Dear Readers, future brides and followers, it is with immense pleasure that I share with you the photos of our […]

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NAIK & SHAHIN, A REAL QUALITY SWISS WEDDING IN LAVAUX

Dear Readers, future brides and followers, it is with immense pleasure that I share with you the photos of our beautiful bride Naik.

 

This beautiful, full of joy and good vibes bride came to see us at Belle en Blanc in June to find her dream gown for the true Lavaux wedding in October of this year… She tried a few dresses only and immediately fell I love with beautifully crafted, delicate beaded lace dress by Augusta Jones. The dress, called Liz, was unique to our boutique in Switzerland, as Olga had it made by the designer to fit the style of our lovely Swiss brides.

Naik looked just breathtaking in “Liz” dress, with deep v-neck cut in front, very low and open back and a flattering fit and flair, feminine silhouette. The gentle touch of beads with lace made the whole look just dreamy.

When I received the photos (only 5 weeks after the wedding) I was truly touched and moved. I have never met the husband of Naik, Shahin, but I was totally blown away with the way Shahin looks at his bride.

Oh dear, these two have something really special going on…. Now, don’t get me wrong, of course they are young and some might say naïve, etc…. but when looking at their wedding pictures, I really had tears coming down… this couple just feels special and the way they look at each other, well, it just touches me!!

Have a look for yourselves and do put in comments below, do you also have the goosebumps looking at this couple?? L.O.V.E

patiently waiting for the woman of his life ..

love is in the air

don’t we just love men who can kiss this way?

awwwww

stunning..

they are totally destined to be together , true love

this look again…. we are melting 🙂

 

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BEAUTIFUL AUDREY IN WATTERS BLUSH ILLUSION GOWN

Today, with this first blog post of 2018, I hope to bring back some summer warmth to you all lovely brides of 2018 and share a few photos of inspiration from this lovely, late summer wedding in 2017.

I want to congratulate those of you who recently got engaged, and welcome you to this read. If you are getting married in 2018, there is plenty to choose form and with 1 blog per week coming this year, be sure not to miss, and visit us often. we will be sharing with you tons of inspiration form our real brides, and tell you all about latest trends, know-how and post a few stunning shootings we have in the pipeline! so stay curious, and stay connected 🙂

Our first very lovely bride to be featured on this blog is Audrey, and she totally fell in love with Watters illusion gown in blush hues, and lovely tulle skirt, with some intricate lace-like beading on the bodice.

The wedding took place in the green scenery of medieval castle Grandson, located between Lake Geneva and Neuchâtel, in canton Vaud.

The decoration was absolutely lovely, and kept in the neutral tones, the palette of white, gold, green and brown was chosen, to compliment the natural colours of scenery.  A touch of candlelight chosen to add ambience and romantism to the table setting for guests.

the choice of the delicate white roses, the olive tree branches and the gypsophila is very nature-based and adds warmth with keeping the wedding decor timeless.


and of course there was of love, hugs, smiles, kisses and beautiful moments for a very talented Julie to take a good amount of beautiful wedding pictures. Just as well, as we just adore sharing them with you dear readers.

the same theme of floral design is incorporated in to the bridal flowers and the bridesmaids too, with them having the flower crown and bracelets done ….. and just look at those details on the wedding dress, completely in love

the planner session at the beach,  shoes off , and lots and lots of love !

true love between this two lovely people 🙂

 

Lieu: Château de Grandson, Plage de Preveranges | Robe: Watters @belleenblanc_lausanne.  | Photo: Julie Rheme  | Bijoux: Belle en Blanc Lausanne

 

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STUNNING STEPHANIA IN RIKI DALAL

What a pleasure to share these gorgeous images of our beautiful bride Stephania who married her sweetheart in beautiful ceremony in Spain in 2016. We only just got the images, but as they say…. better late then never 🙂

Stephania opted for lavish lace gown with long sleeves and intricate details. The dress, as you can see fits our bride like a glove and she is simply a Vision!

The wedding reception was held at the venue with immense garden, lots of greenery and very natural feel to it. We love the lines of hortensias and the veils of plants hugging the building,  so romantic..

