SAMPLE SALE AT LA NOVIA!

We are pleased to offer you most gorgeous bridal dresses for the fraction of the price! This one-day-only event will take place at La Novia (6 York Buildings, Queen St) on 28th of December from 12AM until 16AM. No appointment required. Brides, grab your bargain!

CUSTOMISE YOUR OWN WEDDING DRESS WITH LILIANA DABIC COUTURE

Liliana Dabic Couture now offers a customisation service so you have a stunningly unique dress tailored to your exact style requirements. Take a plain Liliana Dabic Couture dress design and add colourful bows, French lace and sparkling diamantes. You can have anything from a sleeveless design to ¾ length or full-length sleeves and why not add a matching veil or pretty chiffon wrap?

Make an appointment with Liliana Dabic to discuss a customisation and to view her range of beautiful couture designs.

BRIDES IT’S TIME TO ACCESSORISE!

As any bride will tell you it’s not all about the dress. The perfect dress is paramount but when it comes to clothes, shoes and accessories on your wedding day it’s all important and it all has to be perfect. From a shimmering tiara to pretty satin shoes, a fur wrap or bespoke bolero, brides know every little counts.

Bolero’s
Shrugs and boleros are becoming increasingly popular especially those cut in lace. The ‘Victoriana’ look is a hot trend both on the high fashion and bridal catwalks this season so if you fancy going conservative on your wedding day whilst staying right on trend – think about a bolero.

Bling
It’s always all about the bling when it comes to bridal fashion and before we even get our engagement ring on our finger we are thinking about tiaras and crystal shoes. At La Novia we make our own couture dresses and bespoke bolero’s and veils in house so if you want more Swarovski crystals on your dress let us know and we can keep on blinging.

Liliana Dabic Birdcages
At La Novia we love birdcages. Birdcage style headdresses used to be reserved for the more avant-garde brides but now that veils are not deemed as ‘essential’ more and more brides are opting for something a little different. Ask us about our couture birdcages at your next appointment.

Fur Wraps

Being based in Scotland we know a thing or two about fur wraps. Even for our brides getting married down south, fur wraps are still essential in winter. The summer is about the time of year when our winter brides are looking for their perfect dress so if you are a winter bride ask us about our gorgeous fur wraps. We sell wraps in various colours from crisp white and creamy ivory to black and red!

Garters

Garters are still a popular tradition and a much sort after accessory on your wedding day. If you don’t want the standard lace garter ask us to make one for you. Our garters can be made to perfectly match your dress and theme and we will even hand stitch on your keepsakes and lucky charms too if you want.

Sashes

In Scotland, tartan sashes and clan tartans are obviously incredibly popular. If you want a special sash made we are more than happy to help and can make sashes for you and your bridesmaids too.

Clutch Bags

Not only is it a great excuse to buy another bag, but a wedding day handbag can be a necessity for carrying makeup, tissues and a trusty compact mirror. If you are thinking of buying a gorgeous bag for your big day make sure you think about what needs to go in it before buying it. We wouldn’t want you to buy a gorgeous micro clutch to find out your bronzer doesn’t fit in!

Shoes

A comfortable pair of stunning shoes can be hard to find but at La Novia we stock the Menbur bridal range which not only look gorgeous but are super comfy too. Pop by the store to try on a pair and see for yourselves.

Spring wedding ideas

The weather may not be heating up but the evenings are certainly getting lighter and that got us thinking about Spring fashion’s and how we can incorporate that into the most special day of our lives – the wedding day!

Fabulous Florals
Sumptuous floral fabrics seem to be everywhere at the moment and one of our favourite examples of flower power on your wedding day is the amazing Ian Stuart SouthPacific dress in floral with gold gazar. If you love florals but fancy walking down the isle in the traditional white why not add a hint of flowers somewhere else? From cake stands to chair covers to the subtle hints of Freesia in your perfume, project a hint of fabulous floral into your spring wedding day.

Pencil power
The pencil Skirt was hot property on the catwalk of the Spring/Summer 13 shows and if you are a devoted fashionata you may want the smart tight pencil to feature somewhere (or on someone) for your big day. You may not want to sashay down the isle in a pencil skirt yourself but this doesn’t stop your maid of honour wearing a stunning candy coloured shift dress with pencil skirt or why not go all old school and change into a pencil skirt for your ‘going away’ outfit.

Fluro Fancy
Fluorescent may not be the first colour theme that springs to mind when you are planning your wedding day but it is definitely quirky! Fluro is bang on trend this coming season so why not splash out on a hint of fluro with some funky napkins or even fluorescent name cards.

