Forever painting and drawing, Lea-Ann knew from a young age that her future lay in her creativity.
After 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 that bridal gowns were the perfect expression of her love of fashion, amazing fabrics, timeless aesthetics, and meticulous execution. Before long, she 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.
Beauty comes in all forms and styles. Lea-Ann celebrates this truth by designing wedding dresses to complement every body type and personality. Available in all sizes and completely customizable, each Lea-Ann Belter Bridal gown is individually crafted of the finest silks and laces. Made to enhance your natural radiance, these gowns are a joy to wear, enabling you to swirl, twirl, and dance with abandon throughout your wedding day.