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Modern Trousseau this Weekend

We are very excited to welcome the most current Modern Trousseau collection to the Queen City this weekend featuring some of the most fashion forward styles designer Callie Tein has designed to date.  Brides who are in the market for a silk or 100% french lace gown in the the 3K-5K price range need to […]

We are very excited to welcome the most current Modern Trousseau collection to the Queen City this weekend featuring some of the most fashion forward styles designer Callie Tein has designed to date.  Brides who are in the market for a silk or 100% french lace gown in the the 3K-5K price range need to look no further.  The custom options, custom colors, design modifications, designer gifts and trunk show incentives become the very reasons brides are drawn to this gorgeous collection.  While appointments are limited, the staff at Hayden Olivia will do everything possible to accommodate all requests for appointments to see these gowns.  We can’t wait to meet our future Modern Trousseau brides this weekend.  Here is just a taste of what brides will see and try on during the trunk show.

SCOUT bridal gown by Modern Trousseau

VERA bridal gown by Modern Trousseau

MILA bridal gown by Modern Trousseau

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Beauties at our Doorstep

We have an announcement- they have arrived!  We are thrilled to share that our LulaKate collection has arrived, the wait is over and now our sweet brides can slip into each of the new styles.  Talk about exciting! It does feel a bit like a birthday or Christmas around here on a regular basis- brides […]

We have an announcement- they have arrived!  We are thrilled to share that our LulaKate collection has arrived, the wait is over and now our sweet brides can slip into each of the new styles.  Talk about exciting! It does feel a bit like a birthday or Christmas around here on a regular basis- brides finding the one, new arrivals, tears of joy, kissing brides goodbye as they leave after their final fittings…its all so EXCITING!  If you have had your eyes on a LulaKate…HOB is now the home for this beautiful collection.  Can’t wait to meet our brides this week and help style your wedding day look. Cheers!

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Arriving Tomorrow: LulaKate

We feel like little girls in a candy shop…seriously!  We have waited for several weeks and they are in transit, our gowns and LWD from LulaKate.   We are the new home to these beauties in our area and couldn’t be more happy to share them with our clients.  Remember this little number?  Stay tuned […]

We feel like little girls in a candy shop…seriously!  We have waited for several weeks and they are in transit, our gowns and LWD from LulaKate.   We are the new home to these beauties in our area and couldn’t be more happy to share them with our clients.  Remember this little number?  Stay tuned as we will continue to unveil our new arrivals and announce another new designer on its way to Hayden Olivia.  It is so hard to keep secrets!

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Jim Hjelm Trunk Show this Weekend

We are thrilled to have the Jim Hjelm collection in house through this weekend.  Many of the gowns have already arrived.  Appointments are limited but we will do our very best to slip you into a dressing room before the weekend ends.  While the trunk show pieces are stunning, we have several addition styles for […]

We are thrilled to have the Jim Hjelm collection in house through this weekend.  Many of the gowns have already arrived.  Appointments are limited but we will do our very best to slip you into a dressing room before the weekend ends.  While the trunk show pieces are stunning, we have several addition styles for Jim Hjelm in the boutique.  We are looking forward to meeting all of our newly engaged brides and their families and we plan to spoil them with champagne, sweet treats and incentives in celebration of the trunk show.  Cheers to gown shopping and finding “the one!”

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Modern Trousseau this Weekend

We are so excited to share the new 2015 Modern Trousseau gowns with you this weekend.  These gowns were presented in April at the NYC Bridal Market and now it is finally our turn to have them in house for our brides to try on.  While appointments are already limited, please inquire about an appointment […]

We are so excited to share the new 2015 Modern Trousseau gowns with you this weekend.  These gowns were presented in April at the NYC Bridal Market and now it is finally our turn to have them in house for our brides to try on.  While appointments are already limited, please inquire about an appointment as we will do our very best to not turn a bride away- these gowns are too pretty to miss!  Here is a little sneak peek of whats in store:

BRYTON bridal gown by Modern Trousseau

SCOUT bridal gown by Modern Trousseau

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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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Texture & Pattern

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Lace Sleeves

Modern Trousseau Couture Bridal Gowns - ARIA

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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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