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Brent and Cherie

SMITH 333

09/14/2013
Uniontown, PA, United States
Cherie and Brent’s wedding took place on September 14, 2013 at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church with a reception following at the stunning Willow Room. The wedding was a dream come true and they both feel so blessed and thankful! Bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta.

Cherie wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8302 purchased from Bridal Beginning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Cherie’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta Maids bridesmaid dresses style 9226

Skysight Photography www.skysightphotography.com

Greg and Carissa


03/01/2013
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.

Carissa wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9161 , Carissa’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaid dress style 9128 in black dupioni, purchased from The White Flower in San Diedo, CA.

Noel Del Pilar  http://www.noeldelpilar.com
Myrna Serrano  http://www.mserranoevents.com
Hotel El Convento  http://www.elconvento.com

Anthony and Jordan


01/20/2013
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!

Jordan wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9200 , Jordan’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaid dress style 9224 in Graphite organza, purchased from Cristina’s Bridal in Andover, MA.

Benoit & McCarthy Photography;  http://www.benoit-mccarthy.com
Katrina Hess  http://www.katrinahess.com
I Do On-Site Hair and Makeup  http://www.idoweddinghairnewengland.com

Warren and Amanda


11/02/2012
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!

Amanda’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaid dress style 9265 , style 9221 , style 9273 , style 9267 , and Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaid dress style 5169 and style 5170 in Purple Mikado.

Michael Bambino & Co.  http://www.michaelbambino.com
Hyde Park Bridal  http://www.hydeparkbridal.com
Courtney Lambert  http://courtenaylambert.com

Bob and Mindy


09/01/2012
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.

Jill Person: Person + Killian Photography  http://www.personkillian.com/
Michele Bernard Wedding Events  http://www.michelebernard.com/

Dave and Meg


08/06/2011
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.

Meg’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9046 in Blush Chiffon,purchased from Here Comes the Bridesmaids in New York, NY.

Gulnara Samoilova  http://www.gulnarastudio.com
Poppies & Posies  http://www.poppiesandposies.com

John and Katie


07/07/2012
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.

Alison White  http://www.alisonwhitephotography.com/
Rachael Gardner  http://www.crestedbutteevents.com/
The Woods Walk  http://cblandtrust.org/

Michael and Kaitlyn



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.

Kaitlyn wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9105 , her bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9128 in Black Dupioni, purchased from Kleinfeld’s , in New York, New York.

John Bocolo
Gabelli Studio  http://www.gabellistudio.com

Robert and Amy


09/10/2011
Philadelphia, PA, United States
We planned our wedding in Philadelphia because we love the classic beauty of the city. We got ready at the Omni Hotel at Independence Park and had our wedding ceremony at 2:30 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on 3rd and Pine streets. Our reception was held at The Down Town Club at 6th and Chestnut streets later that evening, overlooking Independence Hall. We honeymooned in the South of France for the three weeks following our wedding.

Amy wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3051 , purchased from Jaehee Birdal Atelier , in Englewood, NJ and Amy’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9947 , in Silver Tissue Taffeta.

Marie Labbancz  http://www.artoflove.com
Whipped Bakeshop  http://www.whippedbakeshop.com
Robertson’s Flowers  http://robertsonsflowers.com