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Must Have Wedding Dress Shopping Guide

Read an Excerpt from Our Must Have Wedding Dress Shopping Guide

Meet Eliza, who got married a few years ago and still wishes every day that she had worn a different wedding dress. Unfortunately, she’s about 3 years too late now. She still hopes her husband would be open to a marriage blessing and then she can finally wear her dream dress. Long before Steven proposed to Eliza, she knew what her dream wedding dress would look like. She was sure it would be perfect for her and she knew what every last detail would be. She wanted to look like a modern day princess. The bodice would have been reminiscent of Grace Kelly’s wedding dress bodice: lightly beaded lace, high neck but with cap sleeves rather than long sleeves. The skirt would have been a duchess satin fitted mermaid skirt, ruched from the hips to just before the knees and then full flared and pleated from the knees to the hem. The dress would have been completed with pearly buttons at the back to cover the zip and a fully pleated, lightly beaded train. Eliza ended up wearing an all over lace, off shoulder A-line dress with a puddle train. The dress was OK and perhaps, someone else’s dream dress but it was not hers. She settled for this dress because she could not find her dream dress anywhere and the bespoke bridal shops she visited were too expensive. Today, she looks at her wedding pictures with regret because she did not have her high neck lacy bodice and full mermaid skirt; two things she had wanted on her dress since she was 5. Your story does not have to be the same. Ever wondered if the wedding dress you have chosen to wear is your exact perfect dream wedding dress. It is one of the hardest decisions to make and if not made carefully, could spell disaster and regrets. If you have not bought your wedding dress already, here are some top tips and advice to give you some help and inspiration when choosing your wedding dress.

Don’t go bridal shopping until you have read our Bridal Shopping Handbook. Click on the picture to access our ultimate wedding dress shopping guide.

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Ultimate Bridal Shopping Guide

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Happy wedding planning and many blessings

Omo xxx

Contact us to book an appointment to try on lots of wedding dresses and discuss the best options for you with us. If you decide to get your wedding dress from us, then great and if not, then you go away equipped with more information about what dress is perfect for you.

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Wedding Dress Shopping with a ‘Mahoosive’ Entourage

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.


Last year, we met a bride who very excitedly booked her wedding dress shopping appointment with us and when we sent her a pre-appointment email which included amongst other titbits of information, the question about how many people will be accompanying her to the consultation.  To this, she replied 15!!!. Let me repeat that – 15!!!.  Shock!, Horror! and most definitely a serious state of panic.

We tried to convince her that it may be a good idea to come with less people for an initial wedding dress consultation with us but she wasn’t having it.  Some of her aunties, cousins and bridesmaids were coming from far away and she could not deny them the pleasure of seeing her try on wedding dresses and pick the one.

So the beautiful day arrived and so did our very lovely bride and her humongous entourage.  Believe me when I say we were outnumbered very many times over and even though I have done this for eleven years, it takes a very strong person not to feel a pinch intimidated at first.  I should not have been worried though because by minute 5 into the consultation, I could understand why she wanted all of them there. I felt like a part of the family and was already laughing so hard that I could barely speak.

When our bride started to try on dresses, we quickly realised that we could have a really explosive situation on our hands as of course they all had a different idea of what should work and what shouldn’t, what suits her and what doesn’t and what they would have worn and what they would not be caught dead in. Everyone was talking at the same time and the bride could just not get a word in.  At a point, she put her hand over her ears and looked ready to cry.  We had to ask everyone to tell us one after the other what they thought of the wedding dresses she tried on.  They were all so happy to oblige when they realised how distressed she was getting and then we really began to have a lovely time.

One of her aunties thought she looked like a nun in our Victoria Dress from our Jadé Bridal 2015 collection even though our bride said she loved the long lace sleeves and soft chiffon skirt of Victoria. Her aunty wanted her to show a bit more skin.  She must have said ‘if you’ve got it, then flaunt it‘ a thousand times.  Oh, the joys of this wonderful occupation.

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Victoria

Her Mum said she had always envisaged her in a really full skirt wedding dress with a bit of lace as the detail and so we had her try on our Avina wedding dress from our Grace and Lace collection

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Avina

Her sister loved Amira so much that she got really teary when our bride put her on. She loved Amira’s sexy slinkyness and she could just not get over the low deep V lace back. She said that would have been her ‘the one’ if only she could find a man who would be crazy enough to marry her. I laughed so much at this consultation.

