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JLM Couture Love Story #4

How We Met:

 “My fiancé Corey and I first met when we were both in kindergarten. We have both admitted that the first time we saw each other we both had crushes on each other (as much as you can have in kindergarten!) and used to send each other “love” letters through our elementary school’s mail system. Corey even once got in a fight with another classmate because he claimed I was his “girlfriend” and not Corey’s!

Corey and I in middle school

 We stayed friends throughout school and when we were in 7th grade we began dating (as much as you can “date” in middle school) and ate lunch in the cafeteria together every day, talked on the phone a few times, and even went to a movie once. We were also each other’s first real kiss which is something that we cherish to this day. After a few months, we knew the timing wasn’t right and parted ways, remaining friends as we entered into our high school years.

Corey and I in high school

 We drifted apart as friends the first few years of high school, each of us growing individually and seeing other people. It wasn’t until senior year when, through the help of a mutual friend, that we began to rekindle our friendship. Corey even asked me to prom, however because he asked too late (he asked the week of prom!!) I already had another date! We did, however, sit at the same dinner table at prom, attend many of the same graduation parties, and saw each other many times during the summer before heading off to college.

 Since we went to colleges in different states, we went through periods of time when we would be in frequent contact and others when we barely heard from each other. However, despite the fact that we weren’t always in contact, whenever we did catch up we both knew that we still had feelings for one another. On my 22nd birthday, after months of having not heard from each other, Corey texted me to tell me happy birthday. We spent the next few months driving between each other’s schools to visit and see if we could turn our friendship into something more, and on Corey’s birthday my birthday present to him was accepting his Facebook request to be “In a Relationship.” Since that day we’ve been inseparable.”

 Our Proposal:

 “We planned on meeting our parents for dinner in NYC at one of our favorite restaurants, Po. The day had been hectic with running errands and cleaning the house, so I forgot to check the train schedule into the city until about 5 minutes before we were about to leave. I saw that we would only have about 50 minutes to drive the hour long ride to the station. Once he heard this, Corey quickly ran down the stairs and we were out the door in seconds. Driving up the turnpike at a speed we probably shouldn’t admit, Corey was able to get us to the station, park, get tickets, and board the train with seconds to spare.

 We had a few issues with getting downtown, but we eventually got off the subway in the Village. We started walking to Po and I called my mom to make sure Corey’s parents had made it to the restaurant. Despite everyone being at the restaurant already, we took the “long route” to get there and I even commented “you know it would have been much quicker if we had gone the other way.”

 Just before getting to the restaurant, Corey handed me his phone and said “I forgot to show you this video I found on YouTube, you have to see it,” and pressed play. While I was confused as to why it was necessary to watch the video right before dinner when we were running late, I went with it and let Corey press play. Immediately, a song began playing (a cover of “A Thousand Years”) and some very sweet photos of words and phrases showed up on the screen. At first I was very confused, but then realized that what I was looking at were the words of our friends and family describing our relationship. At the end of the video, Corey and Parker (our puppy child) came on the screen. Corey then held up a sign that said “Look behind you.” When I turned around, I found Corey on one knee holding open a box containing the most perfect ruby ring (which he designed himself) mouthing the words “will you?” I couldn’t contain myself and started crying and OF COURSE said yes :)

Corey proposing!

 The best part is that all 6 of our parents as well as Corey’s brother and his girlfriend were there to celebrate with us and take pictures of the entire proposal!”

We are thrilled to have Stefanie join the Tara Keely Real Brides family this Fall!

Engagement photo

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Lazaro at Bridals by Lori!

Are you a bride-to-be in the Atlanta, Georgia area? Then we have good news!

Lazaro Perez will be at Bridals by Lori this weekend, November 15-17 for his Spring 2014 trunk show (Tara Keely included!)! Be sure to make your appointment here to meet him and have him help you find the wedding gown of your dreams!

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Be sure to follow Lazaro on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for behind the scenes access & sneak peeks!

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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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Happy Father’s Day!

Wishing all Dads a very Happy Father’s Day!

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See more images of this Tara Keely real bride here

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March Trunk Shows at JLM Boutique

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!

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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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$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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