Holly and Jen rock at crafting: they handmade both of their bouquets and all of the desserts served at their wedding, including the three-tired wedding cake! Yellow and gray clearly ruled the day, as evidenced by the rain boots worn by the brides, the ribbons used for their handfasting, and the crows and bird cages printed on the dessert cookies. The pair bridged sentiment and humor with their co-written vows, including promises to accept each cat brought into their lives and staying together long enough to see what one another's tattoos look like in old age.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of yellow shoes posts.
A wedding in an aviation museum is one thing, but this couple added in some amazing 1930s details that take it to another level. We're talking photos that totally suggest Casablanca, complete with a Humphrey Bogart-style groom in a white jacket. The air mail-toting flower girls, the "Adventure Book," and a spectacular venue space just make it all that much more awesome.
Last week in the comments on my green wedding shoes post, someone special requested yellow weddings shoes. I don't always take requests because it can kick off an avalanche of ever nichier personal shopping requests ("ok fine you featured yellow shoes, but what about vegan purple wedges in wide sizes with extra high arches — oh and they need to ship to New Zealand!"), but it felt like a good time for some yellow shoes. Today is the winter solstice after all… and the shortest day of the year deserves some shoes that are sunshine-y yellow. I've got 'em ranging from caramel tones to neon, a few towering platforms but mostly mid- to lower-heel heights (and plenty of flats!). Oh and the random bonus shoe? You'll HEART it.
Of course we're all working with different wedding budgets and different priorities. For some of us, spending $300 on a pair of shoes for our wedding might not feel like too much. For others, $50 might be too much to spend on a pair of shoes. For this reason, I generally try to keep my shoe posts focused on shoes that are under $250, and always give options that are under $100.
That said, every once in a while I see shoes that just blow my mind. They cost insane amounts ($2300 heels! $500 flats!) but there's just no denying how awesome they are. And you know what? Sometimes just reveling in the awesomeness without asking "Can I afford it?" can be fun. That's called window shopping, and today we're going to do it together with some unobtainable wedding dream shoes…
After last week's sandals, I think I'mma keep things casual again… this time, focusing on Miz Mooz shoes. Comfy, low-heeled, brightly colored, retro-minded, and featuring lots of button detailing, these shoes are just about the perfect fit for the more casual outdoor bride. (…Or the more casual, outdoor wedding guest.)
I know from my "Your favorite shoes" posts that y'all LOVE Nina footwear.
But Ninas have the advantage of being super affordable (almost all under $100!) and brightly colored in styles that won't scare grandma.
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.
It's been almost a year since I did a yellow shoe roundup, so I think it's about time to get some lemon-fresh goodness into your wedding inspiration.
I've got everything here from soft, buttery shades of barely-there yellow, to day-glo safety yellow, to deep amber hues, to true primary yellow. As always, I aimed for a range of styles (although these are all heels) and a range of prices.
When asked what made her wedding offbeat, Beth said, "What, being gray and bald isn't offbeat enough in our pretty young bride magazine world?" I say that anyone who rocks who they are and where they're at in their life at their wedding (or in general) is just plain awesome. Beth and Jay did, in fact, rock their kid-friendly, 40-something second wedding. It included a traditional service featuring Beth's kids as the wedding party, sunflowers, and lots of DIY details.