Owned and operated ‘The House of Dennelle’ for many years and is experienced in all facets of the bridal industry. Leesa is an extremely lovely lady and really enjoys working at Belles and Beaux. Leesa prides herself with attention to detail, her knowledge is really good with the plus size ladies. Leesa is extremely creative and if any brides would like beading on their gowns Leesa will guide them and create a beautiful design for them.
Brenda has been working with the Bridal industry for the past 14 years. She is extremely experienced and is in charge of Belles and Beaux on a Saturday and Sunday. She loves looking after the ladies of the Hunter. Brenda has thrown herself back into servicing the girls that come into Belles and Beaux. In 2010 she lost her only daughter Naomi who was taken from us with melanoma, so she gets a lot of comfort from helping our ladies.
Michelle has dedicated her whole working life to the brides of the Hunter. On leaving school Michelle worked for Bella Agham at Alta Fashions a Hunter Street Bridal Boutique which had been established for many years. Michelle had 4 years off work when she had her son Kailan and daughter Tegan were born. She then entered the work force working as a sales assistant at Belles and Beaux Bridal Boutique. Michelle has been with Elizabeth at Belles and Beaux for the past 15 years and has been managing the business for the past 9 years. Michelle has a lovely personality and will go out of her way to help the girls find the gown of their dreams.
In 1989 Belles and Beaux ‘ The Bridal Specialists’ was established with business partner Angela Nicholson. Elizabeth comes from a background in fashion having owned and operated Libby’s Boutique which was in Hunter Street Newcastle in the early 70’s. Elizabeth also has a background in accountancy which together is a good combination to running a successful business.
In 2006 Elizabeth became the sole owner of Belles and Beaux after buying out her business partner Angela who was leaving the Newcastle area to relocate to Taree. In that same year Elizabeth was struck down with leukamia, (APML) and went on a clinical trial, and thanks to Professor Rowlings and the wonderful staff at the hematology ward at the Mater hospital, to this day she is still in remission.
Elizabeth had to have 2 years off work and during that time Michelle O’Connor was manageress and the wonderful staff at Belle’s and Beaux kept the business going for her. Apart from the wonderful care Elizabeth received from The Mater, Elizabeth constitutes her good health now to the pleasure she gets from overseeing her business and making sure all her customers have the most wonderful experience choosing their wedding gown at Belles and Beaux.