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Andy and Ashley

 

wedding car

04/09/2011
Lakeland, FL, United States
My wedding dress was actually the very first dress I tried on! It had every element I wanted in a wedding dress…tulle, lace, buttons, and it fit our vintage/romantic setting perfectly! We wanted every detail in “Our Story” theme to be a reflection of how our love story unfolded! We had our first kiss under a tree with a chandelier hanging in it, so naturally our wedding reception would have chandeliers hanging in trees! I handmade everything…the bridesmaid jewelry, the boutineers, & the paper flowers in my bouquet It was truly the most magical night of our lives!

Ashley wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3962 purchased from The Collection Bridal in Winter Park, Florida.

Robert Madrid  www.rmadridphoto.com
Indie Atlantic Films  www.indieatlanticfilms.com
Rocking H. Ranch

Terrence and Molly

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06/01/2013
Baltimore, MD, United States
I will always remember the first time I saw Terry. We were both attending law school at the University of Baltimore, and from the first time I saw him, I had an overwhelming feeling that he was someone who was going to be a big part of my life. We had an instant connection, quickly began dating and almost instantly fell in love. Our first date was at a wonderful tapas restaurant and three and a half years later, Terry proposed at the same restaurant. Terry is my best friend, my soul mate and the love of my life.

Molly wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052 , purchased from Garnish Boutique in Towson, Maryland.

Krista A. Jones Photography  www.kristaajones.com
My Flower Box Events  www.myflowerboxevents.com/
Behind The Veil, LLC  www.behindtheveilbeauty.com

Troy and Kelley

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04/27/2013
La Jolla, CA, United States
I spent months looking for the perfect dress, I wish I could wear it again ; it fit like a glove and I’ve never felt more beautiful in my life, Troy couldnt stop telling me how gorgeous I looked! Our wedding took place at the beautiful La Valencia Hotel. The theme was “key to my heart” with soft colors of mint, rose, silver and cream. Troy and I wrote our own vows and just loved sharing the words of our promises for the future with our family and friends. It was the best day of our lives.

Kelley wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052 purchased from Here Comes the Bride in San Diego, California.

Lunaphoto  www.lunaphoto.com
Elegant Touch Floral Designs  www.sdweddingflowers.com/
KTappero Designs  www.facebook.com/KTapperoDesigns

Matthew and Helen

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05/31/2013
Ravello, Italy
After a blind date 5 years ago, followed by the birth of our son Freddie 3 years later, we were married in the beautiful town of Ravello on the Amalfi coast of Italy.

Helen wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2200 purchased from Bride to Be by Hannah Lois in Manchester, England.

Alfonso Longobardi alfonsolongobardi.com

Joey and Emily

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03/23/2013
Winter Park, FL, United States

We met in high school but did not date until after college. We remained friends and started officially dating after we rung in the NY on Beale Street in Memphis, TN.  We immediately became each other’s soulmates and knew we were determined to be together forever.  At the time, I was in Tallahassee finishing up my degree at Florida State University while Joey was living in Memphis starting his career.  We both then reached a new beginning in our careers and headed to Orlando, FL where we now call home. He proposed in the privacy of our own home during the Christmas holidays of 2011.  We married March 2013 at a historic home called Casa Feliz in Winter Park, FL and had the best day of our life!

Emily wore Blush bridal gown style 1057 purchased from The White Magnolia in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Kristen Weaver  www.kristenweaver.com

Nathaniel and Amy

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10/21/2012
Audubon, PA, United States
We wanted our autumn wedding to be a rustic yet sophisticated one.

I wanted an antique-looking lace dress. My mom came for the weekend and after one exhausting day shopping, I almost gave up. The first dress I tried on the second day was “the one.” I got teary, and even my mom (who had been disagreeing with me) said it was perfect!

For the bridesmaids, I wanted muted colors to represent fall without being too Thanksgivingy. Because Nate and his groomsmen all hate wearing suits, I chose khakis- with a vest for him and suspenders for the guys.

Amy wore Blush bridal gown style 1057 .

Jodi Miller Photography   www.jodimillerphotography.com
Moda Botanica  www.modabotanica.com
John James Audubon Center  www.partyspace.com/facilitypages/audubon/

Nathan and Jenna

Generations of bridal beauties

05/04/2013
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Jenna and Nathan tied the knot on the beautiful beaches of Playa del Carmen. Everything was amazing, including the dress! This dress was the perfect combination of elegant and beach-y.

Jenna wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1057 , purchased from Stardust Celebrations in Plano, Texas.

