I can confidently say that I do not have a shoe obsession or anything remotely close to a fetish.
Though I fully noted Sex-in-the-city-Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolo Blahnik obsession and wondered how fictional that might be, as a wedding photographer, the designer names, and iconic signature traits started to catch my eye.
I appreciate design, style, and quality craftsmanship… regardless of any object (note appreciation has nothing to do with brand loyalty or the price tag… sigh… Apple products…).
When the time came for me to pick my own wedding shoes, I had to consider several things…
1. of the ivory and sage color scheme, I wanted a pair of blue shoes to “pop” under the long gown. Along the lines of something new, something old, something borrowed, something blue (which actually comes from a Jewish tradition…), my college nick name from my professor was Blue… thanks to my blue hair streak.
2. wedding was outside, so I couldn’t let a pair of pointy heels sink into the grass as I stood there for a 45min ceremony.
3. Dan and I are the same height. I didn’t want to tower over him in my wedding pictures.
4. Oh, did I mention that I have slightly wide feet and ‘beautiful’ shoes don’t come in wide sizes??? (help shoe designers!)
So I went back and forth, and after many online searches and shoe returns later, settled down on a pair of blue low platform shoes from Boutique 9 , and decided to switch shoes for the dancing portion. Picking the shoe was harder than finding the wedding gown.
photo by GH Kim Photography
For the male audience, I do want to inform, among other things, women have 2 kinds of dress-up categories… dress up for the office/work, and dress up for evening parties and weddings where the femininity is celebrated full force at the risk of being very cold and uncomfortable. I’m not really stocked for that latter in the shoe category, since I don’t actually like wearing heels.
But If I did have a shoe obsession, this would be it… I had so much fun appreciating these shoes!
Thank you for the beautiful designs, Christian Louboutin