Ilyese Court

Auckland City



With a devotion to fabrics, embellishments and silhouettes it was natural for Ilyese to complete a Fashion Design degree from AUT. This knowledge and then experience in the fashion industry make Ilyese a natural addition to the team in Auckland. Brides who have a booking with Ilyese will be lucky recipients of her expertise in garment construction combined with her knowledge of how a gown can be tailored for the perfect look.

What our brides say about Ilyese

  • I would like to say a big thank you for your help today.

    To be honest for someone like myself a mum of two boys, who lives in jeans and tshirts. I was dreading the thought of walking into a bridal store as it was way out of my depth.

    However you were awesome especially my consultant Ilyese! She made me feel completely at ease with the whole process and made the whole experience what it was. For the first time since me and my fiancée started planning our wedding I'm actually excited about wearing THE dress. Especially now!!!

    Teddy Hodge

  • Bought my gown from Symonds Street in Auckland and couldn’t have been a better experience. Ilyese was amazing to deal with and not your typical salesperson. She took a lot of time to find the perfect dress for me and actually didn’t decide until the second visit. The first 3 dresses I tried were nice but not quite there, so she told me to wait as they got another set of gowns in the week after. Went back and she showed me the dress and it was absolutely stunning. Exactly what I was looking for. The dress is just a sight and it was so comfortable, didn’t even want to take it off. Everything was just so easy and the whole team in Auckland is amazing. Can’t recommend enough to go and have a look. As with all bridal places you have to book an appointment and pay to try dresses, however you get this refunded if you buy a dress. The experience is totally worth it, Ilyese treated me like royalty.

    Liane Jay

  • Hi Ilyese,

    Thank you so much for all the help you gave me trying on the beautiful gowns in the store. It was really great working with you and the advice you gave me really helped me to work out what kind of style I should try for my wedding.

    Thanks again for all your help!


    Sophie Robin

  • Hi Ilyese,

    I want to thank you for your help and enthusiasm.

    We went to a number of different bridal shops looking at dresses and their hospitality and helpfulness did not match yours, I was very looked after by the ladies at Astra. And I can’t believe I met someone that had the same love of Lord of the Rings as me!

    Once again, thank you for making my wedding dress shopping experience a great one. It will stick with me for a very long time.

    All the best,

    Georgie xx

    Georgie Crispe

  • I had such a great experience at Astra Bridal Auckland Salon on Saturday, Ilyese you were so amazing!!!! I was about to give up but you put my spirits up and made me and my family so happy and you found me the dress of my dreams!!!!!! I highly recommend Astra Bridal Auckland. They didn't judge on my size or anything, they just wanted me to be happy and to LOVE my dress and I do!!! So thank you thank you thank you!!!

    Kelsey xx

    Kelsey Franklin