Bridesmaid and Special Occasion Dresses
Notre Dame, IN, United States
We met in college. I went to Saint Mary’s College and Adam went to the University of Notre Dame, across the street. It only seemed natural that our wedding be where we met, fell in love, and our love story began. Our ceremony was in a chapel in the dorm I lived in on Saint Mary’s campus, and our reception was in a ballroom on the campus of Notre Dame. It was an elegant affair with a touch of sparkle through our jewelry, centerpieces, candles, and lighting. It was beautiful, emotional, and magical.
Wilmington, IL, United States
Geoff and Ashlee are a great couple because they are completely opposite, which their friends often make fun of them about. Their relationship is strong is that they support each other’s dreams and goals and push one another to achieve them. The couple married on a gorgeous day in September. The wedding ceremony took place at the St. Rose Catholic Church and the reception was outdoors in a clear top tent in the beautiful backyard of the home Ashlee grew up in. Ashlee and Geoff danced the night away with 250 of their dearest family members and friends. Bridesmaids:
Birmingham, AL, United States
While my husband is from Virginia and I’m from Philadelphia, he is currently stationed for the Army at Fort Rucker, AL and we wanted our wedding to have an elegant southern vibe to welcome our guests to Dixieland. Our ceremony took place on an outdoor terrace surrounded by fall-colored trees with breathtaking views overlooking the golf course at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Birmingham, Alabama. We went with a few different styles of dresses by Jim Hjelm Occasions, which undoubtedly stole the show when we were shopping for bridesmaid gowns!
Breanna Fogg http://www.breannafoggphotography.com/blog/sheaandrewrossbridgewedding/
Jackie Johns Florals https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jackie-Johns-Florals/260380324160449?ref=br_tf
DJ Jake “Bama” Battles (Chattanooga, TN) https://www.facebook.com/JBEntertainmentCoordination
Des Moines, IA, United States
My husband and I met 9 years ago in Mexico while enjoying our “Senior Spring Breaks” in High School. After years of long distance we moved to the same state where we got engaged and married! Our fairy tale wedding took place downtown Des Moines, Iowa on State Capitol grounds in front of a BEAUTIFUL monument! The location is really not meant for weddings but I was determined! The skyline views were breathtaking. Our reception was held in a historic venue and our guests danced the night away with station style food, cocktails and a live band. It was perfect.
Massapequa Park, NY, United States
Our wedding was held on a rainy Fourth of July on Long Island, NY. However, it was still a beautiful day that was shared with family and friends.
Long Haul Films http://longhaulfilms.com/
Tyler, TX, United States
Our wedding took place in an Italian inspired surrounded by 60 acres of open land, beautiful east Texas trees, fresh cut grass, and some livestock not too far from the garden the wedding ceremony took place. All bridesmaids were in Alvina Valenta.
Allison Lezon http://daisy-photography-studio.photosit.es/
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/