Tag: From Sketch to Wedding Gown


From Sketch to Dress – Coco

July 27th, 2011 — 1:00am

Using silk organza and lace, Lea-Ann wanted to communicate a feeling of softness and ease while still remaining sleek. As she sketched, a trumpet silhouette with cascading tiers of silk organza scattered with hand-cut lace flower appliqués emerged.

Lea-Ann Belter Coco, slim silk organza wedding gown, modern bridal gown

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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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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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From Inspiration to Wedding Gown: Jemma

November 23rd, 2010 — 1:00am

Her imagination overflowing from a recent trip to England for Harrogate bridal market, Lea-Ann was itching to create! When pencil met paper, her vision of a classic, ladylike wedding gown with a full skirt, pleating, and lace revealed itself.

Lea-Ann Belter Jemma

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