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Win a Free Wedding Dress with Our Golden Ticket

We are so thrilled to bring you our Win a Free Wedding Dress Competition and this year, one lucky bride will find a golden ticket and win a stunning and beautiful wedding dress designed and created by us for her.

Win a Free Wedding Dress Golden Ticket at Estilo Moda Bridal Milton Keynes, London.
Win a Free Wedding Dress Golden Ticket

To enter, you must book an appointment and attend a wedding dress consultation.  We will go through the normal bridal consultation process where you would try on different wedding dresses.  You may find a design that you like perfectly as it comes or you may wish to design a wedding dress that is unique to you.  We would give you a quote for your wedding dress and just before the consultation comes to an end, we would ask you to pick any number from a list of available numbers.  You would pick out an envelope which displays your chosen number and open the envelope to see if it reveals our amazing free wedding dress golden ticket.  If it does, YES!, you will win a free wedding dress subject to our competition terms and conditions and if it doesn’t, well, we have decided to have no losers in this competition.  Therefore, every single competition entrant will win a special prize and a fabulous discount off their wedding dress too. Everyone is a winner!

Please Click on the Link below to see the competition Terms and Conditions!

Wedding Dress Competition – Golden Ticket 2015 Terms and Conditions

Book Your Appointment Today and Be in With a Chance of Winning a Free Wedding Dress.  As the saying goes, ‘you have to be in it, to win it‘ and if so many brides have won wedding dresses from us over the years, then why not you.  Send us an email and let us know what days you are free to come and visit us for your bridal consultation and take the first steps towards what may be for you a miracle on top of a dream come true. Call us on 01908925152 or complete the form below

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We are really excited to meet you and we are also keeping all fingers crossed for you.

Very many blessings and the best of luck lovelies

The Estilo Moda Bridal Team xxxxx

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I Don’t Want a Wedding Dress Train

Everyone written about in our bridal wear woes blog posts is delighted for us to share their story with you to get a better insight into how we work and how we help solve your bridal wear problems.


 

So we once had a bride who in her own words is the ‘most tomboyish tomboy ever and lives in Jeans and Tee- Shirts’.  At her first consultation, she told me that she just hated dresses and the very idea of putting on a wedding dress was making her break out in hives. It took us a while to convince her to try on some wedding dresses and she was so pleasantly surprised when she saw how beautiful she could look in a dress if only she tried.

After she had tried on a few dresses and she had told us her likes and dislikes, we sketched the most stunning wedding dress for her and it got to the point where we were discussing her wedding dress train.   When I asked her what train length she wanted, she looked at me funny like I was speaking another language.  She said she could just not imagine the foolishness of having a wedding dress train. She felt she would look really silly and her exact words were ‘who do I think I am, Princess Diana?’  I tried to explain to her that wedding dress trains could add something special to the whole look and she has to remember that she is a bride just for that one day.  I explained to her about different lengths of trains and advised her to go for a sweep/ brush train that literally just swept the floor by about 5 or 6 inches from the dress hem. She looked at me like I was crazy and said thanks but no thanks.

Different Wedding Dress Train Lengths
A Little Education on Different Wedding Dress Train Lengths

 

I decided to create her sketch and show her the view of her wedding dress with a train and without a train just to see what she thought of the comparison.

Wedding Dress Train
Wedding Dress Sketches Showing No Train and Sweep Train

She looked at both pictures and she said to me that she felt that the sketch without the wedding dress train looked like a normal party dress or a prom dress.  She said she felt that she would be missing out on something if she went without a train and she was only hoping to do this once anyway so why not go the whole nine yards. I was really surprised at how quickly she changed her mind.  Please don’t get me wrong,  while I don’t believe that having a wedding dress train is the most important part of your wedding dress, I believe that it is indeed very important that you are entirely happy and completely over the moon with the wedding dress you have chosen.  In my role, it is imperative that I present you with all the different options available to you based on the wedding dress design you have gone for and then sit back and let you decide what works best for you.

So our bride made up her own mind but of course with our expert guidance as to what type of wedding dress train she really wanted and believe me when I say she was totally happy wearing a dress after it was created for her despite her previous disdain for anything remotely feminine. Result!

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s installation of how we resolve some bridal wear problems.  I have worked with hundreds of brides in the past 11 years and I really do love recounting these stories.

Happy wedding planning and many blessings,

Omo xx


 

If you are worried about the type of wedding dress shopping experience you would have, then contact us immediately.  We really do make it count.  This wedding planning period should be the most special of your life and we always make sure that you and your entourage are given the best and most friendly treatment throughout your journey with us. Book an appointment for your own special wedding dress shopping experience.

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A Stunning Lace Wedding Dress for an Older Bride with Style

A beautiful lace and organza wedding dress for an older bride created for an amazing, EM Bride Jackie Clements is the feature of this week’s bride spotlight.  We are so pleased to be sharing pictures sent to us by the bride herself of her on her big day.

