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Friday Find: Trail Mix Bar

Belly up to the…trail-mix bar? First it was candy, then decadent doughnuts and now, in oh so Northwest fashion, these snack-happy bars are trailblazing their way into wedding receptions. Start by setting up big apothecary jars individually filled with almonds, dried fruit and, of course, locally made chocolate. This will add a fun touch to natural, […]

Belly up to the…trail-mix bar? First it was candy, then decadent doughnuts and now, in oh so Northwest fashion, these snack-happy bars are trailblazing their way into wedding receptions. Start by setting up big apothecary jars individually filled with almonds, dried fruit and, of course, locally made chocolate. This will add a fun touch to natural, outdoorsy celebrations.  Add style by setting out big candy scoops and monogram-stamped brown paper bags to fill with goodies, and then let guests pick and choose their personal mix.

photography by HAYLEY YOUNG

 

Trail Mix Bar

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Kate Spade Inspiration Shoot

“The amount of beauty you’re about to see might overwhelm you…but don’t let that stop you!  You must see this gorgeous styled shoot dreamed up by Lauren of Southern Savvy Events was nothing short of decadent.  It was inspired by Kate Spade, had a bright and colorful color scheme, and was placed in the most gorgeous bridal […]

“The amount of beauty you’re about to see might overwhelm you…but don’t let that stop you!  You must see this gorgeous styled shoot dreamed up by Lauren of Southern Savvy Events was nothing short of decadent.  It was inspired by Kate Spade, had a bright and colorful color scheme, and was placed in the most gorgeous bridal shop I have ever seen.  Hayden Olivia Bridal is the place to be in Charlotte if you’re getting married.  Enough gabbing, check out the beautiful photos!” -Rachel Red

Thank you to the amazing photographer Rachel Red who captured this wonderful day of color and inspiration!

Kate Spade Inspiration Shoot

 

Kate Spade Inspiration Shoot

 

Kate Spade Inspiration Shoot

 

Kate Spade Inspiration Shoot

 

Kate Spade Inspiration Shoot

 

Kate Spade Inspiration Shoot

 

Kate Spade Inspiration Shoot

 

Kate Spade Inspiration Shoot

 

Kate Spade Inspiration Shoot

Florals – Lily Greenthumbs
Hair/Makeup – Who’s the Fairest
Bridal Boutique – Hayden Olivia
Photographer – Rachel Red Photography
Event Design/Coordinator – Southern Savvy Events
China/Flatware – Belk
Rentals – Party Time Rentals
Model – Jill Robinson

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day

It may be a “Hallmark Holiday,” but who says we can’t be inspired by a day completely devoted to love?! Here are some of our favorite quotes to celebrate the one that keeps our heart going pitter-patter.

It may be a “Hallmark Holiday,” but who says we can’t be inspired by a day completely devoted to love?! Here are some of our favorite quotes to celebrate the one that keeps our heart going pitter-patter.

Love Quotes

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Accessorize Your Look

We are obsessing over these glamorous bridal accessories! Finding the perfect jewels to complement your wedding day ensemble creates a personal touch to your look.  You can find these and many more at our online boutique Hayden Olivia Shop!

We are obsessing over these glamorous bridal accessories! Finding the perfect jewels to complement your wedding day ensemble creates a personal touch to your look.

 You can find these and many more at our online boutique Hayden Olivia Shop!

Accessories from HaydenOliviaShop.com

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Magnolia Room Wedding

“Ann & Patrick met on St. Patrick’s Day through a mutual friend and were engaged by their two-year anniversary. You can just see how much fun these two have together. Their family is from out of town, so they wanted to get married at a place where their families could come and enjoy a long […]

“Ann & Patrick met on St. Patrick’s Day through a mutual friend and were engaged by their two-year anniversary. You can just see how much fun these two have together. Their family is from out of town, so they wanted to get married at a place where their families could come and enjoy a long weekend. Ann is an event planner, so I knew this wedding was going to be gorgeous… it definitely did not disappoint! The gold, coral, and navy details were just perfect. They had a classic ceremony at St. Philip Neri followed by a stunning reception at The Magnolia Room in South Carolina. Here are a few favorites from their big day!” From the Photographer Erin Kranz

