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Mauro and Pily


10/15/2011
Coral Gables, FL, United States
OUR WEDDING WAS BEAUTIFUL, THE CEREMONY WAS AT OUR LADY OF LEBANON, THE RECEPTION IN CORAL GABLES WOMAN’S CLUB, BOTH IN THE CITY OF CORAL GABLES, FL.
WE HAD A 80 PEOPLE, IT FELT VERY INTIMATE!! I LOVED MY DRESS, THE FOOD, THE LOCATION…. IT COULDN’T HAVE A MORE BEAUTIFUL DAY SHARED WITH OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!! WE SAID ‘I DO’ AND CELEBRATED TILL 5AM!! FROM THE START TO FINISH IT WAS EVERYTHING WE DREAMED OF!!

Pily wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3955, Purchased from Chic Parisien , in Coral Gables, FL

EFEUNODOS  http://www.efeunodos.com

Ken and Katie


05/28/2011
Chicago, IL, United States
For those of you who know me, this will not come as a surprise. Since most of my family and best friends are out of town, the first time I tried on a wedding dress I was by myself. I had 2 months before September 24th…when those closest to me were coming in from out of town to help me find THE DRESS! I wanted to select the dress while they were in town but did not want to feel pressured to make a decision without having researched my options! So in preparation, I built a 15 page PowerPoint of all the contenders categorized by store and style. I even had a must try on for fun category. We thought we had narrowed it down to the final two and it was time to try on the fun dress. I was not expecting a “this is the dress” moment. But to my surprise, that is exactly how I felt in this dress. I had a huge smile on my face in the dressing room. I knew this was the one. When I walked into the salon, everyone came immediately over to me to admire the dress. I fell in love with the contemporary style of Lazaro, the intricately beaded top and flowy lightweight bottom that made it easy to wear. A dress is truly special when people not only admire how phenomenal the dress is, but the dress does not distract or overpower the bride herself. It was such an amazing dress that even during photos when it got all muddy, by the time we got to the church, it had dried and all the mud fell off!!
The dress was too gorgeous to just put in a box for the next 30 years, so as hard as it was to take scissors to it, I had it altered for events such as charity events, NYE and our first anniversary! Thank you to Beata Holub for turning my dream wedding dress into something I not only will cherish forever but can wear as well. Thank you also to my Aunt Ann, who not only made this dress a reality, but who appreciated my PowerPoint and agenda, and helped create our own Say Yes to the Dress moment to cherish forever. I love you!

Katie wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3063, Purchased from The Bridal Salon at Macy’s State Street, in Chicago, Illinois


Riverbend Studio  http://www.riverbendphotostudio.com/

Beata Holub  http://www.beatatailoring.com/index-5v1.html

Jonathan and Jennifer


09/10/2011
Jackson, WY, United States
We were planning a mountain wedding in Jackson Hole Wyoming and I knew I wanted a dress that would fit in with the natural beauty of the area. My consultant brought in several dresses, when I saw the Jim Hjelm I had a feeling the search was over, it was exactly what I pictured. It was perfect! We were married atop Snow King, a small local mountain. Our guests departed the ceremony via alpine slide and we had a cruiser bike parade to dinner and dancing at 43 North. It was a magical evening!

Jennifer wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8801 .

Leslee Mitchell  http://lesleemitchell.com/blog/
Forty Three North  http://www.forty3north.com/
Grizzly Country Wildlife Adventures  http://grizzlycountrywildlifeadventures.com/

Ricardo Antonio and Maria Alexandra


12/10/2011
Cartagena, Colombia
We tied the knot in Cartagena, an enchanting city in the Caribbean coast of Colombia, our home country. Cartagena was the perfect setting for a traditional Latin American wedding, the ceremony took place at Iglesia Santo Domingo, the oldest church in the city, followed by a formal reception for 150 guests in a beautiful colonial house. I wore a Flamenco inspired bridal gown by Lazaro, and complemented it with a long sleeve lace bolero and 2 feather hair flowers. Our photos are simply beautiful and it is a day we will remember forever.

