Post # 1
So I have been looking at dresses for a few months now and we have finally settled on one. No matter how many dresses we look at I always go back to the same dress.
I have never been one of those traditional brides….infact I have always told my mother I would go to the courthouse but the FH refuses to get married there. He is more traditional. So with that said we and by we I mean my mother and I decided on a non-traditional dress color. Everybody knows you are suppose to get married in white or ivory for your first wedding but I want a champagne color dress. My sister and I have went round for round on this…she repeats over and over “your suppose to get married in white on your first marriage and champagne for your second marriage!” My response was, “well sista I aint getting married again! Only one wedding for me!”
So here is the problem: I bought these blue glittery shoes!
I wanted something blue for my wedding and I wanted sparkle….
Do you fellow Bee’s think these shoes would look good with a champagne color dress?
I have not recieved my dress yet so I havent been able to put it all together but I keep worring that they will not look good together!
Any imput or sugguestions would greatly be appreciated!
Post # 3
I think those shoes would go great with a champagne colored dress. I think that they are adorable shoes and will really pop in the pictures. Where did you get them?
Post # 4
Thanks for the reply. I was gonna diy some but I couldnt find the right shoe to sparkle it. I actually found these on ebay. The company the shoe is made by is highlights. I only paid .99 for the shoes and 6.00 to ship them…..way way cheaper then making them myself! Plus they are the right color…..I asked the FH which blue I should use when doing it myself and he picked out Aqua color. Plus most craft stores have the big thing of glitter and was gonna be like $5 for the glitter even with a coupon I still would be paying more to make them then this bargin find on ebay!
BTW the easiest way to make sparkle shoes on your own is to buy the glitter and decoupage (get the crystal clear finish this will dry super shinny and clear). Just add a little glitter to the decoupage (dont over load the glitter in the decoupage because you will not be able to spread it….leave it somewhat soupy or wet looking) and use a paint brush to spread it on. Do thin layers and let it dry….that way you can see where you want more glitter. This will work great on faux leather or real leather shoes. Some people paint the shoe first with acrylic paints to make the glitter really pop. They use the same color as the glitter….that way if you happen to miss a spot with glitter you cant tell unless you are close up looking at them! After you have all the glitter placed where you want it and the sparkle is to your satisfaction….do one last coat of decoupage (only use the decoupage!) ….this will seal everything in for you!Plus the benefits of using decoupage instead of the child methood (glue and glitter) is that the glitter will not fall off everywhere that you walk….plus you will not get any glitter on your dress!
But a warning my fellow bee: This version of sparkling will hold up to normal wear and tare….it is not advised to wear the shoes in wet conditions. (like a rainy wedding day!)