolero or shrug – ideal for religious ceremonies. With gorgeous back detailing being a massive trend this year, veils can draw attention to this area to create a dramatic entrance.

Our in-store range of bridal veils are regularly updated with new designs. As each veil is handcrafted we are able to customise them to our bride’s requirements. We have a choice of tulle types and colours. A few of our samples feature delicate Swarovski crystal which catch the light beautifully. Brides can also choose from a range of lace and satin trims. Our simple veils can have a raw edge or a soft curled finish. We can make our veils in any desired length. Our standard lengths are: 35” (shoulder length) 72” (fingertip length) 108” (church/chapel length) 126” (cathedral length).

At La Novia we believe before selecting a birdcage style or choosing your veil length, you should consider your wedding dress and hairstyle. We recommend having a hair trial once you have made your final decision, this will ensure your hairstylist perfects everything for your special day.

Why choose La Novia Bridal Boutique


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. Liliana has more than 20 years of industry experience. Our team love all things bridal and will offer their best advice during your appointment.


All alterations are carried out within in our bridal boutique by highly skilled seamstresses. We would never dream of subcontracting alterations elsewhere, we pride ourselves on knowing alterations are carried out to the highest standard.


Our Edinburgh bridal boutique is located only a 5-minute walk from Waverley train station and only a 2-minute walk from Edinburgh’s bus station. We are not far from the St Andrew’s Square tram stop.


We’re very proud of our bespoke, handmade range of bridal accessories. Whether you are looking for a custom made veil, bridal birdcage or headpiece, we have a fantastic selection available to purchase in our Queen Street boutique. We also have a beautiful collection of handcrafted bolero’s which are made to measure; we can match them to your chosen wedding gown.


At La Novia, we have a charming collection of designer wedding gowns from around the world. As well as a made to measure bridal collection crafted in Scotland. We hand pick bridal dresses from top quality designers and source only the best quality fabrics for our in-house couture creations.

Say ‘I do’ in Jimmy Choo

As a self-proclaimed shoeaholic, I’m just a tiny bit excited about our big news this week. For all of our shoe-obsessed brides out there, this one’s for you.

We are over the moon to announce we have collaborated with the fabulous Jimmy Choo concession, located in Harvey Nichols Edinburgh, to bring a jaw-dropping bridal range into store. We are so pleased we can offer this luxury service to our customers.

This season Jimmy Choo has introduced a made-to-order service which is available for their bespoke collection, allowing brides to customise their bridal shoes. Brides are able to customise the sole of their shoes with initials or numbers – a truly unique way to celebrate their wedding day. We look forward to styling them alongside our beautiful wedding dresses!

Have a look at the wonderful selection of Jimmy Choos available in our bridal boutique.

To arrange an appointment call us on: 0131 558 9613. We look forward to styling you head to toe!

Bridal Trends 2016

Bank holiday Mondays make for a very quick week, happy Thursday folks! We’ve had a lovely few days styling new clients and catching up with La Novia brides at their fittings. Before we say hello to another weekend, I’d like to step back to last weekend…

…Liliana and I had the pleasure of attending one of the biggest bridal exhibitions in our calendar. The White Gallery in London did not disappoint this year. We expect our new collections to arrive early October BUT for our fashion-forward brides who can’t wait that long, I thought I’d share some inside gossip on future trends we spotted.


As a lace lover, I was pleased to see lace has been favoured by many designers in their 2016 collections. Delicate lace featured on bodices, cap sleeves and back details. We noticed a move away from full lace bridal gowns. Designers were using lace to create added interest, beautiful cuff details and intricately beaded lace are definitely worth looking out for!

Separates Trend

Two pieces have been a massive hit in the fashion industry this spring/summer. Co-ordinates have been taken to a whole new chic level by wedding designers. Modern separates of full pleated skirts (with pockets) and boxy crop tops made in rich brocade fabrics were stunning. This is the trend we’re most excited about!


We found designers have chosen to create gowns of simplistic elegance in their 2016 collections. Soft chiffon made for stunning floating skirts which move with ease. We got a really relaxed vibe from these wedding dresses which are perfect for carefree brides.