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Hayley Ever After: Seven Brides on Their Hayley Paige Dresses

Hayley Paige designs have a magical quality to them: With billowing chiffon skirts, sparkling gossamer tulle and wildly romantic, plunging necklines, each of her gowns embodies a modern-day Cinderella story, with the designer as the princess’s loving and devoted fairy godmother. Since 2011, designer Hayley Paige has been responsible for thousands of fairytale endings, thanks to her enchanting and imaginative wedding gowns. 

When it comes to finding the one, Paige says, “It should be love at first sight.” Ahead, seven real brides share the Hayley Paige dress that swept them off their feet and made them feel like a real-life princess on their wedding day.

Caitlyn wears the Roxanne gown

Photos by J.M. Hunter Photography

“I was so in love with the thought of a lace trumpet gown and had found a few online that I bookmarked for my appointment at the Wedding Suite. That day, I took another look through the website and came across the Roxanne gown from Hayley Paige. I loved the color and beaded bodice, and that back detail—amazing!

“When I met with my bridal stylist, Heather, she had filled a room with tons of options. After a few try-ons (and laughs—lace was so not my style), I mentioned that I had seen the Roxanne on the website and was interested in trying it on. She seemed a little shocked, but in a good way, and really excited that I was open to a gown that wasn’t so traditional. I loved the style with its moonstone skirt and studded, open-back detail, but I was a tiny bit concerned that it wasn’t ‘bridal’ enough. Once we slipped it on, I knew it was the one for me. Heather made me feel confident that I could rock this dress on my wedding day, and I’m so glad she did because I wouldn’t have chosen any other gown to wear!”


Eva wears the Guindon gown

Photos by Mindy Sue Photography

“I visited the Nordstrom Wedding Suite for a Hayley Paige trunk show without any expectations of finding my dress on my first shopping trip. After trying on about seven dresses, I tried the Hayley Paige Guindon gown, and although it was interesting and fun, it did not make a great first impression. I took it off and moved to another. After thinking on it, I went back to the Guindon to give it another try. After I explained that I loved everything about it except for the stripes, Hayley told me she could make it without the stripes. I was sold!”

Shop similar Hayley Paige styles:

Lily strapless taffeta & tulle stripe skirt ballgown | Decklyn stripe organza ballgown | Chantelle strapless lace & tulle ballgown


Melanie wears the Bahati gown

Photos by Jenny Smith & Co.

“Words cannot express the sheer joy felt when I arrived and saw what Candice at the Nordstrom Wedding Suite in Topanga had picked out for me. It’s like she’d read my mind! I’d called ahead and told her about my new fascination with Hayley Paige. Everything she pulled was exactly what I would’ve wanted to wear. The Bahati gown was the second one I tried on. It was classic, but totally unique with the most intricate beading design on the back and a geometric pattern throughout the skirt.”


Olivia wears the Dori gown

Photos by Rachel Bowman Photography

“Everyone always told me that you choose the exact opposite dress of what you think you will choose. This one hundred percent applied to me! I wanted a romantic, off-the-shoulder gown and I ended up with the blingiest one in the whole store.

Hayley Paige is beyond talented. All of her gowns are works of art. My mom showed me this gown online about six months prior to my trying anything on and she said, ‘I want you to try this on. It is stunning.’ I thought it was gorgeous but not really what I was going for. The second I tried it on, though, I didn’t want to take it off. I would not even try anything on after that. Mama knows best!”

Shop similar Hayley Paige styles:

Chandler floral embroidered illusion ballgown | Celine embellished illusion & chiffon A-line gown | Jem Rock Candy embellished tulle ballgown


Eri wears the Cricket gown

Photos by Christopher Gendron Photography

“I had never tried on any kind of formal gown before this, so when I started out I had pretty much no idea of what I wanted. My fears dissolved once I met my stylist, Sarah. She pulled dresses in every style for me to see what I liked best, but the second I put on the Cricket gown by Hayley Paige, we all knew it was the one.

“Working with Sarah was an absolute joy; she has a wonderful eye, echoing the details of the lace on the dress in the beaded belt we picked out and also in my shoes. She took lots of time to learn exactly what our vision was for the evening, to make sure that everything was just right. She was great with suggestions for finishing touches, too—it was her idea to have our florist use the remnant from my belt to wrap the bottom of my bouquet. It came out beautifully!”


Mary wears the Bahati gown

Photos by Avila Photography

“One of the hardest parts of wedding planning for me was finding my dress. My style is a little funky and different, and none of the gowns I tried on were ‘me.’ I went to numerous stores and boutiques in our area and tried on a million dresses, and literally could not find a single one I even semi-liked. By the time I scheduled an appointment with the Nordstrom Wedding Suite, I was feeling pretty defeated in my dress hunt.

“Luckily when I met my wedding stylist, Dominika, I could tell she understood my style and what I was looking for. She introduced me to a wedding dress designer that I had never heard of, Hayley Paige, and after trying on a few Hayley Paige gowns, I had narrowed down my favorites to two. When I came across the Bahati gown, I fell in love with it immediately.”


Haley wears the Pearl gown

Photos by Caitlin Alysse Photography

“I had tried on a variety of dresses before my stylist, Audrey, talked me into trying on the Pearl gown by Hayley Paige. I had always dreamed of wearing a short dress, but man, did that change the minute I put that dress on! I was immediately brought to tears. It was only the fourth dress I tried on, and I knew it was the one. My entourage agreed, and we ordered it that day.”

Shop similar Hayley Paige styles:

Park spaghetti strap lace mermaid gown | Glazer bandage knit mermaid gown | Ronnie embellished mermaid gown

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