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Real Bride Feature, Congrats Erin!

A message from the bride… Heather and everyone at Hayden Olivia, Thank-you for all your help with my dress, I absolutely loved it and everything went great with our trip and ceremony in Jamaica. I attached some pictures, everyone loved the dress and I am so lucky that I get to wear it again next […]

A message from the bride…

Heather and everyone at Hayden Olivia,

Thank-you for all your help with my dress, I absolutely loved it and everything went great with our trip and ceremony in Jamaica. I attached some pictures, everyone loved the dress and I am so lucky that I get to wear it again next weekend at our reception in WV!

Here is a snapshot of her gorgeous event in Jamaica…swoon!

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Real Bride Feature, Congrats Owen

Receiving photos from one of our Hayden Olivia brides is receiving one of the best possible gifts in our little world of gowns!  Here is a sweet message from Owen and off the chart gorgeous photos from her photographer Lindsey Lee Photography.  Congratulations Owen! Heather and Hayden Olivia Girls, I just wanted to show you […]

Receiving photos from one of our Hayden Olivia brides is receiving one of the best possible gifts in our little world of gowns!  Here is a sweet message from Owen and off the chart gorgeous photos from her photographer Lindsey Lee Photography.  Congratulations Owen!
Heather and Hayden Olivia Girls,
I just wanted to show you my wedding pictures and how PERFECT my Anne Barge gown was. You guys were so amazing to work with. You made the wedding dress shopping experience more than I ever dreamed of. THANK YOU!
Xoxo,
Owen Ross
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Hayley Paige Trunk Show in Full Swing

We have been anticipating our Hayley Paige trunk show for several months and it has finally arrived!  There are a few gowns in this collection such as the beloved Dori that we could not wait to get our hands on!  Appointments have been in full swing and we are looking forward to a fun filled […]

We have been anticipating our Hayley Paige trunk show for several months and it has finally arrived!  There are a few gowns in this collection such as the beloved Dori that we could not wait to get our hands on!  Appointments have been in full swing and we are looking forward to a fun filled weekend of brides saying “yes” to their dream dress, champagne & mimosas, and incentives and swag bags to enjoy! Appointments are extremely limited, however we never like to turn away a bride on a mission to find the one…call us and we will try our best to fit you in!  Cheers to a beautiful weekend ahead!

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LulaKate this Weekend

We are thrilled to announce that Hayden Olivia will be carrying the LulaKate Bridal Collection as well as the LulaKate Little White Dress Collection beginning May 2014.  In celebration, we are going to host a trunk show this weekend.  You will be able to slip into Lula Kate’s best of gowns and little white dresses […]

We are thrilled to announce that Hayden Olivia will be carrying the LulaKate Bridal Collection as well as the LulaKate Little White Dress Collection beginning May 2014.  In celebration, we are going to host a trunk show this weekend.  You will be able to slip into Lula Kate’s best of gowns and little white dresses as well as enjoy a trunk show incentive, gift, sweet treats and champagne.  Appointments are limited however we will try our best to make sure you can view and try on these beautiful gowns.  Pictured below is Hathaway…so pretty, right?

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Looking for Different yet Perfect?

We agree and understand…you want something different from what your bestie wore down the aisle yet it needs to appeal to grandmother who undoubtedly has more of a traditional taste in style.  You also want to feel like “you” and not like you are playing dress up for everyone else.  You have a strong desire […]

We agree and understand…you want something different from what your bestie wore down the aisle yet it needs to appeal to grandmother who undoubtedly has more of a traditional taste in style.  You also want to feel like “you” and not like you are playing dress up for everyone else.  You have a strong desire to come around the corner of that long aisle and wow the crowd in a breathtaking gown- a gown that women compliment on all night…look no further, we have you covered!  Our ultimate goal is to provide you with the ultimate bridal experience and with that comes an unmatched selection of gowns that will take care of everything you are looking for.  Here is a look into gowns that have just arrived or that will be arriving very shortly…enjoy and we can’t wait to meet you!

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Beading & Color

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Mardi Gras Inspiration Photo Shoot

In celebration of Fat Tuesday, we are thrilled to share a collaboration we were apart of that is featured on Southern Weddings Blog today!  Enjoy the beautiful color and amazing gowns featured! The team, lead by Ashley from The Graceful Host, chose two dresses by Modern Trousseau from Hayden Olivia Bridal. Both were full volume and totally glam, just […]

In celebration of Fat Tuesday, we are thrilled to share a collaboration we were apart of that is featured on Southern Weddings Blog today!  Enjoy the beautiful color and amazing gowns featured!