We met Jackie at a wedding fair on a very rainy day that turned out to be quite a great outing for us.  She was with her fiancé and they made us laugh even in the short time we spent with them.  She soon sent him away as she wanted to get down to business talking about her dress and she didn’t want him to know anything about it.   She explained to us that she had been trying to look for a perfect wedding dress for an older bride but she didn’t want something frumpy or old fashioned.  We were excited when she decided to book an appointment to come and see us in the shop there and then.

When Jackie came to see us, it was really lovely to go over the details of different wedding dresses she had tried on and she described to us her likes, dislikes, body-loves and body-hates and what she envisioned herself in.  We had a good laugh going over pictures of some dresses she had previously tried on and didn’t like very much.  We created a sketch for Jackie and she was very happy with it.

Wedding Dress for an Older Bride
Jackie’s Sketch

We explored different options of fabrics for the main part of the dress and Jackie decided that she really wanted an organza and lace A Line wedding dress with a beaded cord lace and a pleated waist detail. We added in lace cap sleeves because she said she wanted to cover the tops of her arms and a pleated satin waist band into the design.

We were excited to get cracking. Our very talented dressmakers created Jackie’s wedding dress and she came in for her first fitting.  Brides are usually very nervous at their first fitting and Jackie wasn’t any different.  She came with her daughter and we went over all the tweaks she wanted applied to just the neckline and skirt to make it perfect for her. She also decided to add a beautiful beaded appliqué  at the middle of the pleated satin waist band just for that added ‘wow’ effect. The finished dress was stunning.

Here are some pictures of Jackie on her big day

Stunning lace and organza wedding dress for an older bride

Stunning lace and organza wedding dress for an older bride

Stunning lace and organza wedding dress for an older bride

Stunning lace and organza wedding dress for an older bride

Stunning lace and organza wedding dress for an older bride

Stunning lace and organza wedding dress for an older bride

I hope you have enjoyed reading Jackie’s wedding dress journey with us.  If you would like a wedding dress for an older bride or indeed a lace and organza A-line wedding dress, then do please contact us and we’ll be delighted to help you.

Happy wedding planning and many blessings,

Omo


 

Click Here to see more Bride Spotlight posts and to read about the experiences other Estilo Moda Brides have had with us

To talk about your wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses or wedding dress, then you can contact us today for your very own personal consultation.

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A Stunning Lace and Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Dress for EM Bride, Emma

We designed a beautiful lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress for a really fun EM Bride, Emma.  She was always such a laugh and we had a really lovely time every time she and her Mum came into the shop.

I met Emma when she came to see us after her cousin Michelle, who I knew through networking, had recommended that she give us a try. Emma came to the then very new studio to discuss her wedding dress with me and from the word go, we got on like a house on fire. She was feisty, fun and full of laughs and I just knew that we were in for a happy ride with her. She and her Mum are some of the nicest people I have ever met.

We got talking and Emma explained her ideas for her wedding dress. She told me that she loved tulle and she loved lace and if she wasn’t sure of anything else, she was very sure that she definitely wanted her wedding dress to include those two fabrics.  She showed me pictures of dresses she liked and she also told me that she had no problem whatsoever having a dress designed especially for her.  We asked Emma to try on some of our wedding dresses so that we could see what works and what doesn’t, practically.  We tried on mermaid wedding dresses, A-line wedding dresses and as soon as we tried on the Ariana wedding dress from our Grace and Lace collection, she got this big smile on her face.

 

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Ariana
Estilo Moda Bridal Designer Milton Keynes Ball Gown Wedding Dress, Satin Wedding Dress
Ariana Back View

Emma loved the sweetheart neckline and overlapping ruched detail of the bodice of Ariana and she also loved the fullness of the skirt.  She made it clear that she definitely wanted her dress to be created in a tulle fabric as she considered it a more whimsical and romantic fabric than duchess satin.  She also advised that she needed the touch of lace to complete the design.  We pinned some lace appliqué we had available in the design studio onto the dress to create cap sleeves and Emma loved the look of it. I got sketching and this is what I came up with for Emma.

lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress

We decided to add some more lace detail to Emma’s dress by adding some more lace appliqué to her ruched tulle bodice and also scattered on her full multi-layered tulle ball gown skirt.  She was really excited about the design and could not wait to see the finished dress.

Here are some beautiful pictures of Emma in her wedding dress in our studio and on the big day itself.  Enjoy…

lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress

lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress

lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress
Emma’s wedding dress with bustle

lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress

lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress

lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress

lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress

lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress

lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress

lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress

I hope you have enjoyed sharing Emma’s bridal experience with us and if you would like a lace and tulle ball gown wedding dress or any other wedding dress design, then do contact us and we can have a chat with you.

Happy wedding planning and many blessings,

Omo

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Stunning Ivory Sequin Wedding Dress – From Sketch to Dress

We created a breathtakingly beautiful ivory sequin wedding dress for EM bride Helen; one of the most energetic and positive people we have ever met.  She looked stunning on her big day.  Look out for our special bride spotlight post on Helen

Ivory Sequin Wedding Dress

 

If you would like a beautiful ivory sequin wedding dress or in fact any other style, design, fabric of wedding dress or bridesmaid dress, contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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Bridal Wear Woes: Bridesmaid Dresses for Different Shapes and Sizes

Everyone written about in our bridal wear woes blog posts is delighted for us to share their story with you to get a better insight into how we work and how we help solve your bridal wear problems.


