Nora & Elle http://www.noraandelle.com.au Nora & Elle Mon, 21 Jan 2019 06:19:39 +0800 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en <![CDATA[Nora & Elle]]> http://www.noraandelle.com.au/img/logo.jpg http://www.noraandelle.com.au <![CDATA[WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU COMBINE TWO OF THE MOST POPULAR, MOST PINNED, BRIDESMAID DRESS TRENDS EVERRRR???]]> ONE SERIOUSLY AAAAMAZING DRESS!!     The multiway gown (or convertible dress, to some) is THE most versatile bridesmaid dress YOU HAVE EVER LAID EYES ON!  It would be the MOST PINNED pin in Pinterest Wedding history…  We love it for its comfortable stretch fabric (that DOESN’T cling!), affordability and the fact that so many ladies of all shapes and sizes look DAMN GOOD in it – so yeh, its kinda hard to beat!   BUT, there’s something more….   Bridesmaid trends are moving, and they’re heading into COCKTAIL territory!  YES, you heard us right – more and more brides, and their maids, are favouring a shorter look than the traditional evening length, floaty skirt of old!  The tulip skirt trend is HUGE, it is 2018-2019 wedding CRAZY!!  All you have to do is jump on PINTEREST to see what we mean…  AND you’ll agree with us, it is a stunning look for your bestest gal pals!   NOW LETS GET STRAIGHT TO THE POINT!!   Nora and Elle Bridal are Perth’s only stockist of A COMBINATION OF THE TWO HOTTEST TRENDS TO EVER GRACE THE BRIDESMAID DRESS WORLD!!!   YES, that’s right we CUSTOM MAKE a dress that has a CONVERTIBLE top and a TULIP skirt – AAAAMAZING!!   Are you a bride-to-be looking for bridesmaids dresses that instantly have the right amount of elegant and sexy all rolled into one? If so, we assure you that THIS is the dress for you!!  As a bride you cannot miss trying this style on your girls, with OVER 20 colours to choose from – you cannot go wrong.        So first thing first, we recommend booking in to try the range on, and talk to us about size and colour options!  YES, book my appointment… If you're not based in Perth and cannot make an appointment, SHOP THIS DRESS HERE We always endeavour to make the experience one for reminiscing, with champagne and chocolates always available and us, on hand, to make sure the ever important dress decisions you make are perfect for you and your wedding!     Remember, it’s an amazing experience to share with your bridesmaids, so don’t be frightened to bring along the whole crew… These moments are made to be shared!   Our opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday by appointment only, however, we are always on email... so if you want to chat (or aren’t located in Perth for an appointment) then please do not hesitate to get in touch…. We are customer service queens *cough cough* and can make sure the process is SEAMLESS from the start all the way to the end via phone and email. So from us here at Nora & Elle, as always we are ever thankful to all of our wonderful designers, for creating such gorgeous gowns that bring people from all walks of life into our boutique and our lives. We get to be part of a process that is such a happy and magical time for our brides, and that is what dreams are made of.   With love,   Nora & Elle Bridal x]]> http://www.noraandelle.com.au/en/blog/post/what-do-you-get-when-you-combine-two-of-the-most-popular-most-pinned-bridesmaid-dress-trends-everrrr Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:19:23 +0000 <![CDATA[Introducing... Emmy Mae Bridal]]> Nora & Elle Bridal have some very exciting news!   We have had some major news for quite some time and to be totally honest we are ready to burst! As you ladies know we have been Perth’s go to store for dressing your bridesmaids and what a journey it has been. We have had the time of our lives over the last two years being part of so many wedding days. We love the excitement in store, we love the fittings and we swoon over the wedding pictures our lovely brides send us. We have met so many amazing brides and even though it was never part of our master plan to ever offer bridal, we are big believers in the saying, “what’s meant for you won’t pass you” and as a result we landed something big.     So let’s get straight to the point….   (We still have the kind of feeling where we have butterflies in our stomach and our heart skips a beat when we say it loud!)     Nora and Elle are excited to announce that we will be Perth’s only stockist of Australian designer Carla Jenkin’s new collection Emmy Mae Bridal.   As a bride you cannot have missed Carla’s Made With Love Bridal collection, with being one of the most pinned bridal ranges of late. Are you a bride-to-be looking for a dress that instantly has just the right amount of elegant and sexy all rolled into one? If so, we assure you that the Emmy Mae Bridal collection is exclusive, unique, and most definitely not to be missed.   “Emmy Mae bride is the contemporary bohemian bride who is fiercely in love with life and unafraid of tomorrow. She knows who she is: she is confident, she is untameable, she is Emmy Mae”   Carla’s designs are distinctive, stunning and affordable. So deciding to bring them into our store and share this wonderful range with the ladies of Perth was an easy one. We loved the direction Carla was going in when creating these gowns and knew that they would suit our boutique, customers and vibe.   