We definitely have a soft spot for stunning, elegant bridal accessories. This week we are welcoming a wonderful new Vendor We Heart to WedLoft… Olivia Nelson Bridal Accessories.
We recently caught up with Jaclyn, the founder of Olivia Nelson for a quick Q&A to help you get to know her and all of the fabulous options she has to offer brides. She designs gorgeous veils, hair pieces, sashes and more. The photos showcased here are from her 2013 collection.
What inspired you to start Olivia Nelson Bridal Accessories?
I always knew I would have my own business, I just did not know it would be designing bridal accessories. I used to make fashion hair accessories and sell them on consignment to fashion boutiques in CA and AZ. As my business progressed, I liked the challenge of creating bridal accessories more than fashion accessories. The intricate details of the pieces I was able to create for brides felt like little pieces of art. I LOVE this craft… it is a part of me now.
If you could give one tip to couples who are planning a wedding, what would it be?
Sit down together and make a list of the 10 most important wedding elements you share for your big event. Every time you visit the budget, make sure you do not lose sight of these very special pieces. They will give your wedding planning focus, love, and vision.
If you could advise couples not to overlook one key detail in their wedding plans, what would it be?
I would advise couples not to overlook the details: photography, flowers, bridal accessories, and hand crafted goodness. Each will add spirit and vision to your day.
What is something that most people don’t know about your biz/you?
When I chose to start a business, I made the decision to do it with an 18 month old little boy on my hip. Noah is now 3 years old and we have gone through the blood, sweat, and tears of running a new business together. The daily challenge has strengthened me to the core of my being. I am not the same person I was when I started my business, I am a better one. I am a better wife, mother, friend, boss, co-worker, accountant, sales associate, customer service representative, graphic designer, blogger, and social networker.
What is your one must-have tool to have on-hand when you’re working?
I could not live without my wire working tools, especially the pliers. I literally use them for everything.
5 Things that make you happy?
God, Family, Patience, Peace, and Great Photography
What is your personal favorite color palette used in weddings?
I love the combination of Ivory, Blush, and Gold. Together they are soft, illuminating, and look very expensive.
On your day off you can be found…
Running around LA with my husband, Jon, and 3 year old son, Noah. We LOVE the beach, parks, and going for walks around the neighborhood. We spend a lot of time at home cooking, cleaning, and having an altogether good time.
Wedding cake, cupcakes, or a candy/cookie bar? Which is your personal fave?
I have a serious sweet tooth. I would probably want a vanilla cake with butter cream frosting, chocolate cupcakes from Sweet & Saucy Bake Shop, and a candy bar full of See’s boxed chocolates.
What would your dream wedding look like?
I love the idea of a wedding on the coast in a large open field with a beautiful flower altar. I would have a sophisticated, rustic/vintage theme. I could see wedding day photos on a beautiful wooden schooner and an outdoor reception. I like the idea of an open bar with themed drinks and live band playing Big Band music.
What makes your service for bridal accessories unique?
I offer custom options so my brides can be as unique as they prefer.
Tell us why you think you’re popular choice for brides.
Olivia Nelson is a high-end, trend-driven bridal accessory line. Our brides read all the popular bridal blogs and magazines and are specific in their bridal style. They come to Olivia Nelson looking for something “special” and “unique” to finish their look.
Are you in love? Check out the full 2013 collection!