Eleganza Real Bride: Claire

Eleganza Real Bride: Claire


How would you describe your Eleganza Experience?

A dream. I loved every minute of visiting Eleganza and trying on dresses. I visited with my mum and best friend and we had such a lovely morning. I really thought this would be the first shop of many but the second dress was the one and I knew there was no way I would find anything more perfect.


Would you like to share with us your proposal moment, favourite part of planning your wedding or what you have planned for your honeymoon?

We got engaged at the Fairmont, St Andrews in Oct 2021. Michael booked a last-minute weekend away for us as our Amsterdam trip had been cancelled. Turned out it wasn't a last-minute booking and he had it planned for some time. Despite having no idea he was going to propose, we got right into the planning and booked our wedding 3 days later after seeing the venue by chance on a friends Instagram that weekend. I loved planning the whole day and seeing the vision come to life. We went to Tomorrowland, a music festival in Belgium the weekend after our wedding. The perfect start to our married life.


Tell us more about your Suzanne Neville gown!

The dress was the second one I tried on. I did think I would end up with a Suzanne Neville dress but I was so sure I wanted tight fitted. The dress I bought was one my dad had said he loved but I had it ruled out as it was not tight fitted. Fast forward to the appointment and I tried it on just to see. It was perfect. It suited my shape so well and the structure of the dress was incredible. The pockets were an added bonus. Everyone commented on how perfect the dress was for me and I'm so glad I went out of my idea of a dress to try it on.


What was your inspiration for your wedding? Did you follow a specific theme or colour palette?

The flowers were the main focus of our wedding. The general colour theme was pinks and keeping everything simple and timeless, much like my dress



Tell us more about your Big Day!

It was just such a perfect day. We got married in Enterkine House. Everything went to plan and we had the most amazing day celebrating with our friends and family. We danced all night and everyone had such a great time.


What was the most memorable moment?

Seeing Michael as I walked down the aisle


Photographer: Chic Photo by Jacqui | Florist: Wild Flowers Edinburgh | Venue 1: Enterkine House Hotel | Makeup: Katie Malin | Shoes: Next Bridal | Cake: Rosewood Cakes | Music: Tartan Entertainment | Video: Athayr Films | Decor: Winton Weddings | Kilts: Magregor and Macduff