The team, lead by Ashley from The Graceful Host, chose two dresses by Modern Trousseau from Hayden Olivia Bridal. Both were full volume and totally glam, just like Mardi Gras! They also included a cathedral-length veil, a classic choice for New Orleans brides, many who marry in grand cathedrals.

Click here for the entire feature and beautiful photos!

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Bra Basics

It is time for alterations and you have a new set of details to think about…bra, panties, bustier, shaper, shoes…the list really goes on and on.  Where do you ever begin looking for these bra type items…the department stores…in the bra departments?!?  The answer is a loud, resounding NO!  We have done the leg work […]

It is time for alterations and you have a new set of details to think about…bra, panties, bustier, shaper, shoes…the list really goes on and on.  Where do you ever begin looking for these bra type items…the department stores…in the bra departments?!?  The answer is a loud, resounding NO!  We have done the leg work for you, we have worn several styles ourselves (its important to test drive!), and we have created an edited collection of PRETTY & THE REAL DEAL undergarments that are both functional and comfortable…in other words they meet the pretty category and they give the right lift…if you know what we mean!

There are several ways “to wear” these undergarments.  We prefer to sew them into the dress so nothing shifts as you dance the night away.  After the wedding, make a few snips on some of the threads connecting the bra to the gown and you have a great undergarment to wear under a sun dress and special occasion dress in the future.

Mai, of Mai’s Alterations, is both a master seamstress as well as a bra expert.  One of the first steps in the alteration/gown fitting process is to be fitted for an undergarment that works with your gown.  This is when you will workshop the different bra styles and settle on the best available option.

Brides often ask, “Can I just sew in cups?”  The answer is yes, however we have been told many times, the undergarment is 50% of the overall fit of the gown.  We agree!  9 out of 10 times, brides choose some type of undergarment.  Don’t fret, we carry cups and they are certainly an option.  Now, if you want to use stick-ons, adhesives or petals, you will want to bring those with you!

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Bright Colors & New Arrivals

With the #snOMG storm now past and today being 70+ degrees…people are breaking out the bright colors and we love it!  Just this morning we have seen bright scarves, bright flats, bright handbags and brides are inquiring about bright colors for their maids!  Perhaps its safe to say people plan to enjoy every once of […]

With the #snOMG storm now past and today being 70+ degrees…people are breaking out the bright colors and we love it!  Just this morning we have seen bright scarves, bright flats, bright handbags and brides are inquiring about bright colors for their maids!  Perhaps its safe to say people plan to enjoy every once of spring and summer after the crazy winter we have had?  As we peruse Pinterest, blogs and fashion bridal magazines, we can’t help but get excited about the warm months ahead…cheers to a warm day, bright colors and new arrivals!

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Wedding + Snow = Perfection

Ever dream of a season specific wedding?  I never exactly desired a summer wedding in Charleston with temps reaching 102 degrees, however it was perfect for us and it is our story.  I did dream of a season specific wedding- perhaps this stems from my childhood of being raised in the rockies and enjoying the […]

Ever dream of a season specific wedding?  I never exactly desired a summer wedding in Charleston with temps reaching 102 degrees, however it was perfect for us and it is our story.  I did dream of a season specific wedding- perhaps this stems from my childhood of being raised in the rockies and enjoying the snow and mountains and skiing each and every winter season.   I dreamed of a winter wedding at a ski resort full of snow flakes, hot toddies, fur jackets and lots of twinkly lights…get the picture?  A day like today reminds me of cold snowy days in the rockies, reminds me of skiing the slopes of Breckenridge, reminds me of wedding dreams taking place during a winter month in the mountains.  How many of you are planning a winter white affair?  Here is a little inspiration for this snowy afternoon, enjoy!

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Real Bride Feature: Congrats Brittany!

We adore when brides send over photos of their day and its always an added plus when they are accompanied with a note like this one!  We wish the happy couple years and years of happiness as they begin their new journey together! Brittany wrote:  “I just wanted to thank everyone at Hayden Olivia for […]

We adore when brides send over photos of their day and its always an added plus when they are accompanied with a note like this one!  We wish the happy couple years and years of happiness as they begin their new journey together!

Brittany wrote:  “I just wanted to thank everyone at Hayden Olivia for helping me find the perfect bridal gown for my wedding day. I absolutely love the “Ainsley” by Modern Trousseu dress that I chose. Your team was so accommodating and welcoming to my family and I during my appointments. Mai does absolutely amazing alteration work and is so fun to work with. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding gown selection process. I felt beautiful and comfortable and was able to dance the night away. My husband loved my gown and said it was exactly what he pictured me choosing for our wedding day. My cousin and a friend both recently got engaged and I highly recommended Hayden Olivia to them as they search for the perfect wedding gown. Thank you all so much!”

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