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Lou and Jessica

Lodi, CA, United States
My husband and I met while attending high school in Manteca, California. We started dating in our junior year. Post high school, we decided go to different colleges within California. After two and half years, we decided not to be apart anymore and moved to Arizona to complete our degrees at Arizona State University. On 12/23/10, we were flying back to California for the holiday season. We landed in San Francisco were his parents were picking us up. His father wanted to take us to a local spot called Twin Peaks. Even though I was tired and wanting to drive back to our home town, I decided to go along with the plan. This is where my surprise proposal happened. Fast forward 10 months later, we were married at the beautiful venue Oak Farms Vineyard. It was an unforgettable day full of love and happiness.

Jessica wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8108 , Purchased from Mon Amie , in Costa Mesa, CA

Jennifer Eileen  http://www.jennifereileen.com/
Oak Farms Vineyard  http://www.oakfarmvineyards.com/

Michael and Becky

Nashville, TN, United States
My husband and I were best friends in college before we eventually began dating. We spent 3 years dating long-distance between Nashville, TN and Frederick, MD. Our January wedding was classic, romantic, rustic, and intimate. My all-lace Jim Hjelm gown made me feel like an absolute princess as I walked down the isle to the Princess Bride theme song.

Becky wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8011

Mary Rosenbaum  http://www.maryrosenbaum.com/
Amy Lynn Larwig  http://amylynnlarwig.com/
First Dance Pictures  http://firstdancepictures.com/

Domenick and Gina

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Our September wedding at the Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, truly was everything we had hoped it would be and more. I fell in love with my dress as soon as I saw it online. Unfortunately, none of the stores in Pittsburgh carried it. I tried others on over the next few months, but nothing compared to this dress. So, I traveled to New York City for the Tara Keely trunk show at Kleinfeld. As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was the one. It was worth the wait!

Gina wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2105 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY

Caitlin Thomas Photography  http://caitlintphotography.com/

Shaun and Aubri

Calgary, Canada
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.

Christina (plus) Nathan  http://www.christinaplusnathan.com/
Hotel Arts  www.hotelarts.ca/

Frank and Cristin

Westfield, NJ, United States
I married my boyfriend of 11 years on 9/17/2011 after getting engaged in Paris. I knew I wanted a gown that was simple, elegant and airy feeling but not TOO poofy! The Tara Keely gown was perfect and was able to perfectly fit my budget. We held the wedding at a beautiful New Orleans Style Mansion in Westfield, NJ called the James Ward Mansion. We had the best night of our lives and still get compliments on how great everything worked out!

Cristin wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2059 with a custom bodice and ribbon, purchased from Wedding Atelier , in New York, NY

Photo Pink  http://photopinknyc.com/
Kiss The Bride Films  http://vimeo.com/32413996
James Ward Mansion  http://www.jameswardmansion.com/

Scott and Emi

Tampa, FL, United States
I was so heartbroken to find out that Priscilla Of Boston was closing and I decided to cancel my wedding dress order with them. Discouraged but hopeful, I went shopping again and found the REAL dress of my dreams, a Jim Hjelm! Thank you for making a wedding dress that brightened up my day, year, and wedding!

Emi wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8151 , Purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY

Moss & Isaac  http://www.mossandisaac.com/
A La Carte Event Pavilion  http://www.alacarteevents.com/
NYC Wedding Music by 101 Management  http://nycweddingmusic.net/

Louis and Julie

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/

Douglas and Jessica

Atlantic City, NJ, United States
All I can say is that it was simply one of the best days of our lives!

Jessica wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3913, Purchased from Bridal Garden, in Marlton, NJ

Marie Labbancz  http://www.artoflove.com/
Beka Rendell  http://innoveevents.com/

Jon and Jessica

Augusta, GA, United States
After a storybook proposal at the Palace of Versailles, Jon and I set to planning our unique wedding. First, I found the dress: with its simple silhouette, asymmetrical bow and buttons trailing down the back, it was perfection. And for my accessories, I had a birdcage veil designed by Myra’s Veils. The ceremony was held in the historic First Christian Church and the reception, at the elegant Richmond on Greene, where no detail was overlooked from the rocking band to the savory food to the elegant cake. All in all, our wedding personified us as a couple.

Jessica wore an Alvina Valenta bridal gown, Purchased from House of the Bride in Augusta, GA.