Once we had a bride who told us from the very first consultation that indeed she intended to be a bridezilla :).  She said she had waited for so long to have her moment as a bride that she wasn’t going to let anyone make choices for her that she would look back on with regret.  I said to her ‘that’s definitely noble but do be gentle’.  We both laughed.

She chose her dress easily enough because again she knew exactly what she wanted but when it came to the issue of the bridesmaid dresses, we had a ‘bit of a problem‘.  How do you choose 5 bridesmaid dresses for different shapes and sizes and even different everything else?  The bridesmaids were all so different and in every way you can possibly think of; looks, personality, fashion tastes, outlook on life, that the bride did not even know where to start from.

Bridesmaids Dresses for Different Shapes and Sizes

 

Our bride had told the girls that she wanted them all in the same bridesmaid dress and the same colour and she was not changing her mind for anything or anyone.  She really put her foot down even though I had already advised that we could go with complimentary styles and colours for each girl. In spite of this warning, each girl wanted a different bridesmaid dress in a different colour and please believe me when I say every. single. one. of. them liked something different. It sounds incredible and the bride was starting to get stressed out.

We started with colour and our bride had already decided that she would choose her wedding colours after she had chosen the colour of the bridesmaid dresses.  What a mistake this turned out to be.  The bridesmaids were each asked to pick out a colour and of course, they all went for colours that were so different from one another; plus, each of them did not like the colour that the others chose. Oh My Goodness! This was a fun consultation and I could see that my bride was seeing red.  At this point, the bride decided that she didn’t want them to pick the colour any more and she would decide on what colour to go for which she said she would do when we had agreed on the dress.

So we started discussing the design of the dress and each of the girls had explained to us the style of dress that suits her and of course again, they were all very different.  The bride was starting to get quite stressed out again so we had to step in quickly and ask the girls to each pick out 2 dresses that they would like to try on. Practically all the dresses from our 2014 bridesmaid collection were picked out. There were short ones, long ones, strapless ones, one shoulder ones, lace ones chiffon ones; the whole lot!!!

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When each girl had tried on her two bridesmaid dresses, we asked everyone what they liked or disliked about each dress.  We took lots of notes and from this, we observed the following trends

  • Most of the girls did not want a strapless bridesmaid dress
  • Many of them did not like satin bridesmaid dresses
  • A few of the girls did not want to show the top of their arms and armpit area. Some even cried ‘back-fat’
  • Some of them had had children and so had lumps and bumps to hide so they were very averse to anything clingy
  • A few of them hated the colour pink or any other too bright colours that made their skin look pale or sallow
  • All of them liked lace (I was shocked that there was something they all loved but our bride made it clear that she could not afford a full lace dress)

I got quite excited because I was getting an eureka moment where a dress had started to dance around in my head that just might work for these very different bridesmaids.  I was envisioning a bodice like EMBM11 with the asymmetric ruching across the bust waist and hips but with more of an A-line skirt so as not to hug the hips too tightly but created in a chiffon fabric with a lovely drape quality and soft handle like EMBM12.

Bridesmaid Dresses for different shapes and sizes
Sketch showing the first design that I recommended

This dress would deal perfectly with all of their concerns except for the covering of arms issue and I was also conscious that the one feature all the girls loved (lace) had not been incorporated into this design.  In spite of the bride’s worries, I decided to add a lacy butterfly sleeve to the design and give it a bit of a statement back so there’s something to look at if the girls turned around and which wouldn’t break the bank.Bridesmaid dresses for different shapes and sizes

Oh, how they all loved this dress.  The bride was a bit stunned when each girl said she could definitely wear this style of dress as it had addressed all their worries perfectly and of course I sat there beaming; literally like a Cheshire cat. Result!

Hope you have enjoyed this story about  how we can help you find perfect bridesmaid dresses for different shapes and sizes and I look forward to sharing the next one with you my lovelies.

Happy wedding planning and many blessings,

Omo xxx


Are you having trouble finding the perfect wedding dress or other types of bridal wear for your big day?  Do come in and have a session with us and the result typically is that you are equipped with the knowledge you need to make that big decision and if you decide you would like for us to create your wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses, then even better! Send us a message to ask your questions.

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Gorgeous Mikado and Tulle Mermaid Wedding Dress for Carrie

We received this card and a long note from EM Bride Carrie recently and I have to say that it made our day. We try to do our best and can only hope its enough.  That’s what I said to her and its true.  I’m glad she had such an amazing experience with us. 

In her letter, Carrie said “I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.  Firstly, I want to say thank you for accepting to create the beautiful bridesmaid dress that I found, I was so upset to find out that I wasn’t able to get these beautiful dresses for my bridesmaids, due to being told incorrect info from another shop, but then I found you! During our first meeting, you made me feel so comfortable, and assured me you would be able to create the exact dress I wanted, in various colours, you filled me with confidence and excitement!! All the girls looked so beautiful and the different colours just looked amazing together.

