Justine M Couture heads to Bridal Market to meet with bridal salon clients in person

Here we go! We're packing our bags and we're ready to go with lots of new designs and styles and looking forward to meeting our new bridal salons ready to carry the Justine M Couture collection of bridal jewelry and accessories. We will be showing at The London Hotel in New York in April - please contact us for your appointment. 

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Bridal trend: Filagreed jewelry a rich style for today's bride

Filigree, a delicate kind of metalwork, suggests lace and is reminiscent of Indian and Asian metalwork. Popular from the 17th to the 19th century in Italian and French metalwork from 1660 to the late 19th century, Filagree is making a fabulous comeback with brides.  

The Amalie, our Filigree encrusted bracelet with Swarovski large oval rhinestones and smaller decorate rhinestone chain, celebrates this ancient form of art. The Amalie bracelet is available in silver, gold or rose gold metal with silver, aquamarine or vintage rose stones.

Amalie in gold

Amalie in gold

Rose gold with silver  

Rose gold with silver  

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Fleur de Mer earrings a charming way to add sparkle and bling to any occasion

With its oval filigree metal encrusted with Swarovski navette, round rhinestones and pearls, the Fleur de Mer earrings by Justine M Couture, frame the face beautifully and make a bold statement on any occasion.  

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Finished on small oval filigree studs is available in: Silver metal, silver rhinestones, cream rose pearls.

The Edith Circlet - a delicate ring of sparkly beauty

Soft leafy vines encrusted with delicate Swarovski silver rhinestones and rhinestone chain, finished on a full metal circlet or available as a flexible vine. The Edith Circlet is a favorite.

The Edith Circlet as envisioned by SanDiegoWedding.com  

The Edith Circlet as envisioned by SanDiegoWedding.com  

Color option: silver or gold metal, silver rhinestones, off white enamel roses.

We're headed back to NYC to spend some quality time with our good friends at Kleinfeld

July 26 through 28 designer Justine M, the lead designer of Justine M Couture, will be at the world famous Kleinfeld New York for a designer present trunk show. So if you're anywhere near the Big Apple make your appointment now! You never know you might get lucky and see them filming the popular TV series "Say Yes to the Dress" while you're there! 

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Ceremony Magazine showcases a gorgeous Balinese styled wedding shoot featuring Justine M Couture bridal jewelry

You know we love it when great publications like Ceremony Magazine publish beautiful styled shoots like this Balinese dream styled by the very talented Brilliant Event Design! Here are a few of our favorite images but be sure to view the entire wedding styled shoot here. 

Amazing photographs by Whimsie Photography Studios taken at Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, California. 

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.  

Life at trunk shows and why we love them

A few thoughts on our Designer present trunk shows...

Trunk Shows are very concentrated events for wedding gown and accessory designer. Designers travel cross country or internationally, stay in hotels, meets with dozens and dozens of brides, plus the store's concierges and style experts, tailors, managers, buyers and even a lot of the bride's family. It is, of course, an emotional time for the bride and her family, so being present and working face to face with these lovely girls is far more than just matching a veil to a dress or beautiful headpieces and jewelry to their overall style. Our Lead Designer Justine M loves life at trunk shows. Working with people to help them have the most incredible day of their lives is such a gift and Justine says "I'm so blessed to work with such beautiful families and brides it's truly an honor!" 

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Designer Justine M met this beautiful bride [above] at a Kleinfeld Canada Justine M Couture trunk show. Justine says "Kim stole my heart with her picture of her mum (who sadly passed away six years ago) that she brought with her to her gown appointments so her mum could be there. Kim's mum was holding that little curious George when she passed so Kim has had George with her every night since. I was so touched be her devotion and her families' love."

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Scenes from a trunk show at Kleinfeld New York where Lead Designer of Justine M Couture Justine M meets with many different brides over a few days to help them match their accessories to their dream gown. Interacting with real brides in real time is so valuable for a designer as inspiring brides with new and exciting looks is of course very important, but knowing what they want and how they feel is everything.  Justine M Couture strives to always help the bride feel the way she wants to feel on her wedding day; beautiful, classic, trendy, powerful and in love. We thank you for the honor. Please keep up with our schedule of trunk shows here.

Dear April, we love you with or without the showers!

We all know "April showers bring May flowers..." and speaking of showers....are you looking for a special gift for your own bridal shower? Why not let your girls know you want a authentic Justine M Couture piece of jewelry or bridal accessory? 

You can find Justine M Couture in finer bridal salons all over the country and the world.

Visit our list of retail salon or online partners to find a shop near you!

Trend Report: the bold choker necklace

The choker [or very fitted necklace the sits snugly around ones neck like a turtle neck] is by far this season's boldest statement piece of jewelry! Pairing well with low or plunging necklines the choker first made a fashion appearance around the time of English Queen [and notorious bold woman!] Anne Boleyn (remember the pearl "B" necklace worn by Natalie Portman playing Anne Boleyn in "The Other Boleyn Sister"). The choker was immensely popular in the late 19th century partly due to England's Alexandra, Princess of Wales [precursor to Diana!] who wore thick rows of pearls and velvet, setting quite the trend. 

