JLM Weddings

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Doug and Naomi

Naomi & Doug's first dance
02/16/2013
Chicago, IL, United States
Doug and I got engaged last May and began wedding planning pretty quickly. We decided on a winter wedding in the Grand Ballroom at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, and I was dress shopping soon after. My Tara Keely 2200 was the third dress I tried, and I loved it from the second I put it on. On 2/16/13, we had over 200 loved ones from coast to coast celebrate with us and dance the night away. From the venue, to the flowers, to the band…we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding!

Naomi wore a Tara Keely bridal gown style 2200 purchased from Bella Bianca in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Slav Zinger  http://www.ziphotostudio.com
Gold Coast All Stars  http://www.goldcoasteventschicago.com
Ronsley  http://www.ronsley.com

Greg and Carissa


03/01/2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Greg and Carissa were married in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 1, 2013. The bride wore a lace Alvina Valenta dress to tie in with the romance of the black magic roses and Old San Juan charm. The bridesmaids were complimentary to the bride in their beautiful black sweetheart straplesss Alvina Valenta dresses.

Carissa wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9161 , Carissa’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaid dress style 9128 in black dupioni, purchased from The White Flower in San Diedo, CA.

Noel Del Pilar  http://www.noeldelpilar.com
Myrna Serrano  http://www.mserranoevents.com
Hotel El Convento  http://www.elconvento.com

Anthony and Jordan


01/20/2013
Boston, MA, United States
Anthony and I went on a blind date in the winter of 2010 and I never could have imagined how my life would instantly change from that day forward. Anthony was so genuine, sweet, honest, smart, and funny; I had never met anyone like him. Just a few days shy of our one year anniversary Anthony proposed with a stunning ring hidden in my Christmas stocking. We decided to have our wedding in Boston, the city we call home, and knew that the State Room would be the perfect place. On a beautiful, sunny, Sunday in January, Anthony and I exchanged vows in front of our closest family and friends AND in front of the most magnificent view in all of Boston. It was an unforgettable day, filled with lots of laughs, tears (happy, of course), smiles, and most importantly- lots of dancing!

Jordan wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9200 , Jordan’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaid dress style 9224 in Graphite organza, purchased from Cristina’s Bridal in Andover, MA.

Benoit & McCarthy Photography;  http://www.benoit-mccarthy.com
Katrina Hess  http://www.katrinahess.com
I Do On-Site Hair and Makeup  http://www.idoweddinghairnewengland.com

Jason and Melissa


09/22/2012
Charleston, SC, United States
Jason and I got married at Lowndes Grove Plantation on 9.22.12. We incorprated both Southern Chic with modern New York designs to incorprate my southern upbringing with his New York lifestyle. Our wedding was focused on the details. Our custom “B” monogram and invitation design was transposed onto the cake, the dance floor, and even fabrics that lined the bars and tied the cocktail tables. FAVORITE MOMENT- we did a trash the dress photo shoot the morning after our big day

Melissa wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8211 .

Jennnifer Bearden  http://jenniferbearden.com/weddings/melissa-jason-are-married-lowndes-grove-wedding/
Lizz Akerman of Southern Protocol  http://southernprotocol.com/
LifeStage Films  http://www.lifestagefilms.com/?s=jason+and+melissa

Peter and Ashley


07/22/2012
Newport, RI, United States
Peter and I have known each other our whole lives growing up in Duxbury, MA. We were married at Castle Hill in Newport,RI on a perfect summer day surrounded by all our family and close friends. It took me three dresses and three bridal shops to find the perfect dress. I knew I wanted lace, with straps and a fitted gown that hit me in all the right curvy places. It was an instant love affair and I never wanted to take it off. We will never forget that perfectly, magical day that ended firework show!

Ashley wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9209 , purchased from Country Weddings in Hingham, MA.

Lauren Methia  http://www.laurenmethia.com
Chris McClain  http://www.cmcclainproductions.com
Jennie Kay  http://www.jenniekaybeauty.com

Rodney and Ashley


11/18/2012
Coral Gables, FL, United States
Rodney and Ashley were married at the stargazing Westin Colonnade Coral Gables. However, the Rotunda ballroom had nothing on the bride’s wedding dress! Amelia at Bridal Reflections did an amazing job at alterations, the bride’s measurements were not an easy task! Family and Friends came from far to join these two in witnessing their blessed union. Everything came together PERFECTLY.

Ashley wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3214 , purchased from Bridal Reflections in Carle Place, NY.

