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Tara Keely Bridal Styled Shoot

Engaged? Or just a lover of all things bridal? Then you’ll just swoon over what’s to follow…

We’re so excited to share with you these beautiful images from our recent #TKinNOLA photo shoot (images taken by the lovely and incredibly talented Catherine Guidry– @CatherineGuidry and Heather Grimm). And don’t worry, there is plenty more where this came from. We’ll be sharing Q&A’s with the entire #TKinNOLA team this entire week with more exclusive photos to be seen here, and of course on our Instagram (follow as at @Tara_Keely) and Pinterest page.

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 These stunning bouquets are compliments of the highly talented Destiny Pinson of Poppy and Mint (@PoppyandMint)!

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 The accessories were absolutely stunning thanks to Mae Me (@maemebridal) Bridal in Metairie, LA!

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 The South was the perfect place to hold our first Tara Keely inspiration shoot. These Louisiana sketches (by non other than Heather Grimm for Cottonwood South-@Cottonwoodsouth) were a beautiful added touch.

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

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 Ashley Sievert (@AshleySievert) and Sara Marie did such an incredible job with hair and make up. Their interpretation of who a Tara Keely bride is and inspires to be on her wedding day was flawless.

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 Featured Tara Keely styles from left to right: 2210, 2450, 2410, and 2354.

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 How stunning are these girls? Huge thanks to:

Heather Grimm (@HeadyGrimm)

Gabrielle Chaisson (@GabrielleChaisson)

Alexandra Chaisson (@AChaisson6)

Lauren Melzer (@LaurenMelzer)

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JLM COUTURE LOVE STORY #2

We had been dating for nearly four years at the time. We met in college and fell in love when we were both in law school. It was the year after we graduated law school.  We were working full time, busy as ever, and summer was just coming to a close. Pat had vacation time saved up and took the day off. It was a Thursday.

He suggested I meet him at our favorite park (the Frelinghuysen Arboretum) after I finished with work, to enjoy the cooling weather.  Knowing how much I missed them since starting my job, he called my sister and invited my two adorable nephews, Jakob (2) and Aaron (5), to come along for the fun.

We met at the park, with plenty of sun still left. We walked around the park, showing the boys all of the best spots: the Koi pond, the rose garden, and the beautiful butterfly bushes. As I was losing track of time, my oldest nephew, Jakob, suggested we find a spot for our picnic blanket. We settled down under a massive tree and snacked on the grapes (and wine!) that Pat had thoughtfully packed. But it wasn’t long before the boys were up and racing around again.  As I chased after Aaron, Pat and Jakob ducked behind one of the large trees nearby. Curious about what they were up to, I made my way over with Aaron in tow.  It was then that I caught a glimpse of Jakob’s face – flushed with a surprising shade of pink. Normally a verbose little fellow, he couldn’t find words. I asked him what was wrong and, again, he stammered.  Finally, he stood up, just as Pat began to lower himself to the ground.

“Auntie, with you marry Uncle Pat-Pat?”

And there they were: Jakob with the most precious – and hopeful – look on his face; and Pat, down on one knee holding a sparkly, beautiful ring. I scooped up my nephews, ran over to Pat, and gave him the best group-hug ever. The moment could not have been sweeter.

As soon as I could collect myself, we jumped in the car and drove to my sister’s house.  The whole way there, Jakob’s little voice filled the car, peppering us with questions.  Would he be the ring bearer? Would he get to wear a tuxedo? Would I wear a white dress? He couldn’t wait to see it…

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My husband, Patrick, and I married on September 15, 2013 at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey.  I was lucky to find my dream dress after very little shopping: Tara Keely 2206 from Jahee Bridal Atelier in Englewood, New Jersey.  Our wedding was everything I dreamed it would be.

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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.

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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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Lazaro and Tara Keely Trunk Show

Lazaro and Tara Keely Trunk Show

 

Come preview the new Lazaro and Tara Keely collection this weekend at the JLM Couture Boutique! Appointments can be requested here or made by calling 424.249.3909

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Our Valentine’s Day Love Story Winner!

And our Valentine’s Day winners are…(drum roll)….

Kelley & Troy!

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We melted over this story and the lengths Troy went to to make this perfect for Kelley. They are our 2014 Valentine’s Day Love Story winners!

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“Troy surprised me, {yes i really had no idea} with the most AMAZING trip to Chicago so that he could propose to me under “the bean” AKA Cloud Gate; a magnificent mirrored sculpture in millennium park. This proposal and entire trip was ridiculously planned- down to all the details and moments. Troy is NOT a planner by any means and this is what made the whole thing that much more special.

Chicago was and is “our special city” the tip we had taken there the year before was simply magical, we had gone through a lot that year and the trip had us falling in love all over again. We both were in love with the architecture, food, beer, people, the walk-ability of the city, the atmosphere, art…everything!

