Meet our salon in Virginia: Jeanette's Bridal Salon in Manassas

Jeanette's - a full service bridal store - has been in the bridal business for over 39 years. Jeanette opened the store by herself in 1975 and at that time she was the only bridal store in the Northern Virginia area! Starting with only four employees Jeanette has built this customer service oriented salon up to over twelve well trained staff. Jeanette's carries top designers like Victor Harper, Simone Carvalli, Impression, DaVinci, Lazaro, Legends by Romona Keveza, Cristiano Lucci, Marisa, and the incredible Yumi Katsura as seen here... And if course Jeanette's Carrie Justine M Couture!

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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 Salon: Chicago's Mira Couture

Located in Chicago's famous Gold Coast, Mira Couture is a design house devoted to classic wedding gowns. Whether you choose one of their gorgeous designer pieces from sought after designers like Yumi Katsura, Elie Saab, Atelier Pronovias, or Hungarian haute couture designer Daalarna [as shown in first image] or even have a custom look created, Mira Couture is dedicated to your personal shopping experience. And they do, of course, carry Justine M Couture bridal accessories and veils.

please enjoy more gown designs from Mira Couture....

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.

Wedding Atelier New York wows brides right on Madison Avenue

One of the TOP 50 bridal salons in the country, Wedding Atelier  the brain child of Carrie Hung style guru and entrepreneur extraordinaire, offers gorgeous, hand-selected couture wedding dresses and generous personal attention in a lovely private space located on Madison Avenue, (between 27th and 28th) in New York City.  

Wedding Atelier is located in an expansive 4th floor space in NYC’s NOMAD (North of Madison Park), a fun and diverse neighborhood with great shopping, restaurants, and services. This amazing space is chic and elegant, but also cozy and comfortable. It’s designed to be used, enjoyed, and shared. The lighting is excellent for looking at wedding dresses, both on and off. Wedding Atelier has lots of floor to travel and walls of mirrors (20 mirrors, to be exact) so you can see and feel each dress in motion. Their dressing and fitting rooms are roomy and private. Wedding Atelier also has plenty of spots for your guests with good views so they can share the experience with you. They have even created an isle for you to walk down so that you can totally get a feel of the wedding day in your wedding dress!

Wedding Atelier's space, like their dresses, is spotless. In the Asian tradition, staff and clients alike leave their shoes at the door. Together, they keep their house clean and help promote a sense of relaxation. Thank you Carrie!

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!

Bridal Fashion Trends for 2016: Blush Gowns

We love keeping up with all the gown designer trends coming down the runway! Here's one of our most favorite styles for the fashionable bride to watch for in 2016 - the romantic blush toned, highly embellished bridal gowns by designer Jenny Packham! 

And of course, a few thoughts on how to pair this beautiful trend with the perfect Justine M Couture accessories!

We think there are two ways to go with this type of strong gown design; equally bold or subtle. We would suggest something simple in design yet similar in sparkle like our Eddie Headband [this is one of the bold options!].

The Eddie Headband, above, is unique and feminine yet can hold its own and has that strong Edwardian flavor [hello Downton Abbey!] that pairs perfectly with this beaded gown. Another bold option is the Amalie Headband below, this elegant hair accessory is truly fit for a queen! 

Or we also love the Iris Headband, below, for a more subtle option. It's so important that your accessories accent and support your gown not fight with it. Either way we just love this gown thank you Jenny Packham!

Welcome to Dubai! Presenting The Bridal Showroom and Justine M Couture!

Since we are all focused this week on what we are thankful for, we are very honored to welcome The Bridal Showroom in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to the Justine M Couture family!   

Diala, the charming owner of The Wedding Atelier, is the creator of The Bridal Showroom a hugely successful luxury bridal salon located in Jumeirah Lakes Tower in the modern and stylish city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Well known for it's shopping, Dubai is a world class city of the future!  

The Bridal Showroom  carries beautiful designer bridal gowns like these by David Tutera.

The Bridal Showroom carries beautiful designer bridal gowns like these by David Tutera.

Another David Tutera bridal gown design; beautiful, classic and feminine.

Another David Tutera bridal gown design; beautiful, classic and feminine.

The Bridal Showroom   carries many sought after bridal gown designers.  And now they carry The Justine M Couture Collection of Veils and Headpiece Combs! 

The Bridal Showroom carries many sought after bridal gown designers. And now they carry The Justine M Couture Collection of Veils and Headpiece Combs! 

The Bridal Showroom is committed to helping brides-to-be find the perfect wedding dress for the most important day in their lives. Upon opening, it will provide a professional and welcoming environment where the latest creations from renowned international designers can be discovered in comfort and luxury. All of The Bridal Showroom’s gowns have been handpicked for quality, workmanship and individuality, to be complemented perfectly the handpicked veils and accessories by Justine M Couture.

Owner and creator Diala will bring forth another masterpiece showroom featuring a fabulous selection of exquisite gown lines and accessories.  Diala personally handpicked the perfect pieces from the Justine M Couture collection of veils and hair jewelry, to complement the top designer gowns available at her new boutique.

The Pearl & Glitter Headpiece Comb by Justine M Couture

The Pearl & Glitter Headpiece Comb by Justine M Couture

2016 Bridal Trend Watch: plunging necklines

One of the most dramatic bridal fashion trends of 2016 has got to be the (pleasantly shocking for bridal) deep plunging neck line. 

A daring and breathtakingly bold gown by Designer   Julie Vino

A daring and breathtakingly bold gown by Designer Julie Vino

Vera Wang   shows off a dramatic low neckline in her 2016 collection  

Vera Wang shows off a dramatic low neckline in her 2016 collection  

This show stopping, cleavage-bearing trend, being shown by the hottest bridal designers, is the perfect setting for dramatic necklaces!

Reem Acra   shows off a plunging neckline from their collection  

Reem Acra shows off a plunging neckline from their collection  

Our own version of the deep neckline style, showing the Justine M Couture  Basilica Multipurpose Piece

Our own version of the deep neckline style, showing the Justine M Couture Basilica Multipurpose Piece

Are you daring enough to try this new trend? We'd love to know! 

Designer Profile: Julie Vino wows even the most fashion forward bride

We just love it when a bride goes all out and expresses herself with a truly magical gown! So check out these beautiful wedding gowns designs by the amazing designer Julie Vino who always knows how to make a bride look fabulous and stop the show!

You may not have heard of Designer Julie Vino yet....but you will! 

Designer Pnina Tornei's dramatic and original gowns at Kleinfeld

A little drama for your viewing pleasure: a tour through one of the most iconic and original gown designers in the world: Pnina Tornei as seen at the legendary Kleinfeld Bridal Salon in New York [home of the popular TLC series "Say Yes to the Dress".]

Gowns as dynamic [and signature as Pnina Tornei's] need the perfect complementary accessories so the bride's overall look becomes a symphony of style rather than discordant notes all vying for attention. 

The above gown would pair well with a classic and clean circlet to add some sparkle to a bride's hair and bring attention to the eyes. Perhaps our Edith Circlet with its discreet charm and hint of nature with tiny flowers and silver leaves.

A gown this bold calls for a dramatic accessory to keep pace, perhaps our Paisley Crown with its sparkle and soft curves softening the silhouette around a bride's head like a sparkly halo. 

Be sure to catch to exciting Trunk Shows coming up at Kleinfeld: Pnina Tornai August 26th through September 5th and the Justine M Couture Collection September 8th through 10th.