Sure fine — it's Halloween today, so it's extra seasonally appropriate to share orange wedding shoes. But let's be clear on this: orange wedding shoes are for any day, and every day. Our own Megan wore orange shoes at her beach wedding, so I know for fact that they look awesome on everyone from autumnal brides looking to match the leaves, to destination brides looking to match the sunset. I've included lots of flats here, as well. Let's dive in…
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of posts by 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. You can gossip with her on twitter: @offbeatariel
without a doubt, the most popular shoe of all time ever and ever is T.U.K.'s peacock pump. It's aff-$44-able and cute, and while I don't see quite as many peacock features at weddings as I used to, small peacock details are still making weddings everywhere more beautiful… and these shoes are a great nod.
But what of T.U.K.'s other shoes?
You know I like to do special needs shoe posts now and then… larger shoes, smaller shoes, wide shoes, shoes for folks with disabilities, wide calf boots, etc. But one special kind of foot-need I've never done is NARROW shoes. This is not a special foot-need I have any personal experience with, so apologies in advance if I screw this one up. I'm doing my best here… finding fabulous and funky-ass footwear available down to width 4A.
True story: when I was a sophomore in high school, I covered a pair of PayLess pumps in emerald green glitter-glue, and then stapled huge enormous white-wired ribbons on to the fronts. These shoes were WAY over the top for Bainbridge High School's prom in 1992, but I was super into the look, and still am. So today, I'mma wrastle up some wedding shoes with bows.
Y'all know I loved striped wedding dresses… but what about striped shoes? Today, I am here with a boat-load full of striped wedding shoes. I've got a range, from black and white Tim Burton-esque whimsical, to more nautical styles, to rainbow tiger stripes (!?). For those of you who love flats, I've got a random bonus shoe for you…
I feel like I'm still unpacking my bags from my trip to Las Vegas last week, where I did that presentation about offbeat weddings… and now I'm packing up again for another trip. This time, I'm heading to Los Angeles for a meet-up with offbeat vendors who are interested in being a part of the Lovesick Expo this winter. And there's an event in Atlanta next week, too!
My personal motto is "Chronically fabulous," since I honestly truly believe that my disabilities can't prevent me from being as fabulous as I can — in fact, they just add to it. They are part of me, and frankly those medical devices make my life a lot better.
Every time I do a shoe post catered to a specific foot-need, there are howls from the internet about how I've ignored THEIR special foot needs. This has happened so many times for so many years that the editors and I now have a joke about how long it will take for the first "validate my feet" comment to show up on some of my shoe posts. Well, for those of you seeking validation for larger-sized feet, TODAY IS YOUR DAY!
In my almost-eight years of running Offbeat Bride and working with wedding photographers, I've heard of photographers offering potential clients discounts for all sorts of things: discounts for destination weddings, discounts for LGBT-identified couples, discounts for sci-fi weddings or elopements and all sorts of other niche weddings. But yesterday was the first time I saw a photographer who's offering a discount for couples doing an unplugged wedding. Is this a new thing?
For me today, they do. I look at a lot of wedding pictures, and I randomly get obsessed with certain accessories… today it's boots. Brides in boots! I love them. Y'all should know me by now: I like daring (aka LOUD!!) wedding shoes, and I've geeked out a full range of boots here… including some booties.