Bridesmaid and Special Occasion Dresses
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!
Genevieve Fridley http://www.genphotos.com/
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.
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.
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.
The Last Forty Percent http://www.lastfortypercent.com/
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!
Clark + Walker http://www.clarkwalkerstudio.com/
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.
Melissa Jill www.melissajill.com
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.
Kristin Vining http://www.kristinvining.com/
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
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
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
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