Finally! We are so excited to share with you some seriously amazing photos from our Bridesmaids Event with Bella Bridesmaid at the JLM Couture Boutique (thanks to Scott Clark Photo!) We hope you enjoy!
Our Bridesmaids Event Partner, Bella Bridesmaids LA!
Beautiful arrangments compliments of Eddie Zaratsian!
The Ladies of Details Details!
The most delicious desserts, thanks entirely to Fantasy Frostings!
Tasty bite sized hors d’oeuvres compliments of Taste of Pace!
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The JLM Boutique getting ready for the show to start!
E! TV personality Ashlan Gorse (looking stunning in Noir!), head Jim Hjelm Designer Francesca Pitera, and JLM Couture Director of Public Relations Erin Ax getting ready for the show!
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Noir by Lazaro style 3330
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Noir by Lazaro style 3332
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JLM Couture Flagship Salon Director of Retail, Susan Keng with Harmony Walton of the Bridal Bar and Bella Bridesmaids LA Owner Trinh!
Wanting to see more dresses and event photos? Head on over to our Pinterest board JLM Bridesmaids Event!
We’re so excited to have a Hayley Paige trunk show this very weekend at the Nordstrom Wedding Suite in McLean, VA! Hayley rep Sarah will be there to meet you and make sure you will look nothing short of picture perfect fabulous on your wedding day. Be sure to make your appointment by calling 703.761.1121. We look forward to seeing you there!
The JLM Boutique will be hosting its final Alvina Valenta Spring 2013 trunk show tomorrow (TGIF), March 22- Sunday, March 24th. If you are loving the looks from this collcetion (see it all here), than be sure to make your appointment!
With NYC feeling more like winter today than the the first day of Spring, we decided to brighten things up around here. We compiled a photo list of gowns that made us feel just peachy (including peonies, sherbet, and some champagne!) and think that you will soon be craving the actual Spring time just as much as we are!
Lazaro Peony Tulle Ball Gown style 3300
Jim Hjelm Peach Silk Satin Faced Organza and Ivory Tulle Gown style 8206
Lazaro Sherbet Tulle Ball Gown style 3315
Peach Organza and Ivory Tulle Strapless Gown style 8214
Lazaro Sherbet Textured Silk Organza Tulle Ball Gown style 3316
Jim Hjelm Peach Embroidered Tulle Ball Gown style 8320
Lazaro Champagne Sparkle Tulle Ball Gown style 3319
Looking for more colorful wedding gown inspiration? Head on over to our Pinterest page where you will find even more from our list (including creamsicle and blush!)
We are gearing up for our very last Jim Hjelm trunk show of the Spring 2013 season at the JLM Boutique! By making your appointment for this weekend you will be able to get your hands on a beautiful Spring 2013 design along with the opportunity to meet designer Francesca Pitera while receiving an additional 10% off your purchase!
To make your appointment, click here.
There will be a Hayley Paige Spring 2013 Trunk Show this weekend at Bella Bianca Bridal Couture in Chicago, IL! Bella Bianca is a brand new bridal salon in Chicago and needs to be on your bridal list of places to visit. While your there this weekend, you can say hi to Guindon, Anya, and Jordan while viewing the rest of the latest collection. Please call 630.627.4027 to make your appointment!
Need further incentive? Every gal that mentions this blog post will receive a complimentary cut edge veil at the length of your choice, along with an additional 10% off your gown purchase! Hope to see you there!
Happy Friday and happy March 1st! We have a great lineup of trunk shows this month at the JLM Flagship Salon in West Hollywood, CA starting this weekend with Lazaro and Tara Keely! We are almost completely booked, so if are interested in an appointment- book now! Lazaro is so excited to meet you!
Also- this will be his last trunk show for the Spring 2013 season, so if you’re loving his latest collection- make your way on down to 352 N Robertson Blvd and say hello!
We love a good one shoulder wedding dress here at JLM Couture. These dress styles are especially great for brides who don’t want to worry too much about accessories. Here are some of our recent favorites:
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Jim Hjelm style 8317
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It was our first Holiday season at our new condo and I really got into Christmas (decorating, music, everything!) We spend both Christmas eve and Christmas Day with our families which we love doing but we decided to do our own little Christmas together at our place on 12/23/11. We had decided to do a fondue dinner so it would be mess free and we love fonduing! So the night started out some wine (of course) and Adam had bought a beautiful huge red rose center piece. We decided to do our stockings (in mine was the movie Bridesmaids) then have our dinner and then do our presents. Adam came up from downstairs with 6 ornaments boxes and said that he had some help with making my present this year….
He put them all out in front of me and he anxiously kept checking the bottom to make sure they were in the right order. He started then by saying the ornaments represent a timeline of our life together (we had been together for almost 6 years then.) He opened the first one and on it was hand painted a picture of our WIU mascot and underneath said “our beginning” (where we met).
The next one was a painting of our dog Jax and said “our pug.” With each ornament too he had told a story and explanation of the meaning of it, like how Jax was our first big responsibility and so on.
The third ornament had a hand painting of the Chicago skyline on it and said “our move” It was after we had graduated and got jobs in the city (actually right across the Chicago River from each other).
The fourth ornament said “our home” on the bottom and had a painting of our condo building we had bought that last year.
He sort of ended at that and said this is about where we are at now, then opened the fifth one that said “Our Future” with a question mark; this is when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!
After hugging and crying and enjoying the moment he opened the sixth box with the final ornament that said on one side “Adam proposed…” and on the other side it had a picture of the ring and said “December 23, 2011 Erika said yes!
It was truly the best thing ever and could not have been any better! I had started crying when I opened the Jax one (I’m a little obsessed with him.) He had another present for me under the tree which I opened later and it was a pair of ugg boots which he explained was in case I get “cold feet” He had also planned for my sister and her boyfriend and two of our good friends to come over and celebrate after the proposal too! The next day on Christmas eve was so fun to celebrate with family! He had bought my Dad the Father of the Bride dvd too which he loved! I had also actually made him put all the ornaments in the box and re-propose about 45 minutes after the original because it was so great!
The ultimate love story. We actually met 8 and 1/2 years ago and we’ve been dating for 8 years. He lives just a few houses away from mine and I never knew he existed. Believe it or not, we met on the internet when his cousin, who was also my friend, introduced us. Unfortunately, when we started talking, I was on the verge of entering another relationship. When I started that relationship, my fiance refused to speak to me. And in the 3 days the other relationship lasted ( yes 3 days!), I realised how much I missed him. I knew that he offered so much more than the ’3 day wonder’ :). So we just talked for about 6 months and then decided to give it a try. Its been 8 years since! I think I knew that he was the one for me was when I saw that unconditional love from him when my dad was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Every single day he made those trips to chemo and radiation and back. When my dad was too ill to move, I saw my fiance sleep on a sofa half his size just in case my dad needed to be moved in the night. I saw him ask my father for his blessings to marry me the night before he passed. I also saw him stick by me when my father passed, refusing to be moved just to make sure that I was going to be ok. I still see him here today, standing by me no matter what. And on December 21st, I’ll see him at the end of the aisle, waiting on me to marry him in my gorgeous Lazaro gown! I hope you enjoyed my love story and even though its bittersweet for me, I know that I have someone who my father approves of and that means the world to me. I have someone who can almost fill those shoes my dad left…