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Jim Hjelm

Chad and Ashley


09/11/2010
Wilmington, NC, United States
Despite the cake toppling over, rain, cops showing up to issue noise ordinance violations, and other various incidents…the wedding could not have been more ideal. My only regret is that the reception could not have lasted all night! The anticipation for our honeymoon to Greece made light of the hiccups we had on the wedding day…which was, of course, amazing!

Ashley wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8859 , Purchased from Victorian Rose , in Raleigh, NC

KMI Photography  http://www.kmiphotography.com
Fiore Florist  http://www.fioreflorist.com

Mario and Elethea


08/30/2011
Huntington, NY, United States
Mario and I were married on a beautiful sunny afternoon in August 2011 at Oheka Castle in New York. This historic mansion squarely fit our traditional-themed wedding. I sought an elegant dress with lace and satin to provide the framework for our special occasion. My sister and I fell in love with my Jim Hjelm gown from the moment I tried it on. I could not have found a more perfect dress to compliment our celebration of marriage.

Elethea wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8952 , Purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY

Marie Labbancz  http://www.artoflove.com
Oheka Castle  http://www.ohekacastle.com
Betty’s Total Events  http://www.bettystotalevents.com

Jacob and Caroline


10/02/2011
Austin, TX, United States
We chose to get married at Barr Mansion in Austin, TX. This one-of-a-kind venue fit our vintage garden theme. I chose to use black and ivory with red accents to develop a classy vintage feel. I had envisioned having a vintage, elegant, and sophisticated look for my dress. I knew I wanted an A-line, lace gown from the beginning. I immediately fell in love with my stunning Jim Hjelm dress. I used a brooch I found at an antique store to place in the center of my bow on my sash to add a vintage touch.

Caroline wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8958 , Purchased from Serendipity Bridal , in Austin, TX

Forever Photography  http://www.foreverphotographystudio.com/blog/
Barr Mansion  http://www.barrmansion.com/
Miranda McGuire  http://www.miranda-mcguire.com/

Matthew and Michelle


08/07/2010
Lindenhurst, NY, United States
I moved from Ohio to the big apple in 2002, so in planning our NY wedding I wanted to make sure my parents felt included. When they came to visit I knew our first stop had to be Kleinfeld Bridal. The first time I put my dress on I knew it was the one! (Did I mention it was the second dress I tried on?)
Matt and I had a picture perfect day with friends and family at Chateau La Mer. My Jim Hjelm dress was the perfect choice!

Michelle wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown, Purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY

TJ from Duet Photography  http://www.duetwedding.com/

The Little Flower Shop  http://www.thelittleflowershopoflindenhurst.com

Ryan and Tanya


09/11/2010
Vancouver, Canada
It was the first dress I saw in Isabelle’s Bridal and I knew immediately it would be perfect for our garden wedding. The ruffles were delicate and whimsical, and made me feel like a princess.
We were married in the Fall in Vancouver and planned our honeymoon in Italy. We wanted to make our honeymoon extra special with a photoshoot around the eternal city. In our wedding attire we visited the Vatican City, Castel Sant’Angelo, Spanish Steps, and Colosseum for an intimate photoshoot. It was definitely an once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Tanya wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8012 , with her added touches. Purchased from Isabelle’s Bridal , in North Vancouver, BC

Rochelle Cheever  http://rochellecheever.com/

Jonathan and Jennifer


09/10/2011
Jackson, WY, United States
We were planning a mountain wedding in Jackson Hole Wyoming and I knew I wanted a dress that would fit in with the natural beauty of the area. My consultant brought in several dresses, when I saw the Jim Hjelm I had a feeling the search was over, it was exactly what I pictured. It was perfect! We were married atop Snow King, a small local mountain. Our guests departed the ceremony via alpine slide and we had a cruiser bike parade to dinner and dancing at 43 North. It was a magical evening!

Jennifer wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8801 .

