Sep
27

love these tags

While researching stylish ideas for a baby shower, I came across Lollipop Events and Designs.  They have a shop on Etsy where you can custom order and purchase tags like the one pictured below.  Their site has several galleries as well...great ideas! We need to ask some of our wedding planning friends here in Charlotte for suggestions of local vendors who print these types of tags.  We will do…

Sep
24

flirty and fun!

Thank you Martha Stewart Weddings for capturing the perfect picture of the Wallis gown by Modern Trousseau.  Seriously...this gown screams fun, flirty, lets dance the night away.  Every bride who has slipped into our sample loves the comfort of this gown but also appreciates the small details such as the neckline and the feel of the skirt.  Make an appointment to float across our floors in this…

Sep
23

Priscilla of Boston & Vineyard this Weekend

Hayden Olivia will welcome Kim to Charlotte this weekend.  She brings with her the newest styles from the Priscilla of Boston and Vineyard collections.  Most all styles fall in the 2K-5k price range.  Enjoy a 10% trunk show discount with the purchase of your gown and a gift from Hayden Olivia, you can't take your gown home with you after all!  The collections are available today, Friday and Sa…

Sep
20

Bridal Shower DIY

Makes 50 3 tablespoons cornstarch 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar Vegetable oil cooking spray for pans 1 package (2 1/2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin 1/3 cup cold water for gelatin, plus 1/4 cup for syrup 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Red food coloring 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted Vanilla Cookie Recipe Directions: 1.  Mix cornstarch with conf…

Sep
17

Wedding Dresses from the Runway

Have you seen the fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings? Their own runway show of the season's favs are stunning. Some of the styles that Martha loved are some of the same that we loved...they are available right here at Hayden Olivia. You can slip into one of these gowns at a trunk show scheduled this fall (please see our events page) or call to request a specific gown and we will make sure it…