Lea-Ann Belter studied at Toronto’s International Academy of Design and Merchandising, after which she 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. In 2005, Lea–Ann opened the Lea–Ann Belter Bridal flagship store on Toronto’s Queen Street East. In 2007 Lea-Ann was named Wedding Gown Designer of the Year at the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards. Her designs are available in a curated selection of bridal boutiques across North America and Europe.