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.

Featured style: The Florence Veil in the Embellished Collection

We are often asked if we love all of our veil creations equally. Of course we do! But out of the myriad of styles, shapes, textures, trims and options that we offer in our veils we were bound to come up with a couple of favorites....and the Florence veil from the Embellished collection is one of them.

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This lovely, rich veil has a traditional cut veil with medium gather on comb, embroidery all round the edge and is embellished with intricate, hand sewn filigree embroidery and delicate seed pearls, beads and stones throughout bottom and sides of veil. We love it!

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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.

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!