We have seen the dresses and we are (not so!) patiently waiting for the samples to arrive in store THIS WEEK. We are so looking forward to introducing Perth brides to this show stopping range… we honestly cannot pick a favourite they are all just stunning. So until then of course you can swoon over these FAB images from the official Emmy Mae Bridal site as that is what we are doing, but we do recommend booking quick if you are a bride on a tight timeframe!   Looking forward to welcoming you and your girls to view the collection and ultimately share your unforgettable moments with us. Our opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday by appointment only, however, we are always on email... so if you want to chat do not hesitate to get in touch…. customer service queens *cough cough*   Viewings are made by appointment and we always endeavour to make the experience one for reminiscing, with champagne and chocolates always available and us, on hand, to make sure the ever important dress decisions you make are perfect for you and your wedding!   Remember, it’s an amazing experience to share with your bridesmaids, so don’t be frightened to bring along the whole crew… These moments are made to be shared!   And from us here at Nora & Elle, we are ever thankful to Carla, and all of our wonderful designers, for creating such gorgeous gowns that bring people from all walks of life into our boutique and our lives. We get to be part of a process that is such a happy and magical time for our brides, and that is what dreams are made of. With love,   Nora & Elle Bridal x]]> http://www.noraandelle.com.au/en/blog/post/introducing-emmy-mae-bridal Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:05:56 +0000 <![CDATA[Tips for Choosing the Perfect Bridesmaid Dress (and Remaining Friends!)]]> There are so many unanswered questions when it comes to choosing bridesmaid dresses, we tackle a few of the big issues here for our brides and their maids... Choosing dresses for your bridesmaids would have to be one of the biggest challenges when planning your big day, and for a number of reasons. One of the main factors is how we got into this business in the first place - lets start with lack of choice in your city. Whilst you're pinning millions of gorgeous dresses that you just LOVE and would look amazing on your girls, where on earth do you find these beauties AND what are the costs like!! Lets start by making Pinterest a reality, and lets do that in our city of Perth - enter Nora & Elle. We personally found dresses in the bridal shops to be stock standard and way overpriced. On the other hand, there is a million dresses to choose from online and they are SO affordable, but with so many shops and varying degrees of bad reviews, the number one question we ask ourselves? Will I get what I paid for, or will I be posting pictures of my bridesmaid dresses to the famous 'Worst Dress I Ever Bought Online' website, for all the world to have a good laugh at! And that's where we come in... Nora & Elle has entered the Perth market over 18 months ago now and are making waves in the bridesmaid dress industry with more than 100+ weddings under our belt. We stock gorgeous, quality dresses with a difference, at prices you'll love! Pia Gladys Perey, Jadore and our own line of convertible / multiway dresses - our local boutique owned by two sisters is a MUST visit! So we all know that planning a wedding can be stressful and there are so many decisions to be made so one thing we like to do as bridesmaids is make the bride feel supported and less stressed, right? Right! Working in this industry we get to meet so many different bridal parties. Some girls come in as a union with the same line of thinking about what it is they are after, they've discussed ideas on their group chat - they have styles, colours, and even their hairstyles sorted! And others come in light years apart, they find it hard to come together and choose a dress that works for them all, there can be tears and frustration - but don't worry, we have champagne to help with that and who can forget the biggest trend of the season, mismatched bridesmaids gowns for the most unorganised and non-agreeing bridal party (that will still look amazeballs!). Then we have the bride that knows exactly what she wants without any input from her girls - and that can be OK too but it is important for brides to listen and take on board their girls feelings and sense of style, when they don’t feel comfortable they're not going to have an amazing day and could leave your wedding photos looking just a touch awkward. Maybe there is a small change that can be made to the style or colour that will help your bridesmaid feel at east? Something that still suits the vision of your special day, but makes your bridesmaid feel better about themselves. And at the same time, bridesmaids need to keep in mind that the bride often does have an important vision, that she has probably been dreaming up since long before she was engaged (we all know you ladies with a secret wedding Pinterest board!). When it’s time to choose dresses try and be as accommodating as possible, work with the other bridesmaids to make this experience a fun memory for you and the bride. You might not feel 100% happy but if your bride has an ear to ear grin and is glowing while she looks at you then she is happy and at times we have to let their happiness be our happiness. So lets just say the most important thing to do is Discuss, Discuss Discuss... The biggest lesson we have to teach is that a conversation goes a LONG way! Talk about ideas, brainstorm it out and be open and honest with each other - but don't worry girls, you're not alone as we're also here to help with ideas, trends, and suggestions on styles to suit body shapes. And then it comes time to pay, and the awkward situation arises of wondering who is paying for the dresses!! There are so many options nowadays and everyone has a different idea of what is 'right'...  