Thursday, January 28, 2010

I Love My Shoes!

So I have known for a long time what kind of shoes I wanted for my wedding day. And I knew that I didn't have to spend hours and hours searching for them. Why? Because I could get them made!!!

You see, in my home town in Cyprus, there is a shoe store that makes custom order shoes! I love it! You can take them anything, a picture, an old shoe, a piece of patterned fabric, and they will make you your shoes. And any height you want! I had once seen a beautiful pair of strappy sandals on a magazine cover and was dying to have them! I looked everywhere trying to figure out where the shoes were from but to no avail. So I tore off the cover, took it to the store, and asked for them to be replicated. They were gorgeous!!! A baby blue insole, three thin straps around the toes, and then two long straps that criss-crossed over the foot and all the way up the calf! Super sexy!

Anyway, I have some teal raw silk that a friend of mine had brought me from India a while back, and have never done anything with. I knew I wanted a colorful shoe for my wedding day. Seeing other brides colorful shoes in pictures on the blogosphere only confirmed what I already wanted. So in no time at all, I decided I was taking my teal raw silk to the shoe store mentioned above and asking for pointy toe, three inch heels! I love pointy toe shoes! They are timeless and elegant in my mind. I figured I had plenty of time to get these done and wouldn't even think about them till the summer.

So here I am totally relaxed about the shoes, knowing that that box is half checked, that I don't even bother looking in shoe stores. I'm in the mall the other day, running some errands with Mr. Milk, when we notice that the stores are having a "side walk sale" in the hallways of the mall. As we head towards the bank, my eye catches these beauties!!!


MY SHOES!!!! Exactly like I had pictured in my mind sans any embellishments. These shoes cost $110. How much did I pay? Just $46!! Nine West was having some kind of crazy 4-day sale and I lucked out by being at the right place at the right time! Guess I can cross out shoes from yesterdays list! :)

Here's a little interesting traditional and cultural fact about shoes and Greek weddings: Names of single friends are written on the bottom of the brides shoe. At the end of the night the names that are worn off are destined to be married. 

Now all I have to do is figure out how to embellish these a little. Any ideas ladies? Have you found your shoes?

24 fabulous blogger's comments:

SG said...

I'm wearing blue shoes too (a different shade) and I love them! Mine came with rhinestones on them already but I'm sure you can find a pretty shoe clip on Etsy.

Kristy said...

great find and what a great shade of blue! I'm on a hunt for the perfect blue peep toes myself and am praying for a happy accident like yours:)

I'm loving the little flower clip embellishments lately, as i shy away from bling but these are such a great canvas anything you do with be fab!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38585499&ref=sr_list_10&&ga_search_query=shoe+clip+flower&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

Nicole-Lynn said...

Perfect "Something Blue"! Very nice.

All you need is love... said...

love them!
Im still doing back and forth between blue and purple.

I mean, how many ppl have Purple shoes on their wedding day.

thehickbride said...

I love your shoes! I'm going with cowboy boots! I wish I could find a great deal like that! That's awesome! They'll look smashing!

I love the Greek tradition! Super cute!

PartyPlannerGal said...

Beautiful! My shoes have big 'ol bows on them, so I don't think I'll add any additional embellishment. I agree that etsy will have just the thing you need.

Bicoastal Bride said...

Great shoes and great deal! I think you can defintiely find some pretty shoe clips, either with rosettes, jewels or some other type of embellishment.

Salt said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the color! I was in the hunt for colored shoes also (mint green) and almost went out of my mind in the process. I ended up scrapping the idea and going for silver, but I love them and they are perfect.

I wish I had a magic shoe store like the one in Cyprus near me!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

You already know that I have my shoes :) And I love that color! But I really love the idea of writing the single guests' names on the bottom...fun! Congrats on the find...so pretty!

Stacy Marie said...

Those are lovely! What about some shoe clips to embellish them a bit?

Mrs. Smith said...

I love the color!

Ams said...

I LOVE that color... gorgeous shoes!

Ruthy G. said...

I have blue shoes too! Etsy has GREAT shoe clips...I was going to go that route until I found my shoes for $17! I love them!
http://discoverystreet.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-shoes.html

Sarah said...

I am wearing flip flops. I don't care if we end up with an October date (and it's chilly in Michigan) I am going to buy chunky white flops and hot glue some sort of pretty green flower right in the middle of the toe strap. I need be comfy! And I am not a fan of barefoot at the ceremony so I want to have something on my feet :)

Katie said...

what a great deal! And I love the color!!!

Mrs T said...

Those shoes are killer! And I love the tradition of the rubbed off names. Have seen some great photos of that in a friends album.

That shoe place sounds amazing! I would love custom shoes.

buhdoop said...

Lovely shoes! And how cool that you got them made!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

I love the writing of the names on the shoes! What a cute tradition.

Melissa said...

what a great deal!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Gorgeous shade dear and of course awesome deal!

Hmm crystal or pearl embellishments? I love flowers too.

honey my heart said...

super cute and a great color!

Morgan said...

So jealous you have a source for custom shoes, that would be my dream come true! Your blue shoes are super cute too!

Westside Wedding said...

I had wanted to wear blue shoes too, but I don't think it will end up happening, your pictures with those gorgeous shoes is going to look amazing!!

Ms. Chouette said...

I love the shoes just the way they are (and the price too). But you can always add a brooch or a clip. Classic and beautiful. Your something blue indeed!