Category Archives: Shoes
(Part 1 of 3)
Here are some of my favorite trends topping the charts. If only I could do it again.
#1 Wedding Dresses with Pockets.
Of course, pockets. And it’s about time. Why didn’t I think of that? Okay, that wasn’t exactly my first thought. It was more like: What? Wedding Dresses with pockets? Well maybe just a little one for lipstick, or money, but wedding dresses are heavy enough without bulky pockets. That is what the maid of honor is for. But seriously, look how clever this is. Nothing like what I had imagined when I first read about them. I love this gorgeous dress by PureMagnoliaCouture:
This one I found on The Art of Weddings almost completely hides the pockets. It’s amazing!
I realized that pockets in a wedding dress can be completely invisible with the right designer. They are nowhere near as obvious as I had originally imagined. I would probably have a hard time not loading them up with miscellaneous stuff, so mine would need to be small. But this one by PantoraBridal is what made me realize you can hide them on almost any dress.
#2 Lace, Lace and more Lace
Everything I’ve read states that lace will not only maintain its very large presence in 2013, but it will continue to grow in popularity. I now see it everywhere, but some of these designers are clearly trend setters paving the way. Lace is nothing new when it comes to shoes, but now there are so many options. In fact, even if you have already purchased shoes for your big day, but you’re not loving them as much as you did when you first spotted them, or if you have a favorite pair of shoes that you wish you could wear down the aisle, this shop will help you redesign and decorate your shoes to give them a new look!! Check out this makeover by Something thine wedding shoes:
You absolutely have to spend time perusing this shop! You will fall in love with so many designs. I love the platform heels on these gorgeous shoes by DesignYourPedestal:
One place I didn’t even consider incorporating lace was on my invitations. This elegant design by Vintage Lace Wedding Cards makes me want to plan another wedding:
#3 Reality Wedding
Technology can play a larger part in weddings as live streaming becomes more popular. It’s a great way to share your special day with loved ones who cannot attend. Broadcasting your wedding to anyone anywhere is a fun way to include more people in your real life event. Check out “I DO” Stream to broadcast your wedding live. They offer a D.I.Y. package and they even allow you to share it on Facebook.
Owner/Artist: Keri O’Hara
>Yellow is the color of summer. It is easy to keep your wedding bright with pops of yellow in unexpected places. The Etsy Wedding Team (our sweet sister) provides classic and sometimes untraditional options. Here are a few of my favorites!!!!
|Superman Garter by Sugar Plum Garters|
|Clay Bouquet by DK Designs Hawaii|
|Painted Bridal Shoes and Bag by Nora Karen|
|Ruffled Collar Dress by Amanda Archer|
Back in the 1950’s and 60’s shoe clips were a popular accessory for spiffing up a regular ol’ pair of shoes. Today shoe clips are enjoying a revival of sorts and being enjoyed from weddings to daily wear.
As hemlines become shorter or as the bride daintily, or daringly, lifts up her dress to have her shoes poke coquettishly from beneath, her shoes are on display for all to see.
Thrifty brides will love that after the wedding their shoe clips can also be worn as lapel brooches or hair accessories. The creative bride will discover that the clips can pretty much be worn anywhere from boot toppers, to belts, pant tops, etc.
They even have wedges!