For the past few seasons JLM Couture has partnered with Bella Bridesmaid to bring you exclusive gowns only available at Bella boutiques (click here to find a store near you!) Whether you like long or short, pink or black, there is a wide variety of dresses available to choose from! S go grab your latte and take a peek at these exclusive dresses:
Finally! We are so excited to share with you some seriously amazing photos from our Bridesmaids Event with Bella Bridesmaid at the JLM Couture Boutique (thanks to Scott Clark Photo!) We hope you enjoy!
Our Bridesmaids Event Partner, Bella Bridesmaids LA!
Beautiful arrangments compliments of Eddie Zaratsian!
The Ladies of Details Details!
The most delicious desserts, thanks entirely to Fantasy Frostings!
Tasty bite sized hors d’oeuvres compliments of Taste of Pace!
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The JLM Boutique getting ready for the show to start!
E! TV personality Ashlan Gorse (looking stunning in Noir!), head Jim Hjelm Designer Francesca Pitera, and JLM Couture Director of Public Relations Erin Ax getting ready for the show!
Alvina Valenta style 9327
Alvina Valenta 9322
Alvina Valenta style 9332
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Noir by Lazaro style 3330
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Noir by Lazaro style 3332
Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5331
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JLM Couture Flagship Salon Director of Retail, Susan Keng with Harmony Walton of the Bridal Bar and Bella Bridesmaids LA Owner Trinh!
Wanting to see more dresses and event photos? Head on over to our Pinterest board JLM Bridesmaids Event!
You are invited to the first ever bridesmaids event at the JLM Flagship Salon. Please join us this Thursday, March 28th from 6-9pm along with head Jim Hjelm Occasions designer Francesca Pitera. We will also be having a runway show that will begin at approx. 7:30pm which will showcase the latest styles from the Spring 2013 collection!
We are excited to announce that there will be a special giveaway for a lucky bride to WIN 5 bridesmaids dresses of her choice, compliments of Bella Bridemaid LA! *All brides who RSVP will automatically be entered into the drawing, which will be picked at random. Winner must be present at the event.
The drybar will also be giving 5 complimentary blowouts to an additional 5 lucky ladies at the event!
Please submit all RSVP’s to PR@jlmcinc.com by Wednesday, March 27th to be included in the bridesmaids dress and drybar drawing.
The JLM Boutique will be hosting its final Alvina Valenta Spring 2013 trunk show tomorrow (TGIF), March 22- Sunday, March 24th. If you are loving the looks from this collcetion (see it all here), than be sure to make your appointment!
Are you a bride who recently put her ladies in waiting in a JLM Couture designer? We want to hear from you! Submit your photos, inspirations and story here to be featured on the JLM Couture Real Weddings page!
Bridesmaids in Noir by Lazaro style 3227
Bridesmaids in Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5080
Bridesmaids in Alvina Valenta style 9947
Bridesmaids in Noir by Lazaro style 3237
Bridesmaids in Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5079
We love a good one shoulder wedding dress here at JLM Couture. These dress styles are especially great for brides who don’t want to worry too much about accessories. Here are some of our recent favorites:
Alvina Valenta style 9316
Jim Hjelm style 8317
Tara Keely style 2250
How we met:
“Brandon and I met at a wedding….. yes, how cliche does that sound! He was living in Tampa, Florida at the time and flew up to Minnesota to stand up as a groomsmen in his cousin’s wedding. I am from Minnesota and my high school girlfriend had asked me to be one of her personal attendants. Yes these are the same weddings! The night of the rehearsal dinner, I commented to my fellow personal attendant and best friend, “who is the hot, tan groomsmen in the purple shirt?!” We looked in the program, established it was the grooms cousin “Brandon”, and I thought nothing else of it – he was way out of my league… :)
The wedding day came and the night was winding down – it was busy and fun and I didn’t really have time to think about that cute guy I
spotted the night before. I was doing my personal attendant duties! At the very end of the reception the entire wedding party (including myself) was waiting outside the venue for the coach bus to pick us all up, and bring us back to the hotel. I must’ve have been cold (well, I was – I’m always cold!) and I must have looked like it. Before I even knew it, someone was putting their jacket on me….. I turn around… IT WAS THE HOT GROOMSMEN! He said “Hi, I’m Brandon.” When the bus arrived, he asked if he could sit by me – and we started to talk. The next morning as most of the wedding party was eating breakfast in the hotel, he asked for my number before heading back to the airport for his flight back to Florida. I gave it to him of course, but thought “he will never call me!”… That afternoon my phone rang and it said “Brandon” on the screen….