Wonderful White
Funnily enough white is the hottest colour for summer this year so if you are wearing the traditional colour for a blushing bride you will be on trend down the aisle. Why not keep your marquee tranquil and fill it with white bouquets and crisp white linens …. Just keep the red wine away!

60s sensations
The 60s is another big fashion trend sweeping spring/summer 2013. Short mini skirts and prom style dresses are everywhere and cute Twiggy style headbands are a wonderfully subtle salute to the 60s. From the signature eye make up to some monochrome madness why not get all retro at your wedding. Yeah Baby!

La Novia’s wedding dress of the week

You may have noticed our ‘Dress of the Week’ albums on our Facebook and Pinterest pages, well each week we are (trying) to choose our favourite dress to be our special ‘Dress of the Week’.

We are always open to suggestions so if you find a dress which you particularly LOVE or have bought your perfect dress and want to join in the fun let us know and we will, of course, accredit you with choosing the La Novia Dress of the Week.

The dress can be long or short, coloured or white, lace or frilly but La Novia just has to stock it. So if you have always lusted after an Ian Stuart fairytale gown or a sleek and stunning Pronovias dress just let us know and we will post your idea as our Dress of the week!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Exclusive Designer Bridal Dress Days

La Novia Couture is delighted to be hosting ‘Designer Days’ showcasing collections from world-renowned bridal wear designers.

here will also be special offers exclusively for brides throughout these events so book your appointments now to avoid disappointment.

19/20 January Ella bridal designer Weekend

26/27 January Ian Stuart Designer Weekend (Including samples from his Paramount, Revolution Rocks! and Killer Queen collections)

9/10 February Mon Cheri and Sophia Toli Weekend.

Book your appointment on 0131 558 9613

Are you a Catwalk queen?

The Scottish Wedding Directory are taking over the real people catwalk at The Scottish Wedding Show on 23rd and 24th February and would like to offer La Novia brides the chance to be a model for the weekend!

The Scottish Wedding Directory are looking for confident brides-to-be, dazzling bridesmaids and glamorous mothers-of-the-bride (or mothers-of-the-groom) to Get Real with SWD! And they are especially keen to find brides who would like to team up with their bridesmaids and/or mum to walk the catwalk together!

What you’ll get…
A fabulous makeover
The chance to wear amazing outfits
Accommodation at a city centre hotel that weekend
VIP tickets to The Scottish Wedding Show
A fantastic goody bag
A luxury weekend break in Scotland, as a thank you for taking part!

SWD ask all interested ladies to complete the entry form HERE by Friday 1st February 2013.

All finalists will be invited to attend a fun selection day in Glasgow on Saturday 9th February to learn how to strut their stuff on the catwalk!

Have fun!

The La Novia Team x

Smolder with one shoulder

Sexy one shoulder dresses have been on and off the catwalk for eternity but this chic design has been omnipresent on the wedding runway.

Liliana Dabic for La Novia Couture has always liked a one shoulder and many of her couture designs flaunt a sexy little strap or sleeve. We can also add a strap to make any of our strapless dresses into a bespoke one shoulder design…Gorgeous.

VIP Bridal Appointment

A limited number of evening appointments are available for brides to enjoy our exclusive VIP consultation packages. Our VIP package allows brides to have a one to one extended bridal appointment with our director and in-store designer Liliana Dabic. Our VIP brides are spoilt with nibbles and bubbles.

The perfect engagement present or treat for any blushing bride.

Book your VIP Consultation today for only £75

Check out these snaps of one of our lovely brides and her gorgeous bridesmaids during their VIP Fitting

Belt it

The trusty belt has gone from a necessity to an accessory. Once upon a time the belt (big and leathery) was used to hold up an old pair of jeans but now it seems, it is a ‘born again’ accessory breathing life into an outfit.

At La Novia, and more specifically Liliana Dabic Couture, we are noticing that more and more brides are looking to add a belt to the dress. It could be a sash to add a splash of colour to the proceedings or a decorative piece to jazz up the wedding dress for an evening disco.

Another way a belt can be a fail-safe accessory is if you are buying a sample dress. In this day and age budgets are usually smaller than they once were and brides are finding sample dresses, are a great way to get that ‘it’ dress at a bargain price. If you do find yourselves buying a sample dress, which is maybe a bit simpler than you had hoped…then why don’t you just belt it? Add an ornate, decorative or colourful belt to a dress and you literally change its whole personally.

At La Novia we are more than happy to give you a consultation and make up a bespoke belt that can be a stunning accessory to be worn all day. Drop us a line anytime.