Judy Lee from Ju. Lee Collection is here today to share her take on her bridal fashion brand. Creating unique, vintage inspired wedding dress, bridal separates, and bridal accessories for the beach, garden, rustic, and boho weddings in San Jose San Francisco Bay Area California, they are dedicated to delivering quality bridal wear for the modern, free-spirited brides, even shipping worldwide! Head over below and read the interview:
Q: How and when did your career in fashion design and bridal wear started out?
A: I discovered my love of dresses at the age of 10 when my mother first taught me how to sew. Instead of moving to New York after graduating from high school, I stayed in my home state to earn a duel degree in Business and Apparel Design at the University of Texas in Austin.
After interning in New York and working at multiple retail corporate jobs, I felt that there was something missing in my life so I fulfilled my dream of opening my own custom dress design studio in 2006 after I designed and made my own wedding dress in 2005. Ever since then I have been working one on one with local customers as well as with online brides.
Q: How will you describe your bridal wear signature style?
A: Ju.Lee Collection has evolved over the years. We currently have two unique signature collection styles tailoring to specific brides needs. Vintage Muse is a full bridal gown collection focusing on handmade details with a touch of sexy glam and boho vintage flair while Endless Love is an alternative bridal separates collection for brides who are looking for chic romantic bridal wear for elopements, engagement shoots, honeymoon, and beyond. Caribbean Dreaming is a love child that I created to combine the beauty and the brain of sexy glam styles as bridal separates.
Q: Do you have a personal favorite style of bridal gown, and if so, why?
A: My personal favorite style is the trumpet. The first wedding dress that I designed was for my own wedding and it was a trumpet gown! I think this is one of the most flattering styles for all shapes and sizes.
Q: What is your favorite part of being a bridal designer?
A: The most favorite and rewarding part of my job as a bridal designer is to help brides everywhere create their memorable stories for their wedding days. It is a gift to see the joy on their faces when they wear the dream dress for their weddings.
Q: How would you define a Ju.Lee Collection bride?
A: She is a modern, free-spirited bride who is independent and a true romantic at heart. She is an explorer and welcomes new experiences and finds love and inspirations from the places that she visits. When it comes to finding her wedding dress, she wants it to reflect her unique personality and prefer styles that are beautiful yet effortlessly timeless.
Q: What is the best advice can you give for soon-to-be brides who are just starting to look for their wedding dress?
A: Start by knowing your body type and the location of your wedding. Narrow down styles that will enhance your best assets. For example, if you have strong shoulders, look for styles with front neckline details that draw attention upward. Avoid trying to keep up with fashion trends – always stay authentic to the real you!
Another important factor when you start dress shopping is to keep the location of your wedding in mind. Will the wedding be at a grand ballroom inside a luxury hotel in the city or will it be at a vacation destination like Maui? The dress style should reflect the location so you feel beautiful and comfortable while wearing it.
Be it Vintage Muse, Carribean Dreaming, Signature or Everly Love, Ju Lee Collection brings a wide range of designs bound to suit you as a bride. For more info, log on to their website and be amazed by what Judy Lee and her team offers.