Once Like a Spark  http://www.oncelikeaspark.com/

Bill and Holly

Philadelphia, PA, United States
We were married at the Philadelphia Academy of the Arts on October 31, 2009.

Holly wore a Lazaro bridal gown, Purchased from Bridals By Danielle , in Philadelphia, PA

Marie Labbancz  http://artoflove.com

Nathan and Abigail

Asheville, NC, United States
Nathan and I met through a mutual friend in 2007. We were engaged in September 2009. We started as friends but frequent ski trips and social outings made us realize how much more we meant to each other! We were married in the Spring of 2010 and had a wonderful DIY style wedding in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It has been bliss ever since!

Abigail wore a Tara Keely bridal gown, purchased from The Poinsett Bride , in Greenville, South Carolina

Olivia Griffin  http://www.oliviagriffinphotography.com/

Nicholas and Jennifer

West Orange, NJ, United States
Jennifer and Nick were married on New Years Eve at the beautiful Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, New Jersey.
We are a creative couple who wanted to celebrate in a big way so we decided to get married on New Years Eve – in the most amazing castle- throw an epic party and ring in the New Year with all our close family and friends. We are not only partners in life but also in business and live in New York City. I still think my wedding dress from Lazaro is the most beautiful gown ever- even after 4 years! It is elegant and timeless. The beading work is incredible, very detailed. The fit was fantastic and I felt like a million bucks.

Jennifer wore a Lazaro bridal gown, Purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal, in New York, NY

Marie Labbancz  http://www.artoflove.com

Bryan and Julia

Austin, TX, United States
Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in September 2005. The aftermath forced me to leave my family and friends and transfer to a school in Dallas. I met Bryan there my first day. When he smiled at me, I felt happy for the first time in weeks. Our love grew and has survived moves all across the country. Five years after the tragedy that started it all, Bryan proposed on a beach in Mexico. Our story has been one of heartbreak turning to joy, and proof that fairy tales do exist.

Julia wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3063, Purchased from Macy’s Bridal Salon, in Chicago, Illinois

Jona Blackwell  http://www.foreverphotographystudio.com/blog/

Chad and Ashley

Wilmington, NC, United States
Despite the cake toppling over, rain, cops showing up to issue noise ordinance violations, and other various incidents…the wedding could not have been more ideal. My only regret is that the reception could not have lasted all night! The anticipation for our honeymoon to Greece made light of the hiccups we had on the wedding day…which was, of course, amazing!

Ashley wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8859 , Purchased from Victorian Rose , in Raleigh, NC

KMI Photography  http://www.kmiphotography.com
Fiore Florist  http://www.fioreflorist.com

Paul and Christina

Chatham , MA, United States
After just a year of meeting Paul proposed in Central Park under a secluded tree filled with laughter. We planned an October wedding by our vacation home in Cape Cod. With a 4-month engagement, searching for a dress proved as challenging as finding the right man in Manhattan! My mother and I combed bridal boutiques with frustration. When I finally tried on this gown, I knew it was the perfect party dress. Everyone gushed that it was the most flattering style for me. It truly was the right fit, just like Paul and worth the wait.

Christina wore Jim Hjelm Blush wedding gown style 1055 with her added touches, purchased from The White Gown , in Brooklyn, NY

Lauren Methia  http://laurenmethia.com
Wequassett Resort  http://www.wequassett.com/
Lilacs  http://www.lilacsflorals.com

Richard and Stephanie

Cohasset, MA, United States
We tied the knot on a perfect summer day in the picturesque coastal town of Cohasset, MA. The venue was rustic but sophisticated, the food was amazing and we couldn’t get people off the dance floor even after the band had stopped playing! My dress was simple yet elegant. I tried the dress on with my mother, mother in-law to-be and sister and based on their reactions knew it was the one!

Stephanie wore an Alvina Valenta bridal gown , Purchased from Wedding Atelier in New York, NY.

Jennifer Davis Photography  http://www.jenniferdavisphotography.com

Mario and Elethea

Huntington, NY, United States
Mario and I were married on a beautiful sunny afternoon in August 2011 at Oheka Castle in New York. This historic mansion squarely fit our traditional-themed wedding. I sought an elegant dress with lace and satin to provide the framework for our special occasion. My sister and I fell in love with my Jim Hjelm gown from the moment I tried it on. I could not have found a more perfect dress to compliment our celebration of marriage.