After 1 year of long distance from Tampa, FL to Minneapolis, MN – many flights down, many flights up, endless phone calls, millions of texts… Brandon took the biggest leap of faith and left his management role in distribution for a major corporation and moved to Minneapolis, MN to give our love is fair shot”.
”6 months after he moved to Minnesota (so about a year a half after we met) we were taking our first “vacation” TOGETHER. We had been on airplanes to visit each other, but never together! We were headed down to St. Petersburg, Florida where a now mutual friend was getting arried. We made a long weekend out of it and stayed at a nice little resort right on the beach. The second day we were there, Brandon had suggested we make the drive to Siesta Key Beach – one of the prettiest beaches in the area! White sand, great restaurants, cute shops, and amazing daiquiri’s. He had taken me there once before – on my 2nd trip down to Florida about a year ago- when we just started “dating.” It was very romantic and I was excited to go back with him! We spent the day doing the things we did on that original date – got daiquiri’s at the same place, walked along the beach, soaked up the sun, looked for shells, and then ended with amazingly fresh seafood at the same restaurant we had previously discovered. After dinner – instead of going home like we planned, he suggested we go watch the sunset back on the beach. I was all for it! Once we got to a good quiet spot, he told me to get my camera ready for pictures. It got a little chilly being later in the evening and by the ocean, and e put his fleece jacket on me and gave me a wonderful hug, standing behind e. As he started to tell me all of hese amazing and wonderful things about us, our relationship, our love, and our journey – he reached in his pocket, came around/in front of me, and got down on one knee asking me to marry him and placing a diamond ring on my finger!!!!!
It was the most perfect proposal I could have ever imagined….”
Jodi will be wearing an Alvina Valenta gown purchased from Che Bella in St. Paul Minnesota!
“Jill and I met on Match in September of 2010. We grew up one town away from one another and both graduated from Villanova University so we were amazed that we met on Match.com! She claims she found my profile and emailed me first, but I maintain I emailed her first! After several emails back and forth we discovered how much we had in common, and during a particularly hectic workday she logged onto her profile for a quick break, saw my latest email, and said, “Shoot me a text, because you make me smile!”
The rest as they say is history! We went on our first date several days later at a local sushi restaurant. Two days later we were texting one another non-stop and we decided to watch the Eagles game together. On our 4th date we spent the entire day together! We went hiking in the morning, she met my parents in the afternoon, and we went to a romantic BYOB together that night. That was the night I KNEW she was the one!
Our love continued to blossom over the next few months as we learned more about one another and shared so many amazing adventures together!
Ten months from the time we met on Match I proposed to Jill in a beautiful and intimate proposal that swept her off her feet! She showed up to run an errand for her father (that I coordinated with him to set-up) and arrived only to find that I had transformed a local art gallery into a room filled with flowers, candles, and a violinist playing our favorite songs! I had set up tables with pictures and love letters documenting our Beginning on Match.com, our Adventures, our Sweet Love, and our Future…. When she arrived at the last table I came into the room and asked her to marry me. Her answer… “Obviously!”
Jill and I are so in love with one another and our love just keeps growing every day! I finally met my Match! She feels the exact same way. We have so much in common and we have so many mutual connections, but it wasn’t until we met on Match that we found one another! We have both waited our entire lives to find one another and we are so grateful that Match.com brought us together.
Jill was my first date on Match.com and since I teach Yoga part-time I told her I put the intention into the Universe to find her right away! She is even better than I hoped for! Of course Jill went on a bunch of dates, some good, some bad, before she found me.
We just set our wedding date for September 29th, 2012 at Jill’s childhood church and we are having our reception at the Union League of Philadelphia!
We are both very grateful that we found one another on Match.com and we cannot wait to spend the rest of our lives together! Our journey and adventures together just keep getting better and better! We love sharing our story about how we met on Match! Friends and family are constantly on the edge of their seat as we share our success story on Match!
We are so excited to share our lives together forever! Let the journey continue!
Since February is the month of love, and us being a bridal company and all- we wanted to showcase all of our amazing couples and their love stories that will sweep just about anyone off their feet. If you have an incredible story behind how you and your loved one met, fell in love, or even how he proposed- we want to hear it!
We will be accepting stories (and photos, of course!) starting TODAY. Send all the love and romance you have to email@example.com along with which gown you wore (or designer you will wear!) and the store you purchased it from by February 8th. The top 5 stories (to be picked by us JLM staffers) will be showcased right here on the Aisle Style blog starting on Sunday, February 10th with the winner being put on display on Valentine’s Day! The extra special treat? That lucky Valentines Day couple will win a $100 American Express Gift Card!
Yes, you read correctly! We are having a sample sale February 10th-12th and we can’t wait to see you!