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Unique Table Number Inspiration

Seating arrangements might be one of the toughest parts of the planning your wedding. But the table numbers don’t have to be! In fact, in addition to centerpieces, floral arrangements, place-settings – table numbers are quickly becoming a feature decor piece of their own.  The unique way they can be integrated can be an added complement the rest […]

Seating arrangements might be one of the toughest parts of the planning your wedding. But the table numbers don’t have to be! In fact, in addition to centerpieces, floral arrangements, place-settings – table numbers are quickly becoming a feature decor piece of their own.  The unique way they can be integrated can be an added complement the rest of the table decorations.

Unique wedding table number

Use elements that incorporate the theme and style of your wedding, but also say something about you as a couple.

Unique wedding table number Number your tables up from 1 as usual, but include a picture of each of you at that age on the sign – great talking point! Similarly, you could name each table after a year, and have a picture of each of you in that year.

Unique Table Numbers

Using metal house numbers to create a rustic, vintage feel, is such a lovely addition to your table decor.

Unique wedding table number

A cute way to display table numbers and serve up a yummy treat at the same time!

Unique wedding table number

Paper dye-cut placed into a rustic log adds a chic element to this outdoor inspired table setting.

Unique wedding table number
Using classic and vintage books, utilizing the chapter for the table number.

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Thanksgiving Wedding Inspiration

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for an elegant, yet relaxed celebration, as the autumn holiday lends itself to natural settings, simple decor and comfort food. Thanksgiving presents an entirely different set of circumstances. Here are some creative ways to plan your Thanksgiving wedding in style.    

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for an elegant, yet relaxed celebration, as the autumn holiday lends itself to natural settings, simple decor and comfort food. Thanksgiving presents an entirely different set of circumstances. Here are some creative ways to plan your Thanksgiving wedding in style.

Thanksgiving Inspiration Board

 

Thanksgiving Inspiration Board

 

Thankful for Love

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Modern Concord Barn Wedding

We’ve all seen our fair share of barn weddings, but somehow they just never seem to get old! Even so, we completely love it when a couple pushes those standard “barn boundaries” and crafts a day that is not only super unique, but super them! Cameron and Matt had a small, intimate wedding in Concord, North […]

We’ve all seen our fair share of barn weddings, but somehow they just never seem to get old! Even so, we completely love it when a couple pushes those standard “barn boundaries” and crafts a day that is not only super unique, but super them! Cameron and Matt had a small, intimate wedding in Concord, North Carolina. The bride decided to wear a short wedding gown custom made by Modern Trousseau. For the ceremony she paired the mini with stunning heels, but for the reception switched into her favorite pair of cowboy boots. The love between these two love birds is pretty obvious, and we are so honored to have been a part of their big day.

Photography: Smitten and Hooked Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal

 

Photography: Smitten and Hooked Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal

 

Photography: Smitten and Hooked Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal

 

Photography: Smitten and Hooked Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal

 

Photography: Smitten and Hooked Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal

 

Photography: Smitten and Hooked Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal

 

Photography: Smitten and Hooked Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal

 

Photography: Smitten and Hooked Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal

Photography by Smitten and Hooked

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Best Bridesmaids Gifts

There are so many brides who run into the question on what to get their bridesmaids as a thank you for being a part of their big day. Your bridesmaids deserve more than the usual keychain or strand of faux pearls.  Personalized bridesmaid gifts serve as a cherished reminder of your appreciation for their time […]

There are so many brides who run into the question on what to get their bridesmaids as a thank you for being a part of their big day. Your bridesmaids deserve more than the usual keychain or strand of faux pearls.  Personalized bridesmaid gifts serve as a cherished reminder of your appreciation for their time and attention well beyond your wedding day. Here are some of our favorite finds from around the web.

Monogram shirts and robes www.haydenoliviashop.com

Monogramed Robes and Oxford Shirts: Need we say more?!

Bridesmaids Gifts: Monogram Totes

Tote Bags: What girl couldn’t use another tote bag?! The perfect thing to fill with must haves for the wedding weekend.

Bridesmaids Gift: Jewelry www.haydenoliviashop.com

Jewels: Gorgeous stone necklace and earrings are always a safe bet

Bridesmaid's Gift: Dictionary Necklace

Vintage Dictionary Necklace: Choose a word that best suits each of your girls

Bridesmaid Gift: Makeup bag

Waffle Weave Spa Bag: Fill this personalized bag with goodies such as makeup, nail polish and lotions that they can use on the day of the wedding.

