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July 13

Style Swoon: Green Shoes

We’re starting a chic new series to highlight the Wedding Paper Divas blog team’s bridal fashion favorites! Check back every Friday to see our latest style lusts and more.

Wedding Paper Divas staffers are huge fans of this week’s bright yellow-green color–we’ve even spotted some stylish outfits around the office that incorporate this hue. Pantone Bright Chartreuse truly makes a statement, yet can also be the perfect accent to more neutral tones to liven up your whole look.

How stunning would these shoes from BHLDN look peeking out from under your wedding dress?

BHLDN green shoes

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January 13

Style Swoon: The Black and White Shoe

We’re starting a chic new series to highlight the Wedding Paper Divas blog team’s bridal fashion favorites! Check back every Friday to see our latest style lusts and more.

Black and white is such a classic pairing that we’d venture to say it’ll never go out of style. So when we laid eyes on these amazing Nicholas Kirkwood shoes (can you even still call them shoes when they are this incredible??), we just knew they would be stunning for a dramatic black and white affair.

Just imagine the reaction when your guests get a look at those pearls peeking out from your dress!

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September 27

Jeweled Heels: Eye Candy

You’ll undoubtedly be wearing some sort of special bling on your wedding day…your ring, maybe some sparkly diamond earrings, or a dazzling necklace. But what about bejeweled bridal shoes? This stunning Miu Miu pair is everything! Delicate and strappy, mixed metallics and Tiffany blue, and that show-stopping heel. Don’t you just love them?

miu miu heels

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September 19

Bride’s Diary: 251 Days to Go

Wedding Paper Divas is bursting with staff grooms and brides-to-be who are currently planning their weddings. We’re happy to share their stories with you as a part of this fun feature!

Yes, I know… that is still quite a bit of time left to plan. But I refuse to leave things til the last minute. Granted, that may mean a little extra stress the entire time leading up to the wedding, but I am hoping this planning will help avoid the crazy crunch right before the big day.

Since I last wrote, we have almost booked a singer for our ceremony, a dj, a classic car to take us to our venue and our honeymoon hotels. The final agreements are dropping into place, and then we can move on to all the little details. By far one of the most exciting advancements in our planning comes in the form of our save the dates and invitations. Tonight we will place our order for stationery… and here is what we picked:

The colors couldn’t be more perfect with our theme, and I love the whimsical and artistic feeling of the dots.

For a girl who lives and breathes shoes (and spent the last 7 years working in the shoe industry), finding the perfect wedding shoes was a top priority. Not too traditional, not too crazy. Not too outrageously priced, not too cheap. Not too high, not too low. Truly the Goldie Locks story in full effect. Well, I am happy to share with you what I decided on:

Leave it to eBay to come to the rescue! These shoes are the perfect amount of dazzle, but the gradating color really is something I have never seen before. One more thing to check off the list!

We are already planning our next trip to LA over Thanksgiving. We’ll be shooting our second round of engagement photos, meeting the dj and singer and transporting all our fun DIY projects down there (we haven’t started making them yet, but I am counting on having lots done by late November). I am sure we will find a way to pack a ton more into our trip… we always do! Stay tuned…

Meet Jessica

Jessica and Dan met nearly 7 years ago on Myspace. (Remember Myspace?) It took weeks of contemplation until they decided to finally meet… and I guess you could say the rest was history. After discovering their mutual shoe addiction, surviving countless Thanksgiving family meals together and three apartment/house moves later—they are officially ready to tie the knot.

Jessica and Dan are getting married May 27, 2012 at Malibou Lake Mountain Club in Los Angeles.

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August 5

Shoe Up: Tips from a Groomsman

We’ve decided it’s time to show a little love for the guys. Each month, we’ll share tips and stories from real-life groomsmen about what it’s like to be part of a friend’s wedding. So listen up groomsmen-to-be, this is for you!

There was a very brief period in time when wearing sneakers with a suit was moderately cool (thank you very much, mid-1980s). The resurgence of the Converse Chuck Taylor certainly didn’t help, and while I have no factual evidence of how Chucks infiltrated wedding culture, I’m guessing it went something like this—someone, somewhere couldn’t stand wearing his bland dress shoes, so in a last-ditch effort to add a flare of “punk” to his wedding, this particular groom decided to outfit himself and his groomsmen with Chucks.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love Chucks. In fact, I wear them almost every day of my life (with jeans) and I’m willing to put up with their complete lack of comfort and arch support to suit my style. And when I started seeing them pop up in wedding photos several years ago, I was actually on board with the idea. One of my closest friends even gifted us a pair to wear on his wedding day.

But much like the most recent season of How I Met Your Mother, Chucks at weddings have jumped the shark. It’s been done [and overdone]. What goes up, must come down. Are you getting these terrible idioms? Unless you’re Kanye West or Justin Timberlake, it’s time to ditch the Chucks (Sorry, Ben Stein).

My wedding’s coming up in October, and even I will admit the thought of going anti-dress shoe had crossed my mind. But here’s the main problem. Most guys spend a decent amount of money on a nice wedding suit. Mine cost more than I’ve ever spent on two combined pieces of clothing…by far.

So why muck up a killer suit with a $35 pair of sneakers? A proper suit requires proper footwear. And the best part? A pair of slick dress shoes can last the rest of your life with proper care.

Understandably, really great shoes like a pair of John Varvatos leather loafers can be pricey. But you can find great deals. My advice—hit up your local Nordstrom and find a couple pairs in your size that you really like. Then hunt for deals online and in out-of-season designer stores like Nordstrom Rack. With a little work, a $350 pair can be found for almost 1/3 of the price.

So if you’re going to suit up like Barney Stinson, make sure you shoe up! In the end, you’ll be happy you did.

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April 12

Shoes That Dazzle: Eye Candy

In the mood for a little bling and loads of style this Tuesday afternoon? We spotted some dazzling eye candy today over at Style Me Pretty and just couldn’t help but share. We’re smitten with the bride’s shoe selection from this utterly unique wedding that took place in Sayulita, Mexico. Aren’t they stunning?

Are you stepping out in something sparkly for your big day? Leave us a comment below!

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March 18

Flatforms: Rant or Rave

We’ve heard a lot of buzz lately about a new spring footwear trend spotted on runways near and far—the flatform. Designers like Derek Lam, Prada, Jeffrey Campbell and many others have featured flatforms in their latest collections. Have you seen them walking around in your neighborhood?

Do you think flatforms will take off on the wedding scene? Would you ever wear them with your frock or pair them with a bridesmaid dress? Does this new fashion trend make you want to rant or rave?

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February 15

BHLDN Launch: Eye Candy

For all you brides-to-be about to indulge in this gorgeous Eye Candy feature, we hope you are sitting down. As you probably know by now, BHLDN, whose roots are with Anthropologie, officially launched their wedding line yesterday—much to our anxious hearts’ desires. Breathtaking is the first word that comes to mind in describing this utterly unique collection, but I’m going to let the heirloom gowns, bridesmaid dresses, hair adornments and shoes speak for their beautiful selves.


Head over heels yet? Shop the entire collection and make sure to leave us a comment with your favorite looks!

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