I think I've mentioned before that once you are engaged, some people assume you have a wedding planned and ready to go? Or, some people assume that you suddenly devote all time to planning? Perhaps it's just something to say, but I've had so many questions about our wedding date, our venue, my dress, and other details of our totally unplanned wedding. In an attempt to check something off the list, I've been obsessing about shoes.
I've prowled around the web looking for my ideal wedding shoe. I found it...in the picture above. I'm not beyond figuring out who that bride is and emailing her about her shoes. I already did it with another bride and, thankfully, she totally understood the importance of shoes and let me know where she got her shoes (clearance at Lord & Taylor, darn it) and that they were dyed to get that perfect teal-blue color on them.
Deciding that dyed shoes must have progressed since my days as a bridesmaid, when my feet got dyed after wearing dyed shoes, I decided to look at dyeables. I was surprised to find that there are some pretty awesome dyeable shoes out there!
But, you know this if you're a regular reader. Last week, I shared my first wedding related purchase (and return). I bought a gorgeous pair of dyeable, white satin, Badgley Mischka shoes from Rue La La. When they arrived, I realized that their four inch heel was just a bit too high. I wear heels. I have plenty in my closet. But four inchers don't seem to be ideal wedding shoes. Back they went.
My search goes on, but I continue to wonder if I should still consider dyeables. I have a guy up in Boston who is a "master dyer" who will do my shoes for me off of any swatch (so I won't be limited to the colors in a book, which is how the local bridal boutique operates). However, I haven't had dyeables since 2003 or so. Has anyone had them more recently? Do they dye your feet still?
Next time, I'm going to talk about photography. The image at the top of the post is part of that post, too.