Jim Hjelm Occasions
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.
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.
Long Haul Films http://longhaulfilms.com/
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!
Kristina Gaines Photography, Inc. http://www.kristinagainesphotography.com/
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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/
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
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!
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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/
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!
Snap! Photography http://www.snapweddings.com/
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
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!