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Ryan and Amy


10/22/2011
Leon, VA, United States
I married the love of my life in fall 2011 on lovely vineyard grounds at Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery in Virginia. Surrounded by 180 family and friends, Ryan and I had a beautiful celebration with a family-style dinner, wonderful wines and a rockin’ dance party. When Lazaro himself sketched my art deco dress as a keepsake for me, I knew it would be a focal point of the whole wedding experience. The design embodied my desired effect: a sophisticated vintage theme that seamlessly complemented my goal to incorporate natural elements in modern ways. Thank you Lazaro!

Amy wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3059 , purchased from Bridal Garden in Marlton, NJ.

Maria Vicencio  http://www.mariavicencio.com/
Andrea Brame + Cynthia Garrett
Emily Dionne  http://www.emilydionne.com/home.html

Jim and Denisse


10/06/2012
Orlando, FL, United States
Our wedding was everything we could have asked for and more. We wanted a classy, traditional wedding and that is exactly what we had. Our ceremony was at the beautiful Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College (Jim’s alma mater) and our reception followed at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.

It was an absolutely perfect night and the best part was that we got to celebrate with all our family and friends.

Denisse wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3050 , purchased from The Collection Bridal in Winter Park, FL.

Sunshine Photographics  http://sunshinephotographics.com/
Weddings Unique  http://www.weddingsunique.com/
Lee James Floral Design  http://www.leejamesfloral.com/

Alex and Kristin


05/24/2012
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Our wedding took place at the historic St. Ann’s Church in Hoboken, NJ. This location represented both my Italian heritage and the years that Alex and I lived in Hoboken together. The reception was held at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ. The ultra-modern decor of the Westmount fit perfectly with the upbeat vibe that we envisioned for our wedding. I have a very large Italian-American family and Alex has a very large Colombian family, so great food and music were priorities. By the end of the night all of our expectations had been surpassed.

Kristin wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8051 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, NY.

Brad Ross Photography  http://www.bradross.net
St. Ann’s Church  http://www.st-annchurch.com
SCE Event Group  http://sceeventgroup.com
Expert Makeup Artistry by Lauren  http://www.expertmakeupartistry.com

MICHAEL and EIRINI


29/09/2012
RHODES ISHLAND, AL, Greece
Michael and I married at Filerimos Monastery in Rhodes Ishland. It was constructed of stone on the side of an older Byzantine Monastery. The Monastery was built in the 15th by the knights of Saint John. We wanted a romantic wedding with 50′S notes. Me and my husband we love this place. I am very happy that I was a Lazaro bride!

Eirini wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3214 , purchased from Fontana Bridal Salon in Greenwich, CT.

magdalene kourti  http://www.mkourti.com

Hryer and Parisa


06/23/2012
Beverly Hills, CA, United States

Hryer & I had been dating for almost 2 years & I had just finished graduate school. After much planning on Hryer’s part, we took a trip to Venice, Italy where Hryer proposed to me on the terrace of our hotel. Our engagement set the tone for our trip & it was one of the best trips of my life.

My inspiration for the wedding was very much old Hollywood vintage vibes & the color scheme I wanted to keep was a very classic palette of whites, crèmes, matte gold’s, & browns.

Parisa wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9102 , purchased from Lovella Bridal in Glendale, CA.

Duke Images  http://www.dukeimages.com

David and Veronica


05/26/2012
Providence, RI, United States
We were married at a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the Roger Williams Botanical Center in Providence, RI. It was an intimate wedding with 65 of our closest friends and family. A vintage inspired celebration with an art deco peacock design as the outlying theme. All of the peacock artwork was done by the mother of the bride and to continue on with the creativity and uniquness of the celebration, the rest of the wedding was also beautifully done DIY. These intimate photos were taken in Newport, RI.

Veronica wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3152 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, NY.

Jen  http://zenobia-studios.com

Jeff and Christina


08/31/2012
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Jeff and I were married at the Heinz Memorial Chapel on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. It is such a gorgeous and timeless venue, and I wanted my dress to be the same. When I tried on this Lazaro design, I knew I had found the perfect dress. Jeff had the biggest smile on his face when he first saw me, which set the tone for an amazing wedding day.

Christina wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3018 , purchased from Bridal Beginning in Pittsburgh, PA.

Limelight-Images Photography  http://limelight-images.com
Pisarcik Greenhouses  http://www.pisarcikgreenhouses.com
University Club  http://www.uc.pitt.edu

Joseph and Kristina


07/14/2012
Ottawa, Canada
Our big italian wedding was the best day of my life. It was a very hot July day and with over 400 guests, I was definitely nervous. When I put on my Jim Hjelm dress I felt so beautiful and comfortable that my nerves faded away. The dress was me. I knew it from the moment I first put it on. Everything about it from the low cut back, sweetheart neckline, flower belt with swarovski crystals, bow at the back and the silk organza swirls- a modern twist to lace which I love. A magical dress for a magical day.

