Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaids Dresses
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.
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/
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.
Troy, MI, United States
Ricky and I had a traditional Serbian Orthodox wedding ceremony with 650 guests. From our purple wedding cake to the Serbian band at our reception, everything was exactly how we pictured.
Vera Crosby http://www.photographybyvera.com/
Boston, MA, United States
We wanted a unique, glamorous, modern, and romantic wedding. I know that’s a lot of adjectives, but our wedding hit each one out of the park! To set the tone, we of course had to choose a unique venue – The Liberty Hotel in Boston. Between my knockout Lazaro gown, my bridesmaids’ elegant Alvina Valenta dresses, our gleaming decor, the sensational flowers and a ton of love, we definitely achieved something glamorous, modern and romantic, too. 11/5/11 was better than I could have imagined!
Amanda wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3056 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY and Amanda’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9964 , in Eggplant Chiffon, purchased from Here Comes the Bridesmaid , in New York, NY
Dallas, TX, United States
Philip and Melissa met while working together in Dallas. Philip proposed to Melissa while they were vacationing in Paris, France. Melissa wanted a romantic, elegant and classic themed wedding. The dress was the most important part. After looking at every store in Dallas, Melissa found this Jim Hjlem dress and knew her search was over! The wedding was on March 26, 2011 and was a dream come true for Melissa and Philip.
Melissa wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8002 , purchased from Stardust Celebrations , in Plano, TX
Melissa’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5079 , all in Shimmer luminescent chiffon.
Stacy Reeves http://www.stacyreeves.com/
Palmetto, GA, United States
We were married at Serenbe, a sustainable farm resort in rural Georgia. We rented the entire resort to create an intimate weekend affair for our guests with many scheduled activities. The weather was flawless. The ceremony was held in a field under a fully bloomed lilac tree while a classical guitar played. I was barefoot, carried peonies, and wore a birdcage veil. The reception was under an open-air lakefront pavilion with an 8-piece Motown band. A firework show finished the night. My dog was in the wedding and wore a flower made from lace from my gown.
Nicole wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8763 , purchased from The Poinsett Bride , in Greenville, South Carolina
Nicole’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5002 , style 5064 , style 5030 , style 5021 , and Lazaro Bridesmaids dress style 3034 , all in Pear silky taffeta.
Vero Beach, FL, United States
Derek and I met a few years ago after being set-up by an unusual matchmaker…his mom. After three years of dating long distance, we couldn’t have been more excited to get married. I am from a small town in East Texas and he grew up in Charlotte, N.C., but we knew we wanted to get married in Vero Beach, FL. Derek and I wanted to have a full weekend of celebrations and provide a mini beach vacation for all of our guests.
Sarah wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8912 , and Sarah’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5002 in Raspberry Silky Taffeta
Angel Gray angelgrayphotography.com
Townsend, TN, United States
My husband and I picked our venue, the Lily Barn, first, and after that everything fell into place. We wanted the flowers to feel a little bit wild like Tennessee and the attire to feel a little bit vintage like the barn. My ’30s-inspired lace sheath by Lazaro hit just the right note of old world romance and elegance. I loved that I wore the same designer as my older sister had to her wedding. It felt like a tradition worth building.
New York, NY, United States
Vikas and Jennifer had a traditional catholic ceremony at a church on Park Avenue in the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York City. Afterwards, they celebrated with family and friends at an evening reception at the Central Park Boathouse. The room was decorated with many candles and flowers of different shades of purple and provided a very “New York” atmosphere for their out of town guests to enjoy. The highlight of their reception was the live band, that had every guest out on the dance floor for most of the evening.The bridesmaids dresses were Lazaro, LZ3041. The dress was tranquil and the sash was plum.
Jennifer wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3002 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal New York, New York.
Jennifer’s bridesmaids wore Lazaro bridesmaids dresses style 3041 , purchased from RK Bridal New York, New York.
Paradise Valley, AZ, United States
Dave and I had a “destination wedding” in my hometown, Phoenix, Arizona. We were married at Saint Mary’s Basilica in downtown Phoenix and then held the reception at the Sanctuary Resort on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley which was also where all of our guests stayed during the wedding weekend.
Melissa Jill www.melissajill.com
East Greenwich, RI, United States
Rebecca Tull and TJ Guarino met in 2007. TJ asked for Rebecca’s hand while in PR for her brother’s wedding. After closing on their home TJ proposed. As part of the celebration the couple spent the 4th of July week with family and friends in Newport, RI. On July 9th Rebecca and TJ were married at Our Lady of Mercy Church in East Greenwich, RI. An incredible reception at the Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown followed. Rebecca and TJ honeymooned in Santorini, Greece. They live in West Boylston, MA with their two dogs Beau and Bella.Bridemaid dresses were in varying styles, three in wine, and four in sage, all the dupioni fabric.
Rebecca wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8800, purchased from Country weddings in Hingham, Massachusetts. Her bridal party wore various JLM Couture bridesmaids styles including style 5051, style 5114, style 5009, style 5104 and her maid of honor wore style 3021
My husband, Rich, and I got married on May 28, 2011 in Philadelphia. Luckily, we had a gorgeous day because my parents had worked for months to make their backyard look like paradise and they succeeded! It was the perfect setting to take pictures with my bridal party before leaving for the church. It just so happened that BOTH dresses were Jim Hjelm! It was obvious I was naturally drawn to the style. My wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses complimented each other perfectly.
Abby wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8007, purchased from Bridals by Danielle in Philadelphia, PA.
Her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occassions style 5030 in raspberry, purchased from Country Way Bridal in Haddonfield, NJ.
Philip Gabriel Photography http://www.philipgabriel.com
Flat Rock , NC, United States
Keaton and I grew up in North Carolina, went to the same college at the same time, but didn’t meet until a few years after we both moved to NYC. I wore a gorgeous Lazaro gown that I am still in love with and my girls got to choose from various JLM bridesmaids styles all in the same fabric and color. We just celebrated our third anniversary and the memories of that day still make us smile as much as ever, it was perfect.
Bridesmaids dress styles include Occasions 5801 & 5713, Alvina Valenta 9846, and Lazaro 3727.
Photographer: Woodward & Rick Photography www.woodwardandrick.com
Video: Carrie and Keaton’s wedding video by Four Seasons Films
Asheville, NC, United States
Matt and I were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. With all of our friends and family there we could not have asked for a more perfect day! My girls got to choose their own styles for bridesmaid dresses but all of them were in the silky taffeta fabric. I wore a gorgeous Lazaro gown, style 3818, that fit the feeling of our wedding perfectly. Bridesmaids style numbers include 5902, 5959, 9932, 9935, 9929.
Woodward & Rick http://www.woodwardandrick.com/
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
I can honestly say that my wedding gown found me… my wedding gown was the first and only dress I tried on. The minute I had it on I just knew “this was the dress for me”. The luxurious fabric and delicate embroidery was so unique, yet had a traditional look with a modern edge to it. I can only describe it as “romantic” and that became the theme for my wedding.
The bride wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8962.
Rachelle Rousseau http://www.rachellerousseau.ca