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Jesse and Cara


Holland, MI, United States
Jesse and I met in April 2013. My ride to Atlanta for the NCAA basketball national championship game fell through at the last minute. My cousin knew Jesse was planning on going around the same time and set it up for us to ride down together. We spent 6 hours in the car as complete strangers and from there we never looked back! Jesse proposed on Christmas day 2014. We got married on September 26th at the Felt Mansion in Holland, MI. Our family and friends traveled from all over to celebrate with us. It was the best day ever!

Cara wore Blush by Hayley Paige style 1450-River purchased from Couture Closet in La Grange, KY.

Cara’s Bridesmaids wore various Jim Hjelm Occasions styles.

Jenn Marie Photography  http://www.jennmariephoto.com
Merci Beaucoup Floral Design  http://www.mercibeaucoupfloral.com
White Dress Events  http://www.whitedressevents.com

Brian and Ashleigh


Highlands Ranch, CO, United States
Guests could find details of Ashleigh and Brian in everything — from the rustic, outdoor setting with glamorous, vintage details. Ashleigh and Brian wanted their wedding to feel like a fancy family BBQ with great food and a great party…and that’s exactly what they got. But the moment that stood out to Ashleigh and Brian more than any other moment during the celebration was when they were able to see each other for the first time.


Ashleigh wore Lazaro style 3415 purchased from The Bridal Collection in Centennial, CO.

Ashleigh’s bridemaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5424.

RebeccaMarie Photography  www.rebeccamariephotography.net
Isabelle Kline Design  www.isabelleklinedesign.com
Highlands Ranch Castle  highlandsranchmansion.com

Adam and Kelly


Notre Dame, IN, United States
We met in college. I went to Saint Mary’s College and Adam went to the University of Notre Dame, across the street. It only seemed natural that our wedding be where we met, fell in love, and our love story began. Our ceremony was in a chapel in the dorm I lived in on Saint Mary’s campus, and our reception was in a ballroom on the campus of Notre Dame. It was an elegant affair with a touch of sparkle through our jewelry, centerpieces, candles, and lighting. It was beautiful, emotional, and magical.

Kelly wore Hayley Paige style 6315-Guindon purchased from Bella Bianca in Chicago, IL.

Kelly’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5424

Josephiney Photography  http://www.josephineyphotography.com/
Morris Inn  http://morrisinn.nd.edu/
MichaelAngelos Events  http://michaelangelosevents.com/

Geoff and Ashlee


Wilmington, IL, United States
Geoff and Ashlee are a great couple because they are completely opposite, which their friends often make fun of them about. Their relationship is strong is that they support each other’s dreams and goals and push one another to achieve them. The couple married on a gorgeous day in September. The wedding ceremony took place at the St. Rose Catholic Church and the reception was outdoors in a clear top tent in the beautiful backyard of the home Ashlee grew up in. Ashlee and Geoff danced the night away with 250 of their dearest family members and friends. Bridesmaids:

Ashlee wore Lazaro style 3259 purchased from Volles Bridal Boutique in Lake Zurich, IL. Ashlee’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5357.

Lauren Wakefield  n-wakefield.com/
Samantha Wills Bridal  http://www.samanthawills.com/bridal.html

Andrew and Shea

Birmingham, AL, United States
While my husband is from Virginia and I’m from Philadelphia, he is currently stationed for the Army at Fort Rucker, AL and we wanted our wedding to have an elegant southern vibe to welcome our guests to Dixieland. Our ceremony took place on an outdoor terrace surrounded by fall-colored trees with breathtaking views overlooking the golf course at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Birmingham, Alabama. We went with a few different styles of dresses by Jim Hjelm Occasions, which undoubtedly stole the show when we were shopping for bridesmaid gowns!

Shea’s bridesmaids all wore Jim Hjelm Occasions styles purchased from Lady In Lace in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5378
Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5350
Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5379
Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5358 with belt style 382B

Breanna Fogg  http://www.breannafoggphotography.com/blog/sheaandrewrossbridgewedding/
Jackie Johns Florals  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jackie-Johns-Florals/260380324160449?ref=br_tf
DJ Jake “Bama” Battles (Chattanooga, TN)  https://www.facebook.com/JBEntertainmentCoordination

Robert and Emily

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Des Moines, IA, United States
My husband and I met 9 years ago in Mexico while enjoying our “Senior Spring Breaks” in High School. After years of long distance we moved to the same state where we got engaged and married! Our fairy tale wedding took place downtown Des Moines, Iowa on State Capitol grounds in front of a BEAUTIFUL monument! The location is really not meant for weddings but I was determined! The skyline views were breathtaking. Our reception was held in a historic venue and our guests danced the night away with station style food, cocktails and a live band. It was perfect.

Emily wore Tara Keely style 2258 purchased at Schaffer’s in West Des Moines, IA.

Emily’s Bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5359

Emily’s mother wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5305

Amy Allen  http://www.amyallenphoto.com/
Zart1312  http://www.zart1312.com
Something Chic Florals  http://www.somethingchicfloral.com/

Louis and Jacqueline


Massapequa Park, NY, United States
Our wedding was held on a rainy Fourth of July on Long Island, NY. However, it was still a beautiful day that was shared with family and friends.

