First off, heels are definitely out for the big day. It isn’t that I don’t like them! Quite the contrary, actually. I love a good heel.
But The Fiancé is about 3-4 inches taller than I am, and we’d like to keep it that way for photos. So, no heels.
I thought I’d probably wind up with some nice bejeweled flats to keep it a little fancy and with a little vintage flair.
Image via Style Hive / Shoes by Target
Image via Electric Jewelry and Fashion / Vera Wang
I’m also not opposed to sporting a cowboy boot for the big day. It IS a Texas wedding, ya’ll! (Yes, I most definitely use that word regularly)
But then I started taking a little shy glance at some glittery fabulosities (yeah, I made that word up) that were popping up around the wedding blogosphere.
Photograph by She-N-He Photography
Eep! So shiny.
One weekend while out shopping with a friend, I kept picking up those really insanely sparkly ones and asking myself if I could be a bride sporting a shoe like this:
Image via This Next / Christian Louboutin
The answer? No, probably not. Heels are out, like I said, and the glitter definitely doesn’t have anything to do with the overall theme we are going for (relaxed, romantic, vintage).
But then, while strolling down the regular priced shoe aisles at DSW on the way out (anyone else always make a bee-line for the back-of-the-store sale racks?) I came across something!
Image via This Next / Enzo Angiolini
Glittery! Flat, but still fancy! A little vintage-inspired with the adorable gold bow! I like bows!! And, as a kicker, a very affordable wedding shoe price tag of $49.50.
I’d like to say that they were SOLD and are now sitting peacefully in a shoebox at home, but they were out of my size. And then, when I went to purchase them online, they were sold out, everywhere. Arg! The search continues.
Did you save or splurge on your wedding shoes?