And The Winners Are…

Hello Everyone, I am sad to say that our Fashion Origami contests have come to a close!  It has been so much fun!

First, I would like to introduce our guest judges, Carolyn and Kate.  Carolyn and Kate are sisters, and you may recall Carolyn is my 8-year-old friend who originally inspired this entire origami series.

For those who haven’t been following from the beginning here is a summary of the contests

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!

Now it is my pleasure to congratulate Anna, from Chicago, Illinois, on her origami wedding dress submission.  Great job Anna, we will be contacting you soon!

I am also pleased to announce the winner of our own Liz Fieldsorigami contest.  The winner is, Roxan!

Here is what Carolyn and Kate had to say about their decision.

“We chose this because we love how she made the wedding dress with the tiers and we loved the purple shoes with the matching bag.  Very cool!” 

A big thank you to all of our participants, I hope you had as much fun making your origami pieces as we did!  Of course thank you to Carolyn and Kate for being great guest judges!

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Kasia’s Bridal Shower

Last weekend was my good friend Kasia’s bridal shower.  The theme was garden tea party and we were all asked to make our own hats for the event. I was worried how my hat would turn out at first, but I soon got into the whole idea when my hat arrived in the mail ready and waiting to be decorated.

Here I am with the group!  I made the hat to match my dress of course, which is Liz Fields style #254 in case you were wondering :-)

After we were all done posing with our lovely hats it was time for games!

In this picture, I am playing a game I had never heard of before.  The idea was to roll an ice cube in your hands that had a plastic ring inside, whoever got the ring out first and on to the Bride’s finger won.  I did not… it was cold!

I did however win a game of Bridal Shower Gift Bingo, earning me another hat, which I then wore for the rest of the party.

Have you had a bridal shower recently?  What games did you play?  Did you have a special theme like Kasia?  With such a great bridal shower theme, I can’t wait until the actual wedding!

If you are planning to attend a bridal shower soon, visit www.lizfields.com and view our social occasion dresses for your party by style, or, NOW by color!  Find a store near you by searching for an authorized Liz Fields retailer today.

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Fashion Origami Competition- Day 57 The Final Roundup

It is day 57 of our Fashion Origami Contest, which means this Friday we will be announcing a winner of both of our Liz Fields competitions. If you have not submitted your design yet, you still have until Thursday night to send your images to LizFields@LizFields.com 

Before I show everyone’s final collections and submissions, I would like to share a cute and topic appropriate  DIY project I came upon this morning. 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

In case you were wondering how our little contest could ever apply to your wedding inspiration, take a look at this adorable origami heart, perfect for wedding invitations or even a love note to your sweetie.  Read the whole article at eartdrinkchic. 

Back to our contests, here are the submissions that you sent to us! 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

Names and locations of contestants from left to right:  

  1. Sylvia – New Jersey 
  2. Jennifer- Massachusetts 
  3. Anna- Chicago 
  4. Jennifer – California 
  5. Maria- Florida 
  6. Rachel- New York 
  7. Elise- Minnesota 

Our special guest judges will be looking over each entry and picking a winner on Friday. 

They are all so unique I’m sure it will be a tough decision.  I especially enjoy the origami bridal gown photographed on top of  Bride and Bloom magazine.  Incidentally, if you happen to pick up the latest issue of Bride and Bloom magazine you will find our bridesmaid dresses and bridal gowns as part of their showcase! 

Now, on to our own DIY adventures! 

Origami collection by Liz: 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Origami Collection by Roxan: 

 

 

  Notice her original wedding dress origami pattern! 

Origami Collection by Ariel: 

   

  

  

  

  

  

Some valiant attempts at origami hats by Pam and Andrew: 

 

 

Leave a note with your votes for favorite design! 

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A Gift From The Wedding Chapel

I received this in the mail from our good friends, The Wedding Chapel, in Crystal MN, where we recently had a Liz Fields trunk show last month.

I think maybe somebody has a little too much time on their hands…just kidding ladies!  This made everyone here smile, thank you!

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Browse By COLOR!

If you love color as much as I do then you will be very excited about our new website feature.  You can now go to www.lizfields.com and browse all of our Bridesmaids and Social Occasion dresses by color!

 

Simply go to the top of the page and click on the color you like.

This is a great tool if you are looking for the perfect dress for your bridesmaids that will match your wedding colors.  It also happens to be a lot of fun!  

 

We have over 900 customizable color combinations.  With Liz Fields, being a bridesmaid is no longer a curse…it’s a blessing!

Leave me a note with your favorite color; I would love to hear from you!

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Who is wearing Liz Fields: Meghan Conlon!

