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.
Not so long ago we were styling our beautiful Brazilian bride Thais for her wedding, at least this is what we thougth!! This not so long ago was in fact in early 2013, and when we heard back from Thais to help style her sister’s wedding, we realised, once again, just how quickly time passes!
Thais wore a understated silk mousseline floaty and sophisticated gown “Bacal” by Stephanie Allin, and we styled it with Caroline Castigliano sparkly belt. Stephanie Browne, our most appreciated bijoux desinger, offered to do a lovely bespoke headpiece with birdcage veil, and we polished the look with Diademe Bracelet and Diademe Earrings. The most stylish brides of Belle en Blanc choose either Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin stunning footwear for thier wedding day, and Thais opted for the latter, with gorgeous red bootoms, so recognisable! See how the entire wedding preparation and meticulous detailing came together to form the most wonderful day for her and Phil here
Our lovely Thais will come to see us in the boutique on Saturday, but we could’t help and share this wonderful video from her so very stylish and elegant wedding that took place in her home country, Briazi, on the 6th of July 2013.
We really love to hear back from you, our gorgeous brides, and there is really never too late to share your videos/photos with us here at Belle en Blanc,
hello there… we’ve been quiet, but extremely busy for past months, but we have some Very Special news and announcements to share with all our lovely brides who already got their dresses for next year, as well as all our future brides, who booked in for appointments. Shhhh…. you have to be a little patient, and let us finalise some details, but fits, we are uuber excited to share with you the results of our absolutely breathtaking Winter Wedding Inspiration Shoot we had a pleasure to participate some time ago.
One of our good friends, Lucie from Bliss Wedding and Events Designer, called in with this fantastic idea for winter wedding inspiration. We met, and things immediately started falling into place: the dress was a must to be this stunning Caroline Castilgiano “BeLoved” silk organza and handmade cotton beaded lace, with full skirt and stunning back detail! This was a perfect choice for the winter wedding celebration, and our brides love that gown- its a true stunner and show stopper not only for winter wedding.
We feel that with bridal season and fashion changing so quickly, this Winter Wedding Inspiration will truly show a lot of brides just how much fun and individuality you can create around winter season. The choice of beautiful hotels and locations is never ending in the Swiss Alps, and we, at Belle en Blanc have been seeing increasing number of ladies, who dont want a traditional summer wedding, and are opting for fun, white winter fun with cosy scenery of fireplace and very often Christmas ambiance in mountain locations!
The design of our inspiration shooting have been done by Lucie at Bliss, and Jennia from Jenia Sanguinetti photography couldn’t have done a better job with watchful eye and her camera lence catching up every single stunning detail of the setting, the dress, the bride herself, and all details that make up for unique and stylish wedding this one is! Big thanks to the Alpina Hotel and Spa in Gstaad for eagerly agreeing to our shooting. For any bride, this place is truly a bridal paradise 🙂