Our Brides

Nothing makes us happier here at Bella Bleu than seeing our beautiful real brides on their big day. Each with their individual look and style wearing either our one of a kind vintage dresses or new designer gowns. Feel free to have a browse, and maybe find some inspiration for your big day Xxx


When  a message like this arrives in your inbox, it can’t but make your day Xxx

It is a terrible thing when you can’t remember the name of the lady who single handedly help save your wedding day!
I entered your store on the 29th of January without appointment and a wonderful woman took care of me. She didn’t bat an eyelid when I started crying as I explained I was getting married the following week and still had no dress. Anyway after the tissues where given out she helped me find my prefect dress, she then arranged for me to visit a seamstress to say this lady is an angel is an understatement. I will be forever thankful for her and for your store. 
I have attached pictures to show you how well it turned out, cliche as it sounds I really did feel like a princess. 
Images By Syona Photography


Our Stunning bride Lorraine rocking her Stevie lace gown from Made With Love on the her big day in December, beautifully teamed with a single tier soft tulle veil. Just divine Xxx


//Real Bride// We are so in love with our beautiful bride Marie’s vintage inspired look for her wedding last September. Dressed head to toe by Bella Bleu, from her hand-made birdcage headpiece to her Rachel Simpson peach Mimosa’s and the Pearla Rose ballet length gown that Marie added sleeves and gorgeous lace detail to to the back to make it her own. WE love all the beautiful colourful additions Marie incorporated from bridesmaids to flowers!


//Real Bride// We do love our vintage brides unique looks and our beautiful Bella Bleu bride Karen absolutely nailed it. She rocked her Vintage 1960s high low wedding gown from Bella Bleu teamed beautifully with her Rachel Simpson Shoes mimosa t-bar heels in peach and edgy black leather jacket  we are in awe!!


What a great way to start off the New Year but with some stunning wedding pictures of our beautiful real bride Deirdre looking so ethereal in her Ivy and Aster Gown which she styled perfectly with a Sabina Motasem Art Nouveau Belt and  danced the night away in her Rachel Simpson Mimi ivory satin T-bar high heels all from Bella Bleu Xxx


Some Beautiful Pictures of our Real Bride Christine on her big day in her beautiful gown by the talented Sue Pearce Couture exclusive to Bella Bleu


We were so excited to see our beautiful Bride, Julie’s wedding photographs. How cool do this bride and groom look, with the beautiful city of Cork in the background, city chic. And to make us even more in awe they took their wedding get-up to the Californian Desert to rock them again. Julie is wearing a gorgeous vintage inspired ballet length gown from Pearlarose at Bella Bleu


How beautiful is our real bride Niamh in her Kite and Butterfly bride dress from @bellableuvintage which styled perfectly with our raindrop veil and fresh flower crown, breathtaking Xxx

“My dress was amazing, I felt like a queen and was so comfortable and danced the night away”


There is nothing that makes us happier than seeing our Bella Bleu brides on there big day. How beautiful is our bride Deirdre on big day recently in sunny Portugal wearing her Ivy & Aster Brigette gown, which she made her own by lowering the back to an elegant V. Xxx


Our Lovely Bella Bleu Bride Karina celebrated her wedding last February and we were so thrilled to see the pictures, doesn’t she look divine, with her 1950’s inspired Tea Length Satin Gown with polka dot lace detail from The Dress She Wore 

“I just want to thank Lucy again for helping me find the dress of my dreams, I knew I wanted a tea length dress so I knew Bella Bleu was the place to go. The one on one personal time and having the boutique to yourself for your appointment was such an amazing part of the wedding dress search experience. I loved my dress so much and it was so comfortable!”


We were so excited to see these gorgeous images of our Bella Bleu Bride Alice, on her big day in Sunny Spain this Summer. She looked absolutely divine in her Ivy & Aster, Jacqueline gown, an off white floral lace overlay with a nude silk slip beneath. Absolutely gorgeous Xxx


So happy to get to share these wonderful images from our recent //real bride// Claire who said I do this month in the stunning Lily Rain drop chiffon overlay by @sabinamotasem which was perfectly teamed with a satin cowl gown

“Lucy was so helpful when I went to Bella Bleu Bridal to pick out my wedding gown. She was with me every step of the way. Lucy is so professional and went above and beyond with her duties. Thanks to Bella Bleu Bridal for helping me find my beautiful wedding gown. It really made me feel so special. ”



When our beautiful bride Niamh came to our little boutique she knew exactly what she wanted and we were so delighted to make her vision of a bespoke birdcage a reality. We were so delighted to receive this image and lovely message

“I always believe that the best look that anyone can wear is confidence, and Bella Bleu made me feel confident and then some!