Maria Alexandra wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3050 , Purchased from Cristina’s Bridal, in Andover, MA

Rodolfo Arpia  http://rudyarpia.net/
Caribe Cordial  http://www.caribecordial.com/

Hunter and Ashley


10/10/2009
Richmond , VA, United States
My dress was the very first one I tried on. It was love at first sight! I tried other dresses on but nothing compared to the way I felt in that one. If the store would have let me I would have walked out wearing it. They were wonderful. They let me sleep on it and the next day when I got off work they were about to close and I knew I had to have that dress. They stayed open late so I could try it on again and flaunt it off to my mom and soon to be mother-in-law.

Ashley wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9658 , with her added touches. Purchased from Jingles Bridal Richmond,VA.

Eagle Eye Photography  http://rutseneaglephotography.com/
Buz and Neds  http://buzandneds.com/
Coleman Brothers  http://www.colemanflowers.com/
Envy Salon  http://www.rvaenvysalon.com/index.php

Trey and Stephanie


09/25/2010
Richmond, VA, United States
Trey and I were married in a beautiful church located just steps from our home in Richmond, Va. Every time I’d pass by the church I always dreamed of being married there.
On a sunny day in late September, two of my dreams came true.

Stephanie wore Jim Hjelm Blush wedding gown style 1000 , purchased from Jingles Bridal , in Richmond,VA

Amanda Meyer;http://ameyerphotography.squarespace.com/

Ryan and Jessica


10/29/2011
Medford, NJ, United States

Ryan and I met in high school and knew we would get married some day. Our wedding was perfect, from the dress to the church to the incredible reception in Philadelphia. What made it even more memorable was the weather. We had our first snow storm of the season, October 29th, 2011. It was truly the best day of my life, despite the freezing rain, hail and snow. I want other brides to hear my story and see these pictures and know they should never let anything stress them out on their wedding day, especially the weather.

Jessica wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8057 , with her added touches. Purchased from Bridal Garden , in Marlton, NJ

Laura Perry  http://www.lauraleighphoto.com/
Dave Kibelstis  http://www.centerstagevid.com/Index.html
Thriv Salon and Spa  http://www.thrivesalon.com/

Chris and Kat


05/14/2011
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
We decided to get married in Santa Barbara, CA because both of our families have history there. When searching for the venue our first stop was The Four Seasons (The Biltmore) & we instantly knew it was the perfect place for our big day! With the help of LVL Weddings & Events, the day went perfectly! And seriously, everyone raved about my amazing dress – most people had never seen anything like it and it truly made me feel like a million dollars!!! The whole day was the best day of our lives!!

Kat wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8962 , purchased from Mon Amie , in Costa Mesa, CA

Zoom Theory Photography  http://www.zoomtheory.com

Taylor and Lacey


09/25/2011
nashville, TN, United States
I knew exactly what type of dress that I wanted to go along with the feel of our venue. Lace. Classy. Simple. Breathtaking.
People say that you will just know when you put on your wedding dress that it’s the right one. I seriously doubted that. It is absolutely true.My Alvina Valenta dress made me feel more beautiful than I ever expected to feel and for that I am truly grateful. I will never look back on my dress and regret it because I know that on that day I felt wonderful. Who can regret that?

Lacey wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9102 , purchased from Arzelles Nashville, Tn.

Kristyn Hogan  www.kristynhogan.com
Historic Cedarwood  www.cedarwoodweddings.com
Full Frame Digital Cinema  www.fullframecine.com

John and Willa


11/01/2011
St.Louis, MO, United States
Our Wedding was a dream. To feel unique and stand out, not just because I was wearing white but wearing a classic. Walking down the aisle I felt like Audrey Hepburn. Investing in Jim Hjelm I found myself wearing a little piece of heaven.

Willa wore a Jim Hjelm bridal gown

Megan Boyd  http://mdphotoonline.com
MD Studios Photography  http://mdphotoonline.com

Dan and Ashleigh


11/12/2011
Winter Park, FL, United States
It was a gorgeous day. Perfect Florida winter weather greeted our guests and we danced under a harvest moon sky and stars that stretched for miles. Daniel and I poured our heart and soul into the wedding. We wanted our footstep on the earth to be as carbon neutral as possible. We made most of our favors and what was purchased was made by others with their hands and hearts. It was a magical evening, and we loved every minute of it.

