Every bridal collection launch has a story behind it – and for 2014 top UK wedding dress designer Charlotte Balbier has come up with individual love stories to go with every dress in her collection. Charlotte got in touch to tell me about the great reaction this new collection has already received from UK brides – and I’d love to know what you think.
The design which seems to be getting most attention – and it’s easily my personal favourite – is Beaullea. The exquisite lace back of the dress is just beautiful isn’t it?! I’ll show you the dresses and share Charlotte’s stories with you too. I love the romance of it all… I think Charlotte’s words really demonstrate her creativity as a designer – they’re fantastic!
Beaullea – “Adornment, what a science. Beauty, what a weapon. Modesty, what elegance!”
Embellished with a wealth of achingly deep affection, she is encased in an air of admiration from her love, radiating through her she shines silver brighter than the star of clear night. Confident in her sweetheart, Beaullea is poised and self assured as she dreamt of a love like this, a profound love, and now in the midst of a fantasy like daze she is creating her own story, with a an ending more than perfect with feelings no words can describe.
Belle – A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.”
With the elegance and bountiful beauty to that of a princess, with a presence so powerful she could sink a thousand ships; Belle has elegance and a style that captures the romance of the Renaissance era and an old fashioned love to compliment her grace. She fell for him like no-one had ever fallen before, captured by his essence and drawn to him right from her core. This was a soul found love that bound with a never ending story.
Libby – “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun”
Caught in a whirlwind, a breeze of lust, but love? Is this love? Day dreams of escape, a circus of thoughts, Libby’s mind wanders through the life she needs to pick up and run from. A run-away bride caught up in the fairy tale show of seemingly precious time, she craves an existence of soul capturing love that oozes the pleasures of intelligence and wit. Elusive she may be, Fugitive she is, monotonous she is not.
Boadicea & Holly – “If you love two people at the same time, choose the second one, because if you really loved the first one you wouldn’t have fallen for the second”
A love so strong no-one can take it away, a willing and a bursting anxiety to please but who should she become? Which girl inside of her does he long for, the maze of games is a consuming tunnel and it’s only she who can decide. In a race to find herself; the fire mane adorned with siren lace? Boadicea is a lover so vivid she captures his imagination. Or the subtle mysterious beauty of Holly? So intriguing she holds a powerful energy over his dynamic ways. A decision of endless love is a painful one to make.
See more from Charlotte Balbier and top wedding websites:
- Charlotte Balbier’s official wedding dress blog
- ‘A Decade of Style’ on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings blog
- The 2014 collection features in Wedding magazine
- London Bride reviews Charlotte Balbier’s 2014 wedding dresses