You were such a happy and energizing force every time we met.Thank you for being part of the day, for your kindness (and patience!) you are a consummate professional. I only wish we could do it all over again!”


A massive congratulations to our real bride Jenna on her recent New York City Elopement, wearing a 1950’s inspired tea length dress from The Dress She Wore and Bella Bleu birdcage. She looks absolutely gorgeous, head to toe Xxx


How beautiful is our //real bride// Denise in her vintage inspired Pearlarose ballet length gown and check out her fabulous Rachel  t-bar shoes, she danced the night away  and we are loving her something blue too Xxx


Some beautiful images of our real bride Joanne from her big day this June. Joanne looks stunning in her Sue Pearce Couture Gown.We are so proud to say that it is not only made in Ireland, it is made in Cork and Sue Pearce Couture is exclusively stocked with us at Bella Bleu Xxx

You can’t help but fall in love with the glimmer and shimmer in the beautiful summer sunshine

Handmade in Ireland 


Our Bella Bleu Brides are truly the most beautiful. And none more so than the stunning Laura on her big day this June. Looking the epitome of Modern Vintage, Ethereal Romance, straight off the cover of Vogue. We are so in love with this look. Styled by Bella Bleu from the beautiful Juilet Cap veil so perfectly matched with the Sabina Motasem Genevieve Gown, 100% silk crepe scoop neck dress Xxx

Sabina Motasem is exclusively stocked in Ireland at Bella Bleu


May the 4th Be With You!

Is there anything better than a fun wedding… a Star Wars Themed fun wedding??… Or A Star Wars Themed fun wedding with a blushing bride in a handmade Irish Couture Wedding Gown.

Our bride Kathryn looks out of this world (pun intended) in her 1920’s inspired gown from Sue Pearce Couture. Think The Great Gatsby meets Star Wars meets Old Hollywood Glamour with a little rock and roll twist!

Sue Pearce Couture Exclusively stocked at Bella Bleu


Here at Bella Bleu we are so blessed to meet the most amazing, fun and beautiful brides and there is nothing that makes us happier then when we get to see our brides on their big day. None more so than our lovely bride Sarah, who celebrated her wedding last month. And sent these kind words and stunning pictures which made our week Xxx
Hi Lucy. So just wanted to write a small note saying THANK YOU so much for your help and kindnesses when picking out my dress and accessories. The dress was absolutely perfect and so lovely to wear the whole day and night. Trust me it was put to the test with
LOADS of dancing as our band were absolutely brilliant! (converse all stars if ever you have a bride looking for an excellent, non traditional band). As it happened we ended up being blessed with lovely sunshine so my dress actually couldn’t have been better. And I absolutely love the belt too you were a pleasure to do business with right from the outset and made me feel so at ease. Thanks so much


Our beautiful real bride Lorna looked absolutely gorgeous on her big day this Spring in her 1960s inspired ballet length gown, we are loving this timeless look, so classic and romantic, from Bella Bleu Xxx and how gorgeous is the pop of colour from her bouquet 


Words can’t describe how in love we are with our real bride Sally’s beautiful wedding photos and how happy we were to receive them Xxx Wearing her original vintage wedding gown, she really was one of a kind, from the classic 1950’s cut to the stunning cut out and embroidered lace, this was a real treasure!!  photography by McMahon Studios


We were so delighted to receive these beautiful images from our gorgeous bella bleu bride Naomi who wore a bespoke Crystal bird-cage made by us, just divine the perfect finishing touch for her new years wedding


New York in November, could there be a more perfect time of year or place to get married??! Tracy choose the perfect cream silk satin gown from the super talented Sabina Motasem for Big Apple Elopement Xxx

The epitome of city chic cool and style, Sabina Motasem is exclusively stocked at Bella Bleu Xxx


