I knew as soon as I saw those adorable shoes up there in the middle, that I couldn't afford them. They would never be mine. Normally, I opt out of admiring things I can't have… but when it comes to footwear, I make exceptions. I like to imagine the fantastical cocktail parties I'd never attend in these shoes, the meetings with publicists in Los Angeles that would never happen, the TED Talks I'd never deliver, and the standing ovations I'd never know. Sometimes, a little fantasy is just fine.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of orange shoes posts.
Lin and Philip's wedding had one theme: ORANGE. The color dominated everything from their sneakers (yes, they both wore sneakers!) and wardrobe details to the candy-laden dessert table. Those aren't the only sweet details: Lin carried a bouquet made entirely from Dum Dums and Philip donned a boutonniere to match. Their dog Hannah served as a key player throughout the day, and a tarot reader performed a reading during the ceremony. Speaking of Hannah, wait until you see the super cute hands-and-paws family photo the three of them took during the reception.
Can we talk about coral? It's not quite orange, but not quite pink. It's definitely brighter than peach, and it complements teal perfectly if you're into that kind of thing. It's also the color that I'm single-mindedly fixating on today, with a whole post full of pumps, flats, and the most adorably dapper coral nubuck oxfords. Interestingly, several of these shoes also involve skulls in various ways… I love it when macabre details show up in unexpected places.
Some of you who've been around for a while might remember my "Your favorite shoe" posts. Here's how they work: when you buy shoes from one of my shoe posts, I can see what you buy. No, not you SPECIFICALLY, but y'all in general. I don't know who buys what, but by looking through my records, I can see which shoes y'all love the most.
When the first dance is actually a Rock Band duet, you know you're in for a treat. These two found a way to combine Neo-Victorian style with all of their "interests, obsessions, and pretensions" and have it all somehow make sense. The centerpieces don't bite (I think), so come on in and explore.
Oh summer. The time when your feet just want to be free! FREEE! Out in the open air with only a few straps (and maybe a heel) between you and barefoot. You 2010 summer brides might like a little inspiration then — some strappy sandal styles to peek out from under your gown. BEHOLD!
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