Alvina Valenta Ti Adora Blush Hayley Paige Jim Hjelm Tara Keely Lazaro Noir Lovelle Occasions
JLM Couture Loves Haute Bride

Our Tara Keely and Hayley Paige collections have a fabulous home at Haute Bride, where they can be accessorized beautifully with Haute Bride’s accessories, custom veils, and headpieces from their own accessories line.  This is the same accessories line they won “New Accessories Talent Designer of the Year” for in 2006 at the Couture Bridal Market in New York City.  Haute Bride just recently moved from San Francisco to a new flagship salon in Los Gatos.  Owner…and designer, Lindsie Jones does an amazing job making her clients feel at home and catering to their specific needs and style and has done so since the salon was founded in 2002.  Haute Bride’s accessories line is sold in 190 bridal salons nationwide.  If you are interested in a Hayley Paige bridal gown you must make an appointment for Haute Bride’s Hayley Paige trunk show coming up April 20 through 22nd. The best part is designer Hayley Paige will be present at the trunk show to give you any advice or input you might need!


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A Coral Spin on Navy

A color palate of navy and coral can be so beautiful and vibrant if done the right way. The key is to not overdue it and supplement with a neutral such as white or ivory.  Since the color combination of navy and coral is so bold it is important to pick and choose where you use it.  For instance, if you are using coral and navy strongly in your table and venue décor you might want to choose a neutral dress color for your bridesmaids so coral bouquets will stand out.  On the other hand if you have fallen in love with navy or coral bridesmaids dresses it might be wise to choose neutral flowers with subtle touches of coral or neutral table décor with gallant centerpieces.

Table Décor: Pinterest, Invitations: Martha Stewart Weddings, Table Number: Pinterest, Table Décor: Pinterest, Wedding Cake: The Knot

Bridesmaids Dress: Alvina Valenta style 9226, Shoes: Pinterest, Men’s Tie: Nordstrom, Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5204 & 5205

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Let’s face it guys no one is on the edge of their seat come wedding day waiting to see what the groom and groomsmen will be wearing as much as they are the bride.  However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to look your absolute best.  There are so many new and different possibilities these days for grooms besides a black and white tux, so have fun with it!

The Wedding Row: Photography by Jennifer Stuart, The Wedding Row: Photography by Marni Rothschild, The Wedding Row: Photography by Amelia + Dan, Grey Likes Weddings: Photography by Michael Radford

The Wedding Row: Photography by Paula Player, Grey Likes Weddings: Photography by Bret Cole, Grey Likes Weddings: Photography by Bret Cole, The Wedding Row: Photography by Richard Bell

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Jim Hjelm Occasions Dress Makes an Appearance on E! News

The gorgeous Ashlan from E! News wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5159 on the show last week.  Remember you do not need to be in a bridal party to rock all of Jim Hjelm Occasions’ fabulous styles!

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The Getaway Dress

The “getaway dress” trend this year has to be one of our favorites! What better way to show off your personality and style than having a second dress to change into and surprise your guests! Not only does it allow you to be much more comfortable, but it also is a great alternative for a bride having a beach wedding that doesn’t want to have to deal with the weight of a floor length gown! If you are going traditional for your ceremony, be sure to have something textured or flirty for your reception. Some girls even throw in some color to change it up a bit from the norm of having ivory or white. And please, DO NOT forget that fabulous shoes and accessories are the key to making this dress pop. Throw on some killer heels and bold jewelry and dance the night away! Which second dress would you go for?

Gowns from left to right on top: Noir 3231, Hayley Paige 6209, Tara Keely 2211, Tara Keely 2210,  Jim Hjelm Occasions 5102

Gowns from left to right on bottom: Jim Hjelm Blush 1211, Tara Keely 2210 w Skirt, Jim Hjelm Occasions 5203

Colorful Floral Necklaces:  Jim Hjelm , Swarovski Cuffs and Earrings:Erica Koesler  Shoes: Pinterest

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Minty Fresh

No matter what season mint is in.  Mint is great for brightening up an all-black look in the dreary winter or for feeling fresh and springy in March, April, or May.  You can’t go wrong!  Here are some minty favoirtes.