Leslee Mitchell  http://lesleemitchell.com/blog/
Forty Three North  http://www.forty3north.com/
Grizzly Country Wildlife Adventures  http://grizzlycountrywildlifeadventures.com/

Ryan and Jessica


10/29/2011
Medford, NJ, United States

Ryan and I met in high school and knew we would get married some day. Our wedding was perfect, from the dress to the church to the incredible reception in Philadelphia. What made it even more memorable was the weather. We had our first snow storm of the season, October 29th, 2011. It was truly the best day of my life, despite the freezing rain, hail and snow. I want other brides to hear my story and see these pictures and know they should never let anything stress them out on their wedding day, especially the weather.

Jessica wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8057 , with her added touches. Purchased from Bridal Garden , in Marlton, NJ

Laura Perry  http://www.lauraleighphoto.com/
Dave Kibelstis  http://www.centerstagevid.com/Index.html
Thriv Salon and Spa  http://www.thrivesalon.com/

Chris and Kat


05/14/2011
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
We decided to get married in Santa Barbara, CA because both of our families have history there. When searching for the venue our first stop was The Four Seasons (The Biltmore) & we instantly knew it was the perfect place for our big day! With the help of LVL Weddings & Events, the day went perfectly! And seriously, everyone raved about my amazing dress – most people had never seen anything like it and it truly made me feel like a million dollars!!! The whole day was the best day of our lives!!

Kat wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8962 , purchased from Mon Amie , in Costa Mesa, CA

Zoom Theory Photography  http://www.zoomtheory.com

John and Willa


11/01/2011
St.Louis, MO, United States
Our Wedding was a dream. To feel unique and stand out, not just because I was wearing white but wearing a classic. Walking down the aisle I felt like Audrey Hepburn. Investing in Jim Hjelm I found myself wearing a little piece of heaven.

Willa wore a Jim Hjelm bridal gown

Megan Boyd  http://mdphotoonline.com
MD Studios Photography  http://mdphotoonline.com

Joe and Deirdre


10/29/2011
La Jolla, CA, CA, United States
Although Joe and I are both born and raised in NJ, we first met and currently live in La Jolla, CA. We were married at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church and held reception at the historic La Valencia Hotel. It was a day and dress I’ll never forget!I actually first saw this gorgeous gown online and a few other styles I loved all ended up being Jim Hjelm. I visited a local boutique that carried your label and had them order samples for me. I guess I knew exactly what I wanted and hoped for before visiting a store.

Deirdre wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8011 , purchased from Here Comes The Bride , in San Diego, CA

We Heart Photography  http://weheartphotography.com/
Modern Bouquet  http://modern-bouquet.com/

Michael and Marliese


09/11/2010
Toronto, Canada
After a 5 year relationship, I married my best friend Michael on a beautiful sunny day in September surrounded by our closest family and friends. The bridesmaids offset my beautiful Jim Hjelm dress in deep purple gowns while the groomsman wore charcoal gray suits. I wore an ivory moire ribbon during the ceremony and changed it to the Platinum ribbon before the reception to match my fun personality,shoes and décor. The dress was everything I could have ever asked for and more! I truly felt like a princess on the day.
Marliese wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8962 , purchased from L&J Bridal , in Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Mike Day  http://www.theartofweddings.com/home.php

Aaron and Ashley


05/01/2010
Vacaville, CA, United States
Aaron & Ashley married May 1 2010 on Aaron’s family ranch in Vacaville, CA. The beautiful ceremony was held beneath a valley oak tree in front of the ranch’s lake. The wedding included mason jar glasses for table cards and drinking glasses, s’more roasting by camp fire, burlap runners, rustic planter box center pieces, hanging jars of hydrangea and lavender, wedding pie, and homemade family cookies favors.

Ashley wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8850 , purchased from Mon Amie Bridal , in Costa Mesa, CA

Photos were taken with love by Ashley & Aaron’s family and friends

Philip and Melissa


03/26/2011
Dallas, TX, United States
Philip and Melissa met while working together in Dallas. Philip proposed to Melissa while they were vacationing in Paris, France. Melissa wanted a romantic, elegant and classic themed wedding. The dress was the most important part. After looking at every store in Dallas, Melissa found this Jim Hjlem dress and knew her search was over! The wedding was on March 26, 2011 and was a dream come true for Melissa and Philip.

