Twenty-five years after the launch of her eponymous bridal collection, Lea-Ann Belter found that after spending time with her nieces she couldn’t stop sketching. Carefree and a little cheeky, these designs came from another muse entirely. One whose plucky sensibility required its own spotlight. And so Astrid & Mercedes came to be.
Named after her two free-spirited nieces, Astrid & Mercedes is about petal-strewn kisses, ceremonies under the trees, dancing barefoot under twinkling lights. It’s about doing on your wedding day whatever feels right. Sewn by hand of silks and laces, the collection is patterned, cut and draped in Lea-Ann’s Toronto atelier. An unconventional marriage of something old and something new, Astrid & Mercedes gowns are for women who plan to strut their vibrant selves down the aisle and create their own happily ever after.