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Rancho Santa Fe Wedding in Alvina Valenta

Happy Tuesday all! We love featuring real weddings on our blog, and today’s is certainly a looker!

How beautiful are these photos? This gorgeous bride was perfection in her Alvina Valenta gown. And we must admit, the men are looking pretty dapper in their grey tuxedos!

Looking for more amazing photos compliments of John Schnack Photography? Head on over to our Pinterest page and start pinning!

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Alvina Valenta Bridal and Bridesmaids

To all our darling brides out there, we know how overwhelming (but so incredibly exciting) dress shopping can be. You often throw in the opinions of your mother, future mother-in-law, sister, and bridesmaids, and before you know it you’re on your way to happy hour for a cocktail. We’re going to try and help you cut down on many future headaches.

You will find below looks for you and your maids all compliments of our very own Alvina Valenta. We paired together dresses that are similar in design and feel, and will be sure to create one gorgeous and cohesive look across the board.

Alvina Valenta Bridal #9257,  Alvina Valenta Bridesmaid #9244

Alvina Valenta Bridal #9261, Alvina Valenta Bridesmaid #9270

Alvina Valenta Bridal #9258, Alvina Valenta Bridesmaid #9278

Be sure to check back next week for even more beautiful pairings!

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Behind the Scenes Interview

For those of you who were following our hints on Instagram, we’re sure you guessed that our behind the scenes designer was the one and only…

Miss Hayley Paige! We sat and chatted with her about her collections, her inspirations, and what she would be if she wasn’t the design superstar that she is!

Q: This inspiration wall is pretty amazing. What else inspires you when your designing?

Hayley: From a theoretical standpoint, enthusiasm, creative magnetism, and desire to express an aesthetic that would hook, line, and sink the utmost fun, fresh, and feminine of brides are my biggest motivators. From an artistic standpoint however, I keep it simple: love, life, and the freedom to charm.

Q: How would you describe your gowns and the type of bride who would love them?

Hayley: The Hayley Paige collection is an opportunity to embrace the uber sweet and edgy spectrums of femininity. I fully embrace my fetish for sweet texture. I love unexpected pairings of point d’esprit, hand-appliqued lace, and sheer elements of temptation. Unexpected, yet alluring juxtapositions such as soft and strong, twinkle and matte, and modern and organic are my go-to details. I strive to be known for my execution in balancing fanciful with polished.

The Hayley Paige bride is fresh and a little quirky, but cultured with a confident and charming sense of self. She is drawn to feminine silhouettes, with hints of allurement and sweet surprises.  Charisma is key in executing a dress that emits each bride’s gorgeous personality and enthusiasm. One of my favorite reviews thus far mentioned how my “zest” in character garners an engaging stylishness and distinctive sound bite.

Q: If you weren’t a JLM Couture wedding gown designer, what would you be?

Hayley: A reconstructive surgeon. I paired my studies in design at Cornell University with premed. I am particularly attracted to the creative parallels between art and science.

Words to live by:

Love, laughter, and happily ever after.

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Have a great weekend!

Be sure to come back for a visit on Monday. We will be revealing the designer behind our Instagram mini series “#behindthescenes”.

Can you take a guess who?

photo via JLM_Couture Instagram

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A Honeymoon fit for a JLM Bride

Who doesn’t love sifting through gorgeous photos of amazing destinations when researching places for your honeymoon?  We at JLM Couture definitely do! So we figured, why not share some of our favorites!

We are very happy to share with you our first edition of JLM Couture: Honeymoon Destinations.

Which do you find honeymoon worthy?

1. North Island, Seychelles

2. Viceroy, Anguilla

3. Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico

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Newport Coast in Jim Hjelm

Feminine. Elegant. Classic. These are the words that come to mind when looking at this beautiful bride in her Jim Hjelm wedding gown (style 8011). The sage accents are absolutely beautiful, and this will be one of those weddings we will swoon over for ever.

Looking for more amazing photos from this wedding? Shuffle on over to our Pinterest. More detailed gorgeousness thanks to Troy Grover Photographers.

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California Wedding in Alvina Valenta

Happy Monday!

This gorgeous Napa wedding was captured by the amazingly talented Lisa Lefkowitz. The bride looked absolutely stunning in her Alvina Valenta gown (style #9115), wouldn’t you agree?

There were so many beautiful details from this wedding, that we could only share a handful with you here. But no need to worry, take a quick (or not so quick) trip over to our Pinterest page and see all of the stunning details there!

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Have a great weekend!

Words can not even begin to explain how excited we are to share this Napa wedding photographed by Lisa Lefkowitz. She sent us so many amazing images that we are day dreaming over at this very minute!

Make sure to visit back on Monday for more of this gorgeous wedding and stunning Alvina Valenta gown.

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Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July! How is everyone spending this warm Wednesday? Are you barbecuing with friends and family, or maybe seeing fireworks later with your fiance?

 What ever you may do, we all here at JLM Couture would like to wish a happy and healthy Fourth of July!

Real Bride Annelise wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9051 


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