Featured Justine M Couture Retailer: Liv & Love Bridal

Liv & Love Bridal is a new and unique bridal boutique in San Antonio, Texas, carrying today's top bridal couture as well as new and emerging designers.

Liv & Love's bridal catalog features a variety of styles, tastes and sizes, and designs which celebrates the diversity of every Liv & Love bride.

Live & Love Bridal has a unique approach: their commitment to their customers ensures impeccable quality and service. Their boutique is designed to offer brides a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere to shop.

This unique salon's charming owners Olivia and Alice say, "We are here, not only to assist you in finding your dream wedding gown, but to also lend support and advice to any wedding related inquiries you may have." <3!

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. 

A new way to dress up a sweetheart neckline: gown adornments by Justine M Couture

Sweetheart necklines have been around for a long time and regularly make a resurgence in fashion [think 1950's style] but a sweetheart neckline tends to skew rather young and what with  with the plethora of gorgeous new necklines and illusion décolletages coming out in 2016 it's time to jazz up this old standard! Designer Justine M Couture has created 'gown adornments' that lift this classic style to a new level of elegance! And they're not just for bridal gowns...think of what you can do with all the sweetheart necklines in your closet

These sparkly accessories attach at the front and back of any strapless dress. This style works especially well for the mature bride who wants more depth of style than a sweetheart neckline can offer or for the curvy gal to create interest and balance [and a little extra support] up top.

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: 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!

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.

pairings: Claire Pettibone's Romantic Wedding Dream Gowns

Claire Pettibone is known for her oh so romantic take on bridal gown fashion like these gowns from a recent collection...here we pair a few of the Justine M Couture collection with top designer gowns to show how we would style them. And we think these lovely deep neckline, off the shoulder gowns would be fantastic paired with a bold multi purpose piece used as a showstopping necklace!

We would pair this classic romantic silhouette with our delicate Iris Multi Purpose Piece

We would pair this luminescanet lace covered gown with the sparkle and bling of our Olive Multi Purpose Piece

The clean lines of this gown are perfect to showcase the drama of our bold Baroque Multi Purpose Piece

We would pair this classic Greek Goddess tulle overlay gown with our Byzantine Multi Purpose Piece

Thank you to the amazing Claire Pettibone for inspiring the world with your talent and breathtaking bridal gown designs!