We asked you, the readers, to nominate and vote for your favourite wedding suppliers and businesses in the Wedding Journal Reader Awards 2017. The votes are in and we are proud to unveil the best wedding dress shops and top bridal boutiques in Ireland! We have a total of four amazing finalists and one well-deserved winner…
The Winner of our much-coveted award for bridal retailer of the year, and the top bridal shop in Northern Ireland is:
Perfect Day Bridal, Lurgan
This beautiful, award-winning shop has been established in the bridal industry for 13 years and has dealt with thousands of brides and their bridal parties, including bridesmaids, mother of the brides and flower girls. Perfect day, carry all the latest styles in bridal fashion, and as Ireland’s only premier stockist of the entire Mori Lee collection, you won’t have to go far for a show-stopping dress. They are also the exclusive stockists in Northern Ireland of Spanish bridal wear label Peppe Bottello.
Adding to this, Perfect Day have the largest selection of bridesmaid dresses in Northern Ireland, carrying over 350 elegant options sure to match any wedding colour scheme and individual taste. The range in the ‘Perfect Night’ store allows any Mother of the bride/groom to match the bridesmaids perfectly, also offering a host of evening wear for wedding guests. The staff at Perfect Day provides top customer service and will help you to find your dream wedding dress in a fun and enjoyable way. Our winning bridal boutique of the best wedding shop in Ireland works by appointment only, so book your appointment today and call 02838321607 to find your dream dress.
Our remaining four finalists that have also secured a spot as the top bridal shops in Ireland and Northern Ireland include (and in no particular order)…
Pearls and Lace, Donegal
One of Ireland’s newest bridal boutiques, Pearl’s and Lace, are exclusive stockists of some of the world’s best wedding dress designers and offer a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere in a luxurious boutique setting. With two sumptuously large fitting suites that are beautifully decorated, you can relax with your bridal party and enjoy a drink from the personalised drinks menu whilst beginning the search for your dream dress! With gowns from world-renowned designers such as: La Sposa, Essence of Australia, Martina Liana, Stella York, Watters, Wtoo, Willowby and Mikaella by Paloma Blanca you’re sure to be inspired for your big day.
Dresses at Pearls and Lace range from €1000-€2500, and they also stock a range of bridesmaid dresses from designers including Dessy Group and Sorella Vita. Alongside this, Pearls and Lace offer an unrivalled collection of wedding accessories, shoes, jewellery, headpieces, veils, gifts and bridal brooch bouquets.
Contact: 074 97 23341 to make an appointment today at Pearls and Lace.
Petticoat Lane, Hillsborough
Petticoat Lane is a charming and pretty bridal boutique situated in the quaint village of Hillsborough, Co. Down. Petticoat lane has acquired an array of designers worldwide, many of which are exclusive to the boutique, including: Charlie Brear, Badgley Mischka and Hailey Paige. From bridal gowns, to bridesmaid outfits, accessories and mother of the bride style, Petticoat Lane has everything you need under one roof.
Offering an intimate and specialised service, Petticoat Lane offer to take the stress away the morning of the wedding and come to the bride’s home to dress your bridal party. They also store your gown until the day before the wedding to ensure your dress is in safe hands.
Contact: 02892 689974 to make an appointment.
The Attic Bridal wear Boutique, Limerick
The Attic is a unique bridal wear boutique located in the heart on Limerick City at number 8 Roches Street. What was once Eve’s, is now home to The Attic, located above Esquire and Serendipity. Brides can enter the garden feel room and browse the rails at their ease, as the bridal party sits back, relaxes and sips tea from the mix matched china teacups. This discreet, private setting feels a million miles away from the busy streets of Limerick City below.
Limerick native Orlaith Carroll is an award winning designer, graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design and has worked with top fashion houses, Alexander McQueen in London and Derek Lam in New York before returning home to open The Attic two years ago. The Attic stocks South African designers Anna Georgina and Elbeth Gillis, along the label Margaret and new to store Madison James, which brides can view in this intimate setting on a one to one basis. Orlaith also offers a bespoke service, where she will help brides design their dream dress.
Contact: (+353) 061314655/ 0857071918 If you wish to make an appointment with The Attic.
McElhinney’s Bridal Rooms
Once you step into the world of McElhinney’s Bridal Rooms you are transported into a beautiful fairy tale where all the magic happens. The Bridal Rooms at McElhinney’s Ballybofey Co. Donegal offer their brides an experience to cherish forever. The décor is luxurious and opulent with little touches everywhere. The individual consultation rooms offer brides complete privacy and space to enjoy complimentary prosecco with their guests while choosing their Wedding Dress.
McElhinney’s experienced consultants are on hand to guide each bride through making their choice in their expansive showroom. They are Premier Stockists of many leading designers and their collection includes renowned designers such as Pronovias, Atelier Pronovias, Justin Alexander, Mori Lee, Ronald Joyce, Maggie Sottero, Special Day, Christina WU, Art Couture, Victoria Jane and House of Nicholas. They also house exclusive collections from Hayley Paige and Julie Vino. Wedding dress samples are in store in sizes 8-30uk and the collection caters for everyone regardless of shape, style, size or budget. McElhinney’s Department Store also offers an extensive Occasion Wear Collection. You will find a variety of Designers to suit everyone from the Mother of the Bride/Groom to Aunts, Sisters and Guests.
Contact: (+353) 749 13 12 17 for an appointment at McElhinney’s.
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