JLM Weddings

Real Brides

Jared and Jessica

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Indianapolis, IN, United States
My husband and I met at Indiana University during our sophomore year. We dated throughout college and then had a long distance relationship from Chicago to Indianapolis for 2 years. He moved to Indiana to be with me and my family and our little Shih Tzu! We got engaged during a trip to Cancun, Mexico on our 5 year anniversary. Our interfaith ceremony and reception were held at the Conrad Indianapolis Hotel. Our wedding colors were emerald, blush, and gold to reflect the spring season. We danced the night away with glow sticks and had a confetti canon send off!

Jessica wore Hayley Paige style 6351-Keaton purchased from Marie Gabriel Couture in Indianapolis, IN.

Molly Connor Photography http://mollyconnor.com/
Lori Solomon  http://boldlychic.com/
Kaeley Ritterskamp  http://www.sweetpeafloral.org/

Frank and Kimberly

Ff (9)08/31/2014
Astoria, NY, United States
Kim and Frank both grew up in Centereach and went to middle school, high school, and college together (and even made their communions together!). But they did not become friends until eleven years ago, during their time at the University at Albany. Kim and Frank were good friends during their time at Albany, they got along really well, but never even considered dating. That all changed when they both moved to Astoria in the spring of 2009. They have been together even since, and the rest is history!!

Kimberly wore Hayley Paige style 6350-Carrie purchased from Kleinfeld in New York, NY.

Laura Monte Photography  http://lmontephoto.wix.com/1213
Lauren DeCosimo  http://www.pinnedandproper.com/

Joseph and Lindsey

Long Branch, NJ, United States
Our wedding day was all we could ever imagine and MORE! A sunny October day, some amazing friends and family, a beautiful venue and a killer band really made our day and night one we will never forget. My dress was not only stunning, it was so comfortable I didn’t even want to take it off.

Lindsey wore Lazaro style 3159 purchased from Kleinfeld in New York, NY.

Majestic Creative  majesticcreativefilms.com/
The Rhythm Shop  therhythmshop.com/
The Addison Park  theaddisonpark.com

Lawrence and Liz

me and Lawrence 105/11/2015
Casares, Spain
We decided on an intimate wedding in Southern Spain with our closest friends. The theme was rustic and romantic, with a ceremony in the grounds of an incredible Hacienda. I had fallen in love with my dress about a week after we got engaged and even though it was in a boutique over 200 miles away I knew I had to have it! Lawrence had no idea I was going to wear blush pink, yet the suit he had handmade had a blush pink waistcoat which perfectly matched my dress – it was like it was meant to be ♥

Liz wore Blush style 1258 purchased from Bride to Be in Manchester, UK.

Talia Giraudo  http://www.thoroughlygorgeous.com/

Daniel and Juliann

Jamesport, NY, United States
All week we were told that there was going to be a storm on our wedding day. We were getting married at Martha Clara Vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island outside in front of the Vines so naturally this made us a little nervous. The weather was beautiful and sunny in the morning. Come ceremony time the storm came in fast but literally split up right over the Vineyard. A few scattered rain drops and gray clouds in the background made for some gorgeous photos. I guess we already have all the luck we need.

Juliann wore Lazaro style 3063, purchased at Bridal Reflections in Carle Place, NY.

Alexis Stein Photography  http://www.alexissteinphoto.com/
Karen Lenahan Designs  http://klenahandesigns.com/
Blondies Bake Shop  http://www.blondiesbakeshop.com/

Jeff and Eva


Cleveland, OH, United States
Our wedding was simple, elegant and fun! It was all about being with loved ones and enjoying the celebration. The day was filled with happy tears, good food and great music. Everybody danced the night away!

Eva wore Hayley Paige style 6315, Guindon (in solid organza) purchased at Nordstrom Wedding Suite in Beachwood, OH.

Mindy Sue Photography  http://mindysuephotography.net
Blush Custom Weddings  http://www.blushcustomweddings.com

Nicholas and Samantha


Walt Disney World , FL, United States
My husband and I met when we were 14 years old. On the day we were married we had been together for 14 years. We both grew up in “Disney” families and shared a love for all things Disney. So you could say that getting married in Disney World was always part of the plan. It took over 2 years to plan our wedding and make sure that everyone we wanted to share it with could attend. With about 200 guest in attendance it was a once in a lifetime experience; one that our friends and family would cherish forever.

