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Take a browse through our blog to find out more about our bridal wear collections, get some expert styling tips, and feel inspired by our lovely Oscar Lili real brides.
  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Faith

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    We have the ultimate bridal inspiration to share with our future brides- check out these wonderful pictures from one of our Oscar Lili real brides- Faith! We are in awe at the dress, venue, flowers, pictures…a huge congratulations Faith and Tommy! Faith is wearing our Oscar Lili Isla wedding dress- elegant, classic and completely timeless. The Isla gown matches any venue and type of ceremony, it’s also the type of gown that is universally loved by all. The silhouette is extremely complementary and comfortable to wear, the luxurious double crepe fabric is soft against the skin and easy to move around in.   The Isla gown is also the perfect blank canvas dress, meaning you can go all out on accessories, headpieces and/ or veils. Having a more understated dress allows you to jazz up your bridal look any way you want- saying this, the Isla gown is a remarkable dress on its own. Faith went for a gorgeous double tiered veil, a simple but striking look! The Isla gown is all about the finer details: the gorgeous dipped back; the stream of buttons running all the way down the back of the dress into the marvellous train; as well as the elegant long sleeves. The Isla wedding gown is the epitome of elegance! What makes the Isla gown so exquisite is not just the look, feel or luxury material but the fact that it’s made to measure, guaranteeing a perfect fit which is also the most sustainable way of buying a wedding gown. At Oscar Lili all our couture bridal wear is made with ethically conscious fabrics, similarly, the lining of our dresses is made from recycled yarn, we also ensure that all unused fabric is recycled. As a bridal boutique, we are striving to provide sustainable bridal options in Scotland.    The Oscar Lili team are in love with these wedding photos and hope they can serve as inspiration for brides who are at the beginning of their bridal journey. Thank you again to Faith for sharing your wedding photos with us, the day looked truly magical and it was a dream to make your dress!      Photography: Rebecca Kerr photography   Venue: Melville Castle  Dress: Isla - Oscar Lili Bespoke Collection 2022    

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Sophie

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    Huge congratulations to Sophie and Lewis! After being forced to postpone their wedding for over a year, Sophie finally managed to walk down the aisle in our stunning Lily dress, from the Oscar Lili collection, made-to measure at our sister boutique, La Novia. It is such a joy for the La Novia bridal team to see all our brides finally able to go ahead with their weddings! We are also always excited to see photos of our dresses on the big day with make-up, flowers, bridesmaids…the whole show! Sophie looked exquisite in the classic, luxurious lace Lily wedding gown. This dress is designed for the bride who is seeking a classic lace look, whilst also having that contemporary touch- in the Lily dress, this is reflected in the off shoulder sweetheart neckline bodice. Our Oscar Lili bridal collection strives to combine classic looks with modern touches. Our custom made service enables our brides to truly have the look of their dreams, whether this be a dress, a two-piece or trousers! Delving into the finer details of the Lily gown, the material used is double crepe and lace with added cotton floral appliques. The boned shape of the bodice is made to fit your body, and has structure as well as built in made to measure bra cups. Sophie opted to have a scooped v shaped back, again, as this is couture bridal wear, you have freedom to decide how revealing/ covered you want to be. We go by the mantra- to look good, you have to feel it! The A-line skirt running into this glorious train is the real showstopper of the Lili gown,which runs into such an intricate and detailed floral train. The skirt also has multiple tulle layers which will give the wedding gown movement and keep its fullness throughout the day. This wonderfully huge train is also easily pinned up for your evening service- via a simple hook and eye system which can leave you worry free!  Thank you again Sophie for sending us your gorgeous wedding photos- it was an honour to make this Lily wedding dress! To all our new brides-to-be, the Oscar Lili design team is ready to meet you and help bring your bridal vision to life!  Photography @ashlivphoto Venue @carberry.tower Flowers @roseandammiflowers Hair/Make-up @thatrosieglow

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Beth

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    We wish all the congratulations to our lovely bride Bethan and her husband Craig who had the happiest micro-wedding back in May. Bethan was a dream to work with and really embraced the freedom she had to customise her dress with us. Initially looking for bridal separates we tried lots of different options before coming to the conclusion that we would make her a dress combing all of her favourite design features. She opted for this pretty and modern A-line style with the most fun tulle skirt covered in large sequinned flowers to give her a truly unique bridal style. The minimal boat neck bodice gives this dress the perfect balance of modern elegance and Bethan looks so so fab! Photographer: Ciara Menzies (https://www.ciaramenzies.com/weddings) Venue: St. Paul’s and St. George’s Church for the ceremony (https://www.psandgs.org.uk/ )/ The Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club (https://www.dalmahoyhotelandcountryclub.co.uk/) Florist: Rose and Ammi (https://roseandammiflowers.com/) Hair/Make-Up: MadeUp Team (https://www.themadeupteam.com/) Bethan said: I couldn’t have been happier with my whole experience at La Novia/ Oscar Lili. It was a dream come true being able to mix and match tops and skirts to be able to design my own bespoke wedding dress which was just perfect for me. There is such a diverse range of dresses and lots of beautiful styles for a modern bride which I loved. Liliana was so helpful and I felt amazing and comfortable in my dress on my wedding day. My dress was really ‘me’ and felt so personal - I couldn’t have loved it more! Our wedding was small due to covid-19 restrictions however it ended up being more special than we could have imagined. We are planning to have an anniversary party next year with all the people we couldn’t have and I can’t wait to wear my dress again! Thank you!I should also mention that I loved the eco-conscious focus of Oscar Lili and it was really important to me that my wedding dress was made from sustainable fabric! 

