Dover, FL, United States
Patrick and I met our freshman year of college in London, England. We were friends for many years, and on my birthday (almost a year ago!) he proposed! Our wedding was supposed to be small, my dress was supposed to be small, my bridal party was supposed to be small…but it was all big. We had a winter theme in sunny Florida, just a few days before Christmas. The day was wintry, rustic and most of all, magical. It was an honor to get to celebrate our love with all of the most important people in our lives.
Scarsdale, NY, United States
Our wedding was everything we could have asked for! And my dress was perfect– it was the first dress I tired on and I knew it was my dream dress. The perfect mix of romantic and modern, I felt like this dress was made for me.
Washington, DC, United States
We got married at the Carnegie Library in Washington, DC. The vintage and romantic feel of the all lace Jim Hjelm gown went perfectly with our location and theme.
Susan Hornyak https://www.susanhornyak.com
Key West , FL, United States
Courtney and I were married on November 3, 2012 at Sunset Key Guest Cottages a Westin Resort in Key West Florida. (our favorite place on earth!) A romantic beach wedding was the feel we were after. Lace, navy blue, pale pinks, and starfish were incorporated throughout our wedding. Our favorite part of our wedding was the cocktail hour on a catamaran during sunset. A perfect day in paradise if you ask us.
Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
Soon after becoming engaged, I visited a bridal salon to try on dresses just for fun. We were more than 2 years from our wedding date and so the appointment was simply to celebrate the engagement. I chose a Jim Hjelm dress to try on first and I knew the moment I put the gown on that it was my wedding dress. Twenty-two months later, I married Joe in my beautiful Jim Hjelm gown that was everything I never knew I wanted for my wedding dress!
Matt Ramos Photography http://www.mattramosphotography.com/
Cape May, NJ, United States
I have been going to Cape May every summer since I was a little girl, so it is very special to me. Our venue, The Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May provided a naturally beautiful venue to gather family and friends and inspired our nautical theme. We then added our own preppy finishing touches.
My gown was the capstone of the preppy, nautical look. I had so many people say that the gown was a true representation of me, but in gown form. It was so unique, but classic at the same time.
Rochester, NY, United States
Our wedding day was perfection. From the golf course, the weather with sun shining down on us, and our friends/family surrounding us. My dress was a fantasy and I want to thank Jim Hjelm and Susan Deborah in Rochester, NY for making my dream come true.
Kate Spencer Photography http://katespencerphotography.com/index2.php
Dripping Springs, TX, United States
Wedding Beneath Grand and Mystical Ancient Oaks in Central Texas.
Named Sacred Oaks to honor the space’s remarkable outdoor ceremony site, nature surrounded our family and friends as the sun was setting on Camp Lucy. The ancient oaks enveloped with thousands of perfect, tiny lights, created a truly magical spot for my husband and I to pledge our love for one another.
Bill Peary Photography http://www.pearyphotography.com/index2.php
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.
Skysight Photography www.skysightphotography.com
Universal City, CA, United States
Our wedding was a dream come true! We loved the idea of having a romantic and traditional wedding. Our colors were a classic ivory – ivory linens, roses, orchids, dance floor – with accents of gold – gold chiavari chairs, chargers, table number frames. Our focus was to incorporate USC, where we met, and both the New Zealand and Armenian cultures. When I saw this Jim Hjelm gown, I knew that was the dress for me. After meeting the very sweet and talented designer, Francesa, it was a done deal! It was the most wonderful day that we will never forget!
Erick Anderson http://www.eafoto.com/
Charleston, SC, United States
Jason and I got married at Lowndes Grove Plantation on 9.22.12. We incorprated both Southern Chic with modern New York designs to incorprate my southern upbringing with his New York lifestyle. Our wedding was focused on the details. Our custom “B” monogram and invitation design was transposed onto the cake, the dance floor, and even fabrics that lined the bars and tied the cocktail tables. FAVORITE MOMENT- we did a trash the dress photo shoot the morning after our big day
Jennnifer Bearden http://jenniferbearden.com/weddings/melissa-jason-are-married-lowndes-grove-wedding/
Lizz Akerman of Southern Protocol http://southernprotocol.com/
LifeStage Films http://www.lifestagefilms.com/?s=jason+and+melissa
Columbus , OH, United States
Eric and I met on business in Kansas City, we kept in touch. After long trips to Columbus OH and Chicago IL- where Eric is from. We decided to take the next step and move closer to one another. After a year of living together we decided to take the next step- Eric got down on one Knee in Chicago IL and asked me to Marry him. Of course I said Yes and we got married on his birthday on 11/27/12.
