- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Tell me what you all think… I posted this to my blog in hopes that someone can help, but you ladies could probably of more help! Here is my post….
Before you tell me “No way you are crazy!” hear me out. First, I have always wanted pink shoes under my wedding gown. I love pink and I hate white shoes, so sue me. At the wedding we want to pay tribute to our grandfathers who aren’t with us anymore, through pictures and other ways we can think of. I always wished I had gotten to know my grandfather better and I miss him a lot- and of course I wish he could be there on my wedding day… and I think I have found a way he can be.
When I was in first or second grade I got my first pair of penny loafers. I remember the day clearly that my grandfather gave me the pennies for my loafers- we were out on the porch at my grandparents house and I was about to go home with my mom when my grandfather put the pennies in my shoes. My grandfather died about a year or so later, and I outgrew my loafers. I took the pennies and put them in a ziploc bag and kept them in my drawer like they were a treasure. And I still have them to this day. So, I was thinking I might wear penny loafers under my gown with his pennies in them. I didn’t want boring old penny loafers so I found these by Marc Jacobs…
And they are on sale. I also just learned that the common phrase about something old, something new has another phrase at the end of it…
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
A sixpence was a silver coin in Britain that was the equivalent of six pennies, but they stopped making them in 1967. So apparently many people will use a nickel, dime or penny in their shoe to honor the poem. So not only would I be completing the last line of the saying, but I would know that my grandfather is with me all day on our wedding day.
I always wanted pink heels but I am worried that the unleveled ground we will be standing on and the fact that I will be getting in and out of a boat maybe heels aren’t such a great idea. What do you think? Is it a strange idea to wear pink loafers under my dress? Should I go the girly route with some cutesy sandals instead?
SO here is what I am thinking- I love sandals… are there pink sandals out there that can hold my beloved pennies in them? Has anyone seen a sandal with maybe a slit in them that could hold it- preferably a peep toe?
And if I did go the loafer root I don’t know how to deal with hot, sweaty feet in June… and will I regret not going with the girlie heels or sandals? I love shoes, but I love having the memory of my grandfather with me all day.