About Us

Lea-Ann Belter

Forever painting and drawing, Lea-Ann knew from a young age her future lay in her creativity.

Upon graduating from an art-focused high school, Lea-Ann continued her formal education at the Sheridan College of Crafts and Design, where she specialized in glass and textiles. She went on to earn her diploma from the International Academy of Design and Merchandising, after which Lea-Ann trained with a couturier where she refined the characteristics that define her work – flawless execution and impeccable quality.

Lea-Ann ultimately found her calling when she designed a wedding dress for her brother’s fiancée. She found bridal was the perfect expression of her love of fashion, amazing fabrics, timeless aesthetics, and meticulous execution. Before long, Lea-Ann opened her first wedding gown boutique in the exclusive Yorkville area of Toronto. Five years later, she launched the Lea-Ann Belter Bridal Collection through a network of retailers.

In 2005, Lea–Ann opened the Lea–Ann Belter Bridal flagship store on Toronto’s Queen Street East, and in 2007 she was named Wedding Gown Designer of the Year at the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards. Lea-Ann moved both her shop and production studio in 2012 to their permanent home in Toronto on the corner of Dundas Street and Broadview Avenue.

Her designs are available in a curated selection of bridal boutiques across North America and Europe.

Maxine gown
Retail Specialist

I love working with brides and being part of their special day. From choosing the gown, to the fittings, to seeing the gown on it’s way to the wedding; it is important to me to make sure it is fun and stress-free.  Oh, and my favorite gown is Joy.

Production Manager

I studied Fashion Design at George Brown College and graduated in 2013. My favorite gown is Rosamund for its simplicity, elegance and retro look. It is like looking at a Charles James dress. It is unique and the only gown we make in this satin silk damask fabric.


I studied at the International Academy of Design and Technology. I got lucky and started this job the same week I graduated, ten years ago. The best part of working in the shop are the people I work with. They have become a family to me. Oh, and Blush, she is my favorite gown.

Veil Maker

I have worked for Lea-Ann since 1992. I LOOOVE working here. I get to work with such talented people and have learned so many new skills. I am enamored with the gorgeous laces that I work with every day. My favorite veil is Meryl. She is so classic and beautiful.


I knew how to sew, thanks to a previous position, but I have learned so much with Lea-Ann. My favorite part of working here is the friendly environment and the people I work with. Did I mention two of them happen to be my sisters?


I studied Fashion Design at George Brown College and graduated in April of 2017. Bridal and evening wear have always been my passion. I am happy to be part of such a creative team. My favorite gown is Tabatha.

Hand Finisher

I studied Fashion Design at Tokyo Kasei University in Japan. I really like to come to work everyday to be with my wonderful coworkers and help create such beautiful dresses.  My favorite gown is Provence.  She is so pretty and reminds me of Spring.

Hand Finisher

I came from Japan and studied Fashion Design at George Brown College. I love all of the various roles at Lea-Ann Belter, but I am happiest hand-sewing lace and beads and making our accessories.

Jacket Maker

I graduated from George Brown College’s fashion design program. I like working here because I am surrounded by creativity and beautiful things. My favorite jacket is Bellatrix. It is a simple silhouette crafted from a very unique lace.