Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Romantic Decadence Collection 2013

25th May this year was the day that Charlotte Balbier had been working towards all season... The launch of the new collection!!

After months of planning the CB team arrived at the location for the big day...Styal Lodge; a stunning modern and purpose built wedding venue in the North West, just near Manchester Airport, with an incredible garden outside too (you may recognise it from our sneaky peek pictures before the event!). And to top off this beautiful location, the sun was shining too!

how beautiful does that blue sky look?!

The venue was a hive of activity, models were getting prepped and rehearsing for the show, amazing flowers were being arranged in the most fantabulous arrangements you've ever seen, tables were being set, cakes set out, food filling the room with intoxicating was all happening!!

As the clock struck 12 everyone, and everything, was in place for the customers to arrive!
(to all those that were there...can you spot yourself?!)

With drinks of Rose Champagne and Elderflower punch, canapes of mini yorkshire puddings & roast beef, asparagus & hollandaise and tiger prawns with chilli & ginger...the guests mingled and chatted...excitement was growing for the dresses...

Let The Show Begin!!!

As our guests take their seats...the show can begin....


 "Romantic Decadence, yet another amazing collection which we are sure are going to be another hit with CB fans! The event was fantastic, putting frankly other designers to shame on how exactly to launch a collection to your stockists, showing that we obviously mean a lot to Charlotte and we are not just another shop with your gowns." Emma, The Bridal Room at Broadway.


 "After the success of the previous collections, the new 'Romantic Decadence' designs do not fail to disappoint! Their femininity encompassing so many diverse gown styles, gives an opportunity for ALL brides to share in the experience of being a Charlotte Balbier bride." Debbie, Glamour Bridal Boutique in Bolton

"It was the most inspirational, beautiful, Spectaculars, memorable day." Kristelle, Bojangles Brides in Romsey

"Charlotte’s Romantic Decadence Collection combines beautifully feminine laces with strong yet elegant shapes and styles. Stunning details compliment the look creating a truly glamorous feel. I have just received Elodie and Etta, two of my favourites from the collection and I just can’t wait to get them on my gorgeous brides. Well done Charlotte…another triumph!" Kate, Kate Walker Bridal in Honiton

"We had the most luxurious and indulgent day with lovely Charlotte and her amazing team.  We fell in love with all her dresses and are so thrilled to now have them in our boutique, our brides just love your dresses Charlotte. Thank you x " Anna, Anna McDonald Bridal Gallery in Thame


 “I was excited to receive my invitation to the Charlotte Balbier Romantic Decadence launch as I knew it would be an enjoyable event, but it surpassed all my expectations. Charlotte and her team made us feel so welcome and their attention to detail cannot be faulted. The venue was so beautifully decorated with wonderful flower displays and the food was exquisite (especially the cakes!).

What can I say about the new dresses, they are truly stunning! Charlotte has produced another collection of beautiful dresses that I feel proud to have in my boutique. There is something for every bride as Charlotte’s designs cater for all shapes, sizes and styles. After a long trip home, the excitement continued as I got to open my goody bag which had been filled with lots of lovely treats.
It’s so reassuring to be able to have complete confidence in Charlotte and team when a bride has chosen a CB gown.” Lauren, Milimili Bridal Boutique in Colchester

Romantic Decadence



All the girlies hit the stage for the grand finale...
Charlotte was eager to get a group shot of everyone there on the day :) such a lovely keepsake shot

The day didn't end there...there was still food to be eaten, orders to be taken and goodie bags to rifle through. Such a fantastic day was had. We just can't believe it all happened over 2 months ago already!!
The beautiful voice of Zoe Chiotis was playing throughout the meal too

On the Menu: Sirloin of Cheshire beef with a horseradish cream sauce, roast new potatoes
Salmon Teriyaki with julienne of vegetables
Butter nut squash and aubergine in a tomato fondue and mozzarella
Green Thai Chicken curry with sticky rice

And not forgetting the cakes & treats on the pudding table!!...

Such a fantastic day was had by all and we are so excited that some of the gowns are already available in the boutiques. For a list of our stockists, and for you to find your nearest stockist, please visit our website

We would like to thank the following people for all of their help and support for this event:

Drinks -
Canapés/Main courses -
Desert Table - Cupcakes by
                       Deserts/Cakes by

Flowers and room decor/tables/chairs -

Table favours bridal gown cookies/Charlotte Balbier cookies and cakepops/Wedding cake based on the CB dress ‘Romantic Decadence’ -

Vintage China -

Venue -

Models -
               Katie Nolan
               Olivia Nolan

Compare - Louise Travis

Hair/Make-up -
                        Leanne Rose,

Catwalk -
Seating Plan/Menu boards -

Photographer -

Videographer -

Singer -

Photobooth - (see all our funny pictures from the day,
go to photos, click on Charlotte Balbier collection launch and enter password... 5BGYPDM)

Petticoats -

Goody Bags -
             (stunning notebooks and lavendar bags)
             (Charlotte Balbier Romantic Decadence mirrors)
             (handmade bath bombs)
             (freedom jewellery)
                      Charlotte Balbier branded, keyrings and stationary

Guest List:
40 leading U.K bridal boutiques
You and your wedding magazine fashion director Peta Hunt
Love My Dress, Annabelle -
Conde Nast Brides shopping editor and fashion director Pamela and Arrabella
Rock My Wedding Blog, Charlotte and Adam
Friends from the bridal industry

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