I’m way over the top excited about this little blog post. Fabulous bridal designer Charlotte Balbier has announced her engagement to the love of her life Teddy Bedford. Having lived a real life ‘Sliding Doors’, growing up around the corner from each other, Charlotte and Teddy are now going to be busy making plans – quite possibly for a gorgeous winter wedding day.
It’s always big news when someone so popular in the wedding industry gets engaged… there’s a real buzz around Charlotte and Teddy’s engagement and we can’t wait to find out more about their plans over the next few months. This is far more exciting for me than any celeb weddings that might have happened in 2011!
Charlotte Balbier is at the forefront of UK bridal design, with her latest ‘Candy Kisses’ collection a dream of vintage inspired French lace, rose pinks and contemporary styles, slinky red carpet glamour and timeless elegance. I love Charlotte’s designs to bits – and I’m delighted that Charlotte has shared a little exclusive proposal story with English Wedding blog!
I asked Charlotte about Teddy’s proposal – and it’s one of the sweetest romantic proposal stories I’ve heard!
“The engagement was lovely, it was at home, just the 3 of us and a bottle (or 2) of Verve. Teddy got down on one knee and proposed, he started to cry and I got the giggles and then started crying too! He was going to take me to Claridges in London and do a big fancy weekend but I rumbled his plans and told him off for planning something so extravagant and spending so much money!
I said just do something low key and no fuss… he literally took me at my word and did it at home while I was in my PJ’s and he had hidden the ring in our airing cupboard!!! Although not to some people a very romantic story to me it was perfect as it was natural and from the heart.”
The fairytale definition of a whirlwind romance, Charlotte and Teddy met each other through mutual friends at a dinner in Cheshire, one that Teddy very nearly didn’t attend. “It was an instant attraction, her sparkling smile and caring nature had me from the start. The fact that she accepted my proposal is just amazing and I count myself to be one of the luckiest men on the planet. Not only am I looking forward to the wedding, but spending the rest of our lives together.”
Being inseparable ever since, it’s not only their love for each other but another certain someone, Miss Ellie-Belle Balbier (soon to be Bedford of course), their Chocolate lab who truly made them realise they wanted to share the rest of their lives together.
Charlotte and Teddy – and of course Ellie – celebrated with an engagement photo shoot with Manchester wedding photographer (and friend of the stars!) Jonny Draper. Jonny told me, “I’m VERY excited about Charlotte’s wedding! It’s lovely when you meet somebody through work and go on to become good friends. It’s even lovelier when they introduce you to their other half and you all get on like a house on fire!”
Charlotte told me, “It would be lovely if you could feature the images that Jonny shot, glad you like them, all 3 of us (Ted, Ellie and I) love them!” – So Charlotte, it’s my pleasure! You make the loveliest couple and I can’t wait to hear more about your wedding plans! Have a wonderful year 🙂
Find Charlotte Balbier at www.charlottebalbier.com and on facebook too.
Charlotte’s Candy Kisses collection stole our hearts on Rock My Wedding blog this week: www.rockmywedding.co.uk/candy-kisses-and-sugar-coated-style
Jonny Draper lives at www.jonnydraper.co.uk and his wedding photography blog is here: blog.jonnydraper.co.uk
(Feel free to leave your congratulations for Charlotte, Teddy and Ellie below, everyone!)