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Amira

We decided to have her try on Aleah as we felt that she would incorporate quite a lot of the different details that everyone seemed to agree suited our bride and I’ll tell you what, I’ve never seen someone look as happy as she did when she was in that dress. There were tears all round and for the first time since they had been with us for over an hour, there was silence.  It was amazing to behold. To just nail it, we decided to add a veil to the look and my goodness, the reaction was magic.  I heard someone say tearfully ‘you look like a bride’ and I thought, ‘that’s exactly what we want her to look like’.

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Aleah

Good old Aleah! ‘She’s done it again‘, I thought. Our bride loved the alencon lace, the tulle A Line layer, the satin mermaid skirt layer, the bateau neckline, the deep V back. Everything. There was nothing about Aleah she did not love… weeellll, except for the train.  She could not imagine navigating a 40 foot train on her wedding day as she said she is very clumsy and would probably fall flat on her backside trying to unwind herself from the folds of the train.  We decided to create a shorter train for her instead and I could not believe it when I everyone’s heads bobbing in unison and complete consensus.  Have I told you how much I love this job? Another bride had found the one and we allowed her to make her changes to make it perfect for her. Result!

I hope you have enjoyed this story about one bride’s wedding dress shopping experience with us and how we worked with her big party to get the best out of everyone and ensure that we all had a really lovely time at the end of the day.

Happy wedding planning and many blessings,

Omo x


 

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.

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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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Strapless Lace A Line Wedding Dress, Savvy Chic Betty: Dress of the Week

Our dress of the week is the beautiful strapless lace A line wedding dress created from our Savvy Chic Collection, Betty.

Betty is one of the affordable and really well priced wedding dresses created in our new budget wedding dress line Savvy Chic Bridal but there is nothing budget about how she looks.

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Dress Name: Betty

Collection: Savvy Chic Bridal

Year: 2015

Description:  Betty is a strapless lace A-Line wedding dress with a layered ruched bodice created with a soft tulle fabric and dipped base curve neckline.  Her skirt flares gently into an A-Line with a top layer of tulle bearing a slit from the waist to the hem.  The tulle has delicate lace appliqué scattered all over it and the second visible layer is a beautiful soft satin fabric. She is finished off perfectly with a cinching satin waist band and a beautiful beaded appliqué to embellish it. Betty is a very light and airy wedding dress that would be perfect for any type of wedding especially a destination wedding.

Price: £650.00

Colours Available: Ivory, White or Any Colour of your choice from our range of over 1000 colours and fabrics.

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If you would like a strapless lace A Line wedding dress like Betty or any other design of wedding dress, then do contact us to speak to us in detail about your wedding dress.

Happy wedding planning and many blessings,

Omo xxx


 

Click Here to see more affordable wedding dresses from our Savvy Chic Wedding Dress Collection.  If you like Betty or any other wedding dresses you have seen from our collections and want to try some on or get more ideas for your dream wedding dress, then please contact us  today for your very own personal consultation.

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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.

 

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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.

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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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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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The Perfect Wedding Dress: 5 Times You Must Say No to the Dress

The desire to find the perfect wedding dress has driven many a bride almost to the brink of her sanity.  Every bride wants to find ‘the one’. That one dress that will fulfil all your dreams and tick every single box. It’ll make you feel sophisticated, sexy, like a princess, beautiful, hide all your flaws, enhance your strengths and leave everyone speechless.  You know the perfect wedding dress is out there somewhere but you just don’t know where to find it any more and so you have to resort to choosing the best dress for you.  This creates a problem and that problem is how do you decide what the perfect wedding dress for you is without compromising on all the things that mean so much to you.  Here are some of the mistakes other brides have made just because they could not say no to the dress:

1. Choosing a Wedding Dress that Costs £3000 When What You Have is £1000:  Oh what a recipe for disaster.  You are every bridal shops dream. When a bride comes into our studio, we always ask what her comfortable budget is. Sometimes, we get answers that are completely unrealistic like when this bride said to us that she had seen a dress on-line for £120 that she really loved. Mostly, brides are really honest with us and we love that. What we then do is show you the designs that suit your budget.  Some brides would take a walk around the studio and pick out dresses they love and we would tell them the price of it. Once, we had a bride who said she would only spend £800 and her fiancé would kill her if she spent over £1000.  She clapped her eyes on our Beatrice dress from the Jadé Bridal collection and said that she would like to try it on.  I told her straight away that it would be one of the ones her fiancé may not be too happy with but she didn’t listen. Well you know how the story goes; SHE LOVED BEATRICE!  Of course, that was bound to happen.  Beatrice is beautiful but so completely out of her budget.  She called her fiancé to let him know the price and I don’t know what she said to him but that man told her to go ahead and choose what makes her happy. That does not happen to every bride.  The first thing is to do some research about what wedding dresses really cost and what you can really afford. Don’t set a budget that is too low for your tastes and desires and don’t go crazy when you get to the bridal shop to the point where you have to re-mortgage your house.

