Elie Saab

Anita - A Real Bride Story

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Anita’s Story

Bride & Groom: Anita & Robert
Gown: Elie Saab Bridal
Veil: Helen Rodrigues
Earrings: Keren Wolf from Helen Rodrigues Bridal
Venue: Ottimo House, Denham Court

The first time Anita stepped into the Helen Rodrigues boutique was to help her sister (another Helen Rodrigues bride) choose her gown, a whole year before she was to come back to find her own dream gown. Having ‘very fond’ memories of coming to Helen Rodrigues Bridal with her sister, she knew this should be her first stop.

Although Anita had originally envisioned herself on her special day in ‘a plain, silk number’, when she saw the intricate lace Elie Saab gown on the Helen Rodrigues Bridal website, she knew she had to try it on.

Anita had gone into her first appointment with Helen thinking she’d be going to lots of other boutiques to find her dream gown. This was until she put on her guipure lace winged sleeved gown and she just ‘knew it was the one’. It was hard for Anita to even consider any other gown for her wedding day.

Anita’s relaxed attitude in the lead up to the wedding really shone through on the big day itself, with both bride and groom enjoying every minute of the laid back and fun day.

It was a beautiful mid-June winter’s day and Anita felt so blessed to be surrounded by her friends and family to celebrate the newlyweds love for each other. She ‘loved absolutely everything’ about the wedding.

Anita admits, it didn’t hurt that on the morning of the wedding that she got to put on a stunningly designed gown by Elie Saab to spend the whole day in, something she never imagined possible.

Being open minded is the biggest piece of advice Anita could give other brides going into planning their special days. So many aspects of the day ended up being ‘the exact opposite’ of what she had originally thought – her gown, bridesmaid dresses and the flow girl outfits too. Keeping an open mind definitely means that you do not close yourself off to anything and perhaps missing ‘the one’.

In her own words Anita advises to ‘have fun and remember your wedding is the start of a lifelong commitment and journey’.

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The Helen Rodrigues Elie Saab Bridal Presentation

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We were beyond thrilled to host our Helen Rodrigues Elie Saab Bridal Presentation last Thursday evening, where we showcased a selection of gorgeous gowns from the inaugural 2017 Elie Saab Bridal collection ahead of our weekend trunk show for brides-to-be.

Available in Australia exclusively at our Helen Rodrigues boutique for two days only, it was a rare opportunity for members of the media and bridal industry to view Elie Saab gowns in person and see up close the magnificent quality and beautifully intricate design details that the esteemed designer is renowned for.

With gowns starting from $15,000, the exquisite new bridal collection features a gown for every type of woman with styles ranging from traditional and classic; to boho, retro and modern. All dresses are incredibly feminine, beautiful and sophisticated; and designed to highlight a woman’s silhouette.

As the exclusive Elie Saab Bridal stockist for Australia, we were so pleased to be able to showcase this stunning collection and formerly introduce the brand in such a special way. Whilst viewing the line, guests enjoyed French champagne and delicious canapés from Katering, with our boutique beautifully fragranced by divine peonies from Susan Avery. 

We can’t wait to fit all of our beautiful brides in their dream Elie Saab gowns and share the photos with you, but in the meantime feast your eyes on some of the images from our presentation evening below.

For any enquires regarding Elie Saab Bridal gowns please contact the Helen Rodrigues boutique on (02) 9904 5700.

Elie Saab Bridal in Australia this November

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Mark your diaries brides-to-be, because Helen Rodrigues is thrilled to announce the exciting arrival of Elie Saab Bridal in Australia next month. Wedding gowns from the stunning new 2017 collection will be available to purchase exclusively at our Neutral Bay boutique for two days only at our special trunk show happening on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November – appointments essential.

An entirely new bridal line that joins the Elie Saab haute couture and ready-to-wear collections; in the air de temps of the modern bride, both feminine and daring silhouettes feature making our Elie Saab Bridal exclusive showcase a wonderful opportunity to find your dream gown.

A few things to consider before making your appointment:

  • The Elie Saab Bridal range is between $14,000 - $50,000 (includes the cost of your fittings/alterations)
  • There will be a one-off $100 fee for your personalised one hour appointment  The sample gowns are size AU10
  • No makeup or fake tan can be worn to your appointment to uphold the integrity of the gowns
  • No photographs are permitted during your appointment
  • We kindly ask that you limit the friends/family members you bring with you to three
  • As the Elie Saab gowns are only here for two days, we highly recommend that you have tried on gowns elsewhere before coming so that you can make your decision during your appointment knowing you have tried on other styles/designers prior
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Elie Saab dazzles with his intricate details and strong sense of beauty, working with fine materials and delicate embroideries. He builds his fairytale creations using simple designs and precious resources, whilst always maintaining a form of sophistication. His specialty is the ultimate dress that highlights a woman's silhouette.

We are so honoured to have such an esteemed designer joining the Helen Rodrigues Bridal range and look forward to meeting all the lovely brides-to-be.

Appointments are limited, so book now to make sure you don’t miss out - (02) 9904 5700.

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