Mimoza Haska of Surfside Beach, SC was named the winner of the 15th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Charm Weddings and Quilted Northern® at the design showcase. Twelve finalists showcased their work at the contest's finale event held in New York City. Designer contestants crafted dresses out of nothing more than Quilted Northern® toilet paper, tape, glue and needle and thread, and this year’s 1,576 entrants were up to the challenge.
Paige Davis of television’s “Trading Spaces” hosted the event while Laura Gawne and Susan Bain of Charm Weddings, Charles Ekenga, Senior Brand Manager for the Quilted Northern® team, Monte Durham of “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta”, Jeremiah Brent of “Nate and Jeremiah by Design” and Zanna Roberts Rassi, Fashion Editor at Large for Marie Claire served as judges for this year's contest and selected the winning designs.
This year, contestants entered within three categories, including Traditional, Modern and Cultural. At the runway show, a winner was chosen from each category with the judges determining first, second and third place overall. CharmWeddings.com began the annual contest 15 years ago based on the popular bridal shower game. As the contest has grown in popularity, so has the number of entries and level of competition each year.
Mimoza Haska of Surfside Beach, SC won the Grand Prize of $10,000 and was joined at the finale event by 11 other contest finalists from across the country. The second place winner was Donna Vincler of Brentwood, TN and she received a check for $5,000. Third place winner Susan Nicholson of Kennesaw, GA received $2,500.
"Even after 15 years of holding the contest, the designers continue to exceed our expectations!" says Laura Gawne, co-creator of the contest and Charm Weddings. "This year's entries are stunning and convey what is truly possible when toilet paper is meticulously designed," added co-creator and sister/partner Susan Bain.
Designers used between 12 and 123 rolls of Quilted Northern Ultra Plush®, Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® and Quilted Northern® Eco Comfort™ toilet paper to create each stunning wedding design.
“We continue to be impressed by how finalists bring their creative visions to life each year using Quilted Northern® bath tissue,” said Charles Ekenga, Senior Brand Manager of Quilted Northern®. "The attention to detail on each of these wedding dresses is outstanding and reflects the designers’ same passion for craftsmanship that we have for Quilted Northern®."
About Charm Weddings
Charm Weddings, a website of Inspiration and Advice for an Artful Wedding with Charm, launched the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest (under the previous site Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com) 15 years ago to engage readers in a fun and creative way beyond the website. The inspiration for the contest came from the popular wedding shower game.
About Georgia Pacific
Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our familiar consumer brands include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Dixie®, enMotion®, Sparkle®, Mardi Gras® and Vanity Fair®. Georgia-Pacific has long been a leading supplier of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers. Its Georgia-Pacific Recycling subsidiary is among the world’s largest recyclers of paper, metal and plastics. The company operates more than 180 facilities and employs more than 30,000 people directly and creates approximately 89,000 jobs indirectly. For more information, visit gp.com.
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