Ashleigh wore Jim Hjelm Blush wedding gown style 1104 , purchased from The White Magnolia Bridal Collection , in Jacksonville, Florida

Melsisa T Photography  http://www.melissatphotography.com/

Marko and Anita


07/09/2011
Vancouver, Canada
Our wedding day was beautiful. Although there were over 350 people, it still felt very intimate. The reception took place at the Croatian Cultural Center. Floor-to-ceiling draping graced the walls with elaborate orchid arrangements for centerpieces on elegant damask linens.Bridesmaids accompanied the bride in their slim fitting graphite dresses

Anita wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3804 , purchased from Bisou Bridal, in Vancouver, BC Canada

Rafael Ferarri  http://www.matchstudio.com/
AVinhouse  http://avinhouse.com/blog/

Joe and Deirdre


10/29/2011
La Jolla, CA, CA, United States
Although Joe and I are both born and raised in NJ, we first met and currently live in La Jolla, CA. We were married at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church and held reception at the historic La Valencia Hotel. It was a day and dress I’ll never forget!I actually first saw this gorgeous gown online and a few other styles I loved all ended up being Jim Hjelm. I visited a local boutique that carried your label and had them order samples for me. I guess I knew exactly what I wanted and hoped for before visiting a store.

Deirdre wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8011 , purchased from Here Comes The Bride , in San Diego, CA

We Heart Photography  http://weheartphotography.com/
Modern Bouquet  http://modern-bouquet.com/

Dave and Clare


07/15/2011
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
The best day ever! 3 bridesmaids all wearing black but all different styles. The groom wore a bespoke tweed suit made in Edinburgh. We used our own campervan as the brides transport to the wedding and for the honeymoon afterwards.
Clare wore Tara Keely bridal gown, purchased from Scarlett Poppy , in Pudsey Leeds, UK

Toast of Leeds  http://www.toastofleeds.co.uk/#/toast/

Michael and Marliese


09/11/2010
Toronto, Canada
After a 5 year relationship, I married my best friend Michael on a beautiful sunny day in September surrounded by our closest family and friends. The bridesmaids offset my beautiful Jim Hjelm dress in deep purple gowns while the groomsman wore charcoal gray suits. I wore an ivory moire ribbon during the ceremony and changed it to the Platinum ribbon before the reception to match my fun personality,shoes and décor. The dress was everything I could have ever asked for and more! I truly felt like a princess on the day.
Marliese wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8962 , purchased from L&J Bridal , in Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Mike Day  http://www.theartofweddings.com/home.php

Greg and Amanda


11/05/2011
Boston, MA, United States
We wanted a unique, glamorous, modern, and romantic wedding. I know that’s a lot of adjectives, but our wedding hit each one out of the park! To set the tone, we of course had to choose a unique venue – The Liberty Hotel in Boston. Between my knockout Lazaro gown, my bridesmaids’ elegant Alvina Valenta dresses, our gleaming decor, the sensational flowers and a ton of love, we definitely achieved something glamorous, modern and romantic, too. 11/5/11 was better than I could have imagined!

Amanda wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3056 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY and Amanda’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9964 , in Eggplant Chiffon, purchased from Here Comes the Bridesmaid , in New York, NY

Allegro Photography  http://allegrophotography.com
Taylor Creative, Inc.  http://taylorcreativeinc.com
Winston Flowers  http://winstonflowers.com

Wakim and Shani


06/11/2011
New York, NY, United States
Trump Soho was our wedding venue, I knew my wedding dress should reflect the same modern luxury.
I was forced into an early dress scouting trip since my Mom was in-town. The only definitive no I gave my consultant was “no beading”. She ignored me and brought in several dresses.. This Lazaro dress was #5 and I immediately fell in love. I tried on 3 more and then announced I was done. I knew which one I’d be wearing on my wedding day.
I’ve never felt prettier than on the day of my wedding. The modest train allowed me to feel like a princess for the ceremony and with the bustling, I was able to enjoy the party and dancing at the reception.


Shani wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3063 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal, in New York, NY


Michael Simon  http://www.michaelsimonweddings.com/
Anthony Brownie Flowers & Events  http://anthonybrownie.com/main.php

Aaron and Ashley


05/01/2010
Vacaville, CA, United States
Aaron & Ashley married May 1 2010 on Aaron’s family ranch in Vacaville, CA. The beautiful ceremony was held beneath a valley oak tree in front of the ranch’s lake. The wedding included mason jar glasses for table cards and drinking glasses, s’more roasting by camp fire, burlap runners, rustic planter box center pieces, hanging jars of hydrangea and lavender, wedding pie, and homemade family cookies favors.

