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An Elegant Seaside Inspired Shoot Featuring Tara Keely Brides

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This simplistic, elegant styled shoot, beautifully captured by Kristen Weaver Photography, takes a twist on the old English wedding tradition “Something olde, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue” which you will see photographed throughout the blog. This seaside styled shoot features three of the most lovely Tara Keely wedding dresses, designed by Lazaro Perez.

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A Silhouette Guide to Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress!

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You may be surprised by all the various silhouettes when it comes to choosing a wedding gown. That’s why it’s so important to understand all their differences before you even start your shopping! On the JLM Couture website, the style search tab allows you to search bridal and bridesmaids gowns by “silhouette.” But to give you a leg up on your quest for the perfect fit, here is a quick guide of the various wedding gown silhouettes!

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JLM Couture Bridal Gown Trends for Spring 2016!

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Our fabulous in-house designers Hayley Paige, Jessica Williams and Lazaro Perez have stunned the industry with their striking collections for the upcoming season. Just two weeks ago they showcased their exquisite Spring 16′ collections on the runway for New York Bridal Week. Below, I will go through some of the hottest trends and get you excited for whats to come!

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Tara Keely and Blush by Hayley Paige Trunk Show

Calling all California brides-to-be! Come preview the Fall 2015 Blush by Hayley Paige and Tara Keely collections this weekend at the JLM Couture Flagship Salon! All gowns retail for under $3,000, and we’ll be giving an additional 10% off to all brides who purchase this weekend! Visit us here to book your appointment.

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Blush by Hayley Paige style 1553, Sunny

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Blush by Hayley Paige style 1556, Dolce.

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Blush by Hayley Paige style 1557, Ember

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New Fall 2015 Ad Campaigns!

We’re thrilled to be sharing new images from a few of our brands Fall 2015 ad campaigns! To see more, be sure to visit jlmcouture.com or pin your favorites from our Pinterest page!

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And there will be so much more where these came from! Be sure to check back with updates from our Hayley Paige, Blush by Hayley Paige, Jim Hjelm, Ti Adora by Alvina Valenta and Occasions photo shoots!

 

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Fall 2015 Collections

 We were so excited to unveil the Fall 2015 collections this weekend at Bridal Market! We’ve compiled at peek at each, with many more beautiful photos on the way very soon! Be sure to check jlmcouture.com for more in the coming weeks!

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 Alvina Valenta style 9562

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Blush by Hayley Paige style 1560, Nova.

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Model Behavior

Want to know about what our beautiful models Lauren, Gabrielle, Alexandra, and Heather had to say about their Tara Keely gowns? Read their interviews below!

Lauren Melzer

@LaurenMelzer

JLM Couture: Describe your gown (style 2210):

Lauren: Beautiful! Strapless lace dress with a large train. The bottom part of the gown can be taken off. 

JLM Couture: What was your favorite element of this dress?

Lauren: My favorite element of the dress was the fact that it’s two dresses in one. Very convenient! 

JLM Couture: Give us 3 words that describe a Tara Keely Bride:

Lauren: Happy, beautiful, excited!

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Gabrielle Chaisson

@GabrielleChaisson 

JLM Couture: Describe your gown (style 2410):

Gabrielle:  I wore an Ivory strapless ballgown with a sash at my natural waist. 

JLM Couture: What was your favorite element of this dress?

Gabrielle: My favorite element of the dress was the unique textured material the dress was made from. 

JLM Couture: Give us 3 words that describe a Tara Keely Bride: 

Gabrielle: Classic, Elegant, Timeless. 

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Alexandra Chaisson

@Achaisson6

JLM Couture: Describe your gown (style 2450):

Alexandra: Long sleeve trumpet silhouette with crepe skirt. The beautiful Ivory Venise lace bodice is lined with nude cashmere, allowing the intricate lace pattern to truly shine.

JLM Couture: What was your favorite element of this dress?

Alexandra: My  favorite element of this dress was the plunging neckline. Its soft, yet sexy and the long sleeves lends the perfect touch of sophistication. 

JLM Couture: Give us 3 words that describe a Tara Keely Bride: 

Alexandra: Ethereal, Romantic, Modern. 

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Heather Grimm

@HeadyGrimm

JLM Couture: Describe your gown (style 2354).

Heather: I am obsessed with the gown I wore! Oh my lordy it was so comfortable and flattering! It had an elegant high neckline, a delicate and fitted lacy bodice, and a sheer ruffled bottom. The fit was lovely. I had a blast wearing it! Especially once we added in the dainty birdcage veil, my big bulky camera, and a chunky oversized sweater to photograph our 4th model haha! What a sight. 

JLM Couture: What was your favorite element of this dress?

Heather: My favorite element of this dress was the super flattering shape. I was also in love with how comfortable it was. I could have stayed in that dress for hours. It just sat well on the body. 

JLM Couture: Give us 3 words that describe a Tara Keely Bride:

Heather: Timelessly, beautifully unique. 

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Well, that just about wraps up our coverage from our #TKinNOLA shoot! Another HUGE thank you to all who helped make this possible and be sure to check out the Tara Keely Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for more exclusive photos from this shoot!

Photography:

Catherine Guidry (@CatherineGuidry)

Heather Grimm (@HeadyGrimm)

Florals: Poppy and Mint (@PoppyandMint)

Hair: Sara Marie Buteaux (@SaraMarie185)

Make Up: Ashley Sievert (@AshleySievertBeauty)

Accessories: MaeMe Bridal (@MaeMeBridal)

Calligraphy: Cottonwood South (@CottonwoodSouth)

Models:

Heather Grimm (@HeadyGrimm)

Alexandra Chaisson (achaisson6)

Gabrielle Chaisson (@gabriellechaisson)

Lauren Melzer (@laurenmelzer)

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Q&A With Cottonwood South!

