Two fantastic weekends away with two of my amazing Designers

A weekend away with Justin Alexander

Wow, Anna McDonald Bridal Gallery has had two amazing weekends away enjoying the best shopping trip ever! Buying gorgeous wedding dresses for my lovely Oxfordshire boutique.

Our first stop was The Lancaster Hotel in London where Justin Alexander invited us to view their amazing 2013 collection of dresses. Justin Alexander's new collection in my eyes is one of the strongest collections since I opened 4 years ago with lace still playing a huge part in his new collection along with soft tulles, and exquisite silks. Boleros and belts are a must have in any boutique as you can customise any dress just by adding a few extra accessories.

After a long day choosing dresses it was our turn to dress up and put on our dancing shoes for an evening of entertainment with wine flowing and lots of amazing dancing or not!! Adele and I managed to stay until the very end and enjoyed every minute.

A weekend away with Charlotte Balbier

The other weekend we made our way to Manchester to visit the lovely Charlotte Balbier, again we put on our heels and pretty dresses and were indulged in champagne and canap├ęs at Styal Lodge a beautiful setting very close to Charlotte Balbier's Head Office. The 'Romantic Decadence' collection encompasses all the grace, elegance and femininity of the 1920's and 30's. Charlotte Balbier presents ultra glamour with a formality never yet seen before in her designs.

The sun was shining and the champagne flowing while we watched a fabulous fashion show, the models were amazing and a TV favourite plus size model one of Gok Wans 'Gokette's Nina Blackmore stole the show. Seeing Nina in dresses that showed off her figure that were so flattering was really helpful to me to the point that I ordered quite a few size 18's. So if you are a curvy girl and would like to come in and try the Romantic Decadence Collection on they will be in my boutique around September just in time for next years weddings and I promise you won't be disappointed.

You will see from the wonderful photos that I took that it really was a Charlotte Balbier Wonderland.



Posted: 07/06/2012 19:18:54

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