Eleganza Real Bride: Tara

Eleganza Real Bride: Tara


How would you describe your Eleganza Experience?

Unforgettable - from start to finish. As soon as I arrived at the showroom, I could tell that the girls understood my vision for my wedding dress. We sat down, reviewed my thousands of saves on Instagram and we nailed the dress within an hour. I knew I wanted something dramatic, romantic but also showed off the curves and a little skin. The dress I tried on was magical. We kept the bottom half and worked together to create a custom bodice - it was utter perfection.



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

My husband and I got engaged at Gleneagles Hotel on 31st May 2019. He planned the perfect surprise weekend which included a surprise dinner with both families the day after we got engaged. I wish I could go back and relive the entire proposal weekend all over again.


Tell us more about your Martina Liana gown!

The dress was everything I envisioned and more. I always knew I wanted something dramatic - with lots of detail and a romantic fit. I worked closely with the team at Eleganza to design a custom bodice and I loved wearing something that was made to measure (in every way possible). We found a veil that matched perfectly with the dress. With a delicate lace detail and the longest trail - perfect for the long walk up the aisle.


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

We had a winter wedding at Archerfield House. Working in PR & Events I had known what my wedding day would look like for a long time. Our wedding day included lots of white flowers combined with fresh greens and some winter undertones. Topped off with thousands of candles and roaring log fires.






Tell us more about your Big Day!

We got married on 19th February 2022. Despite the red weather warnings in place, we woke up to a perfect blue sky and sunshine all day. We were even lucky enough to host our drinks reception outside, in February!! The day was everything you dreamed of and more. It truly was the best day of our lives.


What was the most memorable moment?

Saying 'I do' (or the bride taking over the stage and microphone during the band's refreshment break...)


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

There are too many to choose from, we love them all.


Photographer: Marc Millar | Florist: B Bonnie Flowers | Venue: Archerfield House, East Lothian | Makeup: Fina Beauty - Ana Cruzalegui | Shoes: Asos | Cake: Sarah Dannfald | Caterer: Archerfield House | Music: The Brightside | Hair: Wave Hair Studio | Videography: Cherry Tree Productions