Elethea wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8952 , Purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY

Marie Labbancz  http://www.artoflove.com
Oheka Castle  http://www.ohekacastle.com
Betty’s Total Events  http://www.bettystotalevents.com

Milton and Annikke

San Jose, CA, United States
After trying on quite a few wedding gowns, I realized I would be a Lazaro bride. I fell in love with the bodice of one dress and the skirt of a second dress. Thanks to Lazaro, I was able to get a unique custom-made gown that I absolutely LOVE and it was perfect for our Mid-Summer Night theme wedding!

Annikke wore a custom Lazaro bridal gown, Bodice from style 3063 and Skirt from style 3100 , purchased from Bridal Galleria , in San Francisco, CA

Gladys Jem  http://gladysjem.com/

Steve and Stephanie


Lake Las Vegas, NV, United States
I knew who Steve was when I was in middle school, he was the most popular boy in school. As fate would have it, we were both going to college in Santa Barbara, CA and bumped into each other on the street. He asked me out for six months before I finally said yes. We dated for close to two years and decided to go our separate ways. No matter where life took us or what relationship we were in, we stayed in communication and now ten years later we are married and know we married our best friend. We added a sash to my dress. The applique was made by Tatiana of Tatishotties and my Mom made the sash and attached the applique to it.

Stephanie wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3955, with her added touches. Purchased from Stardust Celebrations, in Plano, TX

Studio ATG  http://www.studioatg.com
Ravella Resort  http://www.ravellavegas.com/
Las Vegas Event Flowers & Decor  http://lasvegaseventflowers.com/

Robert and Amy

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.

Amy wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3051 , purchased from Jaehee Birdal Atelier , in Englewood, NJ and Amy’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9947 , in Silver Tissue Taffeta.

Marie Labbancz  http://www.artoflove.com
Whipped Bakeshop  http://www.whippedbakeshop.com
Robertson’s Flowers  http://robertsonsflowers.com

Jeff and Nicole

Garrison, NY, United States
The soft ivory color, tier layers, and lace detail of this dress added the perfect amount of romance to our special day of love.

Nicole wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2052 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY

Charlotte Jenks Lewis  http://charlottejenkslewis.com
Steven Bruce Design  http://www.stevenbrucedesign.com

Daniel and Rebecca

Houston , TX, United States
Daniel loves the country while I’m a city girl at heart. Our wedding really represented our personalities. It was elegant and romantic with a Texas kick. We were so happy to be celebrating our love with all of our family and wonderful friends. We got engaged in the big apple. We wanted to some how incorporate NYC into our wedding and my dress did just that. I brought NYC to Texas. My dress was enchanting and when I tried it on just knew it was the one. It was love and my sash was the icing on the cake!

Rebecca wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3009

Margaret Lee  www.loveleephotography.com
Jessica Garza  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Fancy-Faces-and-Hair-by-Jessica/191948470823966
Sanda Sanchez  http://latranquilaranch.com/

John and Robin

Bristol, RI, United States
John and I met a month into my freshman year of college, and were married nine years later in a historic, seaside mansion in Bristol, RI. I chose my Alvina Valenta dress because it matched the classic/formal feel of the wedding, as well as the champagne and black color scheme we had chosen. It was the third dress I tried on, and I fell in love with it right away!

Robin wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9517 , Purchased from Bridal Galleria San Francisco, CA.

Rachel Kate Photography  http://rachelkate.showitsite.com/

Steve and Karen

Novato, CA, United States
Steve and I were married on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in August 2011 at StoneTree Golf Club. After exchanging vows in a private ceremony, we celebrated our special day with friends and family at our dinner reception. Every detail of our wedding was perfect and a true representation of us. Our amazing venue, beautiful flowers and my gorgeous Lazaro gown created an environment that was contemporary with a rustic charm – a lovely reflection of our style. We enjoyed every minute of our wedding and look forward to creating more wonderful memories together.

Karen wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3054, with her added touches. Purchased from Bridal Galleria, in San Francisco, CA

Kevin Chin  http://www.kevinchin.com/
Nancy Liu Chin Designs  http://www.nancyliuchin.com
StoneTree Golf Club  www.stonetreegolf.com