Focused On Forever  http://www.focusedonforever.com/blog/rodney-ashley-married/
Timeline Video Productions  http://vimeo.com/55128199
Dalsimer Atlas  http://www.dalsimeratlas.com/

Eric and Beth


10/27/2013
Columbus , OH, United States
Eric and I met on business in Kansas City, we kept in touch. After long trips to Columbus OH and Chicago IL- where Eric is from. We decided to take the next step and move closer to one another. After a year of living together we decided to take the next step- Eric got down on one Knee in Chicago IL and asked me to Marry him. Of course I said Yes and we got married on his birthday on 11/27/12.

Beth wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8108 , purchased from Le Jeune Mariee in Worthington, OH.

Stephanie’s Creations  http://www.stephaniescreationsphotography.com/

Patrick and Alexandra


10/06/2012
Chicago, IL, United States
Pat and I dated for nearly 6 years when we got engaged, so we knew our wedding would be an amazing celebration with all of our family and friends. We got married at St. Alphonsus in Chicago and had our reception at a hotel downtown Chicago overlooking the river. It was a fun, relaxing, and very special day. We could not have asked for more.Bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions in Wine.

Alexandra wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8156 purchased from Volle’s Bridal in Lake Zurich, IL. Alexandra’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaid dress style 5104 , style 5150 , style 5063 , and style 5185 in Wine Dupioni purchased from Vip Occasions in Elmhurst, IL.

Bryan Swisher Photography  http://www.bryanswisher.com
Antonette White  http://www.AntonetteWhite.com

David and Becca


09/01/2012
Woodbury, NY, United States
David and I met on a trip to Israel. From the very first day we met, it was obvious that we were going to share something special. Four years later, we were engaged and I was searching for THE dress. I knew this was the one when Francesca herself gave me some tips and helped me pick it out! My mother sewed an embellishment on the side and it was perfect. We got married Labor Day Weekend, near my hometown on Long Island with our friends and family by our sides.

Becca wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8103 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, NY.

Inku Yo  http://www.inkuphoto.com/

Matthew and Christine


09/29/2012
Houston, TX, United States
Matt and I dated for 9 years before getting married. We wanted a classic wedding and while we planned to hold it outdoors nature had other plans. We embraced the pouring rain and had the wedding of our dreams.

Christine wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1000 , Christine’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaid dress style 5100 , style 5105 , style 5013 , style 5054 ,and style 5002 in Tea rose silky taffeta, purchased from Weddings by Debbie in Katy, TX.

Intandem  http://www.abicyclefortwo.com/
Dream Bouquet  http://www.dreambouquet.net/
The Parador  http://paradorhouston.com/main.html

Winslow and Nicole


08/18/2012
Falmouth, MA, United States
Our wedding was a dream come true and so is my husband. Winslow and I met online. We were each other’s first date and we never looked back. We were married on a beach in Woods Hole where Winslow’s family made many childhood memories. We then drove in a antique Mercedes Gazelle kit car originally built by Winslow’s father, John, to our reception at the Bourne Farm, Falmouth, MA. Surrounded by our family and friends, we had the time or our life. The belt that was used on my dress was handmade by M&J Bridal in New York City. The veil was handmade by the bride’s mom.

Nicole wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9102 , purchased from Cristina’s Bridal in Andover, MA.

Katie and Max Bittle  http://www.dreamlovephotography.com

Andrew and Kerribeth


07/14/2012
Howell, NJ, United States
We were married on a warm summer afternoon in a Catholic Church surrounded by our loving family and friends. The theme of the wedding was ‘vintage glam’ and this was accented throughout the details and decor, from crystal earrings and bangles, pretty parasols, pink and off-white garden roses filled galvanized buckets to chandelier-like table centerpieces. Our reception was held at a Country Club, and while our guests enjoy the cocktail hour on a outdoor balcony overlooking the green, we enjoyed our alone time in the surrounding gardens. It truly was a dream come true.This was the fifth dress I tried on and I knew it was “the one”. I could just tell as soon as I stepped into it and I did not want to take it off! The crystal and bugle beaded bodice inspired me and became our theme throughout the wedding – as soon as I said “yes to the dress”! I selected the ivory silk ribbon and had my seamstress fold it over to make a thinner sash. I wanted to show off as much of the beautiful crystal bodice as I could! The sash definitely completed the look. My bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions dress style 5226. The luminescent chiffon really shimmered in the summer sun and my bridesmaids felt so comfortable in them. It was a win-win!