I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again we have the most beautiful brides, cool, edgy, stylish, elegant and timeless. All words that perfectly epitomize our stunning bride Vicky on her big day this October. Wearing a beautiful cream silk satin bias cut gown the Elsa, as the base layer, styled perfectly with the beautiful Misty lace top and silk tulle unlined Lucille skirt, creating a romantic and ethereal look all from the fabulous Sabina Motasem, which is stocked exclusively at Bella Bleu in Ireland. To perfectly finish the look a simple raw edged cathedral length ivory tulle veil also from Bella Bleu. So dreamy Xxx

and thanks to Graciela Vilagudin photography for these stunning images Xxx


Call us sentimental but we can’t help but think that there is a perfect dress for every bride. And when our beautiful Bride Rosemarie put on her Vintage 1960’s midi length gown it was simply meant to be. This dress is a handmade raw silk beauty and one of a kind just like our bride. We are getting some serious retro Chanel vibes. Rosemarie beautifully paired her dress with satin sash around her waist to compliment the ivory satin trim of her fingertip veil. Beautifully finished with her blush feather shrug, elegant Rachel Simpson Emmeline Tbar heels in a blush ivory. Gorgeous Xxx


There is nothing we love more than seeing our beautiful brides on they’re big day and our gorgeous Bella Bleu Bride Vanessa was no exception. From the moment Vanessa came into our boutique she knew what she wanted and we were delighted to accommodate. Looking for something a little different Vanessa created her own bespoke twist on the Dress She Wore, Pauline gown by incorporating an illusion slit, perfect to show off those amazing (something blue) Rachel Simpson Mimosa T-bars and the look was perfectly finished by an unadorned cathedral length ivory veil. Dressed head to toe from Bella Bleu, just wow!! Xxx


How beautiful does our real bride Lisa look on her wedding day. Her gorgeous silk crepe gown is beautifully teamed with a lace top overlay from our fabulous Designer Lillian Wild which is exclusive to us in Ireland. This timeless look is beautifully finished with a simple silk tulle cathedral length veil.


We were so delighted to receive our beautiful Bride Aisling’s wedding pictures and couldn’t wait to show them off. Aisling’s wedding took place abroad which guaranteed both beautiful weather and high temperatures, so her wedding gown needed to be stylish, but comfortable to wear, Aisling choose a Sue Pearce Couture (stocked exclusively at Bella Bleu) mikado silk halter-neck gown, with a split at the front, which was light and comfortable to wear while also looking chic. Aisling beautifully accessorized her wedding dress with a gorgeous art nouveau belt, which beautifully complimented the clean lines of her dress.


Some stunning shots of one of our favourite Bella Bleu bride’s Carrie, taken on her big day, just an absolutely beautiful bride Xxx Carrie wanted something fun and edgy for her wedding day, so that she could enjoy it to the fullest, this quirky polka dot dress was perfect, wit its fun high low skirt and funky collar – a fun dress for a fun bride Xxx



Our gorgeous Bella Bleu Brides Sarah wearing a classic 1950’s inspired vintage reproduction Tea-length wedding gown. Sarah knew exactly the look she wanted, a simple tea length, elegant dress for her big day and she absolutely wowed in it.  And we love her beautiful pop of colour with her orange daisies. Love it Xxx


Thank you to our lovely bride Niamh for sending us this gorgeous photo by @emmajervisphoto of her gorgeous @charlottemillsshoes bridal shoes from Bella Bleu Xxx


What a brilliant way to start off our weekend with some real bride photographs from the gorgeous Mary, who absolutely rocked her wedding last week in her Bella Bleu skirt and top from the Dress She Wore Collection, and bespoke headpiece made by our fair hands here at the boutique. We love how she made it her own with the intricate collar detail. We are loving this look Xxx Gorgeous Photos thanks to Laura and Benny Photography


At Bella Bleu we really do have the most beautiful brides  We are in love with the gorgeous Rachel’s look from her wedding this weekend, with her one of a kind Sue Pearce wedding gown, exclusively at Bella Bleu! What a show stopper


A very special bride to us at Bella Bleu, we loved Kim’s gorgeous vintage 1960’s chiffon wedding dress. The long sleeves were perfect for a wintry February wedding in Ireland. The pearl decorated cuffs and neckline were a dream finish to such an elegant look. Kim was dressed head to toe by Bella Bleu from her lovely ivory suede Rachel Simpson heels, to her traditional two tiered veil and handmade ivory and pearl lace comb. How beautiful is that winter sky, divine pictures Xxx


