Welcome to our world!

Since opening Bellissima Weddings in 2001, our mission has always been to deliver beautiful wedding dresses to happy brides by means of fabulous customer service. 

In these last 15 years, this simple approach, along with a genuine and honest desire to do things in the right way, has allowed us repeatedly to grow and expand to our current 3000 sq ft of showrooms, and has produced many thousands of happy ‘Bellissima’ brides. Bellissima, if you didn’t know already, is Italian for “very beautiful”. 

Of course, one owner having had a background in hospitality, Italian fashion and bridal modelling, together with a manager who has worked with high-end International fashion and personal shopping, and a team of passionate customer-focused consultants certainly helps as well! This same lovely group of ladies works tirelessly to ensure that Bellissima Weddings stays not only at the top of the list of the industry’s most respected names, but also in the hearts of all their customers. In the course of all this trailblazing, we’ve won several awards including Best customer service and the ‘Oscar’ of bridal retailing, Bridal Buyers Best Bridal Retailer.

Our selection of designer gowns cover a wide range of styles, from that latest trend to more classic, timeless looks, and we work closely with our designers to ensure that Bellissima Weddings can offer the very best in terms of quality and price. Our Essex Price Match promise (terms and conditions apply) ensures that our customers can shop with us knowing that they are getting the very best value possible.

Understanding that there’s a lot to think about when you’re planning your wedding means that our whole team will look after you from the beginning so you can just enjoy the process of choosing and fitting that very special dress. Our in-house fitting service eliminates the need to worry about how your wedding gown will fit when you say ‘I do’. We’ll even cabin box it for you if you’re marrying abroad, and clean and repair it once you’re back from the honeymoon.

As Bellissima has grown, so has our network of trusted professionals, make up artists, hair dressers, photographers, men’s suiting, event dressing and car hire – our lovely friends have it all covered. Each supplier has been featured in our shop blog, so please check out their details if you’d like to check them out.

Over the years, we’ve dressed several celebrities, been presented to royalty, and received numerous awards and accolades, but it’s the smile of a happy bride that means the most to us. You can read more about just what they have to say about us HERE…

So that’s us in a nutshell. Now you know you can just relax, because you’re in the safest possible hands – thousands of brides have found their perfect wedding dresses at Bellissima Weddings, and we’d love to help you do so, too!

We have always loved an award ceremony! Why wouldn’t you?! We have have been very privileged to have won a few too along the way which makes the night even better! If you would like to read about some of our awards and achievements (brushes her shoulders off!) please visit our Awards post where you will see recognitions from Bridal Buyer, the RBA & you’ll find out just how many times we won top retailer by Enzoani! Its worth a read! 

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