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DePaor Designs

Unit E 10B Network Enterprise Park, Kilcoole, Wicklow
Reviews (8) 5/5
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Congratulations to Becky Hanney -- winner of the bridesmaid's dress at De Paor's sample sale!

Enjoyable, relaxed, memorable and fun -- these are some of the words used by some of our fabulous brides to describe their experience at De Paor Designs. 

With three unique collections designed by Gay dePaor, brides have great choice in styles and fabrics. 

Classic Lace Collection -- These are beautiful traditional style gowns using structured style lines and boning to enhance the figure. Lace predominates complimented by beautiful silk dupion and satin.

Timeless Collection -- this collection of elegant gowns feature soft fluid silk crepe, chiffon, satin crepe and georgette teamed with touches of beading, crystal and delicate laces. Using bias and circular skirts these gowns exude femininity as they move naturally with the body. 

Eliza Collection -- Our fabulous collection of vintage tea-length dresses takes it's inspiration from the 40's, 50's and 60's.-- full swing skirts, tulle petticoats and synched waistlines! These styles are comfortable and fun to wear and look amazing with birdcage veils.

As all our wedding gowns are made to measure brides can mix and match the styles to suit themselves or include their own individual ideas.

We also cater for bridesmaids with the BariJay and Christina Wu labels. These are available in a great selection of colours and sizes . 


8 reviews
Quality of service4.9/5
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As a mature bride I was looking for a dress with a difference and Gay's exquisite designs immediately stood out for me during a very long online search. Travelling from Galway for fittings was a mission but every mile was worth it. Gay could not have been more helpful and accommodating. She was reassuring and encouraged me to wear her beautiful creation with confidence. She was utterly professional and I thoroughly enjoyed each fitting, seeing the progress as the dress took shape. Gay's design included fabulous lace on the skirt, beading on the crushed velvet bodice, roses as a detail on the back, covered satin buttons, a pair of gorgeous hand- made gloves and she added a cute birdcage veil and beaded headdress to complete the outfit. It was stunning and caused a sensation at the wedding. My dear husband was completely overwhelmed when he saw me so I know Gay had created something truly special. I felt absolutely fabulous and can't thank her enough for her expertise and warmth throughout the whole experience. I will certainly be recommending her to anyone getting married.
Response from DePaor Designs
H Paula, THank you for your very kind words. I am delighted that everybody loved your dress and it was a pleasure to deal with you. Best wishes for the future, Gay
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Gay was amazing to deal with from the start, she made my dream dress!!! there was no hassle and she was so patient and understanding. I would never hesitate to send anyone to her. She's brilliant :)
Response from DePaor Designs
Many thanks, Louise. Hope you had a fantastic day. Best wishes, Gay
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Gay was a pleasure to work with to design my perfect wedding dress! The whole experience was relaxed and professional. She has a great selection of vintage and unique dresses to pick your perfect style. I loved my dress and looked simply stunning in the photos. Thank you!
Response from DePaor Designs
Delighted you loved your dress, Jean. Really enjoyed designing it for you. Regards, Gay
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Cannot recommend DePaor Designs highly enough. Gay is a complete professional with a wide range of absolutely beautiful gowns to suit all styles and at very reasonable prices. She is so pleasant and accommodating and my fittings were always fun, enjoyable occasions - completely relaxed, never rushed. My wedding dress was absolutely perfect for me - I would not have changed a thing about it. Brides-to-be, make sure you pay a visit to DePaor Designs!
Response from DePaor Designs
Hi Darina, loved designing you dress and really enjoyed looking at the fab pics from you day. Thanks a mil for your lovely review!
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Gay is an absolute professional at what she does and was such a pleasure to deal with. From the moment I met Gay in her studio and tried on a selection of dresses, I knew that she would make me the dress of my dreams. My search was over for the perfect tea length dress. She designed the most beautiful bespoke dress for me which was the talk of the day among guests. I would have absolutely no hesitation at recommending Gay to any future bride.
Response from DePaor Designs
Hi Aine. Thank you so much. Loved your dress and your photos were amazing
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I don't think there's enough words to describe Gay and the wonderful dresses she creates for her brides. Gay had made my debs dress and after doing the mandatory dress shopping day in town and gaining no inspiration it felt only right to return to Gay for my perfect dress. Gay has such a knowledge of shapes and styles to suit every bride and I was at ease from the moment I walked into her studio. She listened to my ideas, my likes and dislikes and created my ultimate dream dress. I will never be able to thank her enough, her attention to detail and general advice will stay with me forever. If you are looking for a truly bespoke, unique and made to measure dress you cannot go wrong with De Paor Designs. Thank you for making my dream dress and headpiece a reality.
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I bought my wedding dress with Gay last year. I picked the dress back in 2013 and I went back to her in 2014 to order my wedding dress. From the beginning Gay was really helpful and professional. Gay knows what styles suit ladies body shapes and sizes and was brilliant at recommending dresses. I chose a 50's style tea length dress and it was so comfortable to wear on the day and if it was possible I would wear it again! I would recommend Gay to any future brides to be. It was an enjoyable experience from choosing the dress to collecting it when it was finished and wearing it on my wedding day.
Response from DePaor Designs
Many thanks for your lovely review, Fiona. You looked fab on your big day!
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I found Gay at De Paor Designs a delight to deal with, I wore one of her tea length gowns for my wedding day. She was very helpful and professional to deal with. My dress was exactly what I asked for and it was so comfortable to wear and reasonably priced. I had in mind a vintage style gown when planning our wedding and I saw Gays designs in the Irish Wedding Diary magazine and as soon as I saw them I knew she was the lady to make my dress, her designs were so eye catching. I did a number of fittings to ensure that the gown was made to my measurements and it was the most comfortable dress to wear. I even had her make my baby's christening gown recently which was another beautiful design. I would definitely recommend her work to future brides.
Response from DePaor Designs
Thanks a mil for your lovely review, Lesley. Loved designing both the dresses!
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