The Justine M Couture Signature Veil collection: build your perfect veil

The Justine M Couture Signature Veil Collection offers the most popular shapes and style veils that can be extensively customized in alternative length, gather, width, layering, trim and beading options allowing brides to creat the perfect veil for their style. As well as offering the classic simple raw cut veil, optional trims include stitched/pencil edge, silk satin ribbon, silk cording, metallic ribbon in gold and silver, organza ribbon, horse hair and Swarovski beading.

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The Clara Belle veil, shown here, has a traditional teardrop narrow cut with fine to medium gather on the comb and a finished raw cut.

 

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 Ocean Confetti Crown: gold leaves create a classically dramatic, Royal crown for any bride

The Ocean Confetti Crown offers a truly classic and Royal dramatic headpiece for any bride who wants to feel special on her wedding day. With soft gold leaf and rhinestoned flower filigree interspersed with clear crystal bicones on soft gold halo. You'll be sure to hear "You look beautiful your majesty!" all day long.

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Color options: soft gold with clear crystals.

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New York, New York a wonderful town! Justine M Couture heads back to the big apple!

This Friday and Saturday, May 13 & 14, Lead Designer Justine M will be back at our New York, NY Flagship store Kleinfeld so well known for the popular TLC show "Say Yes to the Dress". Meet Justine in person as she assists Kleinfeld's amazing and caring and professional bridal attire consultants as they help brides say yes to their veils and accessories too! 

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. 

Native American Beauty Styled Shoot with Justine M Couture pieces show diversity of style and fashion

Three generations of Native American models, tee pees, hand made clothing, live wolves, and Justine M Couture pieces like you've never seen them! Check out this editorial that shows off some of our best selling sashes, headpieces and multi purpose pieces used as belts, necklaces and arm bands by SanDiegoWedding.com.

the Justine M Couture Vine

the Justine M Couture Vine

The Justine M Couture Vine

The Justine M Couture Vine

The Justine M Couture Byzantine Crown used as a headband

The Justine M Couture Byzantine Crown used as a headband

Justine M Couture sash used as necklace

Justine M Couture sash used as necklace

See all of this exciting and trend setting editorial on SanDiegoWedding.com #lovetotallyplanlocally

Pantone announces their pick for the colors of 2016...welcome soft pinks and blues!

Now that Pantone has announced their pick for the colors of 2016 [Rose Quartz and Serenity] so we thought we'd show off a few pinks and blues of our own! 

Check out our pink vintage stone embellished Colette Hair Ornaments:

And did you know that Justine M Couture has quite a few pieces with the option of a little something blue added in? Yes pieces like our gorgeous Olive headpiece have the option of adding a special Blue Swarovski Crystal hidden on the back so only you know it's there. 

So if you love the latest bridal fashion trends, colors and fashions...we've got you covered!

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!

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.

Why we love Southern Bride Magazine and all the Southern Brides who read it

What is it about a southern bride and a southern wedding?  The old-school style charm, the rich landscape, the historic beauty of the cities and buildings?

Maybe it's all those manners since justine and COUTURE's lead designer is from England we have a particular appreciation for a land of people who love old fashioned pastimes and good manners!

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Of course it helps when the South has such an amazing magazine and blog as Southern bride!

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Southern bride magazine has been kind enough to showcase just going into tour pieces more than once over the years these images showcase a beautiful shoot by the seashore. 

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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!

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! 

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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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.

Don't miss the Saturday September 12 trunk show at the White Flower in San Diego, California

Saturday September 12if you're in San Diego be sure to make it to the White Flower Bridal Boutique for the Justine M Couture trunk show. 

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We just love The White Flower Bridal Salon. We know you'll find that this very personable and professional gown salon really knows how to take care of their brides!  

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And what better place to find your dream gown there in sunny San Diego, the most popular wedding city in the USA and the 10 most popular wedding destination in the whole world! 

See you there!!  

See you there!!  

The triumphant return of the [very] dramatic veil

One of the hottest bridal style trends for this year is heavily embroidered and embellish veils.

The Armonde Veil from The Avant Garde Collection

The Armonde Veil from The Avant Garde Collection

The Paisley Veil from Embellished Collection

The Paisley Veil from Embellished Collection

For a few decades the veil was nowhere to be seen at weddings and now it is back in full style and with no holds barred!

The Amy Veil from the Lace Collection

The Amy Veil from the Lace Collection

Today's bride wears a veil for different reasons than her sister of centuries ago- no need to hide behind a wall of fabric before seeing your groom for the first time! Today's veil is a celebration of design and style for any wedding.

Want to see what's popular with brides right now? Check out the best selling Justine M Couture Veils section