Poetic Licence shoes make me do a silly little happy dance #Wedding Shoes#affiliates#shoes July 22 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel This post features offbeat affiliates, meaning that if you buy something featured, you'll be financially supporting this site's mission of bringing awesomeness to readers everywhere. Ok, yes fine: I have a problem with loud shoes. VERY LOUD SHOES. The more color, the better. The more gape-inducing, the happier I am. For years, I've operated under the theory that if you have loud hair and loud shoes, no one really looks at what's going on between the two — jeans you've been wearing for so many days they're crusted? OMG YOUR SHOES. Loud shoes can play an awesome role on your wedding day, either adding a hint of BLAMMO to an otherwise-traditional outfit, or by acting as a major statement with a shorter, tea-length dress. And if you're looking for loud? Oh lord, you need to look at Poetic License. These shoes are INSANE, and all in a good way. Related Post Let's ogle some weddings shoes from Chinese Laundry Every once and a while I like to drill down into one designer's offerings in these shoe posts -- I mean sure, lots of times... Read more WANT MOAR? CLICKY: Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Mia & Martin's backyard teepee party wedding NEXT Steampunk dream clothing & accessories from Clockwork Couture Show/Hide comments [ 28 ] Oh. my. gawd. I'm in love. 2 agree Reply I have the polka dot ones in blue for my wedding tomorrow – something borrowed, something blue 😉 3 agree Reply Total Rachel Zoe "I DIE" moment with these shoes. So much lurve. Reply I LOVE these shoes. But they don't come in my size(being 11) Anyone know anything similar in larger sizes? Reply I feel you! I was a 10 before getting pregnant, and am somewhere between 10.5 and 11 now, especially if it's a narrower width. Beloved Ariel, any chance we'll see some shoes for brides with big(ger) feet? Reply Agreed! I know Iron Fist goes up pretty high, but I like the more vintage-y crazy shoes! It is hard to find big shoes with personality! Reply Eventually you feel like you should just wear the boxes out of the store! Admittedly I love Payless for their wide-width shoes. Now to get the rest of the world on board! Reply Can't speak for the long-feet problem, but OH, yeah the wide feet problem. Would you like to buy at Payless or Zappos? Or how about Zappos or Payless? Or maaaaybe a couple of Naturalizer shoes at a department store might come in wide widths. *grumble* Yes, please! I have been searching for some bold shoes in size 11 as well! Preferably with a low heel because I'm 5'9 and only 1" shorter than my guy. Give us tall girls some help. Reply I am tall too, 6'1", same as my FH. I have back-up shoes in case I can't find anything awesomer. They are 2 inch wedges in purple suede. I just want something that just screams ME! Reply dang, at least y'all have the height to go with the size 10s! I'm only 5'2 (MisterGeek is 6'2. we wear almost the same size shoe) Check their sizing, though — I'm usually a 9.5 or 10, but am a 9 in some PL shoes. 1 agrees Reply Poetic Licence actually runs large. If you wear an 11 normally, a 10 will do you just fine. I ordered a 12 for my wedding shoe, since I normally wear an 11.5 – I couldn't even walk in them they were so big. They run so large, a 9.5 actually did the trick! Reply I blame my new shoe addiction on you Ariel…and these FRACKINGAMAZINGSHOESOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 I need to learn how to make shoes though…or get a job to pay for them haha! 1 agrees Reply Aack! I just passed out from lust! 2 agree Reply Those green dots are fantastic! Also those black ones with the red dots are so mine if I ever teach they have a little apple! 1 agrees Reply OMG. I love these. But I just found another pair of shoes I would love to see on a bride! http://www.highsnobette.com/news/2011/03/01/adidas-originals-jeremy-scott-winged-ballet-flats/ WING BACK BALLET FLATS? OMG! *dies* Flat and comfy with a hint of geek chic? Eeee! If someone finds a place where you can buy them let me know!! I may not wear them for my wedding but I sooo would wear these with a flirty skirt! Reply I love them. I wore their Dazzling Day in Sea last weekend at my wedding! Come to find out that the preacher's wife had just been in London and stocked up herself on their wonderful shoeness Reply I bought my wedding shoes from these guys!! I couldn't be MORE pleased with how gorgeous and happy they are, and can't WAIT to wear them… I keep secretly having friends over and taking them out of the box to show people even though i promised my FH i wouldn't… 😀 (Mine are the purple ones…) http://www.amazon.com/Poetic-Licence-Womens-Glamming-Up/dp/B003TWOYG2/offbeatbride-20 Reply I blame you entirely, Ariel, for my shoe addiction. Thank you!!!!! By the way…have you [or anyone else] ever come across any sparkle-y red shoes (like a grown up version of Dorothy's ruby slippers)? I'd kill to have a pair for my wedding and would love to know where to find a pair that actually has a legitimate price tag instead of just pinned on Pinterest! Reply I actually stumbled upon someone on Etsy selling hand-sequined Dorothy shoes once. You could probably do a search on Etsy and find them. Awesome idea, btw! Reply Once upon a time there was a thread on the Tribe about this. Admittedly, I read it 3 years ago, but theoretically it might still be there somewhere … Reply have you checked Mod-Cloth? i think they have some… Reply these are all pretty awesome..except for the sandalboots! gawd please make this shoe style go away! http://www.zappos.com/poetic-licence-princess-sophia-galaxy 1 agrees Reply I had Poetic Licence shoes for my wedding! (And yes, those ARE sweater tights… We got married in Eastern Europe in the dead of winter.) http://www.flickr.com/photos/8588137@N02/5427488404/in/set-72157625879865135 But here was the most amazing thing about these shoes: The heel was not inconsiderable, but they were so frigging comfortable. We had a small wedding and walked everywhere, in a city with cobblestone streets and tonnes of ice and snow, and not once did I slip. And after walking around for maybe 10 hours in these shoes—and not being one to wear heels in real life—I didn't feel the pinch at all. I can't say enough good things about PL. Reply I love the pleated ones! But I so wish they came in blue! Reply I LOVE POETIC LICENCE SHOES. Love. I have two pair and want more, more, more! Here's my most recently purchased pair (aka my new favorite shoes in the whole world): http://mansized.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/nude-patent-leather-slingbacks-with-pink-suede-petal-appliques/ And the ones I bought a couple of years ago: http://mansized.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/red-sparkly-patent-leather-and-suede-covered-wedges/ The thing about Poetic Licence shoes is that they are surprisingly comfortable for what they are. And they are creative and beautiful and really fun to wear. Reply Poetic License is amazing! I wore these: in red at my wedding and LOVED them. Beautiful and totally different than pretty much any bridal shoe options I saw out there! That particular pair runs small though, I had to do some serious stretching out so order a size larger if you have wide feet like me. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.