On the day of your wedding, your focus should on your soulmate and not your soles. So this blog is all about wedding shoes! Tips, advice and a little inspiration for your wedding shoes, so you’re all set on your special day!
Break in your wedding shoes:
– Make sure your sole is good for your soul.
First and most importantly, ladies please make sure that you break in your wedding shoes! Making sure that you’re comfortable on your wedding day is one of the best things you can do for yourself. You don’t want the day of the wedding to be the day you find out you can’t stand in your shoes for more than ten minutes at a time! So as soon as you can, get to work on making those shoes as comfortable as possible for your big day.
Have backups for your portraits:
We can only imagine how tough it was to find the perfect pair of wedding shoes. So we wouldn’t want you to risk ruining them as your walk around the venue for your portraits. We highly recommend having a pair of comfortable back up shoes that you can use during the portrait sessions. Doing this will keep the real wedding shoes in crisp and pristine condition for the actual ceremony.
Don’t be afraid to stand out:
It’s your wedding, you’re supposed to be the center of attention. From your hair to your make up, to your dress, all the way down to those shoes, everyone’s focus is going to be on you. Don’t spend time worrying about whether or not your guests will approve of your shoes. Rock the shoes that make you happy and take pride in your uniqueness!
Feel free to break tradition:
As far as I am aware, there is no formal handbook that says you must wear white heels for your wedding. Like we said before, it’s your day, and you have every right to wear whatever you want! So if you want to wear heels, flats, sneakers, or even go barefoot, do it and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t! What’s most important is that you wear the shoes that are perfect for you.
Make sure your wedding shoes suit the venue:
As much as we support your decision to wear the shoes that make you the happiest, we also recommend that you buy wedding shoes to suit your venue. A single pair of shoes can only be practical in so many locations. Stilettos are fine for indoor ceremonies with solid flat surfaces. However, if you try to wear them outside on the grass or in the sand, you might quickly find yourself running into some issues.
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Just like with dresses, the possibilities for shoes are endless. It can be a time-consuming process, but once you’ve found the one, it’s all worth it. If you need some extra inspiration for your wedding, check out the gallery below!
Planning a destination wedding, but not sure where to go? I’ve got your answer right here! Lake Como, Italy, is hands down one of the most romantic and picturesque places on the planet for a wedding! It might seem like a stretch, but just keep reading and I’ll tell you why Lake Como is the perfect for any destination wedding!
Due to its location at the the foothill of the Italian Alps, the area is blessed with some simply stunning views. Lush green hillsides, exotic plant life, snow-capped mountains, and of course, the vividly blue water of the lake itself. You’d struggle to think of a more picturesque location for a wedding. Even outlets like the Huffington Post, refer to Lake Como, as one of the world’s most beautiful lakes.
Several Options for your Ceremony
With a wide variety of different towns, and villages scattered along the shoreline of Lake Como, there are quite a few options for you to choose where your ceremony will take place. Smaller, intimate weddings can be held comfortably in one of the many villas/mansions that overlook the lake. If you’d prefer to be outside for your wedding, there are also several beautiful gardens that make incredible venues. As for those of you who are thinking about having a more traditional ceremony in a church, there is a Catholic Church as well as a Protestant Church that can host your wedding.
Image above by Alain Martinez at Villa Erba in Lake Como
Amazing experience for your guests
One of the best things about a destination wedding, is that it leaves everyone with memories that will last them a lifetime. Inviting your loved ones to share your special day in a place as beautiful as Lake Como, is something that will stay with them forever. If they chose to come a few days before the wedding, they will have the opportunity to take one of the many ferries that tour the lake, and get to bask in the charm of all the different towns and villages that surround it. Once they’ve finished immersing themselves in the rich culture and history of this magical place, they can start looking forward to the main event. Your beautiful fairy tale wedding!
Above all else, Lake Como is simply just one of the most romantic places a couple can pick to get married. There is just something about Lake Como that just emits love and romance. Maybe it’s just something in the water, but there is definitely a reason so many iconic movie scenes have been filmed here, and why so many celebs come here for romantic getaways. Whatever it is, there is no denying that there is something magical about this place and honestly, why wouldn’t you want it to be the venue for the beginning of your happily ever after?
If you still need more convincing, here’s a few more pictures from a wedding I shot in Lake Como recently at Villa Erba.
I hope that you enjoyed this article and that it was helpful to you. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to get in touch with me and as always I’ll do my best to help you out!
Today it brings me great pleasure to share with you pictures from Lani and John’s wedding. These two love birds had an amazing bash in Key West. We had an amazing time while we were there, visited some old friends, and met some new ones. Over all a great experience. Here are some vitals: Ceremony/Reception: Casa Marina, Key West, Styling: Marie-Pierre, Videography: Focused On Forever, Photography: Alain Martinez Photography, and keeping us under control (trying to anyway), Tamara Cohen from TC Event Design.
A special shout out to Hannah Charlotte for assisting me and Angie in this wedding. Here are some of my favorite shots.
Check out those red lips!!!!
Lani and her sisters sharing a moment…
A few details…
if they above picture doesn’t make your mouth water, how about the one below…
You all know I have a thing for my brides climbing places and getting unconventional shots, so here’s Lani (above) on top of the bar.
a little drama above, and whole lot of love below…
One of my favorite shots of the year!!!
I hope you all enjoyed these pictures as much as we enjoyed partying with Lani and John in Key West. Keep it locked here for more soon…