Wedding dress tips from award winning NZ designer Liz Mitchell

Liz Mitchell established her label in 1990, specialising in high fashion and bridal wear, and has become one of the most respected designers in New Zealand.

We are very involved in the wedding market, creating beautiful outfits not only for the bride, but for the extended bridal party. There is such a range now for brides – from the very formal black tie affair with elaborate gowns to the relaxed, barefoot bride on the beach style of wedding gown, that any bride can be assured  that she will not only have a unique gown, but one that reflects her personality, and her style of wedding celebration.

 Searching for the perfect dress?

You’ll probably want to consider these useful tips from Liz:

  • Your wedding dress should be a reflection of your personal style, have confidence in your preferences, you know what you like.
  • Your wedding dress should have some kind of unique and interesting detail to make it really special to you.
  • A figure flattering silhouette will make you feel beautiful and relaxed on you big day so get some ideas and advice on what suits you.
  • The best quality fabrics and high quality construction are crucial to the end result.
  • Getting a great result from your designer/seamstress means also getting great undergarments early on so the neckline and line of the dress is perfect.


Kathryn Wilson’s wedding shoe tips.

Kathryn Wilson’s tips for putting your best foot forward on your wedding day
Thinking wedding shoes? Consider these gems of advice from the very stylish footwear designer Kathryn Wilson:
  • Go for something you feel GREAT wearing … you will appreciate being able to dance all night while looking good for the cameras!!
  •  Wedges are great for summer weddings, easy to wear on the grass or sand and give you the height we all love!
  • A neutral nude or metallic silver / pewter / gold leather shoe will match back with ivory, white or cream and can be worn again as a classic timeless colour shoe.
  • An accent colour in flowers / table settings is a fun way to match back with contrast coloured heels… makes for a memorable look with a white bridal dress and bright red shoes or a fun print!!
  • Wear in your shoes before the big day… even if it is just around the house with socks on…this one is the best advice I can give so they are super soft and moulded to your foot before the wedding… might pay to scuff up the sole too in case the dancefloor is slippery!!