18 August 2012

Wedding Retake: Shoes

Since my ceremony was outdoors in the grass, I contemplated what type of shoes I should wear. I really wanted to wear flats but my husband is 6'7" and I'm 5'4" so I thought I should add some height so we’d look less ridiculous together.

I pondered if I should purchase high heels or wedges. Again, I considered what would work best in the grass. I didn't want the heel to sink into the ground but I don't really like wedges and my ankles tend to roll in them.

I also wanted to do something a little fun and colorful. I made up my mind and ordered a pair of heels from the internet. I loved them. They were pink peep toes with little roses on the front. I had my dress altered so it would cut off at just the right point in those shoes.

The day before my wedding I wore some heels to our rehearsal. As I practiced walking down the imaginary aisle my foot began to sink into the grass. It was awkward and embarrassing as the whole wedding party watched me struggle to get my foot out of the soft ground and then finally just kick the damn things off of me.

I knew the shoes I purchased wouldn’t work for the big day unless I basically tiptoed my way to the alter. I went to bed not having a clue what I was going to do, but I was too tired to care. It would work itself out in the end, even if I had to walk barefoot. 

I had a pair of aqua blue wedges that I thought might be a good option, so the next day I tried them on. They were really uncomfortable. I didn't want to wear them.

My friend/bridesmaid brought me some options from her closet. I can't remember what any of them looked like except the pair I went with.

The one's I chose were hideous. I think I picked them because they seemed comfy. They were white, beat up sandals with a slight inclined heel. Fortunately my dress covered them most of the wedding. From time to time they would peek through my dress when I was walking around. I prayed everyone was too busy staring at my giant, pregnant boobs to notice my feet though.

I have only one photo of the shoes I wore because there's no way in hell I wanted to remember them for any reason. I put on the shoes I was initially going to wear right before we took portraits and the photographer snapped a shot as my friend was helping me out.

You can't tell how awful they are from the picture, and I considered taking an up close shot since they're still sitting in my shoe ottoman (go figure, she didn't want them back) but I decided against that.

I was comfortable though and  probably would have just tripped and fallen over in the cutesy pink shoes anyway.

So what did your wedding shoes look like? Did you love them or not?




*Shiver* What I wore
What I was suppose to wear/would wear now
pink wedding shoes I never wore

10 Thoughts :

Ali August 19, 2012 at 2:01 AM  

I wore a white pair of Toms! I'd wear them all over again, too, if I hadnt ruuned them at Disney on our honeymoon in a random downpour! I love those pink peep toe shoes and hope you get to wear them somewhere fun in the future :)

And 6'7"?!

Nessa August 19, 2012 at 10:10 AM  

Aww your pink shoes are gorgeous. I hope you at least wore them another time.

Sean Marie August 19, 2012 at 11:31 AM  

Wow, that's so cool! If I were having the right wedding for it I definitely would have worn cowboy boots.

Yeah, he's a giant. I hope Natalie doesn't get THAT tall, ha!

Stephanie August 19, 2012 at 1:41 PM  

I love the pink!! I went the most comfortable way you could go...barefoot! We got married on the beach though, so that's probably more acceptable than to try and get away with that in a church. :) And when I did have shoes on, JJ and I wore flip flops that had cutouts in the soles so when we walked on the beach it said "just married." Made for some cute pictures, but they weren't all that comfortable.

Megan August 19, 2012 at 6:35 PM  

Love those pink shoes. My shoes were exactly the same style as those pink ones, except in a cornflower blue. Kayla also had the exact same shoes as me, minus the heel. We both loved them.

LOVE MELISSA:) August 19, 2012 at 7:06 PM  

I love your pink shoes!! Wow zeros- 6'7- don't think I know anyone that tall, lol

Melanie August 20, 2012 at 1:08 PM  

You are so ridiculously cute! I heart your pink shoes, btw) Ahhh, wish I would have been there to take your pictures!

Krista August 21, 2012 at 11:45 AM  

The pink shoes are totally adorable! I think you did the right thing though. Even though I was happy with my shoes (high heels) my feet were killing me and no one really saw them anyway. Strut those pink babies out somewhere though, they're too cute to sit in your closet ;)

marie August 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM  

I wore some white sandals that I had in my closet. I am so dang practical that not a whole lot of effort went into anything. I was young(22) and in love, nothing mattered except I was getting hitched!! If I could go back I would change the venue to an outdoor reception, much more me.

ana August 22, 2012 at 12:36 AM  

Love your pink peep toes! I work a pair of beautiful nude peep toes that I absolutely love during the ceremony and cocktail hr... and a pair of old black flip flops during the reception. lol