Celebrating In Style

What an incredible month August was! We celebrated our Grand Opening with a spectacular party. We wanted to share some of the photos and the excitement that took place. On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, friends, families, brides and fellow bridal enthusiasts graced our store for the chance to celebrate with us. The Journey that has been taken to get us where we are now, is by far the biggest achievement, but lets celebrate the success of our party first! None of the magic could have been possible without the help of some amazingly talented people.

Below we have some pictures from the talented Annabella Charles Photography who helped capture the evening and we have credited each beautiful detail to the creator.

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The Event was put together by Social Graces Events. These ladies know what they are doing!
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The floral designs were created by Haute Horticultural. We didn’t just love the look of this center piece, but the overall flow of each detail through out the space.
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Bacon wrapped dates, Ceviche and Steak Cubano bites were all just part of the menu that was provided by the chefs at Alegria in Green Hills, TN. Everything was equally amazing…oh I almost forgot about the churros, heaven. We also had some adorably delicious mini cupcakes provided by Dulce Deserts.
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Who doesn’t want to see their name in lights? Well, Bright Event Productions made that possible! The white lights draped over head just added to the beauty. We loved the vibe that they provided and it was only paralleled by the music selection from DJ Tim Hiber.

 

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Our beautiful models showed off Olia’s designs to the guests; Tara Skelley and Brenna Castleberry.
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Holliday Flowers and Events provided us with some amazing pieces to ensure the comfort and the beauty of the party! The linens were provided by Nuage Designs and the rentals were from Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals.
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The party was a success, but it was all about celebrating where we are now. None of this would have been possible without support systems such as family, our brides or those who believe in the Olia Zavozina brand! We are all so thankful and cannot wait to see where this new journey takes us!
Links:
Photography: www.annabellacharles.com/
Event Planners: www.Jointhesocial.com
Florist: www.hautehorticulture.com/
Lounge Furniture: www.hollidayflowers.com/
Rentals: http://www.mahaffeytent.com/

Grand Opening Celebration

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We are thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of the Olia Zavozina bridal boutique in Green Hills!

Come celebrate in our new space Tuesday, August 12 from 6-10pm with tasty treats from Alegria Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar, live entertainment from DJ Tim Hiber and other special guests, giveaways and more! Models will also showcase Olia Zavozina’s newest 2015 Royal Elegance Collection gowns.

Brides, don’t miss your chance to meet Olia and work with her to design the wedding dress of your dreams! We continue to honor our 10% discount on special order gowns.

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Heidi + Jordan Christie

We are so thrilled to show you all these beautiful photos of this week’s Olia bride, Heidi and her groom, Jordan! Heidi looks absolutely stunning in her Olia Zavozina lace wedding gown. Cheers to the happy couple!

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How did you and Jordan meet?

We met on a blind date! A friend suggested I might be interested in someone she worked with, so she texted him my phone number and told him he should call. It was truly a “blind” date (he later confessed that he asked a friend to find me on Facebook, but neither one of us has an account!). We met for dinner early in the week and then went out again that weekend. Before the waitress brought our drinks he was already asking to see me again the next day for brunch, and we’ve been together ever since.

Tell us about the proposal!

We were vacationing in California and spent a few days driving up the coast from LA to San Francisco. I had a small feeling he might propose, but I didn’t think he’d had a chance to talk to my Dad and as each day of our trip passed I realized it probably wasn’t going to happen. On our last night he planned for us to watch the sunset at Ocean Beach and then meet up with my best friend (who lives in San Francisco) for drinks. He proposed as the sun was setting – it was perfect. I had been looking forward to meeting my friend for drinks, but he definitely raised the excitement level with a ring on my finger! Oh, and he DID ask for my parent’s blessing, he just waited until the night before we left so the secret wouldn’t be spilled!

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We want all of the details of your big day! 

Our ceremony was held at Scarritt Bennett Wightman Chapel and the reception was downtown at aVenue. We wanted a simple, classic feeling for the whole day and all our vendors made that vision come together beautifully. We served a tapas-style dinner and had five different cakes and an open bar. Our first dance was “Baby I’m Yours” and my Dad and I danced to “The Way You Look Tonight”.

What were some of the most special moments of the day?

Our “first look” before the ceremony was so special. I’d been looking forward to seeing Jordan all day, and the look on his face when he saw me in my dress was one I’ll never forget. I felt so beautiful and excited to marry him! Also, his seven-year-old son was thrilled to see us get married and be the ring bearer. We loved sharing our day with him and have been looking forward to officially being a family of three for a very long time.

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What was your favorite part of your wedding?

The whole thing! It’s hard to say since everything went so smoothly. From getting ready with my mom and sister to saying our vows and celebrating with friends, the entire day was perfect. Oh, and our band was FANTASTIC!

Any advice for future brides?

My best advice is to go with your instincts. There are SO MANY decisions to make and it’s easy to get overwhelmed and off track. Just stay organized and try to stay true to what feels right for you and your fiancé.

How did you find your dress?

We’d only been engaged a few days and I wanted to make sure we secured a date for our ceremony at Scarritt Bennett. On the way home from booking the venue my mom and I stopped at Edgehill Village “just for fun”. I went into Olia Zavozina hoping to schedule an appointment in a few weeks when my sister would be in town. Olia was in the salon that day preparing for Market in New York and talked me into trying on a few dresses. Before I knew it, I was wearing “the” dress and we ordered it that same day!

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Tell us about your honeymoon!

We spent 16 days traveling through London, Bruges and Paris. It was like a dream come true.

How is married life?

Great! We’re having fun settling in to life together and are excited about our future as Mr. and Mrs.!

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Wedding Date: May 2, 2014

Location: Ceremony – Scarritt Bennett Wightman Chapel / Reception – aVenue

Planners: Ceremony – Marcia Husband / Reception: Summer Jones at Randi Events

Cake: Dulce Desserts

Caterer: Bound’ry

Band: The Downtown Band

Florist: Knestrick By Design

Photographer: Alex Bee Photography

Hair and Makeup: Melanie Padula

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We’re Moving

 

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 12.41.36 PMThe Olia Zavozina Flagship store will move into a new space this Fall. Celebrate with us & take up to 75% off of our sample dresses. We can’t wait to show you our new home! Stay tuned…
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Moving Sale

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