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Beatrice – Jadé Bridal 2015

2. Seeking Everyone’s Opinion and Ignoring Your Inner Voice:  You’ve always wanted a sleek satin number that is figure hugging and backless but Mum really wants a strapless diamond encrusted ball gown with a multi layered tulle skirt and crystals scattered all over. We had a bride once who said the perfect wedding dress for her was the one that made her Mum cry.  Unfortunately for her, Mum kept crying at all the dresses she really hated and so she was so confused. She whispered to me in the changing room that she’s really worried about her wedding dress because Mum does not like what she does.  Luckily for her, Mum could see how she was struggling and she put aside her own preconceived image of how her daughter should look and began to really look at the dress our bride liked.

The Perfect Wedding Dress
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3. When it is a Designer Dress but on a Dodgy Website and Costs Peanuts:  Yes, this one is very important. The truth of the matter is if these websites were proud of their work, then they would display their own designs on their website and not other designer’s work.  Some girls have been very lucky and ended up with a wedding dress that is wearable and others not so much.  I remember a bride who brought a strapless satin full skirt wedding dress to us which she had bought on-line and she just hated so much. She asked us to alter it for her which of course we could not alter to make it the dream dress she wanted but we were able to create a beautiful beaded illusion neckline top that she could wear over the bodice which was the most offending part of the dress.  She ordered a bridesmaid dress from us which was more expensive than her dress and looked it as well. She still looked beautiful though as the skirt was just plain while the bodice was covered by our top.

4. The Show Will Be About the Dress and Not the Bride:  The amount of times I have steered brides away from making this mistake. I say to our brides you are beautiful and you should be wearing your wedding dress and not the other way round.  I had a bride once who wanted us to throw everything we possibly could on her design as she told me that she needed the dress to be a show stopper.  The only problem with that would have been that everyone would remember the dress but the bride would not get as much attention as she deserves on her wedding day.  Please don’t get me wrong, you should go for a dress that is as busy or as sparse as you please but if that dress masks your own beauty or hides who you are, then it has failed in its objectives.  One of the most important themes of our wedding dresses is that they must create effortless beauty; you will literally look like you stepped out of your bedroom looking fabulous and everyone would be like ‘oh look how she glows’ and not ‘oh what a dress’

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EM Bride Carrie, Absolutely Glowing in Her Understated Statement Wedding Dress

 

5. Its the Perfect Wedding Dress But You Just Need to Chop Off the Straps, Change it to a Backless, Add Some More Lace and so on: Some of the brides bring pictures into the shop of dresses they love but would also love to change some things about.  If I got a pound for every time I have heard ‘it’s the perfect wedding dress for me but I just wish I could change it somehow’.  If it needs anything at all being done to it to make it right for you, then I am sorry but it is not the perfect wedding dress.  What we do for brides who have a dress in their heads is to take the features of the different dresses the like and merge them together creatively and beautifully to arrive at that perfect wedding dress that they dreamt of and believe me, the results are usually breathtaking.

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From Sketch to Dress: Back View of Stunning EM Bride Louise’s Wedding Dress

 

I hope you have enjoyed this post. I loved writing it.

Happy wedding planing and many blessings

Omo xoxoxo

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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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5 Easy Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Dream Wedding Dress

Brides have said to us time and again that they feel like it’s such a minefield trying to find their perfect dream wedding dress. In fact, some of them have said they had to ditch perfect and resolve to go for the best they could find. Others had to settle for a wedding dress after searching for so long and then had to buy another wedding dress when they just could not be happy with what they had chosen.

Easy Mistakes that can cost you your dream wedding dress

We believe that finding the perfect wedding dress already created and waiting for you in a bridal shop may simply be impossible.  Most women know the dress designs they love because they have lived with their bodies all their lives and they know what suits them. Others who are more open to what is available out there feel let down because they never knew they would be so fussy and end up not liking any of the wedding dresses they have seen.

