3 Tips For A Wedding In The Fall

Fall Wedding TrendsFall is easily the most perfect time of year. The weather is the perfect temperature, the scenery is beautiful, and the possibilities of a wedding theme are endless. The changing leaves, seasonal flowers, and rich colors make the theme possibilities endless. Another bonus? Fall weddings actually aren’t as popular as you would think which means even more options available for the bride! So, take some of these awesome tips into consideration if you’re leaning towards a fall wedding…

Endless Availability

Summer is the most popular time of year to plan a wedding, which means that catering companies, bakeries, and venues might lower their prices during the fall in order to generate more profit. It’s always worth asking your chosen vendor if they are willing to give you a discount and just remember that the worst thing they can say is “no.”

Allow Guests To Prepare For The Weather

The fall is obviously the time where the climate is transforming from summer into winter, so it progressively gets cooler as the fall months pass by. If your venue is outside, then you want to warn them that it is outside so they can prepare accordingly. Also, make sure your wedding party is comfortable. Don’t make your bridesmaids wear dresses with a thin material because as the night goes on, it gets even cooler outside and being cold is just the worst.

Take Advantage Of The Season

It’s no secret that fall takes first place for the season with the best colors. The rich colors of the leaves make anyone feel warm and comfortable and that is something to take advantage of when choosing palates for bridesmaid’s dresses, tuxedos, and even your bouquet. It is also good to take in the elements of the fall season with twigs, leaves, apples, pumpkins etc, to add texture and color for practically no money at all.

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So, with these tips being said, really consider planning a fall wedding because no season can beat it. The colors are too beautiful to ignore and the pictures will definitely be something worth putting on the mantle.

Bridesmaid’s Can Wear White Too!

white bridesmaid dresses aAs the times change, many will only hear traditionalists say that only the bride can wear white. However, many brides are beginning to see the fashion benefits and change their state of mind as to what color their bridesmaid’s dresses can be. In recent trends, white and ivory bridesmaid dresses have been popping up on designer sites and Facebook’s everywhere.

The choice between the two similar colors all depends on what color the bride’s gown will be. If the bride chooses an ivory based dress, then to put a slim difference between her and her maids, it would be smart to put them in a more pure white. If the bride chooses an elegant and traditional white gown, then their bridesmaid’s would choose ivory dresses. While people may be concerned with the fact that is it not only the bride wearing white, there should not be much of a concern, because everyone attending should know whose wedding it is.

By allowing the color scheme to stay within the basic white’s allows for the photos of the entire bridal party to tie together as well. Plus, if the wedding is seasonal, the white and ivory can stand out among the fall or summer colors. Honestly, with whatever traditions may change within the life celebration of a wedding, they always seem to work out and catch on in one way or another.

Olivia Wilde Spoils Her Bridesmaids – Find Out Why They’re So Lucky!

ClipboardAs actress Olivia Wilde plans her wedding to Saturday Night Live funnyman, Jason Sudeikis, her bridesmaids could not be happier for the bride or another amazing reason, their bridesmaid’s dresses! According to an interview with InStyle Magazine, Wilde has designed custom dresses for each of her bridesmaid’s to stray away from the taffeta tradition.

“I’ll skip the tortured tradition of forcing them [bridesmaids] to wear a ridiculous dress that they’ll never wear again,” Wilde explained to InStyle. “They can dye it black or purple and wear it forever.” Needless to say, her loyal maids are breathing a sigh of relief.

Many brides have been getting creative with their bridesmaids dresses the past few years, and although it does not mirror the tradition, it adds a little more excitement to the wedding. Anticipation always builds for the wedding guests to try guessing what the color scheme and bridesmaid’s dresses will look like, and if they will actually compliment the bride.

Custom bridesmaid’s dresses are becoming more popular and either it is because all horrible dresses have gone extinct, or it is a lot easier on the bride to not have to listen to her bridesmaids complain. However, whatever the case may be, as the wedding process evolves, bridesmaids are getting luckier with what they will be wearing down the aisle.

