JLM Weddings

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Jim Hjelm

Marc and Danielle


Bronx, NY, United States
We love animals and being from The Bronx, knew that The Bronx Zoo would be our fairy tale wedding venue. We knew the moment we first visited the zoo that it was the perfect place to get married. We had a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. Our reception and bridal party colors played on the peacock color scheme as the zoo is known to have roaming peacocks. Our wedding was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined it would be.

Danielle wore Jim Hjelm style 8416 purchased from Wedding Atelier in New York, NY.

Uplift Photography  http://upliftphotography.com/

Spencer and Lindsey


Tampa, FL, United States
Spencer and Lindsey met through mutual friends and only after 3 months of dating, knew they’ve found the answer to their prayers: a life-long partner. Lindsey as the creative in the relationship, Spencer as the entertainer, they wanted their guests to feel and experience these passions from the gold foil invitations, to the midnight Taco Bell surprise snacks. The modern, but vintage, winter garden theme came to life after seeing their venue, a restored theatre. Lindsey fell in love with her dress after experiencing the emotion she felt when she knew her deceased grandmother would have chosen it.

Lindsey wore Jim Hjelm style 8214 purchased from The White Magnolia in Tamps, FL.

Elicia Bryan Photography  http://eliciabryan.com/
Lindsay Does Makeup  http://www.lindsaydoesmakeup.com/
Uliana Pakskina  https://salonlofts.com/uliana_pakskina

Danny and Emily

Wailea, HI, United States
We wanted an intimate stress-free wedding and we knew the best way to accomplish that was to have a destination wedding. Maui was the perfect choice for so many reasons. Our 43 guests enjoyed a 3-day celebration at the gorgeous Andaz Resort, which begin with a welcome reception and ended with a farewell breakfast, equipped with a full rainbow backdrop. The main event took place on the Andaz lawns, with the ocean sunset framing the event to perfection. The location, our family, friends and every single wedding detail made this one of our best days!

Emily wore Jim Hjelm style 8214 purchased from Mon Amie Bridal in Costa Mesa, CA.
Pacific Dream Photography  http://www.pacificdreamphotography.com

David and Lindsey


Steamboat Springs, CO, United States
Since we met, Steamboat, CO has always held a special place in our heart. Given that, we knew it was where we should marry. The scenery was unbelievable and the day everything we had been dreaming of. I knew my dress was the one from the minute I tried it on. A bit unexpected for the location, but so very “me.

Lindsey wore Jim Hjelm style 8315 purchased from De Ma Fille in Fort Worth, TX.

Doug Treiber Photography  www.DougTreiber.com
Lindsey Grannis  www.weddingsinsteamboat.com
Mannequin  www.mannequintheband.com

Andrew and Casey


Defiance, MO, United States
After a long 3 year engagement due to schooling, Andrew and I were finally married on a beautiful spring day and it was more than we could have ever imagined. Our day was filled with family, friends, good food, dancing, and lots of love. My dress was so unique and beautiful. It fit our spring vineyard wedding perfectly. It was a day that we will always cherish.

Casey wore Jim Hjelm style 8413 purchased from Love Couture Bridal in Potomac, MD.

Laurie Schuetter of Elle Rose Photography  http://ellerosephoto.com/
MarryMe Flowers  http://www.marrymeflowers.net/default.html
Chandler Hill Vineyards  http://www.chandlerhillvineyards.com/

Brian and Bridget

The Dress

Philadelphia, PA, United States
I saw my dress on the JLM website and called every store until I found it. Once I tried it on, I knew it was the perfect dress for me – the jeweled neckline, open back and fit and flare shape were everything I envisioned! The bridesmaid dresses were by Noir by Lazaro. I loved that the Alencon lace on their dresses matched my dress. The bridesmaids wore NZ3237 in graphite.

Bridget wore Jim Hjelm style 8350 purchased from LaBella Moda in Conshohocken, PA.

MK Photo  http://www.mkphoto.com

Patrick and Alessandra

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.

Alessandra wore Jim Hjelm style 8364 purchased from Solutions Bridal in Orlando, FL.

Terri Zollinger  http://terrizollinger.com/
Cross Creek Ranch  http://crosscreekranchfl.com/
Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup Group  http://www.destinyandlight.com/

Christopher and Regina


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.

Regina wore Jim Hjelm style 8214 purchased at Jaehee Bridal in Englewood, New Jersey.

Monika Eisenbart

Russell and Michal

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.

Michal wore Jim Hjelm style 8252 purchased from Garnish Boutique in Baltimore, Maryland.

Susan Hornyak  https://www.susanhornyak.com

Courtney and Allison

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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.

Allison wore Jim Hjelm style 8763 purchased from JaeHee Bridal in Englewood, New Jersey.

Shannon Griffin  http://miamorefoto.com
Sunset Key Guest Cottages  http://www.westinsunsetkeycottages.com

Joseph and Lauryn

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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

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

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



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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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