These are some of the reasons we have identified why brides are finding it so difficult to pick a wedding dress and be happy with it:

Easy Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Dream Wedding Dress NUMBER 1 

 Believing That Wedding Dresses on Models in Magazines and Bridal Websites Would Be  Perfect for You

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Many brides go through loads of magazines and pictures on the internet before they venture into the bridal shops and more often than not, a bride will see a wedding dress on a model and decide that she wants that look for herself on her day.  The downside to this is that the dresses don’t always look on the bride as they would on the model.  We know from experience that models are photo-shopped in many of those pictures we see to within an inch of their lives.  The brides want this photo-shopped perfection that not even the models can take credit for. Therefore, we get a bride who comes into the shop to try on some dresses and is really shocked that some of the wedding dresses she was so sure would suit her actually don’t.  This leaves a bride feeling extremely frustrated and not really sure of what her dream dress is any more.  We always say to our brides that when they come in to see us, they should come armed with their pictures and ideas but we would prefer to see them try on some dresses and we can design a wedding dress for them that not only suits them but also incorporates some features of the dresses they love in a clever way and would make them look amazing.

Easy Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Dream Wedding Dress NUMBER 2

 Wanting to Try on a Wedding Dress  Way Over Your Budget Just to Satisfy Your Curiosity

This could be the absolute worst thing that you could ever do to yourself.  We always ask our brides what their comfortable budget is.  We believe that it is better to be honest with the bridal consultant and not state that your budget is much lower or much higher than you can afford.  A good bridal consultant should steer you away from wedding dresses that are way above your budget to save you the heart ache and pain of falling in love with a dress that you simply cannot afford.  We found that this had happened to a few brides who had come in to see us and what we did to help them was to choose elements of the dress that could either be created with less expensive fabrics and trims or we edited the design not to be so intricate so that it could be affordable for them.

Easy Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Dream Wedding Dress NUMBER 3

 Having Too Many Opinions at Your Bridal Consultations

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It is really lovely to have your Mum, Sister, Bridesmaids, Mother-In-Law and everyone else who is able to make it at your first few bridal consultations. However, when it comes to time to make the hard and tough decision of which dress out of the hundreds you would like to pick or which wedding dress design you would like to be created for you specially, then it is better that you make this decision with only one or two people who know you best. Many brides have come to us either with too many people or with the wrong people and some of them have ended up changing their minds down the line regarding the style of their wedding dress.

Easy Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Dream Wedding Dress NUMBER 4

 Leaving Your Wedding Dress Shopping Too Late

We advise our brides that planning is key when it comes to putting together  a wedding day that you would look back on with joy.  This goes for choosing your wedding dress also.  It is really important that you start booking bridal appointments as soon as possible to get an idea of what suits you, what’s available.  For many bespoke designers, 18 to 24 months before the wedding is the typical time that we would love to start discussing your dress.  This is because the process before the production actually starts on the dress and the actual production as well as the many fittings you may need to fit the dress perfectly to your body may take longer than anticipated.  For us, each dress is created indicidually and uniquely and the entire process has to be repeated from design to drawing technical flats, to choosing fabric, to creating patterns etc for each and every dress and this takes time.

Easy Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Dream Wedding Dress NUMBER 5

 Trying on Too Many Dresses

Drop waist lace ball gown and sweetheart neckline wedding dress White Lace Tulle Skirt Illusion Neckline Wedding Dress Lace and tulle dipped base neckline, fit and flare wedding dress with beautiful duchess satin mermaid wedding dress shaped lining. Absolutely stunning.

Our recommendation for trying on wedding dresses before you decide on one dress or which dresses you would like to use for inspiration to design your wedding dress is seven to ten.

From our experience, brides who try on much more than ten get really confused and the decision becomes even harder.

When you find yourself in a position where you are unable to choose any one dress because it lacks something to make it perfect for you or you feel that you would like to combine features of different dresses to create one for you, then you may well be a candidate for a bespoke design wedding dress.

 

 

 


We hope you find this information useful when you head out to the bridal shops.

Have a fun filled wedding planning

Omo & Sarah xo


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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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.

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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:

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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.

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Jackie
Satin and Lace Off Shoulder Wedding Dress
Back View of Jackie’s Wedding Dress
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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.

