Pretty Little Wedding Shoes

Hive, let’s talk about wedding shoes! My shoe collection is definitely not of Carrie Bradshaw proportions, but nonetheless, I do love me some shoes. I wear heels most days to work, and I like to play dress-up when Mr. Wallaby and I go out and wear some nice heels that don’t get much mileage in my conservative workplace. So wearing heels to the wedding—at least during the ceremony—is a given.

When it comes to shoes, I’m not too picky about the designer. I will happily wear a cute pair of $20 wedges from Target. But when I started looking at wedding blogs, I became crazy about one pretty little pair of shoes: Badgley Mischka’s Randall heels.


Look at those pretties! / Photos by Ever Whim Photographs / Image via Ruffled Blog

However, those heels cost way more than I have ever spent on shoes, and I felt uncomfortable taking up so much of the budget to buy a fancy pair of shoes. So I started stalking eBay,, and Recycled Bride until a pair of Randalls became available in my size. They were silver, which matches the beading on my dress, and they had only been worn once—by another bride, no less. The best part was the price: less than half the cost of buying the same shoes new. So I bit the bullet and ordered the shoes, and a week later these arrived on my doorstep:


Personal photo

I love that I’m able to recycle something from another bride, and I may resell them myself after the wedding! I’m a little worried about dancing in the heels, though—Mr. W and I act like goofballs on the dance floor and I don’t want to be stepping on his toes. I developed a crush on a certain pair of flats to wear for the reception:


Vera Wang’s Lavender Luna Jeweled Ballerina Flat / Photo by Blueberry Photography / Image via Style Me Pretty

Again, those shoes were way out of my price range. But, the story has a happy ending—I found a pair of flats from DSW that look just like Vera Wang’s pretty shoes for a fraction of the cost!


Adrienne Vittadini Ashley flats in silver / Personal photo


Adrienne Vittadini Ashley flats in silver / Personal photo

I can’t wait to wear those flats on our honeymoon—and as soon as we return to real life too. The hard part is resisting the urge to wear them between now and the wedding.

Did you splurge on your wedding shoes or did you hunt for a bargain?


Mrs. Wallaby

Wedding Date:
November 2012
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  1. Member
    vintagefair 751 posts, Busy bee @ 6:23 am

    I would splurge if i could find a pair that would fit! Curses to my wide feet :/ BUT i LOVE the heels that you bought! SOOO pretty :)

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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:52 am

    Adrienne Vittadini made my royal blue wedding flats too. I love your flats too! I love how all of Adrienne Vittadini’s flats have sparkly and are just flat out FUN! I can’t wait to wear mine again

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:54 am

    I wore flats at our reception. You’ll be SO thankful to have them.

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    njmeetsbx 1668 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:25 am

    I wore the randalls and let me tell you, they are beautiful but uncomfortable and I wear high high heels everyday. I too had a pair of dancing flats and thank goodness!

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    Jessica, Guest @ 8:44 am

    The randalls are dreamy! I wore them in blue and adored how they photographed and looked! The added height was much appreciated too :) The flats are adorable and will be much needed for dancing, those heels are definitely too high after awhile…Congrats on your find!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:41 am

    oooh those DSWs are good…i may steal this idea…

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