Wilde gushed about her future husband and his career saying, “I know there will be times when Jason is working more than I am, but I’m actually excited by that. I’m excited by what he will become, what depth he has.”

Wedding Day Makeup

When planning your wedding day most brides think about their wedding dress first, then maybe what accessories they will wear, and then what bridesmaid dresses their party will wear.  However during wedding planning it is also important to think about what you would like your wedding day makeup to look like!  Here are a few wedding makeup trends to help you draw inspiration from.  

‘The Color Smoky Eye’

 A smoky eye no longer means shades of grey, black with a silver highlight!

For a more modern look use shades of purple, green and blue to create a ‘bridal appropriate’ smoky eye. This is a more unconventional look that could be daring for a lot of brides but done in a subtle matter with the correct shades will make your eyes pop!

‘The Bold Lip’

Sometimes Women make the mistake of playing up more than one feature at a time. You do not want to look like you’ve decided to put on all the makeup you own at once! Chose you best feature that you want to accentuate and work on that.
A bold red or pink lip is a romantic choice that is a simple way of tying your look together if you don’t want to pile on the makeup.

‘The Golden Eye’

This is a new trend that has shown up on the 2013 Runway’s, a goddess golden eye! Sweep a shade of deep gold with a copper brown in the crease to highlight your eyes and achieve a sexy, dewy complexion. This is perfect for darker skin tones!

Airbrush Makeup!

To get your foundation to last all day consider using airbrush foundation! This gives a flawless finish that will cover all imperfections and discoloration. If you don’t feel the need to purchase your own airbrush foundation, go to your local makeup counter and get it professionally applied!

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Celebrity Bridal Style

If you are as obsessed with bridal fashion as we are at Liz Fields, then every time you hear that another celebrity has gotten engaged, your first thought is “What Will They Wear?”

 

Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer Aniston is known for having a classic, minimalist style. For her wedding dress she should go with a simple A line dress like this Liz Fields style. She is past the ‘princess’ dress phase, and it will not best show off her toned body. She has a great upper body which would be showcased in this sweetheart neckline with the chiffon bodice. Her fiance, Justin Theroux, likes a jeans and T-shirt kind of look that goes with her laid back style. She doesn’t need to have an outrageous, attention grabbing dress instead she can let her effortless beauty shine through and create the perfect wedding moment. 

 

Avril Lavigne

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Since this is Avril’s second wedding, shes going to want to have fun with it! Known for her crazy, punk style this voluminous layered tulle bottom will let her be the center of attention when walking down the aisle. She has stated that she wants to be involved with the design of her wedding dress this time and collaborate with the designer she chooses. The embellishment on this dress is not too flashy for Avril but still adds a little sparkle.

 

Miley Cyrus 

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Miley Cyrus likes to push boundaries and reveal as much skin as possible. This sweetheart neckline and form fitting wedding dress is the perfect style for Miley’s petite figure. The mermaid style shows off her youth and the gorgeous intricate beading and embellishment has a vintage feeling that Miley is known for gravitating towards.

 

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GET THE LOOK: ANNE HATHAWAY

Anne Hathaway is known not only for being Hollywood’s sweetheart, but also for her elegant fashion-forward style. Get her Red Capet look with Liz Fields Bridesmaid Dress 443!

 

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Get The Look: Paula Patton

This year polka dots have been a major fashion trend.  If you want to glow in this flirty style the way actress Paula Patton did, try Liz Fields Bridesmaid Dress style 445!

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Prom Inspiration: Channel Your Inner Hermione

For as long as anyone can remember people have been turning to movies, television shows, and books for inspiration. This seems to be especially true when it comes to things like weddings and proms. Wedding days and prom nights are special, and every woman wants to look her best.