Mint Ring Box: Pinterest, Jim Hjelm Occasions: Style 5240 in Tahitian, Wedding Cake: Style Me Pretty

Earrings: Anthropologie, Statement Necklace: Pinterest, Earrings: Etsy

Shoes: Pinterest, Ice Cream Cone: Pinterest, Clutch: Top Shop

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Bringing Sexy Back…

A big trend in bridal this season is showing off some back, which can be very sexy!  This can be done with a very low back as seen on Jim Hjelm Blush style 1202; cut-outs are also very popular like on Jim Hjelm style 8211, Alvina Valenta style 9202, Tara Keely style 2201, Hayley Paige style 6202 in this case a heart cut-out, and lastly Hayley Paige style 6206!  Other fun ways to show off your back could be a cute bow like the one on Jim Hjelm Blush style 1201 or a crystalized sheer corset back as you see on Hayley Paige style 6203.

Jim Hjelm Blush style 1202 , Jim Hjelm Blush style1201, Jim Hjelm style 8211, Alvina Valenta style 9202

Tara Keely style 2201, Hayley Paige style 6202, Hayley Paige style 6203, Hayley Paige style 6206

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Pets of Honor

Man’s best friend …or best man? Move over flower girls and ring bearers, you have some competition! How adorable is it that now pets are totally accepted to not only attend weddings, but have a huge part in the ceremony and pictures!! Let’s face it, pets are considered to be a part of our family so why wouldn’t you want to share it with them? Not only do they attend, but many people have started dressing them up to mimic the bride and groom’s outfits!  Amongst the choices, the most popular seems to be blinged out collars for the females and little bow-tie’s for the males! Some people even go as far as ornate tutus and little suits. Celebrities have even fed into the craze- Carrie Underwood and Tori Spelling had their pooches attend their ceremonies and receptions for the big day! You can find these fabulous accessories and outfits on theweddingoutlet or Etsy for great prices with a lot of variation. What do you think of the idea? Love it or leave it?

All pictures courtesy of pinterest



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Wedding Signs Galore

These rustic signs add a romantic, vintage kind of feel to any outdoor wedding ceremony or reception!  They are especially perfect for a beach or garden wedding!!!  The best part is they are extremely easy to make all you need is some wood and paint!  However, planning a wedding is hard enough without adding on an arts and crafts project, thankfully there are many websites that will design the signs for you!  Family Attic and True Connection on Etsy are a great place to customize your wedding signs!  The Mr. & Mrs. Wedding signs are great because they are something you can incorporate into your home after the wedding day!   The signs can be hung in your bathroom or bedroom where you can always look at them and be reminded of your special day!  Would you have wedding signs at your ceremony or reception?


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Pretty in pink….or peach !

What better way to welcome spring and summer then with these amazing pinks, peaches, and gold’s for your wedding! Choosing your color palette can be one of the most important and influential decisions during wedding planning. Now not only can you find these colors for your décor, but you can find them for your wedding gown as well! The Lazaro and Jim Hjelm bridal gowns below offer amazing peach and sherbert tulle to really capture the warm weather ahead. Both gowns would be complimented with the Alvina Valenta bridesmaid gown in a beautiful gold or even go for a bold mango color bridesmaids dress by Jim Hjelm Occasions. Also with ombre being very trendy in fashion right now, we absolutely love the cake found on to really bring in the pastels and bold colors especially worn with a similar color bridal gown. To get your groom and groomsmen inspired without being too over the top, add a blush or peach tie as seen on marthastewartweddings to really accent your color scheme!

Bridal Gowns: Lazaro 3108, Jim Hjelm 8214  Bridesmaids Gowns: Jim Hjelm Occasions 5858, Alvina Valenta 9176 Cake: Superfinebakery Shoes: Christian Louboutin Ties: from left Pierrepont HicksPink, Me and Matilda  

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