Bridesmaid's Gift: Personalized Bracelet

Initial Leather Bracelet: A gift your girls will wear over and over again

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Not Your Average Backyard Wedding

To say you won’t be obsessed with this wedding after you see the photos is an understatement! From the charm of an outdoor wedding to the gorgeous color pallet, you will love flipping through these images. Lindsay wore a beautiful lace and organza gown by Marisa. The addition of the cathedral veil and a crystal belt […]

To say you won’t be obsessed with this wedding after you see the photos is an understatement! From the charm of an outdoor wedding to the gorgeous color pallet, you will love flipping through these images. Lindsay wore a beautiful lace and organza gown by Marisa. The addition of the cathedral veil and a crystal belt made for the perfect combination.                                                                       A few words from Jen Jar Photography

We are so incredibly excited to send over the gorgeous, coastal, “backyard” affair of Lindsay + Zack! I say backyard in quotations because as you see, her family home is no ordinary backyard! With a gorgeous ceremony location on a cliff overlooking the beach and the James River below, Lindsay + Zack planned a day that was effortlessly elegant and laid back all at the same time. Their reception was held under the stars, and they shared their first dance as husband and wife as the sun sank behind the clouds over the water. With the perfect shade of coral chiffon dresses and pops of turquoise, the entire wedding paid homage to the sand and beach grass below, while guests were surrounded by lush greenery, waterfalls, and beautiful coral florals everywhere they looked on the dance floor above. But the most amazing aspect of the wedding was the joy that beamed from Lindsay + Zack’s faces all day long. From the first moment they laid eyes on each other, to the end of the night, they were truly the happiest people on earth. It was a joy to witness, and an honor to be a part of!

Lindsay and Zack's Newport News Wedding

Lindsay and Zack's Newport News Wedding

Backyard Coastal Wedding

Coastal Backyard Wedding

Lindsay and Zack's Newport News Wedding

Lindsay and Zack's Newport News Wedding

Backyard Coastal Wedding

Lindsay and Zack's Newport News Wedding

Coastal Backyard Wedding

Lindsay and Zack's Newport News Wedding

Lindsay and Zack's Newport News Wedding

Lindsay and Zack's Newport News Wedding

Photography: Jen + Ashley | Floral Design: Bloom The Art Of Flowers | Wedding Dress: Hayden Olivia Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: Cuisine & Company | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting Design | DJ: Dj On The Side | Coordination: Weddings By Michelle | Makeup: Bridesmade By Kim Wadsworth | Photobooth: Boardwalk PhotoBooth Company | Private Residence : Family Home | Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals

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Sarah and Bill Get Hitched!

This week is a double wedding feature week  Sarah sent us some sweet photos from her wedding day, and we couldn’t help but share them with you! Sarah wore a gorgeous Ines di Santo Luxe gown paired with a dramatic, cathedral length veil. The fit and flare silhouette was so flattering to her shape and the […]

This week is a double wedding feature week :) Sarah sent us some sweet photos from her wedding day, and we couldn’t help but share them with you! Sarah wore a gorgeous Ines di Santo Luxe gown paired with a dramatic, cathedral length veil. The fit and flare silhouette was so flattering to her shape and the groom’s tux was the perfect complement to the overall look.

We wish you all the best Sarah and Bill! Congratulations!

Sarah & Bill's Wedding

 

Sarah & Bill's Wedding

 

Sarah & Bill's Wedding

 Photography by LunahZon

 

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Modern Trousseau Fall 2015 Trunk Show

We are so tickled to welcome the newest collection from Modern Trousseau! There are so many unique gowns included in this trunk show and we cannot wait for you to see them and try them on! Callie, the designer, wanted to experiment and create new and fashion forward dresses. There’s an opulent gold brocade gown with […]

We are so tickled to welcome the newest collection from Modern Trousseau! There are so many unique gowns included in this trunk show and we cannot wait for you to see them and try them on! Callie, the designer, wanted to experiment and create new and fashion forward dresses. There’s an opulent gold brocade gown with a high-low hemline, an exquisite grey tulle gown with contrasting lace overlay and a strapless A-line adorned with in X & O beading!

