Jessica + Joshua Randolph

Jessica and Joshua Randolph tied the knot on September 20, 2014 in Nashville, TN. Jessica looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day in her Olia Zavozina, “Lauren” gown! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together!

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How did you meet your husband?

I met my husband when he was touring with his rock & roll band 4 years ago. He had shaggy long hair and was the lead singer, and I just so happened to attend one of his concerts when I was 18. I saw him singing on stage and felt so attracted to him that I blurted out to my friends “I’m going to wake up to that face every morning for the rest of my life!” They all laughed, but I was serious. I didn’t believe in love at first sight at the time, but it without-a-doubt happened to me. I felt like I was connected to him by a string and couldn’t explain it. After he was finished singing he walked off stage and I waited in line at the merchandise table to talk to him and buy a CD. We spoke for a few short minutes and then he was gone. 9 months later, I stumbled upon his CD in my messy bedroom and I decided to listen to it. As soon as the first song came on I instantly remembered how I felt about him that day at the concert. So, like any other girl, I stalked him on Facebook and finally found his personal page and I wrote on his wall. 3 months later we were long-distance dating, and 3 years later we got engaged. He was my first kiss and my first real boyfriend.

Tell us about your proposal.

Josh went above and beyond. Being 6 years older than me, he was ready to get married way before I was. He had planned two other proposals that got ruined due to me picking up on his hints and getting scared to say yes (I was 21 for pete’s sake!). But I knew I would marry him when the time was right. He decided that the third time was going to be a for-sure YES from me. So last November, I went to work on a regular Thursday morning. My boss told me she wanted to take me to a meeting near the airport. So, I went with her. It wasn’t until she actually pulled into the exit for the airport that I started getting suspicious. She is terrible at directions so I told her to make a U-turn because she got off the wrong exit. She didn’t make the turn, and instead continued into departures. I was so confused; until I saw my boyfriend standing with my suitcase and a sign that said “Happy Birthday Jessica”. I started to hyperventilate. WHAT?!?! Were we going somewhere?! I had so many meetings that day I could not comprehend getting on a plane. But we did. And he didn’t tell me where we were going. People must have thought I was going into labor at the airport from all the squeals and jumping up and down and jaw-dropped stares at my soon-to-be fiancé. We got to the gate, still having no clue where we were headed. Josh looks at me, and then taps an old lady that was sitting in the gate, on the shoulder and asked “Excuse me, Miss. Where is this plane going?” And she answered in an excited voice, “Barcelona!”. I lost it. I absolutely lost it. I had never been out of the country. Josh flew me to SPAIN. He took me on a world wind adventure (and spent every last dime in his bank account to do so). He proposed to me on a small island called Majorka outside of Spain and got down on one knew with his great-grandma’s ring from the 1920’s (the ring box was a compass that he cleared out to make room for the ring. He had the ring hiding in this shoe the entire trip, waiting for the perfect moment to pop the question. It was beyond any movie I had ever seen, and any dream I could have come up in my head as a 15 year old girl waiting for her prince. It was my story, and it was real, and it was perfect.

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Details on your big day.

We got married 10 months later in the country side of Nashville, TN. It was an outdoor wedding filled with flowers, oversized balloons, kites, nearby horses, stringed lights, candlesticks in wine bottles, and lots of love.

What was your favorite part about your wedding?

During the ceremony, Josh & I washed each others feet. Although we were pretty great planners, we did not account for the amount of time we would have to put our shoes back on. So, after both our feet were washed, we looked at each other, and said with our eyes “I guess we will be going barefoot” as the song was ending. We said our vows with no shoes on, and he carried me down the isle with my bare feet high in the air. It was impromptu and very special to me.

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Tell us about your honeymoon.

Costa Rica! Our honeymoon was spent with many Corona’s with lime, surfing, resting in our vacation-rental which was a luxurious hut near the beach, riding bikes into town for lunch, snorkeling, horse-back riding, and making love!

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How is married life?

Married life has been more exciting than what I thought it would be! We didn’t live together before we got married, and that has made a huge difference. It has been a big transition with him moving into my apartment and us unpacking wedding gift after wedding gift. We are learning how to communicate about little things like “who takes out the trash?” and “why can’t you put your shoes in the closet when you get home?” and “how hard is it to squeeze the toothpaste from the end of the tube?” But regardless it’s lovely and waking up every morning to your best friend is the greatest part of all.

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~ Wedding Date: 9/20/14 ~ Location: Legacy Farms ~ Wedding Planners: Holly Smith & Amy Richardson ~ Cake: White Almond Wedding Cake ~ Caterer:  A Catered Affair ~ Band: RJ Woessner ~ Florist: Rachel Smith ~ Photographer: Alissa Saylor ~ Hair: Lisa Sharma ~ Make-Up: Britnie Turner ~ Wedding Dress: Olia Zavozina ~

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2014 CMA Red Carpet

Living in Music City has its many perks, country music being one of its main attractions. So when the 2014 CMA Awards took place last night we could not wait to see the red carpet fashion! The ladies of country music graced the red carpet in style that was definitely red carpet ready. This year we thought it would be fun to take those looks and pair them with a similar Olia Zavozina gown, so you can steal their red carpet look for your big day or even a formal party.

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Miranda Lambert looks absolutely amazing in her blush evening gown! For a similar look check out our Olia Zavozina Couture Collection for “CiCi” in blush.

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Kimberley Williams-Paisley was looking royal in her royal blue fitted dress. “Allie” in blue is sure to make you look red carpet ready as well!

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Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland knows that a classic black dress never goes out of style and she definitely proves the point! “Reid” in black has a simple lace overlay for a little twist to a classic style.

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Luke Bryan is usually the star of the show, but his wife Caroline was the one grabbing everyones attention last night on the red carpet. If your looking for a similar elegant style for your big day then “Andie” just might be your dress!

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Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town looked adorable as she took the red carpet last night! The dresses are similar in both color and style. This is the perfect look for a Holiday party this season!

Congratulations to all the artist who took home awards last night and an even bigger congratulations to these celebrities who looked absolutely stunning on the red carpet!

At Olia Zavozina we would love to help style you for your big event and especially for your “big day”! We can help make you red carpet ready for those big occasions. Schedule an appointment today!

 

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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