Bridesmaid Dresses = DONE


I am breathing a sigh of relief.

After work today, my mom and I headed to a nearby bridal boutique to officially finalize the plans on the bridesmaid dresses for our upcoming wedding.

My six bridesmaids will be wearing a one-shoulder Jim Hjelm dress in cashmere/champagne color.

The dress…

The Dress!

Jim Hjelm Bridesmaid Dress

The color…

Cashmere Color

 (The color looks a bit lighter in this photo… It’s definitely a richer color in person.)

The beading and flowers on the dress in the picture of the black dress will not be featured on our bridesmaid dresses because I could not get the dress in the right color with those appliqués attached. I may try to find a whimsical flower or something pretty and romantic to attach in place of the absentee flowers, but I love the dress without it as well.

Now the girls just need to submit their measurements and order their dresses and we’re good to go!


After the bridesmaid dress success, my mom and I headed home for dinner.

We went straight into the kitchen where I got to work on the sides. Ryan headed out back to make us burgers on the  grill, using lean ground beef that he seasoned with garlic salt.

While preparing dinner, I couldn’t help but snack on some Stacy’s extra cheese soy crisps.

Stacy's Soy Crisps

As a side, I prepared roasted broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini.


Ryan’s burgers turned out great and we enjoyed them on honey wheat Pepperidge Farms deli flats.


My Plate

A simply delicious meal enjoyed with two simply fantastic people!

My mom brought a bag full of bridal magazines with her for us to flip through, so I’m off to curl up on the couch and fold over some pages! 😀

45 Responses

  1. I love the color and the DRESS!!! It is so elegant and timeless.

  2. Yay, what a relief. The dress is so classy + elegant. Is your wedding indoors? 🙂

  3. Super cute!!! I love the cut of the dresses. You are going to be a beautiful bride! 🙂

  4. Oh I LOVE it. Being a bridesmaid you always dread what your going to have to wear. I would be excited to wear this dress 🙂

  5. Such a beautiful dress!! You picked a lovely color!! 🙂

  6. I’d choose the black dress. The champagne color looks too much like a white color to me. If it’s light now, it may look white in wedding photos.

    My maid-of-honor is wearing a black dress. So is my mother and grandmother. Our wedding may look like a funeral.

  7. i want to meet a guy and have a kind of love like u guys. must be so neat to have someone who has your back, u know?
    love the dress and the color.
    u r so pretty…u kinda remind me of Ally on The Bachelorette (only prettier).

  8. Just a suggestion – – a little expensive, but for sure something everyone actually would wear again cause they’re versatile

  9. Those dresses are gorgeous, if I was a bridesmaid I would be thanking you for picking those! Love love the color as well 🙂

  10. GREAT choice on the dress!! Very flattering!

  11. That dress is beautiful! Your bridesmaids are so lucky that you picked out such a great dress for them to wear. It’s definitely something I would wear beyond the wedding! 🙂

  12. Those dresses look absolutely gorgeous. You have such a sense of style 🙂
    Im so jealous of your bridesmaids its not funny ^^

  13. LOVE the dress! GREAT choice! 🙂

  14. I love the dress! I want it for a party! haha

  15. Julie the dresses are gorgeous!!! Love them!

  16. congrats on getting the dresses picked out, they are beautiful! Must feel great to gets things ticked off your list 🙂

  17. Can I be a bridesmaid? I’d like that dress 🙂

  18. That’s a gorgeous dress! You look lovely in it. 🙂 I like it in both colors.


  19. The dress is SO cute! I love the one shoulder look and I know people always say this…but I really looks like a dress your bridesmaids will be able to wear again. 🙂

  20. I LOVE those dresses! Furthermore, I love your shoes 🙂 So adorable!!

    Stacy’s chips are my faaav by the way. When I came home from work today, I pulled out some of their naked pita chips and garlic hummus…. mmmmm!

  21. That is an amazingly beautiful dress! In both colors actually. Very pretty.

  22. dresses look beautiful!
    It’s really nice to follow your wedding preparations 🙂

  23. yay i looooove that dress!! xx

  24. The dress is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it all with us!

  25. I love the dress and the color…your girls will be able to wear that dress to other occasions!

  26. I love that dress! Nice Job Julie! It can easily be warn for a nice dinner or party as well.

    You are so stinkin cute and little I just want to punch you!!!

  27. The dress is gorgeous! I had Jim Hjelm bridesmaids dresses as well. The only thing is that the color photographs as white, so it might look that way in your wedding photos. Its really not a big deal but something you might want to consider!

    • I agree with it looking “bridal” in pictures. Definitely consider perking it up with their flowers. Not that anyone would mistake THEM for the bride. You will be too gorgeous!

      • yeah i’m definitely aware of that – their flowers are going to be BRIGHT! yellows, golds, ivory, etc.

  28. That color is gorgeous. I love the dress!

  29. You know how they say you should choose a bridesmaid dress that your bridesmaids could wear again? This is actually one of them! Very classy.

  30. YAY! You picked some very pretty dresses…I really like it a lot! And seriously when I was engaged the best part was buying bridal magazines…they are SO fun to look through. Heck…I still buy them from time to time to look at the stuff! I think it secretly freaks Keith out a little…he always says…um…you know you aren’t getting married again, right? haha…so cute!

  31. dress is adorable and your bridesmaids can totally wear ’em again…and look at you…you don’t mind them wearing an ALMOST white color and stealing your thunder on YOUR day 🙂 classy!

  32. The dress is amazing! Great taste!

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  35. Beautiful!! 🙂 Nice choice, I love the one shoulder.

  36. I remember I used to eat soy crisps all the time when I was little! I love them; they have such a unique flavor. Congrats on finalizing the bridesmaid dresses! They’re beautiful.

  37. woohoo! they rock, sista!

  38. We love it!!! I can’t wait to wear it :). Love the style and color…perfecto! Sending our love!

  39. […] found these gorgeous shoes that I think would look wonderful with my bridesmaid dresses. Pretty […]

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