Great Diamond Island, ME, United States
The combination of weather with a season may often invigorate a highly simplistic atmosphere by mere fact that the marriage of these elements is unique. Our wedding was just such an event. How often do you experience a warm day at the beach in union with an exploding aura of fall foliage? Our guess is that days like this are one in a million, specially reserved for outdoor weddings like ours. Classic, nautical colors with a touch of autumn flair created a cohesive blend between the participants and the natural cathedral in which we were married.
Claire McCormack http://www.clairemccormack.com
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Dress shopping started with a million wedding magazines looking for a dress to compliment my garden wedding. Then I saw it “the” Jim Hjelm dress it was absolutely perfect. I wanted to see if my Mom loved it too. I did not say a word about the dress, but left the magazine out for her to look through. She loved the same dress!!
After several trips to Destiny’s Bride in Scottsdale, Arizona, Kerry and I were married in a beautiful garden ceremony at Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 25, 2011.
Swensen Photography http://swensenphotography.com/
Westfield, MA, United States
After five bridal salons, multiple visits, and 50+ dresses that I tried on, it was this fabulous Lazaro frock that had me weak in the knees. I was left speechless when I first laid eyes on this beauty…it was literally exactly what I had envisioned. Our wedding day was a day to remember and a dream come true, finally getting to marry my high school sweetheart and best friend!
Richmond, TX, United States
The most important things to Daniel and me when we set out to plan our wedding were that the Ceremony was about the Lord and that the reception was a big celebration. Briscoe Manor is a good distance from where each of our parents live, but we fell in love with it anyway. We loved the rustic, yet beautiful look and that the chapel and the reception hall are both on site. Also, I had always dreamed of getting married in a chapel that was completely full. So, the venue was absolutely perfect for our wedding.
I really wanted there to be personal touches throughout the wedding so that it was a true representation of us.
We felt like having close friends and family involved in the ceremony would be a good place to start. My mom’s brother is a pastor, so it was extra special to have him marry us. Also, close friends did almost all of the ceremony music. Both Daniel and I wanted to honor our grandparents that have passed away. So, on my bouquet I had by grandmother’s broach and Daniel’s grandfather’s wedding ring tied to it. We also had to have a “BU” ice sculpture at the reception; after all it is where we met! Plus, Daniel worked for the Baylor football team and I was a cheerleader, so the loyalty runs deep.
My wonderful wedding planner suggested in passing the idea of having my bridesmaids hold umbrellas in some pictures, rather than bouquets. It’s something a little different… and kept off some of the heat from taking pictures outside in July!
I also did a lot of little DIY projects such as making signs, bags, and wreaths. It was really fun to see those touches the day of the wedding and knowing that I had made them!
Each detail of the wedding was so important to me. And yes, I did make myself (and everyone else around me) crazy. But, when I think about our wedding and look back at pictures, it was truly perfect for us. It was the wedding of both of our dreams, but we also felt so much love and support from all the family and friends that were there to show support and celebrate with us. We feel like we accomplished both of our goals: honoring the Lord and having a lot of fun!
J. Cogliandro Photography http://www.jc2photo.com/#/page/3c95/main/
Nashville, TN, United States
Jason and Franchesca met at a Kingdom Hall building project when they were 18.
According to Franchesca, “We were friends for a while, and later got engaged in Memphis, TN downtown.
We went to the park on Court Street in a carriage ride, and he proposed to me there. We were engaged for a year.”
The theme of this wedding was “springy”, with a fine class stroke.
The bouquet consisted of hydrangeas, white and green roses, calla lilies, and kermits, which were bought from “Emmas”.
Matt Phoenix Photography http://www.mattphoenixphotography.com
Littleton, CO, United States
Our wedding day was such a beautiful day. We decided to get married in the fall…with the fear of snow…we actually lucked out on weather. It was a beautiful sunny day with lots of wind, which didn’t stop us from having an amazing time! Our guests and wedding party were all so much fun and I couldn’t ever imagine anything better than our wedding day. It was truly a heartfelt wedding with all of our sweat, tears and heart poured into it. It reflected who we were right down to the core.
Cydney wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1061 , purchased from D’Anelli Bridal , in Lakewood, CO
Cydney’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5063 and style 5104 all in Chocolate Dupioni.
palm springs, CA, United States
We were driven to the simple beauty of the desert. We thought the palm trees and the mountains would make the perfect backdrop for our vintage-esque wedding. The decor consisted mostly of vintage knick knacks from our house. We used our own kilim rugs to get married upon. We just really wanted our wedding to look and feel like our home.
San Diego, CA, United States
Grant and I had been dating for five years when he proposed at Wine Glass Bay in Tazmania, Australia. The day was a dream, from the beautiful backyard, to the magnificent bouquets, everything was even better than I had imagined. The dress was by far the greatest detail. I tried it on once and knew it was the one. We altered the neckline to get the sweetheart look, but even without the alterations the dress was gorgeous. The crochet lace was simple, elegant, and unique, it was everything I ever wanted.
Oakdale, NY, United States
Marty and I got together over a dinner he cooked and we have been cooking ever since. When i put on my beautiful Lazaro gown I knew it was the “one”. It fit my vintage/ Victorian wedding perfectly. I had never felt prettier then i did in that dress!
Matthew Sowa Photography http://matthewsowaphotography.com/#
Bourne Mansion http://www.lessings.com/location_home.aspx?uniid=1
Bella Flowers http://bellaflower.com/
San Clemente, CA, United States
This was the second dress I tried on, and it was the last. The dress is beautiful and it matched perfectly with our Spanish style wedding. Most memorable day with the love of my life.
Narrative Images http://www.narrativeimagesphoto.com/
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The night of our wedding was amazing! Definitely the best night of our lives so far! We had a traditional Persian Jewish wedding in Los Angeles, Ca. I think my dress was my favorite part of the night! I truly felt like a Princess and the handsome groom was my Prince. Our bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their Raspberry Color Lazaro Gowns! We rocked the night away and danced all night with family and friends…wish I could relive it one more time…
Sandy wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3000 and her bridesmaids wore Lazaro bridesmaids dresses style 3132 , in Raspberry Silky Taffeta, Purchased from Lovella Bridal , in Glendale, CA
Christine Chang http://www.christinechangphoto.com/
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.
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.
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/
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.
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!
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!
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/
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.
Once Like a Spark http://www.oncelikeaspark.com/
Marie Labbancz http://artoflove.com
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!
Olivia Griffin http://www.oliviagriffinphotography.com/