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Erin Kranz

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Erin Kranz

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Erin Kranz

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Erin Kranz

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Erin Kranz

Photography by Erin Kranz

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Erin Kranz

Photography by Erin Kranz

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Erin Kranz

Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Erin Kranz

Photography by Erin Kranz

Photography by Erin Kranz
Dress from Hayden Olivia Bridal Photography by Erin Kranz

Ceremony: St. Philip Neri / Reception: The Magnolia Room / Dress/designer: Hayden Olivia Bridal/Coren Moore / Accessories: belt by Whitney Alyssa, Hayden Olivia Bridal / Hair: Shirley / Makeup: Swinda / Caterer: Plate Perfect / Cake: Wow Factor Cakes / Flowers: Flowers from the Cellar / Rentals/linens: Party Reflections

 

 

 

 

 

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Smile – It’s Friday!

Shakespeare Quote

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Friday Feature: Alternative Guest Book Idea

We love alternative guest book ideas so much, something a couple can take home after the wedding and treasure as a memento, rather than just gather dust in some cupboard. So today we’re highlighting to one of our favorite alternative wedding guest book ideas – The Fingerprint Tree! Fingerprint Trees are a large scale tree drawn with only […]

We love alternative guest book ideas so much, something a couple can take home after the wedding and treasure as a memento, rather than just gather dust in some cupboard. So today we’re highlighting to one of our favorite alternative wedding guest book ideas – The Fingerprint Tree!

Fingerprint Trees are a large scale tree drawn with only branches, and each guest is encouraged to stamp their thumbprint or fingerprint in ink and press it on a branch to act as a leaf.  By the end of the wedding, the tree is covered in little fingerprint leaves.

The result is a beautiful keepsake and piece of art that you can frame and hang on your wall as a constant reminder of a fabulous day.

Thumbprint Tree Guest Book Inspiration

How cute is adding the bride and groom’s fingerprints and drawing them as little love birds in the tree?!

Thumbprint Tree Inspiration

And who says they have to be just trees?!

Thumbprint Tree Inspiration

 

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All in the Details

With all the new engagements over the holidays, we are sure many of you will be hosting some fabulous parties and showers! We are loving the idea of personalizing these we a great refreshment station! And what is better than a mimosa bar?! Besides its stunning display, a mimosa bar lets guests design their own […]

With all the new engagements over the holidays, we are sure many of you will be hosting some fabulous parties and showers! We are loving the idea of personalizing these we a great refreshment station! And what is better than a mimosa bar?! Besides its stunning display, a mimosa bar lets guests design their own colorful cocktails while offering a low-maintenance serving option for the hostess. Juice and fruit bring so many beautiful colors to the table, the only decor you need is a few fresh-cut flowers!

Here are some great inspiration images – cheers!

Mimosa Bar Ideas

Mimosa Bar Ideas

Mimosa Bar Ideas

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Friday Find: His and Her Mugs

Everyone needs a little pick me up every once in awhile! These lovely mugs display custom lettering made for the adorable couple who enjoy the little details in life.  Now go ahead and sip away! By Saffron Avenue. You can get yours at Hayden Olivia Shop here!

Everyone needs a little pick me up every once in awhile! These lovely mugs display custom lettering made for the adorable couple who enjoy the little details in life.  Now go ahead and sip away! By Saffron Avenue.

You can get yours at Hayden Olivia Shop here!

His and Her Coffee Mugs by Saffron Avenue

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Friday Find: Festive Cake Toppers

Pinecones, snowmen, deer, snowflakes, ok so the list is endless and that’s what we love about a cool winter wedding – the endless choice of gorgeous cake toppers! How cute are these?! Orange Girl / Teale Photography via Ruffled Blog / EWI / Pinterest

Pinecones, snowmen, deer, snowflakes, ok so the list is endless and that’s what we love about a cool winter wedding – the endless choice of gorgeous cake toppers! How cute are these?!

Cake Toppers

Orange Girl / Teale Photography via Ruffled Blog / EWI / Pinterest

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