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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 and Organza Wedding Dress: Exquisitely Designed for EM Bride Rebecca

A Lace and Organza wedding dress had always been Rebecca’s dream wedding dress but she just did not know how to go about getting it.  She prayed to find someone special to create her dream wedding dress for her.  Rebecca is a Christian and told us that she believed that God will lead her to the perfect person to create her dress.  She entered our Summer 2014 Free Wedding Dress Competition and her number was randomly selected from the raffle box in what we can only describe as an amazing miracle.  God does answer prayers.  The whole story of Rebecca’s engagement and relationship with her fiancée was a beautiful one and we were really happy to be involved in the creation of her wedding dress.  Rebecca like many other Brides loved the idea of having a Lace and Organza wedding dress and we set about creating the most beautiful lace and organza creation for her.

Rebecca wanted an A-line skirt and cap sleeve lace and Organza Wedding dress. She wanted to incorporate Lace into her design, so we sketched a design where lace was on the bodice and Cap sleeves. The lace carried from the bodice down to the hips. She had a stunning sweetheart neckline which was emphasised with intricate beading. The Lace cap sleeves had a lovely scalloped edging with the back showcasing this far more. Here’s the sketch that we drew for Rebecca when she came in to discuss her design.

Lace and Organza Wedding Dress Sketch

Hear are some pictures of Rebecca in the studio when she came in to fit her lace and organza wedding dress for the first time

Lace and Organza Wedding Dress

Ivory Lace and Organza Wedding Dress

Lace and Organza Wedding Dress Sweetheart Neckline

Lace and Organza Wedding Dress A-Line Cap Sleeve

Lace and Organza Wedding Dress with Long Train

Rebecca was just a lovely Bride and we thoroughly enjoyed working with her, Rebecca made our job a lot easier as she knew exactly what she wanted she just needed Estilo Moda to create her Dream Wedding Dress. These are just a small selection of photos from Rebecca’s Wedding day:

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This is the message that Rebecca sent us in a lovely card: ‘Thank you so much for the wonderful Wedding dress! I had so many comments about how lovely it was! I will forever be telling people about how I wont it and Gods faithfulness!

I hope you have enjoyed viewing Rebecca’s pictures and have been inspired by her beautiful dress.

If you would like to visit us to try on our large collection of wedding dresses or bridesmaids dresses or if you would like to discuss a design of your own, please contact us by calling 01908925152 or email info@estilomoda.co.uk

Happy wedding planning and many blessings,

Lisa and 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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Backless Wedding Dresses Galore in our Affordable New Savvy Chic Collection

Are you looking for backless wedding dresses or other stunning wedding dresses at a price to suit you, then read on!

Estilo Moda Bridal has finally released our much awaited new bridal wear brand Savvy Chic which represents your every wedding dress dream fulfilled at prices that would make you whoop with joy. In this pilot collection of the brand, we have created a number of different wedding dresses to suit every bride including the now popular backless wedding dresses at affordable prices. To celebrate our new brand, we thought we should show you some of our backless wedding dresses from sketch to the finished product. This is how we start our process for both our new collections and for each individual bride. Each and every one of our Brides is given a sketch to keep to help them remember their stunning wedding dress design. It’s an experience all our brides enjoy and many say is extremely unique.

Here are some of the stunning backless wedding dresses and Illusion wedding dresses in the new Savvy Chic Bridal Collection:

CAROLINE SAVVY CHIC LACE CAP SLEEVE BACKLESS WEDDING DRESSES

Here is Caroline, she is our version of the Duchess of Cambridge wedding dress. Caroline has a lace bodice in a V- shaped neckline. The neckline is also illusion as she is only lined from the bust down. The lace then carries on to the cap sleeves. The back of Caroline is the real feature, she has an illusion neckline created by just the lace with gorgeous Ivory buttons. For those of you that love a feature back or a backless wedding dress, this is definitely one for you. Caroline’s full skirt is created with a Chiffon fabric which creates a whimsical elegant look.

MILLIE SAVVY CHIC BACKLESS WEDDING DRESSES

Here is Millie, she is our sophisticated woman . Millie has an illusion Neckline which is created from an Illusion fabric. The Bodice is covered in a Corded Lace Applique which is hand stitched on and lightly beaded. The lace carries on from the sweetheart neckline down to the hips. Where the lace stop there is a soft tulle; finishing the skirt in a graceful style. Millie is fitted from the waist down to the hips, then the skirt flares out creating a Trumpet silhouette.

