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Robert and Emily

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09/13/2014
Des Moines, IA, United States
My husband and I met 9 years ago in Mexico while enjoying our “Senior Spring Breaks” in High School. After years of long distance we moved to the same state where we got engaged and married! Our fairy tale wedding took place downtown Des Moines, Iowa on State Capitol grounds in front of a BEAUTIFUL monument! The location is really not meant for weddings but I was determined! The skyline views were breathtaking. Our reception was held in a historic venue and our guests danced the night away with station style food, cocktails and a live band. It was perfect.

Emily wore Tara Keely style 2258 purchased at Schaffer’s in West Des Moines, IA.

Emily’s Bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5359

Emily’s mother wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5305

Amy Allen  http://www.amyallenphoto.com/
Zart1312  http://www.zart1312.com
Something Chic Florals  http://www.somethingchicfloral.com/

Jordan and Megan

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05/17/2014
Norman, OK, United States
Our wedding was the best day! Everyone was relaxed and had a great time. My maids looked beautiful and the groomsmen were very handsome! My husband and I were so grateful to spend the day with our our wonderful friends and family who traveled from near and far to Norman, OK to bless and celebrate our marriage! It was a beautiful day with great weather! It was truly picture perfect!

Megan’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions dresses style 5069 and were purchased at Bella Bridesmaid in Shreveport, LA.

Kristina Gaines Photography, Inc.  http://www.kristinagainesphotography.com/

 

Paul and Elizabeth

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Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Though we currently live in Florida, Paul and I chose to have our wedding in our home state of Pennsylvania, in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh. Our mass took place at Sacred Heart Parish in Shadyside and we were honored to hold our reception at the historic Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland.

My Hayley Paige dress was the first dress that I tried on and I couldn’t be happier with the way I felt in it on our wedding day. Hubby loved it too!

Elizabeth wore Hayley Paige style 6203, Gianna, and bridesmaids wore various Noir by Lazaro styles!

Caryn Azure Photography  http://carynazurephotography.com
Gidas Flowers  http://gidasflowers.com
Opening Night Catering  http://openingnightcatering.com

Josh and Kelly

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11/09/2013
Denver, CO, United States
We knew one thing in planning our wedding – there was going to nothing rustic about it! Everything about our wedding would exude elegance. When I tried on my Lazaro gown, I knew I had found the perfect dress to set the stage for our day. After meeting Lazaro at his trunk show, he offered to lengthen the train of my gown, creating even more drama during our formal Catholic ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica. The night evolved into an amazing party of dancing and laughter. My favorite memory – nailing our choreographed first dance in the gown of my dreams!Style NZ3237, Noir by Lazaro- my bridesmaids wore this dress in a custom color – grape with black lace. It fit with my wedding vision perfectly!

Kelly wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3253 purchased from Bridals by Lori in Atlanta, Georgia. Kelly’s bridesmaids wore Noir by Lazaro gown style 3237.

Ali & Garret www.alibrannan.com
Seawell Grand Ballroom   www. denvercenterevents.org

Brent and Cherie

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09/14/2013
Uniontown, PA, United States
Cherie and Brent’s wedding took place on September 14, 2013 at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church with a reception following at the stunning Willow Room. The wedding was a dream come true and they both feel so blessed and thankful! Bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta.

Cherie wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8302 purchased from Bridal Beginning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Cherie’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta Maids bridesmaid dresses style 9226

Skysight Photography www.skysightphotography.com

Greg and Carissa


03/01/2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Greg and Carissa were married in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 1, 2013. The bride wore a lace Alvina Valenta dress to tie in with the romance of the black magic roses and Old San Juan charm. The bridesmaids were complimentary to the bride in their beautiful black sweetheart straplesss Alvina Valenta dresses.

Carissa wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9161 , Carissa’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaid dress style 9128 in black dupioni, purchased from The White Flower in San Diedo, CA.

Noel Del Pilar  http://www.noeldelpilar.com
Myrna Serrano  http://www.mserranoevents.com
Hotel El Convento  http://www.elconvento.com

Anthony and Jordan


01/20/2013
Boston, MA, United States
Anthony and I went on a blind date in the winter of 2010 and I never could have imagined how my life would instantly change from that day forward. Anthony was so genuine, sweet, honest, smart, and funny; I had never met anyone like him. Just a few days shy of our one year anniversary Anthony proposed with a stunning ring hidden in my Christmas stocking. We decided to have our wedding in Boston, the city we call home, and knew that the State Room would be the perfect place. On a beautiful, sunny, Sunday in January, Anthony and I exchanged vows in front of our closest family and friends AND in front of the most magnificent view in all of Boston. It was an unforgettable day, filled with lots of laughs, tears (happy, of course), smiles, and most importantly- lots of dancing!

