Friday, 6 February 2015

The Little Pearl Bridal Boutique - Diana Meets Charlotte Balbier!

It’s only a few weeks until we open the doors of our gorgeous boutique and we’ve been busy sending out our launch invitations and taking bookings from brides to be!  So exciting that we are filling up the diary!

We’ve also had the pleasure of attending one of our designers training days at their head office this week - Charlotte Balbier.  It was such a fantastic day!  We certainly were treated to lots of lovely things and given so much valuable advice.  We can’t wait to get started now!  I thought it would be lovely to share with you all a bit more about Charlotte Balbier and her gorgeous collection.

The Charlotte Balbier brand was established in 2003 by Charlotte, who was born into bridal to the award winning British designer Amanda Wyatt, who’s parents also ran a highly successful bridal empire through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. With this bridal Heritage spanning over 50 years it was inevitable Charlotte would follow their path into bridal fashion.
Working both in fashion and film Charlotte had a passion for all things feminine and bridal but wanted to create something special for the modern bride of today. Over the last decade Charlotte has designed and created gowns for brides all over the world, a Charlotte Balbier bride is a free spirit who is confident in both her fashion and bridal style and who is not afraid to show her feminine side and express her personality through her wedding gown.

All Balbier gowns are beautifully made with the finest fabrics and workman ship.  The laces are all French laces and the crystal beading is Swarovski all because the quality is the best there is and ensure the gowns look and feel amazing.  Many of the laces are exclusive to Charlotte Balbier and they often search out unusual fabrics.  All their gowns are cut and finished by hand so you can imagine how long it takes to bead these stunning gowns!

Charlotte’s inspiration and passion for what she does comes from so many different elements, from walks with her dog Buster Bear to inspiration from her brides, particular at Designer Days (watch this space for one at The Little Pearl!).  Charlotte listens to what brides want from gowns and how it makes them feel.  This is just as important as how it looks.  Charlotte is also a keen follower of fashion and loves to indulge in fabulous clothes!

Charlotte loves to hear from brides themselves if they have any questions to ask and many Balbier Brides share their wedding journeys and pictures from their special day.  Make sure you follow Charlotte over on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for lots of fabulous wedding inspiration!

This award winning brand is now one of the U.K’s leading British designer brands and we are absolutely thrilled to be one of Charlottes exclusive stockists.  
I’ll be sharing stories on all of our designers on the lead up to our opening so make sure you pop back for a read!xx

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