Inspired by (and named for!) my free-spirited and fashion-forward nieces, Astrid and Mercedes, these wedding dresses are about ceremonies beneath the trees, dancing barefoot under the stars, and doing on your wedding day whatever feels right.
Where you call home: Toronto
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: 25+ years making gowns and being a part of brides’ special days! I’m also so proud of both of my bridal lines, Lea-Ann Belter Bridal and Astrid and Mercedes.
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? The beautiful blend of traditions and familial customs, as well as the warmth and personality!
Favorite part of a wedding day? When a bride walks down the aisle, the joy and excitement are palpable. There’s so much love in the room at that moment! I also love vows – they set such a beautiful tone for the life you want to build.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Delight in every single second!
Dream travel destination? Italy
Favorite Southern city? Charleston
Early bird or night owl? Early bird!
Favorite pie flavor? Peach
Favorite biscuit topping? Honey