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Lea-Ann Belter

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About

For over two decades, Lea-Ann Belter has been making gowns for select brides in Toronto, Ontario. Her designs are available at various bridal boutiques all across north America and Europe. Her designs are completely customisable and are available in all sizes. The business also extends its services to custom made veils. Custom eveningwear is also available.

Experience

Coming from a formal education at the Sheridan College of Crafts and Design, Lea-Ann specialized in glass and textiles. Later, she trained with a couturier where she learned how to provide flawless execution and quality in her work. She was named Wedding Gown Designer of the year in 2007 at the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards.

Services offered

The fine details, high quality, and exquisite finishes are what set a Lea-Ann Belter gown apart from the rest. Customers have the following design styles to choose from, among others:

  • Sculpted bodice
  • Mermaid skirt
  • French Alencon lace
  • Silk organza
  • Crystal straps
  • Sweetheart neckline
  • Pockets
  • Silk crepe
  • Delicate French lace scallops
  • Beaded appliqué décolleté

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    Leanne T. Married on 16/04/2022
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    Unbelievable quality and service!

    I purchased my wedding dress from Lea-Ann Belter Bridal and was so pleased with everything from the moment we first stepped foot in the boutique to getting the finished dress. Vanessa was so friendly and helpful when trying on dresses. She didn't push anything or try to convince me into buying any of the dresses. Her main focus was to make sure I found something that was exactly what I wanted. She was incredibly knowledgeable with fitting dresses and on the silks and laces used. I was pretty certain I wanted to go with the dress I'd found there after my appointment, but she suggested I still go to my final appointment of the day at another bridal boutique, just in case. After the experience at Lea-Ann Belter though, I don't think any other bridal shop could compete! I knew that I'd found my dress and went back a few days later to purchase. The prices may seem a tad higher than other places, but it's important to remember that all alterations are included in the cost of the dress at Lea-Ann Belter (which often cost $700+ to do on a wedding dress!) What was amazing about going to a bridal boutique where the dresses are actually made on site is that I could customise the dress in any way. The dresses end up being made for your body too, which means they are literally the best fit you could find. There wasn't much that I wanted to change to the dress I'd chosen (called "Lyra"), but Vanessa had some helpful thoughts and suggestions based on little comments she'd heard me make and on aspects that I'd liked from other dresses, so we had those made (adding in some boning to the bodice, adding in small buttons to the back, etc.). She was incredibly detail-oriented and I had full confidence that my dress would be absolutely perfect...and it was! To add to all of this, I live abroad, and Vanessa was able to have all of my fittings done (which are usually done in spread-apart stages) in 4 days! She then held the dress for a couple of weeks at the boutique for me until my sister was able to collect it to bring it for the wedding. I couldn't recommend Lea-Ann Belter Bridal highly enough!
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    Cass K. Married on 25/08/2019
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    My beautiful dress

    I wore a dress by this brand and it was sensational. It even had pockets!! It was light and flown and had a small train which was not too intense. Beautiful work and I highly recommend!
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    Deborah Married on 21/09/2018
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    Amazing Customer Service

    Even though I ultimately chose a wedding dress from another boutique, I wanted to leave a review of my amazing experience at Lea-Ann Belter, and especially with their Bridal Specialist, Vanessa. First of all, the custom gowns at Lea-Ann Belter are absolutely beautiful, and I fell completely in love with one ball gown that I came back to try on a number of times. Each time I returned, Vanessa made sure I was the only customer in the boutique and so I had her complete focus. She was warm, genuine and very active in her feedback, offering objective insights about different gowns that really helped me narrow down my search. In the end, after I chose a gown from another boutique, Vanessa was still quickly responsive to my emails, asking for her advice on a couple of things (alterations for e.g.). I also chose to customize my gown with some signature straps from the Lea-Ann Belter boutique, and my timeline was tight - Vanessa was again immediately responsive and completely helpful. When I showed her a photo of my gown, she was very complimentary, and even offered suggestions on how I might customize it further to bring it closer to what she understood I liked (from our previous appointments). Vanessa is a top-notch bridal specialist, she knows her craft extremely well, and I always felt like I had her full attention, care and respect in our interactions. I give both Vanessa and the Lea-Ann Belter boutique my highest recommendation.
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    Alison Married on 20/07/2019
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    Beautiful custom gown

    From the moment I entered the boutique I knew I found my dress - Vanessa was amazing! Personal and professional service.
    I have very sensitive skin and the quality raw silk and fabrics they use didn’t trigger my allergies. She ended up creating the most beautiful custom dress of my dreams! Thank you!
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    Victoria S. Married on 10/11/2019
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    Best bridal store in Canada!

