April 14th, 2014

Lea-Ann Belter Fall 2014 Preview {Agnes}

We're so excited for you to meet Agnes! Designed to hug curves, this silk dupioni gown’s sleek shape and meticulous draping are an irresistible combination. Read More

April 14th, 2014

Lea-Ann Belter Fall 2014 Preview {Alice}

NYC Bridal Fashion Week has come to a close, and, as we settle back home in Toronto, we thought we’d share our new fall 2014 collection with you. Read More

April 11th, 2014

Lea-Ann Belter Bride Rewind {Sarah + David}

When art galleries and weddings mix, magic happens, and this week’s real wedding rewind is the perfect illustration!

We love working with brides at our Lea-Ann Belter flagship store in Toronto. Working with brides on a daily basis serves a constant reminder of who we design gowns for, but what makes us lucky is to be a part of such personal milestone.

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April 9th, 2014

Daisies, Darling {Inspiration}

Laid back and simple, daisies were a favorite of 1960s brides (including Princess Margrethe of Denmark!) and have been a part of free-spirited bridal bouquets ever since!

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April 7th, 2014

5 Reasons April is Made for Love

February usually gets all the press for love and romance, but April might just have the shortest month of the year beat. Said to be named after Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and on the cusp of spring in full swing, April offers more than just rain for May’s flowers. Wonderful as wedding inspiration, below are just a few of April’s charms:

National Poetry Month:

As far as romantic gestures go, poetry is right up there with serenades, candlelit dinners and getting down on one knee…and the whole month of April is dedicated to celebrating beautiful prose.

Diamonds:

A big part of engagement and wedding rings since the 1930s, in addition to being a girl’s best friend, diamonds are April’s birthstone.

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April 4th, 2014

Lea-Ann Belter Carmen Bride {Heather}

A winter wedding. If the notion puts all sorts of wonderful, terribly romantic ideas in your head (like it does for us), prepare to be wowed. Because Heather and Dan’s snowy, vintage-inspired wedding day has style that left us totally agog!

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April 2nd, 2014

Springy Daffodil Wedding Bouquet Ideas

Who can resist daffodils? Like robins and bunnies, they’re one of the unofficial symbols of spring. Available in pretty pastel hues (including pink!), daffodils add tons of fresh-feeling charm to a bridal bouquet.

Combined with pink peonies and blush ranunculus, they’re bright and modern, but paired with dusky roses they feel positively vintage. Add kumquats, daisies and poppies to the mix and you’ve got a bouquet with quirky sophistication.

For more daffodil bouquet ideas (or your daily dose of pretty), check out our most recent favorites below:

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March 31st, 2014

Spring 2014 Collection Trunk Show {The Ivory Suite}

Shopping for The Gown in Pasadena this weekend? Add The Ivory Suite’s Lea-Ann Belter Bridal trunk show to your schedule, Read More

March 28th, 2014

Lea-Ann Belter Mathia Bride {Colby}

With its sunny skies and air of romance, it’s easy to see why Colby and Andy chose Aruba’s Eagle Beach as the destination for their wedding getaway.

Through striking details like sculptural calla lilies and touches of bright blue (check out Colby’s fabulous shoes!), their modern celebration captured the Caribbean island’s cerulean waters and famous white beaches. Topped off with jewelry that could just as easily have been part of a lost pirate’s treasure, even Colby’s wedding dress, our mermaid Mathia, seemed to echo Aruba’s vibe, reminding us at once of seashells.

Best wishes, you two!

all photos of Colby and Andy's Aruba wedding by Crooze Photography

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March 26th, 2014

7 Stunning Seaside Wedding Ceremonies

When it comes to romantic wedding ceremony settings, by the ocean is definitely near the top of the list. And if that ceremony happens to be at sunset? The experience might just defy description! Whether vows are exchanged at a tropical destination or on your home state’s coastline, the photos are guaranteed to be cinematic.

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