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Jordan + Matt: Rustic Alabama Wedding

Sometimes there are no words that need to be said when the photos do all the talking. It could not be more true in this case.  There’s nothing quite like a nod to nature than an outdoor wedding. Captured by Morgan Trinker and surrounded by glorious views, this couple wed in the bride’s hometown in Alabama and kept every […]

Sometimes there are no words that need to be said when the photos do all the talking. It could not be more true in this case.  There’s nothing quite like a nod to nature than an outdoor wedding. Captured by Morgan Trinker and surrounded by glorious views, this couple wed in the bride’s hometown in Alabama and kept every detail personalized along the way. Jordan wore a stunning Tara Keely dress with a custom made bolero that she could remove after the ceremony. The soft color palette of the flowers and bridesmaids dresses were the perfect compliment to this rustic setting. Bringing in chandeliers and old wine barrels, the reception looked as if it were torn from the pages of a magazine.

Dress by: Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Photos by: Morgan Trinker

 

Dress by: Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Photos by: Morgan Trinker

 

Dress by: Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Photos by: Morgan Trinker


Dress by: Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Photos by: Morgan Trinker

 

Dress by: Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Photos by: Morgan Trinker

 

Dress by: Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Photos by: Morgan Trinker

 

Dress by: Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Photos by: Morgan Trinker

Congratulations to the bride and groom!!!

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#TBT: Enchanted Fairytale Bridal Shoot

Yep, we are doing a “throwback Thursday” blog post today! This takes us back to a time where Hayden Olivia Bridal was transformed into an enchanted forest! In the bridal industry, professionals will get together and collaborate on a styled shoot for their own artistic purposes. It is always such fun working with other wedding professionals […]

Yep, we are doing a “throwback Thursday” blog post today! This takes us back to a time where Hayden Olivia Bridal was transformed into an enchanted forest! In the bridal industry, professionals will get together and collaborate on a styled shoot for their own artistic purposes. It is always such fun working with other wedding professionals in such a creative aspect.

From Magnolia Events“Above the hustle and bustle of a busy city street, a chic bridal boutique was transformed into an enchanted forest.  It was easy to forget about the outside world when the creative minds of some of Charlotte’s finest wedding vendors collaborated to create this unique atmosphere.  The overall feel of the shoot was soft and romantic, while mixing the beautiful elements of nature and metallic metals...

This wonderful shoot was featured on The Lovely Find – and you can view the full blog post and photo gallery here.

Photos by Crystal Stokes Photography

 

Crystal Stokes Photography

 

Crystal Stokes Photography

 

Crystal Stokes Photography

Venue: Hayden Olivia | Hair: Rebekah McCann | Makeup: Erin Ashley Makeup | Accessories:Whitney Alyssa | Wedding Gown Boutique: Hayden Olivia | Event Planner: Magnolia Events | Floral Design + Rentals: Ribald Farms Nursery & Florist, Oakdale Greenhouses | Cake + Pastries: Sky’s The Limit! Custom Cakes and More | Stationery: Merry Invites | Calligraphy: Ruth Hand | Rentals:Mason Dixon Collection | Photography: Crystal Stokes Photography

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New Arrivals!

One of our favorite things about the Fall?! New gowns are arriving all the time! When our UPS friend comes, it is like Christmas – opening boxes, not knowing what we will find! Here our some of our favorite gifts from the last couple weeks. Hayley Paige Modern Trousseau

One of our favorite things about the Fall?! New gowns are arriving all the time! When our UPS friend comes, it is like Christmas – opening boxes, not knowing what we will find! Here our some of our favorite gifts from the last couple weeks.

Hayley Paige Fall 2014

Hayley Paige

Modern Trousseau

Modern Trousseau

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Katie & Miles: Historic Rice Mill Wedding

To put in words the joy this bride brought to the boutique is near impossible. Katie has a love for life that is contagious – she brought brightness to our day every time she came to see us. When looking for her wedding gown, she wanted a dramatic, yet classic look. Her Ines di Santo “Hepburn” dress […]

To put in words the joy this bride brought to the boutique is near impossible. Katie has a love for life that is contagious – she brought brightness to our day every time she came to see us. When looking for her wedding gown, she wanted a dramatic, yet classic look. Her Ines di Santo “Hepburn” dress was just that. After accessorizing with fabulous custom jewels, a crystal belt, and an intricate lace, cathedral length veil – our jaws were on the floor. 

