20 wedding shoe ideas perfect for every bride in 2014

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You’ve said “Yes to the dress” and probably a whole slew of other things, now it’s time to find the perfect pair of shoes! This piece of your wedding day look is another extension of your personality and brides are really stepping up their games! Whether you’re feeling the more traditional look, color pop, beachy or pure comfort – there are so many options, you’re sure to find your perfect pair.

Classic & bridal white

Traditional doesn’t have to equal boring, especially with these options!

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Bright & bold color

Maybe we have Carrie Bradshaw to thank for our love affair with color on our wedding day – by adding that extra color pop you can take your look to the next level.

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Flower Girl Trends: Tulle Dresses

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In the midst of wedding preparations and festivities, it can be easy to forget about the little ones. Though they may be young, they’re here to help celebrate your big day too. Making your flower girl feel like a princess or ballerina can be as simple as adding some tulle. With the help of a pretty dress and some sparkly shoes, she’s sure to feel straight out of a Disney movie!

When thinking about flower girl dresses, choose something that will compliment your own wedding dress, style and theme. One of this year’s most popular styles is dresses with tulle skirts. You can personalize it by incorporating accent colors from your wedding color palette, florals, sequins, sashes, and more.

Check out these photos below for some inspiration:

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A sparkly and cozy Brooklyn wedding by Martina Micko Photo

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Time for another gorgeous wedding to share with all you lovely brides and wedding lovers this Monday! I’m all about gorgeous, and this couple really did it perfectly — with glam gold touches and a laid back ceremony, their DIY day featured fun pinatas, tons of twinkly lights, and an adorable couple — Rachel and Evan — who make the sweetest match! Read on to see more of their beautiful day photographed by Martina Micko, and to hear what the bride and groom have to say about their special day!
From the Bride & Groom:
What words would you use to describe your wedding? I’d call it sparkly and cozy
Wedding colors? We didn’t really pick colors, but Evan is a huge fan of black so pretty much everything was black and white, with a little bit of gold. Other than that, really the only planned color was the red in Rachel’s bouquet
Tell us a bit about your love story! We met in a running group in 2010 and had some of our first “dates” during 20 mile training runs. Since then, we’ve bonded over music, bad puns, our two dumb cats, and falling in love with each others friends and families. We only decided to make it official in November after Rachel accepted a job in Los Angeles. We knew we wanted to get married in Brooklyn before we go, but Rachel’s brother (a naval officer) is going overseas in February so we had to move fast. Neither of us had ever really thought about what kind of wedding we wanted, so it was a three month sprint starting from scratch.

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Wedding advice: 4 important tips for invitation planning and etiquette

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I need to put a disclaimer on this post before I lead anyone astray. I am, by no means, the Martha Stewart of wedding invitations. As I reviewed her tips, I was a little overwhelmed with all the must dos.

Some of my wonderings about the great lengths of invitation etiquette included:

A) Is it necessary to distinguish between a Miss and a Ms. for an adult? Will we cause some sort of Bridget Jones style ice cream eating breakdown when a friend gets our invitation and resigns herself to a life of cat lady Ms.-ness?

B) How do I know which of my far away relatives should have the title of Dr.? Does Love Doctor count?

I get it. Niceities shouldn’t be totally abandoned. This may be more practical invitation guidance though.

As a double-ceremony bride (Hindu for my fiancé and his family, Christian for me and my crew), the invitation process of 2 invites, like Extra Sugar Free Gum, doubled the fun. Our Indian invites kept the beauty and tradition of the Hindu wedding whereas we chose our American invites to reflect our panache.

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Here are a few tidbits I learned along the way.

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