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Who makes this dress?

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#11 ajncooter

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    Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:26 AM

    jim hjelm for sure

    #12 CourtneyV

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      Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:39 AM

      Oooh Kelly, this is a GORGEOUS dress! I actually had it bookmarked on my computer at home! Glad they found the designer for ya, it's so gorgeous... try to take pictures when you try it on! :)
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      #13 anaderoux

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        Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:12 AM

        My friend who got married last month at Playa had this dress made by the same guy who's making mine.. I think he charged about 1,500 dlls for it.. it looked exactly like the original

        #14 BayBug

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          Posted 09 May 2007 - 12:03 PM

          That dress was one of my first choices when I first got engaged. I loved that dress, but then found one that looked better on me. :)

          #15 boscobel

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            Posted 09 May 2007 - 12:18 PM

            Glad you found the designer is Jim Hjelm. I have looked all over in the PA area for this dress and was unable to find one in a store. It was my original #1, but since I can't find it anywhere, I've moved on [sigh]. Good luck!

            #16 LCBride2007


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              Posted 09 May 2007 - 12:19 PM

              ahhh - you're getting a replica made - great way to save $$!

              #17 KellyandMatt08

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                Posted 09 May 2007 - 12:26 PM

                I found a bridal shop that still has this dress!! I'm going tonight to try it on!!

                #18 Heidi

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                  Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:05 PM

                  wow, Kelly that dress is gorgeous!!!!! Make sure to take pics when you find it!!!
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                  #19 SusanK

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                    Posted 09 May 2007 - 03:06 PM

                    Take pics!
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                    #20 laura b

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                      Posted 10 May 2007 - 09:07 AM

                      I love that dress, and I actually considered buying one from the exact eBay vendor you're looking at. Let me put in a word of advice, though.
                      I bought a dress from a dressmaker on eBay, a copy of a Divina Sposa, and while the dressmaker made it pretty true to the original, the material was not what I would want in a dress and the fit just wasn't great (even though I sent measurements from a seamstress). Instead, I would urge you to take it to a local seamstress you trust or someone you know trusts, and have her copy it with the exact materials and colors you pick out.
                      I only say this because I've just gone through it, and as a consequence, ended up spending wayyy too much on a second wedding dress (because I was trying to cut corners in the first place).
                      If I were going to go the eBay route again (which I am banned from by my mother from even LOOKING at dresses), I would buy one from a place like this eBay Store - Couture Bridal Gallery: Bridal Gowns HOT DEALS where they sell the actual designer's dress (not this year's styles, though) for on the cheap.

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