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Amanda

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      This gorgeous Oscar Lili bride Wow-ed us with these atmospheric wedding photos (Juliette Lichman Photography) which captured so many beautiful details, as well as this couple’s joy all through their day.  Amanda & James have the biggest smiles in all of their photos, and we had all the feels getting an insight into their lovely day when trying to choose a few of our favourite images.    Amanda looks beyond stunning in her Stella York (6979) wedding dress, which she chose in a sparkling soft blush shade to give her a twist on a traditional bridal style. This strapless design with its fishtail silhouette fitted Amanda to perfection and gave her a bit of glam for her special day. The baroque ivory lace overlay emphasises the lace design detail and this mix of tones look absolutely perfect with the pink and neutrals of Amanda’s huge bouquet from Feather Grass Florals - isn’t it just stunning! Their intimate ceremony was elegant and perfectly styled with modern foliage, and the rustic vibe of their venue allowed for a relaxed and romantic setting. Despite having to postpone due to covid, we’re so pleased this couple eventually got to have their beautiful day and we wish them all the congratulations from the Oscar Lili team!   Photographer: Juliette Lichman Florist:  Feather Grass Florals Hair and Make-up: Lisa Jones Cake: Sicilian Pastry Shop Venue: Newton Hall, Northumberland

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Antonia

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    We love a sunny destination wedding, and after seeing these amazing photos from Antonia’s wedding day, we were not disappointed. If you want a romantic getaway wedding then where better than a historic hilltop village surrounded by gorgeous countryside and vineyards… Choosing to get married in Antonia’s family hometown of Monforte, in the beautiful Lazio region of Italy, Antonia and her husband James took a personal and laid-back approach to their wedding planning; opting to design and decorate most of their day themselves with simple lighting, and handmade decorations for a rustic and quintessentially Italian feel. With the help of Antonia’s parents they even sourced wood from the surrounding mountains to create their own take on the wedding arch. As you can see from these photos fuss-free was the way to go and their day looked gorgeous!   Antonia’s bridal look combined our Oscar Lili separates into a customised design and was just the right balance of relaxed and elegant, which worked perfectly for the occasion being a warm summer wedding. The ceremony took place in the local church which requires an element of tradition when it comes to a bridal gown, therefore the delicate French Fiona lace bolero was an ideal addition with a refined boat neckline and long sleeves. Having a bolero layered over Antonia’s customized wedding gown, made by our very own Liliana Dabic for Oscar Lili, was the perfect way to bring versatility to the look.   After the ceremony and their meal, the couple hired a square in the neighbouring village where all the locals could get involved and enjoy the celebrations along with the guests. Antonia’s wedding dress was a simple and sleek strapless style which accentuated her figure with a plain waistband. The intricate beaded lace overlay on the skirt added some sparkle and a touch of glamour perfect for the evening party time in the piazza, and it also paired beautifully with her cute gold heels which gave her wedding style a stylish twist.  

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Sian

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    We are thrilled to see Sian and Ross’s gorgeous Winter wedding photos from their day at Gilmerton House back in December. Their photographer Karol Makula, really captured the essence of their wedding and made us wish we were there! The lovely bride Sian wore our Emily dress which complimented the traditional theme of her wedding day perfectly. Set in a beautiful Georgian house, the venue was filled with antique charm along with the couple’s tasteful choice of decor; including simple foliage and gold candelabras creating the loveliest, romantic atmosphere. The Emily dress is a style which gave our bride something different, with the combination of classic champagne silk, and modern beaded lace for sparkle. Sian completed her look with a satin edged veil by La Novia Edinburgh, followed by a birdcage hairpiece for the evening which gave her look a vintage inspired twist. Her flowers created by the Stockbridge Flower Company, were perfectly understated in soft ivory and greens, complimenting the forest green which Sian chose for her bridesmaids dresses. Wishing a belated congratulations to the happy couple. What a beautiful day, and definitely one to provide our brides-to-be with some dream wedding inspo!