A couple of months down the line, I came to you, again, in despair, as I had had a nightmare with my dream dress. Again, you filled me with hope that you would be able to create my dream dress. I was so so lucky to find you as when we sat down to discuss our options, you ended up designing my very own couture dress, just for me. The design of my dress, included features of two dresses I liked, all combined in one. You listened to what I wanted but also gave me your opinion, which I valued very much.

I couldn’t have been happier with my dress Lisa and thank you wholeheartedly. Can you also pass on thanks to Emily, who made the last minute adjustments for me, on more than one occasion!!!…”

This is the sketch I created of Carrie’s stunning Mikado and Tulle Mermaid Wedding Dress after the first wedding dress consultation that I had with her.

Mikado and Tulle Mermaid Wedding Dress

Here are some more pictures of Carrie and her gorgeous bridesmaids.  Estilo Moda Bridal created all their dresses for the day.

 

tulle mermaid wedding dress

 

tulle mermaid wedding dress

 

tulle mermaid wedding dress

 

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tulle mermaid wedding dress

 

tulle mermaid wedding dress

 

tulle mermaid wedding dress

 

tulle mermaid wedding dress

 

Hope you have enjoyed Carrie’s wedding pictures.

Happy wedding planning and many blessings,

Omo xoxo

If you love  Carrie’s tulle mermaid wedding dress and would like us to create something similar for you, then do please contact us.

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A Stunning 50s Style Lace and Tulle Wedding Dress for the Most Delightful Jennifer

We designed a beautiful 50s style lace and tulle wedding dress for a bride who we now fondly refer to as ‘Our Jennifer’.  To say that this lady is an angel will be the greatest understatement of the year.  Never have we met a bride who took care of us as much as we took care of her. She is always there with words of encouragement and kindness at every point and she even made herself available to us at one of our shows to help out along with another lovely bride of ours Katie Balaam.  Jennifer would bring birthday cards, flowers and home-made cakes and all sorts of little gifts almost every time she came into the studio to see us.

I met Jennifer in 2012 on a wet, windy, dark and dreary day in a forlorn Marquee at one of the loneliest wedding fairs I have ever been to and as soon as we started to chat, we hit it off.  She showed me lots of pictures on her Ipad of her vision for her wedding.  She loves vintage, sparklies and quirkiness and I could see that even from how she dressed and talked.  I thought to myself ‘what a sweet and friendly person, I wonder if I would ever hear from her again’.

I did hear from Jennifer again and we arranged to meet at my then studio which was the grand location of my converted garage behind my house. Jennifer came to see me with her Mum; who seemed quite apprehensive at the start because she must have thought ‘oh dear, a bridal shop in a garage. What has my daughter got herself into’ but we soon got chatting and she could see the passion behind what I do. We discussed Jennifer’s design.  Jennifer showed me some pictures of wedding dresses that inspired her and I drew a sketch of the tea length lace and tulle wedding dress she had described to me to show her and Mum my understanding of Jennifer’s requirements.

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Jennifer’s Sketch

They were very approving of the design and then we discussed the choices of lace, types of beading and other details of Jennifer’s dress.  We got cracking creating Jennifer’s dress for her wedding.  This was the beautiful result of that project.

50s style lace and tulle wedding dress

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Estilo Moda Testimonials, Wedding Dress Designer Milton Keynes, Tea Length Wedding Dress, 50s style wedding dress, Vintage wedding dress, blue petticoat tea length wedding dressAt one of our design consultations, Jennifer advised that she would like us to edit her wedding dress so that she had a light blue petticoat instead of the typical ivory or white and that got me really excited as I like when brides put their own mark on their dresses.  This is what her fabulous petticoat looked like.

Estilo Moda Testimonials, Wedding Dress Designer Milton Keynes, Tea Length Wedding Dress, 50s style wedding dress, Vintage wedding dress, blue petticoat tea length wedding dressWe also created a gorgeous tea length satin bridesmaid dress for Jennifer’s Maid of Honour for which she chose a lovely silvery blue colour.  She looked really beautiful as well.

50s style lace and tulle wedding dress, satin tea length vintage bridesmaid dress milton keynesWhen we got the pictures of Jennifer’s wedding, we were so delighted and we could see that an amazing day had been had by all who attended. Estilo Moda Testimonials, Wedding Dress Designer Milton Keynes, Tea Length Wedding Dress, 50s style wedding dress, Vintage wedding dress, blue petticoat tea length wedding dressWe were not very surprised though knowing what a lovely person she is.  We wish Jennifer and Tom the most amazing and beautiful married life and lots of little gorgeous babies.

50s style lace and tulle wedding dress

50s style lace and tulle wedding dress

50s style lace and tulle wedding dress

I hope you have enjoyed sharing Jennifer’s wonderful bridal experience with us. Click Here to see more pictures of other bridesmaids dresses and wedding dresses in our collections.  If you like ‘dress name’ or any other Bridesmaids/ wedding dresses you have seen from our collections and want to try some on or get more ideas for your dream bridesmaids dresses or wedding dress, then do please contact us.

