JLM Weddings

Real Brides

Matthew and Kate

New York , NY, United States
Matt and I knew from the start that we wanted a big, black tie wedding. Since I work in fashion, I knew the dress would be on the most important elements of the wedding. I wanted it to be chic and fashion forward, without being too over the top. I wanted to look very bridal. The Lazaro dress was the perfect fit. The layered organza cut on a bias and the unsual coloring looked unique and ethereal, while the ball gown shape and the beaded bodice kept it very classic looking. It was a perfect balance and the perfect dress!

Kate wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3063, Purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal, in New York, NY

Agaton Strom  www.agatonstrom.com

Ryan and Blaine

Tampa, FL, United States
EVERYTHING about my wedding was designed around my dress. My best friend sent me a picture of this dress 5 months before I was even engaged. It was the first of 12 dresses I tried on, I fell instantly in love…nothing compared. It had a RED CARPET feel, so glamorous. Everything else fell quickly into place. Metallics were our wedding colors, golds, coppers, and silvers. We got married under gorgeous tall trees on the Bay in Tampa in the fall. It was the perfect day set in motion by the perfect man…and of course the perfect dress.

Blaine wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3052, Purchased from CC’s Boutique, in St. Petersburg, FL

Concept Photography  http://cptphotography.com/
Ashly Olivier  http://www.olivierevents.com/

Stephen and Emily

Westfield, MA, United States
After five bridal salons, multiple visits, and 50+ dresses that I tried on, it was this fabulous Lazaro frock that had me weak in the knees. I was left speechless when I first laid eyes on this beauty…it was literally exactly what I had envisioned. Our wedding day was a day to remember and a dream come true, finally getting to marry my high school sweetheart and best friend!

Emily wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3051, Purchased from Allegria Bridal, in Belmont, MA

Dasha Kazakova  http://photosbydasha.com/
The Riverview  http://www.riverviewcatering.net/

Jason and Franchesca

Nashville, TN, United States
Jason and Franchesca met at a Kingdom Hall building project when they were 18.
According to Franchesca, “We were friends for a while, and later got engaged in Memphis, TN downtown.
We went to the park on Court Street in a carriage ride, and he proposed to me there. We were engaged for a year.”
The theme of this wedding was “springy”, with a fine class stroke.
The bouquet consisted of hydrangeas, white and green roses, calla lilies, and kermits, which were bought from “Emmas”.

Franchhesca wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3110

Matt Phoenix Photography  http://www.mattphoenixphotography.com

Todd and Alissa

palm springs, CA, United States
We were driven to the simple beauty of the desert. We thought the palm trees and the mountains would make the perfect backdrop for our vintage-esque wedding. The decor consisted mostly of vintage knick knacks from our house. We used our own kilim rugs to get married upon. We just really wanted our wedding to look and feel like our home.

Alissa wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3051 with her added touches, Purchased from Mon Amie Bridal, in Costa Mesa, CA

love me sailor  http://www.lovemesailor.com/
anh co tran  http://www.neilgeorgesalon.com/
the flashdance  http://theflashdance.com/

Martin and Gillian

Oakdale, NY, United States
Marty and I got together over a dinner he cooked and we have been cooking ever since. When i put on my beautiful Lazaro gown I knew it was the “one”. It fit my vintage/ Victorian wedding perfectly. I had never felt prettier then i did in that dress!

Gillian wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3006, Purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal, in New York, NY

Matthew Sowa Photography  http://matthewsowaphotography.com/#
Bourne Mansion  http://www.lessings.com/location_home.aspx?uniid=1
Bella Flowers  http://bellaflower.com/

Navid and Sandy

Los Angeles, CA, United States
The night of our wedding was amazing! Definitely the best night of our lives so far! We had a traditional Persian Jewish wedding in Los Angeles, Ca. I think my dress was my favorite part of the night! I truly felt like a Princess and the handsome groom was my Prince. Our bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their Raspberry Color Lazaro Gowns! We rocked the night away and danced all night with family and friends…wish I could relive it one more time…

Sandy wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3000 and her bridesmaids wore Lazaro bridesmaids dresses style 3132 , in Raspberry Silky Taffeta, Purchased from Lovella Bridal , in Glendale, CA

Chris Schmitt Photography  http://www.chrisschmitt.com
Ashkan Barkhordar  http://www.dreameventsdesign.com

Shaun and Aubri

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

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/

Douglas and Jessica

Atlantic City, NJ, United States
All I can say is that it was simply one of the best days of our lives!