Some brides pay for the dresses and then resell them later, whilst some bridesmaids want to keep and re-wear their dress or there is always the option of 50/50 which helps everyone's budget. Because lets be honest, hosting a wedding is a very expensive day but being a bridesmaid for your bestest girl can also break the bank a little. So having covered a few of the major things that we see in store, we'll leave you with this...  Although wedding planning can be a stressful time for some, it is a magical moment in a girls life and if she has asked you to share that with her then that is a special privilege. As well as supporting and helping the bride on her big day it’s a bridesmaids job to help the bride sparkle just that little bit more, and sparkle you will in Nora & Elle! Now let’s make bridesmaid dress shopping be the fun and special time that it should be, come visit us and sip on champers whilst choosing your perfect gown. xoxo]]> http://www.noraandelle.com.au/en/blog/post/tips-for-choosing-the-perfect-bridesmaid-dress Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:07:48 +0000 <![CDATA[The Story of Nora & Elle ]]> A passion for fashion led me (Tarin) and my sis Brooke to launch Nora & Elle in April 2015. We’d been bridesmaids many many times and grew totally frustrated at the selection of dresses available. This one time (not at band camp), we ordered dresses from an overseas shop (we won’t name and shame because we’re nice people) and they were SO DISAPPOINTING. The fit, the material, and even the colour were completely different to what was advertised. We had to scurry to find alternative bridesmaid dresses at the last minute they were that bad! This got us thinking….   BRIDES + PERTH – DRESSES = NO DRESSES OR / BRIDES + PERTH + NORA & ELLE = SO MANY DRESSES! We had a vision, to bring the ladies of Perth beautiful, unique, in-expensive dresses coupled with a lovely customer experience. We started sourcing local and overseas designers and before we knew it, we had a range. Our shop, initially in my garage which my hubby lovingly renovated for me, is cute and personal…we started with the bare minimum but are growing day by day! We wanted to offer the BEST personalised service going too. Again, we’d experienced the alternative and we were really disappointed by it.  We really get a thrill being a small part of the bridal experience. We form such great relationships with our customers which makes us feel super special. So besides being biz owners, we’re both mums. Brooke has little Bodhi who’s 1 and I have Harlow who’s 16 months old…both beautiful, both SUPER energetic! Being mums, juggling jobs AND a business can be super hard work but do you know what? We wouldn’t change a thing. Nora & Elle doesn’t feel like a job AT ALL and it’s our goal to one day make this a full time gig for both of us. When we’re not being mums, biznay owners or worker bees we like to get out and exercise. Not because we’re fitness fenatics actually the opposite….we’re complete foodies and pretty much exercise so we can eat more. I know, total impostors to the #fitspo movement but hey, if we get to eat chocolate without guilt and indulge in that second glass (bottle?!) of wine, we’re IN! Spending time with our friends and family is central to everything we do. Sometimes we mix business with pleasure and organise girls nights in store where our nearest and dearest will pop in for some bubbly and we’ll con them into packing orders for us. Ha ha. They love it. Nora & Elle is truly a family affair and a labour of love. We have big dreams for the business and really love the designs we stock. We hand pick each and every gown and stock only the finest of frocks. We are the ONLY store in WA offering the hugely popular Pia Gladys Perry range. Check them out, they are divine! We’ve also made a foray into designing our own convertible gowns which we are REALLY proud of. Oh and don’t let me forget Jadore, they suit every shape and are a really beautiful design. We’d love to see more photos of our lovely customers rocking their Nora & Elle dresses so send your happy snaps in! We are always really excited to see our customers glammed up for their big event.   Oh and another fast fact about us, neither of us have studied fashion or business! Our passion alone has driven us to create this little biz. We’ve learnt on the go and trudged through all the ins and outs of business because we believe in our products. Every woman deserves to look and feel beautiful. We offer personalised appointments so we can find the perfect dress to complement the customer. So really, we’re kinda stylists too which is AWESOME. Watching our customers beam back at their reflection with happiness is SUCH a highlight. And that’s our story, two sisters with a penchant for well designed frocks who love bringing exquisite, well fitted, beautiful gowns to the masses. We hope you love the range as much as we do! Yours in gowns Tarin & Brooke x P.S. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram & Facebook to stay up to date. P.P.S. A little one from the archives, how pretty were our dresses?!  ]]> http://www.noraandelle.com.au/en/blog/post/the-story-of-nora-elle- Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:04:23 +0000