Weddings

Bella Mia Bridal

Hamilton, Ontario View map

About

Where the Magic happens!

Located right in the heart of Hamilton in the art and dining district , at 185 James St.,N., Bella Mia has been serving brides and their families for over 5 years. With over a combined 20 years of experience in the bridal industry, Anna and her daughter Olivia have always believed that beauty comes in all sizes. Come experience the difference that Bella Mia Bridal offers in unique designs and atmosphere.

We look forward to meeting you in our enchanted bridal salon, where the magic happens!












Highlights

Clientele

Bride

Services

Alterations, appointments only, full customization

Items Offered

Bridal belts, customary attire, formal gowns, garters, hair accessories, jewellery, plus size gowns, sample gowns, veils

Bridal Gowns

$1000 - $2499, $2500 - $3999

More information

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?

Annually
Seasonally

What is your return policy?

Final sale

How do you price dress alterations?

By piece

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  • Riane
    Riane Getting married on 24/09/2022
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    Wonderful Experience

    I had an excellent experience at Bella Mia Bridal. Everyone was very kind, respectful, and patient. This is especially true for Mia who was so encouraging and made me feel comfortable throughout my visit and helped me find my dress!!
  • Olivia
    Olivia H. Married on 09/10/2021
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    Beautiful Gown

    The staff at Bella Mia are absolutely amazing! They helped me pick out the dress of my dreams. They are so friendly and down to earth and made purchasing my wedding dress very simple.
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    Shannon O. Married on 29/06/2019
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    Tailored to you!

    I went to so many boutiques but Bella Mia was such an amazing experience because their selection for curvier brides cannot be beat. I knew I wanted a dress with the works of lace and beading but in the states that was hard to come by a dress that would have both in my budget(Less than $1700 US), I found the perfect dress at Bella Mia and with the exchange rate in came in right at the budget. I love all things vintage and 1920s/30s/40's and I always envisioned a dress with a long romantic train, a sweetheart neckline, lace, beading, and longer romantic flutter sleeves. As you can imagine that is a tall order, its hard enough to find a dress you love, but finding a plus size one that comes close to what you pictured is really tough. Most of the boutiques I went to had very pretty dresses but they weren't built in a way where sleeves could be added (I hate my arms so this was a must for me). Anna and Olivia took that challenge in stride.They picked dresses that they knew could be altered in the way that I envisioned but had all the other elements I was looking for. I tried on 5 or 6 and the one I ended up picking was one I didn't think to try on but they thought I should try it on just in case and it ended up being the one!! (dress was Nellie by Martin Thornburg/ David Tutera) and they set me up with a pro in alterations who made me the flutter sleeves I have always wanted.They even had beautiful beaded fabric in the back that I bought to put on the sleeves to give me that 1940's glam. My guests at my wedding loved my dress and thought it was so me. I felt so lucky to have found the kind and patient ladies at Bella Mia who pretty much gave me the experience of making my own custom work of art at a price a normal girl could afford. I cannot say thank you enough to them!!
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    Stephanie B. Married on 15/06/2019
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    Fell in love with the staff here!

    They make you feel so comfortable! The first dress they brought me I bought!! I recommend Bella Mia to everyone!!
  • Ashleigh
    Ashleigh M. Married on 17/11/2018
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    Thank you Bella Mia Bridal, I had an amazing experience at your shop on Friday evening. It was the first day of your 50% off of 50% of your stock and I wanted to come in to figure out what fit my body and if there was any style I would be interested in to turn my moms dress into. I was greeted by Olivia and her friend from collage. Offered us water and great Disney tunes in the background. I got to first look around and pick a few dresses that I liked. Olivia helped me into them and I had two very good contenders. After that she went around the store and picked a bunch of different styles. Alot of them didn't look great but it helped me zoom in on the contenders. I was at the point of this journey were I felt like I was at a cross-road, I loved the unique and beautiful dress that was on me but was still worried what my mom would think. They were not able to make it (due to living far away) and I said "if only I could facetime them" Olivia spoke up and said " wait we have an ipad" So my parents got to see how much this dress represented me, helped me pick out and a hair piece, and at the last moment Anna the owner came out with a bow that is part of the dress and that just sealed the deal. I cannot thank you ladies enough. this was the best shopping experience of my life.

    Bella Mia Bridal's reply:

    Thank you for your comment. I am not sure we received pictures for your day. We would to see them and especially the bow!!
  • Rachel
    Rachel M. Married on 25/11/2017
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    My experience with Bella Mia Bridal was amazing! Absolutely perfect from start to finish. They had so many dresses to choose from and i felt so comfortable as they all fit my body and made me feel beautiful. Anna and Olivia provide the utmost quality of service with attention to every detail. The dress came in earlier than they expected. They are so wonderful and cater their salon to make everyone feel like a princess. They felt like family by the end of the process and i was so happy with my whole experience from start to finish. Thank you for making me feel like a queen!

    Bella Mia Bridal's reply:

    Hi Rachel,
    Thank you for your kind words. You looked beautiful. Cant wait for the pictures. You know you will always feel like family to us.
    Anna and Olivia
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    Samantha E. Married on 28/08/2021
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    Amazing! Don't shop anywhere else!

    I have now shopped at 6 different bridal boutiques and this was by far my best experience. The staff are so knowledgeable and attentive and the way they clip and pin the dresses so you can actually see what they will look like in your size is amazing. I also want to add that I did not know that this store specifically catered to plus size brides, and I am not plus sized but I still found the perfect dress there and was able to picture what it would look like when ordered in my size.

    The consultants were amazing and I felt like they were really listening to everything I liked and disliked about each dress I tried on until they found the perfect one. There selection was fantastic, and then when I mentioned there were a few things I would change about the dress, they were completely onboard and got their pins out to show me what their alterations expert could do and I fell in love.

    I was to buy my dress here just because the experience was so amazing, that and they helped me find THE PERFECT DRESS.

    I literally cannot say enough good things about the appointment I had here.
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    Jonna Married on 30/10/2020
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    So happy with my dress

    Bella Mia was the second place I went for my wedding dress

    I bought that day! I loved the staff.
    I went between two dresses about 6 times and they were so calm and made me comfortable.

    I can’t wait for the fitting process

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    Amanda M. Married on 21/09/2019
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    Professional, fun to work wity

    If your not buying your dress from Bella Mia then youre crazy!! Anna and her team are AMAZING!! They made you feel like family and are just wonderful people all around. Being a plus size bride doesn’t matter to them and they made you feel more beautiful then ever!! I wish I could do my wedding over again just so have another wedding dress shopping experience at Bella Mia!!
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    Wendy W. Married on 22/06/2019
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    I found my wedding dress!

    I had a wonderful experience at Bella Mia Bridal. Anna was very caring and sincere. I had been at other bridal stores and was surprised to find very few plus sizes. One bridal store continually tried to upsell me and I pretty much had to guess what I would look like while trying on very small dresses! The dress I chose at Bella Mia fit me perfectly - I won't even have to wear Shapewear! It also came under budget - the dresses are reasonably priced. It is terrific to find a store and staff that caters to plus-size brides! Thank you Anna! Looking forward to my wedding dress (and my wedding of course)!
    Wendy W.

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Bella Mia Bridal Real Weddings

  • Olivia & Jon
    7 Photos · 09/Oct/2021
  • Chere & Steve
    33 Photos · 03/Oct/2020
  • Stephanie & Patrick
    7 Photos · 15/Jun/2019
  • Sameera & Tom
    44 Photos · 14/Oct/2018

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185 James St. North L8R 2K9 Hamilton (Ontario)

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