 

as you can see, these two are in mode “papparazzi” 🙂 the groom protecting his bride ..awwww

The photo session in the forest and during the warm glow of the sunset is just to die for, we truly adore the style of this couple, and I absolutely love the flower crown that Stephania chose for her hair. it goes very well with her look, and softens the daring feel of the dress !

Well, this photo just says it all really! LOVE IS IN THE AIR 🙂

lots of kissing and hugging, and truly a special moment during the photoshoot

and the fist dance is just THE STAR of the day 🙂

Such a pleasure to dress you Stephania, we adore the photos, you both look wonderful and we wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

 

Team Belle en Blanc Lausanne

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New Arrivals EVENING AND COCKTAIL GOWNS

 

Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne
Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne
Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne
Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne
Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne
Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne
Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne
Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne
Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne
Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne
Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne
Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne

Robe du Soir , Cocktail, Lausanne

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Beautiful Maira wearing Noya Bridal to her Winter Wonderland Wedding

Dear Readers, Lovely Brides,

I know its been soooo long since our last post… we have neglected our blog for some time, as we were so extremely busy at the boutique preparing all those lovely stylish brides for their summer 2017 weddings.

I am actually working from home today, as with this heat, its really difficult to keep going at the speed I’ve been working recently… so while my darling son Noah is sweetly enjoying his nap on our sofa, I am quickly grabbing the opportunity to share with you this amazingly beautiful, full of soft hues, and lovely details photo session that our glamorous bride, Maira, had after their wedding in March of this year.

Only a few photographers I know can deliver such magnificent job, and I am very proud to say that Mailys Fortune is just at the top of the game, and she is widely popular amongst our brides. just as well as with images as below, who can resist??

so, without further due, as I really have to get going, It is my immense pleasure to share with you those bubble of emotions photos to keep you perhaps a bit coller on this super hot summer afternoon 🙂

I promise, there will be plenty more of gorgeous images being posted from our brides, as pictures start flooding our mailbox, but I just need to find time to give them justice and actually publish on the blog with a few words of appreciation to all involved!

love you lots, keep smiling beauties and see you shortly soon *-*

xoxo

Olga

 

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CAROLINE CASTIGLIANO-HOW ITS MADE

We have just returned from our collection buying trip in London, where we have met with Caroline Castigliano personally in her beautiful Knightsbridge boutique. We had a lovely chat and saw some stunning gowns made by Caroline, but above all we discussed how her dresses are made to give the understated glamour, elegant and luxurious look that all brides want.

We noticed that in today’s bridal industry there is just so many cheap copies of beautifully crafted, handmade designers gowns, that for a future bride it might be difficult at first to spot the difference. Caroline uses finest silks and laces from worldwide known fabric designers, and it just makes all the difference combined with Caroline’s signature corsetry, which made her brand move to the top of bridal industry for decades now.

So, dear brides, please sit back and enjoy this video about craftsmanship behind your dressmaking at Caroline Castigliano.

 

Kisses to you all beautiful ladies,

Olga and Clara

 

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JENNY IN AUGUSTA JONES, AT PORTES DES IRIS, FAIRYTALE WEDDING

Once again we would love to congratulate our beautiful bride.

Jenny is a very discreet, adorable, pretty and warm person. During the appointments at the boutique, and after trying a good number of dresses with us, we found the one! the one that makes Jenny’s heart pop, her face smile and eyes shine a million stars 🙂

The final choice was a dress named ISLA from the collection of our British designer Augusta Jones. The soft mermaid dress, made of corded lace and decorated with soft sequins to bring some glow to the overall look. Our adorable couple got married in Autumn, almost winter month of October in breathtaking scenery of Pores des Iris, an old renovated farmhouse whit stunning gardens and lake view, near Morges and Lausanne.

We had a great pleasure to share these precious moments with our couple, and to add a touch of our help to their wedding.

Once again, a big congratulations and lots of happiness for your future!

Warmly,

Team Belle en Blanc

Photos by Christelle Naville

 

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A Venetian Romance

There are very few cities that are so filled with passion as Venice is.

Everything there – the canals, the piazzas, the views… – is all for to lovers and their passions.

We’re simply thrilled when our dear Mailys Fortune invited us to be part of this wedding extravaganza.

I mean, Italy, summertime, weddings…. what could be more perfect?

So let me guide you through the shoot!