We were so delighted to receive theses stunning images from our beautiful bride Martina. Wearing her gorgeous Leanne Marshall wedding gown, love the romantic tulle chiffon skirt and intricate gold detailing, complimented by her beautiful gold head piece and stunning red hair. So beautiful Xxx


A sneak peak at our gorgeous bride Colleen, who looked absolutely breathtaking in our Sabina Motasem Josephine gown, exclusive stockist in Ireland wow Xxx



We are in love with this beautiful, ethereal photo of our gorgeous bride Lorraine on her wedding day, Lorraine stunned in her original 1970’s vintage wedding gown and feather headpiece all from Bella Bleu  Xxx


We are so excited to share some fabulous pictures from our real vintage bride Loraine. Loraine looks the epitome of Vintage Glamour in her stunning 1940’s Gown, which was discovered by our buying team in the vibrant city of New Orleans. Loraine’s stunning 1940s wedding dress was perfectly matched with her gorgeous headpiece and accessories which the super talented bride made herself, and the look completed with a bold red lip. Wow, we love it Xxx As well as making her own accessories the lovely Loraine made her paper flower bouquet as well as all the bridesmaids accessories, Check out www.lovevintagefascinators.com.

where Loraine is a head-wear designer. Xxx
photos – Darragh Mason Field,
Make Up – Patrice Rice
Hair- Sandra Lawlor


Nothing makes us happier at Bella Bleu then seeing our beautiful Bella Bleu Brides on their big day rocking there Bella Bleu dresses. And our beautiful bride Angela is the epitome of glamour in her unique vintage bridal gown, which she wore on her big day late last December. Xxx


We were so thrilled to receive the gorgeous Bella Bleu Bride, Ruth’s fabulous wedding photos, from her lovely wedding which took place earlier this summer, Ruth has wowed us in her top to toe Bella Bleu look, from her vintage inspired tea length gown with lace bolero, beautiful blue Lulu shoes from the always fabulous Rachel Simpson collection and to finish her 1950’s look Ruth wore a handmade (by our fair hands, in our little studio) a crystal and pearl birdcage. We are in awe of this look Xxx.


We are small boutique in the heart of Cork City but our brides come from far and wide, we were honoured to dress our beautiful french bride Margaux, for her September wedding in a little village in the South of France, how gorgeous does Margaux look in her vintage lace tiered gown, teamed perfectly with a single tier ivory tulle veil and finishing touch of her ‘something blue’ shoes (all from Bella Bleu)- and that scenery – In love  Xxx



How gorgeous does our beautiful bride Aisling look in her one of a kind Bella Bleu headpiece, she wore to her wedding recently. The perfect finishing touch Xxx


Our stunning bride Catherine’s wedding took place in the historical Aula Maxima building, Catherine’s wedding was effortless elegance from start to finish, Her beautiful bespoke Sabina Motasem Gown, elusively stocked here at Bella Bleu exudes city chic and timeless grace.

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We had been eagerly awaiting our bride Michelle’s stunning wedding day photographs from her wedding abroad which took place in September. Michelle absolutely wowed in her custom-made dress which combines the glamourous sweetheart neckline and a fun 1950’s polka dot tulle skirt. Check out her bespoke headpiece, which was also made by our fair hands at Bella Bleu Xxx  View all photos


WE Loved the gorgeous Kyrstle 1950’s inspired wedding look, from her red lip to her kitten heels. Kyrstle’s bespoke vintage inspired tea length gown with a fun polka dot tulle skirt and straps from Bella Bleu Xxx

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So happy to see the lovely bella bleu bride Sandra’s fun wedding photos!! Sandra wore one of our gorgeous off the shoulder tea-length vintage inspired gowns with a  handmade birdcage made with love in our studio. We love the the floral bridesmaids dresses too Xxx

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Audrey Hepburn had some serious competition from our beautiful Bella Bleu Bride Angie on her big day this Autumn. We are loving her look, a Bella Bleu bride from her one of a kind head piece to her Audrey inspired dress to her fab pumps matching her sash. Xxx


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How gorgeous is our Bella Bleu bride Sarah, who said I do over the weekend. We are loving her classic ballerina look and check out those shoes. Both from Bella Bleu Xxx



The beautiful Johanne in her custom made Wedding gown from Bella Bleu, we are in awe of the classic lines and feminine flair this dress has, so beautiful Xxx

Her Words:

I recently got my wedding dress here and could not recommend them highly enough!. I fell in love with a dress and wanted a few minor changes to personalise it which were absolutely no problem at all. Lucy and Kate were a dream to deal with and really made the whole process easy and very enjoyable for me. Thanks a million girls!