I came home from work on a Thursday in May 2012 and he told me to pack my bags he had a surprise planned ( he had spoken to my boss and gotten me a few days off, which I didn’t know). He gave me a list of what to pack and the next day at 2pm we were in Chicago. I couldn’t contain myself with excitement. Troy was very cute, he seemed so organized and a little nervous. After we checked into the same hotel wed had been the year prior, he told me to get ready, he laid out an outfit for me and ran to get me my favorite lunch. We took a cab to millennium park, as an art lover this was amazing to me. Troy and I are not ones that like to have the spotlight or have all eyes on us. We walked over to the “bean” and there were people ALL over the place. As soon as we got under the beautiful structure he dropped to a knee(everyone was watching but he (and I ) didn’t care. He told me that I was his best friend and the woman of his dreams, that he saw himself with me and our kids when he looked into the future..I couldn’t believe what was happening it was the most romantic thing I’d ever experienced.

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The next few moments were pretty much a blur, especially once I saw the most amazing ring he pulled out of his pocket, that he had custom designed for months. I was shaking and saying oh my god oh my god. I few moments later a man walked over and was taking our photo, I soon realized and him and Troy were talking. He hired a photographer to capture the moment he proposed, something completely out of his comfort zone but Troy knew how important this moment was and wanted it captured for me!

Then we went all over the city for the most unforgettable engagement photo shoot, seeing sights that we would never see otherwise. After, we went for a romantic candle lit dinner.  The day after the best day EVER (the proposal day) Troy had more surprises- he had gotten us practically dugout seats to a Cubs game! Needless to say it was the best Chicago trip of our lives!

The weekend before the engagement trip Troy told me he was going up to Orange County to visit a friend. I had no clue he actually flew up to northern California, where I’m from to surprise my parents and ask for their blessing. Needless to say he had it already since wed been together over 5 years; but he planned out the trip with my best friend to surprise my parents at their favorite restaurant. My best friend and her husband and plans to go to dinner with my parents to celebrate mother’s day weekend. (My mom is like a mother to my BFF). They drove almost 2 hrs to the airport to pick up my guy and brought him to the restaurant. My parents were so shocked and surprised to see Troy, who had flowers for my mom and a Tiffany bean necklace to commemorate where we would get engaged the next week- he also told her of the silver beans meaning, new beginnings. He also showed them the custom ring he designed and explained that the sapphires symbolized eternal love. They were in tears. The kicker was my mom was flying out the next morning to meet me for our annual mother’s day weekend trip. We met in Las Vegas for a spa weekend and she said it took all she had to not spill the beans J I will never forget our engagement weekend as long as I live it was easily one of the best weekends of my life!”

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Kelley made an absolute stunning Tara Keely real bride! She looked beautiful in style 2052!

Thank you to all of our brides and brides to be for entering! We look forward to hosting again next year!

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2nd Annual Love Story Contest!

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We are so excited to announce that we will once again be hosting our February Love Story contest! We had such an amazing response last year from all of our beautiful brides and look forward to receiving a whole new batch of tear jerker love stories.

Here are the rules:

If you are a past (or current!) LazaroHayley PaigeJim HjelmAlvina ValentaBlush or Tara Keely bride who has a sweep you off your feet kind of story behind how you and your loved one met, fell in love, or even got engaged- we want to hear all the lovely details.

We will be accepting stories (and photos, of course!) starting TODAY. Send all of the love and romance you have to [email protected] along with which gown you wore (or will wear!) and the store you purchased it from by February 7th. 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 Monday, February 10th with the winner being put on display on Valentine’s Day.

 The extra special treat?

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

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JLM Flagship Salon Sample Sale

JLM Couture Sample Sale 424.249.3909

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Lazaro at Bridals by Lori!

Are you a bride-to-be in the Atlanta, Georgia area? Then we have good news!

Lazaro Perez will be at Bridals by Lori this weekend, November 15-17 for his Spring 2014 trunk show (Tara Keely included!)! Be sure to make your appointment here to meet him and have him help you find the wedding gown of your dreams!

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Be sure to follow Lazaro on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for behind the scenes access & sneak peeks!

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Spring 2014 Runway is here!

Yes, we are still here at JLM Couture! The last few weeks have been filled with dress fittings, castings, 2 new collections (yes- it’s true. You’ll hear much more about Lovelle and Ti Adora soon!) and all the glorious Bridal Market prep one could expect- so we apologize for being so silent! But we promise the time away was well spent on…

Spring 2014!

Gowns from Lazaro (his 20th anniversary was truly amazing. More photos to come very soon!), Jim Hjelm, Hayley Paige, Alvina Valenta, Blush, Tara Keely, Occasions, and Noir were on display this past weekend and we couldn’t be more excited to share them with you (and trust us.. there is so much more where this came from- but you’ll have to stay tuned!)

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

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