Meet Our Guest List: Evie Black Occasion Wear
31 August 2021
Can you tell us a little bit about how Evie Black started? Whilst trying to find an outfit for my daughters wedding, it soon became apparent that occasion wear boutiques were few and far between in County Durham. I also found that through talking to other ladies of a certain age, there seemed to be
Meet Our Guest List: Alyce Jayne Bridal
29 July 2021
From sculptural corsetry to tulle drama, this bridalwear visionary takes a couture approach to every piece she conjures up from her Glasgow studio. Full of rock ’n’ roll, romance and rebellion, owner and designer Alison's range is ideal for brides who want to serve a look to suit the occasion...
Hugo and Elliot - Norton’s new luxury bridalwear hotspot
27 July 2021
Having taken over the reins at this Teeside boutique a few years ago, this passionate owner is one of the North East’s only male consultants who provides brides with an impeccable service from start to finish. Think an all encompassing dress hunt experience, from the carefully picked scent of the...
Meet Our Guest List: Pretty Woman Bridal Boutique
19 July 2021
Established in 1993, Edinburgh’s Pretty Woman Bridal Boutique offers a bright, airy city-centre space for fashion-forward brides-to-be to discover their aisle style. Home to countless dresses by of-the-moment labels and iconic bridalwear names, you’re guaranteed to find your big-day dream on...
Meet the Guest List: Claire Alexandra Hair and Makeup
1 July 2021
On your wedding day, feeling and looking your best is a must. Here to help you do just that is Claire Milburn, an incredibly talented and passionate North East hair and makeup artist with a particular adoration for creating breathtaking bridal looks. With a focus on cruelty-free, clean products...
Designer Spotlight: Sewphie
1 July 2021
If you feel like you had a pretty unproductive lockdown year (girl, same), you might not want to compare notes with Sophie. Because this Channel Island-based bridal maven used the socially-distanced summer of 2020 to turn her fashion-degree background into an independent couturier business. Turns...
The Planner With A Purpose: Meet Chloe of Hart Country Weddings
1 July 2021
Removing this almost luxury-laden label from the title of a 'wedding planner', Chloe's business Hart Country Weddings is redefining the way we plan, providing worldly advice and an honest approach to all things weddings with a selection of affordable packages that are designed to de-stress. Talk...
Meet Pennick Photography
30 April 2021
Dominic Pennick is a north east based wedding and family photographer with an edge. His dramatic, artsy-edged images are enough to have you crying real tears over a couple you don’t even know, adopting an unobtrusive storytelling approach to capture the most memorable moments, magically. Our...
Meet the Guest List: Hugo and Elliot
12 April 2021
Formerly Christian Alexander, Hugo and Elliot is beautiful newly-renovated boutique embodying luxury with lush interiors, eminent bridal labels and an owner with a real passion for pleasing brides. We sat down with Sean, the man responsible for transforming this boutique into a real destination for...
Meet The Guest List : Alyce Jayne Bridal
8 April 2021
For bespoke bridal wear, we've found the piéce de rèsistance. Alyce Jayne Bridal is a magical little design studio based in Glasgow with a real go get-em attitude to big day wear. Aimed at the modern romantic rebel, their pieces are all hand-designed and created with vintage influences in mind,...
Meet The Guest List: White Orchid Print and Design
7 April 2021
When it comes to handcrafting the most heavenly wedding stationery, Sarah Edmondson is cuts above the rest. She is the friendly face behind beautiful stationery brand White Orchid Print and Design, who have built an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s most picture-perfect pretty paper...
Meet the Guest List: The Bridal Affair
25 March 2021
Lisa, owner of The Bridal Affair in Easingwold, York, epitomises passion for fashion. She has honed her years of wedding experience into a beautiful, fashion-forward boutique which packs a plethora of picture-perfect dresses into a light and airy double-floored showroom. Read on to meet the...
Re-Opening Risk Assessment – What The Boutiques Need To Know
25 March 2021
With the re-opening of non-essential retail in England, Scotland and Wales just around the corner, the excitement is real. Grabbing your girls, heading to the boutique, trying on all the gowns – it's a glorious day that has been unfortunately stripped from brides-to-be's feet over the past few...
Meet the Guest List: Floral Grace
24 March 2021
Floral Grace are the go-to for awe-inspiring wedding florals that evoke elegance and romance in tandem. Having been in the industry for 23 years and counting, owner Claire is a shining example of what sheer talent and hard work can achieve – pretty marvellous floral installations, put together...
Get to Know Our Guest List Suppliers
20 March 2021
From self-made florists to vibrant new venues, every single supplier has a story, and we’re here to tell it. Meet your potential wedding dream team… Helen, Owner and Head Florist at Willow and Bear Floral Design What I do: Willow and Bear Floral Design is run by me, Helen, a florist based in...
Meet the Guest List: Marley Rose Cakes
16 March 2021
For all the foodies out there (let’s face it, who isn’t?!), the cake is the piéce de rèsistance of a wedding day. A centrepiece for your guests to marvel at, a slice of sweet deliciousness following your meal, and a personalised masterpiece of you as a couple – there’s no desert quite...
Meet the Guest List: Treasured Brides
11 March 2021
This rural bridal boutique nestled in the North Yorkshire countryside offers a personal, exclusive experience, tailored to finding brides the show-stopping, tear-jerking, beautifully fitting gown they’ve always dreamt of. It’s all led by Zoe herself, who has built up an enviable reputation as...
Meet the Guest List: Purple Haze Flowers
9 March 2021
In the lead up to Mother's Day, it's no surprise that flowers are the talking point of the Belle Blog this week... But with so many florists to pick from, how do you know which business to buy your bouquet of love from? We've got an array of fabulous florists on our Supplier Guest List,
International Women’s Day: The Leading Ladies On Our Guest List
8 March 2021
From boss businesswomen to captivating creatives, these ladies are killing the game – surpassing expectations and setting the bar for brilliance in their respected specialisms – and we are saluting them today. Victoria Abrahams, Linda Abrahams & Co If you’ve kept a keen eye on the What...
Meet the Guest List: Atelier Rahman
3 March 2021
We sat down with passionate owner Ansar to discover how they can make a suit spectacular – and how he's looking to change the face of groomswear for good. Talk us through your background and how you got into groomswear. It was a childhood passion. I began helping my parents make garments at the...