McElhinneys Department store in Ballybofey, are delighted to finally reveal that Ireland’s most stylish and successful beauty and fashion blogger Suzanne Jackson (SoSueMe) was indeed a McElhinneys Bride.

Suzanne took everyone’s breath away today in her bespoke Hayley Paige princess style dress as she glided down the aisle to her handsome husband-to-be Dylan O’Connor.

McElhinney’s Bridalrooms worked very closely with Suzanne and the wonderful American designer Hayley Paige to make the wedding dress of her dreams!

Picture by Caroline Quinn.

With a luxurious lace detail bodice, hand-stitched pearls and full organza skirt Suzanne wowed her wedding guests and the fashion world today in Dublin for the much anticipated Irish celebrity wedding of the year.

Alongside the beautiful bride was Suzanne’s Mum Susan who also looked stunning and she too was dressed by McElhinneys in a soft dusky pink Fely Campo dress with matching gold baroque print jacket.



From a small apparel store opening in 1971, McElhinneys Department Store has evolved into one of the nation’s premier retailers for fashion and affordable luxury goods. As a family owned business they pride themselves on offering customers exactly what they need and want.

Employing 189 people and operating from a 90,000sq foot building, McElhinneys, Ballybofey is dedicated to offering the latest collections in womenswear, menswear, lingerie, beauty, bridal, footwear and much more. The team of buyers travel the globe to bring together a selection of handpicked brands that you simply will not find anywhere else. McElhinneys brand offering is unique amongst a world concession based retailing.

Housed as part of the award winning McElhinneys Department Store, the Bridal Rooms feature an extensive dress gallery, spacious reception area, five consultation rooms and an exquisite wedding dress showroom.

For most brides the anticipation of being in the wedding dress showroom is something they have dreamt of since they were little, surrounded by the most fabulous selection of designer wedding dresses in Ireland.

Designers include: Pronovias, Atelier Pronovias, Ronald Joyce, Hayley Paige, Justin Alexander, Maggie Sottero, Mori Lee, Art Couture, Eternity Bride and Special Day, with sizes 4 to 32 available to order.

Their collection caters for every style, size and budget whether it be a traditional church ceremony, a destination wedding, same sex marriage or a civil ceremony – you will find a wedding dress to suit.

Not only does McElhinneys exceed our expectations instore but it carries online with the amazing website dedicated to all things bridal, . Brides can browse through the collections viewing dresses in detail, creating their own personal wishlist helping the bride pull her theme together.

The team at McElhinneys Bridal Rooms are unique in their experience, knowledge and dedication and this is what truly makes the difference. From the moment a bride begins her journey they are with her every step of the way to ensure her dream becomes a reality. They are there to help the bride experience the McElhinneys Magic and they do this through offering honest advice, an ear to listen and a hand to hold. Magic is believing in yourself and in your dreams and that’s what McElhinneys Bridal Rooms delivers.

The last few years have been award winning times for McElhinneys and testament to their stature as one of the leading department stores in Ireland. Voted Best Independent Department Store in Ireland and UK 2015, Voted Top 30 Stores in Ireland 2016 by REI, Voted Best Buying Teams in Ireland and UK by Drapers plus Voted Best eCommerce website 2015 by REI.

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Featured image: Caroline Quinn