Katrina & Matthew

Belle et Blanc Real Bride Katrina shares her beautiful wedding story with us. Katrina wears the ‘Hailey‘ gown.

Real Bride & Groom:

Katrina & Matthew

Wedding Date: 

12th November 2016

Do you have a Proposal Story?: 

Matt surprised me with a trip to Phillip Island one weekend. It was Saturday night and we went out for dinner at a nice fancy restaurant on the main street. After our meal, Matt suggested going for a walk down to the beach, but I wasn’t keen because I wanted to order dessert at the restaurant. He insisted we go before it got dark. I was a little annoyed at him because I so desperately wanted dessert and I didn’t understand what the rush was. It wasn’t until we were walking along the beach and he bent down and opened his backpack that I realised what he was doing. It was very romantic and sweet. Afterwards we went back and got dessert!!

Wedding Venue:

Stones of the Yarra Valley, Melbourne

Wedding Theme: 

We didn’t really have a theme. I loved the rustic style of the Chapel and Barn at Stones. The venue is amazing and speaks for itself, so choosing a theme wasn’t really necessary. I just wanted something simple so went with classic green foliage/white flowers which looked amazing in the Barn.

How did you come across Belle et Blanc Bridal Boutique?: 

I had planned to go wedding dress shopping with my mum and sisters on a Sunday, because that’s when we were all free. I had no idea that most Sydney Rd dress shops were closed on Sundays, but Belle et Blanc was one of the only ones open so I rang and made an appointment. When we first walked in, I thought its very small compared to the first shop we had been to that day and thought I wouldn’t find much here. But WOW!! The dresses were all so beautiful. I tried on a few and found the ‘Hailey’ gown, which I absolutely loved!! After trying on many more dresses (just to satisfy my curiosity) I was so sick of dress shopping and went back to try it on again, knowing it was the one. This time I took my mother in law along too and as soon as we walked in she pointed to ‘the dress’ and said “this one is beautiful”. It was meant to be!!



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Belle et Blanc is a premier bridal dress shop. Real Bride Katrina wore the ‘Hailey‘ purchased from our bridal dress shop. Click here to view our full range of gowns. For more wedding dresses, visit our boutique at 480 Sydney Rd Brunswick.