We’re so glad the bridal veil is back! Designer Justine M Couture brings you the dreamiest veils!

The bridal veil has been a tradition with many meanings and symbolism attached to it through history.  But today’s embellished and luxurious veils by designer Justine M Couture add glamour to any Bride’s special day!  Here we present the Camille veil from the recent  Embellished Veil Collection by Justine M Couture.

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photo by Stacy Childers

Beautiful Bridal Headpieces Are an Exciting Adornment to your Wedding Day Look!

Bridal stylist and designer Sandra Nicole Designs knows how to accessorize! This dynamic mother and daughter duo have styled and designed accessories for bridal designers for New York, Los Angeles and Orange County fashion week and have helped hundreds of lucky brides find their way to their perfect wedding day style. We love this collection of bridal headpieces [live from New York bridal fashion show] by Sandra Nicole Design - this line brings drama and fun to your wedding day ensemble! 

Wedding Parasols are Perfect for any Outdoor Event and now they're on Sale

Did you know we sell [direct to you] the highest quality adult sized natural white paper parasols for keeping you cool and shaded on your wedding day? Well we do and right now they are on sale! Get yours here

Gorgeous photos courtesy of Tim Otto Photography, thanks Tim!! 

Something Bleu Bridal Boutique Understands Bridal Gown Magic and Wants to Share it with You!

Something Bleu is a bridal and formal wear boutique, located in the coastal city of Oceanside, that specializes in cultivating a truly unforgettable experience for the bride and her bridal party.

Something Bleu Bridal Boutique carries your favorite [and many up and coming] bridal gown designers like Reem Acra, Claire La Faye, Jude Jowilson, Sophia Tolli, Enchanting and Montage by Mon Cheri, and Lillian West plus bridesmaids & formal fashions, flower girls, accessories and more!

The girls at Something Bleu know... it all starts with finding that fabulous dress and then everything else falls into place.

Founder Ginny Lopez and Fashion Director Bebe Lashley bring their valuable expertise and knowledge to So Cal brides, these ladies have traveled extensively, both locally and internationally, to create a collection so amazing all to make sure that their clients have an outstanding and unique selection of bridal fashion. 

Something Bleu founder Ginny Lopez is an established event stylist and interior designer with an extensive portfolio. Her passion for design and love of fashion was evident at her own Great Gatsby inspired wedding, as well as many other weddings and events she has styled.

Something Bleu founder Ginny Lopez is an established event stylist and interior designer with an extensive portfolio. Her passion for design and love of fashion was evident at her own Great Gatsby inspired wedding, as well as many other weddings and events she has styled.

Bebe Lashley is a San Diego based personal stylist with a deep love for fashion. In addition to previously owning a retail store, Bebe has an impressive knowledge of fashion trends and styles garnered from years of experience in fashion merchandising and retail management.

Bebe Lashley is a San Diego based personal stylist with a deep love for fashion. In addition to previously owning a retail store, Bebe has an impressive knowledge of fashion trends and styles garnered from years of experience in fashion merchandising and retail management.

Embellished bridal fashion isn't just for gowns! Check out this petal embellished veil by Justine M Couture

There's a huge trend in embellished gowns for 2017 and we love [more to come on hat soon!] with butterflies, flowers and petals cascading down trains and adorning bridal gown skirts. But the trend also extends to accessories like this gorgeous petal encrusted veil by bridal accessories designer Justine M Couture who just happens to be Kleinfeld's [home to the New York original version of the TLC hit TV show "Say Yes to the Dress"] #1 accessories designer.

We are so glad that Veils are back in a big way!

The Bridal Veil is such a romantic and powerful accessory to wear only once on your wedding day! We love that veils, whose popularity had diminished for a few decades, are back in a big, bold, beautiful way like this embroidered masterpiece named "The Rose Hip Veil" by Justine M Couture!

Over the top bridal accessories by Fiori Couture stand out on wedding day

Bold, standout bridal accessories are trending! With super dramatic bridal gowns showing up on the runway and in many a major designers collection, brides need accessories that can hold up and not get lost in their overall styling of the day. Fiori Couture delivers dramatic and creative bridal accessories to swoon over!

Fiori's Camellia Collection Limited Edition

Fiori's Camellia Collection Limited Edition

Love Fiori Couture's Vintage Egg basket hand bag and matching cuffs.  White  lacquer Camellia with vintage glass French buttons and French velvet ribbon. Photos by the amazing Absolut Moderne.

Bridal fashion trend: filagreed bridal jewelry

Filigree, a delicate kind of metalwork, suggests lace and is reminiscent of Indian and Asian metalwork. Popular from the 17th to the 19th century in Italian and French metalwork from 1660 to the late 19th century, Filagree is making a fabulous comeback with brides.  

This beautiful Filigree encrusted bracelet by Justine M Couture, The Amalie - available in gold, rose gold [all the rage this year!!] and silver, celebrates this ancient form of art. 