Samantha wore Lazaro style 3269 purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City.

Misty Miotto  http://www.mistymiotto.com/

Scott and Tami


Boston, MA, United States
Scott & Tami met freshman year of college but didn’t start dating until they both moved to Boston five years later. When Scott proposed on a pier overlooking the Boston skyline, they couldn’t imagine saying “I Do” anywhere else than in their favorite city! Scott & Tami were married at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston’s South End and held their reception at the Taj Boston hotel on a beautiful September day. Tami’s Lazaro dress was perfect for the city wedding she dreamed of and for dancing the night away!

Tami wore Lazaro style 3008 purchased from Cristina’s Bridal in Andover, MA.

Dasha Kazakova Photography  http://photosbydasha.com/
Taj Boston  http://www.tajhotels.com/luxury/city-hotels/taj-boston-boston/overview.html
Rachel Globe  http://www.oliveeweproductions.com/

Ryan and Lauren


Lahaina, HI, United States
My husband and I met at the University of Iowa our Freshman year, and dated all throughout college. We were together 4.5 years when he proposed on Valentine’s Day, 2014. We decided on a small destination wedding on Maui, Hawaii on April 24, 2015. Our wonderful parents, grandparents, siblings and my best friend came to Maui to celebrate with us. We got married at a restaurant in Lahaina, HI called Merriman’s overlooking the ocean and beach. Our wedding day was more perfect than I ever imagined, and I felt amazing in my beautiful Hayley Paige wedding gown!

Lauren wore Hayley Paige style 6350, Carrie, purchased from Bella Bianca Bridal Couture in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Tad Craig  http://tadcraigphotography.com/
Ernest Pua’a  http://www.dabarefootwarrior.com/
Merriman’s  https://www.merrimanshawaii.com/kapalua/

Tucker and Brooke


Gurley, AL, United States
We had our fairytale wedding at the beautiful Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation, just outside of Huntsville, Alabama where we both grew up. The beautiful mountains surrounding the area is what drew us to this venue, as we both love hiking. Every little detail was absolutely wonderful, making our special day absolute perfection! What a joy it was to finally become husband and wife!

Brooke wore Tara Keely style 2200 purchased from Finery Boutique in Huntsville, AL.

Kayla Beckworth Photography  http://kaylabeckworthphotography.com/
Nancy Finnegan  http://nancyfinnegan.com/
Beyoutiful Designs  http://www.4beyoutifuldesigns.com/

Andrew and Casey


Defiance, MO, United States
After a long 3 year engagement due to schooling, Andrew and I were finally married on a beautiful spring day and it was more than we could have ever imagined. Our day was filled with family, friends, good food, dancing, and lots of love. My dress was so unique and beautiful. It fit our spring vineyard wedding perfectly. It was a day that we will always cherish.

Casey wore Jim Hjelm style 8413 purchased from Love Couture Bridal in Potomac, MD.

Laurie Schuetter of Elle Rose Photography  http://ellerosephoto.com/
MarryMe Flowers  http://www.marrymeflowers.net/default.html
Chandler Hill Vineyards  http://www.chandlerhillvineyards.com/

Luke and Jessica


Palos Verdes Estates , CA, United States
Our Story best told at vimeo.com/129020861

We were married in the beautiful Neighborhood church of Palos Verdes Estates. The guests overlooked the bluffs into the water as they sat in the church. The party continued at Trump National Golf Club LA. Cocktail hour included taking photos in the photo booth, and getting portraits drawn by the character artists. The sun set in bright oranges as the guests peered into to never-ending ocean. The centerpieces were jaw dropping, the candy bar had everything you could imagine. We danced all night with our light up personalized glow sticks.

Jessica wore Lazaro style 3400 purchased from JLM Flagship Salon in Los Angeles, CA.

Custom belt and headband, Veil is from JLM

Karen French  http://www.karenfrenchphotography.com
Dan Douglas  https://vimeo.com/129020861
Candice Sanders // Keith Laverty

Geoff and Ashlee


Wilmington, IL, United States
Geoff and Ashlee are a great couple because they are completely opposite, which their friends often make fun of them about. Their relationship is strong is that they support each other’s dreams and goals and push one another to achieve them. The couple married on a gorgeous day in September. The wedding ceremony took place at the St. Rose Catholic Church and the reception was outdoors in a clear top tent in the beautiful backyard of the home Ashlee grew up in. Ashlee and Geoff danced the night away with 250 of their dearest family members and friends. Bridesmaids:

Ashlee wore Lazaro style 3259 purchased from Volles Bridal Boutique in Lake Zurich, IL. Ashlee’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5357.

