Liz Fields is Getting Hitched: Part II: The Wedding

November 29th, 2012 marked the beginning of the next chapter in my life.   It was the day that I was able to marry the love of my life in front of 50 or so of our family and closest friends in Miami Beach, FL.

More photos will follow, but I wanted to share some of the photos today and take the opportunity to say THANK YOU to all our amazing vendors and guests for making our 3-day Destination Wedding an absolute success. It may have rained during our outdoor rehearsal dinner, during our outdoor ceremony, and during our outdoor post-wedding all-out bash, but somehow, it all felt right.  A little rain never hurt anyone.

Below are all the vendors that deserve a big Thank You! Please visit their sites. I strongly recommend them!!!

Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dress: Liz Fields

Wedding Venue: The Palms Hotel Miami Beach

Wedding DJ: DJ Neza  (we were so lucky to have the amazing DJ Neza!!! And a special shout out and thank you to our MC, Gabriel!)

Wedding Events Photography: Jason Bennett, Sunship Films,  (Amazing filmmaker and photographer!!)

Day of Coordinator: Monica Henning

Wedding Flowers: For contact information, please send an email info@lizfields.com

Bridal Hair and Make-up: Please send a message to info@lizfields.com if you would like the information of my hair and make up artists, local to Miami beach but able to travel! They are amazingly talented women!

Bridal Veil: Edward Berger (THANK YOU!!)

Bridal Rhinestone Garter: Alisa Brides (please visit Alisa’s site…she makes amazing hand-made accessories….bridal veils, garters, hair pieces, shoes)

Bridal Floral Hairpiece: Sarah Gabriel

Wedding Cake and Cupcakes: Cake Designs by Edda

Post-wedding dining & partying the following night: Rouge Waterfront

Also, a very special thank you must go out to the 3 heroes of our wedding. These 3 men, our brothers and dearest friends, Alex, Elliot and Patsy, were always there to make sure things ran smoothly and that we had nothing to worry about. We love them dearly and will always be grateful. THANK YOU!!

If you need any additional information about the vendors or my wedding, feel free to send an email to info@LizFields.com or contact me via Facebook.com/LizFieldsDesigns or Twitter.com/byLizFields

Liz Fields Wedding

Liz & Gary 11-29-2012

DIY: Personalized Wedding Hanger – For Under $10!

Having a personalized hanger to hold your wedding dress is becoming a new trend that makes a great gift for a bride to be!  However, if you want to have a unique hanger this can get pricey and is an unnecessary added expense. Here is an inexpensive and quick way of creating your own personalized hanger:

Materials:

-14 gauge galvanized wire (available at any home improvement store)

-Wire cutters

-Needle nose pliers (you can find a 2-in-1 tool that cuts & bends wire)

-Wooden hangers

-Drill with drill bit about the size of your wire

-Glue gun or strong gorilla glue

-Pen and paper

Step 1: Pre-plan your font

We suggest writing or printing out exactly how you want your font on a piece of paper before you start to bend your wire, this will make it easier to see how your finished product will look!

STEP 2: Measure & Bend your wire

Start to measure out how much wire you will need for your hanger, allow approximately 10 to 12 inches of wire per letter plus a little more so you can attach it to your hanger.

Tip: Cut a few extra practice pieces of wire, it will take a couple tries to get your bending just right but be patient!

Step 3: Drill!

Drill two holes in the bottom inside of the hanger but don’t go all the way through, you may want to just go in a 1/2-inch or so.

Step 4: Attaching the wire

On both sides of the wire put a small amount of glue, be careful not to put too much since the wire will not fit nicely into the hanger and you will see the excess glue.

Step 5: Accessorize (optional)

You can decorate your hanger by tying a bow around the hook or gluing on rhinestones to the wood. This is your chance to make it even more personalized and creative!

 

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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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‘Its Like Rain, On Your Wedding Day’

Alanis Morisette said it best, having it rain on your wedding day can be ‘ironic’ but there are way to make your day just as beautiful and special. If the weather is saying rain there are a couple precautionary procedures you can do to make sure your ceremony and reception run smoothly and your wedding dress staying white.

1. Have a plan-B

This can go for all different aspects of your wedding. If any part of your wedding is even a little bit outdoors, and your expecting rain. Make sure you have the right materials such as a tent to create an overhang.

2. Choose the right hairstyle

Discuss with your stylist beforehand to see which options you have if your hair has extra frizz because of the high humidity. Also make sure to have extra hairspray and any hair tools on hand, especially if you have curls.

