After a tremendous New York Bridal Week, we wrapped it up with dancing and a few glasses of champagne at two of the most fabulous parties of the year! Our three designers and the JLM team rocked it at Martha Stewarts Weddings party to the theme of the night “Come Shine With Me”, we had a sparkletastic time! We then made our way to the 5th Anniversary of the Knot Gala, which took place one of the most iconic buildings in Manhattan, The New York Public Library. As you will see from the below pictures, we had the most fun!
Our fabulous in-house designers Hayley Paige, Jessica Williams and Lazaro Perez have stunned the industry with their striking collections for the upcoming season. Just two weeks ago they showcased their exquisite Spring 16′ collections on the runway for New York Bridal Week. Below, I will go through some of the hottest trends and get you excited for whats to come!
Watch the lovely Hayley Paige answer 77 rapid questions on interesting and funny topics from wedding tips to why she loves Unicorns!The interview consisted of 7 categories with 11 questions in each category as she got married on July 11th.
Check out the magical pictures from the day by clicking on the popular Instagram hashtag #thankheavenforseveneleven. The video even gives us insight to her new Spring 16 collection which will be launched on the runway this weekend!!
Hayley Paige is taking the Instagram world by storm! A tremendous day here at JLM Couture where our very own designer, Hayley Paige has hit 100K followers on Instagram. Her wonderful inspiring Instagram gives us glimpses into her day-to-day life as a bridal gown designer. Lets take a look at some of her most noteworthy Instagram’s to date…
Also, check out her Fall 15 behind the scenes video here!
A throwback to her very first Instagram, whats a better first gram than New York City? Funnily her mom was her first follower!
Hayley keeps vibes alive and rocking among her models backstage!
Starting from sketch, Hayley shows her followers beautiful illustrations of her newest bridal gown collections.
A wardrobe full of her luscious gowns..
No Instagram is complete without a back photo right? Look at that attention to detail.
She often shares a special moment from the big day of Hayley Paige brides.
Her Instagram will also brighten up your Monday morning..
She shows us where the magic happens..an office full of inspiration!
Words cant justify this electric daydream… #thankheavenforseveneleven is the hashtag used on all of her wedding day Instagram’s-the special date they tied the knot!
A close up of one of three wedding dresses she wore for her big day!
We just cant get enough of her wedding day Instagram’s! Romance at its very finest <3
If you are not already following Hayley on Instagram- you must join in on the magic and sparkle of @misshayleypaige. I promise, it will add glimmer to your Instagram feed!
We were so excited to unveil the Fall 2015 collections this weekend at Bridal Market! We’ve compiled at peek at each, with many more beautiful photos on the way very soon! Be sure to check jlmcouture.com for more in the coming weeks!
Alvina Valenta style 9562
Blush by Hayley Paige style 1560, Nova.
Hayley Paige style 6553, Remmington
Jim Hjelm style 8561
Lazaro style 3559
Jim Hjelm Occasions style 5550
Tara Keely style 2550
Ti Adora style 7550
I put on my cheerleading uniform, tied my white tennis shoes, fluffed my ponytail and slicked on my shiniest lip gloss. I was ready! He was definitely going to be there tonight. I had heard about him from mutual friends for weeks on end. My 16-year old imagination had idealized this upcoming moment and replayed a thousand different scenarios. Maybe it would be love at first sight? Maybe he would ask me out on a date right then and there! The only problem was…I didn’t know what he looked like (and they refused to tell me)!
It was the start of basketball season and we were playing our rival high school at home. I had my dad drop me off early to scope out the other team hoping I would know who he was when I saw him. I watched them practice drills and darted my eyes around the court hoping my heart would alert me. I scanned and scanned. Nothing. No butterflies in my stomach. No heart palpitations. Nothing like I had imagined.
The rest of the girls arrived and we got in line to cheer on our team. I stood there feeling very confused. My friends had promised he would be there and they were smiling and waving at me from the stands. For weeks, they had filled my heart with endless excitement. They had rattled on about his achievements at his school, his sportsmanship and his overall good looks. It was enough to make you daydream right through Algebra II.