Melissa wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8002 , purchased from Stardust Celebrations , in Plano, TX
Melissa’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5079 , all in Shimmer luminescent chiffon.

Stacy Reeves  http://www.stacyreeves.com/

Sean and Ashley


08/19/2011
Salem, OR, United States
We got married on a beautiful sunny day at Barrett Hill Vineyard in Salem, OR. The venue was absolutely perfect and accommodated our 160 guests very well. Sean and I only had 5 months to plan and we had plenty of help from family and friends. Our florist was absolutely amazing and did an incredible job, as did our photographer. And Jenni at AniA Collection was so helpful when it came to me finding the perfect dress, I couldn’t have been happier with my selection.

Ashley wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8962 , purchased from AniA Collection , in Portland, OR

Erich McVey  http://erichmcvey.com/
Stephanie Major with Petalos Floral Design  http://www.petalosfloraldesign.com/
Chrystal  http://nicolewagnermakeup.com/

Kevin and Erika


08/19/2011
Brewster, MA, United States
We decided to get married on Cape Cod, so I needed a dress that would compliment the natural landscape. While perusing Kleinfeld’s collection, I found this dress and immediately fell in love. The color, weight and texture were perfect for our beach wedding – and I just loved how the fabric cascaded down the back of the dress and added volume. When our wedding day finally came, I was so excited to marry my best friend, wear that dress, and see how all our wedding plans came together. Turns out that was the perfect dress for our perfect day!

Erika wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8002 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY

Elizabeth Horne  http://www.elizabethhornephotography.com/
Ocean Edge Resort  http://www.oceanedge.com/

Arthur and Kristen


06/10/2011
Wading River, NY, United States
Arthur and I met in the grocery store one day and hit it off instantly. From then on we were inseparable and dated for 6 years before he popped the question I had been waiting forever to hear him ask. It should come as no surprise that the dress was one of the biggest decisions to make! My dress was the dress of my dreams- I loved everything about it and it worked perfectly with my style!
Check out my dress in action on our wedding day trailer video

Kristen wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8057 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal , in New York, NY

Gina Esposito Photography  http://www.ginaesposito.com/
AJ Ingoglia  http://vimeo.com/ajfilms
Andrea- LolaLovesMakeup  http://lolalovesmakeup.com/

Leon “Klay” and Janice


03/19/2011
Pine Mountain, GA, United States

After 4 years of dating, I was lucky enough to marry my best friend. We were married on The Scarborough’s property at the SaultoPaul Chapel in Pine Mountain, Georgia. This church was so uniquely different to me in that it was moved from Nova Scotia, Canada piece by piece. I loved that we had a small wedding that gave it an intimate, relaxed feel. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start our new life together.

Janice wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8061 , purchased from Wedding Angels , in Roswell, GA

Ritchie White  http://ritchiewhite.com/
Betty Roberts
Big Eddy Club  http://bigeddyclub.net/

Carm and Nicole


04/30/2011
Palmetto, GA, United States
We were married at Serenbe, a sustainable farm resort in rural Georgia. We rented the entire resort to create an intimate weekend affair for our guests with many scheduled activities. The weather was flawless. The ceremony was held in a field under a fully bloomed lilac tree while a classical guitar played. I was barefoot, carried peonies, and wore a birdcage veil. The reception was under an open-air lakefront pavilion with an 8-piece Motown band. A firework show finished the night. My dog was in the wedding and wore a flower made from lace from my gown.
Nicole wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8763 , purchased from The Poinsett Bride , in Greenville, South Carolina
Nicole’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5002 , style 5064 , style 5030 , style 5021 , and Lazaro Bridesmaids dress style 3034 , all in Pear silky taffeta.