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Stunning Lace V Neck Wedding Dress for EM Bride Faye

EM bride, Faye and her stunning lace V neck wedding dress and four beautiful chiffon one shoulder bridesmaids dresses are the subject of today’s bride spotlight.

We are really pleased to be sharing pictures from the wedding of this really lovely lady who we met through her sister, Estelle.  Estelle is an amazing makeup artist who we have worked with in the past and who we would always recommend to anyone looking for makeup artistry in this area.  She brought Faye to us when Faye was looking for a wedding dress and I was really pleased by how much faith Faye had in us right from day one.  She explained her ideas to us and showed me a dress she had seen on our page of another EM Bride; which she said she had fallen in love with.  We tweaked the design slightly to make it even more perfect for Faye and we came up with this sketch:

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Faye’s Sketch

Faye’s dress was created with a beautiful ivory corded lace fabric that had a medium weight handle so it could have structure and at the same time drape beautifully.  Her bodice had a V Illusion neckline with cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline shaped satin lining underneath.  She had a beautiful A Line silhouette skirt that clung and skimmed in exactly the right places to give Faye the comfort that she said she wanted in her dress and she had a beautiful embellished satin sash which she tied into a bow at the back.  On one of Faye’s fitting days, Estelle asked us if we had an identical crystal appliqué to the one we had used to create Faye’s satin sash and this she used to create a beautiful headpiece for Faye. We thought the combination looked stunning.

Estilo Moda Bridal Testimonials - Lace V Neck Wedding Dress

Estilo Moda Bridal Testimonials - Lace V Neck Wedding Dress

Estilo Moda Bridal Testimonials - Lace V Neck Wedding Dress

Estilo Moda Bridal Testimonials - Lace V Neck Wedding Dress in Milton Keynes

Estilo Moda Bridal Testimonials - Lace V Neck Wedding Dress

Faye came back to us to let us know that she also wanted us to create her bridesmaids and flower girl’s dress which were to be in a different pastel colour for each of the four dresses.  I really loved this idea as each bridesmaid was allowed to choose the colour she was happiest with. Faye and Estelle showed me pictures of a bridesmaid dress and flower girl’s dress that they had seen and thought we could use for inspiration and we created these sketches to show them what we thought we could achieve

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Here are some more pictures from the big day featuring Faye and her bridesmaids looking absolutely stunning.

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Beautiful Chiffon One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dresses

Estilo Moda Reviews Green Flower girls dress Milton Keynes

We had such a lovely time with Faye and her bridesmaids every single time they came to see us.  There were many laughs and not ever a bridezilla moment. We wish Faye all the best in her marriage and a life full of joys and blessings.

Lots of love from us all at Estilo Moda.

Omo and EM team xxx


 

I hope you have enjoyed reading through our experience with Faye and her bridesmaids.  If you would like for a dress to be designed for you and/ or your bridesmaids, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Charlene’s Wedding Dress – From Sketch to Dress

Here is the from sketch to dress picture for EM bride Charlene who got married in March of this year.  Charlene wanted a long sleeve lace and slim line skirt to show off her beautiful hour glass figure and that’s exactly what we created for her.  She was delighted with the result.

From Sketch to Dress - Long Sleeve Lace and Satin V Neck wedding dress with a deep V Back and godet

 

I hope you’ve been inspired by the transformation of Charlene’s wedding dress from ideas in her head to the real thing which we she wore proudly on her wedding day.  If you would like to see your own from sketch to dress also come alive, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Happy wedding planning and many blessings,

Omo xxx


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Bridal Wear Woes: I Hate Every Dress My Mum Loves

Everyone written about in our bridal wear woes blog posts is delighted for us to share their story with you to get a better insight into how we work and how we help solve your bridal wear problems.


 

So we had a bride once who knew exactly what she did not want in a wedding dress and not much of what she wanted.  Unfortunately, for this bride, Mum knew exactly what she wanted her daughter to wear and she was not worried about expressing her preferences strongly.  Don’t get me wrong, we loved this Mum as we do all the Mums who come with their daughters to discuss wedding dress design with us. We love Mums. They can be the most long suffering, self-controlled and indulging people you would ever meet but in this case, Mum made it clear to us that she came with her daughter to help and certainly help, she would.

The problem arose where every single dress Mum picked out was exactly what our bride did not want.  Bride said to me that she thought they were all beautiful but she just knew that she wanted something different but didn’t know what it was.

Of Alexi, she said she loved the soft and romantic swirls of the organza and tulle skirt but she definitely didn’t want a one shoulder. From this, we highlighted the word soft and romantic. Mum thought the mermaid silhouette of Alexi was sexy and would show off her curves but Bride was adamant that she did not want to show off any curves in her wedding dress.

Alexi Front View

Of Ariana, she said how much she loved with the way the full circle skirt draped and swished but she certainly did not want a strapless. From this, we got a better understanding of the fact that she did not want any attention on her hips.

