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JLM COUTURE LOVE STORY # 4

JLM COUTURE LOVE STORY # 4

 

Wedding by Soltren Photography

 Proposal:

It was 4th of July weekend of 2013 and my now-husband woke me up Saturday morning & told me to pack for a surprise trip. He wouldn’t tell me where we were going, despite my many guesses.
I had always hinted that I wanted to visit Savannah, GA. and when we pulled into a hotel near River Street, I was so excited! Part of me was thinking/hopeful that this surprise trip was leading to another surprise :) We had the most romantic night & during dinner, drinks, & sight-seeing I secretly kept thinking that he may propose at any moment.

Wedding by Soltren Photography

But eventually the night ended and we went back to the hotel. I figured my guess was wrong & I left it at that, as being just a wonderful vacation.

The next morning, we were walking around Forsyth Park and Matt stopped an older couple & asked them to take our picture in front of the big fountain. I thought nothing of it by this point & was not expecting anything, since I figured the moment had passed the night before. But when he had given the camera to the couple, he had set the whole thing up for them to put the camera on video mode to record his proposal to me. While smiling for the picture, all of a sudden I look over and Matt was down on one knee & asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. I very happily said yes and we then celebrated with family that afternoon. I’m so glad that it happened this way, where I could still be surprised. It was perfect.

Wedding by Soltren Photography

Dress worn: Hayley Paige- Style 6302-Leighton Gown

Purchased from The White Magnolia in Hyde Park, Tampa Fl.

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JLM COUTURE LOVE STORY # 5

We are so excited to announce our top 5 love stories! All submissions were just lovely and it made it tough to choose our top 5.

JLM COUTURE LOVE STORY # 5

There are two significant moments in my life where both times I was wearing a white dress. The first was the day I met my future husband, and the second was the day I married my husband. Here is our love story…

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My blonde wig, my white Marilyn Monroe dress, and high heels were all packed for a fun Halloween weekend road trip that my best friend and I would be embarking on together. We traveled from Chicago to celebrate Halloween at a friend’s house who attended Butler University in Indianapolis. A half hour into the party I spotted a bald eagle from across the room and had to ask about his costume since it was clearly homemade and haphazardly constructed. From that first “hello” onward, Marilyn Monroe and the bald eagle were inseparable the remainder of the night.

 

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Little did I know the man in the eagle costume would become my husband 6 years later. We dated long distance as we finished our undergrad and during my many visits to visit Joey at Butler we made a lot of special memories together around campus. He asked me to be his wife by leaving clues and roses scattered all across Butler’s campus that led me to various places where we had shared laughs and good times including the house we met that Halloween night. At the very end of my hunt, the sun was starting to set and he was waiting atop of the Bell Tower with the last rose that made up my bouquet, a gorgeous ring, and the amazing goose bump producing words of, “Will you marry me?”

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We were married on June 28th, 2014 on a perfect summer day in Libertyville, IL. I have never felt more beautiful in my life as I walked down the aisle to my future husband. I wore Tara Keely style 2052 and my bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5357 which both matched the romantic and soft look I was going for.

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I knew early on in our relationship that Joey was my soulmate and I knew early on in our engagement that Tara Keely would be the dress I would wear for our special day.

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Dress worn: Tara Keely Style 2052

Dress Purchased from Volle’s Brial Boutique in Lake Zurich, IL

For more pictures from their special day check out their post on our Real Weddings page!

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Love Story Contest

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 It’s that time of year again! Time for our 3rd annual February Love Story contest!

Here are the rules:

If you are a past (or current!) Lazaro, Hayley PaigeJim HjelmAlvina ValentaBlush, Tara Keely, Ti Adora by Alvina Valenta or Lovelle by Lazaro bride who has a sweep you off your feet kind of story behind how you and your loved one met, fell in love, or got engaged- we want to hear all the sparkly details.

We will be accepting stories (and photos, please!) starting TODAY. Send all of the love and romance you have to [email protected] along with which gown you wore (or will wear- don’t worry, it won’t be published!) and the store you purchased it from by February 9th. The top 5 stories (to be picked by the ladies of JLM Couture) will be showcased right here on the Aisle Style blog starting on Tuesday, February 10th with the winner being announced Saturday, February 14th.

 The extra special treat?

That lucky Valentine’s Day couple will win a $100 American Express Gift Card

Above photo of Hayley Paige real bride by Monica Felix.

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JLM Couture Flagship Salon Sample Sale!

JLM Couture Sample Sale

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Jim Hjelm Spring 2015

We are delighted to share with you some of our favorites from the new Spring 2015 Jim Hjelm ad campaign!

Wanting to see more from the collection? Visit our website here or be sure to follow us on Instagram @Jim_Hjelm.

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Jim Hjelm style 8500

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Jim Hjelm style 8504

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Jim Hjelm style 8506

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Jim Hjelm style 8509

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Jim Hjelm Occasions Bridesmaids

Are you are recent Jim Hjelm Occasion bridesmaids? Share your pictures with us on Instagram (and don’t forget to follow us @JimHjelmOccasions) with the below hashtags for a chance to be featured on our Instagram and Facebook accounts! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Occasions on Instagram

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Hayley Paige Trunk Show

 A Hayley Paige Trunk Show is coming your way, Los Angeles!

Come preview the Spring 2015 collection this weekend at the JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood, CA. Appointments to see the collection (and meet head designer Hayley Paige!) can be made by calling 424.249.3909 or by requesting one here.

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Hayley Paige Spring 2015

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Hayley Paige Spring 2015

Hayley Paige Spring 2015

Hayley Paige Spring 2015

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Win A SIGNED Copy of The Knot!

   We are absolutely delighted and honored to have Lazaro style 3456 on the cover of the Winter 2014 issue of The Knot! Looking to get your hands on a signed copy? You’ll want to read on…

We will be giving one lucky winner a personalized copy signed by Lazaro himself! To enter, strike the cutest pose you know with a copy of the magazine and post to your Instagram or Twitter account! OH! And don’t forget to hashtag #tieTheKnotinLazaro. The most creative photo will win!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram:

@LazaroBridal

@JLMCouture

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Photos courtesy of The Knot

contest ends 11.26.2014

 

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Jim Hjelm Spring 2015 Trunk Show

Thrilled to be having our first Spring 2015 trunk show at the JLM Couture Flagship Salon this weekend, starting with Jim Hjelm! Take a peek at some of the new styles designed by Hayley Paige:

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style 8504

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Please call 424.249.3909 or visit us online at here to make your appointment!

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Newest Bridesmaids Styles from Occasions!

The Fall 2014 bridesmaids collection, Jim Hjelm Occasions is officially live! Sit and peruse through several new styles and color shades just in time for your upcoming wedding!

mix and match bridesmaids dresses

Styles 5464 (left) and 5462 (right)

lace bridesmaids dresses

Style 5463

lace bridesmaids dresses

Styles 5474 (left) and 5453 (right)

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