Hurray! Our beautiful new summer issue is finally on shelves and we're kinda excited about it. Just look at her! Isn't she a beaut? And what's inside is even better. We could bang on about it all day, but you're busy bridies, so here are the top six reasons you NEED to dash out and get it right away...

1. You could win your wedding dress!

You heard that right - we're giving away a dreamy designer wedding dress of your choice from gorgeous new bridal boutique, The White & Gold. One lucky Confetti reader will visit the Cork boutique and choose from their stunning collections, which include Bo & Luca, Karen Willis Holmes, Tatyana Merenyuk and Maria Fekih wedding dresses, up to the value of €2,000. Amazing! Pick up the issue and get entering!

Karen Willis Holmes dress from The White & Gold Karen Willis Holmes dress from The White & Gold

The White & Gold bridal boutique Instagram: @thewhiteandgoldbridal

2. It's packed with beautiful bridal fashion

curvy wedding dresses ireland Photography: Lili Forberg | Styling: Carmel Daly | Hair: Roisin Malone | Makeup: Lara Ford

This issue, we're showcasing the country's best curvy bridal fashion. It's not just a beautiful bridal shoot either, we tell you where to shop for plus-size wedding dresses and what sizes each boutique stocks too - handy!

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We're also serving up a generous portion of gorgeous shoes, brilliant bridal bags, new season bridesmaids dresses and great groomswear.

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And don't miss our Bridal Boutique Guide, if you're shopping for your dream wedding dress.

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3. Serious decor inspo!

DIY marquee light for wedding DIY marquee light by Joanne Condon

How gorgeous is this? And the great news is, you can make it yourself! Joanne Codon is back with another nifty DIY and this one's probably our fave yet. Learn how to make this awesome marquee light for your own wedding, in just a few easy steps.

We also explore some seriously gorgeous wedding themes and colour schemes, as well as cute decor touches, cakes, flowers and stationery.

4. The most gorgeous real weddings

This issue has eight incredible homegrown real weddings and two stunning destination weddings in Italy and Portugal.

Real wedding mount druid Eimear and Shona's wedding by Katie Kav Photography

destination wedding in florence

Carrie and Conor's Florence wedding by Nay Photography

Powerscourt Estate real wedding Suzy and Joshua's Powerscourt Estate wedding by Eric Savo

5. It's a veritable planning party!

We've packed in lots of brilliant planning advice, including our ultimate guest list guide, a whopping 20 brand new and original hen party ideas, editor Laura's list of outdated wedding trends that need to go and photographer Lili Forberg's 'been there' advice for future brides.

6. Buckets of bridal beauty

This issue, we spoke to seven well known Irish ladies about finding makeup for their skin tones. They fill us in on the challenges, their hero brands and favourite products.


We also bring you up to date with beauty news, brilliant bridal blushes and our ultimate skin saviours.

The brand new summer issue is on shelves NOW - what are you waiting for?