3.Protect your guests!

Have umbrellas for your guests to use if they need to go outside. To make this more creative, get them in your wedding colors or customized with your names & date printed across the top. Ponchos would also be a good idea if  if it is expected to be heavy rain. These will also act as cute party favor for your guests to take home at the end of the night.

4. Bring out the rain boots

Try not to put on your dress or your shoes until your inside for good.You don’t want any water marks or mud on the rim of your dress or your white shoes. Think about wearing rain boots until your inside in order to stay clean and dry!

Creative Tip: Save a few drops of rain to save in a bottle for a memorable piece!

Get the Look: Taylor Swift

Are you inspired by Taylor’s dress from the CMT Artists of the Year event?

Try Liz Fields bridesmaid’s dress style#225!  This short, strapless chiffon/charmeuse dress is the perfect style for any special occasion, and is the perfect way to wear Taylor’s signature color Red.  Plus the embellishment on the neckline and the shirred fly-away panel on the skirt give an ultra-feminine touch.

Liz Fields wedding dress style#9204 is the perfect dress to achieve Taylor Swift’s goddess look from the 45th Annual CMA Awards! The modified sweetheart neckline and asymmetrical raw edged layer creates a soft feeling that ties together the entire look. The vintage embellished waistband adds that extra sparkle that every women wishes to achieve on their special day.

To find an authorized Liz Fields retailer near you please the store locator section of our website.

A Wedding Dress That Will Flatter Your Body Shape!

When choosing a wedding dress you want to make sure it is the correct silhouette for your body shape that will look flattering in person and in pictures!

Pear Shaped:

Chose an A-Line wedding dress that gradually flares out from the waist downward to make your mid section appear narrow. You want to make the focus your upper half by wearing a one shoulder, strapless, v-neck or scoop neckline.

We recommend:

Liz Fields Style #9233
This strapless ball gown style dress with a full skirt is the perfect dress to accentuate your tiny waist!  The  jewel encrusted waistband brings even more attention to your top half and minimizes your waist.

Busty:

Many women believe if you have a larger bust you are unable to wear any type of strapless style, this is untrue! It is all about choosing the right type of strapless neckline for your bust. Look for a style with a scoop neckline or just any type of slight dip along the neckline. This will still showcase your cleavage but in a classy, appropriate way. Avoid a straight across neckline or any type of fabric with a sheen to it such as organza or silk which will actually make your bust appear even larger.

We recommend:

Liz Fields Style #8369
This sweetheart neckline made out of crisp Taffeta is the perfect fabric and neckline that will flatter a larger bust.

 

Tall:

For taller women look for a simple silhouette that will emphasize your natural shape. A good way of doing this is having a lower waistline and a floor sweeping hem!

We recommend:

Liz Fields Style #9229
This mermaid style wedding dress is great for taller women with long torso’s. The silhouette is still simple but the jewel embellishment adds a little interest to make the bride feel extra special.

 

Petite:

Smaller body frames want to look for a modified A-line wedding dress that lays above your natural waistline that will make you appear longer. There is no specific type of fabric to look for you can either chose a simple material or one with sheen however you want to keep the attention towards your top half. Avoid any big details such as an over-sized bow which will make you look disproportionate.

We recommend:

Liz Fields Style #9232

This empire waist gown with a silver embellished detail at the bust is the perfect waistline to make you appear long and lean! The chiffon cascade detail in the front is the right amount of detail to add height without being overwhelming.

To find an authorized Liz Fields retailer near you please the store locator section of our website.

 

How to: Rustic Wedding

An obvious choice of venue for a rustic themed wedding reception is a barn!  Don’t live in a rural area?  Don’t worry there are barns all over the country in all different sizes.  There are ways of decoration to make it formal if that’s what you are going for or to keep it casual.  This type of venue is a perfect way to be unique and create an intimate ceremony.

Use long picnic tables for your guests!  If you’re going casual this is an easy way to have your guests choose their own seats.

Instead of using traditional glass vases as a centerpiece, use carved out pumpkins with flowers!  This is a unique way to add another color to your palette and is the perfect addition if you are having your rustic wedding during the autumn!

Have your guests names attached to an apple and place at their seat.  This is more creative than regular place cards and is another way to tie in your theme!

For the bouquets, add small pine cones and accents of burlap to tie in the textures of the barn.  This still remains romantic and is different from the usual flower bouquets.

