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.
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!
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.
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.