How gorgeous does our bride Holly look for her winter wedding , we are loving her vintage inspired style, tea length gown and belt from Bella Bleu Xxx



We love Elaine’s gorgeous vintage inspired look, a great mix of fun polka dot and classic satin a-line skirt Xxx


We are blown away by our stunning Bella Bleu Bride Claire’s wedding photos, Wow, in love with her 1920’s inspired wedding gown with finger tip veil, Check out that slit


What a beautiful bride. We re loving these gorgeous images of our lovely bride Mags, on her big day looking so beautiful in her vintage inspired Pauline gown. Check out those shoes Xxx



How Beautiful is our gorgeous bride Eilish look on her wedding day?? So timeless and elegant. She is absolutely stunning in her unique Vintage Dress bought at Bella Bleu Xxx


Check out our gorgeous Bella Bleu Bride Joanne, looking absolutely stunning in her Caroline Atelier Gown and one of a kind head piece made here at Bella Bleu Xxx


A little sneak peak at our gorgeous bride Belinda looking the epitome of Audrey Hepburn Glamour for her big day earlier this summer. And loving her gorgeous Rachel Simpson Silver Sandals too Xxx


Possibly our wildest and bubbliest bride yet, Lucinda rocked her 1950’s reproduction tea length wedding dress from our very own ‘The Dress she wore’ label. Not only did Lucinda absolutely wow at her beautiful country castle wedding but then went on to ‘Trash the Dress’ for a very worthy cause, Crumlin’s Childrens hospital and bar a little muck the dress survived in one piece. Even after going ’10 rounds’, ‘milking the cows’, ‘taking out the trash’ and so much more. Check out the link below to see more of Lucinda’s fundraising antics, or even to make a donation.


Check out the Fabulous Kate in her 1970’s Vintage gown, fully beaded with a racer neckline and side slit. One of two vintage looks that this bride wowed in this Summer. Kate wanted something different and we think she absolutely nailed it in! Steering away from the traditional, while still creating the bridal wow factor. Love it!!


Something Old, Something Bleu…. Our gorgeous Bride Una is ticking all the boxes with her one of a kind 1950’s vintage blue lace tea length wedding dress. We do love to see something a bit different here at Bella bleu and Una is rocking it with her finishing touches of an ivory shoulder length veil. “Married in Blue, Love Ever True”


Ciara looked every inch the blushing bride in her beautiful Leanne Marshall designed gown. A simple yet elegant look that is both timeless and classic, romantic and bohemian. Absolutely stunning.
Her Words :
I cannot rave enough about Lucy and Kate. Lucy can update not have been more helpful and cheerful. I loved the whole bella bleu experience. Thank you ♡


We are loving Janette’s simple and under stated wedding look. She is rocking her gorgeous bias cut silk crepe Lara Hannah wedding gown. We love how she accessorized her dress with that gorgeous vintage embellishment around her neck and shoulders complimenting the low back. The look is completed by a single tiered ivory tulle veil. All from Bella Bleu Xxx


Check our glamourous bride Amy who customised her Karen Willis Holmes wedding gown to create a unique look to suit her. Amy had the capped sleeves and illusion back removed to create a plunge back hollywood style gown in all it’s shimmering glory. Check out the fab bridesmaid’s dresses by Amity, such a beautiful colour range.


Our beautiful bride Aileen’s love of history and all things vintage came through beautifully on her big day. Every aspect of Aileen’s 1950’s style wedding was carefully thought out. From the historical Honan Chapel in UCC to the old Hollywood decor of the venue. Aileen’s dress comes from our in house label the Dress She Wore’ and is called Margaret, and compliments the vintage style. This Dress She Wore Brand use original vintage partterns which are modernised for todays bride  The vintage feel is carried through every element from the Vintage Nissan Figaro to the red lip and cat eye make up of the bride and bridesmaids. Fabulous!!!