Hello Lovely Ladies of Los Angeles!
With our Sample Sale well underway, we wanted to remind of a few quick things:
1. Merchandise is “as is” and all sales are final.
2. We know you love the men in your life, but please- …leave them at home! (This is due to privacy issue’s with our other brides)
3. No alterations are provided.
4. We are working on a first come, first served basis.
We are so excited to see you all and look forward to having you!
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 protected] 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!
There are few things that we here at JLM Couture love more than trunk shows, and making it easy for all our brides to find where they will be is a top priority to us!
For further information on the details below, please visit our trunk show listings.
Alvina Valenta Maids will be at Bella Bridesmaids in Shrevport, LA!
Alvina Valenta Bridal Collection will be at Arena Bridal in Shelby Township, MI!
Alvina Valenta Maids will be at Imaginations Bridal in Brookhaven, MS!
Alvina Valenta Bridal Collection will be at The Costal Knot in Shallotte, NC!
The Alvina Valenta Collection will be at Riziks in Washington, DC!
The Alvina Valenta Collection will be at Unbridaled in Austin, TX!
The Alvina Valenta Collection will be at Ellynne Bridal in Lincoln, NE!
Alvina Valenta Maids will be at Bella Bridesmaids in Scottsdale, AZ!
Jim Hjelm Bridal will be at Mon Amie Bridal Salon in Costa Mesa, CA!
Jim Hjelm Bridal will be at Ania Bridal Collection in Portland, OR!
Jim Hjelm Bridal will be at Hayden Olivia in Charolette, NC!
The Lazaro Bridal Collection will be at The Wedding Salon of Manhasset in Manhasset, NY!
The Noir by Lazaro Collection will be at La Belle Boutique in Jersey City, NJ!
The Lazaro Bridal Collection will be at Bridal Galleria in San Francisco, CA!
The Noir by Lazaro Collection will be at L’elite in Boston, MA!
Jim Hjelm Occasions
Jim Hjelm Occasions will be at The Wedding Salon of Manhasset in Manhasset, NY!
The Tara Keely Collection will be at Finery Boutique in Huntsville, AL!
The Tara Keely Collection will be at Pure English Couture in Virginia Beach, VA!
The Tara Keely Collection will be at Victorian Rose in Raleigh, NC!
Hayley Paige and Jim Hjelm Blush
The Hayley Paige and Jim Hjelm Blush Collections will be at Now and Forever Bridal Boutique in Houston, TX!
With mismatching bridal parties becoming quite the norm, we decided to pull together a weekly post to pair the dresses that we think brides and their bridesmaids would adore. This week we are starting with a timeless champagne look that we’re sure you’d look back on twenty years from now and still love!
The Dress: Jim Hjelm style 8305
Classic Bridesmaid Dresses:
We know by looking at today’s social media posts that weddings were on the brain with all the amazing ladies in white (and blush tones!) last night at the Golden Globes. There wasn’t a single look we didn’t love, but there were a select few that we couldn’t help but have a soft spot for!
Clint Eastwood’s daughter Francesca looked amazing in vintage Armani. She is paired here with our own Francesca’s bridal style- Jim Hjelm 8254
Haydan Panettiere looks incredible in this soft pink Roberto Cavalli gown, but we couldn’t help but think she would look just as gorgeous in this favorited Alvina Valenta style!
Lea Michele looked sensational in this white Elie Saab gown. If she was looking to walk down the aisle in something similiar, Alvina Valenta style 9302 is perfection!
It’s no secret that black bridesmaids dresses are becoming increasingly popular these days (and not to mention- so chic and totally classic). So we decided to round up our top 10 black bridesmaids dresses of the season! We hope you enjoy (and end up wearing one day!)
Alvina Valenta Bridesmaids, style 9333
Black dupioni soft fluted bridesmaid gown. Strapless neckline with architectural cascading and structured peplum at natural waist, asymmetrical seam placement throughout skirt.
Jim Hjelm Occasions, style 5319
Black chiffon A-line bridesmaid gown, cross over draped V-neckline, empire bodice Black Chantilly lace cap sleeve and covered back. (you must take a peek at it!)
Jim Hjelm Occasions, style 5307
Onyx crinkle chiffon A-line bridesmaid gown, curved gathered neckline, natural waist, racer back.
Jim Hjelm Occasions, style 5308
Black textured linen A-line bridesmaid gown, V-neckline front and back, draped band at natural waist.
Jim Hjelm Occasions, style 5332
Black textured linen over Mink lining strapless A-line bridesmaid dress, natural waist with gathered skirt.
Jim Hjelm Occasions, style 5322
Black tulle over Black lining strapless A-line bridesmaid dress, draped bodice, gathered natural waist with Black and White basket weaved ribbon belt.
Noir by Lazaro, style 3331
Black laser cut lace cocktail dress, organza sweetheart bodice with spaghetti straps, flounce skirt.
Noir by Lazaro, style 3336
Black laser cut lace gown, black organza sweetheart bodice with spaghetti straps, laser cut lace peplum, A-line organza skirt.
Noir by Lazaro, style 3332
Black laser cut lace cocktail dress, black organza sweetheart bodice, pencil skirt. Belt sold separately.
Noir by Lazaro, style 3335
Black mikado trumpet gown with plunging V-neck halter, black horsehair ribbon with organza flower accent at waist.