Bridesmaid and Special Occasion Dresses
Though we currently live in Florida, Paul and I chose to have our wedding in our home state of Pennsylvania, in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh. Our mass took place at Sacred Heart Parish in Shadyside and we were honored to hold our reception at the historic Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland.
My Hayley Paige dress was the first dress that I tried on and I couldn’t be happier with the way I felt in it on our wedding day. Hubby loved it too!
Libertyville, IL, United States
We were married on a beautiful day in June at a forest preserve in Libertyville, Illinois. It was so amazing getting to see everything come together after a year and a half of planning. One of the best moments of my day was after I was all done getting ready was the reaction on Joey’s face when I saw him for our first look before the ceremony. My dress fit in perfectly with the romantic and rustic vibe that the nature preserve gave. My bridesmaids wore a Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dress that tied everything together perfectly!
Chicago, IL, United States
After dating a decade, Elliot and I were married at St. Vincent DePaul Parish, the church of our alma mater. Our cocktail hour was at the Wit’s ROOF, showcasing unparalleled views of the city during the holidays. We were then transported to a winter wonderland in the Wit’s ballroom where crystals dripped and candles twinkled from manzanita trees, cobalt blue lighting warmed the room, pictures of Chicago landmarks adorned tables, and a lush cloud laced with crystals and candles hovered over the dance floor. It was truly our happiest day!
Deonna Olson www.georgestreetphoto.com
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.
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!
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.
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.
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Our wedding was held in the historic Hilton Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati on November 2, 2012. The hotel is elaborately decorated in French Art Deco style so we chose colors to compliment it’s beauty. We wanted my girls to have an elegant, classic look which fit perfectly with the Alvina Valenta and Jim Hjelm Occasions gowns. We went with long purple dresses and I loved that all of the girls could select the gown that fit her body and personality best! Our day was perfect and my girls looked amazing!
St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Our wedding was held in a beautiful garden at the Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, FL. I wanted a very elegant and romantic feel to my wedding. I loved this Lazaro dress the moment I saw it. It was the perfect color and style. All of my girls looked and felt gorgeous in this dress.
North Canton, OH, United States
Mike & I met in college but didn’t start dating until I came back to The University of Akron for graduate school in 2007. We got to know each other better on a summer trip to Toronto and were inseparable since. He took me back to Toronto April 30, 2011 and proposed to me in a helicopter over the city. Our modern, glamorous wedding took place on September 28, 2012. This line was chosen for its style, sophistication and the variety of glamorous dresses for the bridesmaids to choose from. The theme of our wedding was inspired from the stylish show Gossip Girl and having a New York Designer helped that theme come alive!
Tinetta’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions dresses style 5129 , style 5977 , style 5040 , style 5128 , style 5038 , style 5984 ,and style 5236 in Noir Luminescent Chiffon, purchased from The Perfect Bride in Rocky River, OH.
Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Our wedding had dreamy themes of romance, femininity, with a twist of old world charm! I collected antique ornate gold frames, mirrors, and votives for each table. Each with a story and history…each table different and special. My color palate consisted ivories, creams, gold, taupe, and a hint of blush! The bridesmaids dresses were a beautiful taupe alencelon lace with the perfect flare of old world glam! The day was absolutely perfect…we stood under the most gorgeous live oaks and faced the South Carolina Lowcountry waterway at high tide. The sunset was picturesque. It was a perfect day!
Philadelphia, PA, United States
After six and a half years of dating, Matt and I were married at the renowned Cescaphe Ballroom in the historical city of Philadelphia. He got his first glimpse of me in this stunning dress on a rooftop overlooking the Benjamin Franklin bridge. It was the beginning of our magical wedding day. After I saw this Lazaro gown a runway video, I knew that it had to be mine–just like Matt. Lucky me, I got both!
Ashley wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3150 , Ashley wore Noir by Lazaro bridesmaids dress style 3231 for her cake cutting dress in Ivory organza with Ivory Alencon lace, purchased from Bridal Garden in Marlton, NJ.
Brittany Lee Photography http://www.BLphotographs.com
Boston, MA, United States
We were married in The State Room on the 33rd floor of 60 State Street overlooking the Boston Custom House and Boston Harbor on September 1, 2012. The theme was Big Fun City Wedding. I was so happy my girls could all be in different styles from Jim Hjelm to fit them all beautifully, yet still be the same length, fabric, and color. I really appreciated that the bridal store carried long chiffon dresses for my girls to try on before they purchased. I think the dresses turned out amazing, and my girls looked fabulous on the wedding day.
