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This Blog is dedicated to brides who think about gowns & guidance, diamonds & details, buttons & bows, veils & vows, jewels & of course, comfy heels. Hayden Olivia Bridal and this Blog was created from a desire to provide you with the ultimate bridal experience. I like to say that "all you need is love and a fabulous dress!"

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!

2014 Trends:

Beading & Color

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Texture & Pattern

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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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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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Congratulations on your Engagement!

Have you seen all of the engagements on social media these last several weeks?  The engagement stories and requests for appointments have not let up since the holidays began back in November.  Ringing in the new year brings a new level of excitement and eagerness.  Wedding plans are in full swing and among the group […]

Have you seen all of the engagements on social media these last several weeks?  The engagement stories and requests for appointments have not let up since the holidays began back in November.  Ringing in the new year brings a new level of excitement and eagerness.  Wedding plans are in full swing and among the group of first decisions to make is the gown decision.  Don’t worry! We have geared up and are ready!  With new gown arrivals, new designer collections and new accessories there is plenty of prettiness to go around.  Cheers to 2014, congratulations and we can’t wait to meet you in the coming weeks!

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New Collection Arriving this Week: Kirribilla

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Couture Sample Sale

This Saturday will kick off our End of Year Couture Sample Sale.  Gowns are lining the walls of HOB ready to be worn down the aisle in 2014 and the prices are as low as 75% off.  This is the first ever official sample sale that Hayden Olivia has hosted.  To put it simply- we […]

This Saturday will kick off our End of Year Couture Sample Sale.  Gowns are lining the walls of HOB ready to be worn down the aisle in 2014 and the prices are as low as 75% off.  This is the first ever official sample sale that Hayden Olivia has hosted.  To put it simply- we need to make room for new arrivals!  This Sample Sale is by appointment as we will provide you with the same experience all of our brides receive.  We can’t wait to learn about your special day and assist you in trying on and purchasing a gorgeous gown in these last weeks of 2013.  Happy shopping ladies!

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End of Year Couture Sample Sale

Hayden Olivia ladies are in the holiday spirit and this is the best time of year to give.  We are planning to give brides far and wide deep discounts on gorgeous couture sample gowns during our 1st Annual End of Year Couture Sample Sale Event.  Should you choose a new order gown or a sample […]

Hayden Olivia ladies are in the holiday spirit and this is the best time of year to give.  We are planning to give brides far and wide deep discounts on gorgeous couture sample gowns during our 1st Annual End of Year Couture Sample Sale Event.  Should you choose a new order gown or a sample gown, the experience is the same therefore we do ask that you make an appointment to shop through the many sample options available for this event.  Gowns available have been designed by all of the designers carried at Hayden Olivia and a handful of these samples are in color, have gorgeous sashes and can be found online as current styles on the designer’s websites.  The gowns available will go fast and early birds will get the best of the selection!  We can’t wait to share these gowns with you!  Happy Shopping Ladies…here is sneak peek of some of the gowns included!

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