Did you know that one of the best British bridal designers is also one of the youngest? Here are some more fast facts about Charlotte Balbier that you might have missed…
With a famous mum, a huge social media following and a new bridal collection themed around her own wedding day, Charlotte Balbier is definitely a name that’s on every fashionista bride’s must-see list.
With over 10 years of experience in the industry, she is third generation bridal designer – after her grandfather, Alan, and her mother, Amanda Wyatt. Her effortlessly elegant designs combine classic silhouettes with contemporary details and fabrics and consistently grace the pages of wedding magazines and bridal blogs all over the world.
Charlotte’s collection for 2015 features two gowns that the designer actually wore on her own big day last year – ‘The Charlotte’ and ‘Iscoyd Park’, named after her breathtaking venue. The dresses were revealed to the bridal press at this year’s White Gallery in May – watch what we saw below!
But Charlotte’s dresses don’t just appeal to the fashion editors. She has a dedicated social media following of real brides, too, with over 8,500 friends on twitter, more than 10,000 likes on Facebook and a Pinterest page bursting with pictures from her happy customers.
Part of this online success is down to the exclusive designer days that she holds at her stockists all over the UK and Ireland. Here, she meets the real brides face to face and imparts her expert knowledge to help them find ‘the one’. To find your nearest stockist, and discover a designer day near you, click here.
Her dreamy designs, brilliant advice and warm personality even won Charlotte a Wedding Ideas Award – she was named Best Bridal Designer for 2014. This award was voted for by both the real brides and Charlotte’s peers in the industry, and bought her work a recognition that was much deserved.