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.
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 🙂
It has been over a year since we met each other and i can hardly make through this time without you. Thank you for helping me choose this mind-blowing dress, for providing me up to date information, for encouraging me to be the bride and the person i want to be. , for calming me down, and for tipping me up.
i enjoyed so much simply talking to you, not only as a client, more as a friend. You are a professional and welcoming, more impressively, sweet, nice, considerable and patient person. I am the luckiest bride ever!
please share the wedding photos with us, i trust your photos choice and know the blog about our wedding will be amazing! and you can also share our wedding video with your brides.
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.