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Karen and Chris - Lews Castle - Stornoway

Karen and Chris - Lews Castle - Stornoway


by Opus Couture

Have a look at our Real Bride Karen in her beautiful Enzoani Wedding Dress.

How did you hear about Opus Couture?

Some of my friends had visited with sisters / friends previously, and I’d been following your pages online for…probably too long before we actually got engaged.

How was your Opus Experience?

Honestly – everything I had dreamed about and more. Khara just felt like another one of the girls and she made everything feel so relaxed and easy!  She knew what might look best on me, and also picked out dresses exactly like I had in mind.

Let’s start from the beginning - how did your partner propose?

We had been together around 7 years when we got engaged, and we were on holiday in Dubai.  He’d actually bought the ring out there and so had to collect it when we got there.  I was a little suspicious when he disappeared one morning to “sort something for our afternoon activity”, and when he came back with a beautiful pair of earrings, I was over the moon, but slightly disappointed thinking,…I’ll just need to keep waiting for the ring.  Alas, the earrings were a decoy, and he had also collected the ring when he was out, so we had afternoon tea and when we arrived back to our hotel, the staff had decorated our room with rose petals, photos of us etc, and a big “will you marry me” on the bed, it was very cute, overwhelming…and there were lots of tears of joy from me

Next Up - THE DRESS!!

I had actually “saved” the Enzoani Mercedes to my Instagram page a good few months before we got engaged, because it was just so stunning.  So I showed Khara a few of the photos and she told me you still stocked it, despite it being from the season prior.  As soon as I put it on…I knew, it fit like a glove, the train was incredible and I honestly felt like an actual princess!

We would love to hear a little more on your wedding day..

It was just wonderful, I think even more emotional knowing it was the first time we had all been together in such a long time before covid.  I was fairly relaxed all morning, helped by the fact my bridesmaids and I have all been best friends since we were 11, so it was just a really fun, chilled morning.  Once my dad arrived to see me though, that’s when the tears started – so I would say that was the most emotional part.  Once we go those out of the way, I relaxed again, and seeing Chris’ face when I met him at the altar will be something I’ll always have happy memories of.

I was desperate to get to the beach for photos and we were lucky the weather was in our favour, and because we all felt so comfortable in our dresses, it didn’t feel like it was too much of a struggle getting us all onto the beach etc at all.

Do you have any advice for our future Opus Brides?

Book your appointment at Opus before any others and I can almost guarantee you won’t need to visit any other shops! The staff are absolute gold!!

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