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Mariette

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    This Cornish seaside wedding is everything we need to lift the spirits and give you bliss, beachy wedding inspo! Our bride Mariette got married at the beautiful Porthpean House - aptly nicknamed The Big Beautiful Beach House - where she enjoyed an intimate and relaxed ceremony. It was tastefully decorated with simple foliage, and less was more with the antique charm of the house itself.   We really enjoyed helping Mariette style her wedding look with us at our Morningside, Edinburgh boutique, and loved her effortless, elegant outfit created with our bridal separates. She already had a lovely floaty skirt which she wanted to wear on her day, so our job was to help her select the perfect bolero, which was our high neck, French lace style with delicate pearl beading around the neck and cuffs (style 627). Mariette instantly fell in love with this design and finished it off with the Lisa bodice underneath, and a single layer veil for simplicity. She channeled a boho bride style and looked glowing, enjoying some lovely strolls along the Cornwall coastline after her ceremony; beautifully captured by Salt & Sea Photography Co. The bride’s gorgeous natural bouquet was made by Lafonia Flower Company.

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Corrine

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    Corrine wore the strapless luxurious satin Julia dress by La Novia for her wedding day, opting for a bridal look with a timeless A-line silhouette which was paired with our best-selling Nikki bridal bolero to add lovely lace detail to her look. Corrine and Stuart chose the stunning 19th century Cambo Estate in East Neuk, Fife as the venue for their wedding day. The woodland, gardens and beach that surround the estate were a real selling point as they wanted to achieve an organic feel when designing their day; nature really played a part in it, and we can see this from all the beautiful photos captured by Caro Weiss Photography in the surrounding landscape. Along with the marquee festival theme, personal touches were spread throughout; it was a team effort the day before the wedding to make their gorgeously chic floral hoops which hung in marquee, and greenery and foraged flowers were used to decorate the tables. This natural theme went so well with Corrine’s bridal look which was soft and classic, yet contemporary with the addition of her dark red lip colour, and the textured lace Nikki bolero by Oscar Lili which added some sparkle from the embroidered beads and sequins. We loved the dusty pink and green tones of Corrine’s colour palette, and going for the less traditional approach by having her bridesmaids in different coloured skirts was a lovely touch. The floristry brought all of the beautiful colours and textures together and was done by Cath Reilly. Corrine told us that her “day was perfect. So much planning goes into a wedding and it was amazing to see it all come together on the day. We wanted our wedding to be full of friends, family, braw food, some right good beer – artfully brewed by the best man – and amazing music. A right good party.” Both the Oscar Lili and La Novia team are so happy for Stuart and Corrine, and loved to see how amazing their day turned out. Congratulations!

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Belinda

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    Our lovely bride Belinda got married to her husband Aaron at The Vu, Bathgate, where they enjoyed gorgeous views and photo opportunities over Ballencrieff Reservoir. Her wedding album was filled with natural and warm photos which captured the happiness of her day, thanks to Picturesque Wedding Photography (https://picturesquewedding.com/).   Belinda looked sophisticated and glowing, and made a stylish entrance arriving with her bridesmaids in a classic vintage car. We loved her bridesmaids dresses in deep forest green, perfect for a winter wedding, with a touch of lace to mirror the bride’s dress.   For her bridal look she chose a romantic textured lace wedding gown from our Stella York collection (style 6569) with all over beading to make sure she sparkled on her wedding day. The off-shoulder style was so flattering and the open lace back of this dress was gorgeous on Belinda. We love that she wore a short white faux fur jacket which finished off her look and added the ultimate touch of glamour (as well as keeping off the windy winter chill!).   We are so thrilled Belinda found her perfect dress with us and she said: “I just want to say a massive thank you to Lilliana for helping me to find the one and for making sure the fit and every little detail of the dress was just perfect! I can honestly say I felt amazing on my big day and cannot thank Lilliana and the rest of the team enough! Loved meeting Oscar too.”  We were touched by her kind words, and it is so rewarding to hear your feedback as we strive to make sure everything is just right for each and every bride who gets their wedding dress with us. Thank you and huge congratulations to Belinda and Aaron, we wish you all the very best.

  • 0 Oscar Lili Bride: Aileen

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    The stunning La Novia bride Aileen summed up perfection in our Oscar Lili Marianna satin gown customized with a delicate French lace bolero to give her an elegant long-sleeved bridal look for her winter wedding. This West Coast wedding in the rural setting of GG’s Yard near Dumfries, gave Stewart & Aileen the dreamiest of countryside views, and their romantic venue was finished off with refined Scottish decor and Traditional tartans. Talking of tartans, we need to compliment the Groom for looking just as fab as the bride in his full kilt outfit.   We couldn’t have been more proud of Aileen in her gown, and we LOVE how she accessorized her bridal look. We enjoy nothing more than when our brides style up their looks and bring together different pieces to give their wedding dress that extra oomph! Aileen did not disappoint, picking out the perfect combination of a crystal encrusted belt and hair piece to add some sparkle to her classic style. The bride’s showstopper however, was the extra long veil decorated with hand-sewn lace appliques. A cathedral veil is one way to add drama to your entrance, and we’re sure Aileen’s guests were wowed as she walked down the aisle.   Thank you so much to Aileen and Stewart for sharing your photos with us, SimonsStudio (www.simonsstudio.co.uk) did such a wonderful job capturing the moments of your day. Congratulations from all of us at La Novia, we wish you all the best.    

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