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Winslow and Nicole


08/18/2012
Falmouth, MA, United States
Our wedding was a dream come true and so is my husband. Winslow and I met online. We were each other’s first date and we never looked back. We were married on a beach in Woods Hole where Winslow’s family made many childhood memories. We then drove in a antique Mercedes Gazelle kit car originally built by Winslow’s father, John, to our reception at the Bourne Farm, Falmouth, MA. Surrounded by our family and friends, we had the time or our life. The belt that was used on my dress was handmade by M&J Bridal in New York City. The veil was handmade by the bride’s mom.

Nicole wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9102 , purchased from Cristina’s Bridal in Andover, MA.

Katie and Max Bittle  http://www.dreamlovephotography.com

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/

Kevin and Caroline


09/22/2012
Bretton Woods, NH, United States
Kevin and I live in Boston, but we knew we wanted to get married in the mountains. As Kevin and I rounded the corner and saw the Mt Washington Hotel we knew nothing would ever surpass this place. With lots of family traveling from London, South Africa and Australia, it was important for us to have a place where our families wouldn’t get bored.

Our day was absolutely perfect. We had a beautiful, warm day, and the beautiful backdrop of the mountains. We were surrounded by everyone we loved, and we could not have asked for more.

Caroline wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9052 , purchased from Country Weddings in Hingham, MA.

Spring Smith Studios  http://www.springsmithstudios.com
Dutch Bloemen Winkel  http://www.dutchbw.com/
Mt. Washington Hotel  http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BrettonWoodsMountWashington.aspx

Jason and Carolyn


10/13/2012
Weaverville, NC, United States
Based on a love for the outdoors, our wedding was set in the rolling hills of the western North Carolina mountains. With family and friends gathered on a gorgeous Fall day, we allowed the farm property and natural backdrop to shine in their own right. Minimal touches of organic décor and warm lighting plus DIY accents, such as wrapped mason jars and vintage-inspired signage, rounded out our interpretation of rustic romance and down-home coziness.

Carolyn wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1006 , purchased from Hayden Olivia , in Charlotte, NC.

Caroline Ghetes  http://www.carolineghetes.com/
Claxton Farm  http://claxtonfarm.net/
Aria Floral  http://blueridgeflowers.com/

Conor and Kathryn


9-8-12
Door County, WI, United States
We wanted a casual yet elegant wedding with strong hints of vintage. I knew I wanted a lace gown to achieve this look, and finally, after searching and searching, I found the one. This dress is gorgeous, with satin buttons trailing down the back and the perfect-length train. The deep ivory color was ideal for my pale complexion and red hair. And, the open back is an unexpected and fun accent.

Kathryn wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9202 , purchased from Bella Bianca in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Emily Steffen of Emily Steffen Photography  http://www.emilysteffen.com/photography
Toni Scott of Toni Scott Vanity Specialist  http://toniscottvanityspecialist.com/

Johnny and Noelle


08/11/2012
Dowra/Donegal, AL, Ireland
On a beautiful sunny day in August in the North West of Ireland, myself & Johnny made our vows to become husband & wife in Doobally Chuch surrounded by all our family & friends. We then drove in a white vintage Beauford convertible to Co.Donegal where we had our reception in the beautiful Lough Eske Castle. I felt like a Princess all day in my Tara Keely ballgown. Our son Ryan had such a great day and even done a reading for us at the church asking God to bless his Mom & Dad. Everything was perfect just how i always imagined it.I wanted everything to be girly, princess and fairytale like.

Noelle wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2161 , purchased from White Orchid, in Swords, Co Dublin.

Jim Schofield  http://jimschofield.com/
Dreamcatcher Productions  http://www.dreamcatcherproductions.ie/
Lough Eske Castle  http://www.solishotels.com/lougheskecastle/

William and Nicole


08/20/2010
Philadelphia, DC, United States
We met in Philadelphia through a mutual friend. Before our 2nd date, he broke his nose in a charity boxing match. He swept me off my feet (even though he was worried about his nose) and we fell in love. We married 2 1/2 years later in a beautiful ceremony in Philadelphia. I felt beautiful on my wedding day, not only because of the beautiful gown, but because of the way he looked at me. He is my soulmate and the love of my life and I fall more in love with him each day… crooked nose and all.

Nicole wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown discontinued style 9954, purchased from Bridals by Danielle in Philadelphia, PA.

Sean Marshall Lin  http://www.seanmarshalllin.com/
Artesano Iron Works Gallery  http://artesanoironworks.com/gallery/
John Serock Catering  http://www.serockcatering.com/

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/