Thursday, March 21, 2013

Charlotte Balbier Wedding Dress Collection 2013

I'm sure all the brides-to-be out there in Kent will forgive our little venture last week to those idyllic Grenadine islands over in the Caribbean. Hopefully we'll be getting some warm, Spring-like weather real soon now... It's been a long Winter! We're right back on track now with one of your most requested topics... Wedding Dresses. There's a lot of gossip around 'vintage' at the moment and we've seen some lovely designs coming through for 2013. It's nice to see a return to elegance with lace, light fabrics and the emphasis on femininity. The Charlotte Balbier collection was created for brides who wanted something just that little bit different for her wedding gown. Made for the fashion conscious bride of today who is not afraid to show her feminine side and wants to look and feel utterly fabulous on her wedding day. So, here's our first look at a few samples from their stunning 2013 collection.

Boutique & Summer of Love

The Boutique and Summer of love collections are the ultimate romantic and fairytale collections. They will leave you feeling starry-eyed and enchanted by their beauty. Look out for Charlotte’s modern twist on the fairytale princess bride style Ella. Totally on trend with a one-shoulder corsage this gown is perfect for the modern day bride but has the feminine charm of a full tulle fairytale skirt. If you are more a ethereal beauty with a cool boho vibe then style Garbo could be your one, a beautiful French lace gown with a 1970’s style cape sleeve detail.


French corded lace gown in a 1950's style. Full circle tea length skirt with a feminine style shoulder strap that covers the back and has stunning glass beads. Satin sash that cinches in the waist and is embellished with a vintage brooch. Available in Ivory only.


Simple but effortlessly classic with feminine charm and elegance this rich taffeta gown has it all. Pretty flower shoulder corsage detail with an insert of fine tulle. Available in Double Cream and Ivory.

Candy Kisses

With every collection Charlotte strives to create and deliver a range that will WOW her brides and the Candy Kisses collection does not disappoint. This collection really is as sweet as it sounds, rose pink pure silk gowns that are dreamy and romantic, slinky red carpet glamorous styles in creamy soft satins, rich taffeta’s that have timeless elegance with a classic cut and fit, sit alongside Charlotte’s signature vintage inspired French lace gowns.

New fabrics and beading, a fresh new colour palette and exquisite photography style will truly elevate this collection to a whole different level so that it can make its mark on the bridal fashion industry.


1950's full circle skirt with a strapless bodice and satin bow corsage this gown is cute and adorable and perfect for the vintage style bride. French lace with a matching bolero jacket. Available in Ivory and Antique Gold.


French lace bodice with a satin sash and vintage diamante clasp with a long and flowing tulle skirt and train, perfect for the modern day princess. Available in Ivory only

English Tea Party

Gazing back to a childhood favourite, Charlotte’s designs for this collection take you through the looking glass with Alice in Wonderland. Moonlight fairytales and ethereal romance vivifies Charlotte’s signature vintage laces, feminine styling and soft pastel hues. The dresses come alive in a setting of the Mad Hatters Tea Party meets the Secret Garden - in essence Charlotte’s imagery embodying the glamour of cool Britannia.

Sweet Pea

1950's short and sweet lace gown. Full circle skirt with a beautiful shoulder strap detail. The back of the gown features lace and pearl button detailing. Available in Ivory and Gold.


Vintage lace gown, strapless sweetheart neckline with a drop waisted bodice. Full A-line skirt and a lace up corset back. Available in Ivory and Mocha.

Charlotte Balbier dresses are available throughout the UK. To see a full list of stockists and the rest of the range visit the website at

We look forward to the 2014 collections when they arrive in June and will feature them here on Picture Perfect.