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Joseph and Lauryn

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05/26/2013
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!

Lauryn wore Jim Hjelm style 8063 purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City.

Matt Ramos Photography  http://www.mattramosphotography.com/

Paul and Alicea

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09/22/2012
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.

Alicea wore Jim Hjelm style 8061 purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City.

Tina Markoe  http://www.tinamarkoephotography.com/
Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May  http://www.capemaybeachwedding.com/

Jason Parker and Dina Natale

09/28/2013
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.

Dina wore Jim Hjelm Style 8203 purchased from Susan Deborah Bridal in Rochester, New York.

Kate Spencer Photography  http://katespencerphotography.com/index2.php

Jason and Lindsay

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03/28/2014
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.

Lindsay wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8319 purchased from Serendipity Bridal in Austin, Texas.

Bill Peary Photography  http://www.pearyphotography.com/index2.php

Brent and Cherie

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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

Rawiri and Christina

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06/29/2013
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!

Christina wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8214 purchased from JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood, California.

Duke Khodaverdian  www.dukeimages.com
Susan Tosounian  www.especially4youevents.com

Wes and Alexandra

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Nashville, AL, United States
Wes and Alexandra met at work and have been inseparable every since!

Alexandra wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8211 , purchased from The Bride Room in Nashville, Tennessee.

Erick Anderson  http://www.eafoto.com/

Jason and Melissa


09/22/2012
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

Melissa wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8211 .

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

Eric and Beth


10/27/2013
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.

Beth wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8108 , purchased from Le Jeune Mariee in Worthington, OH.

Stephanie’s Creations  http://www.stephaniescreationsphotography.com/

Patrick and Alexandra


10/06/2012
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.

Bryan Swisher Photography  http://www.bryanswisher.com
Antonette White  http://www.AntonetteWhite.com

David and Becca


09/01/2012
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.

Becca wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8103 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, NY.

Inku Yo  http://www.inkuphoto.com/

Alex and Kristin


05/24/2012
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.

Kristin wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8051 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, NY.

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

Joseph and Kristina


07/14/2012
Ottawa, Canada
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.

Kristina wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8156 , purchased from Mia Bridal Co. in Ottawa, Ontario.

Photolux  http://www.photoluxstudio.com/

Thomas and Christine


07/14/2012
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!

Christine wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8057 , purchased from The Bridal Garden in West Marlton, New Jersey.

John Arcara Photography  http://www.johnarcara.com
Thomas Knoell  http://www.thomasknoell.com
Rose Petals & Lace  http://www.rosepetalsandlace.com

Gregory and Kerry


06/08/2012
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, United States

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!

Kerry wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8962 , purchased from Maria’s Bridal Couture in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan.

Kate Lees  http://www.kblphotography.carbonmade.com
GlassAction!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/GlassAction

Eddie and Frances


06/09/2012
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.

Frances wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8156 , her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5154 in Raspberry silky taffeta, purchased from Allegria Bridal in Belmont, MA.

Katie Hall  http://katiehallphoto.com/
Blooms of Hope  http://bloomsofhopefloral.com/
The Villa  http://www.saphireeventgroup.com/venues/the-villa/

Andrew and Erin


07/07/2012
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.

Erin wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8011 , purchased from Destiny’s Bride in Scottsdale, AZ.

JMK Photos  http://www.jmk-photos.com/2012/07/erin-andrew-charlottesville-wedding.html

Tim and Virginia


06/02/2012
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!

Virginia wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8663 ,purchased from Mariella Creations , in Rocky Hill, CT.

A Simple Photograph  http://simplephoto.ca/
Italy Weddings  http://www.italyweddings.com/

George and Krystal


01/28/2012
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!

Krystal wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8763 ,purchased from The Wedding Bell , in Okemos, Michigan.

Bradley Fraser  http://www.bradleyfraser.com/

Brendan and Jenna


07/31/2011
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

Jere Visalli  http://www.visalli.com/
Vanda  http://vandafloral.com/

Ben and Emily


10/08/2011
Great Diamond Island, ME, United States
The combination of weather with a season may often invigorate a highly simplistic atmosphere by mere fact that the marriage of these elements is unique. Our wedding was just such an event. How often do you experience a warm day at the beach in union with an exploding aura of fall foliage? Our guess is that days like this are one in a million, specially reserved for outdoor weddings like ours. Classic, nautical colors with a touch of autumn flair created a cohesive blend between the participants and the natural cathedral in which we were married.

Emily wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8109 , personalized with an added strap. Purchased from Serendipity Bridal , in Austin, TX

Claire McCormack  http://www.clairemccormack.com

Kerry and Tiffany


06/25/2011
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Dress shopping started with a million wedding magazines looking for a dress to compliment my garden wedding. Then I saw it “the” Jim Hjelm dress it was absolutely perfect. I wanted to see if my Mom loved it too. I did not say a word about the dress, but left the magazine out for her to look through. She loved the same dress!!
After several trips to Destiny’s Bride in Scottsdale, Arizona, Kerry and I were married in a beautiful garden ceremony at Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 25, 2011.

Tiffany wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8002 , Purchased from Destiny’s Bride , in Scottsdale, AZ

Swensen Photography  http://swensenphotography.com/

Daniel and Lindsay


07/30/2011
Richmond, TX, United States
The most important things to Daniel and me when we set out to plan our wedding were that the Ceremony was about the Lord and that the reception was a big celebration. Briscoe Manor is a good distance from where each of our parents live, but we fell in love with it anyway. We loved the rustic, yet beautiful look and that the chapel and the reception hall are both on site. Also, I had always dreamed of getting married in a chapel that was completely full. So, the venue was absolutely perfect for our wedding.
I really wanted there to be personal touches throughout the wedding so that it was a true representation of us.
We felt like having close friends and family involved in the ceremony would be a good place to start. My mom’s brother is a pastor, so it was extra special to have him marry us. Also, close friends did almost all of the ceremony music. Both Daniel and I wanted to honor our grandparents that have passed away. So, on my bouquet I had by grandmother’s broach and Daniel’s grandfather’s wedding ring tied to it. We also had to have a “BU” ice sculpture at the reception; after all it is where we met! Plus, Daniel worked for the Baylor football team and I was a cheerleader, so the loyalty runs deep.
My wonderful wedding planner suggested in passing the idea of having my bridesmaids hold umbrellas in some pictures, rather than bouquets. It’s something a little different… and kept off some of the heat from taking pictures outside in July!
I also did a lot of little DIY projects such as making signs, bags, and wreaths. It was really fun to see those touches the day of the wedding and knowing that I had made them!
Each detail of the wedding was so important to me. And yes, I did make myself (and everyone else around me) crazy. But, when I think about our wedding and look back at pictures, it was truly perfect for us. It was the wedding of both of our dreams, but we also felt so much love and support from all the family and friends that were there to show support and celebrate with us. We feel like we accomplished both of our goals: honoring the Lord and having a lot of fun!

Lindsay wore a Jim Hjelm bridal gown, Purchased from Weddings by Debbie, in Katy, TX


J. Cogliandro Photography  http://www.jc2photo.com/#/page/3c95/main/

Dodger and Clarissa


08/27/2011
San Clemente, CA, United States
This was the second dress I tried on, and it was the last. The dress is beautiful and it matched perfectly with our Spanish style wedding. Most memorable day with the love of my life.

Clarissa wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8011 , Purchased from Here Comes the Bride , in San Diego, CA

Joielala  http://www.joielala.com
Casa Romantica  http://casaromantica.org/index.html
The Vine’s Leaf  http://www.thevinesleaf.com/