THE STORY BEHIND “BE HAPPY”!

It’s tough to admit that many happy stories originate in those that are sad, but it’s important for us to acknowledge the ebb and flow of life and all its lessons and permutations.  This story starts in December of 1991 on a sad note with the passing of my dear Mum, Helena at the too early age of 45.  I was 21 when she passed, young and vulnerable in a world that felt very big while I felt very small.  It seems to me that loved ones that are about to leave us see life with a simple clarity, removing all the unimportant noise and fog seeing only the truth.  The last time I spoke with my Mum she gave me such a stunningly simple message that to this day I am amazed at its ability, when shared, to hold a person steadfast to themselves and on the right path.  

She said “Be Happy”.  

Be Happy was the conduit along which I should live my life and this fundamental piece of instruction was her parting gift to me.   I was to never stray from the path of being happy because by simply being happy, all good things will come.  It’s the most basic requirement for life, with happiness you are already successful, you are already “there”.  Happiness equals contentment.

Such a joyfully sweet gift and the only one I will ever truly need. 

Getting married is one of the happiest times in our lives.  Enjoy the preparation, enjoy the day but in the busy-ness of preparing for your big day, and when pondering you future together, remember, that the application of the simple messages, such as “Be Happy”, will help you focus on the important things in life and help you worry less about the things you can’t control.

 

Special tag in every Justine M Couture veil.

Special tag in every Justine M Couture veil.

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.

 

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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Twinkle twinkle little stars ... light up the edge of your veil with genuine Swarovski crystals!

If you love sparkle - and you know we do- you will love this Justine M Couture veil that lights up any bride's face with beautiful, twinkly genuine Swarovski crystals. The Clarissa Veil in our Signature [customizable] Collection has tons of options and a whole lot of sparkle! 

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.  

Style Alert: The Romantic and Vintage Juliet Cap Veil

Shakespeare's famous tale of love "Romeo and Juliet" offers visions of true love, romantic drama, and hearts filled with longing. One of this year's hottest trends the Juliet Cap Veil offers all that and more. With it's snug to the head style, often delicately embroidered [as our WIllow Veil is seen below] a gathered side or back and long veil trailing down, this look is very classic, feminine and very Downton Abbey! A Juliet Cap Veil matches perfectly with silk biased gowns, big floral arrangements, romantic weddings and all styles past! 

Featured Veil: The India Veil

India; land of drama, history and rich culture, and the inspiration for the totally dramatic, hand embroidered work of art that is our India Veil! And if you have ever been lucky enough to attended a traditional Indian wedding [numerous days of celebration, several ceremonies, over the top entrances on horses or elephants, music and color and incredible food, food, food for days] then you have experienced a level of wedding style that is truly memorable!

The India Veil is a traditional cut veil with light gather on comb and raw cut sides with elaborate embellished scroll embroidery in a combination of silver/gold thread at base and sides of veil, finished with beading throughout embroidery in silver.

The India Veil by Justine M Couture has silver and gold combination trim.

The most popular length for this veil is 110" but this veil is available in 70" floor length, 90" chapel length and the show stopping 120" cathedral length.

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

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! 

The most popular Justine M Couture veils all in one spot

Did you know that we have gathered together all of the most popular Justine M Couture veils and put them into one lovely catalog just to delight you? Check it out here, but we warn you.... they're so gorgeous you 're going to want to have a wedding just to have an excuse to wear one! 

Trunk show through August 8 shows off latest Justine M Couture style right outside Philadelphia.

Nicole Bridal in Jenkintown Pa is a fabulous place to find everything a bride needs for a stylish wedding including the Justine Couture collection on show right now through August 8!  

Located at  The Pavilion 261 Old York RoadJenkintown , PA 19046

Located at The Pavilion 261 Old York RoadJenkintown , PA 19046

Nicole Bridal carries top designer gowns like Claire Pettibone (as seen below), St. Puccini, Rivini, Ian Stuart, Eugenia and Kelly Chase.  

And here are some lovely Claire Pettibone styles for your enjoyment! 

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The Byzantine Veil by Justine M Couture

One of the top trends of 2015 for veils is the "Juliet style" veil. If your style is Bohemian or rich vintage a Juliet cap veil is for you! One Wed says: "A timeless classic every vintage bride should look into is the beautiful Juliet Cap Veil. This veil became extremely popular in the 1920’s and 30’s and now the veil in making a comeback. The piece itself can be worn with any bridal style from romantic to vintage or elegant to simple. Even Super model Kate Moss’s wore a lace cap veil on her wedding day!"  

A Juliet style veil like the Justine M Couture Byzantine from our beautiful Embellished Veils Collection has a cap to fit close to your head, giving it a classically romantic old Elizabethan English style.