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.
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 🙂