Jordan wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9200 , Jordan’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaid dress style 9224 in Graphite organza, purchased from Cristina’s Bridal in Andover, MA.

Benoit & McCarthy Photography;  http://www.benoit-mccarthy.com
Katrina Hess  http://www.katrinahess.com
I Do On-Site Hair and Makeup  http://www.idoweddinghairnewengland.com

Matthew and Christine


09/29/2012
Houston, TX, United States
Matt and I dated for 9 years before getting married. We wanted a classic wedding and while we planned to hold it outdoors nature had other plans. We embraced the pouring rain and had the wedding of our dreams.

Christine wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1000 , Christine’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaid dress style 5100 , style 5105 , style 5013 , style 5054 ,and style 5002 in Tea rose silky taffeta, purchased from Weddings by Debbie in Katy, TX.

Intandem  http://www.abicyclefortwo.com/
Dream Bouquet  http://www.dreambouquet.net/
The Parador  http://paradorhouston.com/main.html

Andrew and Kerribeth


07/14/2012
Howell, NJ, United States
We were married on a warm summer afternoon in a Catholic Church surrounded by our loving family and friends. The theme of the wedding was ‘vintage glam’ and this was accented throughout the details and decor, from crystal earrings and bangles, pretty parasols, pink and off-white garden roses filled galvanized buckets to chandelier-like table centerpieces. Our reception was held at a Country Club, and while our guests enjoy the cocktail hour on a outdoor balcony overlooking the green, we enjoyed our alone time in the surrounding gardens. It truly was a dream come true.This was the fifth dress I tried on and I knew it was “the one”. I could just tell as soon as I stepped into it and I did not want to take it off! The crystal and bugle beaded bodice inspired me and became our theme throughout the wedding – as soon as I said “yes to the dress”! I selected the ivory silk ribbon and had my seamstress fold it over to make a thinner sash. I wanted to show off as much of the beautiful crystal bodice as I could! The sash definitely completed the look. My bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions dress style 5226. The luminescent chiffon really shimmered in the summer sun and my bridesmaids felt so comfortable in them. It was a win-win!

Kerribeth wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3063 , her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dress style 5226 in ballet luminescent chiffon, purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, NY.

Kalen Foley  http://www.kalenfoley.com
Ken Malagiere  http://www.narcissusflorals.com/

Warren and Amanda


11/02/2012
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Our wedding was held in the historic Hilton Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati on November 2, 2012. The hotel is elaborately decorated in French Art Deco style so we chose colors to compliment it’s beauty. We wanted my girls to have an elegant, classic look which fit perfectly with the Alvina Valenta and Jim Hjelm Occasions gowns. We went with long purple dresses and I loved that all of the girls could select the gown that fit her body and personality best! Our day was perfect and my girls looked amazing!

Amanda’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaid dress style 9265 , style 9221 , style 9273 , style 9267 , and Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaid dress style 5169 and style 5170 in Purple Mikado.

Michael Bambino & Co.  http://www.michaelbambino.com
Hyde Park Bridal  http://www.hydeparkbridal.com
Courtney Lambert  http://courtenaylambert.com

Matt and Ashley


10/05/2012
Philadelphia, PA, United States
After six and a half years of dating, Matt and I were married at the renowned Cescaphe Ballroom in the historical city of Philadelphia. He got his first glimpse of me in this stunning dress on a rooftop overlooking the Benjamin Franklin bridge. It was the beginning of our magical wedding day. After I saw this Lazaro gown a runway video, I knew that it had to be mine–just like Matt. Lucky me, I got both!

Ashley wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3150 , Ashley wore Noir by Lazaro bridesmaids dress style 3231 for her cake cutting dress in Ivory organza with Ivory Alencon lace, purchased from Bridal Garden in Marlton, NJ.

Brittany Lee Photography  http://www.BLphotographs.com

Joseph and Kristin


06/09/2012
Lombard, IL, United States
Joe and I met in college and after 7 years of dating, Joe proposed when we got home from our first vacation together in Punta Cana. Working at Bella Bianca Bridal you can bet I couldn’t wait to start trying on dresses. I was so lucky to have that magical dress moment with my mom, sister, co-workers, and Lazaro himself! I will never forget it. Our joyous and fun wedding was on beautiful summer day and was the best day of our lives. Marrying the love of my life in my gorgeous dress was a dream come true!