“You’ll know it the moment you see him!” “Y’all are meant to be!” “You guys are going to get married!”
The announcer boomed over the speaker and prepared to announce the starting line-up. Rival team up first. He whirred through their names and positions and then began to read the final name, the team captain. The world hit pause as a 17-year-old boy ran out onto the court. His wavy charcoal black hair matched perfectly with his beautiful smile. It was him. He was there! (He had been in the locker room…)
On June 15, 2013, that handsome boy and I were married in Austin, TX… nine and a half years after we first met on that special day. I was no longer standing in front of the teenager I fell in love with at a high school gymnasium, but a wonderful, kind-hearted man. We were high school sweethearts, dated through college, moved to a new city, bought a house and rescued three beautiful dogs. When you write your life out like that, it appears to be an ideal timeline of the natural progression of life and love. Those major occasions are the plotted points on the graph of life. However, in between the big moments, you find the true nitty gritty of any relationship; the real reason why people fall in love and stay in love. It’s in the tiniest of memories, the smallest inside jokes and the quickest of glances across a crowded room. Those are the details that serve as the glue between two people. Dating for nearly a decade isn’t always a cake walk. There are joyous years and hard years, happy months and sad months, weeks spent making memories and weeks spent alone, memorable days and ones that are difficult to look back on. No love story was ever successful because both people did everything right. The success lies in the promise that a future as one is brighter than a lifetime apart. It’s in the glue.
The day I walked down the aisle to the person I have now enjoyed 11 years of life with, I was wearing a Blush by Hayley Paige style from Now and Forever Boutique in Houston, TX. (Thanks, Vo!) It was the third dress I tried on and I decided it was the one before I even stepped out of the dressing room. I chose it because I wanted to be comfortable and look natural on my wedding day. I wanted to dance and twirl and hug and kiss every person there. The dress was meant for me, like it had been designed just for my memories. I didn’t need to scan the room. I didn’t need my friends to tell me all about it. It was there…ready and waiting to be mine.
Wedding Photographer: Clayton Austin
Makeup: Make-up by Marie-Lynn (Austin, TX)
JLM COUTURE LOVE STORY # 4
It was 4th of July weekend of 2013 and my now-husband woke me up Saturday morning & told me to pack for a surprise trip. He wouldn’t tell me where we were going, despite my many guesses.
I had always hinted that I wanted to visit Savannah, GA. and when we pulled into a hotel near River Street, I was so excited! Part of me was thinking/hopeful that this surprise trip was leading to another surprise :) We had the most romantic night & during dinner, drinks, & sight-seeing I secretly kept thinking that he may propose at any moment.
But eventually the night ended and we went back to the hotel. I figured my guess was wrong & I left it at that, as being just a wonderful vacation.
The next morning, we were walking around Forsyth Park and Matt stopped an older couple & asked them to take our picture in front of the big fountain. I thought nothing of it by this point & was not expecting anything, since I figured the moment had passed the night before. But when he had given the camera to the couple, he had set the whole thing up for them to put the camera on video mode to record his proposal to me. While smiling for the picture, all of a sudden I look over and Matt was down on one knee & asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. I very happily said yes and we then celebrated with family that afternoon. I’m so glad that it happened this way, where I could still be surprised. It was perfect.
Purchased from The White Magnolia in Hyde Park, Tampa Fl.
A Hayley Paige Trunk Show is coming your way, Los Angeles!
Come preview the Spring 2015 collection this weekend at the JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood, CA. Appointments to see the collection (and meet head designer Hayley Paige!) can be made by calling 424.249.3909 or by requesting one here.
We are so thrilled to be sharing with you these gorgeous photos from Bridal Expo Chicago, compliments of Just Love Me Photography and Design! Our very own Hayley Paige was in attendance and looking quite darling thanks to Tamara Hair + Make Artistry! Huge thank you to Bridal Expo Chicago and all the beautiful brides-to-be!
Visit our list of Hayley Paige Chicago retailers here.