Mindy’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions dresses style 5181 , style 5178, and Alvina Valenta Bridesmaid dress style 9171 in Plum Luminescent Chiffon, purchased from Allegria Bridal in Belmont, MA.
New York, NY, United States
We were married in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on August 6, 2011. The theme fell somewhere between a vintage garden party and a “secret garden.” We were thrilled to use Alvina Valenta bridesmaids’ dresses, which turned out just lovely.
Crested Butte, CO, United States
John proposed to me in the White House Rose Garden last September in a moment that still seems like a dream, so to top it off, it seemed only fitting that we were married in Mother Nature’s garden. Colorado has been suffering one of it’s worst droughts in history but there was no shortage of rain the week of our wedding. The rained stopped and the clouds parted exactly 20 minutes before our ceremony. The whole day was bliss. Pure bliss.Veil – Lazaro (I believe 815)
Shortly, before the wedding, we found out I was expecting and was about 5 months along to boot. In a late night panic, I purchased an Ulla-Maija gown I’d tried on last fall that was in my “top 3″. The consensus from my girlfriends back then was that the empire waist of the Ulla-Maija gown made me look pregnant. Well, low and behold, that very statement came true and the store happened to be selling their sample months later. The thought of not being able to wear my dream gown, the Alvina Valenta, was devastating. We brought both dresses to Colorado for the wedding and decided I’d make a game time decision on which to wear. In what had to have been a miracle and some crazy contortions on the part of our lil’ bun in the oven, I was able to get into the Alvina. Phew! Wedding saved and one happy and pleasantly surprised bride/mother-to-be =)
Katie wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9215 ,her bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9244 in champagne with silver carolina chantilly lace overlay,purchased from The Gown Gallery in Kansas City, MO.
East Bridgewater, MA, United States
Eddie & I met through mutual friends at a Patriots football game, we were instantly inseparable from that moment. After a year and half of dating we moved across the country to a new city together and soon after we were engaged. The day of the wedding the sun was shining and every detail went off without a hitch! My beautiful Jim Hjelm dress was everything I thought I wanted plus more!
Bridesmaids in JH5154 in Raspberry.
Katie Hall http://katiehallphoto.com/
Blooms of Hope http://bloomsofhopefloral.com/
The Villa http://www.saphireeventgroup.com/venues/the-villa/
Cedar Grove, NJ, United States
Mike and I were married on May 25, 2012 after nearly 7 years of dating. We picked that date because it was the start of our favorite weekend every year – Memorial Day weekend. We got married at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Cedar Grove, NJ and had our reception at the beautiful Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ. Our wedding day was even more perfect than we could have ever imagined.
Gabelli Studio http://www.gabellistudio.com
Orlando, FL, United States
Justin and I both have a love for vintage things. First task was to find my dress. Actually my mom did. It was perfect for what I was going for a beaded sheath dress by Lazaro it was simple yet had a 30′s vintage feel to it. I realized I made the right choice once people at the wedding started asking me if I had used my grandma’s dress for the event.
Binary Flips Photography http://binaryflips.com//
Sonoma, CA, United States
Brendan and I were friends for many years, first meeting when we were kids at a company picnic. We stayed friends and sometime after college a friend’s birthday party brought us together in Lake Tahoe. We discovered our appreciation of wine and decided Sonoma would be a beautiful place to get married. Our wedding was filled with friends, family, love, and laughter. Francesca Pitera designed a perfect dress for a perfect day!
Jenna wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8057 , her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5661 in Plum Satin Faced Taffeta and Jim Hjelm Occasions necklace’s, purchased from Bridal Galleria , in San Fransisco, California
Leeds, AL, United States
Jonathan and I met at Mellow Mushroom Pizza one warm summer night through mutual friends from college and were inseparable ever since. We got married at a restored horse farm in Leeds, Alabama. The wedding had an old-time feel, pairing vintage china, cigar boxes, bird cages, and burlap with bright corals and soft peaches. Becoming the Birds meant we had to have a touch of a bird theme as well! The bridesmaids dresses were the perfect pop against a fairly neutral setting. It was truly our dream wedding!
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.
Nantucket, MA, United States
This love story started when I was 10. Steve was “the cutest boy I had ever seen” as I told my mom the minute after I met him. Our families, who are close friends, spent the summers on Nantucket. During the summer of our Jr year of college, the stars aligned and we became a couple. For the past 6 years we have made Nantucket our home and this little island 30 miles out to sea is where we truly fell in love. We couldn’t imagine our wedding anywhere else. I own a store, Milly & Grace, on Nantucket and most of the decor is from my store. www.millyandgrace.com (you can also find us on facebook!)
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