Jessica wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3913, Purchased from Bridal Garden, in Marlton, NJ

Marie Labbancz  http://www.artoflove.com/
Beka Rendell  http://innoveevents.com/

Bill and Holly

Philadelphia, PA, United States
We were married at the Philadelphia Academy of the Arts on October 31, 2009.

Holly wore a Lazaro bridal gown, Purchased from Bridals By Danielle , in Philadelphia, PA

Marie Labbancz  http://artoflove.com

Nicholas and Jennifer

West Orange, NJ, United States
Jennifer and Nick were married on New Years Eve at the beautiful Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, New Jersey.
We are a creative couple who wanted to celebrate in a big way so we decided to get married on New Years Eve – in the most amazing castle- throw an epic party and ring in the New Year with all our close family and friends. We are not only partners in life but also in business and live in New York City. I still think my wedding dress from Lazaro is the most beautiful gown ever- even after 4 years! It is elegant and timeless. The beading work is incredible, very detailed. The fit was fantastic and I felt like a million bucks.

Jennifer wore a Lazaro bridal gown, Purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal, in New York, NY

Marie Labbancz  http://www.artoflove.com

Bryan and Julia

Austin, TX, United States
Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in September 2005. The aftermath forced me to leave my family and friends and transfer to a school in Dallas. I met Bryan there my first day. When he smiled at me, I felt happy for the first time in weeks. Our love grew and has survived moves all across the country. Five years after the tragedy that started it all, Bryan proposed on a beach in Mexico. Our story has been one of heartbreak turning to joy, and proof that fairy tales do exist.

Julia wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3063, Purchased from Macy’s Bridal Salon, in Chicago, Illinois

Jona Blackwell  http://www.foreverphotographystudio.com/blog/

Milton and Annikke

San Jose, CA, United States
After trying on quite a few wedding gowns, I realized I would be a Lazaro bride. I fell in love with the bodice of one dress and the skirt of a second dress. Thanks to Lazaro, I was able to get a unique custom-made gown that I absolutely LOVE and it was perfect for our Mid-Summer Night theme wedding!

Annikke wore a custom Lazaro bridal gown, Bodice from style 3063 and Skirt from style 3100 , purchased from Bridal Galleria , in San Francisco, CA

Gladys Jem  http://gladysjem.com/

Steve and Stephanie


Lake Las Vegas, NV, United States
I knew who Steve was when I was in middle school, he was the most popular boy in school. As fate would have it, we were both going to college in Santa Barbara, CA and bumped into each other on the street. He asked me out for six months before I finally said yes. We dated for close to two years and decided to go our separate ways. No matter where life took us or what relationship we were in, we stayed in communication and now ten years later we are married and know we married our best friend. We added a sash to my dress. The applique was made by Tatiana of Tatishotties and my Mom made the sash and attached the applique to it.

Stephanie wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3955, with her added touches. Purchased from Stardust Celebrations, in Plano, TX

Studio ATG  http://www.studioatg.com
Ravella Resort  http://www.ravellavegas.com/
Las Vegas Event Flowers & Decor  http://lasvegaseventflowers.com/

Robert and Amy

Philadelphia, PA, United States
We planned our wedding in Philadelphia because we love the classic beauty of the city. We got ready at the Omni Hotel at Independence Park and had our wedding ceremony at 2:30 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on 3rd and Pine streets. Our reception was held at The Down Town Club at 6th and Chestnut streets later that evening, overlooking Independence Hall. We honeymooned in the South of France for the three weeks following our wedding.

Amy wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3051 , purchased from Jaehee Birdal Atelier , in Englewood, NJ and Amy’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses style 9947 , in Silver Tissue Taffeta.

Marie Labbancz  http://www.artoflove.com
Whipped Bakeshop  http://www.whippedbakeshop.com
Robertson’s Flowers  http://robertsonsflowers.com

Daniel and Rebecca

Houston , TX, United States
Daniel loves the country while I’m a city girl at heart. Our wedding really represented our personalities. It was elegant and romantic with a Texas kick. We were so happy to be celebrating our love with all of our family and wonderful friends. We got engaged in the big apple. We wanted to some how incorporate NYC into our wedding and my dress did just that. I brought NYC to Texas. My dress was enchanting and when I tried it on just knew it was the one. It was love and my sash was the icing on the cake!

