Something Blue

Since everyone seemed to be just as excited as I am about my little wedding shoe mention I thought I would go a little bit more in detail on the method for my madness. This is a post that I created as part of my bridal blogger series for Philadelphia Magazine. It was published a few weeks ago before I bought any shoes, but I still hope you enjoy reading it!

Ever since I decided on my color scheme for the wedding, I have been on the hunt for the perfect shoes. You see, shoes are my thing. I love my dress, and am very excited about my dress, but my shoes need to be nothing short of amazing.

I am a shoe gal. Always have been, always will be. I think I got it from my mom, and it might actually be safe to say I have more shoes than I do clothes … and I have lots of clothes!

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When I decided on my wedding colors and the colors for my bridesmaids — which are in the periwinkle blue family — I knew that I wanted to get a sassy pair of peep toe blue heels. They had to be the right height — not too high, not too short — but just right.  And it can’t just be any color blue, it has to be the right color blue, which is pretty hard to find. In my mind I have a vision of the perfect blue heels, it’s just turning that dream into a reality is harder than it seems!

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Turns out there aren’t many blue shoes out there in the world, and the majority that are out there are navy, which is not in my color wheel for potential wedding shoes. I have gone back and forth about getting a white pair and having them dyed, but I am the type of person that thrives on instant gratification and I’m impatient, too. So having to cross my fingers and send a color swatch along with my beloved bridal heels to an unknown location with the hopes that they will come back the perfect shade of  blue makes me nervous.

I am under the five-month mark at this point, and I need to make decisions. I am going for my first fitting in January (!!!!!!), which is only a few short weeks away, and need to have my shoes with me to finalize dress length.

Anyone out there have any perfect blue shoe suggestions for me? Or does anyone have any ideas where to get shoes dyed? What color shoes did you wear or do you want to wear on your wedding day?

I am not ready to share which exact shoes I have picked out, or if they are already blue or need to be dyed. I am waiting until my first fitting in a few weeks to 100% commit to a shoe and until then I am still looking – so if you have any bridal shoe words of wisdom for me, please share!

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  1. Brie @ Brie Fit

    My wedding shoes were pink and gold from JCrew. I put our wedding date and monogram on the bottom in blue Swarovski crystals for my "something blue". I love them! Pics are on my blog under the "wedding" tab.

    My advice is to get the gel foot pads that stick to the bottom for extra cushioning–I'm so glad I did! They made it a million times more comfortable.

  2. Nicole-Lynn

    I was going to have my shoes as my "something blue" but then I opted to stick with white. How exciting your first fitting is in January! So fun! :) I need to get my first fitting done soon but I still have some weight to loose first ;)

  3. Ashley

    I wanted my shoes to be my something blue, too, but in the end I went with red because I was obsessed with "The Wizard of Oz" as a little girl.

    I just saw a really amazing pair in Martha Stewart Weddings — white satin platforms with aqua soles!

  4. Maggie

    I wore blue shoes!! my post about them is here: http://www.maggie-jean.com/2010/04/something-blue.html

    everyone loved them! i totally support your blue shoe quest! =)

  5. Patty O

    I love the idea of blue shoes, that covers "something blue". I know you will make the perfect decision, don't worry, everything will fall into place. I also love the idea from your reader about the crystals on the bottom on the shoes – great idea!

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  7. Ah! Thanks Mark. It was so much fun working with you! You are prtety darn awesome too and it was a true blast working with you. The photos look great.

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