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Matthew and Christine


09/29/2012
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


07/14/2012
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


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

Michael and Tinetta


09/28/2012
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


06/09/2012
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
 http://blisshairstudioshorewood.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/

Michael and Jennifer


06/22/2012
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


11/05/2011
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


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/

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/

Jonathan and Anna


05/05/2012
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


10/22/2011
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


10/01/2011
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/

Shaun and Aubri


11/20/2011
Calgary, Canada
Our wedding day started on a cold teeth chattering Sunday in November. I’ve always wanted to have a winter wedding and choosing 20-11-2011 as our date was an easy decision. It was -18 and big white fluffy snow flakes weren’t in sight. Despite the weather outside, our wedding was filled with heartfelt warmth from our loved ones – past and present.
The instant I put on this Lazaro dress, I knew it was the one, after the amount of dresses I had tried on I never thought I’d get that feeling.

Aubri wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3101 with her added touches, purchased from Love Couture Bridal, and her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5001 , in Eggplant silky taffeta.

Christina (plus) Nathan  http://www.christinaplusnathan.com/
Hotel Arts  www.hotelarts.ca/

Louis and Julie


09/30/2011
Aberdeen, NJ, United States
Louis and I met in seventh grade and he was my first kiss. We were best friends for years and started dating again in 2007. He is my best friend and the love of my life. We grew up together and now I looking forward to growing old with him.

Julie wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3908 and her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5121 , in Magenta Silky Taffeta with a Black grosgrain ribbon belt, Purchased from Mustillo’s , in Red Bank, NJ

Gerard Tomko  http://www.gerardtomkophotography.com/

Zack and Sarah


07/16/2011
Newport, RI, United States
Our formal evening wedding took place at Belle Mer in Newport, RI. I always knew I wanted a classic, formal wedding and this glamorous oceanside setting was the perfect place to mix classic romance with modern elegance. The bridesmaids’ dresses were the inspiration for the soft color palette of lavender and white, and the flower detail on the girls’ dresses coordinated with my gown perfectly. The clean white decor at Belle Mer provided a perfect backdrop for the lavender, metallic and crystal details we carried throughout the venue. Zack and I could not have asked for a more perfect day! All the girls loved the color and fit of the dress and it was so easy to wear. It was a flattering fit on all 9 bridesmaids, including one girl who was 6 months pregnant at the time of the wedding. I would highly recommend this dress to anyone looking for a light, easy dress for a summer wedding!

Sarah’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5080 in Lavender Luminescent Chiffon, purchased from Allegria Bridal , in Belmont, MA

Snap! Photography  http://www.snapweddings.com/

Matt and Lauren


10/01/2011
Charlotte, NC, United States
Our wedding was fabulous! The one day we both could be surrounded by all of our family and friends- it was the most incredible feeling. My mom and I did all the flowers for the big day- my mom is a florist and we had such a blast planning and designing the look for our wedding. The evening was filled with dancing, socializing, and lots of happiness! If I could, I’d marry Matt all over again today. The Jim Hjelm Occasions dress was perfect for the very different body shapes of my bridesmaids- with 9, I had to really work to accommodate everyone

Lauren’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5022 in Espresso Silky Taffeta, purchased from New York Bride & Groom , in Charlotte, NC

Eliizabeth Scott Photography  http://www.elizabethscottphotography.com/
Ta-Da’s  http://www.ta-das.com/

Heath and Britt


10/08/2011
Concord, NC, United States
Playing on the colors blush and bashful (Steel Magnolias, y’all!), the couple, along with A Plum Perfect Affair, planned a wedding that would be as sweet as the Carolina air. Britt paired her lace gown with killer accessories like her gold heels, feathery bouquet and an embroidered handkerchief that she inherited from her grandmother. The two said their vows at First Presbyterian Church before making off to the reception at the Historic Hotel Concord. Britt’s mom arranged a special appearance from the Carolina Panther’s mascot, Sir Purr, who had everyone dancing all night!

Britt’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5020 in Black Tulle, purchased from New York Bride & Groom , in Charlotte, NC

Crystal Genes Photography  http://www.crystalgenes.net
A Plum Perfect Affair  http://www.aplumperfectaffair.com
Bliss Beauty Lounge  http://www.blissbeautyonline.com

Andreas and Jacquie


07/31/2010
Aurora, NY, United States
We were somewhat non-traditional with our wedding party in that we had male and female attendants standing on both sides, but we still wanted the girls all to wear the same style. Our colors were black and white, and we wanted the overall style of the wedding to be clean, elegant, and more timeless than trendy. Our Jim Hjelm attendants’ dresses fit perfectly into this vision!