Rebecca wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3009

Margaret Lee  www.loveleephotography.com
Jessica Garza  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Fancy-Faces-and-Hair-by-Jessica/191948470823966
Sanda Sanchez  http://latranquilaranch.com/

Steve and Karen

Novato, CA, United States
Steve and I were married on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in August 2011 at StoneTree Golf Club. After exchanging vows in a private ceremony, we celebrated our special day with friends and family at our dinner reception. Every detail of our wedding was perfect and a true representation of us. Our amazing venue, beautiful flowers and my gorgeous Lazaro gown created an environment that was contemporary with a rustic charm – a lovely reflection of our style. We enjoyed every minute of our wedding and look forward to creating more wonderful memories together.

Karen wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3054, with her added touches. Purchased from Bridal Galleria, in San Francisco, CA

Kevin Chin  http://www.kevinchin.com/
Nancy Liu Chin Designs  http://www.nancyliuchin.com
StoneTree Golf Club  www.stonetreegolf.com

Shaun and Erica

Nashville, TN, United States
Nothing short of stunning was the wow factor my mom and I felt when I pulled back the dressing room curtain and walked out in my Larazo bridal gown. This was love at first sight! We discovered the dress on one of the worst days in Nashville history – the tragic 2011 flood in Nashville. Getting to the dress shop was a bit of a challenge but we put on our rain boots and made it to see this amazing dress. The gown fit in perfectly with our French country chic wedding set in an outdoor cathedral in Nashville.

Erica wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3000

Photographix  http://www.thephotographix.com/
Historic Cedarwood Weddings  http://www.cedarwoodweddings.com/

Patrick and Brittany

New York City, NY, United States
I was never someone who fantasized what I wanted my wedding to be like however, when I started to plan it everything came together pretty organically. We just wanted everyone to feel like they were at an old 1930s supper club. I wanted my dress to reflect this theme as well but I didn’t want vintage nor anything that looked costume-y. When this Lazaro dress was brought out to me I knew that it was a bold choice but also felt like old Hollywood glam!

Brittany wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3059, Purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal, in New York, NY

Love Me Do  http://www.lovemedophotography.com/
Agnes Hart  http://www.etsy.com/shop/AgnesHart?ref=seller_info

Chris and Jackie

Tampa, FL, United States
We had a traditonal black tie wedding in Tampa, FL. When I began shopping for a wedding gown I knew that I wanted something very bridal and big! I was looking for something that was traditional with a modern twist, something unique and different. I instantly fell in love with this gown. I loved the intricate beading of the bodice and the softness and texture of the skirt. It had all of the elements I was looking for and could felt like an absolute princess on our special day!

Jackie wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3063, Purchased from Boca Raton Bridal, in Boca Raton, FL

Life Long Studios  http://www.lifelongstudios.com/
The Michele Renee Hair & Makeup Artist Group  http://www.michelereneehairandmakeup.com/
La Vie En Rose Floral Designs  http://www.lavieflorist.com/

Daniel and Courtney

Garfield, NJ, United States
We loved every second of the wedding planning! We all fell in love with the Venetian in Garfield, NJ so we knew we wanted a black tie wedding with lots of flowers and crystals! Dress shopping was my favorite part of the planning process, and I could not have found a more perfect dress for our winter wedding!
The wedding weekend was absolutely perfect!From the weather too food, we can truly say we wouldn’t have changed one thing about our wedding. We are so thankful to our parents, friends, and amazing vendors for making our dreams come true!

Courtney wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3051, Purchased from Jaehee Bridal, in Englewood, NJ

Video: Daniel and Courtney’s Wedding trailer , By Abella Studios

Monika Broz  http://www.monikabroz.com/
The Venetian  http://www.venetiannj.com/
Flower Elegance -Anna  http://flowerelegance.com/

Brandon and Megan

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/

Erik and Erin

Palm Beach, FL, United States
Erik and I met in June of 2010 and were engaged on October 16, 2010. Erik and I choose The Breakers Palm Beach because I was from Florida, and as we toured the venue we both knew it was the perfect atmosphere to say our vows. On April 23, 2011, our wedding exceeded any fairytale version I’d ever dreamed about . We danced the night away in the Mediterranean ballroom with rose petals dripping from the ceiling, and a towering cake! My Lazaro gown looked like it was made of feathers and was a perfect fit for the enchanted reception!

Erin wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3051, Purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal, in New York, New York

Lara Rios  http://www.lararios.com/
The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL  http://www.thebreakers.com/
Zoe Gallina  http://www.zoegallina.com/