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.
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!”
Vince Segalla for Photography Elite www.vincephotos.com/
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
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.
Tania Lezak http://www.lezakphotography.com/
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
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!
Amanda Herzberger http://www.orchardcovephotography.com/
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!
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
Santa Maria , CA, United States
Traditional with equal measures of country and Chic:
For long time sweethearts and Santa Barbara locals Rosana and Adam they envisioned for their day something very traditional. A day like the many family weddings they had been to growing up. An event blending Rosana’s very traditional first generation Mexican-American upbringing and Adam’s more relaxed 4th generation experience. Of course their shared love of everything country would have to come through and a prominent position for Gunner their beloved four legged companion would have to be arranged.
EVENT PLANNING & EVENT DESIGN: Armando Martinez – Alegria by Design
CUSTOM VEIL & HEADPEICE: Mercedes Trump
FLORAL DESIGN: The Village Gardener
MAKEUP: Romina Negron
HAIR: Lucy Salgado (Salon U)
CEREMONY: Old Mission Santa Inés
RECEPTION: Tres Hermanas Winery
Washingtonville, NY, United States
After much debating about where to get married, we finally decided on a quaint, NY winery close to my parents home, the Brotherhood Winery. It tied in with our California roots, but allowed us to have our wedding so that family and friends did not have to travel far! I tried on dresses when we first got engaged and fell in love with a lacey Jim Hjelm dress. Not having a date, I walked away. Three and a half years later (and a ton of rain) we finally tied the knot! I wore my dream dress and married my prince!
Dana wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8763 , purchased from Bridals by Roma Clifton, New Jersey.
Chattanooga, TN, United States
My husband and I met in 2003. Four years later, on July 27, 2007, we had our first date. Tucker was deployed to Iraq September,2007-November,2008 and Afghanistan February, 2010-February, 2011. Through dedication and persistence we maintained a strong connection and grew in our relationship. Although Tucker was away he was helpful in planning our dream wedding. Choosing our date was a challenge due to not knowing when Tucker would return home. We had a long journey to get here…eight years of friendship, four years of dating, and two deployments later we are happily married.
Meriah Mozingo http://mozingophotography.com
Warrenton, VA, United States
We dated in high school but growing pains began sneaking in, and we broke up after 7 years. My heart was truly meant for Van though and realized you don’t realize how much something means to you until you set it free. We reunited and Van proposed and we were officially engaged 2 days before Christmas. Our venue, Airlie, was stunningly beautiful! I fell in love with my Jim Hjelm dress the moment I put it on and knew that was the only designer I wanted to try on. I and it truly was my dream dress!
Lexington, KY, United States
Julie and Tony were married at the historic Bodley-Bullock House in downtown Lexington. The whole day shown with sophisticated southern details that enhanced the bride and grooms infectious attitude for fun and togetherness. Julie wanted to plan a wedding that felt, “sophisticated and classic, but not pretentious or overdone”.
New York, NY, United States
Ed and Julie had one goal while planning their wedding, and that was to make it FUN! The wedding ceremony was scheduled to take place in Central Park, but days before the wedding they were forced to change the ceremony location due to weather conditions. Fortunately their alternative location (The Divine Studio) provided a stunning, light filled back drop for their wedding photo’s. For the reception they chose their favorite spot in Brooklyn, The Gutter. Ed and Julie’s guests danced to a New Orleans Jazz band, while feasting on BBQ and bowling all night.
Portland, OR, United States
Darren and I went to the same high school and let’s just say I was dying to know everything about him. We had mutual friends and so we began to hang out often. Years went on, I moved on from my high school crush, we stayed friends…best friends. Skip ahead to November 2008. We slowly began to date, but both didn’t say a word because we didn’t want to jinx it… 1 month later (Okay so maybe more like 3 days!), I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him!
Yasmin Khajavi Photography http://ykvision.com
Paradise Valley, AZ, United States
Dave and I had a “destination wedding” in my hometown, Phoenix, Arizona. We were married at Saint Mary’s Basilica in downtown Phoenix and then held the reception at the Sanctuary Resort on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley which was also where all of our guests stayed during the wedding weekend.
Melissa Jill www.melissajill.com
Sarasota, FL, United States
We wanted our wedding to reflect us in as many ways as possible. We used handmade, vintage, and well-loved elements in as many aspects as possible. The dress worked perfectly for a simple and elegant feel. It also matched the handmade veil beautifully. Above all, we wanted to have a good time surrounded by our loved ones: dancing the night away was the best way we knew how!
Kate wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8859
Jessica Lorren JessicaLorren.com
Powel Crosley Estate http://www.annamariaisland-longboatkey.com/crosley-estate/
Charlotte, NC, United States
William and I had a year and half engagement which gave me more than enough time to plan my perfect wedding. I scoured magazines and blogs for inspiration. After doing much research I learned: I love glamour and glitz, I love draping, I love the colors black, gray, blush and ivory, I love big flower arrangements and I love ruffles and bows. Fashion is a passion of mine so searching for bridesmaid’s dresses with my mom and maid of honor was a blast. After months of trying on many dresses we discovered the stunning graphite Jim Hjelm dress. Perfection.
Kristin Vining http://www.kristinvining.com/