I must admit that Bradley and I have been slacking slightly in the wedding planning department of life. We have the big things (date, church, reception venue and most importantly the dress) sorted, and so we have just been taking a little breather before we pursue the smaller, slightly more stressful things like finalising the dreaded guest list (I need prayer for that), invitations, food, groomsmen and bridesmaids. We have a few other areas (flowers and photographer) sort of ready to go, but nothing set in stone yet. But I’m sure when January rolls around those things will come together.
I did however have a deadline for buying my wedding shoes. I had a dress fitting this morning so I needed to have my shoes with me so that we could make sure we had the correct length for the dress.
If you know me fairly well, you would know that I have some serious deep routed issues when it comes to shoes. I am just so fussy about what I like and I don’t know why. My feet hurt easily too so if I wear the wrong type of shoe, I get blisters within seconds. Shoes are my nemesis in my life. Simple as that.
My dress seamstress also told me that I wasn’t allowed anything on top of my shoes (like fancy embellishments etc.). There is a reason behind that but I can’t say why as it would give away too much about the dress, sorry!
Another problem I have is that Bradley is only slightly taller than me, so whatever shoes I end up with, they can’t be too high.
Absolute nightmare, right?!
My dress seamstress advised me to buy my shoes from a company called Rainbow Club, conveniently stocked in John Lewis. So I went shopping last Friday with one of my bridesmaids, Bethan.
She stood by my side as I tried on multiple pairs of shoes. And for probably the first time in my life I was stuck for choice.
There were two absolutely gorgeous pairs of shoes that a) fit me correctly, b) were comfortable and c) weren’t too high.
After umm-ing and ahh-ing and making Bethan give me a deep analysis on her opinion of both shoes, I picked these…
I thought that I really couldn’t go wrong with them – they were plain and comfy (oh my gosh there is so much padding in there, it’s like walking on a cloud), yet still pretty. And they were £20 cheaper than the other pair, so they kind of automatically win anyway.
For anyone wondering about the exact details of these shoes – they’re a three inch, ivory satin and their official name is ‘Lucy’. They cost £70.
PS. also for those worrying about Bradley seeing my shoes before the big day – he’s already seen them. I don’t know if that’s allowed, but I couldn’t help myself. Plus I wanted to double check the height (lol). I promise promise promise I won’t reveal anything to him about my dress.