We open in Venice…

Meet the groom, Jorge…

…and his bride (for the day), Flora!

Flora is wearing powder blue Rachel Simpson shoes!

 

 

 

 

 

She is wearing ELISA  from WATTERS…

And we’re loving the flower crown and bouquet combo!

…and here’s the groom carrying off his bride!

…the new family: bride, groom, and puppy!

…the puppy also carries a little bouquet!

…and the groom follows his bride! Happy bride, happy life!

And since it’s set in Venice, Gondolas were a must-have!

…the breathtaking moment of the kiss… and a new dress by RIKI DALAL

Don’t be fooled by the lace details! It’s actually just one piece that gives you a wonderfully contemporary crop top effect!

What a lovely mirror effect you get from the columns and arches!

…and a final “woof” from this friendly puppy whose humans JUST got married!

 

 

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Credits

ROMANCE IN VENICE

Photography: Maïlys Fortune & Gregory Batardon
Models: Flora Marchon & Jorge M. Oliveira
Event design: EMA Giangreco Weddings
Venue: Residence Palazzo Odoni
Floral Design: Fioreria San Rocco Eventi
Wedding dresses: Belle en Blanc
Bracelet: L’Atelier de Sylvie
Groom’s vest: Poil de Chameau

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5 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

#1: Shop nearby!

Choose a shop that’s is either conveniently located next to your work place or to your home. It’s not just about the purchase, it is also about the fittings and if you live in Lausanne, maybe it’s not convenient to fly all the time to London…

#2: Limit your number of visits

Ever heard of dress overdose? The brain can only handle a few options at a time, so do yourself a favor and limit it to one or two shops so you can use all your brain power in choosing dresses and not shops.

#3: Do your research and use event to your advantage

Keep an eye on your local boutique event’s and make sure you rsvp to all their sample sales, trunk shows and discount events. You never know when you can save money for your special day.

#4: Quality has a price

If your dream dress is from this year’s collection of a very well-known designer, don’t expect it to be discounted. Also, don’t expect to find quality on a very low price. Try to find a balance between price, quality and your dreams.

#5: Boutique Fees

More and more boutiques are charging clients for the appointments. It’s a way for them to better segment their clients and to give a value to the consulting service they provide. Good boutiques will refund this value when you order the dress and leave you feeling confident, happy and informed.

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STYLISH SADINA IN CUSTOM MADE “MEGAN” BY AUGUSTA JONES

When Sadina walk to the boutique, it was getting close to 17h and i was about to close for the day, and had home. But the enthusiasm and great energy that i felt from the bride and her sister and friends were so positive, that i decided to run the appointment anyway (a date with my husband will have to wait a bit longer…)

Sadina knew the boutique via her sister, who just got the job in the same building as Belle en Blanc, and as it turned out, they were all the way around Lausanne desperately looking for the dream dress, and in desperation her sister finally proposed coming to us. As it later turned out, the dream was just under the nose 🙂

We started the appointment with some very beautiful dresses, but Sadina wanted to have a very sexy, stylish dress. When we put on Megane by Augusta Jones the choice was the most natural and obvious  and also applauded by all parties immediately. We have found THE ONE, and Sadina looked absolutely stunning. One small tweak to the neckline to provide slightly more cleavage and the star was born.

When the dress arrived a few months later, and Sadina came to do her fitting, we had absolutely nothing to do as the dress fitted perfectly :)!

The big day arrived and the bride looked absolutely STUNNING!! We had to wait slightly longer then anticipated for the photos, but nonetheless the result is amazing, and it was worth the wait.

The wedding took place in Montreux in September 2015, and was photographed by Jessica Amber Photography.

Bride with her bridesmaids Montreux, Vaud
Bride with her bridesmaids Montreux, Vaud
Wedding Ceremony, bride arrives
Wedding Ceremony, bride arrives
Wedding ceremony Montreux
Wedding ceremony Montreux
Photo session wedding by the lake
Photo session wedding by the lake
Wedding day photography
Wedding day photography
BELLE EN BLANC LAUSANNE
BELLE EN BLANC LAUSANNE
Montreux wedding
Montreux wedding
Married couple by the Lake Geneva
Married couple by the Lake Geneva
Sadina wears backless Megane by Augusta Jones
Sadina wears backless Megane by Augusta Jones