Here we showcase the Isabella Choker by Justine M Couture.

The classic way to secure a choker is with a ribbon at the back, adding a delicate flutter of feminine satin to counter the boldness of the neckline at the front.

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. 

Coming soon the Ocean Confetti multi purpose piece

With its delicate spray of sparkle and nature inspired accents, the Ocean Confetti piece is a bold yet feminine accent to a bride's wedding day style. This piece can be used in a variety of ways to give very different looks and pair with many different gown styles plus it has a versatility that can allow it to be worn for years to come.

The Ocean Confetti piece worn as a dramatic choker style necklace that pairs perfectly with an open neckline.

The Ocean Confetti piece worn as a dramatic choker style necklace that pairs perfectly with an open neckline.

   The Ocean Confetti piece worn around the waist as a belt or sash.

 

The Ocean Confetti piece worn around the waist as a belt or sash.

The Ocean Confetti piece worn as a dazzling and fresh (and very on trend ) head band.

The Ocean Confetti piece worn as a dazzling and fresh (and very on trend ) head band.

Featured Justine M Couture retailer: Dahlia Bridal

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In the heart of Point Loma, one of San Diego, California's most unique neighborhoods, nestled amongst fabulous restaurants and yachts large and small, lives Dahlia Bridal. This charming boutique run by owner Cassandra Barlin features a unique and beautiful collection of designer bridal gowns and accessories for the discerning yet creative bride. 

Now it's time to name drop....find gowns from Romona Keveza, Amsale, Casablanca, Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet, Lazaro, Watters, WTOO, Tara Keely, and Justina McCaffrey; Just to name a few! 

A gorgeous Catherine Deane bridal gown at Dahlia Bridal   

A gorgeous Catherine Deane bridal gown at Dahlia Bridal   

The surprise is that Dahlia Bridal offers resale * yes resale! * gowns at 40%-70% off retail price. But don't worry; these aren't your grandma's gowns. Each of of their glorious gowns is hand-picked by their super stylish buyers, working hard to find the perfect gown for your special day. Dahlia Bridal  boutique is filled with current styles and our inventory is constantly changing; so there's always something new.

An enchanting Christian Soriano (Project Runway alum!!) gown at Dahlia Bridal  

An enchanting Christian Soriano (Project Runway alum!!) gown at Dahlia Bridal  

A charming bridal gown by Theia at Dahlia Bridal Salon

A charming bridal gown by Theia at Dahlia Bridal Salon

And Dahlia Bridal carries a great selection of vintage and one of a kind Justine M Couture accessories so if you're ever in Point Loma be sure to stop in and say hello to the staff at this friendly and unique salon! 

Setting up at New York Market...here we go!!

THERE IS SO MUCH TO PULL TOGETHER for New York Bridal Market 2015!

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We ship in lots of items and displays [plus inventory!] to make the perfect booth for New York International Bridal Market. Here we are are putting together our booth (#431) at Pier 94 right now we're so excited for tomorrow - First appointment 9 AM!!

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We just love our Justine M Couture family who know that every detail must be perfect for our clientele! A lot of business will happen on the next 3 days in this spot so we want to make sure it is up to our standards! Thanks to our Shipping and Office Manager Sharron for always going the extra mile! xo

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It may look crazy now but once they lay the white carpet runways in the aisles this place is the most exciting place to be in the whole bridal industry. We'll see you tomorrow!  

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HERE'S A LITTLE SNEAK PEEK OF SOME OF THE NEWEST JUSTINE M COUTURE ACCESSORIES AND JEWELRY WE'RE SHOWCASING AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL BRIDAL MARKET OCTOBER 10 THROUGH OCTOBER 12 AT THE PIERS BOOTH 431. 

Check back tomorrow for more photos of our latest designs and all the stores who come by to order them! 

Bracelets, bracelets, bracelets

Girls have always known that the bracelets look gorgeous and make you feel more powerful [hello Wonder Woman!] 

For over 7000 years bracelets have been a symbol of beauty, spirit and power. The history of Egyptian bracelets is as old as 5000 BC when bracelets were made of bones, stones and woods. The Scarab Bracelet, one of the most recognized symbols of ancient Egypt, represented rebirth and regeneration.

Recent discoveries by Russian archaeologists have found what they believe to be a bracelet, excavated in Siberia and dated to around 40,000 BC!

These beautiful [and dare we say powerful] bracelets are just a few from the Justine M Couture Collection…enjoy!

Coming soon: the Moon Lagoon Multipurpose piece

Launching 2015 Justine M Couture presents the Moon Lagoon Multipurpose piece: a beautiful and dramatic trail of faux mother of pearl navettes that can be worn wrapped around your waist, hairline, neck or even arm.

Three lovely strands of silver rhinestone and faux mother of pearl navette stones are finished at ends with silver filigree and organza tie back.  

Moon Lagoon shown worn as a vine styled headpiece 

Moon Lagoon shown worn as a vine styled headpiece 

The Moon Lagoon Is available in Silver metal, stones and faux mother of pearl off white navettes.

Moon Lagoon shown with as a dramatic necklace  

Moon Lagoon shown with as a dramatic necklace  

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