Kerribeth wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3063 , her bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dress style 5226 in ballet luminescent chiffon, purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, NY.

Kalen Foley  http://www.kalenfoley.com
Ken Malagiere  http://www.narcissusflorals.com/

Kevin and Caroline


09/22/2012
Bretton Woods, NH, United States
Kevin and I live in Boston, but we knew we wanted to get married in the mountains. As Kevin and I rounded the corner and saw the Mt Washington Hotel we knew nothing would ever surpass this place. With lots of family traveling from London, South Africa and Australia, it was important for us to have a place where our families wouldn’t get bored.

Our day was absolutely perfect. We had a beautiful, warm day, and the beautiful backdrop of the mountains. We were surrounded by everyone we loved, and we could not have asked for more.

Caroline wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9052 , purchased from Country Weddings in Hingham, MA.

Spring Smith Studios  http://www.springsmithstudios.com
Dutch Bloemen Winkel  http://www.dutchbw.com/
Mt. Washington Hotel  http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BrettonWoodsMountWashington.aspx

Jason and Carolyn


10/13/2012
Weaverville, NC, United States
Based on a love for the outdoors, our wedding was set in the rolling hills of the western North Carolina mountains. With family and friends gathered on a gorgeous Fall day, we allowed the farm property and natural backdrop to shine in their own right. Minimal touches of organic décor and warm lighting plus DIY accents, such as wrapped mason jars and vintage-inspired signage, rounded out our interpretation of rustic romance and down-home coziness.

Carolyn wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1006 , purchased from Hayden Olivia , in Charlotte, NC.

Caroline Ghetes  http://www.carolineghetes.com/
Claxton Farm  http://claxtonfarm.net/
Aria Floral  http://blueridgeflowers.com/

Conor and Kathryn


9-8-12
Door County, WI, United States
We wanted a casual yet elegant wedding with strong hints of vintage. I knew I wanted a lace gown to achieve this look, and finally, after searching and searching, I found the one. This dress is gorgeous, with satin buttons trailing down the back and the perfect-length train. The deep ivory color was ideal for my pale complexion and red hair. And, the open back is an unexpected and fun accent.

Kathryn wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9202 , purchased from Bella Bianca in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Emily Steffen of Emily Steffen Photography  http://www.emilysteffen.com/photography
Toni Scott of Toni Scott Vanity Specialist  http://toniscottvanityspecialist.com/

Johnny and Noelle


08/11/2012
Dowra/Donegal, AL, Ireland
On a beautiful sunny day in August in the North West of Ireland, myself & Johnny made our vows to become husband & wife in Doobally Chuch surrounded by all our family & friends. We then drove in a white vintage Beauford convertible to Co.Donegal where we had our reception in the beautiful Lough Eske Castle. I felt like a Princess all day in my Tara Keely ballgown. Our son Ryan had such a great day and even done a reading for us at the church asking God to bless his Mom & Dad. Everything was perfect just how i always imagined it.I wanted everything to be girly, princess and fairytale like.

Noelle wore Tara Keely bridal gown style 2161 , purchased from White Orchid, in Swords, Co Dublin.

Jim Schofield  http://jimschofield.com/
Dreamcatcher Productions  http://www.dreamcatcherproductions.ie/
Lough Eske Castle  http://www.solishotels.com/lougheskecastle/

Warren and Amanda


11/02/2012
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Our wedding was held in the historic Hilton Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati on November 2, 2012. The hotel is elaborately decorated in French Art Deco style so we chose colors to compliment it’s beauty. We wanted my girls to have an elegant, classic look which fit perfectly with the Alvina Valenta and Jim Hjelm Occasions gowns. We went with long purple dresses and I loved that all of the girls could select the gown that fit her body and personality best! Our day was perfect and my girls looked amazing!

Amanda’s bridesmaids wore Alvina Valenta bridesmaid dress style 9265 , style 9221 , style 9273 , style 9267 , and Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaid dress style 5169 and style 5170 in Purple Mikado.

Michael Bambino & Co.  http://www.michaelbambino.com
Hyde Park Bridal  http://www.hydeparkbridal.com
Courtney Lambert  http://courtenaylambert.com

William and Nicole


08/20/2010
Philadelphia, DC, United States
We met in Philadelphia through a mutual friend. Before our 2nd date, he broke his nose in a charity boxing match. He swept me off my feet (even though he was worried about his nose) and we fell in love. We married 2 1/2 years later in a beautiful ceremony in Philadelphia. I felt beautiful on my wedding day, not only because of the beautiful gown, but because of the way he looked at me. He is my soulmate and the love of my life and I fall more in love with him each day… crooked nose and all.

