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  • 0 Oscar Lili On Etsy!

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    • 29-12-2020
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    We are super excited to announce that Oscar Lili is now available online! We have finally launched our Etsy shop to offer a range of made-to-order bridal separates for our brides who can’t make it to the boutique. You can also order individual pieces to style with an existing bridal look, and a collection of our accessories will also be coming to the shop soon.   Our designer separates allow you to customise your bridal style by tailoring to your individuality and allowing a mix & match approach. If you are unsure of where to start, we’ve selected a few of our favourites from the shop to give youideas of outfit combinations and ways to wear.   Or, if you have done all your research and know exactly what look you want to create, you can view our full Etsy bridal shop here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/OscarLiliBridal   The Lily bolero top and Marianna skirt will give you a beautiful A-line silhouette with volume through the skirt. This for the bride who wants something quite traditional, but when paired with the Lily top, the deep V-neck and cap sleeve design transforms your style and keeps it modern. The Lily top can be worn with a simple bralette or can be made with lining in the front.    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/826493230/lily-bridal-lace-plunge-v-neck-wedding?ref=shop_home_active_15&frs=1   https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/852965377/marianna-full-volume-a-line-ivory-bridal?ref=shop_home_active_9&frs=1   For more of a sleek and sophisticated Boho look, we love the combination of the Emily top and Lili trousers. The luxury satin fabric is comfortable to wear for a more laid back wedding but also incredibly chic. If embellishment is your thing, then the beaded lace of the Emily top adds a bit of sparkle and glamour to the look.   https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/839716227/emily-beaded-lace-and-satin-bridal?ref=shop_home_active_4&frs=1   https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/823425746/lili-wide-leg-palazzo-bridal-wedding?ref=shop_home_active_6&frs=1   Sometimes simplicity is key, and the cute combination of the Simone top and Davina skirt gives you an effortless bridal style. The lovely crochet top and A-line skirt with floaty chiffon, creates a romantic look which would be perfect for a casual outdoor ceremony.    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/826477230/simone-lace-crochet-top-vintage?ref=shop_home_active_17&frs=1   https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/834105634/davina-a-line-ivory-bridal-wedding?ref=shop_home_active_8&frs=1  

  • 0 The Francoise Dress By Elysee

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    • 20-12-2020
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    This daring bridal gown from the Elysee Collection by Enzoani is a masterpiece, bringing you a couture bridal look that will have your guests heads turning. The fitted fishtail silhouette, enhances the figure and adds dramatic flair with an extra long, double layered lace train. We love the scalloped edging for that extra bit of detail - and detail certainly is what this dress is all about.  The baroque lace is covered in hand-embroidered beads and delicate sequins which shimmer as you move and will catch the light beautifully.  Another amazing design feature of this wedding dress is the customize options available within the Elysee Collection. There are various sleeves, and accessories which can be paired with the Francoise dress to elevate your bridal look and give you a unique wedding dress to ensure you stand out from the crowd.  The Francoise dress is available in our Edinburgh bridal boutique; any add-on pieces can be discussed with our stylists and added to your dress order. Take a look at some of the gorgeous options below to give you some bridal inspiration: The Eloise Sleeves The Jeanne sleeves: perfect for the Boho bride! The Jacquelyn skirt: detachable to transform your bridal look from day to night. The Roselyn cape 

  • 0 Simple But Effective

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    • 17-12-2020
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    Some brides prefer a more simple and low key style, and for those brides, we have plenty of options. The Carmen two-piece is perfect for any chic bride wanting something understated. The top, with its chiffon sleeves and plunge V-neck, is the perfect combination of classic but whimsical. The top and skirt are both made from double crepe which is super flattering for all figures. The fit and flare skirt fits at your hips, skims the legs and falls into a gorgeous train. The re-designed Arianna dress is an Oscar Lili favourite, this timeless fit and flare dress will suit every bride. Similar to the Carmen design it is made from double crepe, and the belted style draws in at the waist for an hourglass effect. The boat neckline allows the open back to be the main focal point. If these bridal styles are your dream, then get in touch!    

