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Bennett and Dana

Grand Central kiss

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

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


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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winslow and Nicole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/