Category: Behind the Seams





December 10th, 2014

Deck the Halls | Behind the Seams

Decking our windows with holiday gowns made of wrapping paper and ribbon is a tradition at our Toronto flagship boutique, and this year we went all out! Continue reading »

March 12th, 2014

{The Scoop} Town and Country Bridal

Always a fabulous boutique at which to find The Dress, Town and Country Bridal recently made a big move to a new space in St. Louis. And believe us when we say that moving bridal gowns is no easy feat! But, as with almost anything she does, owner Stephanie made the change with style, moving her shop into a space designed to make all who enter feel right at home.

After a recent Lea-Ann Belter Bridal trunk show at their new location, we caught up with Stephanie to get the skinny on Town and Country:

LABB: What do you love most about your new space?

Stephanie: I love being able to set my own store hours AND I love the feeling people get when they walk in. It is a very calming space and we worked really hard when we laid it out with the architect to design a store with fitting rooms spread throughout the space to give each girl a private appointment.

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October 9th, 2013

Lea-Ann Belter Bridal’s Guide to NYC

Showing Lea-Ann’s new Spring 2014 collection at NYC Couture Bridal Week isn’t the only reason we can’t wait to get to the Big Apple this week.

Nope.

It’s the food. The shopping. And the kaleidoscopic, electrifying energy of one of our favorite places. Sinatra wasn’t kidding when he sang that the city never sleeps!

Next time you visit NYC, stop by some of our favorite haunts below:

For the last several seasons, we’ve stayed at Ink 48, a wonderful hotel right near the Piers, where much of the bridal action takes place.

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May 29th, 2013

The Fabric of Love?

Ask Lea-Ann why she uses silk dupioni in so many of her designs and you’ll hear a declaration of love. The way it falls. The clean, crisp finish when sewn. Its lightness. How beautifully it holds a drape, yet still offers enchanting movement. Has she mentioned the sheen and that it is wrinkle-resistant?

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May 1st, 2013

The Making Of a Lea-Ann Belter Gown

Ever wondered how a Lea-Ann Belter gown is made?

Though the overall process may differ for each style, some of the same steps are followed for every gown made in our Toronto studio.

First, of course, we start with the fabric!

Silk Dupioni in Lea-Ann Belter's Studio

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April 17th, 2013

Lea-Ann Belter Bridal Fall 2013 Collection Hint!

It’s hard to believe that this weekend our Fall 2013 collection will make its debut at NYC Bridal Week! This season, we’re super excited about all our new dresses. So thrilled, in fact, we can’t resist giving you a sneak peek!

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March 27th, 2013

What Does Lea-Ann Belter Bridal Have in Common with Kings and Queens?

Did you know Lea-Ann Belter gowns are crafted with the same lace used by European royalty? It’s true! We source our favorite textile from looms that have served kings and queens for generations.

The centuries-old techniques used to craft this fabric fit for a throne (and walking down the aisle) are incredible:

Measuring just over 16 feet long, and threaded with thousands of bobbins, it all starts with a loom…and a man whose job is to walk back and forth all day long, crafting the lace.

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December 24th, 2012

Very Merry!

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

A very happy holiday to you and yours – we hope it’s filled with laughter and love!

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November 28th, 2012

Lea-Ann Belter Gown Shopping PSA

Browsing online, you see the Lea-Ann Belter Bridal gown you adore at a fraction of what it’s sold for at your local boutique. To buy or not to buy?

Before making any decision, there are some things you should know.

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October 19th, 2012

Spring 2013 Lea-Ann Belter Bridal Gowns {Helene}

When we posted this glam, beaded strap on Facebook as a clue to what Lea-Ann was developing for our 2013 bridal collection, what kind of wedding gown did you imagine?

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