Monday, December 20, 2010

Blog Happy

I went blog happy this morning and found a couple blogs: one for brides, and one just because!

The wedding blog is called Style Me Pretty. It has everything a bride-to-be would want to find: ideas for flowers, cakes, dresses, photography, and the list goes on...
This next blog is for everyone who has a flair for the unexpected. It's called Unruly Things. Unruly Things is packed with random little inspirations, bright ideas, and great gifts.

And just for a little extra Christmas Cheer, click on this link for a sweet holiday surprise! Gee Whiz, It's Christmas!

Have a VERY MERRY little CHRISTMAS from Olive.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Rose & Pap

For Rosalie (Rose), an interior designer with flair, and Papillon (Pap), having a dramatic vintage inspired wedding was a no-brainer. Rose's short veil with white pleated tulle flower headpiece set the stage for the classic church wedding with a twist of drama. Her dress was, of course, from non-other than Olive and it fit her style and personality perfectly. Rose added a little personal touch to her strapless A-line silhouette with a beautiful brocade fabric, an elegant pearl brooch, and a ruffle of tulle at the hem. As you can see from the pictures below, the evening was extraordinary.

Rose exemplifies the Olive bride - a woman not afraid of her personal style and outstanding personality. 

To read more about the wedding, check out BLF Studio's blog

Monday, December 6, 2010

Happily "Olive" After

Sweet Katrina is the perfect example of an Olive Bride: modern, fashionable, easy-going, and creative. As you can tell from her pictures, Katrina had the time of her life in her beautiful Olive Wedding dress. With ruffles on her dress, a flower in her hair, and love in her heart, Katrina is a beautiful bride! Congrats!

Photography complements to Off Hand Photography,

Monday, November 29, 2010

Crunch Time

I'm not just talking about the snow (or leaves, if you live in the south) crunching underneath your favorite boots this time of year, but it's also crunch time for all of your Christmas shopping. That's right, Christmas is just a hop and a skip away. With that said, I hope a piece from Olive Style's Little White Dress collection is at the top of your list. Santa's got style too.

And DON'T FORGET, Olive Style is offering an extra $75 off of any custom dress order and 1/2 off sample dresses in the showroom, starting at $88! This offer only lasts until December 15, so hurry before it's too late!

Be a knockout at that party wearing Olive Style's Bree or Stella:

Now, for all you Brides out there, I have a link to share: 

Who? Kristy Dickerson
What? Photographer
Why? she has an awesome blog! Even if you aren't looking for a photographer or if you aren't a bride, there is a lot to be found on kristy's blog. Check it out and get inspired!

Kristy is a member of the Paisley Umbrella family. See who else is a member at!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Perfect Holiday Dress

Looking for the perfect Holiday dress? Olive Style is your answer. Every classic style, with a modern twist. Just take a look:

For now until December 15th, get $75 off of a custom order Holiday dress. And visit the showroom for 1/2 off of sample dresses, starting at $88!

Happy Thanksgiving from Olive Style!

Friday, October 8, 2010

New Fall Jackets at Beehive!

You can find this fabulous Fall printed jacket at Beehive in the Edgewood Retail District, for only $118!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Cake Toppers for an Olive Bride

Kathy of The Pretty Pixie on Etsy makes the most adorable wooden doll cake toppers. Either pick your closest match from the array of wooden dolls she has already created or get your own custom dolls created! They are a great vintage-inspired touch for any Olive bride!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Meet the New Ladies of Olive

Hot off the press from a photo shoot with the fabulous Kristy Dickerson, meet the new additions to Olive! Silhouettes Libby, Betty, June, and Sharon all embody the elegance of a classic Olive dress, but each adds their own twist that is perfect for the modern, vintage, or down-to-earth bride.

Friday, September 10, 2010

"End of Summer" Frocks Sale on Etsy!

Olive summer dresses and tops are 50% off on Esty!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Meet June, our newest addition to Olive!

To create June we added gathers to our classic silhouette, Nina!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The 50s Style Wedding Blog

Here's an excerpt from the blog, a perfect 50's inspired wedding!
Looking for inspiration for your own vintage inspired wedding? Check out The 50s Style Wedding Blog. This fabulous blog is completely devoted to posting 50's style weddings! 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Olive Style and Etain Bridal Boutique present Olive's "Little White Dress" collection

Olive invites you to a special trunk show event celebrating our "Little White Dress" collection
on August 21, 2010 
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
at Etain Bridal Boutique
105 Glendalough Ct., Tyrone, GA 30290

Please join us for champagne, appetizers, and an exclusive viewing of our "Little White Dress" collection as well as bridesmaid, Mother of the bride, and Olive social dresses.

Introducing our new "Martini" collection, Olive's sassy alter ego!