Ariana - Satin A-Line Strapless Wedding Dress

Of Amira, she said she was very very very smitten by her deep V low back and the beautiful cotton lace with big leaves and flowers appliquéd on the bodice but wanted a skirt that would hide her hips moreStatement back wedding dress milton keynes

Of Aleah, she initially thought she had found the one and actually considered a mermaid underskirt and A-Line tulle overlay featured on Aleah for a long time as a fabulous compromise between hers and Mum’s choices. She eventually said she would rather keep the lace illusion bateau neckline bodice and the A-line tulle overlay trimmed with a corded lace border but have the satin mermaid underskirt as an A-Line as well.

Aleah - Lace and Tulle Illusion Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress

I got super excited at this point because I had the perfect dress dancing around in my head for her.  You would think that after almost 12 years of doing this, I would be all “weddingdressed out” (my own special term for it) by now but No, I still get incredibly excited when a design starts to fall in place and a bride’s personality and preferences start to evolve. Anyway, back to Bride. I created this sketch for her and showed it to her and Mum and oh the expression on their faces!

Low Back lace wedding dress

At this point, she proceeded to show me a picture she had saved on her phone which had features that were so similar to the dress I had sketched for her and I was thinking ‘err, why did you not show me this picture when I asked for your inspiration’ but to be honest, I’m happy she didn’t show it to me because it would have looked like we just copied that design.  In any case, we had so perfectly found the one and it may have taken us quite a few try ons, some tears and some tantrums but it was what was in her head all along and she now had the 100% confirmation that it was her dream wedding dress. Plus, she had the added bonus of picking out every fabric and trim that would be used to create her dress; making it even more of a dream wedding dress than any other.   Mum, on the other hand, still felt that she could have turned on the full sex appeal and hugged her curves to within an inch of their very existence but she was really happy and I could see that her daughter’s joy meant more to her than anything else. Result!

Hope you have enjoyed this story and I look forward to sharing the next one with you my lovelies.

Happy wedding planning and many blessings,

Omo xxx


 

 

Are you having trouble finding the perfect dress or other types of bridal wear for your big day?  Do come in and have a session with us and the result typically is that you are equipped with the knowledge you need to make that big decision and if you decide you would like for us to create your wedding dress, then even better! Send us a message to ask your questions.

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Satin and Lace Off Shoulder Wedding Dress for a Really Lovely EM Bride Jackie

Satin and Lace off shoulder wedding dress for one of the most wonderful people we have ever met.

Our bride spotlight this week is on a really lovely bride, Jackie Dodworth who got married in the summer last year.  We met Jackie when she came to our December 2013 Grace and Lace Wedding Dress Collection launch party.  She came with her friend, Katie Balaam who ended up being the collection winner.

Jackie came back to see us after the show to discuss her dress as she had seen a dress on one of the models on the catwalk that she loved. She had her eye on our Anya wedding dress.

Satin and Lace Off Shoulder Wedding Dress
Anya – Front View
Satin and Lace Off Shoulder Wedding Dress
Anya – Back View

Jackie had tried on some other wedding dresses in other shops that she also wanted us to take a look at.  We reviewed the dresses Jackie had tried on and advised that we would prefer to design her one unique design for her and she was very happy with that.  We proceeded to put Anya on Jackie and she looked so beautiful in that dress that she decided it was to be her wedding dress.  Jackie asked if she could personalise Anya to suit her and we asked her to go for it.  She decided to add a lot more corded lace appliqué to the bodice around the bust area at the front and the back to arrive at her dream wedding dress. Here’s the sketch that we created for Jackie at that initial consultation:

Satin and Lace Off Shoulder Wedding Dress
Jackie’s Wedding Dress Sketch

We created Jackie’s dress using a smooth and heavy handle luxury duchess satin complimented with flowery lace appliqué that had been heavily beaded using tiny seed pearls, glass beads and iridescent sequins.  The effect was breathtaking on Jackie.  Here are some beautiful pictures of Jackie on her wedding day.

Satin and Lace Off Shoulder Wedding Dress
Jackie
Satin and Lace Off Shoulder Wedding Dress
Back View of Jackie’s Wedding Dress
Satin and Lace Off Shoulder Wedding Dress
Jackie and Steve
Satin and Lace Off Shoulder Wedding Dress
Jackie and Steve – Rings

We also created the dresses for Jackie’s three bridesmaids.  She wanted three bridesmaids dresses in the same design and different colours. The colours Jackie chose were pastel pink, green and lilac.  All the colours complimented one another and each bridesmaid looked beautiful in her ruched sweetheart neckline bodice, full length A-line skirt and ruched straps bridesmaids dress.  Here are some pictures of Jackie’s bridesmaids on the day.

Chiffon Full Length Different Colour Bridesmaids Dresses
Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride
Jackie Satin and Lace Off Shoulder Wedding Dress
Jackie and Her Bridesmaids

This is what Jackie had to say about her experience with us ‘I had my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses designed and made by Estilo Moda after struggling to find ‘the one’ in other bridal shops. They put on an amazing fashion show at an open day giving me and my fellow bride lots of wonderful ideas. Lisa and Emelie were wonderful throughout the design, making and fitting process. They listened to my likes and dislikes and created the most beautiful wedding dress for me. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. My bridesmaid dresses were equally as beautiful and all the dresses fitted perfectly. 