  • 0 Find Your Customised Bridal Gown With Us

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    • 16-12-2020
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    Get your customised bridal gowns in Scotland with Oscar Lili Contemporary. On-trend. Uniquely yours. These are all qualities that your wedding dress should have and here at Oscar Lili we don't think you should compromise. When the day finally comes for you to slip into your wedding dress, you will feel that rush of excitement, perhaps with a little apprehension too but that is why we are here to help. The fit. The details. The price. Everything has to be perfect when you are searching for your dream dress, and we offer flexibility when it comes to your bridal look. By shopping with Oscar Lili, you won’t have to settle for second best when you find your wedding dress with us. With just three simple steps, you can find a bridal gown or separate pieces which are customised to your exact standards: Book an appointment: We host our bridal appointments in our small boutique, with private fitting rooms to give you the space to make a decision, without the interruption of anyone else. We offer one appointment at a time so you and your guests can have the whole space to yourself and make the most of your exclusive time with our stylists. Get advice from our experienced team: To make your decision into an informed choice, our bridal experts are on hand to guide you towards something ideally suited to your preferences, and won’t settle for anything less than your dream dress. We can change design details of our sample dresses to make sure your individual style is reflected in your wedding look. Order and customise your bridal gown: Our team will talk you through your bridal design before finalising your order. We’ll then discuss the fitting process and organise dates for the pickup of your dress prior to your wedding day.  So, to find out more about our collection of beautiful wedding gowns in Scotland, take a look around our website and book an appointment today. 

  • 0 Pre-Wedding Skin Care Routine

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    • 17-08-2020
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    Whether you are overwhelmed from a day of wedding dress shopping and need a breather, or perhaps anticipating your dress-to-be’s arrival at our boutique, we thought we’d distract you for just a second and get you thinking about your pre-wedding prep. Specifically, the all-important skincare regime! You may be already blessed with a naturally flawless complexion, but if you feel like you need a little pick me up then we’re here to help. Here at Oscar Lili, and our sister bridal boutique La Novia, we are huge fans of Arbonne skincare. If you haven’t heard of Arbonne, it is a premium health and beauty brand that uses all pure, botanically based ingredients; it’s vegan, cruelty-free, and clinically tested. Plus it will have you glowing - what more could you ask for? We’ve picked a few of our favourite products to kickstart you on your way to looking bright and photo-ready. Starting with a good cleanser is the most important step when it comes to caring for your skin. Cleaning the skin thoroughly before anything else will ensure that your other products will be absorbed into the skin and work more effectively. Our favourite is the RE9 Advanced Brightening Cleansing Foam, it’s foamy texture gets rid of any make-up and impurities and leaves your skin feeling tightened and luminous.   (https://www.arbonne.com/pws/homeoffice/store/AMUK/product/RE9-Advanced-Brightening-Cleansing-Foam-8057,13157,480.aspx)   If you feel like you need a deeper cleanse then a great product to add in once daily or just a few times a week is the RE9 Advanced Prepwork Cleansing Polish. It is a lovely refreshing exfoliator which contains pea protein, antioxidant vitamin E and fine ground apricot seeds to get rid of dull, dead skin cells and soften the skintone. It’s gentle to the skin and will give you an instantly refreshed complexion.   (https://www.arbonne.com/pws/homeoffice/store/AMUK/product/RE9-Advanced-Prepwork-Cleansing-Polish-4678,12438,480.aspx)   Next, the RE9 Advanced Regenerating Toner is a must-have! It contains natural witch hazel and brown algae extract and comes in a handy spray bottle to deliver a dreamy mist over the skin which will have you feeling revitalised. A toner is great as it will shrink the pores and the appearance of fine lines and with this product it can be used throughout the day, even over your make-up for a boost of moisture and brightness.   (https://www.arbonne.com/pws/homeoffice/store/AMUK/product/RE9-Advanced-Regenerating-Toner-812,11130.aspx0   For moisture and radiance by day we suggest RE9 Advanced Restorative Cream SPF 15. With hyularonic acid, vitamin C and added Collagen this is a skin saviour which replenishes moisture and firms and plumps the skin for a youthful glow. The added SPF protects from sun damage and is essential for a sunny wedding day where you will be outdoors for long periods. (https://www.arbonne.com/pws/homeoffice/store/AMUK/product/RE9-Advanced-Restorative-Cream-SPF-15-816,10655,506.aspx)   After a long day of wedding planning you deserve some beauty sleep and the RE9 Advanced Prepwork Overnight Face Jelly is essentially that in a bottle. It’s a gorgeous light gel texture which gives instant hydration, and the superfood ingredients work into dry, tired skin overnight resulting in you waking up looking fresh and your face feeling “baby soft”. That’s one reason for a good nights sleep! (https://www.arbonne.com/pws/homeoffice/store/AMUK/product/NEW-RE9-Advanced-Prepwork-Overnight-Face-Jelly-4687,13499,506.aspx) Treat yourself to some self care so you can get that bridal glow on and feel a confidence boost for your big day.    