Kristina wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8156 , purchased from Mia Bridal Co. in Ottawa, Ontario.

Photolux  http://www.photoluxstudio.com/

William and Amy


11/10/2012
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
The look chosen for the wedding was classic and timeless. On a beautiful November day, the ceremony was held at Heinz Memorial Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh campus. The reception took place at the Grand Concourse restaurant located in the beautifully restored Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Station – a Pittsburgh historic landmark. We chose to do a ‘first look’ before the ceremony and it was very special and emotional. Special key items of the day were that Will wore his grandfather’s pocket watch, and Amy handmade a brooch bouquet made from her grandmother’s and mother’s jewelry.

Amy wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3002 , purchased from Bridal Beginning in Pittsburgh, PA.

Kristen Wynn of Kristen Wynn Photography  http://www.kristenwynnphotography.com/
Heinz Memorial Chapel  http://www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu
Grand Concourse  http://www.muer.com/grand-concourse/index.asp

Alex and Lindsay


12/15/2012
Norfolk, VA, United States

Our wedding was held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, VA. The reception followed at The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA. Our florist Palette of Petals was incredible at creating the warm, elegant, and ritzy look. Our colors consisted of ivory, taupe, gold, and silver. Lighting was provided by Astro DJ’s which helped set the ambience. Our guests danced the night away to the band Tidewater Drive. We ended the reception with a sparkler exit. Our photographer, Will King, did an amazing job capturing our magical day.

Lindsay wore Hayley Paige bridal gown style 6262 , purchased from Pure English Bridal , in Virginia Beach, VA.

Will King  http://willkingphotography.com/love
Palette of Petals  http://paletteofpetals.com/
Dee Keller  http://deekeller.com//

Nathan and Rachel


10/13/2012
Ibiza, AL, Spain
Nathan and I were married on the beautiful island of Ibiza, Spain. Nathan is from New Zealand, I am British and our wedding was a beautiful, romantic combination of British, Maori and Spanish traditions. Friends and family travelled from all over the world to share our special day and enjoy the sun, sea and sangria. I loved my dress! The colour, fit and beautiful lace made me feel like a million dollars.

Rachel wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1057 , purchased from Bride to be by Hannah Lois , in Manchester, UK

Gypsy Westwood  http://www.gypsywestwood.com/

Mark and Angela


10/07/2011
St. Helena, CA, United States
Mark & Angela met at work during an undercover operation (they are both Deputy Sheriff’s). They shared a love of law enforcement, Disneyland, & wine tasting. Four years later, Mark proposed with a “little blue Tiffanys box” in Disneyland at the castle at Christmastime. Angela immediately went to meet Lazaro in S.F to choose her dream gown! Angela & Mark were later married at their favorite Napa Valley Winery: V. Sattui. Mark is a US Marine Corp Officer, so their ceremony was a traditional USMC Ceremony in the courtyard of the winery. The reception was held in the barrel cellar.

Angela wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3100 , purchased from Bridal Galleria in San Francisco, CA.

Matt Kurvin  http://www.npphoto.com
IL Fornaio Restaurant  http://www.ilfornaio.com/catering
V. Sattui Winery  http://v.sattui.com

Timothy and Sengngeune


05/05/2012
Memphis, TN, United States
Tim and I were married at the Memphis Botanic Garden, which holds a special place in our hearts. It was where I first met his parents and also where as a child my father who’s no longer with us took me.
I knew this Lazaro was the ONE, not only because I’ve always dreamt of being a Lazaro bride, but when after a long morning of trying on multiple dresses, I came out and my Mom first words to me were,”It’s Perfect!” We all know Mom knows best.

Sengngeune wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3102 , purchased from Low’s Bridal & Formal in Brinkley, AR.

Joe and Dana Vongphrachanh  http://jdv-photography.com/

Ron and Chericka


06/09/2012
Austin, TX, United States
Ron & I met in August 2008 at church. Little did I know that Ron’s Uncle David invited him to church to play match maker. All I remember is being embarrassed when Uncle David told Ron, “Get the digits.” Ron & I love traveling together. He proposed to me on the beach in Okinawa, Japan. We married on June 9,2012 at Villa Antonia in Austin, TX. It was a dream come true!

Chericka wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3108 , purchased from Stardust Celebrations in Plano, TX.

