ShoeMall’s Shoes to Say I Do – Colorful Wedding Shoes
This week, I get to reflect back on my own wedding! It’s hard to believe how much time has gone by since I put on my wedding dress and walked down that aisle. It was definitely one of the most memorable days of my life – a feeling I’m sure most newlyweds share! I was one of the first of my friends to get married and have recently had the pleasure of helping a few of them pick out their own wedding dresses. I’ve definitely had dress envy! When I got married I desperately wanted a mermaid dress, but couldn’t find many options. Now they’re everywhere! This style, coupled with retro accessories and birdcage veils, is one of my favorite wedding trends of the year. What’s yours?
Colorful Wedding Shoes
When I was in high school, I remember reading a book called Diary of a Mad Bride. One of the details that stuck out to me was the difficulty the main character had picking out her wedding shoes! At the time, I remember thinking that was crazy – how hard could it be to find a cute pair of shoes? Later, as I was planning my own wedding, this became one of my sticking points too! I was not yet working in the fabulous world of shoes and spent countless shopping trips looking for just the right pair – sassy high heels in bright colors I could wear again. I couldn’t find anything and ended up stuck with a pair of white heels left over from some other outfit. Such a disappointment! If only I’d had the help of our resident shoe experts Rachel, Pepsi and Anna I may have ended up with something vibrant to wear myself!
If you’re like me and looking to jazz up your wedding dress with a pair of colored heels, a huge trend this wedding season, Rachel recommends taking a look at the Enzo Angiolini Maylie Pump. This hue is a great punched up version of one of Pantone’s top fashion colors for Spring 2010 – Aurora. If you’re getting married in fall, this color would still work well. Pantone is listing Golden Glow as a hot fashion color to watch for Fall 2010 – a near perfect match to this shoe! TIP: If you’re looking to wear a lighter hued shoe, be sure to watch your step during any outdoor pictures to avoid soiling your shoes!
Another hot color trend this spring that doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon is purple. If you’re looking to incorporate this color into your wedding outfit, take a look at Pepsi’s suggestion – the Andiamo Life Sandal. The back strap on this shoe will help this style to stay in place throughout the day. TIP: If you’re worried about your feet making it through the whole day, bring along a pair of cute flip-flops to the reception. You can even go barefoot for the dance if you’re comfortable doing so – I did!
Our last recommendation for a brightly colored, fun pair of wedding shoes comes from Anna – the Carlos Santana Calico Sandal. I’m loving this sexy pair of red sandals with a hidden platform. Although this heel looks sky high, that platform will help to make this shoe much more comfortable for the average bride. I can see these shoes getting a lot of use even after your wedding is over. How cute would they look with a pair of boyfriend jeans? BONUS: These shoes will definitely make a statement and would look adorable as the only pop of color in an otherwise black and white wedding picture.
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