  • 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 Favourites - Abigail Dress

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    • 03-08-2020
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    We’re bringing your attention to this gorgeous design by Oscar Lili this week and it is all about glamour.    Our Abigail dress gives you understated elegance, but don’t worry she’s still a show-stopper. The stretch Georgette fabric of the skirt fits beautifully, creating a refined column silhouette; hugging around the hips and flaring out slightly into a mid-length train. This bridal gown is suitable for anyone who wants to enhance their curves and showcase their shape on their wedding day. The fabric has a good weight that creates gorgeous drape, which is very smooth on the body thanks to a luxurious satin lining that will keep you feeling comfortable all day long.  The bodice is made of a delicate sheer floral lace, which creeps down onto the sides of the hips to make this style even more flattering. The sheer lace on the top is a little daring and creates a nude illusion with sewn-in cups to match your skin-tone and keep you feeling secure. The V-shape cut on the neckline and the low back raise the glam factor and have the benefit of elongating your neck so you will look tall and so elegant.  We love the crystal detail stitched around the neckline, and the small sequins integrated into the lace will keep you sparkling; adding that essential wow factor. An easy to wear and perfectly balanced wedding dress, giving you the ultimate sexy and sophisticated look.  

  • 0 All About Bridal Sparkle

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    • 06-07-2020
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    One trend that appeared on the 2019 Bridal fashion Week runways was sparkle, and at Oscar Lili bridal we do love a bit of glitter! From what we can see this is a trend definitely sticking around for 2020 and even bringing an extra sequin or two along with it.  Led by our designer Liliana Dabic, we have such a creative team here at Oscar Lili and are always inspired by the most contemporary and unique bridal styles. Whether you have been loving the intricate beaded gowns of Mira Zwillinger or scattered crystals seen in Viktor & Rolf’s Mariage 2020 collection then we have something for you here at the Oscar Lili boutique.  If you are looking for a wedding dress that exudes luxury, and want to stand out from the crowd, then you need to know about our Vivien dress and separates. This design is all about vintage elegance meets contemporary glamour and features a metallic embroidered lace appliqué over fine tulle fabric. This is handcrafted with gorgeous all-over beading, mini pearls, crystals and sequins for added sparkle. With a dramatic plunge neckline you will feel a little daring, but this is balanced by a nude tulle insert as well as long sleeves for more coverage. The mermaid silhouette and long train keeps the style modern and is so flattering on the figure.   This design is also available as separates if you want to mix and match your look or feel that all over embellishment is too much for you. The Vivien bolero top can be styled with more of a plain fishtail skirt to keep you looking glamorous and yet effortless.    On the subject of separates; our Emily skirt is a must if you love both lace and beading but want to channel a more of a Boho bride vibe. The skirt is made of a heavy ivory satin and layered with a beautiful eyelash lace which is embellished with sparkling beading. It is a floor-length style with a  short train and has more of a casual feel despite the detailing. We love pairing Emily with our made to measure satin cami tops and corsets to create versatile styles for every bridal occasion.  Finally, our Herera dress is for the bold bride who still wants to keep it sleek. This strapless wedding dress is an elegant figure-hugging shape and hangs beautifully on the body. The unusual art deco style lace (reminiscent of 1920’s glamour) is completely adorned in glittering beads and sequins, which make it quite a heavy dress to wear but you will feel even more extravagant and all eyes will be on you. The champagne-coloured fabric is different from the regular white wedding gown but with 2020 wedding trends being more focused on individuality, we think it is all the more fun not to follow the rules of the conventional.  We have plenty more sparkle in our Morningside boutique, including some glamorous styles by designer Elysee bridal, so pop in for a browse or contact us to book your personal consultation.  

  • 0 Oscar Lili New Designs

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    • 28-06-2020
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    We’re working on our latest Oscar Lili made-to-measure collection which is something for the bride who wants an elegant and relaxed look. We are creating sleek and clean silhouettes from contemporary fabrics, including luxurious double crepe and modern statement lace. Versatile for all the seasons and something a little different.   The Sophie and Denise bridal gowns are the first additions to the new collection which have a fresh European feel and would be gorgeous for a simple getaway wedding; or equally a rustic Scottish outdoor ceremony. They offer a refined Boho style, which looks sophisticated and fuss-free. We love the textured crochet lace bodice which is a little edgy and not too delicate. The long-sleeved Denise dress has chic sheer lace sleeves and a high neckline for a more demure and refined look, or you can go for the sleeveless Sophie design which has a low sweetheart neckline under sheer lace and a low back to give you a style that is a little more daring.    The column silhouette has a fit and flare shape which elongates the body, and the weight of the double crepe skirt means it drapes beautifully and skims the figure. With a modest train, these styles are comfortable to wear and practical for the bride who wants to make the most of the post-wedding party.  Our samples are size 10-12 and currently stocked in our Edinburgh partner boutique, La Novia. Call 0131 5589613 for more information and appointment inquiries.  Sophie: £1950 Denise: £2100  