J. Black Productions  http://www.jblackproductions.com
Nycia Emerson  http://www.inspiredeventsanddesigns.com
Villa Antonia  http://www.villaantonia.com

Micah and Whitney


09/07/2012
Warwick, RI, United States
Micah and Whitney met junior year in college 2007 studying abroad in the same program in Sydney Australia. Whitney moved to Rochester, NY and February 3, 2012 they were engaged. Micah proposed to Whitney at The Little Theatre in Rochester, NY. We planned a romantic, beachy-country wedding at Warwick Country Club in Rhode Island for September.

Whitney wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1061 , purchased from Bridal Garden , in East Greenwich, RI.

Erin Camp  http://www.wix.com/erincamp/ecphotography
Studio C Band  http://studiocband.com/

Charl and Diana


06/30/2012
Los Fresnos, TX, United States
We met while working aboard a cruise ship and it was pretty impossible to hide our chemistry. We traveled from the Caribbean through the Mediterranean across to the ancient orient. Charl from Zimbabwe, in Southern Africa and I from Texas, an ocean brought us together but also separated us for months at a time. We knew after two years together and sometimes apart we had met “the one.” We knew nothing mattered unless we were together. Our wedding day was a dream come true and with our closest friends and family we shared the most special day of our lives.

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

Ruben Cardona  http://www.cardonaphoto.com

Michael and Elyse


07/07/2012
North Bergen, NJ, United States
I’ve always wanted a New York City wedding, since I grew up in the area. And with Michael and his whole family being from the South, it worked out well to have a “destination wedding” right at home! Michael and I were married right on the edge of the Hudson River, with the New York City skyline as our backdrop. It was a hot day, but the guests were in love with the view! They were also in LOVE with my Lazaro gown, which couldn’t have been more perfect for the occasion!!

Elyse wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3161 .

Aaron Almendral  http://www.artbydna.com/aaron/
Waterside Restaurant & Catering  http://watersiderestaurantandcatering.com/

Chuck and Jillian


09/29/2012
Philadelphia, PA, United States
As my brother in-law & best man stated so clearly in his wedding speech: “Chuck and Jill’s courtship is very much a twenty-first century love story. Girl posts bio on internet, boy clicks on bio. Intrigued, boy asks girl to meet. Boy meets girl over sushi dinner, and love ensues. Boy returns to apartment he shares with brother, and talks about girl non-stop for a week. Brother meets girl a week later…and sees why boy is so excited.” We are a TRUE Match.com success story! Best friends we are-sharing this journey together.

Jillian wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9102 , purchased from La Bella Moda in Conshohocken, PA.

Carley K Photography  http://www.carleykphotography.com
Victoria Roggio  http://www.makemeuppretty.com
Jennifer Zirilli- La’LLi Hair Lounge  http://www.lallihair.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/

Tan and Nicole


09/22/2012
Las Vegas, NV, United States
We always knew that we wanted to be married in Las Vegas as it was one of our favorite places to be. Although not far, it was considered a “destination” wedding. It was small but perfect at the Four Seasons Hotel. The guests were all in awe of the beautiful dress and loved every bit of the wedding from the ceremony to the reception! I wouldn’t change a single thing from that day, it was perfect.

Nicole wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3217 , purchased from The White Dress in Corona Del Mar, CA.

Thanh Lai  http://www.wonthanhphotography.com

John and Sylvia


08/31/2012
Lindos, Rhodes, Greece
After a long road our dream became a reality on August 31, 2012 and we celebrated our love on the island of Rhodes in Greece. Married at St. Paul’s Church in St. Paul’s Bay in the village of Lindos, my custom altered Lazaro gown couldn’t have been more perfect. I’d wear that dress every day if I could…my husband cried when he saw it. The amazing team at Mariella Creations assisted in adjusting my dress to match my unique vision. The art deco style dress was gorgeous to begin with, and the modifications made it even more spectacular, quite fitting for the beautiful location.

Sylvia wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3059 , purchased from Mariella Creations in Rocky Hill, CT with specialized customizations.

Chrissa From Antonis Giannelis  http://www.giannelis.com

Daniel and Liza


04/28/2012
Chicago, IL, United States
This Tara Keely dress was the first I found online and tracked it down to a store in Chicago. I kept going back to this dress and it was perfect for a long walk down the aisle in the beautiful Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago. We had the reception at the Chicago Yacht Club at sunset which gave us amazing photos!

Liza wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2108 , purchased from Volle’s Bridal & Boutique, in Lake Zurich, IL.

Dayna Schroeder  http://www.daynaschroeder.com/

Israel and Alyssa


06/23/2012
Chicago, IL, United States
Israel & I have known each other ever since high school. It wasn’t until senior year that we started dating and the rest is history! Our wedding day was perfect and our friends and family danced the night away. We will never forget our special day and we are so grateful to my parents who gave us such an amazing wedding day.

Alyssa wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3157 , purchased from Bella Bianca in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Robyn Rachel Photography  http://www.robynrachelphotography.com/