Designer Spotlight: Kenneth Winston at Wedding Wonderland in Knoxville, Tennessee

At Wedding Wonderland in Knoxville, Tennessee you will receive true Southern hospitality. Known for the most incredible hands-on and personable service in the area, Wedding Wobderland offers the ultimate bridal experience when you walk through their doors.  The staff is dedicated to making your appointment relaxing, enjoyable, and stress-free from start to finish. 

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Wedding Wonderland, the Justine M Couture retailer in Knoxville, Tennessee offers a grea selection of amazing bridal gowns to help their clientele and one of our favorites is the Kenneth Winston collection. Here's a little peek into this charming and classic designers latest bridal gowns. We think they're the perfect fit for any Southern Belle.

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Designer spotlight BHLDN sumptuous 2016 collection

Ever since the incredible people at Anthropologie's Bridal division BHLDN started carrying the Justine Couture collection last fall we been keeping an even closer eye on their gorgeous bridal gown collection.  In past years BHLDN's silhouettess and fabrics were hip, youthful and so fresh. Now we are very excited to see that this year's collection adds a rich embellished dimension to what are already fantastically popular styles! They just keep getting better and better! And we are excited to announce the opening of the Carlsbad, California BHLDN store early August.

We just adore this mini! 

We just adore this mini! 

Thick, coffee toned floral lace edging is delicious 

Thick, coffee toned floral lace edging is delicious 

Dramatic lace and illusion layers are our fave! 

Dramatic lace and illusion layers are our fave! 

Feature Salon: The Embellished Wedding in Macon, Georgia

The Embellished Wedding is Macon Georgia’s newest Bridal Boutique whose philosophy of business is pampering their brides and gently guiding their gown and accessory selections with professionalism and enjoyment in a stress free environment.

The caring team at The Embellished Bride take the time to make choosing the attire for the wedding day an experience like no other in the area.  

Featured Bridal Gown Designer: Allure Bridals as seen at The Bridal Showroom, Dubai

Allure Bridals is widely know as a very flattering, well made line of gowns and we just love them! Allure Bridals pursues excellence in design and irreproachable craftsmanship to create a gown worthy of a bride’s most treasured moments. Allure can be found at finer salons like Dubai's exciting Bridal Showroom; a Justine M Couture retailer.

Allure believes brides should feel nothing less than gorgeous on their wedding day. Their designs blend rich fabrics like satin and lace with decadent beading and detailing, in addition to the comfort of our patented Allure construction. The result is three bridal collections: Allure Bridals, Allure Romance and Allure Couture and a debut designer collaboration with Madison James. 

Southern California's elite bridal salon: Mariposa Boutique

After searching for her own wedding gown, Anaheim's Mariposa Bridal Boutique owner Kacey Elkins realized that she had found her own true calling; assisting brides in selecting the perfect wedding gown!

Even the most calm and organized bride can become overwhelmed by all of the decisions she must make. Kacey has created an experience that eliminates the stress a bride often experiences when selecting her gown. Each bride is assigned a bridal stylist when she arrives who will guide her through our selection to find a gown that fits her style and price range.

Mariposa carries sought after designs by  Allure Couture  and many more of the top bridal designers

Mariposa carries sought after designs by Allure Couture and many more of the top bridal designers

Whatever styles that you are looking for, Mariposa Boutique has a special dress for every new bride. And of course it goes without saying, Mariposa Bridal Boutique in Anaheim, California carries Justine M Couture veils, jewelry and accessories along with everything a bride needs to pull together her big day like undergarments by Merry Modes, Bridesmaids gowns by Belsoie, Bari Jay, Mori Lee and more and even Mother of the Bride fashions. 

Galia Lahav the bold and brilliant bridal gown designer on everyone's lips!

Galia Lahav is a bridal and evening haute couture design house, which masters in the art of creating luxury dresses. Galia Lahav dresses are not modest rather extravagant and intricate in beautiful design. With her famous illusion backs, cascading silk tulle skirts and Italian ivory lace, she has created a brand, which is a household name in bridal. All the dresses made in Galia’s studio are hand made by the top seamstresses in Israel and finest luxury sewing techniques. The brand can be found in over 40 stores around the world in Europe, Australia and the United States. Since the company was founded, Galia has been on a quest to redefine fashion for women by creating worlds most sought out dresses. And guess who is carrying Justine M Couture in their flagship Los Angeles store? The very same brilliant and bold Galia Lahav!

