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Bridesmaid and Special Occasion Dresses

A.J. and Laura

Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
A.J. and I knew that we wanted to be married in the Chapel on Union College’s campus, which is where we met. The Chapel is very classic looking, with beautiful architectural details that are formal and elegant yet understated. I wanted the bridesmaid dresses to mirror this style, so I chose the Alvina Valenta one-shouldered long gowns in a classic Indigo color. The dress was flattering on each of my seven bridesmaids, they all looked gorgeous! My Mother also looked beautiful in an Alvina Valenta gown that was very elegant and not at all “matronly” looking.

Laura’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9945 in Indigo Charmeuse, and Laura’s Mother looked fabulous in Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dress style 9028 in Eggplant Silky Taffeta, all purchased from Lily Saratoga , in Saratoga Springs, NY

Luke Walker  www.clarkwalkerstudio.com

Steve and Kelly

Champions Gate, FL, United States
Steve and I were married November 6th, 2010. We met October 2004 and that one moment changed everything… we had decided to have an elegant wedding with a tattoo inspiration. Our ceremony was overlooking a gorgeous golf course at the Champions Gate Omni. After the I-do’s we watched butterflies be released in my Papa’s honor. From there we went and took many pictures with Chad Pilster. It was an amazing day, and without everyone dressed in the styles and colors we choose, it wouldn’t have come together so perfectly.

Kelly’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5914 in Ivory Lace and Indigo satin, purchased from The Collection Bridal , in Winter Park, FL

Chad Pilster  http://www.pilsterphotography.net/

Ken and April

New Orleans, LA, United States
Interestingly enough, my husband and I met on Match.Com and the rest is history! We had a fall wedding in the “Big Easy” New Orleans, Louisiana. Our ceremony was held at Popp Fountain in the beautiful City Park and our reception was held at The Van Benthuysen Elms Mansion and Gardens. Keeping up with New Orleans tradition, we had our Second Line immediately after our reception down the infamous Bourbon St. This was the best day of our lives!

April’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5182 in Nior Luminescent Chiffon, purchased from Bella Bridesmaids , in Baton Rouge, LA

Steve Randon  http://www.steverandon.com

Philip and Melissa

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/

Matthew and Lydia

Milwaukee, WI, United States
Lydia & Matthew were married June 18, 2011 at St. John the Evangelist church in downtown Milwaukee. After the ceremony, the wedding party traveled around town taking in one of Milwaukee’s beautiful summer days. Followed by a tented reception at Lake Park Bistro.

Lydia’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5001 in Midnight Silky Taffeta, purchased from Bliss Bridal , in Brookfield, WI


The McCartneys Photography  http://www.meetthemccartneys.com/

The McCartneys Blog  http://themccartneysblog.com/2011/07/lydia-matt-milwaukee-wedding/

Carm and Nicole

Palmetto, GA, United States
We were married at Serenbe, a sustainable farm resort in rural Georgia. We rented the entire resort to create an intimate weekend affair for our guests with many scheduled activities. The weather was flawless. The ceremony was held in a field under a fully bloomed lilac tree while a classical guitar played. I was barefoot, carried peonies, and wore a birdcage veil. The reception was under an open-air lakefront pavilion with an 8-piece Motown band. A firework show finished the night. My dog was in the wedding and wore a flower made from lace from my gown.
Nicole wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8763 , purchased from The Poinsett Bride , in Greenville, South Carolina
Nicole’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5002 , style 5064 , style 5030 , style 5021 , and Lazaro Bridesmaids dress style 3034 , all in Pear silky taffeta.

Twin Hearts Photography  http://www.twinheartsphotography.com
Gloriosa  http://gloriosa-atlanta.com
Serenbe  http://www.serenbeinn.com

Derek and Sarah

Vero Beach, FL, United States
Derek and I met a few years ago after being set-up by an unusual matchmaker…his mom. After three years of dating long distance, we couldn’t have been more excited to get married. I am from a small town in East Texas and he grew up in Charlotte, N.C., but we knew we wanted to get married in Vero Beach, FL. Derek and I wanted to have a full weekend of celebrations and provide a mini beach vacation for all of our guests.
Sarah wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8912 , and Sarah’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5002 in Raspberry Silky Taffeta

Angel Gray  angelgrayphotography.com

Robert and Marissa

Rockleigh, NJ, United States
It was love at first sight and 2 years later we tied the knot. We had a beautiful wedding at The Rockleigh in New Jersey. We had a garden ceremony as the bride always dreamed of. Our colors were eggplant purple and pops of gold. My bridesmaids wore beautiful eggplant silky taffeta dresses. The day was shared with our closest friends and family and it was absolutely perfect.