Jacqueline’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5220 purchased from Bridal Reflections Carle Place, NY.

Studio 27  http://studio27photo.com
The Somerley  http://www.thefoxhollow.com/thesomerley/



NEWPORT, RI, United States
I wore a blush wedding dress and from the start I knew I wanted my bridal party in ivory. Jim Hjelm offered me the exact look I wanted. Everyone wore a different dress the same ivory color and I thought all my girls looked stunning!

Victoria’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions purchased from Alexandra’s in Fall River, MA and Anna’s Bridal in East Providence, RI.

Victorias bridesmaids included styles:
style 5305
style 5307
style 5424
style 5413
style 5324
style 5225
style 5303
style 5403

Long Haul Films  http://longhaulfilms.com/

Jordan and Megan




Norman, OK, United States
Our wedding was the best day! Everyone was relaxed and had a great time. My maids looked beautiful and the groomsmen were very handsome! My husband and I were so grateful to spend the day with our our wonderful friends and family who traveled from near and far to Norman, OK to bless and celebrate our marriage! It was a beautiful day with great weather! It was truly picture perfect!

Megan’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions dresses style 5069 and were purchased at Bella Bridesmaid in Shreveport, LA.

Kristina Gaines Photography, Inc.  http://www.kristinagainesphotography.com/


Joey and Susan


Libertyville, IL, United States
We were married on a beautiful day in June at a forest preserve in Libertyville, Illinois. It was so amazing getting to see everything come together after a year and a half of planning. One of the best moments of my day was after I was all done getting ready was the reaction on Joey’s face when I saw him for our first look before the ceremony. My dress fit in perfectly with the romantic and rustic vibe that the nature preserve gave. My bridesmaids wore a Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dress that tied everything together perfectly!

Susan wore Tara Keely style 2056 purchased from Volles Bridal Boutique in Lake Zurich, IL. Her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5357.

Adam LeSage Photography 

John and Megan

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Charleston, SC, United States
Charleston, SC was the perfect location for our southern outdoor wedding. The Jim Hjelm Ocassions dresses created the perfect look for our bridal party.

Megan’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5370 in pewter purchased from New York Bride and Groom in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dreampop Media

Matthew and Christine

Houston, TX, United States
Matt and I dated for 9 years before getting married. We wanted a classic wedding and while we planned to hold it outdoors nature had other plans. We embraced the pouring rain and had the wedding of our dreams.

Christine wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1000 , Christine’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaid dress style 5100 , style 5105 , style 5013 , style 5054 ,and style 5002 in Tea rose silky taffeta, purchased from Weddings by Debbie in Katy, TX.

Intandem  http://www.abicyclefortwo.com/
Dream Bouquet  http://www.dreambouquet.net/
The Parador  http://paradorhouston.com/main.html

Andrew and Kerribeth

Howell, NJ, United States
We were married on a warm summer afternoon in a Catholic Church surrounded by our loving family and friends. The theme of the wedding was ‘vintage glam’ and this was accented throughout the details and decor, from crystal earrings and bangles, pretty parasols, pink and off-white garden roses filled galvanized buckets to chandelier-like table centerpieces. Our reception was held at a Country Club, and while our guests enjoy the cocktail hour on a outdoor balcony overlooking the green, we enjoyed our alone time in the surrounding gardens. It truly was a dream come true.This was the fifth dress I tried on and I knew it was “the one”. I could just tell as soon as I stepped into it and I did not want to take it off! The crystal and bugle beaded bodice inspired me and became our theme throughout the wedding – as soon as I said “yes to the dress”! I selected the ivory silk ribbon and had my seamstress fold it over to make a thinner sash. I wanted to show off as much of the beautiful crystal bodice as I could! The sash definitely completed the look. My bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions dress style 5226. The luminescent chiffon really shimmered in the summer sun and my bridesmaids felt so comfortable in them. It was a win-win!

Kerribeth wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3063 , her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dress style 5226 in ballet luminescent chiffon, purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, NY.

Kalen Foley  http://www.kalenfoley.com
Ken Malagiere  http://www.narcissusflorals.com/

Warren and Amanda

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

Michael and Tinetta

North Canton, OH, United States
Mike & I met in college but didn’t start dating until I came back to The University of Akron for graduate school in 2007. We got to know each other better on a summer trip to Toronto and were inseparable since. He took me back to Toronto April 30, 2011 and proposed to me in a helicopter over the city. Our modern, glamorous wedding took place on September 28, 2012. This line was chosen for its style, sophistication and the variety of glamorous dresses for the bridesmaids to choose from. The theme of our wedding was inspired from the stylish show Gossip Girl and having a New York Designer helped that theme come alive!

Tinetta’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions dresses style 5129 , style 5977 , style 5040 , style 5128 , style 5038 , style 5984 ,and style 5236 in Noir Luminescent Chiffon, purchased from The Perfect Bride in Rocky River, OH.

