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Bridal shoes – I shake my fist at you! The short story is: I have my wedding shoes. The long story is: I also have a backup pair and am constantly looking for other options. Never in my life did I imagine I would have such a time finding a pair of shoes.


I have never wanted to be a bride in any expected or uber-traditional sense. I’ve said for years I wouldn’t wear white shoes (I won’t be able to wear them again!), and I have stuck with that in my hunt for the perfect pair. I figured I would do nude, or black, till a friend politely pointed out that black may completely take away from my dress. You know I don’t like the idea of forcing pieces to match, so this suggestion sort of stopped me in my tracks. Ever since then, I’ve been stumped. I have probably purchased and returned 10 pairs of shoes by now, each time proclaiming, when the box arrived, “I found my wedding shoes!” only to swiftly return them and resume scratching my head.


Dolce and Gabbana

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Jimmy Choo


Laurence Dacade

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Christian Dior (in silver)

“None of these are it, none of them. At all.” (watch the whole thing but 1:00 is the best!)

And there are probably 2 dozen others I tried on in store that were almost-but-not-quite options. Ultimately, I decided on a pair of shoes by this designer (Raven don’t click that!), and also have a pair that are a one-two punch in terms of awesomeness on standby. There exist a pair, however, that are so elusive, so hard to find, that even my exhaustive Google searches and calls to the manufacturer cannot track them down. They are perfect, and they may never be mine.

And that is okay! During this search I have at times wondered if I’m not doing exactly what I set out to avoid when searching for my wedding dress. I have an inkling that somehow any shoe will never be enough, but that whatever shoe I wear will be perfect, and that is a nice, comforting feeling. I would love to know what shoes you’re wearing for your wedding! Drop me a line and let me know!



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6 years ago

Jimmy Choo from the RACK!! I thought my search would go on forever as well but when these babies landed in my sight, I ran straight to the register!

6 years ago

OH MY GOD. Wedding shoes. I hate them. I found my wedding dress in approx. 2 hours and spent WEEKS looking for stupid shoes. I wound up giving up on in-person shopping and just ordered a million dollars worth of shoes online. I gave up on white or silver, wound up with red shoes. I did not anticipate how difficult it would be to find wedding shoes. They’re basically the worst.

6 years ago
Reply to  Ally

Ahhh, it’s the worst!! I love the idea of red though! So exciting – thanks for your comment 🙂 Hope all is well!