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!

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!

Wedding dress of the week – Stella York 6534

As some of you may have seen on previous blog posts our main ready wear collection comes from the Australian bridal designer Stella York. There’s a big variety of her gowns in our Edinburgh showroom, as we think her designs offer a bridal style for everyone – from a more traditional lace look or bohemian chic to beaded galore…you name it!

Due to having such a versatile Stella York collection, I have decided to dedicate this blog post to the dress of the week – Stella York 6534. We have noticed that this style is becoming very up and coming and popular with our brides, I mean no wonder!

For those of you who are looking for a more modern, effortless but elegant look, this one is for you. The key lies in that it is the perfect combination of everything that makes us go WOW, the gorgeous crepe material is very complimentary to the body, enhancing curves whilst still remaining classy. The rounded high neckline sits just below the collar bones, this small detail makes a big difference, especially for brides who are not used to wearing high-necked clothing and tend to shy away from it in case of it causing discomfort. In addition to this, the front provides a dramatic contrast to the breathtaking back…

This scooped V-shaped backless look is guaranteed to be an absolute show stopper, leaving your guests in awe as you walk down the aisle. It cannot be denied that it also adds a sexy touch to your look without being too much, even for those of you who are going for a more traditional church wedding.

What will make you twinkle and shimmer throughout the day is the embellished lace detail on the straps, back and cut out sides of the dress. Although this mainly features on the back, we love that this beaded lace creeps around the front making the dress flow together and meaning the front is not completely plain. Having satin buttons all the way down the dress adds the final touch of elegance, running into the train- which is the perfect size, creating a statement but being manageable at the same time.

To top it all off, this bridal gown still lets you play with accessories and veils, whether you opt for a classic look with for example a long veil, or prefer to focus on jewellery and incorporating statement pieces to match the beading, the final touches are in your hands.

If you are about to start / in the hunt for ‘the one’, come and try the Stella York 6534! Call us on 0131 558 9613 or drop us an email at to book your appointment.

Meet the Maker

As some of you may have seen we had the honour to feature in last months edition of Tie the Knot Scotland, where we offered its readers a sneak peek into the world of wedding dress making at La Novia. This journey which starts from ideas, sketches and patterns and ends in the creation of made to measure dresses is what we are so passionate about.

At La Novia, we understand that choosing a bridal gown is not like your usual shopping day out- it is important to find something unique, that matches your personality and is well… perfect in every way possible! This is what we strive to achieve with our custom made collection.

During our bridal consultations we like to hear all the details- colours, venue, flowers- of the big day, so we can try and guide you in the direction of finding a wedding dress that will fit the bill, with this said, it is you lovely brides who are our biggest inspiration. Once the style of dress is chosen, we love to hear any additional ideas you may have – whether this is changing the neckline, adding sleeves, playing about with fabrics – the options are endless, we want you to be 100% happy before saying yes to the dress.

Often I come across brides who start off apprehensive about choosing certain styles – such as strapless dresses – in case they might not be supportive enough. However, by creating a dress tailored to all your specific measurements we can promise that it will fit like a glove. Attention to detail is key and we can guarantee this by not only giving brides the chance to meet the designer herself but through having our own in-house pattern-cutter, seamstress and embroider- we are with you every step of the way. Having a bespoke dress enables you, brides, to become part of the design process, guaranteeing an individual look.

We aim to make the process at La Novia as personal as possible, our bridalwear designer Liliana Dabic believes it is important to build a relationship with her customers, reassuring brides on any doubts or queries they may have concerning their future dress. We want the experience to be fun and something you look forward to coming to as much as we do! Generally, after two fittings in our Edinburgh boutique, and countless hours of work, your dress will be ready to take away..eeeek, we try and make the fittings as close to your wedding day as possible to make sure you will be looking perfect!

For us there is nothing more rewarding than seeing real brides wearing our dresses – it’s so satisfying knowing that we have been able to play a part towards what is one of the most important days in your life. To all our past brides, we have loved seeing all your gorgeous photos, future brides, we look forward to meeting you and bringing your dream dress to life!

Psst… You can read the full article featured in Tie the Knot Scotland:

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