Oscar Favorites, Achieve the Look

Sad to report that I did not get to see these gorgeous gowns grace the red carpet last night at the Oscars, however happy to report that I was glued to the web and social media outlets early this morning to take in all of the details.  Over here at Hayden Olivia, we have a love for clean lines, traditional style and love gowns that take up the aisle- here are a few favorites from last night.  Br…


Real Bride Feature

Our heart skipped a beat when we received Carolyn's photos...what a gracious and sweet client to work with, we all adored her! A little note from Carolyn... "I wanted to send a THANK YOU for the time and effort that went into finding and preparing my dress for our 10/13/12 wedding -- from the "hey, we received a dress on loan and it may be a perfect fit for you" call to the finishing touches and c…


Just the Right Touch

First look, accessory and first fitting appointments can be some of the most fun when brides are determined to pick out the accessory, veil or shoe that provides "just the right touch!"  While the department stores and online resources do a fabulous job of providing these items, we try to seek out unique, can't find elsewhere items.  Our veil designers will make any custom changes upon request, …


Shoulders Covered?

We have had numerous requests for purposeful, stylish, non-matronly options for covering shoulders and arms for the ceremony.  This gets tricky- some boleros, capes, and jackets can be boxy, shoulder-paddish looking, gapping in all the wrong places, cover too much of the goods and just simply do not work.  We put one of our designers to the test and they over delivered.  You name the shape, we …


Dos for Dress Shopping

Preparing for your bridal appointment?  We know- you want to know what to bring and how to prepare, right?  We have been doing this for almost 5 years now and have learned a few dos and donts to make your gown experience top notch!  We are going to share some dos with you today, all hopefully helpful and will assist in helping you to have the most enjoyable experience possible! Do's of Bridal …