“My Fall 2015 Bridal Collection is all about playing with textures, pushing limits, and asking the question: “What if?” As in, “What if we combined delicate lace with the softest French tulle, and created a gown every single bride could fall in love with?” Or, “What if we embellished tulle with metallic thread and covered it with crystals and pearls?” We started with concerns prior to designing each style, and pushed ourselves to respond to the wants and desires of our most sophisticated and fashionable brides from around the globe. Take pleasure in!” ~ Modern Trousseau’s founder & designer, Callie Tein.

The collection will be available by appointment only from November 13th-15th.

Modern Trousseau Fall 2015 Collection

 

Modern Trousseau Fall 2015 Collection

 

Modern Trousseau Fall 2015 Collection

 

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Uptown Charlotte Wedding

Where do we begin on telling the fairytale day of Ashley and Taylor’s wedding?! We had the unique experience of being with Ashley on the day of her wedding because she and her bridal party got ready in our Bridal Suite! When we met Ashley she had a vision of what she wanted to look like […]

Where do we begin on telling the fairytale day of Ashley and Taylor’s wedding?! We had the unique experience of being with Ashley on the day of her wedding because she and her bridal party got ready in our Bridal Suite! When we met Ashley she had a vision of what she wanted to look like on her big day – after trying on dresses, we found elements of a few dresses in which we loved. So what did we do? Designed a custom wedding dress through Modern Trousseau, of course! The couture lace gown was magical on her. By adding a beaded lace sash and a gorgeous cathedral veil, she was nothing shy of breathtaking – if you don’t believe us, just take a peek at her reveal photo to her bridesmaids!

Ashely, we wish you all the best…now that you are a MRS.!!!

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Kristin Vining

 

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Kristin Vining

 

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Kristin Vining

 

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Kristin Vining

 

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Kristin Vining

 

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Kristin Vining

 

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Kristin Vining

 

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Kristin Vining

 

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photos by Kristin Vining

 

Photography: Kristin Vining / Ceremony: Myers Park Methodist Church / Reception: Foundation for the Carolinas

 

 

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Sports and Weddings

Two topics that do not typically go hand and hand – sports and weddings. But how often are the bride or groom a huge fan of some sort of sports team? And isn’t a wedding supposed to be a day to celebrate the couple?! There are unique and subtle (or not so subtle!) ways of incorporating your favorite […]

Two topics that do not typically go hand and hand – sports and weddings. But how often are the bride or groom a huge fan of some sort of sports team? And isn’t a wedding supposed to be a day to celebrate the couple?! There are unique and subtle (or not so subtle!) ways of incorporating your favorite sports into your big day and we wanted to share some of our favorites with you.

Kickoff Time

Loud and Proud: The flower girl and ring bearer don’t have to be so serious! What a great way to highlight the couple’s laid back demeanor and set a tone for the wedding day

Wedding Sports Decor

Classy Decor: We are not saying your wedding has to look like a sports bar, look how cute this hockey theme was integrated at the reception!

Wedding Sports Accessories

Hidden Bridal Accessories: A way to personalize your wedding without it interfering with other aspects of the day

Sport Ticket Save the Dates

Save the Date Tickets

Sports Cuff Links

Sports Cuff Links: What a personal touch for your groom and his men

Sports Wedding Accessories

Accessory Accents: Replace the traditional flowers for something a little more creative

Wedding Sports Photography

Sports Photography Inspiration: You don’t have to go full out in decor, maybe just a sport’s themed photo?

 

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Jim Hjelm Trunk Show: November 6th-8th

We are excited to have the best of Jim Hjelm gowns in the boutique November 6th-8th! The Jim Hjelm Couture wedding dress collection includes modern yet classic bridal gowns that represent sophistication and confidence for the bride who has a flair for dramatic elegance. Creative accents that make the gowns extra special include lace overlays, subtle draping, and […]

We are excited to have the best of Jim Hjelm gowns in the boutique November 6th-8th! The Jim Hjelm Couture wedding dress collection includes modern yet classic bridal gowns that represent sophistication and confidence for the bride who has a flair for dramatic elegance. Creative accents that make the gowns extra special include lace overlays, subtle draping, and illusion design elements.

Remember, Hayden Olivia is by appointment! This is to ensure that each bride receives a personal consultant and fitting room available to them. So give us a call to schedule your appointment, because they are filling up fast!

Here’s to you finding your dream dress!

Jim Hjelm 2014 Collection

 

Jim Hjelm 2014 Collection

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