Kristin wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3213 , her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5100 with black silky taffeta skirts and a variety of raspberry, eggplant, and peackcock silky taffeta bodices, purchased from Bella Bianca in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Tony Anzelmo from Timothy Whaley & Associates  http://www.twaphoto.com
Total Image Bridal  http://www.totalimagebridal.com
Belmonte Florist  http://www.belmonteflorist.com
 http://blisshairstudioshorewood.com/

Michael and Jennifer


06/22/2012
Nags Head, NC, United States
Jen and Mike were married on the beach in South Nags Head, NC with the reception in Manteo, NC. Even though they reside near Pittsburgh, PA, they chose the Outer Banks after several trips there with Jen’s family; the beauty of the natural beaches provided the perfect backdrop for an amazing day! Jen knew right away that she wanted a Lazaro gown, and it couldn’t have looked more beautiful paired with the raspberry Jim Hjelm bridesmaid dresses.

Jennifer wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3018 , her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5002 in raspberry silky taffeta, purchased from Bridal Beginning in Pittsburgh, PA.

Chris Bickford  http://www.chrisbickford.com/
Renee Landry  http://www.reneelandrystyle.com/
108 Budleigh  http://108budleigh.homestead.com/

Josh and Lindsay


11/05/2011
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States
While planning our wedding at the Country Club at Mirasol, I knew I needed a dress that was glamorous and romantic, but also “me”. The minute I tried on this Lazaro gown, I knew it was the one. From the textured organza skirt to the bead encrusted bodice, it had everything I wanted in a wedding dress.

We had a sunset ceremony on a breezy day in November. Just before I walked down the aisle, it began to pour! Luckily, the rain passed and I made my way down the aisle in my gorgeous Lazaro gown. It was perfection!

Lindsay wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3063 , purchased from La Bella Moda in Conshohocken, PA. Her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5977 and style 5924 in black chiffon, purchased from Here Comes the Bridesmaid in New York, NY.

1313 Photography  http://www.1313photography.com
Tatjana Terzic  http://www.lookinglikeastar.com
Xquisite Events  http://www.xquisiteeventsfl.com/

John and Katie


07/07/2012
Crested Butte, CO, United States
John proposed to me in the White House Rose Garden last September in a moment that still seems like a dream, so to top it off, it seemed only fitting that we were married in Mother Nature’s garden. Colorado has been suffering one of it’s worst droughts in history but there was no shortage of rain the week of our wedding. The rained stopped and the clouds parted exactly 20 minutes before our ceremony. The whole day was bliss. Pure bliss.Veil – Lazaro (I believe 815)

Shortly, before the wedding, we found out I was expecting and was about 5 months along to boot. In a late night panic, I purchased an Ulla-Maija gown I’d tried on last fall that was in my “top 3″. The consensus from my girlfriends back then was that the empire waist of the Ulla-Maija gown made me look pregnant. Well, low and behold, that very statement came true and the store happened to be selling their sample months later. The thought of not being able to wear my dream gown, the Alvina Valenta, was devastating. We brought both dresses to Colorado for the wedding and decided I’d make a game time decision on which to wear. In what had to have been a miracle and some crazy contortions on the part of our lil’ bun in the oven, I was able to get into the Alvina. Phew! Wedding saved and one happy and pleasantly surprised bride/mother-to-be =)

Katie wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9215 ,her bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9244 in champagne with silver carolina chantilly lace overlay,purchased from The Gown Gallery in Kansas City, MO.

Alison White  http://www.alisonwhitephotography.com/
Rachael Gardner  http://www.crestedbutteevents.com/
The Woods Walk  http://cblandtrust.org/

Eddie and Frances


06/09/2012
East Bridgewater, MA, United States
Eddie & I met through mutual friends at a Patriots football game, we were instantly inseparable from that moment. After a year and half of dating we moved across the country to a new city together and soon after we were engaged. The day of the wedding the sun was shining and every detail went off without a hitch! My beautiful Jim Hjelm dress was everything I thought I wanted plus more!
Bridesmaids in JH5154 in Raspberry.

Frances wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8156 , her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5154 in Raspberry silky taffeta, purchased from Allegria Bridal in Belmont, MA.

Katie Hall  http://katiehallphoto.com/
Blooms of Hope  http://bloomsofhopefloral.com/
The Villa  http://www.saphireeventgroup.com/venues/the-villa/

Michael and Kaitlyn



Cedar Grove, NJ, United States
Mike and I were married on May 25, 2012 after nearly 7 years of dating. We picked that date because it was the start of our favorite weekend every year – Memorial Day weekend. We got married at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Cedar Grove, NJ and had our reception at the beautiful Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ. Our wedding day was even more perfect than we could have ever imagined.

Kaitlyn wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9105 , her bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9128 in Black Dupioni, purchased from Kleinfeld’s , in New York, New York.

