Eleganza Real Bride: Laurie

Eleganza Real Bride: Laurie


How would you describe your Eleganza Experience?

My experience at Eleganza Sposa was everything I’d hope for and more! I was a little worried at first thinking I would never find “The One” or get that wow feeling because of my previous experience in another bridal boutique, but from the moment my mum and I arrived at Eleganza we were made to feel so welcome, the girls were incredibly helpful and any worries I had instantly disappeared. It really was a lovely experience that I’ll never forget, the boutique is so beautiful and the extra little touches made it even more special. We loved it so much my mum re-booked to try on mother of the bride dresses and also said yes to the dress!


Let’s go back to the start - what was your engagement like?

On March 23rd 2019, Calum and I had been together 8 years and were living in Canada but planning our move back to Scotland. That morning we took a drive to the plot where our new house was getting built, I remember sitting in the car with sandals on refusing to get out as I didn’t want to trudge through the muddy field and ruin them, luckily Calum spotted my footwear and packed my wellies in the car. We got out and were walking through the field and old cottage ruin, as I was taking pictures of the beautiful scenery I turned around to find Calum on one knee with a stunning custom made ring by Ian Gallacher Jewellers. It was such a special moment and so lovely to now be in our house sitting in that exact spot.

Quite shortly after our engagement we talked about what kind of day we would like, having lived abroad we were keen to get married somewhere in the sunshine!
We started googling places and completely fell in love with Son Marroig in Mallorca. However we didn’t realise just how hard it would be to secure this venue! Son Marroig have a very unusual booking system, they open up their diary one day a year at 10:00. On that day we were still in Canada, it was 3am with the time difference and our wedding planner was in Mallorca and our families were back in Scotland. We all had our phones at the ready to call the venue, you have to keep calling them until you hopefully get through and pray a date you want is still available. They only take on a few weddings per year so once the dates are gone you have to wait another full year for their diary to re-open.
Luck was on our side and after over 800 calls our wedding planner got through and secured us a date for October 2020! However due to the pandemic we had no option but to postpone our wedding to October 2021!
It was 100% a wedding worth waiting for! 


Tell us all about your Martina Liana wedding gown.

The first thing I fell in love with when I first saw my dress was the lux ivory lace laid over a beautiful honey colour. This really showed off the delicate detail and intricacy of the dress. The stylist turned the dress around and the back detail was insanely stunning! It had a beautiful low back with crystal buttons and an unusual scalloped train. I knew I definitely wanted to wear a veil so the stylist brought out a beautiful veil with lace detailing at the edges which went perfectly. I also had the idea of slightly switching up my look without actually changing on my wedding day so I decided to buy detachable “wings” from Eleganza Sposa for later in the evening when my veil was off and I switched to a statement earring from Soru Jewellery and finished off the look with pearl detailed Sophia Webster heels.


Did you follow a specific theme or colour palette for your wedding decor?

Pinterest is a must for brides! I can’t tell you how many hours i must’ve spent looking through it!!! The marble temple where we had our ceremony was white so I knew I wanted colour in the flowers, I loved the warmer tones like terracotta, nude, blush and a little hint of red mixed with green foliage. I felt it really complemented the tones in my dress as well as the venue. I had three bridesmaids, all with different hair colours and I felt that having the same dress colour wouldn’t suit them all, so we decided to have the same style floor length satin slip dress but in three different colours that matched with the flowers as well as their own complexion. They looked stunning!

Our florist was fantastic, we hadn’t seen any of our flowers in person because of the pandemic so it was all done via emails and phone calls and I can’t believe how beautiful it all looked, the attention to detail was incredible. Our florist also setup our lounge and cocktail areas with rugs, sofas, coloured pouffes, fire pits and a large champagne tower that we poured together with Norbert Fimpel on saxophone.






Tell us more about your wedding day!

We wanted to do our wedding a little different and decided to get married at 6 o’clock in the evening. The reason for this was the stunning views from Son Marroig, it is nestled in the Tramuntana mountains over looking the sea and has the most incredible sunset. We also decide to extend our cocktails so that we had plenty of time with our guests after our pictures. We poured the champagne tower as the sun was setting and our guests enjoyed the lovely canopes that were passed around.
After the cocktails we moved to the upper terrace for our dinner. We decided we didn’t want an obvious top table and went for 4 long rectangle tables so that we also had family/friends sitting directly opposite us. It was really lovely and sociable for all 72 of us. The tables were adorned with fresh flowers and tea lights that ran the length of the tables. We had jute style place settings with the napkin and our menus placed on top. Each menu had our guests name on them it was a really personal touch from Donna at Blossom Stationary. Donna also helped us design our wedding invitations, our logo for the end of the aisle and table numbers too. Blossom Stationery is a Scottish supplier and it was so easy to take over everything to Mallorca, nothing was a hassle for her and it was a really lovely process picking and going through all the little details bringing it all together.

Calum and I are both big foodies and wanted to pick a menu that our guests would love, we had Michelin star chef Marc Fosh cook our meal paired with Mallorcan wines, it was incredible! Our cake was made by a local baker, we had 3 different flavoured sponges which were covered in chocolate shards. Once we cut our wedding cake we had our first dance under the stars then lead our guests to the final part of the evening!
We had an outdoor area with sofas and fire pits which led to the DJ inside who was accompanied by drummers! Our guests enjoyed the free bar and danced the night away until 3am!
Son marroig is a historical landmark and opens as a museum each morning so you are unable to stay the night, so we organised busses to take everyone back to their villas and hotels.

The following night we organised a White Party on the beach. Our florist brought our flowers from the wedding venue to Patiki Beach so we could enjoy them again, we also asked them to build a limbo game out of flowers and it was so much fun! Everyone ate, drank, played limbo and danced on the beach to a fantastic band we booked called Isla Paradiso! It was the perfect ending to the best week of our lives!


Do you have a favourite picture from your wedding day? Why is this image so special to you?

I love them all too much to have a favourite! I love how our photographers caught ours and our guests expressions throughout the day! from getting ready to the speeches and partying the nights away. Everyone laughing, singing and just having the best time! I also decided to have a second photographer to go to Calum’s parent’s villa, it was lovely to see them all get ready and prepare for the big day too!


Photographer: Aimee K | Florist: Ars Festum | Venue: Son Marroig | Makeup: Marta Lula | Shoes: Sophia Webster | Cake: Chic Vintage Mallorca | Caterer: Marc Fosh | Music: Sax @norbertfimpel / DJ & Drummer @panelaproductions | Videography: @zagovalco_video @alexandra_cabrer_photoandvideo @Aimeekphotograhy