Mandy & Douglas' forest masquerade handmade wedding

This bride's DIY skills are MAD! She made so many of the outfits including her own black and white striped, purple reception gown (which fit amazingly well into their masquerade-themed reception!). Don't miss the paper flower decor, the forest-y venue, the sexiest boots, and the tiniest aisle-walker ever!


Beth & Patrick's homemade English wedding

Smooching in front of the Rolls Royce, wedding cheesecake, a cheeky flower girl, and a hand-made gown of awesome are just a few of the personal touches on this grand English wedding. You're going to flip when you see the venue, the purple shoes, and of course, the loving looks…


Get married in purple shoes

Why get married in purple shoes? Because you'll look like a purple-heeled bombshell. Why? Because you'll look like royalty. Why? Because you'll look like a surreal circus freak. As you can see, we've featured a LOT of purple-footed brides over the years, so it makes perfect sense that I'd take some time to dabble in purple shoes. These range from the prettiest pale lilac to the deepest almost-blue, from $40 to $1400, completely flat to towering tall. But they're all purple. And they're all awesome (especially the ones with the de-socketed eyeballs!)


Purple wedding shoes are purple

Inspired by these purple-strapped beauties, I decided to dive head-first into Zappos in search of other purple shoes for you brides who are going the royal-hued route for your wedding feet. I've got heels, wedges, a couple boots, and lots of flats.


Robots and ivy at this pagan handfasting wedding

These two love robots, so they included lots of robot-y references in their Pagan handfasting. Sounds like a perfect combination to me. Add in the custom-made purple silk gown and ivy headband and you'll get sucked in. Plus, they had a choreographed first dance which looked like a hoot and a half.


Your favorite shoes: Spring 2011

Yes, it's mildly creepy internet privacy-invasion time! Remember when I did this before, showing off the footwear that I can see from my logs, y'all like the most? Again, I don't know who buys what, but I can definitely see patterns when it comes to the shoes that Offbeat Bride readers love the most. You'll recognize some of these from last time, but there are also some new faces.