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.
Just have a look at our delicate bride Sophie, who got married this year, in July at magnificent venue Portes des Iris, in Vullierons.
Sophie choose a classic, elegant and timeless style dress called Marylin by our very admired designer, Augusta Jones. We slightly changed the neckline, and really gave the personal touch to Sophie’s gown choice, by making the strapless gown, using a lovely satin duchess to make the bodice, and soft, floaty silk organsa skirt to give a romantic, light and airy overall look.
As you can see on the images, the wedding theme was soft, blush and pastel colours, and Jenia Sanguinetti, one of the most amazing wedding photographers ever, made some really fabulous pictures during the famous golden hour, so much loved by many photographers.
We love the final look and are very happy to be able to share yet one more of our lovely, happy Belle en Blanc brides of 2015 🙂
Our stunning and stylish bride Charlotte got married on the lovely sunny afternoon in Suisse countryside. the wedding is a pure fairy-tale for any boho loving bride. We are so grateful for these amazing photos by Blancoco photography.
Real bride Brittany wearing bohemian style dress by ANNA KARA
« I’ll tell you a secret! When we are expat like me, one of our best friend to find good addresses is « google ».
After a short journey on it, the boutique Belle en Blanc became obvious. Indeed, after browsing all the laudatory testimonies, the pictures of the dresses, getting more beautiful one after the other, I have clearly made my choice. This is going to be my first Lausanne address and also the last.
Completely charmed, I sent an email and received directly an answer back to book an appointment. The first and good feeling was confirmed.
Welcomed by Olga, the owner, I discover a place dedicated to the bride: an elegant and feminine decoration which highlights so perfectly all the choices of the gowns from various designer and the fitting room, but more over, the splendid view of the lake and the alps, have made of this boutique the choice of my heart, really. Just need to find my dress now.
However, I have to wait a bit more as Olga is first asking me a few questions about the style of the wedding and my wishes for clothing. I want to have a dress in ivory, which is unique and reflects a bit of fancy tones, as well as rustic and bohemian, which is Kelley and I whish for the day.
Equiped with these details, Olga selects a few gowns. The fabulous adventure of trying dresses has now started. Olga leaves me some space to take time and to look at myself in the mirror and also tries to identify what I like or dislike in each gown. They are all beautiful, but I still can’t feel the “wooow” effect.
Nevertheless, I am still on my cloud and comes the last gown to try, which is the dress from a polish designer, Anna Kara. By just looking at it, I directly notice the difference: the ivory colour is more obvious and its main fabric, which is in tulle, is simply splendid. It gives the rustic aspect I was looking for. I try it on with a lot of excitement. Olga has barely finished to close the last button of the back, that I spontaneously say “I love IT”. It is the one for sure, this is the one I am going to wear at my wedding. The dress is moreover comfortable; I can even move and dance. Olga is as well convinced; she noticed my switch of expression and posture. I just became at one with the dress.
Even though Olga is professional in her advices, she knows as well how to take time to celebrate happy times. She then offers me a glass of champagne to cherish and memorise this moment full of emotions.
Then, she takes my size in order to make the dress bespoke and to wear it fitted. She assures me that the dress will be delivered on time, as she chooses her designer not only for the quality of their designs and fabrics, but also for their reactivity and respect of deadlines.
Indeed, three months later, Belle en Blanc calls me to try MY dress. It is just a delight to discover it again and we proceed to small adjustments. A week later, it is with my precious dress that I embark on a plane to the USA, where I get to celebrate my wedding. On the day, I felt like a real princess and my husband compared me with a Greek goddess. He also found “us” (the dress and me) beautiful! Enjoy! »
I hope you are doing well. This email to tell you how the wedding of my son went so well. Everything was perfect, I will keep the memory of this beautiful day in my heart forever.
My stunning dress made everybody unanimous and I received a lot of compliments. I think I must have quoted your boutique more than a hundred times.
Here are some pictures (while waiting for the professional ones)
Thank you again for your kindness and professionalism.
It’s already our 4th Birthday!! How quickly time passes by… I remember as yesterday the big rush and excitement before the official opening of the boutique Belle en Blanc on the 16th of November 2011. We had so much success since, and just so many amazing brides, guests, new friendship formed, and network booming!The past 4 years have been a lot of hard work, endless hours spend on research, PR, marketing, bridal markets, and all whilst also becoming a mother! I really don’t know how i managed to pull it all together, but it is certainly my biggest passion, and i can’t imagine doing anything else!
Just to remind you all how it went, i enclose a few photos of our fabulous artist Tony Kunz who captured the essence of the opening night and the beauty of our gowns, and models who presented the catwalk for the guests.
We have dresses over 500 glamorous brides since that day, and the boutique hosted some of the most recognized bridal designers.
However, we have changed our focus and went from all-British to more internationally based designers. Being Polish myself, i am thrilled to announce that we have been very successfully working with a Cracow based polish designer, ANNA KARA, and her collection is just out of this world! think stunning delicate laces, open backs, floaty fabrics, which give a floaty, fresh, bohemian bridal look.
We have introduced also Israelian desinger RIKI DALAL HAUTE COUTURE, and the dresses are designed for sexy, confident and certainly a very fit bride 🙂 Low backs, open sides, very plunging necklines, and most exquisite lace combinations possible. This collection is not to be missed!
Additionally to that we are of course still very happy to be continuing with amazing AUGUSTA JONES, whose collection has been the biggest hit since the opening of the boutique, with one year only we have had 50 happy Augusta Jones brides! A record for any of our designers, and well deserved as Augusta’s dresses are perfectly cut, with very interesting combination of moder, classic and a little touch of sexy look, giving our brides a dream body and feminine style they love so much.
Today we are so thrilled to introduce to you another happy Belle en Blanc bride, Manon, who got married in May 2015, in the region of Neuchatel.
When i met Manon, we immediately had a very good connection, and very quickly found the dream gown she was looking for, although didn’t realise that Anita is going to be The One. Manon came accompagnied by her 2 sisters and the most warm, charming and loving grandmother any girl can dream off.
We met again two weeks after to confirm the choice, but the heart wants what the heart wants, and Anita was the obvious winner and the only choice really. Manon looked and felt amazing on her wedding day, and the famous now dress by Augusta Jones really enhances her feminine shape, whilst keeping the overall bridal look effortlessly elegant to fit her bohemian style, romantic wedding 🙂
Have a look for yourself. I send my big kiss to Manon and her bridesmaids, who also were tremendously stylish, wearing our collection of multi-wrap bridesmaids gowns in Mint colour.