  • 0 A Few Of Our Favourite Venues

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    • 18-05-2020
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    At Oscar Lili we are all about finding you that perfect bridal gown but you need an equally perfect setting to show it off in! So we’ve been having a look through some of our recent Oscar Lili and La Novia real brides’ archives and picked out four of our favourite Scottish venues to inspire and suit every mood.   When choosing a venue you need to consider what theme you’re after first; relaxed, quirky, traditional, glamorous… the possibilities are endless. Thinking about the season is all-important for anticipating the weather, and of course, capacity and budget are essential deciding factors. Venues offering more outdoor space as well as some laid-back rustic charm can be gorgeous for a summer celebration and if you would like to channel more of a Boho vibe. They can also allow for a bit more freedom with some quirky personal touches, and allow you to start with a blank space if you are the creative type and keen to decorate by yourself:    The Cow Shed, Crail, East Neuk of Fife   A lovely venue situated on the East Coast, surrounded by quaint fishing villages and beaches, it is the perfect location for feeling like you’re having a lovely mini-getaway. The Cow Shed used to be a dairy farm and is made up of rustic stonework which offers a bright and airy setting; there is a steading marquee, courtyard space, a barn with gorgeous exposed beams and additional space for smaller ceremonies. Its’ spaces have a relaxed simplicity about them, acting as a “blank canvas” for you to put your own stamp on the day. We loved how our bride Kerri styled the venue for her wedding day and added finishing touches of hanging pom-poms, vibrant fresh flowers and hand-made paper decorations. These went so well with the neutral and fresh feeling of the venue and made her day full of colour and character:          https://www.thecowshedcrail.co.uk/contact   If you want to have more of the royal treatment on your wedding day, then maybe a Scottish castle wedding is for you. Why not treat yourself to a bit of luxury? These venues are not only picture perfect but also great for any season and offer multiple options to cater for different styles:    Myres Castle, Auchtermuchty This is a castle with all the grandeur except with a laid-back and rustic twist. The Barnquee brings an element of originality and is the perfect space for large wedding parties and adding personal touches like these simple white lanterns and foliage. The contrasting castle is 500 years old with some quirky antique treasures and trinkets inside. It is cosy, traditional and so luxurious with 10 double bedrooms for you and your guests to stay in. The surrounding gardens and grounds are dreamy and our bride Dianne got some beautiful images during her romantic summer wedding. For anyone who hasn’t overdone it on the fizz the night before, the tennis court is great for entertaining the guests post-wedding, and makes for an original wedding photo-op as you can see:   https://www.myrescastle.co.uk/   Carlowrie Castle, Kirkliston, West Lothian This versatile castle venue is located just outside of Edinburgh, and is ideal for the couple who want a traditional style with a twist. The Victorian castle is a former family home which gives it a warm welcoming feel, and the rooms have been renovated to reflect a modern luxury aesthetic. The surrounding grounds and walled gardens are what make this venue extra special; you the option of having your ceremony and/or meal in the bright and spacious marquee or the intimate Orangery which provides a blank canvas for all your personal touches. Our bride Caroline chose this venue and told us that “Carlowrie Castle is the only venue we went to visit, nowhere else we looked at online even came close. It’s traditional and very castley on the outside but modern and unexpected on the inside”. We loved how she decorated the Orangery space with bright blues and amazing bouquets. She also added a surprise finishing touch of celebratory fireworks at the end of the night:   https://carlowriecastle.co.uk/   Cambo House & Estate, St Andrews This is a stunning wedding venue, offering a bespoke package that can be tailored to create a unique experience guaranteed to impress your guests and provide the ultimate party atmosphere. You can mix up your day and choose between the rustic courtyard, the ornate Ballroom or drawing-room, and for the outdoor types then you can enjoy the party woodland for festival vibes, the walled gardens or the tattie shed which gives you lovely sea views. We are big fans of our bride Corrine’s personal take on her wedding set-up, and she told us “We loved the woodland, gardens and beach that surround Cambo and want to bring that element of nature into our wedding as much as possible. A group of us made floral hoops the day before which were hung in the marquee and we used a lot of greenery and foraged flowers to decorate the tables.” They incorporated a music festival theme for their dinner and reception and decorated their marquee and courtyard with lots of hand-made and borrowed bunting from their friends’ weddings which gave their wedding a warm and casual feel.  

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