Welcome to Bridal Fashion Week 2017! For anyone who keeps up with that matrimony couture, you’ve probably heard of designer Hayley Paige. Or if you’re scanning Pinterest, you’ve no doubt encountered the California native’s feminine-yet-edgy designs.

We caught up with Paige at her design studio in the Garment District of NYC where the magic happens… for real! And she didn’t just tease what her upcoming collection was going to look like — she showed us ACTUAL dresses that are going to be on the runway of her Pre-Fall 2017 show on April 21.

She also chatted about her inspo, how she came to be a wedding dress designer (it’s a funny story actually), and even introduced us to the Hayley Paige company mascot (Hi, Vivian!). Check it all out below:

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