    I had the best experience when I came in to buy a dress with Vanessa at leanne Belter. Vanessa is the most amazing bridal consultant I have ever met! I bought 2 dresses from her. My ceremony and reception dress. Vanessa made sure my experience from start to finish was amazing and it was. She was professional, knowledgeable and made me feel so
    Comfortable! I would recommend all Canadian brides to go see Vanessa at Leanne Belter Asap! THANK YOU VANESSA! Xo
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    Emma S. Married on 18/10/2019
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    The most amazing bridal shop

    Goodness, I cannot describe how perfect the experience was at Lea Ann Belter. We met with Vanessa about a year and a half before my wedding and she had so many dresses to choose from that matched what I wanted. She did not rush me and even said to keep exploring so I get a feel of what I want. She was so genuine and kind and of course I came back since they just had such a great one on one atmosphere and Vanessa is just fantastic. She knows exactly when your face lights up and she actually combined two dresses that I loved into my perfect dream dress. She was accommodating of my busy schedule in a different city and stayed open late for dress fittings for me. I not only got the most magical dress that was such great quality and everything made in Toronto - I actually became friends with Vanessa and enjoyed every moment at the shop. She is honestly so amazing and I am so glad I did not go anywhere else. :) THANKS VANESSA.
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    Heather Married on 17/11/2018
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    Can't say enough great things!

    Wow!!! I am so happy I came across Lea Ann Belter's flagship store.
    Where do I start? First off, her work is absolutely stunning - quality fabrics, beautiful designs, everything! All of her designs are beautiful and there is one for every bride.
    Vanessa was my bridal consultant and she is wonderful! We got along so well and Vanessa really knows her stuff. Her suggestions and comments were so helpful when trying to make decisions. The atmosphere of the place is so warm and inviting. They really do everything to make your vision come to life. My dress ended up being a combination of a couple of dresses and the end result was so beautiful - I can't thank them enough!
    Lea Ann is truly an artist, her dresses are high quality (and it can be customized!) and her team is truly the best there is. No regrets or problems will be had here!
    Thank you so much for all your hard work!
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    Eva T. Married on 30/08/2014
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    I found my wedding dress at Lea Ann Belter and the experience could not have been any more seamless! As soon as I set foot in the flagship Toronto location I felt relaxed and well taken care of by Robert, who had a great eye for what dresses to recommend (I ended up going with Alexandria). The process of picking my dress and undergoing alterations was extremely enjoyable, as Robert was very calm and knew exactly what he was doing at every step of the process. The end result was a custom fit gown that I could easily move around and dance in, and felt exactly like me.
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    Keri V. Married on 19/10/2012
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    I found a beautiful Lea-Ann Belter dress at my local bridal salon. I fell in love with it - it was simple, elegant, and had a few pretty details. When my bridal salon couldn't figure out my size, they called the designer. (My body has a difference of a few sizes between top & bottom.) The designer custom-made my dress to my measurements. My sizing was all over the charts, & it would've had to be reconstructed by a seamstress if we ordered an off-the-shelf size. Once my dress arrived, the quality of fabric was beyond expectations - even to the bridal salon & my seamstress. It was gorgeous.

    I wore the Alexandria. It was perfect. The dress complimented me. It was beautiful, elegant, and feminine. Thank you, Lea-Ann Belter!! You're amazing!!
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    Amanda G. Married on 12/05/2012
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    Dress was great! Very nice design!

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  • Marika & Graeme
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  • Cass & Kyle
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  • Alison & Mayt
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