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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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Eternal Bridal

Eternal Bridal

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 Love Story #3

Whitney and Micah traveled around the world to meet each other!  In February 2007 Whitney Hassett and Micah Norton met in the same study abroad program, American Institute for Foreign Studies, on their way to Sydney, Australia for a semester.  Whitney was a junior studying at Providence College in Rhode Island where she is from.  Micah was a junior at St. John Fisher in Rochester, NY (about 2 hours North of his hometown, Elmira, NY).  While members in the same study abroad group, they also happened to be neighbors in their town house complex, Macquarie Village at Maquarie University.

After a few weeks of dodging feelings for one another (let’s be honest you go to Australia to meet an Australian!) Micah and Whitney finally admitted to having feelings for each other! Ask any friends of theirs from Macquarie and you’ll get the typical response from Whitney “I do not like him, we’re just friends!”  That game could only be played for so long….

After leaving Fiji (a quick stop over from Sydney on the way back to the States)… they started their long distance relationship. Whitney back to Providence College and Micah off to St. John Fisher for the final year as college students!  Micah was playing his final season of football, Whitney busy student teaching.  Directly after graduating in 2008, Whitney took a job teaching 1st grade in NYC while Micah accepted a management position at Wells Fargo…. the distance continues.  After about 2.5 years of 6 hours of distance, Whitney (amidst a tearful ride home from Toronto – the most perfect birthday weekend ever – Micah surprised her with a weekend in Toronto to see her favorite band, U2)… a light bulb switched on. “I’m moving to Rochester, NY” – Whitney told her family and friends.  Sure enough…. January 2, 2010 Micah and Whitney packed up a big UHaul, towed her car up to snowy Rochester, NY.

About two months after Whitney moved to Rochester… Micah got transferred to Buffalo! Back to distance!  Fortunately this time it was only an hour, and even more fortunately, it didn’t last.  Micah quickly returned to Rochester and accepted a job as a Commercial Real Estate Leasing Manager.  After finishing her Master’s in Literacy at SUNY Geneseo, Whitney accepted a 1st grade teaching position at Discovery Charter School.

Dating was fun in Rochester and not having to worry about traveling each weekend to see one another was even better!  In February 2012 Micah told Whitney he had a “bowling tournament on Friday the 3rd with Steve”  Whitney (thinking how lame that sounded) quickly texted Steve’s wife, Kelly to see what the girl’s had plans while their men bowled the Friday night away.  Kelly had been dying to see The Artist and they made plans to grab a drink Friday after school and go to The Little Theatre downtown for the 8:00 show.

A goblet of red wine later, Kelly and Whitney headed to The Little for the movie. The first preview started with a shot of the Sydney Opera House! “Look!” Whitney excitedly poked at Kelly who was frozen in her seat.  As the preview continued, Micah is all of a sudden on the screen… telling their story, starting in Australia.  He’s telling his best friends about how he wants to marry her but doesn’t know how to propose!  The preview continues with Micah catching a ride to The Little, buying a ticket for The Artist (grabbing popcorn behind the concession stand) and opening the doors to the movie theatre.  The screen goes black….

Kelly at this point had left Whitney alone in her seat (obviously freaking out!).  The doors behind Whitney open and Micah runs down the aisle, gets down on one knee and proposes!…. even had a light put in the ring box so Whitney could see the gorgeous thing! Yes Yes Yes! (of course!)…. soon the lights turn back on in the cinema and its revealed that their closest friends and family were hiding in the theater (among real strangers!)

Whitney wore Jim Hjelm's Blush 1601. She found it at The Bridal Garden in East Greenwich, RI

 Whitney and Micah got married September 7, 2012 at Warwick Country Club in Rhode Island.  Whitney’s family has been members there her whole life and she has dreamed of one day getting married there!  Their wedding day was a sunny day, packed with family and friends, and was the ideal celebration of their friendship and love!

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$100 February Love Story Contest!

Are you past (or current!) Lazaro, Hayley Paige, Jim Hjelm, Alvina Valenta, Blush or Tara Keely bride who has a to.die.for. love story to tell? If so, you should keep on reading…

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!

JLM Couture Real Bride Amy in Lazaro!

 

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JLM Couture NYC Sample Sale!

Yes, you read correctly! We are having a sample sale February 10th-12th and we can’t wait to see you!

 

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Upcoming Trunk Shows!

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

Alvina Valenta Maids will be at Bella Bridesmaids in Shrevport, LA!

http://www.bellabridesmaid.com/

Alvina Valenta Bridal Collection will be at Arena Bridal in Shelby Township, MI!

http://www.arenabridal.com/

Alvina Valenta Maids will be at Imaginations Bridal in Brookhaven, MS!

http://www.imaginationsbridal.com/

Alvina Valenta Bridal Collection will be at The Costal Knot in Shallotte, NC!