Gahlia Lahav recently unveiled their stunning Los Angeles Flagship store with quite a party that included celebrities like Angela Basset, couture designers and Justine M Couture's own Lead Designer Justine M! 

The creator of some of the boldest, sexiest and most show stopping bridal fashions we have ever seen, designer Galia is of Russian descent born into a family of seamstresses. She started out teaching art classes to students in her neighborhood. This is where her distinct artistic background stems from. It all started in 1985 in a small town called Ashdod where Galia launched her business of custom-made ivory lace appliques. Her lace appliques were unique and hand-made and years later the business developed into her haute couture fashion house. Today, Galia is designing for brides all over the world and customizing personal lavish evening gowns for celebrities on the red carpet. Although her roots are from the art world, she never forgets to combine art and fashion through each of her luxury creations. Over the last 30 years Galia has established a fashion empire by creating haute couture dresses and identifies herself as a designer of luxury aesthetics and detail.

Bridal Fashion Trends for 2016: Feathers!

Now here is another trend after our own hearts: feathers!! The allure... the drama...the early Hollywood Screen Stars knew you just cannot get any more dramatic than feather accents! Check out this fabulous gown by Vera Wang with black ostrich.

Oh and did we mention Justine M Couture has the most gorgeous ostrich feather trimmed veil; the Swan Lake?

A big thank you to This Modern Romance for the above stunning image of the Justine M Couture Swan Lake veil.

Vera knows there's no better way to stop traffic than with feathers and we couldn't agree more!

Pairings: a Lea-Ann Belter Bridal Gown paired with a Justine M Couture veil

“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” - unknown

bride: Erica | gown: Annabelle via The Ivory Suite Bridal Boutique | photo: Heidi Ryder Photography | Lea-Ann Belter Bridal Gown designs can be found at The Ivory Suite Bridal Salon and The White Flower Bridal Boutique [both of whom carry Justine M Couture]

About the designer: 

Lea–Ann Belter has been making beautiful gowns for a select group of brides for close to two decades.

Forever painting and drawing, Lea–Ann knew from a young age her future lay in her creativity.

Upon graduation from an art–focused high school, Lea–Ann continued her formal education at the Sheridan College of Crafts and Design where she specialized in glass and textiles. She then studied fashion design at the International Academy of Design and Merchandising, becoming a finalist in the Dubonnet awards, given to Canada’s top fashion students.

Earning her diploma at IADM, Lea–Ann trained with a couturier where she further refined the characteristics that define her work: flawless execution and impeccable quality. That year, Lea–Ann’s commitment to perfecting her craft made her a finalist for the International Woolmark Prize, an award for emerging fashion designers.

But Lea–Ann really found her calling when she designed a wedding dress for her brother’s fiance. In creating that first bridal gown, Lea–Ann’s meticulous execution and timeless aesthetic harmonized with her inclination to design for modern, professional women. Before long, Lea–Ann opened her first designer wedding gown boutique in Toronto’s exclusive Yorkville area.

Five years later, Lea–Ann’s vision for a line of modern, timeless bridal dresses became a reality when she launched the Lea–Ann Belter Bridal gown collection through a network of retailers. In 2005, Lea–Ann opened the first Lea–Ann Belter Bridal flagship store on Toronto’s Queen Street East, and in 2007 she was named Wedding Gown Designer of the Year at the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards.

Since then, Lea–Ann has extended her reach, making her wedding dress collection available in a curated selection of bridal boutiques across North America and Europe. In 2012, Lea–Ann moved Lea–Ann Belter Bridal and her designer wedding gown boutique to their permanent home in Toronto on the corner of Dundas Street and Broadview Avenue, where she plans to spend another 20 years (or more!) designing and crafting wedding gowns.

See more of Lee-Ann Belter's classically beautiful gown designs here.