Ashley wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8850 , purchased from Mon Amie Bridal , in Costa Mesa, CA

Photos were taken with love by Ashley & Aaron’s family and friends

Eric and Beth


07/02/2010
Falmouth, MA, United States
Eric and I got married on July 2nd at Eric’s parents’ home on Cape Cod. We had an outdoor ceremony and reception, and were fortunate to have just the most beautiful weather on the day. I wore an ivory Lazaro dress with a sweetheart neckline and antique-inspired beaded belt. The dress reflected my personality and style perfectly. The quality and design of the dress was unparalleled, and I felt like a true princess on the day. This paved the way for a fun-filled, eventful day, and the most memorable occasion to date.

Beth wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3018 , purchased from Allegria Bridal, in Belmont, MA

Lara Kimmerer  http://larakimmerer.com/

Isaac and Nicole


10/09/2011
Rincon, Puerto Rico, United States
Isaac and I decided on a destination wedding in Rincon, a tiny town on the west coast of Puerto Rico. Surrounded by the lush landscaping of our villa, Caracol Che, we said, “I do”, and celebrated the night away with our closest family and friends. It was a day more perfect than I ever imagined. I loved my dress, the food, the location…everything!

Nicole wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2154 , purchased from Hayden Olivia Bridal , in Charlotte, NC

Sean Busher  http://seanbusher.com/
Anita Quintana  http://www.ocasiones.us/
Caracol Che  http://www.caracolche.com/

Philip and Melissa


03/26/2011
Dallas, TX, United States
Philip and Melissa met while working together in Dallas. Philip proposed to Melissa while they were vacationing in Paris, France. Melissa wanted a romantic, elegant and classic themed wedding. The dress was the most important part. After looking at every store in Dallas, Melissa found this Jim Hjlem dress and knew her search was over! The wedding was on March 26, 2011 and was a dream come true for Melissa and Philip.

Melissa wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8002 , purchased from Stardust Celebrations , in Plano, TX
Melissa’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5079 , all in Shimmer luminescent chiffon.

Stacy Reeves  http://www.stacyreeves.com/

Nick and Maria Nicole


09/09/2011
Newport, RI, United States
Nick and I were married in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island in September. The ceremony was at Trinity Church, one of the oldest and most historic churches in Newport. The reception was at Belle Mer overlooking the Newport Bridge and Narragansett Bay. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day shared with our family and friends!
I always envisioned myself in a lace wedding dress however as soon as I stepped into the Lazaro ballgown I knew it was the one. I truly felt like a bride!

Maria Nicole wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3018 , purchased from Bridal Reflections , in New York


Snap Photography  http://snapri.com/
Belle Mer  http://www.longwoodevents.com/Venues/BelleMer/Default.aspx

Sean and Ashley


08/19/2011
Salem, OR, United States
We got married on a beautiful sunny day at Barrett Hill Vineyard in Salem, OR. The venue was absolutely perfect and accommodated our 160 guests very well. Sean and I only had 5 months to plan and we had plenty of help from family and friends. Our florist was absolutely amazing and did an incredible job, as did our photographer. And Jenni at AniA Collection was so helpful when it came to me finding the perfect dress, I couldn’t have been happier with my selection.

Ashley wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8962 , purchased from AniA Collection , in Portland, OR

Erich McVey  http://erichmcvey.com/
Stephanie Major with Petalos Floral Design  http://www.petalosfloraldesign.com/
Chrystal  http://nicolewagnermakeup.com/

Kevin and Erika


08/19/2011
Brewster, MA, United States
We decided to get married on Cape Cod, so I needed a dress that would compliment the natural landscape. While perusing Kleinfeld’s collection, I found this dress and immediately fell in love. The color, weight and texture were perfect for our beach wedding – and I just loved how the fabric cascaded down the back of the dress and added volume. When our wedding day finally came, I was so excited to marry my best friend, wear that dress, and see how all our wedding plans came together. Turns out that was the perfect dress for our perfect day!

Erika wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8002 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY

Elizabeth Horne  http://www.elizabethhornephotography.com/
Ocean Edge Resort  http://www.oceanedge.com/