Remember Heather Grimm? You can refresh your memory with our interview with her here! Not only did she (along with Catherine Guidry) photograph our #TKinNOLA shoot, but she styled it with these amazing calligraphy notes and custom drawings. Oh- and she modeled for us too (more on her and our beautiful #TKinNOLA ladies tomorrow!) But today we’re chatting about her new venture, Cottonwood South!

You can find them here on Facebook and here on Instagram!

View More: http://heathergrimm.pass.us/tara-keely-shoot  

JLM Couture: We are HUGE fans of your calligraphy work. How did you get started?

Heather: Thank y’all so much !! I have always been a doodler and into all things artsy, so I guess you could say I’ve been at it since I was a kid. However, as far as traditional calligraphy goes, I began playing around with a real calligraphy nib and ink sometime over the last year. A family friend hired me to address her daughter’s wedding envelopes and I’ve been in love ever since :)

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 JLM Couture: Do you do custom orders for couples getting married? (Fingers crossed!)

Heather: I do! As I am becoming increasingly busy, I am taking less custom orders. I will always try to keep the option open though :) There are few things more special about a wedding than incorporating customized elements, whether it be a Save the Date card design, guest table signage, or a cute signature cocktail menu . It’s your day, it should look and feel like you! 

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JLM Couture:What is your favorite piece from this shoot?

Heather: My favorite piece would have to be the plunging neckline sheath dress.That dress is a showstopper for sure! I love the thick lace texture on the top and the ridiculously smooth bottom. The fit is insane! It’s the perfect balance of sexy and elegant. There is just the right amount of intrigue to make you fall in love with the dress, yet the design and flow are simple enough to make the bride still stand out. 

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Photography:

Catherine Guidry (@CatherineGuidry)

Heather Grimm (@HeadyGrimm)

Florals: Poppy and Mint (@PoppyandMint)

Hair: Sara Marie Buteaux (@SaraMarie185)

Make Up: Ashley Sievert (@AshleySievertBeauty)

Accessories: MaeMe Bridal (@MaeMeBridal)

Models:

Heather Grimm (@HeadyGrimm)

Alexandra Chaisson (achaisson6)

Gabrielle Chaisson (@gabriellechaisson)

Lauren Melzer (@laurenmelzer)

 

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Q&A With Ashley Sievert Beauty!

Curing those Monday blues with a dose of bridal beauty happiness courtesy of Ashley Sievert Beauty!

You can find her here on Facebook and here (and here) on Instagram!

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JLM Couture: When did you get started in hair and make-up?

Ashley: I always loved makeup and started my career way before social media and youtube existed. I would buy magazines and try to replicate different looks. I have been an artist professionally for 10 years and started my makeup line Ashley Sievert Beauty 2 years ago.

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JLM Couture: Describe your vision of a Tara Keely bride.

Ashley: The vision for all of my work is natural with a glamorous twist. My ASB Mineral Velvet Creme creates a flawless face for every skin tone and type and the “Glow” brightens, highlights and conceals. 

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JLM Couture: Which was your favorite dress from this shoot and why?

Ashley: I absolutely loved all the dresses! There is no possible way to pick only one :) 

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Photography:

Heather Grimm (@HeadyGrimm)

Catherine Guidry (@CatherineGuidry)

Florals: Poppy and Mint (@PoppyandMint)

Hair: Sara Marie Buteaux (@SaraMarie185)

Accessories: MaeMe Bridal (@MaeMeBridal)

Calligraphy: Cottonwood South (@CottonwoodSouth)

Models (as pictured above):

Alexandra Chaisson (achaisson6)

Gabrielle Chaisson (@gabriellechaisson)

Lauren Melzer (@laurenmelzer)

Heather Grimm (@HeadyGrimm)

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Q&A With Sara Marie Buteaux!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Today we are chatting with Make up Artist and our #TKinNOLA Hair Stylist,  Sara Marie Buteaux! 

Location: Lafayette, La ( on location only)

You can find her here on Facebook  and here on  Instagram!

 

JLM Couture: When did you get started in hair/make-up?

Sara Marie: I acquired my cosmetology license 9 years ago. I started doing makeup 12 years ago.

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JLM Couture: Who is a Tara Keely bride?

Sara Marie: A Tara Keely bride to me is a fashion forward girl with a classic quality to her vision of her wedding day. 

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JLM Couture: Do you have an tips and tricks to share with us for long lasting wedding day hair and make-up? 

Sara Marie: For your hair I would definitely say products will be your best friend! My number one advise when it comes to hair for a wedding day is to have trials with your stylist. This way she will help you to achieve your vision, know exactly what you want and will be able to advise you on the correct products for your hair. 

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JLM Couture: Which was your favorite dress from this shoot and why?

Sara Marie: Style 2450 is my absolute favorite! It is breathtakingly gorgeous! I love the cut of the dress. To me this is a perfect dress for so many different body types! I can’t say enough about it, I just love it! 

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Huge thank you to Sara Marie  and the rest of our #TKinNOLA team! Be sure to check back here tomorrow for more interviews with out team!

Photography:

Heather Grimm (@HeadyGrimm)

Catherine Guidry (@CatherineGuidry)

Florals: Poppy and Mint (@PoppyandMint)

Make Up: Ashley Sievert (@AshleySievertBeauty)

Accessories: MaeMe Bridal (@MaeMeBridal)

Calligraphy: Cottonwood South (@CottonwoodSouth)

Models (as pictured above):

Heather Grimm (@HeadyGrimm)

Lauren Melzer (@laurenmelzer)

Gabrielle Chaisson (@gabriellechaisson)

Alexandra Chaisson (achaisson6)

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