The dust has settled after a whirlwind Harrogate Bridal Show! We have had a jam packed 3 days but we are so happy that all our current stockists are loving the new Charlotte collections, and thrilled to welcome some new boutiques to the team.
Here is our 'Luna' topper (p.s, we have a full length version coming soon!) alongside the stunning 'Sequoia' skirt, both seen over the soft satin 'Florentina' gown
Our team had an amazing time talking many of you through our new gowns, toppers and skirts and we love to take inspiration from your ideas and feedback.
We are very proud of the relationships we have and are continuing to build with our boutiques and we can't wait to see what the future holds for Charlotte.
Our capsule collection is a sneak peak into what our brides and stockists can expect for the full 2021 collection, expect more florals and tulle creating the most fashion forward styles yet!
The full capsule collection will be joining Ethereal Beauty online soon, watch this space!
We've been very busy preparing for this year's Harrogate Bridal Show coming up on the 8th-10th September!
We have undergone huge changes since the beginning of the year, doubling our creative and design team and developing our fabulous brands and we can't wait to share our latest designs with you all!
For those of you new to The LJ Group, we are a UK manufacture with 4 in house brands.
Charlotte, Georgia Bridal, Linzi Jay and Arianna.
Our in-house design team work tirelessly to explore and develop new designs, patterns and fabrics allowing us to offer our stockists fashion forward, commercial designs.
During the Harrogate Bridal Show, Georgia Bridal will launch her capsule collection.
Georgia Bridal has been designed with our stockists at the heart of the brand, starting with the idea that bridal retail is ever-changing.
Our designers work year-round to bring fashion forward, commercial styles that all have a unique personality, offering your bride the chance to develop her individual style and change her look as her day progresses.
Showing alongside Georgia is our sister brand, Charlotte Balbier.
We have spent the last two years developing the construction and fit of the gowns whilst exploring fabrics and patterns. Lots of love and laughter has gone into our latest collection and we hope this shines through in the gowns.
A Charlotte bride is full of passion and personality and she loves to show this through her clothing. Textures, colours and movement are all key aspects to a Charlotte gown with a timeless cut being at the heart of every piece. Our 2020 collection boasts delicate Ethereal styles, designed to suit all body shapes.
Unique fabrics with hints of sparkle have been sourced from across the UK to enhance the shapes of our designs.
We have used a beautiful Crepe de Shine paired with an ever-growing popular Plissé fabric on a subtle fishtail gown. This paired with completely detachable sleeves is perfect for the fashion forward brides of today.
Arianna is the well-established and much-loved accessories brand from The L J Group.
Now in our 19th year, we continue to create handmade, unique products for our boutiques and their brides.
Known for our unique use of colour tones and components alongside our ability to create bespoke pieces for our brides, our fashion forward bridal accessories can be enjoyed long after your wedding day.
Our collection has taken a turn for fashion rather than tradition this season with a look inspired by Parisian chic.
Statement pieces sit alongside classic, timeless ones to create our eclectic collection, ensuring we have a wide range for our boutiques to choose from.
We would be delighted to welcome you to our stand, Q2, to show you our latest designs and have a chat about what we can offer you and your business.
See you soon,
On Saturday I had the pleasure of spending the day with the lovely Sarah from Confetti Bridal Wear in Tring. We met with some beautiful brides and I loved helping them find the one dress for their big day.
Sarah has been running Confetti Bridal Wear for over 20 years now and her knowledge and experience is second to none! She knows exactly what shape her brides will look good in and makes them feel right at home from the minute they walk in.
Tring is a beautifully picturesque high street set in the middle of Hertfordshire and Confetti Bridal Wear definitely mirrors this, as well as the customer service! I am very proud and happy to have the Charlotte Balbier Bridal dresses in this boutique.
If you are in the Hertfordshire area and looking for a place to buy your gown please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01442 828 653 ... Take a look at their website to see what services are available.
The next Designer event will be at Pink Confetti in Leicester on the 2nd March, you can find the event on our Charlotte Balbier Bridal Facebook! Book your appointment today before their all gone 🖤
With the 2019 'Rose Quartz' collection now in full swing in boutiques across UK and Europe it was time for my first ever Designer Event!!! EEEEK! I was extremely excited to be flying over to Germany to meet with the lovely Corinna from Atelier Ja in Bayreuth and to help her wonderful brides find the dress of their dreams!
On the Friday evening I had a lovely time meeting lots of new brides and learning about the German way of getting hitched and how they do things differently for their big day. Not only do they have one day but they also have a second!!! It is tradition for a bride to have a subtle registry office wedding followed by a big event where they wear their main dress later into married life.
There was lots of bubbly, a very talented band and of course a photo booth!
At Atelier Ja you can find dresses that you won't find anywhere else in the Bayreuth or surrounding areas. Corinna is very careful about picking her designers and only chooses those that offer something different to her brides. Her boutique is beautiful and offers everything a bride may need for her special day. From boho inspired gowns to beautifully delicate back jewellery there is a lot to catch your eye in this shop.
On Saturday Corinna and I met with some beautiful brides who chose their perfect dress and it was amazing to be a part of it with them!! Although we had the barrier of different languages, a reaction speaks a thousand words and it was breathtaking to see the girls in the dress that would later become their one! 🖤
I am excited to be heading down to Tring on the 16th February for my next designer day with the lovely ladies at Confetti Bridal Wear! Check out the event on the Charlotte Balbier Facebook and book your appointment before they're all gone
We're thrilled to launch our new look website and we hope you like it! Please let us know if you have a few pointers on what we could change, we would love to hear from you! Just get in touch on our 'Contact' page. ❤
You will find a page of inspiration under 'Balbier Brides' where you will see all of our previous brides that have loved and shared images of their big day with us! Not only will these give you a good idea of what sort of gown you may fall in love with but also you can gain a lot of inspiration from their photography and settings to maybe incorporate into your wedding.
Browse our new 'Rose Quartz' 2019 collection, with any gown you decide you like, a local stockist is just a click away.
This year we have also introduced our very own range of Charlotte Balbier accessories from pretty delicate halos to heavy pearl beaded veils, they have been handmade within the UK to compliment all of our gowns. Click here to have a peek.
On this page throughout the year you will find out a little bit more about all of our stockists ❤
Coming up at the beginning of 2019 I myself (Tabatha) will be very excited to share with you all my first Designer Day with new German stockist Atelier Ja!! As my first one I am extremely excited to be meeting some lovely brides and to help them with the big decision for their beautiful wedding day.
There will also be many more throughout the year across the UK so please keep your eyes pealed at the Events on Facebook and book yourself an appointment! They will almost always include some fizz, a goodie bag and maybe a little discount!!
Thank you for taking the time to read and view our new website! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and an extremely Happy New Year!!!
Happy Holidays! 🎀