Marissa’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9025 , style 9045 , style 9043 , Jim Hjelm Occasions Bridesmaids dresses style 5054 , style 5055 , and Lazaro Bridesmaids dress style 3032 , all in Eggplant silky taffeta.

Rick Helman  www.rickhelmanphoto.com
Diana Gould  http://site.dianagouldltd.com/
Play by Play Faze 4 Orchestras  www.faze4.com

Kevin and Ashley

Horsham, PA, United States
Kevin and I got married on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at The Manor House at Commonwealth in Horsham, Pennsylvania. I knew I wanted to do a green, but nothing too dark or too bright. The girls dresses worked wonderfully with the pink we also incorporated into the colors and silky taffeta was cool for the summer and almost had a pretty shimmer to it.

Ashley’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5068 in Pear Silky Taffeta, purchased from Park Avenue Bridal , in Verona, NJ

Gary Nevitt  http://www.clairpruett.com/
The Manor House at Commonwealth  http://www.commonwealthmanor.com/

Chris and Karrie

Orlando, FL, United States
Once upon a time, there was a boy name Chris & a girl named Karrie. They decided to get married in a magical place known as Disney World. After saying their “I dos” in view of the famous Cinderella’s Castle, guests were escorted to a cocktail hour in ECPOT which provided an amazing view of the fireworks show exploding over the skies after which a grand reception with a formal dinner was held. The night ended at one stroke past midnight after an evening of wining, dining and dancing and as the fairy tale goes… they lived happily ever after.

Karrie’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5952 in Melon chiffon, purchased from CC’s Boutique , in St. Petersburg, FL

BinaryFlips  http://www.binaryflips.com

Ryan and Blair

Columbus, IN, United States
Blair’s bridesmaids looked tres chic wearing all black, floor length gowns accented with amazing vintage inspired necklaces that Blair carefully selected.

Blair’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions dresses style 5138 , purchased from Faccio Bridal , in Franklin, TN

Stacy Able Photography  http://www.stacyable.com
Morgan Banks of Ashley Weddings and Events  http://www.ashleyweddingsandevents.com/
Kat Sterrett  http://www.katmakeupart.com

Anthony and Caterina

Syracuse, NY, United States
Tony and I were married on a beautiful spring day, May 1st, 2010. We anticipated cool weather, maybe even snow, and instead got 82 degrees and sunny! The tulips and cherry blossoms were beautiful.
The whole color scheme of our wedding was based off the ad for the Jim Hjelm Ocassions Bridesmaids dresses they ended up wearing. Pink and white flowers, ivory and gold and the beautiful dresses in my favorite color. The day, the venue and the dresses couldn’t have been more perfect!

Caterina’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5772 , purchased from New York Bride, in Syracuse, NY

Genevieve Fridley  http://www.genphotos.com/

Chris and Katie

Townsend, TN, United States
My husband and I picked our venue, the Lily Barn, first, and after that everything fell into place. We wanted the flowers to feel a little bit wild like Tennessee and the attire to feel a little bit vintage like the barn. My ’30s-inspired lace sheath by Lazaro hit just the right note of old world romance and elegance. I loved that I wore the same designer as my older sister had to her wedding. It felt like a tradition worth building.

Katie wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3818 , and Katies bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5004 and style 5058 both in cornflower chiffon

Tara Kneiser of Dixie Pixel Photography  http://www.dixiepixelphoto.com
Leah McCall of Whimsical Gatherings  http://www.whimsicalgatherings.com

Vikas and Jennifer

New York, NY, United States
Vikas and Jennifer had a traditional catholic ceremony at a church on Park Avenue in the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York City. Afterwards, they celebrated with family and friends at an evening reception at the Central Park Boathouse. The room was decorated with many candles and flowers of different shades of purple and provided a very “New York” atmosphere for their out of town guests to enjoy. The highlight of their reception was the live band, that had every guest out on the dance floor for most of the evening.The bridesmaids dresses were Lazaro, LZ3041. The dress was tranquil and the sash was plum.

Jennifer wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3002 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal New York, New York.

Jennifer’s bridesmaids wore Lazaro bridesmaids dresses style 3041 , purchased from RK Bridal New York, New York.

Marco Ricca  http://www.marcoriccaphotography.com/
Hank Lane Music  http://www.hanklane.com
Christ Fig Productions  http://www.chrisfig.com

Devin and Ashley

Chatham, Ontario, Canada
My husband and I wanted our wedding to be look and feel very natural. We planned everything down to the last detail. It was my maid of honor that actually found this dress; it was the first piece to the puzzle. We loved the green as we were having an outdoor wedding and wanted to incorporate those natural colors into our wedding. The dresses looked amazing on the girls and awesome in photos. The best part is that the girls will be able to wear the dresses again as they don’t look like the typical bridesmaid dress.