Estilo Moda gives you more than a dress. They provide an amazing and thoroughly enjoyable experience. They are professional but friendly and they make you feel like part of the family and special at the same time. They also have an amazing eye for detail and add lots of lovely little touches like personalised hangers. A simple but wonderful touch.

I can’t thank Estilo Moda enough for my wonderful wedding and bridesmaid dresses. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses or just a dress for a special occasion. They will make sure that you get exactly what you want and make sure that it fits you perfectly.

Thank you Lisa and Emelie’

We loved working with you Jackie.  You’re one of the loveliest people we have ever met.  We wish you all the best in your marriage and for the future.

Many blessings and lots of love

Omo and the entire Estilo Moda Bridal team


To discuss your bridal needs or maybe even just to try on some beautiful wedding dresses to get ideas for you and your bridesmaids, please call us on 01908925152 or email info@estilomoda.co.uk

Estilo Moda Bridal is a Wedding Dress Designer based in Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire that designs and creates dream wedding dresses and other bridal wear for brides all over the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Speak to us about trying on some of the stunning dresses we have in our collections priced at different points to make it easy to match your budget. You may also prefer for us to create a bespoke wedding dress or some bridesmaid’s dresses for you based on designs that you may have seen and would like to combine different features of. We work with all the best fabrics that all bridal designers use and we also have over 500 colours in different fabrics for your bridesmaids so you will be spoilt for choice.

To contact us, send an email to info@estilomoda.co.uk or call 01908925152 and let us know your bridal wear requirements.

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The National Wedding show – Estilo Moda Bridal at Birmingham NEC

The National Wedding Show is the biggest wedding show in England and takes place in some of the biggest cities in the country.  Estilo Moda Bridal will be displaying some of our stunning designs from our Jadé Bridal and Savvy Chic Labels at The National Wedding Show at the Birmingham NEC at the end of February.

The National Wedding Show

 

In October last year, for the first time ever Estilo Moda exhibited at The National Wedding Show in London Earls Court. It was an exhilarating three days for us, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting loads of new Brides and hearing their likes and dislikes on the design of their Wedding Dress.

The Exhibition was a huge success for us we had a large of Brides who visited our Studio and ordered their dream dress from us. With the Brides that travelled to our Studio we asked what they liked about our stand and our services. The first thing they would say was how welcoming and down to earth we all were. Many of them commented on how we decorated our stand, it really stood out to them.

Here are a few photos of the stand:

The National Wedding Show

 

The National Wedding Show

 

The National Wedding Show

 

With decorating the stand we tried to recreate the look and feel we have in the studio; Girlie and vintage. For The National Wedding Show in Birmingham, we are trying to think of ways to improve our look from the last show. One thing that will be different is our New collection Savvy Chic which will have their first outing. It will give us feedback on the new Collection; which will help us massively with the 2016 Collections.

We are hoping that we will be as busy as we were for the National Wedding Show at Earls Court London last September; with plenty of brides wanting to try on our dresses. We had to create appointment slots as the queues for trying on dresses were covering the whole stand.

The National Wedding Show

 

The National Wedding Show

 

We are now wanting help from you all! Every week we will be posting pictures of two dresses and we want you to all pick which dress you think we should take to The National Wedding show. We are unable to bring all our dresses as the stand just isn’t big enough, and it is extremely difficult for us to choose as we have grown so attached to each and every dress.

Enjoy your Wedding planning and thank you for taking the time in reading this blog

Buy your ticket for The National Wedding Show.

Emelie xoxo
Estilo Moda Bridal is a Wedding Dress Designer based in Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire that designs and creates dream wedding dresses and other bridal wear for brides all over the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Speak to us about trying on some of the stunning dresses we have in our collections priced at different points to make it easy to match your budget. You may also prefer for us to create a bespoke wedding dress or some bridesmaid’s dresses for you based on designs that you may have seen and would like to combine different features of.  We work with all the best fabrics that all bridal designers use and we also have over 500 colours in different fabrics for your bridesmaids so you will be spoilt for choice.

To contact us, send an email to info@estilomoda.co.uk or call 01908925152 and let us know your bridal wear requirements.

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Lace Cocktail Length Bridesmaids Dress of the week: Jennifer from the Savvy Chic Bridal Collection 2015

Our Lace Cocktail Length Bridesmaids dress of the week, Jennifer is from our Brand new Savvy Chic Collection for 2015. Jennifer has been displayed on our mannequins within the Studio for 2 weeks now, and she has spent more time off the mannequin than on. A lot of our bridesmaids have been dying to try on Jennifer.

Lace Cocktail length Bridesmaids Dress - Jennifer

 

Lace Cocktail length Bridesmaids dress: Jennifer

 

Jennifer is a Bridesmaids dress which is fun but also elegant, very 1950’s style . Jennifer has a Lace which we have not used before. As you can see the Lace has a flowery pattern which is emphasised by an Ivory colour. Jennifer is priced at £230 which is an incredible price which includes being made to measure and all alterations.

