Hi guys! Happy Friday! Just hanging out with Audrey…
Okay, okay, on to the point of this post… So I have been back and forth for quite some time about what shoes to wear for my wedding. It almost seems silly to me to wear anything terribly nice or expensive or whatever, simply because I keep asking myself, “Self, is anybody even going to SEE my shoes?” I mean, my dress will be covering them the entire time, anyway. But. I want to look and feel pretty. Everywhere. And that includes my feet. So. Back to square one.
I ordered some shoes I totally fell for from Topshop. Since there are no Topshops anywhere NEAR where I live (I believe outside of the UK, the closest Topshop brick-and-mortar is, what, NYC? That’s like 3,000 + miles away.) So. I ordered online. Shoes. Online. Always a little nerve-racking, non? And they are just lovely, really. But now that I’ve got them, sitting neatly on the top shelf of my closet, I’m not absolutely sure I loooove them. At least, not enough to be THE ONES I wear for my wedding. Plus, they are a taaaad bit tight, and I want my shoes to be comfortable. The only crying I want done at my wedding are happy tears, thankyouverymuch.
But now I’m not sure that they’re perfect. And they need to be perfect.
So the search continues…
Something I’ve noticed, is that I find myself drawn to shoes that literally look like they belong on a 6 year old girl, wearing a pink tutu. Seriously. I guess I’ll always be a ballerina at heart… le sigh…
So my question becomes, is it okay to wear juvenile shoes to my wedding? Or will it look too ridiculous? I don’t want to look too childish. I want my wedding to be classy and gorgeous and grown-up. But then again, who’s actually going to SEE my shoes?! And again, I am a pretty young bride. I’m 23, not 32. Big difference, in the world of weddings. And my dress is, as my mom calls it, a “Cinderella dress.” And I chose that one on purpose. Because I AM young, and I CAN pull it off.
Ergh. I’m not even a shoe person. You know those people who are “shoe people.” Collect loads of pretty heels and etc. Well, that’s not me. I like shoes, don’t get me wrong, I’m just not… obsessed with them. I’d rather buy clothes. But that’s just me.
Another factor, is that my wedding shoes must be ballet flats, seeing as I am already tall enough (5’8”-ish) and Zachary isn’t too much taller than me. So. No towering platforms or anything. Plus, I want to be comfortable. And I love shoes with bows on them. (See what I mean about the 6 year old girl thing?)
I found some really pretty ones from J. Crew. They’re true ballerina style, with the ankle ties and everything. But I think they might be a liiiiitle too plain:
But they are so gorgeous. And I adore the blush pink colour. Très ballerina.
And then. I found, the CUTEST shoes I have ever laid eyes on. I love them. They are so MOI. Flats? Check! Pretty blush colour? Check! BOWS? DOUBLE CHECK!! omg. But. My question to you is: Are they TOO little girl? TOO cute? Too not-classy-enough-for-my-wedding? I don’t know I don’t know. I feel ridiculous. Please, tell me what you think! I need all the help I can get. (I am a sponge right now for any and all things wedding.)
See what I mean? ADORABLE! But, too kindergarten?
Ugh. Help. Please?
Thank you! Your comment definitely solidified what I have been thinking… And I’m glad you like the bottom ones too. :) They are my personal faves also, and even if I’m the only one who’ll see them, they do make me smile… :) And isn’t that what matters?!
Josh and Kelli
I had the same problem with my wedding shoes! I stressed for months about it. I wanted flats because I wanted to be comfy, but I wanted them to be dressy enough. I also wanted to be able to wear them after the wedding. I ended up going with some Aldo flats and no one but me, my mom and my husband and his sisters ever saw the shoes. So I guess all the stress was for nothing! My personal faves are the bottom ones… too cute! And no, they aren’t too kindergarten.
The Hungry Runner Girl
GET THEM NOW!! Girl those are absolutely gorgeous!! WOW!! Those Margot Ballet Flats are perfect. No caring about what others will thing…you have to get exactly what you want. I had to wear flats too but they were way comfortable. Thank you for the sweet compliment!! Um, you are the gorgeous one and your hair is amazing!
Hehe, that didn’t take too long. Mostly because I was paranoid that the margot ballets would sell out while I was wasting my time debating on whether I should get them or not (which would be just my luck) I ORDERED THEM last night!! Yay. I’m so excited. Now, I wait. And pray they they’ll fit and are just as gorgeous in person. <3
I LOVE these shoes, I found them yesterday in looking for my own wedding shoes, and I absolutely love them for all the same reasons! The reviews on their catalog website are a bit mixed… did you end up liking them? Are they comfortable? I’m a size 7.5-8… and not sure what size to get, do you think they run small or true to size? Thanks, girl! Congrats on your wedding!