‘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!

Following Irish Traditions for a St. Patrick’s Day Wedding

When it comes to picking a wedding date, looking to holidays is natural. If you’re of Irish descent, the temptation of a St Patrick’s Day wedding might prove too tempting to resist.

St. Patrick’s Day is an excellent choice for a wedding date. Not only is it a happy holiday, but it’s also considered a lucky one. In Ireland, it’s the luckiest day of the year for you to get married. Everyone, even the happiest of couples, can use a little luck as they embark on a new life together.

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If you’re interested in a traditional St. Patrick’s Day wedding, you might want to rethink your dream wedding. Brides who chose to wed on St. Patty’s Day aren’t supposed to wear a  white wedding dress. Blue is the preferred color, preferably a pale blue that looks a little bit like the sky. It’s an innocent color that looks flattering against most skin types. The idea of wearing a white  wedding dress is a relatively new concept originally introduced by Queen Victoria (who chose white because it was economical). Prior to her wedding, the Irish felt blue was the color of purity.

While wearing your hair down and loose about your shoulders might be tempting, you should resist. Irish brides prefer braids. The braid is considered the symbol of feminine power. In addition to the braid, you should also think about adding some wildflowers to your hair, instead of donning a veil. The flowers will give you a youthful appearance, and also allow people to see your face.

One of the Irish traditions that’s making a comeback, particularly in St. Patrick’s Day weddings is hand fasting. Hand fasting was one of the pagan ceremonies that managed to wind its way into Christian services. It fell out of fashion for a while, but more and more brides have started to include it in their ceremony.

 

 

 

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Fashion Origami Competition: Roxan’s Collection – Day 10

Our Liz Fields fashion origami contest is full swing over here.  There is still plenty of time for you to join in on the fun!

As a reminder here are the exciting contests going on: 

Our Contest:  At Liz Fields we are going to make one origami garment each day and post them here. Whoever has the best collection at the end of 60 days wins! Think of it as Project Runway meets Julie & Julia. 

Your Contest:  We would love you play along with us!  Send us your own fashion origami creations and at the end of 60 days one lucky contestant will win a Liz Fields original hairpiece featured in our Fall 2010 photo shoot!  This is a great unique accessory to wear on your wedding day

This is Roxan’s latest addition to her collection:

 

Roxan’s Origami collection as of May 6th:

 

 

If you have an idea for an origami dress, tell us, better yet, make it and send us a picture, you could be our winner!

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