Nicole wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown discontinued style 9954, purchased from Bridals by Danielle in Philadelphia, PA.

Sean Marshall Lin  http://www.seanmarshalllin.com/
Artesano Iron Works Gallery  http://artesanoironworks.com/gallery/
John Serock Catering  http://www.serockcatering.com/

Ryan and Amy


10/22/2011
Leon, VA, United States
I married the love of my life in fall 2011 on lovely vineyard grounds at Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery in Virginia. Surrounded by 180 family and friends, Ryan and I had a beautiful celebration with a family-style dinner, wonderful wines and a rockin’ dance party. When Lazaro himself sketched my art deco dress as a keepsake for me, I knew it would be a focal point of the whole wedding experience. The design embodied my desired effect: a sophisticated vintage theme that seamlessly complemented my goal to incorporate natural elements in modern ways. Thank you Lazaro!

Amy wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3059 , purchased from Bridal Garden in Marlton, NJ.

Maria Vicencio  http://www.mariavicencio.com/
Andrea Brame + Cynthia Garrett
Emily Dionne  http://www.emilydionne.com/home.html

Jim and Denisse


10/06/2012
Orlando, FL, United States
Our wedding was everything we could have asked for and more. We wanted a classy, traditional wedding and that is exactly what we had. Our ceremony was at the beautiful Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College (Jim’s alma mater) and our reception followed at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.

It was an absolutely perfect night and the best part was that we got to celebrate with all our family and friends.

Denisse wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3050 , purchased from The Collection Bridal in Winter Park, FL.

Sunshine Photographics  http://sunshinephotographics.com/
Weddings Unique  http://www.weddingsunique.com/
Lee James Floral Design  http://www.leejamesfloral.com/

Alex and Kristin


05/24/2012
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Our wedding took place at the historic St. Ann’s Church in Hoboken, NJ. This location represented both my Italian heritage and the years that Alex and I lived in Hoboken together. The reception was held at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ. The ultra-modern decor of the Westmount fit perfectly with the upbeat vibe that we envisioned for our wedding. I have a very large Italian-American family and Alex has a very large Colombian family, so great food and music were priorities. By the end of the night all of our expectations had been surpassed.

Kristin wore Jim Hjelm bridal gown style 8051 , purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, NY.

Brad Ross Photography  http://www.bradross.net
St. Ann’s Church  http://www.st-annchurch.com
SCE Event Group  http://sceeventgroup.com
Expert Makeup Artistry by Lauren  http://www.expertmakeupartistry.com

MICHAEL and EIRINI


29/09/2012
RHODES ISHLAND, AL, Greece
Michael and I married at Filerimos Monastery in Rhodes Ishland. It was constructed of stone on the side of an older Byzantine Monastery. The Monastery was built in the 15th by the knights of Saint John. We wanted a romantic wedding with 50′S notes. Me and my husband we love this place. I am very happy that I was a Lazaro bride!

Eirini wore Lazaro bridal gown style 3214 , purchased from Fontana Bridal Salon in Greenwich, CT.

magdalene kourti  http://www.mkourti.com

Michael and Nicole


11/11/2012
St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Our wedding was held in a beautiful garden at the Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, FL. I wanted a very elegant and romantic feel to my wedding. I loved this Lazaro dress the moment I saw it. It was the perfect color and style. All of my girls looked and felt gorgeous in this dress.

Nicole’s bridesmaids wore Noir by Lazaro bridesmaid dress style 3227 and her junior bridesmaids wore style 3232 in Graphite Alencon Lace.

Blue Lane Studios  http://bluelanestudios.com
Jess Waldrop Makeup Artists  http://jesswaldrop.com/

Hryer and Parisa


06/23/2012
Beverly Hills, CA, United States

Hryer & I had been dating for almost 2 years & I had just finished graduate school. After much planning on Hryer’s part, we took a trip to Venice, Italy where Hryer proposed to me on the terrace of our hotel. Our engagement set the tone for our trip & it was one of the best trips of my life.

My inspiration for the wedding was very much old Hollywood vintage vibes & the color scheme I wanted to keep was a very classic palette of whites, crèmes, matte gold’s, & browns.

Parisa wore Alvina Valenta bridal gown style 9102 , purchased from Lovella Bridal in Glendale, CA.

Duke Images  http://www.dukeimages.com