By Guest Blogger Ariel Hahn

At Liz Fields, our mission is to design wedding dresses and social occasion dresses for real women to fall in love with.  So often, we never know who is wearing our dresses as we usually only deal with the boutiques and salons who sell our dresses.  Every once in a while however, a story comes along that reminds us our mission is working.

The first special women we would like to introduce you to was brought to us by Bel Fiore Bridal, in Marietta, GA.  Meghan Conlon is actually one of the friendly faces you would see if you were to go shopping at Bel Fiore Bridal.  

Meghan’s now fiancé proposed to her last June at sunset on the beautiful beach of Marco Island, FL., how romantic!  They are going to be married on the beach this September.

Meghan and Austan

We are truly honored and excited that someone who works around bridesmaids dresses all day long has chosen one of Liz Fields original dresses as her style for the bridal party! 

Here is the bridesmaids dress Meghan chose:

Liz Fields Social Occasion Dress Style #240 in Moss

Congratulations Meghan!!

If you have a story or wedding that you would like to be included in our “Who is Wearing Liz Fields” series, email us at lizfields@lizfields.com

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Fashion Origami Competition: Liz Fields Collection – Day 23

Our contest to create your own origami garment, and win a Liz Fields original hairpiece, is still going on!  This accessory was featured in our fall 2010 Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid dress photo shoot!  This is the perfect unique accessory to wear on your wedding day, or even at your prom!  Just send your photos to Lizfields@Lizfields.com

Meanwhile, our Liz Fields contestants are in a head-to-head race of our own.  We just couldn’t resist having our own contest.  Our origami contest is being judged as a collection and ranges from origami formal wear, to accessories, to wedding gowns.  Whoever has the best overall showing at the end of 60 days wins!

Here is the latest addition to my collection:

Dress and Jacket by Liz Fields

My origami collection as of May 19th:

Origami collection by Liz Fields

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Inspiration Series: STYLE #8231

Liz Fields Destination Wedding Dress Style #8231

“The Flower Child”

Cloey often feels that she was born in the wrong decade.  Unsurprisingly her nickname in school was always the Happy Hippy.  Cloey lives for the spring time when she can spend hours in her garden tending to her flowers, and then when she is done, photographing them.  During the colder months she can be found in her basement/art studio blowing glass to sell at craft fairs. This year Cloey has another reason to look forward to the warm weather…her wedding is coming up!  This June, Cloey will be marrying her fellow glassblower, in a beautiful gazebo overlooking a lavender field. Cloey is looking for a dress which speaks to her calm nature loving personality, while still being cool and stylish; Liz Fields original, style 8231 did just that! Cloey’s dress is long and strapless, and she loves how the chiffon flows to her feet.  Her favorite detail in the dress is of course the bands on the bodice which have sunburst beading on them (how perfect)!  Cloey is thinking that she might just add some flowers in her hair from her own garden for the finishing touch on her perfect summer wedding day.

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Choosing a Dress: The Mother’s Day Edition

Let’s face it, buying a dress is stressful no matter who you are.  Even as a mother of the bride or groom you might begin feeling like YOU’RE the one getting married with all of the decisions you have to make!  In honor of mother’s day I wanted to show appreciation for all the hard working, ever-caring moms out there, (you know who you are) by giving you some tips when choosing a dress for your son or daughter’s wedding day.

  • The first thing I would recommend is to simply begin thinking about what style, length and price range you are interested in. If you can’t think of anything off the top of your head, turn to magazines for some ideas.
  • When it is time to go shopping for a dress, if you are the mother of the bride, bring her along!  Your daughter will find it much less stressful than finding her own dress so she will be happy to do it. She might also have some ideas of what colors would complement the wedding party. You want to be sure that you don’t clash with the wedding party when it comes time for group pictures.
  •  The next person you should check with is the other mother. If you are the mother of the groom it is customary to wait for the mother of the bride to buy her dress first.  Whoever goes first, it is a good idea to have a conversation about what length and level of formality you would both like to wear.

At Liz Fields you will find a wide range of styles and silhouettes that will fit your budget.

Here are a few styles I have personally selected that could work for a mother of the bride or groom dress.

Liz Fields Style 288 & 289

Liz Fields Fall 2010 Preview

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Liz Fields Dresses Featured on NBC News Gossip Gram!

We are very excited that on April 14th  NBC News New York ran an affordable wedding gown segment: Bridal Dresses on a Budget, which featured two of our dresses!  

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Regrettably, the prices quoted on the show were slightly under our manufactures suggested retail prices and not supported by Liz Fields.  Please contact your local authorized Liz Fields retailer and you’ll discover that you can both love and afford your future wedding or bridesmaid dress.