CATHERINE SAVVY CHIC BACKLESS WEDDING DRESSES

Here is Catherine, she’s a dress we are in complete awe of. This is one backless wedding dress that spells statement, elegance and fun all at once.  Catherine has an Ivory soft Lace bodice in a boat neckline, with lace cap sleeves. The waist is emphasised with a plain Chiffon waistband. The skirt has a crimped Chiffon A-line skirt. The skirt has multiple layers with the front having a slit to give you that graceful look. The back of Catherine is also eye catching, with a low lace back.

KATE SAVVY CHIC BACKLESS WEDDING DRESSES

Here is Kate, our adorable dress and named after one of our most beloved brides. Kate is a Full soft lace 50s style backless wedding dress, in a Tea length. She has three quarter length sleeves in the soft lace with buttons at the edge. The front has a Lace illusion neckline with a sweetheart lining visible. The waist has a Satin Sash with a lovely Satin bow to finish it off. The Back of the dress is incredible. Instead of your usual key hole back, Kate has a heart shaped key hole. The heart is emphasised with a lace border and buttons at the neck to hold the shape in place. You can also see the Satin Sash tied at the back into a neat bow. With this dress you can showcase those incredible shoes that usually no one is able to see.

EMMA SAVVY CHIC BACKLESS WEDDING DRESSES

Here is Emma, our classic beauty. Emma has a corded lace appliqued bodice in a strapless sweetheart neckline. The edge of the neckline has a beautiful lace edging to emphasise the shape. The skirt of Emma is in a Classic ball gown silhouette which flatters any body shape. The skirt is created using a Tulle fabric with a light scatter of lace applique, which compliments the bodice. Her back is a zip closure with a dipped back neckline, again emphasised with a lace border

DARCY SAVVY CHIC BACKLESS WEDDING DRESSES

Here is Darcy, she is our subtly sexy dress. Darcy has a vintage flowery lace illusion neckline with a sweetheart lining visible. The lace from the bodice carries on to the top of the hips. The skirt is a sheath style which is created using a Satin Chiffon Fabric. Satin Chiffon has the qualities of both Satin and Chiffon which creates a stunning draped skirt. She has a low lace V- shaped back detail, like the front the lace carries on to the top of the hips. The back has pleating horizontally on the derriere which gives you that womanly curvy shape. She also has a godet at the back to create a waterfall style panel.

Come back here frequently to see more sketch to dress pictures as we update this weekly.

Call us on 01908925152 or email info@estilomoda.co.uk to book an appointment to try the stunning backless wedding dresses and much more in our affordable and acclaimed Savvy Chic Bridal Collection.

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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Estilo Moda 2015 Bridal Collections Launch

So it’s a New Year and believe me it’s getting old already. Happy New Year to one and all from the EM team.


We had our first event of the year on Sunday 11th of January celebrating Our 2015 Bridal Collections by launching them on a Catwalk for brides from far and wide to see first hand.  Thank you to everyone who honoured Estilo Moda with their presence at this event making it such a huge success.  We had a full house and some were standing.

To celebrate our exciting new collections, we arranged an intimate, super stylish catwalk show at our lovely and welcoming bridal studio in Milton Keynes. We welcomed almost 30 excited brides-to-be and their friends and family. The show which was meant to start at 12pm saw brides-to-be queuing up from 11.30am! Of course we all could not wait for the show to begin and I’m sure every one of us love catwalks so we understand why our brides-to-be wanted to take a front row seat.

2015 Bridal Collections

Any bride-to-be who missed Estilo Moda’s 2015 Bridal Collections launch, certainly missed out on a lot! From the welcoming ambience to the catwalk, the entertainment, refreshments, free goody bags, discounts for every bride-to-be who attended and a chance to win a free wedding dress, a lovely post box, a £50 hairstyling voucher and lots of other gifts.  Oh and there was champagne. What more could a girl ask for 🙂
2015 Bridal Collections - Free Post Box Hire Milton Keynes

There was music playing softly in the background as the ladies enjoyed the lovely ambience surrounded by flowers, draping, vintage lace, embellishments, sequins, pleats and layers.  The show presented a ‘Paris in Spring Time’ theme created by the wonderful Sophie  and Stephanie of Style Your Day who did an amazing job of styling our studio for the show.  The wonderful hairstylists from The Josephs Experience were there to ensure that the models had stunning hair styles for the catwalk and we had Carole of Pretty Perfect create the most beautiful make up on the girls and she also supplied the most exquisite bridal headpieces and accessories you have ever seen to adorn the girls with. Some of our past EM brides were on hand to help and we loved that so much. Thank you to Katie and Jennifer. Their help was so invaluable and it was lovely that the new brides got a chance to meet other brides who had been through the EM experience.

