fabric headpieces versus fresh flowers

It’s a very common question from brides: which is better, handmade fabric flower headpieces or fresh flowers?

Well, our answer is simple. Consider a few thing: Re-usability, Budget, Duration of usage and overall Look.

Fabric flowers are reusable for both photo shoots and actual day, it can also be worn for over a long period of time. Most importantly it helps completes the whole look of the bride as fabric flowers are highly flexible in design. The same material as the gown can be used to create the headpiece and additional materials such as lace and sparkle bits can be added to the headpiece. The design options is far more then fresh flowers. There are also some brides that prefer to keep their headpieces as mementos too.

On the flipside, cost of fabric flower headpieces are much higher then simply using just fresh flowers. So for budget conscious brides, fresh flowers are your best bets. Brides also  find fresh flowers as a better option for natural looking updos.

For the best of both worlds, Brides can mix both fresh flowers with fabric lace and crystal as headpieces. The benefits of such head pieces is that you get to choose and see the design of the headpieces before hand instead of depending on the different sprigs of flowers that is given by the florist.

At Olive Suite, we do both fabric only or fresh flower and fabric mixed headpieces for brides. Depending on the request, we can work on customized designs for brides. It is important to note that fresh flower headpieces can only be made and collected the day before the event and requires 8 weeks of notice.

Customized fresh flower head pieces starts from $180

If fresh flowers are too delicate for you, fabric flowers would be a better bet =)

Customized fabric flower head pieces starts at $45 for single unit flower and $150 onwards for fascinators, french veils and blusher.

customising is our thing =P

From those you can see to those you can’t, at Olive Suite we customise almost anything that can be customised! Why?… We love creating unique hand sewn details/accessories for brides!

Have a crazy idea for your perfect wedding gown? Tell us and let us get crazy too!

Love that detail you saw somewhere? Tell us and we will try to recreate something better that is specially for you.

Want a headpiece that only you have because it is gonna be framing a face that only you have? Not a problem.

Can’t find the perfect shoes to match your gown? Let us make your day!

All you need to get started is talk to us =) So give us a call or just drop by!

Love, Olive Suite

our new gowns on Female Brides!

Yeay! the new issue of Female is finally on racks and you won’t want to miss our gowns!

This issue features 4 of our latest gowns and each gown have its own unique characteristic =)

The ballgown featured here is has a sweetheart silk chiffon (our favorite material^o^) bustier. The bottom is draped over with silk organza overlay for a light and soft finishing.Though it is not shown in the photo, this gown has tulle peeking out at the hems for a “floating/weightless” appearance.

Mermaid cut wedding gown with tulle pleated bodice fully accentuates the best of our bride’s figure while the layers (and layers) of hand-cut and sewn on tulle petals on the skirt¬† gives the gown perfect dreamy finish. Of course, with the long train, its a cherry on top.

Our signature short and always fun wedding/ROM gowns. =)

This bareback halter neck silk satin top with organza cutout ruffles skirt is a gown you wont want to miss. Great on most body types and extremely flattering on broad shoulder brides.

Our see through sequin frou frou gown.. is a treasure! Each of these sequins is individually sewn on to the gown for a figure flattering bodice. Paired with the extra flouncy skirt, you can’t help but want to twirl round and round the whole time you are in this dress!

As excited as we are? Give us a call to try these gowns, you wont be disappointed!

have you popped by?

We have been so busy since the reopening of Olive Suite in February after renovations!

Won’t call it a brand new look, but definitely a great uplift. With a new collection that features more of those lovely and ethereal details we can’t simply get enough of, you have to pop by!

psst.. Carnival and Co. our favourite pastry people have set up a lovely display for us to drool over… don’t miss it!

Love, Olive Suite