Trend alert: the bridal choker necklace

The 'choker' necklace has a long and illustrious history. The choker [or very fitted necklace the sits snugly around ones neck like a turtle neck] is by far this season's boldest statement piece of jewelry! Pairing well with low or plunging necklines the choker first made a fashion appearance around the time of English Queen [and notorious bold woman!] Anne Boleyn (remember the pearl "B" necklace worn by Natalie Portman playing Anne Boleyn in "The Other Boleyn Sister"). The choker was immensely popular in the late 19th century partly due to England's Alexandra, Princess of Wales [precursor to Diana!] who wore thick rows of pearls and velvet, setting quite the trend. Fitting right in for today's bold Queen (or future Queen) is this gorgeous and bold choker by Justine M Couture bridal jewelry and accessories.  

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4 bridal crowns that will make you feel like a Queen on your wedding day

Many people talk about wanting to feel like a princess on their wedding day but we think it's better to straighten that crown and feel like a queen!  Wearing a crown gets you in touch with the empowered beautiful and regal soul that you are and these four crowns by uber bridal accessory designer Justine M Couture (Kleinfeld New York and Kleinfeld Canada's favorite and best selling accessory designer!) will have you enjoying your wedding day like royalty!

The Florence Crown by Justine M Couture

The Florence Crown by Justine M Couture

The Florence Crown with 13 pieces of large diamond filigree create a full oval crown decorated with Swarovski baguette, princess and navette cut rhinestones in silver, gold , rose gold or white metal silver stones.

The Mermaids Purse Crown by Justine M Couture

The Mermaids Purse Crown by Justine M Couture

The Mermaids Purse Crown, molded filigree encrused with Swarovski rhinestones and mother of pearl flowers in antique silver metal.

The Sirens Crown by Justine M Couture

The Sirens Crown by Justine M Couture

The Sitens Crown is a tall, vintage soft silver filigree decorated with rhinestone chain and Swarovski rhinestones.

The Windsor Crown by Justine M Couture  

The Windsor Crown by Justine M Couture  

The Windsor Crown has an antique base Spanish filigree encrusted with Swarovski rhinestones and chain creating a tall regal crown in soft sillver.

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Born in Southeast England, to a family of French and English lineage, Lead Designer of the Justine M Couture collections, Justine Louise Helena Murray, brings a sophisticated marriage of the romantic, feminine flair of French style and the tradition and regal elegance of English aristocracy, to all her jewelry and veil designs.

Traveling the world collecting ideas and inspiration, Justine made her home in Southern California and in 2002 created The Tiara Room, a charming and popular retail boutique offering her own designs to Southern California brides and event stylists.

From this hands-on beginning with bridal clients, Justine evolved into designing solely for retail boutiques around the world and the Justine M Couture collection was born.

Justine M Couture offers discerning brides a distinct alternative to traditional accessory styling. The collection aims to capture the imagination through extensive use of eclectic materials, raising the level of bridal fashion to that of artistry.

Justine believes Each piece I create is its own unique work of art that hails back to a time when elegance in fashion was more important than a passing trend” 

The 2015/2016 Justine M Couture collection reflects both her English and French heritage.  Her pieces relate both a vintage appeal and a contemporary impact, with a timeless classical foundation that is the key to its appeal and success with brides everywhere. Culling from a wide range of components; from laces to filigree metals, the Justine M Couture line captures attention worldwide.

Sarah Jessica Parker brings Carrie's great taste in shoes to weddings with a gorgeous bridal shoe collection

Any fan of "Sex and the City" knows Carrie knows her shoes! And we're so excited that Sarah Jessica Parker [who played Carrie] has brought out a beautiful collection of bridal shoes. And yes 'those blue ones' that Big placed on her feet, 'Prince Charming and Cinderella style' are in the line. 

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Available now at Zappos, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales and at Kleinfeld New York.

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And even more to choose from...the girl has great taste as Carrie or as SJP! 

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Lavender Blue dilly dilly, a charming outdoor wedding at Quail Haven Farm in Bonsall

An olde English song from the late 17th century goes:

"Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly, lavender's green, When I am king, dilly, dilly, You shall be queen. Who told you so, dilly, dilly, who told you so? 'Twas my own heart, dilly, dilly, that told me so."  

With satchels of Lavender lending a delicate element to the day, The Battaglia's wedding unfolded on a warm October day, with moody skies and turned into a love-filled celebration of lavender and gold worthy of a modern day king and queen. Lovingly photographed by Great Woodland Photography you can see the whole wedding here...

All that glitters is a golden, sophisticated, globe-spanning, love-filled wedding!

Natasha and Calvin’s romance has taken them from London to Southern California. It started years ago in England; where Natasha grew up and Calvin played basketball for a London team. Natasha and Calvin's love story was filled with gold, flowers, amazing views that only La Jolla's own La Valencia Hotel [known locally as the Pink Lady] can offer. Click here to see the full wedding in all its golden and glittery beauty...

Their day was rich with love -check out how wedding and event designer SD Weddings by Gina and wedding florist Flowers by Azhar collaborated to create a blushing pink and gold theme that fits the venue perfectly!] and celebrated in a special language that only they understands, but even a stranger can understand their sophisticated and romantic wedding style captured expertly by local wedding photographer ABM Photography.

