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Love Never Fails

I was recently pursuing one of our favorite blogs, Southern Weddings Magazine– when we stumbled upon this post. To say that this story of “Love Never Fails” pulled on this office’s heart strings, would be an understatement. Jeremy and Kristin are a beautiful couple, inside and out, and we were honored to see that she chose one of our own (Alvina Valenta) to be dressed in for this very special anniversary shoot.

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Photos compliments of Jeremy & Kristin

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JLM Couture Wedding Dresses In Australia

We are in awe of the amount of requests we have received for all of our collections down under in Australia over the past year. We love our Aussie brides and wanted to make sure they know all about our Australian retailer, Eternal Bridal– located in Melbourne. They carry all JLM Couture divisions (yes, Lazaro, Hayley Paige, Alvina Valenta, Jim Hjelm, Tara Keely and Blush can all be found here!) and are an absolute pleasure if we do say so ourselves! Here is a peek inside their boutique:

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Eternal Bridal

p: (03) 9380 2662 appointments preferred
e: [email protected]
a: Shop 5 Sparta Place, 457 Sydney Road Brunswick Melbourne

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Alvina Valenta Trunk Show at JLM Couture Flagship!

Alvina Valenta Spring and Fall 2013 trunk shows at JLM Couture Boutique in West Hollywood California

A whole year in trunk shows will be happening this weekend at the JLM Couture Flagship Salon on Robertson Blvd! Not only will head Alvina Valenta designer Jessica Williams be there to help you find the gown of your dreams, but we will have special in store incentives you don’t want to miss. Be sure to make your appointments here.

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JLM Couture and Bella Bridesmaids

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:

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Bridesmaids Event at JLM Boutique

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!

Noir by Lazaro styles 3325 and 3328

Alvina Valenta syle 9324 and Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5330

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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!

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Noir by Lazaro style 3330

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Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5331

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The Finale! Showcasing Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5256, 5273, 5307 and 5331

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!

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JLM Boutique 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 [email protected] by Wednesday, March 27th to be included in the bridesmaids dress and drybar drawing.

Our Partners:

the drybar

Fantasy Frosting

Eddie Zaratsian Custom Florals

Taste of Pace

Scott Clark Photo

V Wine Room

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Los Angeles Alvina Valenta Trunk Show

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!

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Be a JLM Couture Real Bridesmaid!

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!

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One Shoulder Wedding Dresses

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:

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Jim Hjelm style 8317

Tara Keely style 2250

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JLM Couture Love Story #4

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”.

Our engagement:

 “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!

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