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Fall 14′ Bridal Market!

Have you been following along on Instagram (@JLM_Couture) with all of our most recent Fall 2014 Bridal Market updates? If not, here are some of our bridal highlights! Full collections will be up on jlmcouture.com soon, we promise.

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Hayley Paige style 6451 (Miss Gigi)

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Jim Hjelm style 8461

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Alvina Valenta style 9452

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Jim Hjelm Trunk Show at JLM Boutique!

There will be a Jim Hjelm Fall 2013 trunk show this weekend at our Flagship Salon in the land of sunshine (California, that is!) Head designer Francesca Pitera will be there to chat with you about and make your dress shopping experience one of a kind. Please visit our website to make your appointment!

jim hjelm september trunk show at JLM Couture wedding dress boutique

Click here to view the collection.

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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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JLM Couture Sparkle

We say here at JLM Couture that a bride can never have too much sparkle on her wedding. So we decided to put together a post of our most jewel happy gowns for you to take a gander at. Needless to say, we had to start with…

Lazaro 

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Hayley Paige

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Jim Hjelm

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Alvina Valenta

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For more gowns with plently of sparkle, head over to our Pinterest page!

 

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JLM Flagship Salon 1 Year Anniversary

The JLM Couture Boutique in West Hollywood, CA just turned one! We were lucky enough to celebrate our anniversary with some of our closest friends and family at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills. Thank you again to everyone who came out to celebrate!

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Photos by Brooke Merrill Photography

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Feeling Peachy…

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!)

 

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Jim Hjelm Trunk Show at JLM Boutique

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.

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One Shoulder Wedding Dresses

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:

Alvina Valenta style 9316

Jim Hjelm style 8317

Tara Keely style 2250

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JLM Flagship Salon Sample Sale

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!

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#1 Love Story, Our Valentines Day Couple!

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!

On May 25th we are getting married and I will be wearing a Jim Hjlem gown.  I purchased it at VIP Occasions in Elmhurst, IL!

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