Plus, get $75 off a custom Little White Dress order or $50 off any Olive dress purchased at the event! 

Please R.S.V.P. to: 
(404) 247-5432
Etain Bridal Boutique
(678) 870-0999

Olive Style at Notable Weddings!

We are proud to announce that starting September 3, Olive  can be found at Notable Weddings and Events in Alpharetta! 
Notable Weddings & Events
3005 Old Alabama Rd #30
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Sunday, August 1, 2010

An Olive Wedding

Amy and her bridesmaids look beautiful in their custom Olive dresses!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Beehive Co-op has moved to the Edgewood Retail District!

Come by the Edgewood Retail District and visit the new location of the Beehive. New location, but same great local, independent designers! Be sure to venture in and check out Olive's fabulous day wear collection!

 Store Location:
1250 Caroline Street, Suite C120
Located in the Edgewood Retail District
Atlanta, GA 30307

Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday   11am - 7pm
Sunday                      12pm - 5pm 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New to Olive's Etsy Shop!

Just in time for Spring and Summer, Olive brings the Little White Dress to Etsy! Meet Bree, Stella, Gretchen and Katie - just some of the silhouettes available in the Olive Little White Dress Collection.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wedding Planning Tips From Top Designers

I just read an awesome piece written by newlywed and Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts. In it, she asks some of the most popular fashion and accessory designers in the world to come to the rescue of overwhelmed Bride-to-bes. The outcome – some pretty fabulous tips for anyone planning or attending a wedding this year! Here are some of my absolute faves!

Designer: Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa
“Stay true to your own style. Your dress should be a reflection of your everyday look, just amplified. “

“Avoid selecting your dress too early and trying it on too often. You risk having many changes of heart. Three months is ample. “

“Take the one person whose opinion you value most with you to your fitting. Keep in mind that your best friend or your mother may not be the best choice.”

Designer: Neil Lane, Jeweler
“Remember that something old – like Grandma’s pearls – while sentimental, may not work with our gown”

“Of your wedding jewels, earrings are the most important. Pay close attention to the shape of your face. Art Deco styles complement angular shapes, while flowers are better for round faces.”

Designer: Christian Louboutin, Shoe Designer
“Don’t do white on white-it’s old fashioned. Look for shoes with details, be they studs or pastel hints. You should want to wear the shoes again.”

“Closed-toe shoes are great for solid column dresses, more dainty gowns fall for open-toes.”

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tonight @ Paisley Umbrella Ann Roth Shoes Space Warming Party

Paisley Umbrella vendor Ann Roth Shoes has done amazing things with their new studio and showroom space! Come celebrate new beginnings at her Space Warming Party tonight!

There will be bubbly, treats and loads of fun.

Ann has also partnered with Women  for Women and will be donating 10% of sales from the evening to the organization.
RSVP using Facebook here.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 2009 at Kelly's Closet - Olive presents the Little White Dress

Come celebrate the launch of an exciting new concept in Bridal Fashion - the LWD!

Olive’s Little White Dress concept was born from a belief that the time preceding your wedding is YOUR time. Stand out and be noticed as the Bride-to-be at all your events whether it is a Bridesmaids Luncheon or the Rehearsal Dinner – wear a LWD.

RSVP on Facebook here.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Picking the Perfect Silhouette

One of the most important moments for every bride is when she finds THE dress. There are so many details to consider. The options really are endless. You may have been dreaming of a mermaid style with a sweetheart neckline since you were a little girl, but does this silhouette work for your figure? This is your day and in order for you to really look and feel beautiful picking the best dress for your body is key. The great thing is that Olive offers so many different silhouettes for both you and your bridesmaids. Once you know what you’re looking for, making the decision is easy! Here are some tips for picking the perfect silhouette along with a chart of some of Olive’s offerings.

First, grab a measuring tape. Measure your bust - biggest measurement around your chest. Now measure your waist - the smallest measurement around your waist area. Now your hips - the fullest part of the hip area; this is almost always over the butt. Write all of these measurements down and then read the following.

Hourglass Body Type - your bust and hips are approximately the same measurement (within an inch or two) and your waist is smaller than either of these by at least a four inches. You are in luck! Most styles flatter your classic figure. A Mermaid style however would really show off your curves!
Pear Body Type - your hips are larger than your bust. This is a very common body type. You want to avoid dresses that hide your waist. An a-line dress is the most flattering for you because it gives you a balanced appearance of an hourglass figure. It even works with an upside down pear, which is when your bust is larger than your hips.
Apple or Athletic - all your measurements are similar. To create the appearance of a waist and a hourglass figure you’ll want to select dresses with gathers or other details on the hips and bust. This will highlight those areas and give you a softer more feminine shape.