About Amanda

 
 
“I truly believe, you are what you wear, The world can’t hear “you” until they see “you.” Amanda K Bonnell

The internationally acclaimed founder & president of BELLE VIE, Amanda K. Bonnell knows a thing or two about helping women find their iconic look in their bridal gown, with a perfect silhouette, that makes her feel beautiful.  She has been reinventing the luxury bridal experience since 2004.  BELLE VIE has attracted clients from all over the globe with its personalized customer service, international curated bridal collection, and highly trained wedding stylists who customize looks based on each brides unique personality.  Amanda believes this is their one time to wear a “piece” of art that represents all facets of her character.  This gown, this look, exemplifies her identity in her ‘family Picasso’ that will sit on their mantle for the next 50 years and generations to come.

Amanda’s belief is that you’re your strongest self when you outwardly represent who you are and what you stand for in “fluid art”~ the fabric you wear.

Amanda continues to expand her vision through a showcase tour, e-commerce and her AUDREY GRANT line (named after her two children), a line of custom couture gowns, individually designed for each client.  Amanda’s inspiration for her collection spawns her days living in France and admiring the simplicity of modern Parisian beauty.  Her love of art and admiration of timeless haute couture created the concept for her AUDREY GRANT collection, which focuses on purposeful draping, feminine lines, and exquisite workmanship.

When Amanda is not working with clients, coaching her stylists, talking to designers or designing new pieces for her AUDREY GRANT line, she spends the majority of her time with her two children.  They drive her to strive for excellence, and most importantly live a life of integrity, passion and service.  In addition to her family, Amanda prioritizes her time with friends, volunteering & supporting philanthropies, and a healthy daily workout and wellness regime.  By living an “iconic life” Amanda has been able to put her stamp on Chicago and has been recognized locally and nationally in multiple publications, Chicago Sun-times Splash, Allure Magazine and Glossed and Found to name a few.

Amanda strives to connect #BelleVieWives around the globe, that share her passion for life, and hopes they tell their stories about their “extraordinary” lives.  Please contact us to join the #BelleVieWives community so you too may inspire others by sharing the beautiful moments in your life.

“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard to get kind that comes from within. Strength, courage, dignity.” Ruby Dee