Ashley’s Bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5957 , purchased from Ritche Bridal in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

The Last Forty Percent  http://www.lastfortypercent.com/

Luke and Nichole

Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
After only 3 dates, I knew my husband was “the one” and were engaged about 5 months later! When I first went dress shopping I was not expecting to find my dream dress on my first trip, but then there it was. The third dress I tried on was the silk duchess satin Alvina Valenta soft fluted gown and I just knew. Next, I found a brooch to match both my style & my dress. Then I felt complete, knowing I would look & feel both beautiful & stylish for my special day!

Nichole wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9960, and her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5776, both purchased from Angela’s Bridal in Albany, New York.

Clark + Walker  http://www.clarkwalkerstudio.com/

David and Jessica

Paradise Valley, AZ, United States
Dave and I had a “destination wedding” in my hometown, Phoenix, Arizona. We were married at Saint Mary’s Basilica in downtown Phoenix and then held the reception at the Sanctuary Resort on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley which was also where all of our guests stayed during the wedding weekend.

Jessica wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8002, purchased from Destiny’s Bride in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Jessica’s Bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5050 with a fabric change to Silky Taffeta.

Melissa Jill  www.melissajill.com

William and Mallory

Charlotte, NC, United States
William and I had a year and half engagement which gave me more than enough time to plan my perfect wedding. I scoured magazines and blogs for inspiration. After doing much research I learned: I love glamour and glitz, I love draping, I love the colors black, gray, blush and ivory, I love big flower arrangements and I love ruffles and bows. Fashion is a passion of mine so searching for bridesmaid’s dresses with my mom and maid of honor was a blast. After months of trying on many dresses we discovered the stunning graphite Jim Hjelm dress. Perfection.

Mallory’s Bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions dress style 5069, purchased from New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kristin Vining  http://www.kristinvining.com/

T.J. and Rebecca

East Greenwich, RI, United States
Rebecca Tull and TJ Guarino met in 2007. TJ asked for Rebecca’s hand while in PR for her brother’s wedding. After closing on their home TJ proposed. As part of the celebration the couple spent the 4th of July week with family and friends in Newport, RI. On July 9th Rebecca and TJ were married at Our Lady of Mercy Church in East Greenwich, RI. An incredible reception at the Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown followed. Rebecca and TJ honeymooned in Santorini, Greece. They live in West Boylston, MA with their two dogs Beau and Bella.Bridemaid dresses were in varying styles, three in wine, and four in sage, all the dupioni fabric.

Rebecca wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8800, purchased from Country weddings in Hingham, Massachusetts. Her bridal party wore various JLM Couture bridesmaids styles including style 5051, style 5114, style 5009, style 5104 and her maid of honor wore style 3021

Michael Sparks Keegan  http://www.keeganphoto.com/
Ra-Mu and the Crew  http://www.ramuandthecrewweddings.com/
Danielson Flowers  http://www.danielsonflowers.com/

Rich and Abby

Philadelphia, PA, United States

My husband, Rich, and I got married on May 28, 2011 in Philadelphia. Luckily, we had a gorgeous day because my parents had worked for months to make their backyard look like paradise and they succeeded! It was the perfect setting to take pictures with my bridal party before leaving for the church. It just so happened that BOTH dresses were Jim Hjelm! It was obvious I was naturally drawn to the style. My wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses complimented each other perfectly.
Abby wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8007, purchased from Bridals by Danielle in Philadelphia, PA.
Her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occassions style 5030 in raspberry, purchased from Country Way Bridal in Haddonfield, NJ.

Philip Gabriel Photography  http://www.philipgabriel.com

Keaton and Carrie

Flat Rock , NC, United States
Keaton and I grew up in North Carolina, went to the same college at the same time, but didn’t meet until a few years after we both moved to NYC. I wore a gorgeous Lazaro gown that I am still in love with and my girls got to choose from various JLM bridesmaids styles all in the same fabric and color. We just celebrated our third anniversary and the memories of that day still make us smile as much as ever, it was perfect.
Bridesmaids dress styles include Occasions 5801 & 5713, Alvina Valenta 9846, and Lazaro 3727.
Photographer: Woodward & Rick Photography www.woodwardandrick.com
Video: Carrie and Keaton’s wedding video by Four Seasons Films

Darko and Andrea

Burlington, Ontario, Canada
I can honestly say that my wedding gown found me… my wedding gown was the first and only dress I tried on. The minute I had it on I just knew “this was the dress for me”. The luxurious fabric and delicate embroidery was so unique, yet had a traditional look with a modern edge to it. I can only describe it as “romantic” and that became the theme for my wedding.
The bride wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8962.

Rachelle Rousseau  http://www.rachellerousseau.ca