The Pavilion fashion show from the Valentine's Day Wedding Party EXPO

The February 14 Wedding Party EXPO was a fun day of engaged couples, wedding style, wedding experts celebrating love and weddings! The Pavilion Tent was host to a few special fashion shows for the general admission attendees: 

The first was on the heart stage and featured Designer Bridal Gowns by: Allure, Winnie Couture, Allure Romance, Galia Lahav, Geny Maalouf and Nicole Miller

Hair and Makeup by: Panache and Company Salon

Accessories by: Justine M Couture

Sound and Lighting by: San Diego Disc Jockey (The Kelley Company) 

Backdrops by: The Foto Box [heart] and With Love Event Decor [ribbons]


Now that's what we call a VIP experience! A peek into a private penthouse designer fashion show

The Wedding Party EXPO is well known as a top, on trend, upscale wedding planning fair that produces unforgettable fashion shows. Their Valentine's Day show was a gorgeous day of romance and love and wedding style celebrated by hundreds of engaged couples and the areas top wedding experts and services. VIP's were treated to an incredible private salon style fashion experience in the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay's 18th floor Penthouse. Looking at this picture perfect day in this gorgeous venue overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay it's easy to see why San Diego is the 10th most popular wedding destination in the world! Check it out! 

Gowns: Allure, Winnie Couture, Allure Romance, Galia Lahav, Gemy Maalouf

Hair and Makeup: Panache and Company Salon

Purses: Fiori Couture

Accessories: Justine M Couture

DJ and Sound: San Diego DJ's

Desserts: Jennywenny Cakes

Photos by: James Lightby

Source: http://www.sandiegoweddingparty.com/

Save the date February 14, 2016 for the romance themed wedding party expo

San Diego's great big beautiful wedding planning show for all engaged couples is back at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay on Sunday, February 14 of next year and we can't wait! 

Brides, grooms, maids, groomsmen, moms, dads...everyone loves the Wedding Party! 

The Wedding Party has the most stylis, on trend wedding fashion shows in the country.

With fabulous food and fashion you'll love this show famous for its open and stylish format. 

Gorgeous displays from top wedding resources are like a living Pinterest board!  

Meet top caterers, florists, rental companies, photographers, videographers, DJs, musicians, bands, event planners and some of the finest reception and ceremony venues in the country

Welcome Rose Gold: the vintage metal color that adds a blush of color to your jewelry!

Rose Gold is a gorgeous, rosy metal color created when copper is added to yellow gold. This vintage shade originated in 19th century Russia and made a few notable comebacks during Victorian times and the roaring 20's and now in 2016! Thanks to designers like Justine M Couture, one of the USA's most popular accessory and veil designers and Kleinfeld New York's - home to the popular TV show "Say Yes to the Dress" - biggest selling accessory line] this color will wow on runways and wedding aisles all over the world.

Justine M Couture has included this exciting shade to key pieces in her collection for 2016 [ahem one of Pantone's colors of the year is Rose Quartz after all!] and this color will probably take off with brides who want to showcase a rosy tone in their cheeks, pull in a little timeless style and, of course, stand out a little from the crowd.

Want to find the Justine M Couture collection in San Diego? Well lucky for us The White Flower Boutique is a Flagship Justine M Couture location!

The White Flower Boutique is also having a trunk show Wednesday January 27, 2016 where you can meet Lead Designer Justine M of Justine M Couture in person and try on [and purchase] her beautiful pieces. 

Appointments are essential at this busy salon even for trunk shows!

Everything you ever wanted to know about Veils...

Selecting the perfect Bridal Veil to go with your gown is an art! A veil is not something we wear everyday, and selecting one that suits your own style [and that perfectly complements your bridal gown] can be a daunting task. Veils add an extra sense of tradition and flair for occasion. And your veil should enhance your style and personality.

Fun Fact: Did you know that in Ancient Rome Brides appeared enveloped in a saffron-colored haze that symbolized the flame of Vesta, the goddess of home and the provider of life? 

In the modern world… women have a fresh approach when it comes to thinking about the wedding veil, now considered a bridal accessory, rather than a tool worn for modesty.

Today we bring you the first in a weekly series of tried and tested “veil facts” to help any bride find the perfect veil! Designer Justine M of Justine M Couture says...

There are 6 key things to consider when selecting your veil style:

  1. Veil Length (short & flirty or long & dramatic) should complement your gown
  2. The cut of the Veil (refers to the Veil's shape) again be sure to pair with your gown
  3. The gather/thickness of the Veil (the way the veil is attached to the comb)
  4. The number of layers the Veil has (1 is translucent, 2 or more is bold and mysterious)
  5. The Veil's trim (lace along the edge?) or decorative beading (scattered beading?)
  6. The comb type (the way the Veil attaches to your head)

Some brides love a dreamy and bold “full poufy” look that multiple layers creates and some brides prefer a more simple “fine gather” look with a simple trim. Your veil matches your personality more than any other accessory!

Justine M Couture has the capacity to cut any veil in a variety of different thicknesses and lengths. Also comfort is a huge factor on your wedding day so be sure to pick a veil with a metal comb [the only type Justine M Couture uses] that will be comfortable and easy on your hair.