Lace Cocktail length Bridesmaids dress: Jennifer

Collection: Savvy Chic Bridesmaids 2015

Description: Jennifer is a beautiful Cocktail Length Bridesmaids dress in a Full flowery lace. She has small gathers at the waist to create an A-line silhouette. The Bodice is an Illusion style, with a sweetheart lining neckline visible underneath the lace. She also has lovely lace cap sleeves which blends into the style of the dress beautifully. The back is a real feature, Jennifer has a low curved back with the lining only visible from the waist down to create the illusion of an even lower back feature. At the back of Jennifer there is a zip closure to allow for the wearer to get in and out easily.

Fabric: Lace

Lace Cocktail length Bridesmaids dress: Jennifer

 

Lace Cocktail length Bridesmaids dresses

 

If you like Jennifer or any other Bridesmaids dresses you have seen from our collections and want to try some on or get more ideas for your dream bridesmaids dresses or wedding dress then you can contact us today for your very own personal consultation.

Call us on 01908925152 or Email eparkes@estilomoda.co.uk.

Look out for more beautiful wedding dresses and other bridal wear from our new Labels.

Happy wedding planning,

Emelie xx

Estilo Moda Bridal is a Wedding Dress Designer based in Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire that designs and creates dream wedding dresses and other bridal wear for brides all over the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Speak to us about trying on some of the stunning dresses we have in our collections priced at different points to make it easy to match your budget. You may also prefer for us to create a bespoke wedding dress or some bridesmaid’s dresses for you based on designs that you may have seen and would like to combine different features of. We work with all the best fabrics that all bridal designers use and we also have over 500 colours in different fabrics for your bridesmaids so you will be spoilt for choice.

To contact us, send an email to info@estilomoda.co.uk or call 01908925152 and let us know your bridal wear requirements.

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Lace A-Line Wedding Dress With Sleeves – Alison’s From Sketch to Dress

Alison wanted us to design a wedding dress with sleeves for her based on a dress from our Grace and Lace Wedding Dress Collection.  The changes she wanted on her dress were to add a sleeve, to change the inner skirt from a mermaid to a petticoat and to make it a lace up back instead of a zip and button up back.

We loved creating this stunning dress for Alison.  We created it with the alencon lace fabric and very soft tulle and she looked beautiful in her stunning lace A-line wedding dress with sleeves if we may say so ourselves.  See our post featuring more pictures of Alison’s wedding dress with sleeves and her bridesmaids; whose blue satin strapless bridesmaids dresses we also created.

Lace Wedding Dress with Sleeves
Alison’s Wedding Dress – From Sketch to Dress

 

If you would like a wedding dress with sleeves designed or you have any other bridal wear needs, please call us on 01908925152 or email us on info@estilomoda.co.uk and we can go over your requirements with you.
Happy wedding planning and many blessings,

Omo xx

Estilo Moda Bridal is a Wedding Dress Designer based in Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire that designs and creates dream wedding dresses and other bridal wear for brides all over the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Speak to us about trying on some of the stunning dresses we have in our collections priced at different points to make it easy to match your budget. You may also prefer for us to create a bespoke wedding dress or some bridesmaid’s dresses for you based on designs that you may have seen and would like to combine different features of. We work with all the best fabrics that all bridal designers use and we also have over 500 colours in different fabrics for your bridesmaids so you will be spoilt for choice.

To contact us, send an email to info@estilomoda.co.uk or call 01908925152 and let us know your bridal wear requirements.

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Lace Mermaid Illusion Neckline Wedding Dress – From Sketch to Dress for EM Bride Katie

The design of Katie’s stunning lace mermaid illusion neckline wedding dress was born of her seeing our Aleah Wedding Dress which has proved to be one of our biggest best selling wedding dresses of all time.  Katie loved Aleah but because of her very petite frame, she wanted a wedding dress that would be more form fitting.  Katie asked us to design a dress along the lines on Aleah that would suit her requirements for a lace mermaid illusion neckline wedding dress and that is exactly what we did.  The rest they say is history.

Lace Mermaid Illusion Neckline Wedding Dress
Katie Balaam: From Sketch to Dress

 

Would you like a dress similar to Katie’s lace mermaid illusion neckline wedding dress or any other design to suit you?  You can either choose from our huge range of wedding dresses, tweak our design to suit you or ask us to design and create a dress for you from scratch. Contact us today by calling us on 01908 925152 or email info@estilomoda.co.uk.

Many blessings and happy wedding planning

Omo xx
Estilo Moda Bridal is a Wedding Dress Designer based in Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire that designs and creates dream wedding dresses and other bridal wear for brides all over the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Speak to us about trying on some of the stunning dresses we have in our collections priced at different points to make it easy to match your budget. You may also prefer for us to create a bespoke wedding dress or some bridesmaid’s dresses for you based on designs that you may have seen and would like to combine different features of. We work with all the best fabrics that all bridal designers use and we also have over 500 colours in different fabrics for your bridesmaids so you will be spoilt for choice.

To contact us, send an email to info@estilomoda.co.uk or call 01908925152 and let us know your bridal wear requirements.

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