the joyeux collection
ABOUT THE COLLECTION…
CELESTE creates luxury wedding veils and accessories for the extraordinary bride. Handcrafted in New York, our modern, fashion-forward pieces are designed for the bride who wants to express her truest self — and feel beautiful on her momentous day.
My namesake brand began while I was working in women’s wear design: friends who were getting married started asking for my help in styling their bridal looks which led to them commissioning custom wedding accessories. When my sister got engaged, I told her I would design and produce her gown. I loved every minute of crafting beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces for my friends and family, and my side hustle continued to grow as word of mouth spread. I finally decided it was time to launch CELESTE, a line of luxurious and romantic wedding accessories.
Sadly, the pandemic put a halt to my budding business only months after I launched, as it did for so many in the wedding industry. I was so happy to hit restart in 2021. I will never forget the first in-person bridal consultation I had as things slowly began to reopen! Working with this first 2021 bride gave me life, energy and enthusiasm for my work and reminded me why I was in this business to begin with. First, I’m here because I love to create beautiful things for brides. And second, I value the opportunity to connect with clients on a personal level, making them feel confident and at ease. Whether it is a bride or a boutique owner, developing that connection is an important part of my business, especially after having spent many years in the vast, impersonal world of corporate fashion.
For our accessories, we source fine materials from various places around the world, as well as right here in the historical NY Garment District. The collection features intricate European laces and tulles, and unique embellishments such as hand-cut silk petals and appliqués. We use these quality textiles and elements to create heirloom pieces that set our brides apart.
This season, we are thrilled to be introducing more embellishments for a select number of accessories, crafted with our embroidery partners in India. (If USA-produced pieces are a priority for your company, we will show you only the styles made in NYC).
Another element in the new collection that we are very excited about is an Italian tulle made with recycled fibers. We deeply understand the impact fashion has on the environment, and are committed to making sustainable choices for our business that will positively affect our customers, the earth and future generations. Our new line of fingerless tulle gloves uses scraps leftover from our wedding veil production, to make sure nothing goes to waste. Made-to-order styles are also an important element of reducing excessive production and waste.
Our best-selling classic tulle veil, “Margot”, will be appearing in new tulle qualities this season, giving you and your customers a wide range of options when styling. Glitter-flecked tulle, recycled tulle, and soft ballet tulle are a few favorites already. Another popular style, the “Petra” veil, will return with a similar lace, this time embellished with tiny translucent sequins. We love the return to sparkle that is currently happening in bridal fashion, and your customers are going to be seeking it out in the coming seasons!