Bridal dress of the week: Enzoani BT19-26.

Last bridal blog post was dedicated to the world of boho- perfect for the more relaxed and quirky bride. This week, the focus turns to PRINCESS, big skirts, volume, tulle, flowers, sparkle, layers, over the top… the list goes on. The wedding dress that falls into all the above categories is the Enzoani BT19-26 from the Beautiful Bridal collection.

It was during a fitting last week that I remembered just how simply beautiful and flattering this dress looked on. The other wonderful thing about this gown is that it works for pretty much all seasons (perhaps apart from weddings abroad on a beach with 30-degree heat all day). Although it certainly has a full skirt, the top is light and not made of heavy material- ideal for summer brides who want to embrace an A-line style but are afraid they will get too hot.

Plunge necklines are a massive YES, striking and will ensure all eyes on you. The bodice of this gown is made with a perfect dose of floral lace and detailed glitter sequence without being too girly or overbearing, embroidered onto a sheer material which will mean that your skin will be showing through. Before panic arises over the potential bra situation, there will be cups stitched in that are fitted to you- keeping you secure and in place in all day. The midsection of the dress acts as a belt
itself, this horizontal illusion band will bring in your waist without the need of any extra accessories, how ideal! This fabulous top doesn’t stop here though, the back is just as dazzling, V-shaped to match the front, revealing your back as you walk down the aisle.

The size of this skirt is phenomenal, the tulle material is what makes and keeps the skirt structured and standing throughout the day. The fullness of the skirts provides a big contrast to the top, however as the lace floral pattern cascades down the dress onto the skirt, it ties the whole look together, creating a better flow between the top and skirt. Although it’s hard to see in the photo, there is a faint seam line round the bottom of the skirt which adds an extra detail not to be
overlooked, before flowing out into the train. The gown is fasted with small crystals buttons and an invisible zipper making it quick and easy to slide on when the big day comes!

To try Enzaoni BT19-26 or any other dresses from the collection, call La Novia on 0131 558 9613 or email us at info@lanovia.co.uk.

Introducing… Beloved by Casablanca

Over the past few days, the sun has been shining getting La Novia really excited for all the summer weddings that are just around the corner. What’s more, just to add to this buzz, we are launching another new bridal designer- something fresh, summery and quite unlike any of our other current dress collections… we are bringing to Edinburgh- Beloved Bridal by Casablanca.

Beloved motto goes as follows- ‘Distinctive design, high-quality materials’. The beloved bride is in the look for something more experimental, free-spirited and fashion forward. We think the wedding dresses we have chosen to stock from the Beloved range fall into these three categories.

One of our favourites is Beloved 284, this dress is utterly unique. Boho brides this will be right up your street. The pattern is so distinctive and different from usual bridal wear, formed by original shapes that intertwine elegantly all the way down the gown making it stand out from the crowd. The top which has a plunging neckline shape is very feminine, as well as bringing a daring feel to the dress. The three-quarter sleeves are the perfect length, giving you coverage without restricting movement. The lace edging may be a small extra detail but it makes a big difference, the delicate appliques make a gown look beautiful, expensive and classy.

Beloved 228, there are so many quirky features about this dress making it hard to know where to start. The material is a combination of floral lace mixed with a dotted Aztec pattern, the fabric is sheer allowing your skin to show through, ideal for a beach venue or spring/ summer season wedding. The dress is formed in vertical lines which will elongate your body, making you look taller, This is broken by a belt in the middle which will really accentuate your waist as well as dividing up the top and bottom half of the dress. The style is fishtail but due to the light material, this will not feel rigid or uncomfortably tight around your body. This gown is boho, youthful and fun.

If this boho vibe is a bit of you, please give us a call on 0131 558 9613 or email us at info@lanovia.co.uk to book your one-to-one appointment.

Oscar Lili & La Novia Bridal Accessories

Both in La Novia and our sister bridal boutique Oscar Lili we pride ourselves in providing bridal wear that is contemporary and fashion-forward (as well as our traditional, classic dresses obviously!) the past couple of blog posts have dedicated a lot of attention to these latest looks and designs. However, we know that the wedding gown itself is not the only important thing, that’s why its time to devote this blog post to the wonderful world of accessories!

Accessories do a wonderful job of adding an extra touch of magic to the big day. More so, they can allow you to have two separate looks without having to change your dress- day time marriage look VS evening party- how ideal! Everyone knows the impact that a statement piece of jewellery or a belt can add to your everyday look, well the same applies for your wedding dress however you have so much more to choose from.

First up, one of the most bridal accessories a bride can have- the veil. Who would have thought a veil could become so versatile? Bespoke made to suit your dress and fit the theme and venue of the wedding. We, of course, have classic long simple veils made to match the length of your train, these look beautiful, elegant and you just can’t really go wrong. If you are looking for something a bit extra, why not go for a veil with a satin edge to match your dress, or a veil with Swarovski crystals hand stitched all over making you glisten down the aisle. Lace lovers, we have a range of veils with different amount of French or vintage lace embroiled into the veil or around the edging. If a long veil seems like a bit of a daunting thought, short or three quarter length veils are just as fabulous- bringing that bridal touch without having to go full out. Our veils can be either single or double tear, giving you the option of having it over your face if you wish.

If you are looking for a more quirky or alternative accessory, then the birdcage is for you. These are super fashionable and can really look spectacular. Birdcages are so great because apart from being easy to wear, they are so chic allowing you to have a head accessory that doesn’t have to be traditional. Our birdcages can be made very simple with a few flowers and a discrete net over your face, or you can go for the full blown-out look with flowers, sparkle and multiple layers of voluminous netting. Birdcages can be completely ivory or if you are feeling a little more daring we have some with touches of black detail
or we could create one from scratch in another colour. If birdcages don’t sound like your thing, don’t worry we also have some stunning diamante tiaras and headbands.

Belts, these are just a wonderful invention- this simple accessory can go so far. It is safe to say our belt selection is extensive; sparkles, pearls, flowers, beads, lace- you name it we have it, and if we don’t, we will be sure to create it. Belts can do so much more than the classic job of magically cinching in your waist, they can break up the top and bottom half of your gown, provide your dress with more structure, help create an illusion of curves or extenuate an hourglass figure.

Jewellery- without doubt one of the most important parts of a bridal look. What jewellery to go for is heavily dependent on your dress and style, open necks or sweetheart necklines allow you to focus on a necklace, whereas a high neck may lead you to think more about wearing statement earrings. For the open back brides, we have some amazing back jewellery available. Whatever you are looking for we have a diverse collection to choose from, ranging from more minimal simple earrings to extravagant more embellished pieces.

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 info@lanovia.co.uk

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 info@lanovia.co.uk 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!

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 info@lanovia.co.uk 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!