Katie and Miles were married at the French Huguenot Church in downtown Charleston and their reception was held at the Historic Rice Mill. Stunning images by Leigh Webber Photography.

We wish you both all the happiness in the world!

Leigh Webber Photography

 

Ines di Santo dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Leigh Webber Photography

 

Ines di Santo dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Leigh Webber Photography

 

 

Ines di Santo dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Leigh Webber Photography

 

Ines di Santo dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Leigh Webber Photography

 

Ines di Santo dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Leigh Webber Photography

 

Ines di Santo dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Leigh Webber Photography

 

Ines di Santo dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Leigh Webber Photography

 

Ines di Santo dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Leigh Webber Photography

 

Ines di Santo dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Leigh Webber Photography

 

Ines di Santo dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Leigh Webber Photography

 

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.  ~Nora Ephron

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Little White Dress Event

Little White Dress Event is being held at Hayden Olivia Bridal this weekend! The LWD is bridal’s alternative to the classic little black dress. It can take you from your engagement party to your bridal shower to your rehearsal…or maybe even down the aisle! What better way to look fresh and chic on all these special occasions?!  

Little White Dress Event is being held at Hayden Olivia Bridal this weekend! The LWD is bridal’s alternative to the classic little black dress. It can take you from your engagement party to your bridal shower to your rehearsal…or maybe even down the aisle! What better way to look fresh and chic on all these special occasions?!

Little White Dresses at Hayden Olivia Bridal Boutique

 

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Britt & Preston’s Charleston Wedding

Isn’t she lovely?! What a sweet southern wedding held in Charleston, SC. Britt came in to the boutique wanting something classic and comfortable, nothing to big that she would have to “manage” throughout the night. Her Tara Keely gown was the clear combination of everything she was looking for. The lace bodice was accented with a […]

Isn’t she lovely?! What a sweet southern wedding held in Charleston, SC. Britt came in to the boutique wanting something classic and comfortable, nothing to big that she would have to “manage” throughout the night. Her Tara Keely gown was the clear combination of everything she was looking for. The lace bodice was accented with a small rhinestone belt around the waist and her Jennifer Leigh lace veil was the perfect finishing touch.

Congratulations to the love birds!

Dress by Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

 

Britt and Preston Wedding Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

 

Britt and Preston Wedding Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

 

Dress by Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

 

Dress by Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

 

Dress by Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

 

Dress by Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

 

Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

 

Dress by Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

 

Dress by Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

 

Britt and Preston Wedding Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

 

Dress by Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

 

Dress by Tara Keely from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Marissa Joy Kaplan

Photos by Marissa Joy Photography

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Wedding Color Trends

Having a hard time figuring out a wedding color palette? Well, here are some of our favorites, all which highlight a big trend in bridal right now – METALLICS! A soft color scheme can really be enhanced with a pop of copper, silver, or gold.  We love the idea of jazzing your color story with […]

Having a hard time figuring out a wedding color palette? Well, here are some of our favorites, all which highlight a big trend in bridal right now – METALLICS! A soft color scheme can really be enhanced with a pop of copper, silver, or gold.  We love the idea of jazzing your color story with a little sparkle!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Color Palette Wedding Trends

Dreaming of Dusk: found on Love My Dress

Color Palette Wedding Trends

Blush Pink, Silver, and Grey Winter Wedding: found on Wedding Colors

Color Palette Wedding Trends

Shades of Lavender, Gold + Silver: found on The Perfect Palette

Color Palette Wedding Trends

Perfect Peach, Gold, Mint, Emerald Green: found on Wedding Chicks

Color Palette Wedding Trends

Baby Blue and Gold: found on Smitten on Paper

Color Palette Wedding Trends

Rose, Blush, and Gold: found on The Wedding Tea Room

 

 

 

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid?!