Twin Hearts Photography  http://www.twinheartsphotography.com
Gloriosa  http://gloriosa-atlanta.com
Serenbe  http://www.serenbeinn.com

Michael and Victoria


01/16/2011
Brooklyn, NY, United States
During what would be my final bridal appointment, I told the consultant, the ruffled JLM dress on the mannequin caught my eye. As I sat in the dressing room explaining I was looking for a “non strapless” gown, the consultant began pulling dresses and the ruffled JLM dress slipped our minds. It wasn’t until the end, that I remembered the ruffled dress that i originally saw! When I put it on, it was the first time, I could not stop smiling! It was then my mother yelled out “It’s about time you made that face! That is her dress!”

Victoria wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8000 , purchased from Bridals by Roma , in Clifton, NJ

Vince Segalla for Photography Elite  www.vincephotos.com/

Derek and Sarah


7/16/2011
Vero Beach, FL, United States
Derek and I met a few years ago after being set-up by an unusual matchmaker…his mom. After three years of dating long distance, we couldn’t have been more excited to get married. I am from a small town in East Texas and he grew up in Charlotte, N.C., but we knew we wanted to get married in Vero Beach, FL. Derek and I wanted to have a full weekend of celebrations and provide a mini beach vacation for all of our guests.
Sarah wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8912 , and Sarah’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5002 in Raspberry Silky Taffeta

Angel Gray  angelgrayphotography.com

James and Melanie


07/23/2011
Manahawkin, NJ, United States
We got married at the Bonnet Island Estate near Long Beach Island, NJ on one of the hottest days of the year. It was 107 degrees! Thankfully it was sunny and we had so much fun celebrating with our friends and family. I absolutely loved my dress! The sweetheart neckline, ribbon and the flowers provided just enough interest for the top of the dress while the detailing along the bottom and up the entire back was just beautiful. I also ordered extra flowers to make into a hairpiece. It tied everything together.

Melanie wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8002 , purchased from Country Weddings , in Hingham, MA

Tania Lezak  http://www.lezakphotography.com/

Matt and Lauren


07/23/2011
Calgary, Canada
Being a bride was a wonderful experience and I am so happy to have had my day. I loved my dress and the way I felt in it. We had our ceremony and reception at the Art Gallery of Calgary. We loved the contemporary feel of the high ceilings and open stairwell. We were very focused on the flow of the wedding and the layout of the gallery seemed to complement our ideas beautifully. The ceremony for me is a blur of emotions but I loved walking back down the aisle as Mrs. Armstrong. It was truly an amazing day.
Lauren wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8050 , purchased from Cameo & Cufflinks , in Calgary, Alberta Canada

Karina Hiller  http://www.oohlalaphotography.ca
Kristen Rahn  http://kristendeannephotography.ca

Stephen and Audra


10/02/2010
Waitsfield, VT, United States
My wedding took place during peak foliage season in Vermont, which was the perfect destination getaway for our family and friends. The vintage, romantic style of Jim Hjelm and the timeless French lace wonderfully complimented our rustic and autumnal wedding décor. My wedding dress was also the perfect canvas for the few heirloom items I wore to represent the strong women in my family. Without a doubt, my Jim Hjelm wedding gown was THE best investment. It truly made me feel like the confident and classically elegant bride I always dreamed of being on my wedding day!

Audra wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8663 , purchased from Vow’s Bridal, in Watertown, MA

Amanda Herzberger  http://www.orchardcovephotography.com/

Tony and Vanessa


04/26/2011
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Tony and I are busy resident physicians so for our wedding we envisioned something relaxing, personalized and unique. We very infrequently get vacation time so the thought of a destination wedding with our close family and friends in attendance was a logical choice. We got married on April 26, 2011 on the beach on the grounds of the fabulous Cabo Surf Hotel. Our wedding day far exceeded our wildest hopes and dreams and was a truly memorable event that we will never forget!

Vanessa wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8662 , purchased from Eva’s Bridal , in Oak Lawn, IL

Monica Hines  http://mohinesphotography.com/#/special/splash/mo-hines-photography/
Jenn Elliott Blake  http://www.bowtieandbustle.com/index2.php#/home/
Cabo Surf Hotel  http://www.cabosurfhotel.com/en