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Making Dreams A Reality
Located on the ‘elite’ Oak Street, Belle Vie Bridal Couture offers the most exquisite collection of bridal attire and accessories in the couture world! Owner Amanda Bonnell puts your bridal experience at the forefront of her business model. With her entrepreneur background, her love for fashion and very successful business experience, Amanda’s true calling was working with brides to find the couture gown of their dreams! Customer service and personalization is Belle Vie’s foundation, because of the contrary experience that Amanda had when shopping for her gown in Chicago in 2001. Because of her passion she believes it’s imperative to have an amazing staff that is not only friendly, but also trained fashion experts to assist you in creating that “Total look”. She has an outstanding team that will offer you the highest-end customer service available in the bridal world, no matter where you’ve been or where you will go!
Here’s what you have to look forward to at Belle Vie…
Belle Vie does everything to insure that buying your wedding gown is an experience you will never forget. Upon arriving you will be welcomed by our expert Stylists who will treat you as their personal guest and offer you waters and teas, and made to feel at home with our beautiful French-Victorian ambiance. You will be guided to your own private bridal suite by your personal bridal Stylist, and then given a tour through our showroom where we feature our entire collection of gowns for you to select from. This was very important to Amanda because she was disappointed when she could not view the entire collection or had to limit what she tried on to only those gowns brought to her. Our gown prices range from $2,000 to $20,000 and we have a beautiful selection in every range.
Once you have narrowed it down to your favorite gown you will be escorted into our showroom to be fully accessorized for your “Total Look”! Creating that “Total Look” is what we specialize in at Belle Vie because we know how imperative it is to coordinate every aspect of your ‘bridal look’ with the unique style of your gown. If creating that “Total Look” takes a more time than your allotted appointment we always do our best to accommodate you until you’re finished. This is because another great concern of Amanda’s was that she was asked to leave promptly at the 60 minute mark! Not only did she not get to finish trying on the gowns they had selected for her but missed out on seeing the “total look” with any gown!
As soon as you find the gown of your dreams, the celebration begins! This high-end service is not only continued throughout the purchase of your gown & “Total Look”, but through your gown viewing and alterations, all the way up until the day of your wedding! We are experts at “Making dreams a Reality”--your experience will be truly unforgettable!
Other businesses owned by Amanda Bonnell: Amanda Bonnell is also the owner of Vera Wang Chicago, located just below Belle Vie, on the 2nd floor of 34 E. Oak Street. This strategic partnership connects the two stores, conjunctively carrying all seven looks that a ‘couture’ bride would be looking for. These seven different types of couture bridal looks are: Modernist, Purist/Minimalist, Sexy/Sensualist, Princess/Romanticist, Unique/Individualist, Dramatic/Exhibitionist, and Classic/Traditionalist. Both boutiques maintain the same quality service and couture selection.
By Appointment Only
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm