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I’m not gonna lie.  I used to wear heels all of the time. ALL of the time.  I owned (and still do) a ton of high heels.  I thought it was important for my internships during college, because I was a business major, to have some professional (but fun and funky) shoes.  However, when I graduated college, I started a job with an international advertising agency, where the dress code was pretty casual.  As in, I wore jeans and flip flops in the summer, with a cute top.  In the winter I wore flats.

Enter Job #2.  I started this job back in October of last year – this time at a web site development and creative agency.  Again, dress code was still pretty casual, except when at client meetings. This pretty much led to a decline in my desire to wear heels.  The problem?  My shoes for the wedding are adorable (and hot) Kate Spades.  So, I reaffirmed my love affair with heels, and actually have been wearing them a lot more often (go me).  But, before I bought the Kate Spades, I seriously thought I’d be a ballet flat bride or a two shoe bride (heels for ceremony, flats for reception).

The moral?  Not every bride wants to wear heels.  There are plenty of ladies out there who would rather find an adorable pair of ballet flats so they are comfortable all day long.  I don’t blame them at all.  So, of course, I love when I find a great pair of shoes (of any kind) that I can share for inspiration.  Now, if I only I could tell you who the designer is.

Image courtesy of Hoffer Photography


  1. Totally agree. I am on the search for some cute bejewelled flats for dancing because I am never going to make it through the evening wearing the shoes I intend to wear for the ceremony. I’m small, he’s tall. I’m not going to convince anyone otherwise. Bring on the flats!

  2. These are super cute!! I wear heels occasionally, but at 5’10 i tend to wobble and fall over. Clearly not very coordinated. I love the look of heels but I’ll definitely be a flats girl for my wedding!

  3. Lauren
    5:51 pm on January 10th, 2010

    Have you heard anything about those blue heels I sent you an email about? :o)

  4. Heels all the way! I wore my 3 1/2″ heels all day and night–and the employees at the country club told me I was the only bride they’d ever seen actually keep her shoes on all night.

  5. My latest post features those same shoes in silver! My bride got them off of Zappos…the designer’s name is currently escaping me but I’m sure you could find them over there!


  6. Landlocked Bride
    8:43 am on January 11th, 2010

    @Anna and Beth I don’t blame you!

    @Lauren Sent you an email last night!

    @Jennelle I plan on wearing mine the entire night, too!

    @Beth Berry I’ll have to check out your posts so I can share with the readers!

  7. Oh my gosh. I had super high heels for my wedding. I ended up taking them off mid-ceremony!

  8. Landlocked Bride
    12:59 pm on January 11th, 2010

    @Very Married You poor thing! Hopefully you had more comfortable shoes for the reception!

  9. I am die-hard heel wearer and plan on wearing them on my wedding day. Usually my motto is the higher the better, but my dress was a sample, so I can only go so tall.

  10. Meghan
    10:36 am on January 12th, 2010

    Those are my shoes! 🙂 They are Romantic Soles and I got them from Zappos. Awesome shoe-shot by Hoffer Photography, by the way!

  11. Those red shoes are so cute. I wish I wore flats – my feet were dying by the end of the night