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.
Went along as Mother of the Bride and I was so impressed with the enthusiasm and kindness of our consultant. She made the experience so enjoyable and fun. Well done.
Astra Bridal Auckland City - Ilyese and the girls are genuinely lovely and super helpful! They are highly experienced and know exactly what to bring out for you to try on when you describe what you want. Have been to a few bridal dress stores and they have been the best. The dresses are all beautiful and of high quality. They stock a wide variety of dresses in all styles and sizes, definitely recommend as I found the perfect dress for my wedding in December. Thank you ladies! :)
The best way to describe my experience with Astra Bridal Auckland City was by the end of it, I felt like I had two extra bridesmaids. Ilyese and Cherie shared the excitement with my bridesmaids as I tried on each dress, and then offered their professional expertise and patience as we designed my dream dress from two of the other available designs. I never felt pressured or rushed to make a decision. I cannot rave about these two enough, wedding dress shopping can be a daunting experience, but with the supportive and warm environment they have created, you will want to stay and try on every dress in the store. They give you a bridal experience that every bride deserves. 10/10 recommend.
I just wanted to let you know that I had so much fun picking out my dress with you all and you made the process so easy and exciting as I was very hesitant to go dress shopping in the first place. I had the best time and I felt so comfortable and cared for when I was in the store and you made everyone there feel important. I can't thank you enough for taking that weight off me and making me excited to dress up like a princess haha
Hands down the best bridal store in Auckland! Especially as a plus size bride, I went to 3 other stores who only had samples available in a size 10 which left me feeling deflated but Astra had an awesome range of plus size dresses to try on and the girls were all so kind and made me feel so much better about myself. The communication was excellent and the whole process went so smoothly, Ilyese even couriered my veil to me which is much appreciated :) thanks to the Astra team for such a fun and happy experience