Sarasota Wedding Inspo at The Ringling

Washed a gorgeous Florida pink, the Ca’ d’Zan mansion at the Ringling isn’t the only reason it’s the perfect spot for a romantic rendezvous. There are beautiful sun-drenched verandahs, art-filled gardens, and bay views. Imagine getting married nearby and sneaking off for a pre-reception moment (or two) with your sweetie. Perfection! That’s exactly the scenario […]

Astrid & Mercedes Seventh Heaven 2023 Preview II

You met Astral, Frolic, Jewel, and Paradise in the first half of our preview post, now say hello to Radiant, Rosie, and Vivid. A fluted silhouette composed of silky crepe, Radiant lives up to her name! Her draped, strapless neckline highlights your décolleté, and a daring slit lets you show some leg. If timeless with [...]

Astrid & Mercedes Seventh Heaven 2023 Preview I

Blissed out happiness. The kind that makes your feet light and your spirit soar inspired our 2023 Astrid & Mercedes Seventh Heaven collection. Brimming with classic silhouettes, beautiful textiles, and heart-stopping details (like leg moments), these gowns are made for walking on sunshine and dancing in the moonlight. Today we’re introducing you to the first [...]

2022 Astrid & Mercedes Wildflower Wedding Gown Editorial

Last week, we shared the freshest editorial shots of our new 2022 Lea-Ann Belter Bridal Songbird collection. Now, have a peek at the Astrid & Mercedes Wildflower gowns in action! These bridal dresses have a vibrant, sensual vibe that really comes to life in the studio's natural light. Plus, their textiles pop, too—peep Petal's bold [...]

Astrid & Mercedes 2022 Wedding Dresses | Part II

You said hello to Daisy, Dandelion, Fern, Mimosa, and Misty from our brand-new Astrid & Mercedes 2022 bridal collection earlier this week. Today, we’re introducing you to the rest of our gown bouquet: Petal, Primrose, Rain, Rosebud, and Sweetpea! Searching for sexy, sweet bridal separates? Then Petal’s your girl! She’s got a peekaboo midriff camisole [...]

Astrid & Mercedes 2022 Wedding Gowns | Part I

When the rain comes to the desert after a long dry spell, something magical happens. All the sleeping seeds which have lain waiting for their moment to shine blossom all at the same time. The resulting superbloom of color, texture, and beauty inspired our new Astrid & Mercedes 2022 wedding dress collection. Composed of a [...]

Fresh + Modern Bridal Style Editorial

Minimal. Fresh. Current. Three words that sum up this delightful bridal style shoot, in more ways than one! Right now, so many brides are planning pared-down celebrations while also trying to account for what the future holds for gatherings. Looking for inspiration for a modern, stunning soiree no matter the size or place? This super-romantic [...]

Modern, Minimalist Astrid & Mercedes Stellar Editorial

Pared down and modern, this chic editorial is all about celebrating the dress. Well, it’s also about highlighting the venue, but you know we’re always about the gown! Anne, the owner of Ivory & Ash, a Cleveland-based mobile bridal styling studio (and lovely LABB retail partner), provided the shoot’s wedding finery. Her inspiration? “The studio [...]

Cozy + Elegant Brunch Elopement | Editorial

This sweet brunch shoot has so much going for it—a real couple (bloggers Mel and Mike, also known as @TheListers85) whose love shines in every shot, a soft color palette of blushes, ivories, and greens, lovely florals, and inspiration we can all get behind. Says Lisa of Lisa K. Events, the creative director, co-producer, and [...]

Astrid & Mercedes Confetti Collection | Part II

Welcome to the new wedding dress party! Earlier, we filled you in on our exciting new Astrid & Mercedes environmentally friendly eco mikado and eco faille fabrics. Featured in our previous post, Jubilee is crafted of our eco mikado. This time around, Luscious and Wish do the green honors. Sharing the spotlight are Merry and [...]

Astrid & Mercedes 2021 Confetti Collection | Part I

Once a year every fall, our new Astrid & Mercedes gowns splash onto the scene, and despite all the crazy, 2020 is no different! In fact, we’d posit that our new 2021 A&M Confetti collection is something extra special, proving the old adage that beauty flourishes in adversity. Plus, after searching high and low, Lea-Ann [...]

Astrid & Mercedes 2021 Confetti Preview Part II

Ready for more Confetti? We’re bringing sass, sexy, and joy your way via the very aptly named Luscious, Merry, Swoon, and Wish! These gowns are a celebration of all the good things laying ahead as well as our new eco fabrics—Luscious is cut from our fabulous eco mikado, while Wish is spun of eco faille, [...]

Astrid & Mercedes Spring 2021 Confetti Collection Preview

A celebration of life and love, our new 2021 Astrid & Mercedes Confetti collection marries sass, sophistication, and an environmentally conscious sensibility. After years of searching for green fabrics, Lea-Ann finally found them, and it’s in the Confetti collection that they’re making their debut! Peep Jubilee, the bateau-necked, cap-sleeved gown below. She’s crafted of our [...]

Sweet, Serene Manor House Wedding Editorial

Summer’s official start is in sight! Captured at Wavering Place, this stunner of an editorial reflects all the season’s lush beauty…and romance. Featuring real-life couple, our Astrid & Mercedes Luna gown, and a heaping helping of modern, southern style, this shoot’s got charm for days.  The venue, a historic property dating back to the 1700s, sets an [...]

Meet Stardust | Astrid & Mercedes 2020 Bridal Gown Preview

Unlike our Lea-Ann Belter collection, for which Lea-Ann creates new styles in both fall and spring, the new Astrid & Mercedes collections are unveiled only once a year in the fall. And, girls, our new 2020 Stardust collection gowns are worth the wait. There’s allll kinds of new fabrics (hello, sequin-embroidered and vine-embroidered nets!), and [...]

Romantic Appalachian Elopement Editorial

Like love, this Appalachian elopement shoot doesn’t need much to take your breath away. Set in Huntsville, Alabama within Monte Sano State Park, its less-is-more approach will have our minimalist brides’ hearts singing! The park’s natural beauty and rustic stone cabin set a naturally beautiful backdrop, while a gorgeous ceremony arbor (that looks so natural [...]