Ken Love Photography  http://kenlovephotography.com
Wedding Hair of Ohio  http://www.weddinghairofohio.com
Elizabeth Synder  http://esnyderstylist.wix.com/esnydermakeupartist

Joseph and Kristin

Lombard, IL, United States
Joe and I met in college and after 7 years of dating, Joe proposed when we got home from our first vacation together in Punta Cana. Working at Bella Bianca Bridal you can bet I couldn’t wait to start trying on dresses. I was so lucky to have that magical dress moment with my mom, sister, co-workers, and Lazaro himself! I will never forget it. Our joyous and fun wedding was on beautiful summer day and was the best day of our lives. Marrying the love of my life in my gorgeous dress was a dream come true!

Kristin wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3213 , her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5100 with black silky taffeta skirts and a variety of raspberry, eggplant, and peackcock silky taffeta bodices, purchased from Bella Bianca in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Tony Anzelmo from Timothy Whaley & Associates  http://www.twaphoto.com
Total Image Bridal  http://www.totalimagebridal.com
Belmonte Florist  http://www.belmonteflorist.com

Bob and Mindy

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/

Michael and Jennifer

Nags Head, NC, United States
Jen and Mike were married on the beach in South Nags Head, NC with the reception in Manteo, NC. Even though they reside near Pittsburgh, PA, they chose the Outer Banks after several trips there with Jen’s family; the beauty of the natural beaches provided the perfect backdrop for an amazing day! Jen knew right away that she wanted a Lazaro gown, and it couldn’t have looked more beautiful paired with the raspberry Jim Hjelm bridesmaid dresses.

Jennifer wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3018 , her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5002 in raspberry silky taffeta, purchased from Bridal Beginning in Pittsburgh, PA.

Chris Bickford  http://www.chrisbickford.com/
Renee Landry  http://www.reneelandrystyle.com/
108 Budleigh  http://108budleigh.homestead.com/

Josh and Lindsay

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States
While planning our wedding at the Country Club at Mirasol, I knew I needed a dress that was glamorous and romantic, but also “me”. The minute I tried on this Lazaro gown, I knew it was the one. From the textured organza skirt to the bead encrusted bodice, it had everything I wanted in a wedding dress.

We had a sunset ceremony on a breezy day in November. Just before I walked down the aisle, it began to pour! Luckily, the rain passed and I made my way down the aisle in my gorgeous Lazaro gown. It was perfection!

Lindsay wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3063 , purchased from La Bella Moda in Conshohocken, PA. Her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5977 and style 5924 in black chiffon, purchased from Here Comes the Bridesmaid in New York, NY.

1313 Photography  http://www.1313photography.com
Tatjana Terzic  http://www.lookinglikeastar.com
Xquisite Events  http://www.xquisiteeventsfl.com/

Eddie and Frances

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/

Brendan and Jenna

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/

Jonathan and Anna

Leeds, AL, United States
Jonathan and I met at Mellow Mushroom Pizza one warm summer night through mutual friends from college and were inseparable ever since. We got married at a restored horse farm in Leeds, Alabama. The wedding had an old-time feel, pairing vintage china, cigar boxes, bird cages, and burlap with bright corals and soft peaches. Becoming the Birds meant we had to have a touch of a bird theme as well! The bridesmaids dresses were the perfect pop against a fairly neutral setting. It was truly our dream wedding!

Anna’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5104 in Sunset Dupioni, purchased from Bridesmaids Inc. , in Birmingham, Al

Crimson & Clover  http://crimsonandcloverphotos.com
Proper Measures  http://www.propermeasures.com
Cakes by Audrey  http://www.waterviewweddingsalabama.com

Kiel and Cydney

Littleton, CO, United States
Our wedding day was such a beautiful day. We decided to get married in the fall…with the fear of snow…we actually lucked out on weather. It was a beautiful sunny day with lots of wind, which didn’t stop us from having an amazing time! Our guests and wedding party were all so much fun and I couldn’t ever imagine anything better than our wedding day. It was truly a heartfelt wedding with all of our sweat, tears and heart poured into it. It reflected who we were right down to the core.

Kiel & Cydney’s highlight Reel by: InBloom Pictures

Cydney wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1061 , purchased from D’Anelli Bridal , in Lakewood, CO
Cydney’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5063 and style 5104 all in Chocolate Dupioni.

Volkel Image  http://www.volkelimageblog.com/
Oakes Fields  http://www.oakesfields.com/
Stiletto Events  http://www.stilettoeventplanning.com

Steve and Emily

Nantucket, MA, United States
This love story started when I was 10. Steve was “the cutest boy I had ever seen” as I told my mom the minute after I met him. Our families, who are close friends, spent the summers on Nantucket. During the summer of our Jr year of college, the stars aligned and we became a couple. For the past 6 years we have made Nantucket our home and this little island 30 miles out to sea is where we truly fell in love. We couldn’t imagine our wedding anywhere else. I own a store, Milly & Grace, on Nantucket and most of the decor is from my store. www.millyandgrace.com (you can also find us on facebook!)

Emily’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5102 in Ivory Tulle with Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, purchased from Bridals By Lori , in Atlanta, GA

Zofia & Co  http://www.zofiaphoto.com/
Milly & Grace  http://millyandgrace.com/