Lauren Wakefield  n-wakefield.com/
Samantha Wills Bridal  http://www.samanthawills.com/bridal.html

Jason and Robin

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New York City, NY, United States
In order to really get an idea of our love story, I felt it was best for me to give you my written wedding vows:
Jason and I have been together for almost 10 years (yes, really that long) & through those 10 yrs, I’ve been doing my homework (being the type A person I am). Being an oncology nurse you get to meet a lot of couples going through a very dark time in their lives. Some were together for 10 yrs, some 20, and some even 60 years! And I asked them all the same question. “What is your secret to a happy & successful marriage?” And boy did I get some great answers! From never go to bed angry, to keep “dating” each other, make each laugh, to having separate bathrooms…I listened and I promise to try to do all of those things and more. But the best piece of advice that stuck with me was to marry your best friend, because if you marry your best friend- you will never feel alone, you will always be important and you will always feel loved. And I stand here today so happy and at peace, because I am marrying my best friend. And as your best friend and now wife, I vow that you will never feel alone, you will always be important and you will always feel loved, always and forever.

Robin wore Hayley Paige style 6358, Londyn, purchased from Lovely Bride in New York.

Matthew Sowa  http://www.matthewsowablog.com/

Patrick and Annie

waterfall profile

San Pedro, Belize
Patrick and I met on April 11th, 1995. We spent the next twenty years building an amazing life together. Although we weren’t married, we were always fully committed to each other. We put our focus on building a life and a successful company together instead of a wedding.

We thought it would be a great celebration to make it official on our actual twenty year anniversary. Patrick surprised me by booking a wedding in Belize! We spent a week celebrating with twenty-seven of our closest friends. It was a magically wedding week full of abundant love and friendship.

Annie wore Hayley Paige style 6302, Leighton, purchased from Destiny’s Bride in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Leonardo Melendez  http://www.leonardomelendez.com/
Ramon’s Village Resort  http://www.ramons.com/
Signature Belize  http://www.signaturebelizeweddings.com/

Germond and Nikki


Pleasanton , CA, United States
My husband and I met in LA in April 2010. I lived in New York and he lived in San Francisco. We had a long distance relationship for 4 years, seeing each other at least once a month. Alternating, one month he came to NY, next month I would come to San Francisco. He proposed on our 3 year anniversary in Washington D.C. He is my best friend, my heart, my Gummybear. I knew for over 2 years this was my dress. I knew when I got married I’d be wearing a Lazaro. My dress was everything!

Nikki wore Lazaro style 3153 purchased at Bridal Galleria in San Francisco, CA.

Tyler Vu  www.tylervu.com
Armando Sarabia  Getyourdoup.com
Asiel Design  www.asieldesign.com

Zack and Shelby


Dade City, FL, United States
My wedding was better than my dream. The weather was beautiful on the day I married the love of my life. My dress from Blush by Hayley Paige with some personal touches was the most perfect dress for the free-flowing boho/woodsy feel I wanted. And Ashley at The White Magnolia Tampa was the sweetest salesperson I’ve ever met. I ordered my gown after trying on a sample from a Blush trunk show at TWM, and the sample size actually fit me perfectly. That was easy! My dress and entire wedding day were a dream come true.

Shelby wore Blush by Hayley Paige style 1407, Lotus (white custom bodice accents) purchased from The White Magnolia in Tampa, Florida.

Best Photography  http://joshandrachelbest.com
2Birds Events  http://www.2birdsevents.com
The Lange Farm  http://thelangefarm.com

Rob and Sarah

Jaco, CA, United States
Zephyr Palace is situated high atop a cliff with sweeping views of the ocean, lush jungle and mountains below.

I was the bride that literally tried on 100 dresses before I found “the one”. The moment I put on my AV gown I pictured myself waking down the isle and knew I had finally found it. One of the biggest highlights of the evening was that we surprised the entire wedding with a stupendous full firework show from the cliffs below! It was truly the best week of our lives and the wedding of our dreams.

Sarah wore Alvina Valenta style 9406 purchased from the JLM Couture Flagship Salon in Los Angeles, California.