Stephanie’s Creations http://www.stephaniescreationsphotography.com/
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.
Woodbury, NY, United States
David and I met on a trip to Israel. From the very first day we met, it was obvious that we were going to share something special. Four years later, we were engaged and I was searching for THE dress. I knew this was the one when Francesca herself gave me some tips and helped me pick it out! My mother sewed an embellishment on the side and it was perfect. We got married Labor Day Weekend, near my hometown on Long Island with our friends and family by our sides.
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Our wedding took place at the historic St. Ann’s Church in Hoboken, NJ. This location represented both my Italian heritage and the years that Alex and I lived in Hoboken together. The reception was held at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ. The ultra-modern decor of the Westmount fit perfectly with the upbeat vibe that we envisioned for our wedding. I have a very large Italian-American family and Alex has a very large Colombian family, so great food and music were priorities. By the end of the night all of our expectations had been surpassed.
Brad Ross Photography http://www.bradross.net
St. Ann’s Church http://www.st-annchurch.com
SCE Event Group http://sceeventgroup.com
Expert Makeup Artistry by Lauren http://www.expertmakeupartistry.com
Our big italian wedding was the best day of my life. It was a very hot July day and with over 400 guests, I was definitely nervous. When I put on my Jim Hjelm dress I felt so beautiful and comfortable that my nerves faded away. The dress was me. I knew it from the moment I first put it on. Everything about it from the low cut back, sweetheart neckline, flower belt with swarovski crystals, bow at the back and the silk organza swirls- a modern twist to lace which I love. A magical dress for a magical day.
Warren, NJ, United States
Our wedding was perfect! Tom and I got married on a hot day in the summer. Our ceremony took place at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in Metuchen, NJ where we both unknowingly made our First Communion together! Our reception was beautiful at The Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, NJ. My dress was absolutely amazing and I felt beautiful in it!
My first time dress shopping turned out to be my last! I went with my sister to a one-day sample sale. Right away, I was drawn to one of the dresses on the rack. Even though I had looked at tons of pictures I had never seen one quite like it, and I fell in love with the circular patterns on the bodice. I also wanted to add a vintage touch to the modern design, and a vintage inspired sash made the perfect accent. My mom was shocked when I called her to tell her the search was over. She did not even know it had started! Finding the dress made planning the wedding so much easier. It cemented our vision of a modern-themed wedding with retro touches. Anytime I needed inspiration, I just thought about how my Jim Hjelm gown stole my heart that day!
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/
Charlottesville, VA, United States
Growing up, I was not the girl who daydreamed about my perfect wedding but when the love of my life asked me to marry him after 7 years of dating, the ideas and the creativity started flowing! The key for me was creating a day that would be true to us as a couple. The vision for that day began to unfold after finding the PERFECT dress. My style and personality fits so well with Jim Hjelm’s designs, and JH8011 was the perfect centerpiece for the perfect wedding. It was a day I will never forget.
San Gimignano, Italy
Tim and I knew we wanted a small and intimate wedding focused on that which was most important to us: family, friends and food! We knew Italy would be the perfect place to exchange our vows, surrounded by the rolling Tuscan hills, and a bounty of magnificent food and wine. We were married within the magical walled medieval town of San Gimignano in the heart of Tuscany, followed by a garden reception on the grounds of a 17th century Villa. I knew that my Jim Hjelm dress was the perfect one for me the instant I saw it. The vintage feel of my gown fit in perfectly with the historic surroundings. iIt was also incredibly comfortable which made it perfect for dancing!
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
My husband and I were married at Cabo Azul Resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico on January 28th, 2012. We honestly had the best week of our lives there! 50 of our closest family and friends came down from all over the United States to celebrate with us. I absolutely LOVED my dress, especailly on the day of the wedding when everything else was done. At the end of the night, I didn’t want to take it off… It was definitely the perfect dress for me!
Bradley Fraser http://www.bradleyfraser.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