Jacquie’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5022 in Black Silky Taffeta, purchased from Serendipity Bridal , in Austin, TX

Luke Walker  http://www.clarkwalkerstudio.com
Aurora Inn  http://www.innsofaurora.com
In Bloom  http://www.in-bloom-weddings.com

Dion and Angela


10/10/2010
San Francisco, CA, United States
Dion and I knew our wedding day could only be perfect if it was in the city where we fell in love, San Francisco. We planned to have a simple wedding with attention to details that would be beautiful but not over the top. The background of The Clift hotel with the character of downtown San Francisco landed plenty of photo ops that made our wedding day as memorable as could be. With our family and close friends it was the best day of our lives, that is until we welcomes our little one into the world!

Angela’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5867 in Black Satin with Black Lace boleros, purchased from Bella Mia Bride , in San Francisco, CA

Sara Allen  http://onelove-photo.com/
Sonya Henry

Brandon and Megan


10/01/2011
Richmond, VA, United States
I had a vision of what I called early on “vintage meets modern romance.” I knew from day one I wanted grey. All ten of my girls wore JLM Couture. I thought it would be fun to let them choose their own styles, and it was so much fun! Each woman looked amazing in a style that matched her own body and personality, and together they formed a beautiful, cohesive group. Our day was filled with so much love, laughter and fun. It was better than we could have ever imagined! And my rehearsal dinner dress was a Jim Hjelm Occasions dress! The bodice was Ivory and the skirt was Graphite Silky Taffeta.

Megan’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5947 , style 5021 , style 5027 , style 5030 , style 5069 , style 5137 , style 5184 , Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dress style 9072 , and Lazaro bridesmaids dress style 3081 , all in Graphite Silky Taffeta. Dresses were purchased from Hannelore’s , in Alexandria, VA and Jeanette’s Bridal , in Manassas, VA

Marta Locklear  http://martalocklearphoto.com/

Ryan and Nicole


09/10/2011
Portland, OR, United States
After 6 years together, we finally said ‘I DO’. Our wedding took place in the lobby of Portland’s Gerding Theatre. The setting made for a great mix of Urban sophistication, with added details like crystal and jewel tones to soften the space. I loved turning the cool, industrial feeling venue into the elegant affair I had always envisioned for my wedding. I will look back at this day for the rest of my life as the PERFECT day… I couldn’t have imagined anything better.
Nicole’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5100, style 5104 and style 5110 in a mix of Magenta and Graphite Silky Taffeta and Platinum Dupioni, all purchased from Ania Bridal , in Portland, OR

Jennifer O’donnell  http://www.jenniferodonnellphotography.com/

Rusty and Samantha


07/30/2011
Cleveland, OH, United States
Samantha Schindler and Russell “Rusty” Brown were married on July 30, 2011 at St. Clarence Church. It was beautiful to watch the priest who had married Sam’s parents, and baptized Sam, officiate their wedding ceremony. Sam looked incredible; her wedding dress with sweetheart neckline, beaded bodice, and layered, ruffled skirt was so stunning! The bridesmaid dresses were one of our favorites to date, a modified mermaid with gorgeous neckline in the color “Sunset”. They were spectacular! The couple’s reception was held at Weymouth Country Club in Medina, OH. The wedding was planned and designed by Shi Shi Events.

Samantha’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5083 in Sunset Dupioni, purchased from The Perfect Bride , in Rocky River, OH

Z Media  http://www.zphotomedia.com
Shi Shi Events  http://www.shi-shievents.com
Weymouth Country Club  http://www.weymouthcc.com

Dan and Emily


09/10/2011
North Yarmouth, ME, United States
Dan and I love being outside with family and friends and we really wanted our wedding to reflect this. Our wedding planner, Meagan Gilpatrick of Maine Seasons Events, did a wonderful job weaving the ‘rustic chic’ feel into our wedding day. Our photographer, Sharyn Peavey, captured the day so beautifully and naturally! I wore this short JLM dress at the reception – it was perfect for dancing! It was an amazing day with so many loved ones. I wish we could do it all over again!

Emily partied in Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dress style 5960 in Ivory Lace and Ivory Matte Taffeta for her reception, Purchased from Allegria Bridal , in Belmont, MA

Sharyn Peavey  http://www.sharynpeavey.com/