Justin Lee Photography  http://justinleephotography.com/
Chelsea Brandau – Oasis Weddings Costa Rica  http://www.oasisweddings.co.cr/
Zephyr Palace  http://www.zephyrpalace.com/

John and Nouchee

me and him09/20/2014
Charlotte, NC, United States
John and I grew up in the same town, but never actually spoke to each other. That was until April of 2002 when a mutual friend introduced me to him.

When we first started talking he was still healing from a heart break – making me feel like the “rebound girl”. On top of that my parents hated him! Needless to say, our relationship endured some hardships during the first few years. But after 13 years of fighting and making up, we are still very much in love with each other! (My parents love him now too!)

Nouchee wore Hayley Paige style Londyn-6358 purchased from White on Di in Daniel Island, SC.

Houa Vang Photography  http://www.houavangphotography.com/


Brody and Erin


Cold Lake , Canada
Although it was pouring buckets outside, I had calmness upon myself knowing that everything would unfold perfectly. We had a whimsical, soft and airy feel to the day. We exchanged vows overlooking the lake with all our family and friends present. There are no words for the amount of love we felt that day. Since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted a lace wedding dress. I was flipping through a bridal magazine one day and came across this stunning delicate gown. From that moment, it was love at first sight. I contacted the nearest retailer and tried on the dress and was overwhelmed with complete love and certainty. The eyelash lace, the illusion neckline, the low back and the top to bottom satin enrobed buttons, together, was absolutely perfect. I chose the dress in Rum Pink and paired it with custom pink jewellery and pink suede Jimmy Choo pumps.

Erin wore Alvina Valenta style 9258.

Els photography  Http://www.elsphotography.com
Copper Creek Specialties  Http://www.coppercreekspecialties.com

Chris and Sarah

husband checking out the dress08/16/2014
Halfmon Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Our wedding paid tribute to our love of the outdoors, and adventure – our first date was rollerblading on the seawall in Vancouver and many sushi dates and oceanside runs later, Chris proposed on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa at sunrise.

We said our vows at sea level, against the stunning backdrop of the Sunshine Coast forest and Pacific Ocean. Our reception continued outdoors, with dinner and dancing under a clear top tent lit by chandeliers and draped lights.

My Lazaro dress fit the wedding perfectly – it was elegant, glamorous, and felt luxurious to wear.

Sarah wore Lazaro style 3312, purchased at Bisou Bridal in Vancouver.

Erin Gilmore  http://eringilmorephotography.com/
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort  rockwatersecretcoveresort.com/

Peter and Taylor

Taylor & Peter Wedding 429

Malibu, CA, United States
Peter and I have been together for 6 years and we got married at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu on March 21 surrounded by our closest family and friends. The ceremony was something out of a fairytale, we got married under a gorgeous tree with hanging lights and chandeliers, Peter’s uncle performed the ceremony. We then headed to a tented reception area on the same property with a Ferris wheel. Peter’s brother David who is an amazing musician sang our first dance “Can’t help falling in love with you” while playing the ukulele.

Taylor wore Blush by Hayley Paige style 1409, Fiona.

Tyler Branch  http://tylerbranchphoto.com/
Mindy Roderick  http://www.mindyandcoevents.com/
PRIV  http://www.gopriv.com/

Brian and Bridget

The Dress

Philadelphia, PA, United States
I saw my dress on the JLM website and called every store until I found it. Once I tried it on, I knew it was the perfect dress for me – the jeweled neckline, open back and fit and flare shape were everything I envisioned! The bridesmaid dresses were by Noir by Lazaro. I loved that the Alencon lace on their dresses matched my dress. The bridesmaids wore NZ3237 in graphite.

Bridget wore Jim Hjelm style 8350 purchased from LaBella Moda in Conshohocken, PA.

MK Photo  http://www.mkphoto.com

Steve and Shannon


Chicago, IL, United States
As the owner of a wedding planning company, I knew our wedding had to be nothing short of spectacular and was determined to plan something that no one had seen before. Hayley and I have a mutual friend who introduced me to Hayley and her stunning designs. After seeing Dori go down the runway I simply knew that this was the wow moment I was looking for. The alabaster color was something that I had never seen in the hundreds of weddings I have been a part of and it was an absolute show stopper at our chic rooftop wedding!

Shannon wore Hayley Paige style 6413, Dori, purchased from Bella Bianca Bridal Couture in Chicago, Illinois.

Cristina G Photography  www.cristinagphoto.com