Everyone under the age of 35 has felt the influence of Harry Potter. The character of Hermione Granger proved that girls don’t have to be shy and sweet to be liked. Hermione proved that she could hold her own, be extremely smart, and also enjoy being a girl. When it comes to picking a role model, you’ll find worse choices (*cough* Bella Swan *cough*).

If you ask most girls what their favorite Harry Potter moment was, they’ll almost always tell you that it was the dance that took place about halfway through Goblet of Fire. The dance was the first time that Hermione stopped becoming a tom-boy and showed Hogwarts that she was a beautiful woman. This is just the kind of reaction every girl dreams of getting when she is searching for her prom dress.

Hermione's Elegant Dress

 

Any girl who wants to channel her inner Hermione on her prom night will want to take care when looking for a dress. She’ll want to stay away from fussy, frilly dresses that make dancing difficult. You’ll want to look for something that’s pretty and elegant.

Chiffon is a great choice when it comes to a prom dress. Chiffon is light enough that it makes moving around easy, but also pretty and very feminine. Chiffon shows off your figure without being clinging or two tight.  Stick to a single color of material which will not only allow you to show off your body, but will keep the dress from becoming too busy, just make sure that the color flatters your skin tone.

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When you’re looking at prom dresses you should also think about how much dancing you expect to be doing that night.  Strapless dresses can be beautiful, but the worry of it slipping while you’re dancing might not be worth it to you.

A final tip for emulating Hermionie’s elegance is once you’ve selected the perfect prom dress, don’t wear so much jewelry that it distracts from the dress and your natural beauty.

Most importantly, don’t forget to have fun!!

Top Styles From the 84th Annual Academy Awards

As a designer of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and now prom dresses, there isn’t a lot of TV more fun than watching the stars get all dressed up and walk down the red carpet.    It’s a time, not only for Hollywood’s more elite to show off their personalities through fashion, but for the other designers to try out next seasons styles on the viewers.

Here were my Top 5 favorite styles from the 84th Annual Academy Awards

1.  Angelina Jolie… She always looks amazing!

2.  Gwyneth Paltrow looks stunning. Very chic!

3.  Mila Jovovich looks beautiful. So elegant!

4.  Glenn Close looks stunning!

5.  Stacy Kiebler’s dress was a major fashion highlight of the show!

Notable Mentions

Michelle Williams

Ellie Kemper

Octavia Spencer

Emma Stone

Viola Davis

What did you think? Who were your top picks for best dressed?

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DRESS GUIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Volume II

It may be hard for some of us to admit, but it is that time of year again!  With all of the presents that need to be bought, and elaborate dinners that need to be planned, who has time to figure out what to wear!?  So, here is another little formal wear style guide that I have put together for the holiday season.  If you missed last year’s you might want to check in here too.

The Cocktail Party:

This is the perfect time to bare a little skin and have some fun.  Try an evening dress with an iridescent fabric, or an interesting back to ensure all eyes are on you!

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 Family Dinner Party:

A common mistake people make is to be so focused on being conservative for this event that they lose their sense of style along the way.  Aim for an evening dress that keeps you covered where you need to be, but also has that extra something, maybe a flattering sash, or some feminine and flirty ruffles!

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The Office Party:

This can be tricky, if your party is going to be directly after work, try sometime that you can layer over without looking silly.  To achieve this, the dress should be a simple and flattering silhouette, in a festive color.  Always remember to keep your look professional under all circumstances!

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Tip: Try out our color change tool to create your very own color combinations!

The New Year’s Celebration:

To me it does not really matter if you are staying in with your friends and family, or spending the night out on the town, you’re still going to need a look that makes you feel amazing on the last night of the year!  If you too live in the land of Facebook, you might also want to be sure the dress  looks great in all angles, for all of the photos you are about to be tagged in.  Last but not least, what better way to stand out than to add some sparkle?

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Happy Holidays from all of us at Liz Fields!