(910) 754-9300

The Alvina Valenta Collection will be at Riziks in Washington, DC!

202-223-4050

The Alvina Valenta Collection will be at Unbridaled in Austin, TX!

http://unbridaled.com/

The Alvina Valenta Collection will be at Ellynne Bridal in Lincoln, NE!

http://ellynnebridal.com/

Alvina Valenta Maids will be at Bella Bridesmaids in Scottsdale, AZ!

http://www.bellabridesmaid.com/#mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=0&a=36&at=0

Jim Hjelm

January 25th-27th

Jim Hjelm Bridal will be at Mon Amie Bridal Salon in Costa Mesa, CA!

http://www.monamie.com/

January 25th-27th

Jim Hjelm Bridal will be at Ania Bridal Collection in Portland, OR!

503-796-9170

January 25th-27th

Jim Hjelm Bridal will be at Hayden Olivia in Charolette, NC!

http://haydenolivia.com/

Lazaro

January 24th-27th

The Lazaro Bridal Collection will be at The Wedding Salon of Manhasset in Manhasset, NY!

516-869-8455

January 24th-27th

The Noir by Lazaro Collection will be at La Belle Boutique in Jersey City, NJ!

http://www.labelleboutique.com/

January 25th-27th

The Lazaro Bridal Collection will be at Bridal Galleria in San Francisco, CA!

http://www.bridalgalleria.com/

January 25th-27th

The Noir by Lazaro Collection will be at L’elite in Boston, MA!

617-424-1010

Jim Hjelm Occasions

January 25th-27th

Jim Hjelm Occasions will be at The Wedding Salon of Manhasset in Manhasset, NY!

516-869-8455

Tara Keely

January 25th-27th

The Tara Keely Collection will be at Finery Boutique in Huntsville, AL!

http://www.fineryboutique.com/

January 25th-27th

The Tara Keely Collection will be at Pure English Couture in Virginia Beach, VA!

757-631-9810

January 25th-27th

The Tara Keely Collection will be at Victorian Rose in Raleigh, NC!

http://www.victorianrosebridals.com/

Hayley Paige and Jim Hjelm Blush

January 25th-27th

The Hayley Paige and Jim Hjelm Blush Collections will be at Now and Forever Bridal Boutique in Houston, TX!

http://www.nowandforeverbridalbtq.com/

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Happy Holidays, love JLM Couture

Sketch by Jim Hjelm Designer, Francesca Pitera

Sketch by Lazaro

Sketch by Alvina Valenta designer, Jessica Williams

Sketch by Hayley Paige

We love getting festive this time of year! Which holiday sketch is your favorite? Comment with your answer of:

1. Francesca’s

2. Lazaro’s

3. Jessica’s

4. Hayley’s

We will tally on Monday (Christmas Eve) and announce the winner!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wasn’t yesterday Halloween? Time sure is flying.

We here at JLM Couture in New York and JLM Couture Bridal Boutique in West Hollywood would like to wish all of our lovely brides, stores, friends and family a very Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you spend it giving thanks around a table of delicous food and good company.

Cheers!

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BRIDES Magazine Event at JLM Boutique

We were so honored to host an exlusive event just a few short weeks ago with BRIDES magazine and Randy Fenoli, Bridal Expert and Star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, Randy to the Resue, and author of It’s All About the Dress at the JLM Couture Boutique.  We had amazing vendors that created such an incredible ambiance and wonderful brides to be that were as sweet as pie. Hope you enjoy these beautiful photos compliments of Scott Clark Photo!

Loving this new sherbet Lazaro wedding dress!

Lovely new Alvina Valenta!

Amazingly delicious cakes by Charm City Cakes

Beautiful new Jim Hjelm!

Harmony Walton of The Bridal Bar with host Randy Fenoli

Alvina Valenta details

Gorgeous new Lazaro!

Beauties in Lazaro

Stunning new Hayley Paige!

We would like to give special thanks to:

Brides Magazine

Randy Fenoli

Bridal Bar

 Charm City Cakes

Eddie Zaratsian

Tick Tock Florals

Elan Artists

Scott Clark Photo

Taste of Pace

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Spring 2013 Trunk Shows!

We have such an incredible month ahead of us! Each collection will be hosting a Trunk Show at the JLM Couture Boutique this month, and here is our line up!

Lazaro and Tara Keely *STARTING TODAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 4th*

Make you appointments here: http://www.jlmboutique.com/webform/make-appointment

Jim Hjelm, November 9th-11th

Make you appointments here: http://www.jlmboutique.com/webform/make-appointment

Hayley Paige and Blush, November 16th-18th

Make you appointments here: http://www.jlmboutique.com/webform/make-appointment

Alvina Valenta, November 30th-December 2nd

Make you appointments here: http://www.jlmboutique.com/webform/make-appointment

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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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