Aravaggio Photography  http://aravaggio.com/

Bennett and Dana

Grand Central kiss

05/04/2013
New York, NY, United States
Our wedding was hosted on May 4, 2013 at the Yale Club in NYC. Bennett and I rented an old fashion checker cab to do our first look outside of the Yale Club and then took it for a ride down to Madison Square Park to Shake Shack (our favorite date spot). We then met back up with our bridal party at the Yale Club and took photos in Grand Central. Our ceremony was hosted in the library at The Yale Club and our reception in their Grand Ballroom.

Dana wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3006 , purchased from Jaehee Bridal in Englewood, New Jersey.

Carolyn Beaudreau  www.carolynbeaudreau.com
The Yale Club  www.yaleclubnyc.org
Film Cars  www.filmcars.com

Wes and Alexandra

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Nashville, AL, United States
Wes and Alexandra met at work and have been inseparable every since!

Alexandra wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8211 , purchased from The Bride Room in Nashville, Tennessee.

Erick Anderson  http://www.eafoto.com/

W. Jerrod and Kelli

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03/22/2013
San Juan, MD, Puerto Rico
We met through a mutual friend on the campus of Florida State University. Over the course of a few years, a friendship grew into love and five years later we wed in the beautiful city of San Juan, Puerto Rico in the company of family and friends.

Kelli wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3207, purchased from The Collection in Winter Park, Florida.
Kelli’s bridal party wore Jim Hjelm Occasions gowns style 5257.

Cendino Teme  http://www.cendinoteme.com
Chezelle Rodriguez  http://www.chezelledezines.com

Graham and Sandy

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04/06/2013
Houston, TX, United States
We met in high school but did not date until after college. When he asked to officially date on NYE 2010, I thought if I was lucky enough, I’d be with him forever. At the time, I was in Austin applying to law school. I attended University of Houston, where we grew up and now call home. He proposed mountaintop in Vail, CO. We married 5 weeks before graduation. Our first dance was “Lucky” by Jason Mraz.

Sandy wore a Hayley Paige bridal gown style 6205 , purchased from Now & Forever Bridal Boutique in Houston, Texas.

Ashley Gillen http://www.ashleygillen.com
The Magnolia Hotel http://www.magnoliahotels.com/houston
Brickhouse Bridal http://brickhousebridal.com/

Keith and Kaitlin

Kaitlin and Keith smooch at their reception

06/16/2012
Ottawa, Canada
Keith and I met at a mutual friend’s BBQ in the Fall of 2008. He was only supposed to be stopping by to drop something off but when we started chatting he decided to stay all night.

We were married in my childhood church on June 16, 2012. Our reception was held at a family member’s venue, Saunders Farm. It was lovely and casual and we had a ton of fun.

Kaitlin wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1104 , purchased from With Love Bridal Boutique in Ontario.

Blair Gable  www.ottawaphotographer.com
Saunders Farm  www.saundersfarm.com
The Cake Whisperer   www.cakewhisperer.ca

Mark and Alexis

Alexis' pretty shoes and Tara Keely gown

03/22/2013
Central Valley, NY, United States
Friends and family of Mark and Alexis gathered on a snowy day in New York to witness the enchanting, ethereal nuptials of this beautiful couple.

Alexis wore  Tara Keely bridal gown style 2161 , purchased from Michael Wade Bridal in Garfield, New Jersey.

Stripling Photography  Stripling Photography
Entertainment Sounds Unlimited  Entertainment Sounds Unlimited

Michael and Amy

 

Amy & Mike under the umbrella

11/17/2012
San Francisco, CA, United States
Our wedding was a beautiful and classic San Francisco day; full of fog! We would not have had it any other way in our city by the bay. We  were blessed to be surrounded by our family friends in our church ceremony at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church. We wanted our wedding to be timeless and simple and on my search for my dress those were the words I used. When I found my dress I knew instantly that it was the one for me. It made me feel beautiful and I was literally glowing.

Amy wore a Tara Keely bridal gown style 2155 , purchased from Pearl & Penna in Medford, OR.

Lily Yip & Benson Lew  bllew.com
Church Street Flowesr  churchstreetflowers.com
PDArtistry  pdartistry.com

Doug and Naomi

Naomi & Doug's first dance
02/16/2013
Chicago, IL, United States
Doug and I got engaged last May and began wedding planning pretty quickly. We decided on a winter wedding in the Grand Ballroom at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, and I was dress shopping soon after. My Tara Keely 2200 was the third dress I tried, and I loved it from the second I put it on. On 2/16/13, we had over 200 loved ones from coast to coast celebrate with us and dance the night away. From the venue, to the flowers, to the band…we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding!

