Alvina Valenta Ti Adora Blush Hayley Paige Jim Hjelm Tara Keely Lazaro Noir Lovelle Occasions
Behind the Scenes at JLM Couture Show

We are so excited to be sharing these images with you today! The JLM Couture 25th Anniversary Press Show took place on October 12, at Cedar Lake Studio’s in Manhattan. It was one truly incredible event. We are so grateful and thankful for all who attended, and hope you had an amazing time. Here is to 25 more years of bridal bliss!

We had an incredible hair and make up team thanks to Aveda!

Aren’t these ‘Get Social’ postcards the cutest? Big, big thank you to Molly Jacques Illustration!

A bubbly, tasty delight for all our guests thanks to our amazing sponsor Martini!

Randy Fenoli, Bridal Expert and Star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, Randy to the Rescue & author of It’s All About the Dress pictured with Mon Amie Bridal Salon, and Michael Landry, Randy Fenoli Executive Director.

Lazaro Director of Sales, Cyndy Starer, and our very own JLM Couture President, Joe Murphy.

Mr. Lazaro Perez with JLM President Joe Murphy

JLM President Joe Murphy with Alvina Valenta designer, Jessica Williams!

Our beautiful models getting prepped for an amazing event!

Hayley Paige herself, Joe Murphy, and Jim Hjelm designer Francesca Pitera!

Amy Wilkins of Martha Stewart smiling for the camera with JLM Couture Presient Joe Murphy.

Stars of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta, Bridals by Lori team Lori Allen and Monte Durham pictured with Joe Murphy, Cyndy Starer and Jennifer Raspante.

One Wed Editoral Director Azure Nelson pictured with JLM Couture President Joe Murphy

Getting closer to show time!

Lights….

…camera…

…ACTION!

And there is more where this came from…stay tuned!

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BRIDES, Randy Fenoli, & JLM Couture

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

We are so excited to announce that we will be hosting an incredible event with BRIDES Magazine along with our very special host, Randy Fenoli, Bridal Expert and Star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, Randy to the Rescue, & author of It’s All About The Dress- next Friday night, October 26th at the JLM Couture Boutique! Mix and mingle with industry professionals over chilled champagne and delicous hors d’oeuvres.

Please note that space is limited! Please RSVP by Ocotber 25th to [email protected]

And for those of you lovely brides-to-be who are still on the hunt for your perfect dress- we have some serisouly amazing news. We will be taking appointments for Saturday, October 27th (through our JLM Couture Boutique website here!) where Randy will be BACK to help you find your dream JLM Couture gown! What’s more exciting then that?

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JLM Couture Celebrates 25th Anniversary

It is now Tuesday evening and another year has come and gone. Bridal Market for JLM Couture is officially over. We started with an amazing event Friday evening (lots of photos to be posted on our facebook pages!) followed by 3 days of craziness in our showroom. We are so thankful for all of the support we’ve received from our stores, amazing publications, and dear friends over the past few days. Without you none of this would be possible and we love you all!


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JLM Couture Designer Day Preview!

Happy Friday! We come with some fun news: We have our count down’s weekly line up all ready for you! Here is what the next 4 weeks will look like!

Monday: Alvina Valenta Bridal & Bridesmaids

Tuesday: Hayley Paige & Blush

Wednesday: Lazaro & Noir by Lazaro

Thursday: Tara Keely

Friday: Jim Hjelm & Occasions

On each of the assigned days we will be bringing you behind the scenes with that collection. By the time October rolls are we will all be itching to see the gowns up close and personal!

 

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2012 Year In Review

As a part of our count down to our Spring 2013 Bridal Market, we are taking a look back at 2012 and all the gorgeousness that happened. Grab your iced latte, sit back, relax and enjoy!

 Alvina Valenta style 9258       Fall Collection     Alvina Valenta style 9261

Alvina Valenta style 9200     Spring Collection    Alvina Valenta style 9204

Blush style 1258         Fall Collection        Blush style 1255

Blush style 1211           Spring Collection            Blush style 1201

Hayley Paige style 6254    Fall Collection    Hayley Paige style 6262

Hayley Paige style 6205     Spring Collection     Hayley Paige style 6203

Jim Hjelm style 8252     Fall Collection     Jim Hjelm style 8262

Jim Hjelm style 8218      Spring Collection     Jim Hjelm style 8214

Lazaro style 3269           Fall Collection          Lazaro style 3259

Lazaro style 3209            Spring Collection          Lazaro style 3200

Tara Keely style 2250         Fall Collection           Tara Keely 2255

Tara Keely style 2210      Spring Collection        Tara Keely 2205

 

And now for our darling Bridesmaids

Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5258    Fall   Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5269

Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5225     Spring     Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5232

Alvina Bridesmaids style 9269  Fall  Alvina Bridesmaids style 9270

Alvina Bridesmaids style 9244     Spring    Alvina Bridesmaids style 9221

Noir Bridesmaids style 3278     Fall    Noir Bridesmaids style 3288

 Noir Bridesmaids style 3235    Spring    Noir Bridesmaids style 3227

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Count Down to Bridal Market!

We are SO thrilled for the upcoming October Bridal Market that we are just bursting with excitement! Today marks JLM Couture’s one month count down, and here to share with you her excitement is Hayley Paige!

