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 made Ilyese a natural addition to the team in Auckland. She has progressed to lead the team and teach them all the knowledge she holds. 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.

Ilyese can be found in Auckland Newmarket


I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation for the outstanding service I received recently, particularly from Ilyese. Ilyese's expertise and attention to detail were instrumental in ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience as I finalised the sizes for my bridesmaids' dresses. Her guidance and support alleviated my anxieties (and my bridesmaid Tess’ anxieties, who was not super comfortable with getting fitted!) especially considering that I was ordering online from Jenny Yoo in the States, where returns are not possible. Ilyese's patience and dedication truly made all the difference, and I am incredibly grateful for her assistance. Once again, thank you Ilyese for your exceptional service and invaluable help.

May, 2024

#ASTRABRIDE Ciara Geaney

Astra Bridal was highly recommended to me through friends and I am so grateful that I booked an appointment at their Newmarket store. The entire team are so lovely and welcoming, but I was lucky to work with Ilyese. She is incomparable to any other bridal stylist I saw and is exceptional at her job. She managed to relax any fear I had of being a “fussy bride” and taught me the language I needed to help me find exactly what I was looking for. Not only did I learn a lot, but so did my bridesmaids! We all left my first appointment raving about the experience we had. Highly recommend you book in an appointment too!

May, 2024


Such a great experience! Ilyese was such a friendly and knowledgeable stylist that made me feel super comfortable. Would highly recommend finding your dress here :)

March, 2024