Richmond, TX, United States
The most important things to Daniel and me when we set out to plan our wedding were that the Ceremony was about the Lord and that the reception was a big celebration. Briscoe Manor is a good distance from where each of our parents live, but we fell in love with it anyway. We loved the rustic, yet beautiful look and that the chapel and the reception hall are both on site. Also, I had always dreamed of getting married in a chapel that was completely full. So, the venue was absolutely perfect for our wedding.
I really wanted there to be personal touches throughout the wedding so that it was a true representation of us.
We felt like having close friends and family involved in the ceremony would be a good place to start. My mom’s brother is a pastor, so it was extra special to have him marry us. Also, close friends did almost all of the ceremony music. Both Daniel and I wanted to honor our grandparents that have passed away. So, on my bouquet I had by grandmother’s broach and Daniel’s grandfather’s wedding ring tied to it. We also had to have a “BU” ice sculpture at the reception; after all it is where we met! Plus, Daniel worked for the Baylor football team and I was a cheerleader, so the loyalty runs deep.
My wonderful wedding planner suggested in passing the idea of having my bridesmaids hold umbrellas in some pictures, rather than bouquets. It’s something a little different… and kept off some of the heat from taking pictures outside in July!
I also did a lot of little DIY projects such as making signs, bags, and wreaths. It was really fun to see those touches the day of the wedding and knowing that I had made them!
Each detail of the wedding was so important to me. And yes, I did make myself (and everyone else around me) crazy. But, when I think about our wedding and look back at pictures, it was truly perfect for us. It was the wedding of both of our dreams, but we also felt so much love and support from all the family and friends that were there to show support and celebrate with us. We feel like we accomplished both of our goals: honoring the Lord and having a lot of fun!
J. Cogliandro Photography http://www.jc2photo.com/#/page/3c95/main/
San Clemente, CA, United States
This was the second dress I tried on, and it was the last. The dress is beautiful and it matched perfectly with our Spanish style wedding. Most memorable day with the love of my life.
Christine Chang http://www.christinechangphoto.com/
Lodi, CA, United States
My husband and I met while attending high school in Manteca, California. We started dating in our junior year. Post high school, we decided go to different colleges within California. After two and half years, we decided not to be apart anymore and moved to Arizona to complete our degrees at Arizona State University. On 12/23/10, we were flying back to California for the holiday season. We landed in San Francisco were his parents were picking us up. His father wanted to take us to a local spot called Twin Peaks. Even though I was tired and wanting to drive back to our home town, I decided to go along with the plan. This is where my surprise proposal happened. Fast forward 10 months later, we were married at the beautiful venue Oak Farms Vineyard. It was an unforgettable day full of love and happiness.
Nashville, TN, United States
My husband and I were best friends in college before we eventually began dating. We spent 3 years dating long-distance between Nashville, TN and Frederick, MD. Our January wedding was classic, romantic, rustic, and intimate. My all-lace Jim Hjelm gown made me feel like an absolute princess as I walked down the isle to the Princess Bride theme song.
Tampa, FL, United States
I was so heartbroken to find out that Priscilla Of Boston was closing and I decided to cancel my wedding dress order with them. Discouraged but hopeful, I went shopping again and found the REAL dress of my dreams, a Jim Hjelm! Thank you for making a wedding dress that brightened up my day, year, and wedding!
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!
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.
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.
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!
TJ from Duet Photography http://www.duetwedding.com/
The Little Flower Shop http://www.thelittleflowershopoflindenhurst.com
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/
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!
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.
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!!
Zoom Theory Photography http://www.zoomtheory.com
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
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.
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
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.
Photos were taken with love by Ashley & Aaron’s family and friends
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/
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.
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!
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
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.
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.