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Gowns in History {18th Century Court Manteau}

January 18th, 2012 — 1:00am

Modern wedding gowns are a reflection of past fashions, stretching back for centuries. We love researching what women have worn, and when we came across the image below, we were inspired to share.

Well, actually, the first thing we thought was, “How on Earth did the woman who wore this sit?”

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Lea-Ann Belter Bridal Spring 2012 – Blake

October 26th, 2011 — 1:00pm

Lea-Ann Belter’s Spring 2012 collection was unveiled just a week ago in NYC at Couture Bridal Market. Though we’ve been sharing glimpses on Facebook and Twitter, we’re formally introducing you to Lea-Ann Belter Bridal’s fresh crop of wedding frocks!

Meet Blake:

Lea-Ann Belter Spring 2012 - Blake

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Lea-Ann Belter Bridal Spring 2012 – Katharine

October 26th, 2011 — 1:00am

Lea-Ann Belter’s Spring 2012 collection was unveiled just a week ago in NYC at Couture Bridal Market. Though we’ve been sharing glimpses on Facebook and Twitter, we’re formally introducing you to Lea-Ann Belter Bridal’s fresh crop of wedding frocks!

Meet Katharine:

Lea-Ann Belter Bridal Spring 2012 - Katharine

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Iconic Weddings: JFK & Jackie

September 12th, 2011 — 1:00am

Though the US does not officially have royalty, many would agree that the Kennedys are pretty close, and today marks the anniversary of one of their most memorable family weddings!

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier met John F. Kennedy while she was a photographer for The Washington Times-Herald and he a congressman about to be elected to the Massachusetts Senate. (source) Two years later, JFK proposed, and when they married on September 12, 1953, it was an event that captivated the country.

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Lea-Ann Belter Allison Bride – Rachelle

September 1st, 2011 — 1:00am

Magic happens anywhere. Whether eyes meet across the room or online, all it takes is a connection and, voila! You realize you’re in love.

The moment Rachelle and David met, they knew they had found something special. Since one lived in Wisconsin and the other in Toronto, some traveling (and moving!) was required. But they didn’t let that stop them!

Lea-Ann Belter Allison, Museum of Civilization in Gatineau wedding, classic silk draped dupioni bridal ballgown, Kurt Heinecke photography, groom wearing a morning coat

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From Sketch to Dress – Eleanor Part II

July 13th, 2011 — 1:00am

A little while ago, we shared a rough sketch and some design details of Lea-Ann Belter’s newest ball gown, Eleanor.

Wondering what Lea-Ann imagined her corseted, lace and silk dupioni frock would look like finished?

Here’s one of Lea-Ann’s illustrations!

Lea-Ann Belter Eleanor, classic ballgown bridal dress, Lea-Ann Belter Bridal 2011
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Lea-Ann Belter Paige Bride – Kathryn

June 29th, 2011 — 1:00am

The saying “it’s the little things that matter” is a truism in relationships…and with wedding gowns!

While trying on our Paige gown at Wedding Wonderland, Katie could see herself exchanging vows with her sweetie, Cory. Though ,in her wedding daydreams, Katie envisioned her Paige with a long, classic train, a romantic lace-edged cathedral veil and pockets.

custom Lea-Ann Belter Paige,  Julie Roberts Photography, Knoxville wedding, cathedral lace edged veil, v neck ballgown bridal gown, classic elegant bride, Lea-Ann Belter Paige veil

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From Sketch To Dress – Jemma

June 14th, 2011 — 1:00am

When Lea-Ann designed Jemma, she had in mind a classic bride who’s drawn to contemporary simplicity. Picturing a polished ball gown crafted from light, eco-friendly silk dupioni, Lea-Ann moved on to sketch out Jemma’s details.

“I didn’t want the entire bodice to be covered with lace because that would look too traditional, so I added the draping at the waist to give it a modern twist.”

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From Sketch to Dress – Eleanor

May 24th, 2011 — 1:00am

During the creation of a bridal gown – as with lots of things (like a wedding) – things don’t always go according to plan.

Which actually is often a good thing!

When Lea-Ann designed Eleanor, she envisioned a sophisticated, airy, romantic gown, sketching out hand-cut, appliquéd lace, soft box pleats, and structured bodice.

Lea-Ann Belter Eleanor, corset bridal gown, sweetheart bodice, hand applied lace

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What is a Ball Gown?

May 3rd, 2011 — 1:00am

Perhaps the most traditional wedding dress silhouette is the ballgown. The A-line bridal gown’s older, more dramatic sister, a ballgown is characterized by a full skirt and a fitted bodice that travels through the waist.

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