To go more country, have your bridesmaids wear cowboy boots with their  bridesmaid dresses!

Barns tend to be very dark so a lot of lighting is essential in creating a good environment.  To create an intimate setting use string lighting across the ceiling as well as lanterns on each table.  If you are having a more formal reception, have a few chandeliers hanging from the ceiling to add elegance.

Liz Fields: Style 9206

This A-line bridal gown with lace bodice is the perfect style for a rustic wedding.  The flower appliqués and sweetheart square neckline adds a romantic touch and elegance that is still appropriate for a rustic wedding!

A Wedding Day Hairstyle for Every Hair Type

When choosing a hairstyle for your wedding day there are different factors to take into consideration such as your hair type and what it will look like at the end of the night, and if it will compliment the style of wedding dress you have chosen.

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SHORT HAIR

It is hard for a bride with a short style to make your hair look different from your everyday, ordinary do.  Here are some suggestions to add a touch of glamour.

* Curl

If your hair has a little length, but is still not long enough to do an up-do,
try doing loose, wavy curls.  This will add softness, and make you feel like
your look is put together and complete.


* Embellish

If you have naturally straight hair that is resistant to curling or is just
too short, put on a detailed headband or elegant hair pin. This is your
chance to accessorize your wedding dress in a different way than just
wearing extravagant jewelry or shoes.

MEDIUM LENGTH HAIR

This is the easiest hair length for special occasions because it is not too long and heavy for up do’s but is still enough to create a style.

* Braid

Braiding can give your hair texture and dimension. You can either use
them to create an edgier look or a simple ‘goddess’ effect. This would be
good for a younger bride with darker hair who is having a non-formal
ceremony and reception

* Chignon

A low textured chignon (a fancy name for a bun!) that is set off to the
side is a romantic style that looks good on all hair colors and face shapes.
The key to this style is for it to look natural and unpolished. You want to
curl your hair beforehand and have loose curls flowing freely. This works
best for people that have angles towards the front of their hair or longer
bangs.

LONG HAIR

With this hair length you have the most options to choose from when it comes to hair styles. It’s your chance to be creative and different!

* High Ponytail

A pulled back ponytail is a way to focus on your top half and is good if
you are wearing statement jewelry. To make it fancy add a little volume
at the crown of your head but be careful not to tease too much! Look at
your ponytail from different angles in order to find the right height.
Then you can chose to either curl the remainder of your hair or leave
it straight.

* Half-up

This timeless style will always look good on all long hair! Create loose,
tousled waves with a little volume at the crown. Then pull back the top
half of your hair, leaving a few front pieces to frame your face. To make
it more complete, twist the two sides towards each other and add a
sparkly accessory to cover the pins!

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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

Liz Fields Style 9106

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

Liz Fields Style 9151

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 

Liz Fields Style 9003

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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The Pros and Cons of a Memorial Day Wedding

As most brides already know, it is almost impossible to start planning your wedding until you have set a date.  With Memorial Day right around the corner, you may have started debating if you should arrange for your wedding falls on a holiday.  There are a few pros and cons to consider before having your wedding on a holiday such as Memorial Day.

The biggest advantage to arranging for a Memorial Day wedding is that most people get to have a three-day weekend, which increases the number of people who will be able to attend your wedding.  This is turn means that you will be surrounded by people you love!  Another benefit to the three-day weekend is that most people will be more willing to travel a further distance to make it to your wedding, which gives you more options when choosing a locale.

A Memorial Day wedding is also a great way to honor someone who you love, and who served in the military.  By choosing to have your wedding on this day, you can arrange to honor the person during the service.  This is a great way to remember loved ones you have lost, and to remind those who are still around that they are loved and remain an important part of your life.

An important thing to keep in mind is to book early if you think that Memorial Day or another holiday is the perfect choice for your wedding day.  Families tend to choose Memorial and Labor Day for their family get-togethers.  You might even have a barbeque to attend yourself!  It’s also a popular choice when planning senior graduation parties.  Banquet halls are often booked way in advance, making finding a venue large enough to hold all of your guests more challenging than you originally planned on.

By deliberately choosing Memorial Day for your wedding, you will be limiting the themes and colors you use for the wedding.  Your guests might expect your wedding to have a patriotic theme.

 

View The Liz Fields Destination Wedding Dress Collection, a perfect look for an outdoor Memorial Day Wedding

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