It is time to choose which of your closest friends and family members will be standing next to you as you say “I Do.”  Being a bridesmaid these days can be a significant time and financial commitment, so it is important to express how much these girls mean to you when you ask them to […]

It is time to choose which of your closest friends and family members will be standing next to you as you say “I Do.”  Being a bridesmaid these days can be a significant time and financial commitment, so it is important to express how much these girls mean to you when you ask them to be a part of your wedding.

Here are some creative and thoughtful do-it-yourself ways to ask your future ‘maids to play an important role on your big day.

Send a card: Write a sweet note expressing how much your friendship means to you before asking if she’d consider being a bridesmaid on your wedding day.

Bridesmaid Card

A Fun Surprise: Hide your question in a balloon along with confetti, attach a string with a tag and safety pin saying “pop me.”

Bridesmaid Balloon Surprise

Pop Up Message Box: This message box is sweet and simple, but shows how much you care from the effort you put in to ask her.

Bridesmaid Pop Up Box

Give a personalized bottle of wine: You’ve have spent countless evenings bonding over wine, so why not gift each girl with a customized bottle of vino? Choose their favorite bottle and replace the label with one of these custom wine labels from Personal Wine.

Bridesmaid Wine

Box of Goodies: Prep your bridesmaids for their duties by arming them with pretty wedding things (like a handkerchief for tears and color palette swatches for their input) plus sentimental photos and trinkets documenting your friendship.

Box of Goodies Bridesmaid

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Camp Sky Ranch Wedding in Blowing Rock, NC

We are so excited to feature Caitlin and Jason’s wedding – these are the kind of photos that you look at and they just put a smile on your face. From the bright colored flowers to the unique bridal suite, there is so much personality in this wedding! Caitlin wore a stunning lace Modern Trousseau […]

We are so excited to feature Caitlin and Jason’s wedding – these are the kind of photos that you look at and they just put a smile on your face. From the bright colored flowers to the unique bridal suite, there is so much personality in this wedding!

Caitlin wore a stunning lace Modern Trousseau gown and dressed her girls in a beautiful slate grey. The attire of the entire bridal party was an impeccable compliment to the gorgeous Blowing Rock venue.

Hope these lovelies start your Monday off right!

Details Photography: Fletcher and Fletcher

Dress by Modern Trousseau from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Fletcher and Fletcher

Dress by Modern Trousseau from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Fletcher and Fletcher

Details Photography: Fletcher and Fletcher

Dress by Modern Trousseau from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Fletcher and Fletcher

Details Photography: Fletcher and Fletcher

Details Photography: Fletcher and Fletcher

Details Photography: Fletcher and Fletcher

 

Dress by Modern Trousseau from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Fletcher and Fletcher
Photography by Fletcher and Fletcher

 

 

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Non-Traditional Bridal Bouquets

When you think of a bride walking down the aisle, you can imagine her in her gown, wearing her veil and carrying a bouquet. It has been a tradition to carry fresh flowers for generations, but has evolved into much more than just a floral arrangement. Choosing to do a non-traditional bouquet is a great […]

When you think of a bride walking down the aisle, you can imagine her in her gown, wearing her veil and carrying a bouquet. It has been a tradition to carry fresh flowers for generations, but has evolved into much more than just a floral arrangement. Choosing to do a non-traditional bouquet is a great way to highlight your personality and create something unforgettable. The variety of options to choose from is so diverse – so we scoured the web for some of our favorite ideas and inspiration.

Handmade Beaded Bouquet by Whitney Alyssa

 Handmade Beaded Bouquet by Whitney Alyssa

Succulent Bouquet

 Succulent Bouquet

Seashell Bouquet

 Seashell Bouquet

Pinecone and Cotton Bouquet

 Pinecone and Cotton Bouqet

Lavender Bunch Bouquet

 Bunch of Lavender Bouquet

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