A little introduction into our new bridal collections Jadé and Savvy Chic can be found here. With our new collections no bride is left out. The Savvy Chic Collection is for a bride who knows what she wants but wants it at a budget that she can afford and the Jadé Bridal Collection being for a bride who seeks effortless beauty and is not worried about the budget.

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The Wedding dress winner was announced at the end, giving a dramatic finish to the Show and we saw Carol Head winning a dress from our Savvy Chic collection. We gave out many other gifts including a £50 hair voucher courtesy of The Josephs Experience, Free Post Box Hire courtesy of Katie Balaam and lots of other gifts and goodies that we had ready for more winners..

For any brides that missed our 2015 Bridal Collections launch, don’t worry, we have other events in the course of the year. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our events and get loads of ideas and inspiration.

Click Here to See all the dresses on the Catwalk

Have a fun filled wedding planning
Sarah
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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Advice No One Gives You About Wedding Dress Shopping

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Here is some advice to remember when you first decide to go Wedding dress shopping.  If you follow the advice below you are sure to have no trouble in finding your Dream Wedding Dress.

Comfort is key

In the past the majority of Women chose clothing that made them look amazing and it didn’t matter if you couldn’t breath. This is not the case for your Wedding dress. You will be spending the whole day in this stunning dress and you want to be able to enjoy the day without any discomfort. So when you’re trying on those lovely wedding dresses, it doesn’t matter if your friends and family think you look incredible. If you don’t feel comfortable or  the dress doesn’t express your natural self then it’s not the one. Many Brides choose dresses which are stunning but they are giving you a statuesque look which looks perfect when you’re standing still but won’t allow you to move or sit down. Here at Estilo Moda we always encourage all our Brides to have a sit down and prance around as they would on their special day.

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Size doesn’t matter

Wedding dresses tend to come up one to two sizes smaller than the High street. When the assistant hands you a dress and you see the size do not freak out. This is a common trend in a lot of Wedding dress shops. The size label doesn’t matter, as long as you love the dress. Here at Estilo Moda, we stock various sized dresses but our dresses do not come in sizes, they are made to measure.

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Wedding dresses do not have that hanger appeal

When you’re shopping on the High street for clothing, a lot of items have that hanger appeal that entices you to grab it and try it on. Unfortunately no matter how beautiful Wedding dresses are the majority of them do not have that appeal. The dresses have a lot of heavy embellishment and long trains which weigh the dress down, making it look less attractive. You don’t truly know what a Wedding dress looks like until you actually try the dress on. When you’re looking through the dresses it you like an element of that dress then just try it on, you never know. Here at Estilo Moda we suggest for our Brides to look through our dresses and pick out any dresses that they wish to try on. But we secretly add in a few others that act like wild cards.

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The best time to book your Wedding dress appointment 

The best time to book is a weekday morning, that is if you are available. The majority of Bridal shops will be booked up weeks in advance for weekend appointments. With a weekend appointments they are usually packed in for one after another which means you will be restricted to a set time. Why not book a day off work in advance with your friends and family to go dress shopping on a weekday morning which will ensure you get a far more personalised one to one experience and you will be free to take your time. Here at Estilo Moda we allow our Brides to have a One hour and half appointment slot, this allows them plenty of time to try on dresses and to gain that full experience of being in our gorgeous boutique.

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A little boogie goes a long way

After taking all this advice and you feel like you have found ‘the one’, then why not dance like you would on the big day as that is key . Not only will it make up your mind with regards to the fit but it’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces. A dance to celebrate you have found the dress of your dreams. You can always get your Bridesmaids to put on dresses and get them to dance with you. Here at Estilo Moda the majority of our Brides feel so at home in our Boutique that they are forever twirling and dancing.

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Enjoy your Wedding planning

Emelie xox
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.

www.estilomoda.co.ukEstilo Moda Bridal Shop Wedding Dresses in Milton Keynes

 

 

 

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