John Bocolo
Gabelli Studio  http://www.gabellistudio.com

Justin and Christiana


03/24/2012
Orlando, FL, United States
Justin and I both have a love for vintage things. First task was to find my dress. Actually my mom did. It was perfect for what I was going for a beaded sheath dress by Lazaro it was simple yet had a 30′s vintage feel to it. I realized I made the right choice once people at the wedding started asking me if I had used my grandma’s dress for the event.

Christiana wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3064, her bridesmaids wore Lazaro bridesmaids dresses style 3846 in Lilac Chiffon, purchased from CC’s Boutique, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Binary Flips Photography  http://binaryflips.com//

Brendan and Jenna


07/31/2011
Sonoma, CA, United States
Brendan and I were friends for many years, first meeting when we were kids at a company picnic. We stayed friends and sometime after college a friend’s birthday party brought us together in Lake Tahoe. We discovered our appreciation of wine and decided Sonoma would be a beautiful place to get married. Our wedding was filled with friends, family, love, and laughter. Francesca Pitera designed a perfect dress for a perfect day!

Jenna wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8057 , her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5661 in Plum Satin Faced Taffeta and Jim Hjelm Occasions necklace’s, purchased from Bridal Galleria , in San Fransisco, California

Jere Visalli  http://www.visalli.com/
Vanda  http://vandafloral.com/

Kiel and Cydney


10/22/2011
Littleton, CO, United States
Our wedding day was such a beautiful day. We decided to get married in the fall…with the fear of snow…we actually lucked out on weather. It was a beautiful sunny day with lots of wind, which didn’t stop us from having an amazing time! Our guests and wedding party were all so much fun and I couldn’t ever imagine anything better than our wedding day. It was truly a heartfelt wedding with all of our sweat, tears and heart poured into it. It reflected who we were right down to the core.

Kiel & Cydney’s highlight Reel by: InBloom Pictures

Cydney wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1061 , purchased from D’Anelli Bridal , in Lakewood, CO
Cydney’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5063 and style 5104 all in Chocolate Dupioni.

Volkel Image  http://www.volkelimageblog.com/
Oakes Fields  http://www.oakesfields.com/
Stiletto Events  http://www.stilettoeventplanning.com

Navid and Sandy


9/10/11
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The night of our wedding was amazing! Definitely the best night of our lives so far! We had a traditional Persian Jewish wedding in Los Angeles, Ca. I think my dress was my favorite part of the night! I truly felt like a Princess and the handsome groom was my Prince. Our bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their Raspberry Color Lazaro Gowns! We rocked the night away and danced all night with family and friends…wish I could relive it one more time…

Sandy wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3000 and her bridesmaids wore Lazaro bridesmaids dresses style 3132 , in Raspberry Silky Taffeta, Purchased from Lovella Bridal , in Glendale, CA

Chris Schmitt Photography  http://www.chrisschmitt.com
Ashkan Barkhordar  http://www.dreameventsdesign.com

Shaun and Aubri


11/20/2011
Calgary, Canada
Our wedding day started on a cold teeth chattering Sunday in November. I’ve always wanted to have a winter wedding and choosing 20-11-2011 as our date was an easy decision. It was -18 and big white fluffy snow flakes weren’t in sight. Despite the weather outside, our wedding was filled with heartfelt warmth from our loved ones – past and present.
The instant I put on this Lazaro dress, I knew it was the one, after the amount of dresses I had tried on I never thought I’d get that feeling.

Aubri wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3101 with her added touches, purchased from Love Couture Bridal, and her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5001 , in Eggplant silky taffeta.

Christina (plus) Nathan  http://www.christinaplusnathan.com/
Hotel Arts  www.hotelarts.ca/

Louis and Julie


09/30/2011
Aberdeen, NJ, United States
Louis and I met in seventh grade and he was my first kiss. We were best friends for years and started dating again in 2007. He is my best friend and the love of my life. We grew up together and now I looking forward to growing old with him.

Julie wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3908 and her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5121 , in Magenta Silky Taffeta with a Black grosgrain ribbon belt, Purchased from Mustillo’s , in Red Bank, NJ

Gerard Tomko  http://www.gerardtomkophotography.com/

Robert and Amy


09/10/2011
Philadelphia, PA, United States
We planned our wedding in Philadelphia because we love the classic beauty of the city. We got ready at the Omni Hotel at Independence Park and had our wedding ceremony at 2:30 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on 3rd and Pine streets. Our reception was held at The Down Town Club at 6th and Chestnut streets later that evening, overlooking Independence Hall. We honeymooned in the South of France for the three weeks following our wedding.

Amy wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3051 , purchased from Jaehee Birdal Atelier , in Englewood, NJ and Amy’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9947 , in Silver Tissue Taffeta.

Marie Labbancz  http://www.artoflove.com
Whipped Bakeshop  http://www.whippedbakeshop.com
Robertson’s Flowers  http://robertsonsflowers.com