Naomi wore a Tara Keely bridal gown style 2200 purchased from Bella Bianca in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Slav Zinger  http://www.ziphotostudio.com
Gold Coast All Stars  http://www.goldcoasteventschicago.com
Ronsley  http://www.ronsley.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

Jason and Melissa


09/22/2012
Charleston, SC, United States
Jason and I got married at Lowndes Grove Plantation on 9.22.12. We incorprated both Southern Chic with modern New York designs to incorprate my southern upbringing with his New York lifestyle. Our wedding was focused on the details. Our custom “B” monogram and invitation design was transposed onto the cake, the dance floor, and even fabrics that lined the bars and tied the cocktail tables. FAVORITE MOMENT- we did a trash the dress photo shoot the morning after our big day

Melissa wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8211 .

Jennnifer Bearden  http://jenniferbearden.com/weddings/melissa-jason-are-married-lowndes-grove-wedding/
Lizz Akerman of Southern Protocol  http://southernprotocol.com/
LifeStage Films  http://www.lifestagefilms.com/?s=jason+and+melissa

Peter and Ashley


07/22/2012
Newport, RI, United States
Peter and I have known each other our whole lives growing up in Duxbury, MA. We were married at Castle Hill in Newport,RI on a perfect summer day surrounded by all our family and close friends. It took me three dresses and three bridal shops to find the perfect dress. I knew I wanted lace, with straps and a fitted gown that hit me in all the right curvy places. It was an instant love affair and I never wanted to take it off. We will never forget that perfectly, magical day that ended firework show!

Ashley wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9209 , purchased from Country Weddings in Hingham, MA.

Lauren Methia  http://www.laurenmethia.com
Chris McClain  http://www.cmcclainproductions.com
Jennie Kay  http://www.jenniekaybeauty.com

Rodney and Ashley


11/18/2012
Coral Gables, FL, United States
Rodney and Ashley were married at the stargazing Westin Colonnade Coral Gables. However, the Rotunda ballroom had nothing on the bride’s wedding dress! Amelia at Bridal Reflections did an amazing job at alterations, the bride’s measurements were not an easy task! Family and Friends came from far to join these two in witnessing their blessed union. Everything came together PERFECTLY.

Ashley wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3214 , purchased from Bridal Reflections in Carle Place, NY.

Focused On Forever  http://www.focusedonforever.com/blog/rodney-ashley-married/
Timeline Video Productions  http://vimeo.com/55128199
Dalsimer Atlas  http://www.dalsimeratlas.com/

Eric and Beth


10/27/2013
Columbus , OH, United States
Eric and I met on business in Kansas City, we kept in touch. After long trips to Columbus OH and Chicago IL- where Eric is from. We decided to take the next step and move closer to one another. After a year of living together we decided to take the next step- Eric got down on one Knee in Chicago IL and asked me to Marry him. Of course I said Yes and we got married on his birthday on 11/27/12.

Beth wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8108 , purchased from Le Jeune Mariee in Worthington, OH.

Stephanie’s Creations  http://www.stephaniescreationsphotography.com/

Patrick and Alexandra


10/06/2012
Chicago, IL, United States
Pat and I dated for nearly 6 years when we got engaged, so we knew our wedding would be an amazing celebration with all of our family and friends. We got married at St. Alphonsus in Chicago and had our reception at a hotel downtown Chicago overlooking the river. It was a fun, relaxing, and very special day. We could not have asked for more.Bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions in Wine.

Alexandra wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8156 purchased from Volle’s Bridal in Lake Zurich, IL. Alexandra’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaid dress style 5104 , style 5150 , style 5063 , and style 5185 in Wine Dupioni purchased from Vip Occasions in Elmhurst, IL.

Bryan Swisher Photography  http://www.bryanswisher.com
Antonette White  http://www.AntonetteWhite.com

David and Becca


09/01/2012
Woodbury, NY, United States
David and I met on a trip to Israel. From the very first day we met, it was obvious that we were going to share something special. Four years later, we were engaged and I was searching for THE dress. I knew this was the one when Francesca herself gave me some tips and helped me pick it out! My mother sewed an embellishment on the side and it was perfect. We got married Labor Day Weekend, near my hometown on Long Island with our friends and family by our sides.

Becca wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8103 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, NY.

Inku Yo  http://www.inkuphoto.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