For most brides finding their wedding shoes is easy. However for me it was complete wedding shoe stress. I think I found it so stressful because I felt like I had a lot to live up to maybe even more so than my wedding dress.
On my wedding day I had people come up to me saying “so let’s take a look at your shoes then.”
I knew this was going to be the case, I also knew I had put so much effort into the perfect wedding shoes for Jake and my father that mine had to be just as perfect.
From the get go I knew my wedding shoes would be Louboutins.
A lot of brides choose Jimmy Choo but, I am a Louboutin girl. I always find it very hard when I go designer shoe shopping to not get Louboutins.
I love everything about them apart from the pain they cause, but Mr. Louboutin himself does say “I would hate anyone to look at my shoes and say oh my god that looks so comfortable”
and boy does he make sure they aren’t comfortable.
But with that said I still couldn’t have pictured my wedding day without that iconic red sole.
My problem throughout the whole wedding planning process was I had this vision in my head of what I was looking for and most of the time it hadn’t been invented yet, so shoe shopping was no different.
Jake and my Father’s shoes was relatively easy…
When I say easy not that easy as the shoes I wanted for them where out of stock on all online stores so that meant myself and my mother turned into crazy shoe shoppers and found a store in Milan that stalked both Jake and my Father’s size.
Lucky enough my mother was going to Milan so she could pick them up.
Why so fussy over the men’s shoes I hear you ask? Well, firstly they had to match me by being Louboutins as EVERYTHING must match and secondly the name of the shoes are called cousin Charles.
Charles is my father’s, fathers name and he is no longer with us.
So, I treated the shoes as it wasn’t just my father walking me down the aisle but also my late grandfather.
Of course none of the guest would have known this, but my family and I did and that was all the mattered to me. The shoes have now turned into something very sentimental for us all.
With the men in my life sorted I could now concentrate on my own shoes. I spent months looking for my wedding shoes and I mean months. I was checking out every online boutique that sold Christian Louboutins, the Louboutin site in all counties, my life turned into this one obsession over finding shoes. (maybe it was always an obsession, but it grew, it took over)
I always had in the back of my mind that Jake and I would be doing our signature shoe photo and this added to my pressure to make it the best one of all three! I can honestly say it did turn out the best so all my stress was worth it.
The problem I had was it was winter, meaning that the shoes were all winter shoes and I was having this light spring wedding. Also, I didn’t just want plain nude or white as I like to think I am slightly more unique than that.
Six weeks before the wedding I still had no shoes so the wedding shoe stress started to get bigger and bigger. Anything I thought I liked they didn’t have my size or I just wasn’t wowed by them and I didn’t want to just make do.
I then found a website called Savannahs and they stock all kinds of designer shoes they delivered to Spain so it was all looking very promising! As I was scrolling through Savannahs website I could clearly see they had some different styles I hadn’t come across before and in more spring like colours. (and trust me I had looked everywhere)
Then there they were … just looking at me beautifully on my computer screen screaming “I am the one.”
Of course I listened to them and clicked on them only to find they were out of stock in my size…. NIGHTMARE. I had only 6 weeks to go and with an estimate of 1 week for delivery I was panicking. They did have then in a half a size smaller than normal so I made the decision to order them in the 37 and take the risk. Little crazy I know but when they arrived they fitted perfectly so it was worth the risk.
I could also say that my wedding shoes turned out to be very sentimental to. Not just because they were my wedding shoes but, they came from Stockholm and that is the home country of our wonderful photographer and friend Magdalena.
Of course they killed me on my wedding day and by the end of the night I was dancing in a pair of flip flops but, the pain made it all worth while as everyone wanted to see my wedding shoes and they matched Jake, my father and Charles.
always remember to sparkle,
oh so Megan Murray x