We will be updating this blog daily (hooray!) with sneak peeks and inspirations from all of our wonderful designers. Be sure to also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for all the latest and greatest!

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Hyde Park Bridal Grand Opening

We are so excited to announce the Grand Opening of a new Boutique in Cincinnati, OH! Hyde Park Bridal will be opening this Saturday, September 8th and will be having an Open House from 12:00-4:00. Brides will be able to come in and browse their selection and schedule appointments for future previews and fittings. Need further incentive? Champagne and cupcakes will be served!

Hyde Park Bridal will be carrying gowns from Hayley Paige, Blush, Tara Keely, Alvina Valenta (bridal & maids) and Occasions collections.

When we asked Boutique Owner Amanda which gown she was most excited to receive, she had a fabulous answer: “At Hyde Park Bridal we are most excited about receiving Hayley Paige’s Babs gown! The sheer corset back and shimmer ombre petals are just to die for! We know our brides are going to absolutely love this fun and sexy Haley Paige beauty!”

Store Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 12:00-6:00

Wednesday: 12:00-8:00

Thursday: 12:00-8:00

Friday: 12:00-6:00

Saturday: 10:00-6:00

Sunday: 12:00-4:00

Address: 3319 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Follow them on Facebook and Twitter:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hydeparkbridal

Twitter: http://twitter.com/HydeParkBridal

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Calling all JLM Couture Bridesmaids!

Were you recently in a JLM Couture bridesmaid dress? Whether you were sporting Jim Hjelm Occasions, Alvina Valenta Bridesmaids, or Noir by Lazaro, we want you to share your photos with us! There is nothing we love more than showing off our happy brides and her favorite ladies on JLM Couture Real Weddings!

Real Bride Melissa wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8002 

Melissa’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5079 , all in Shimmer luminescent chiffon.

Real Bride Amy wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3051 

Amy’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9947 , in Silver Tissue Taffeta.

Real Bride Frances wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8156 

Frances’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5154 in Raspberry silky taffeta.

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Behind the Scenes with Jessica Williams

We are so excited to share this interview today! Jessica Williams, head designer of Alvina Valenta gave an inside look to not only her office, but her inspirations and design details. She really is something!

Q: How would you describe your design style?  

Jessica: My design style for Alvina Valenta honors the classicist bride with modern sensibilities, and seeks to infuse gowns with either ethereal and romantic qualities or more recently, touches of architectural edge. In both, I seek to impart varying degrees of modern elements to the mix, whether in the beading and embroidery, interesting lace placements or silhouette, so the bride feels both of the moment and elegantly timeless. I value high quality fabrics, laces and embroideries, and I love that I can offer such amazing workmanship to my brides. I love creating intricate details in my gowns’ beadings and embroideries that can be explored layer after layer, and much like women, there is often more to discover than what is perceived at first glance.

Q:  Where do you turn for inspiration?

Jessica: I find inspiration everywhere- such as in beauty found in unexpected places, in music to set a mood, and in art and fashion illustrations that tell a story. There is beauty everywhere, so inspiration abounds! I admire how French women create timeless yet modern looks that are personalized, seemingly effortless, and oh so chic, which is certainly inspirational in creating for the Alvina bride. I believe a bride should wear a gown that amplifies her inner and outer beauty and expresses her personality and her personal style, so I also think about the brides I meet and about how to create something fresh and modern yet still timeless that they would love. Lately, I find myself thinking of the full spectrum of femininity, and beyond the idea of a fixed girlish beauty. I find intriguing how differing and multi-faceted aspects combine to create a woman’s individual allure- as she grows, she comes into her unique power more and more and learns to own it. Musing about the distinctive stories of brides in this way, combined with the practical questions of season, venue, ceremony and reception possibilities, also contribute to a gown’s inspiration.

Q: If you could dress anyone (dead or alive) who would it be and why?

Jessica: I would love to dress Mia Wasikowska; she seems lovely, grounded, thoughtful and unique, and possessing a true grace and presence.

Q: If you weren’t a JLM Couture wedding gown designer, what would you be?

Jessica: Before I studied fashion design, I earned a Bachelor’s degree studying political theory and Japanese language, including a semester abroad in Japan. Had I continued down a certain path from that time of my life, I might have sought entry to the foreign service and a life in diplomacy. However, if I were to choose another venture now, I would prefer not to stray too far from the creative- if not designing, than perhaps creating a ready-to-wear accessory and lifestyle retail store and having fun curating pieces and looks from around the world and from other designers (and maybe throwing a few of my own in, as well!)

Q: Words to live by:

Jessica: I think Yves Saint Laurent said it best:  “Fashion fades, style is eternal.”


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Alvina Valenta, Bridesmaids in Black!

We are back as promised with even more amazing pairings from Alvina Valenta. This time around we decided to pair up each bride with amazing black bridesmaid dresses (which you can actually wear again!) Black bridesmaid dresses are so incredibly popular right now, and these dresses are no exception!

Alvina Valenta Bridal #9216, Alvina Valenta Bridesmaid #9246

Alvina Valenta Bridal #9256, Alvina Valenta Bridesmaid #9281

Alvina Valenta Bridal #9252, Alvina Valenta Bridesmaid #9282

 

 

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