One of my bridesmaids had a thing on her personal blog for a while where she would pick a shoe that reminded her of a specific friend and explain why the shoe was representative of the friend. I always thought this was a neat idea.
Since I’ve spent a goodly amount of time looking at shoes in order to put together what I’d like to look like on our wedding day*, it has given me ample opportunity to find shoes that remind me of my bridesmaids.
So, without further ado, introducing the bridal party with shoes!
Maid Of Honor Tart has been my friend since I was five years old. I was originally better friends with her older sister (Tart is two years younger than I am), but over the years I grew closer and closer to Tart. Tart understands me better than most people and has been there for me through thick and thin. She’s practical but fun and (like this all around adorable shoe) is great to have in many different situations. This shoe especially reminds me of her because her favorite color is pink.
Bridesmaid Fro-Yo has been my friend since high school. We originally met in middle school but were too busy being in competition with each other to realize that we were pretty awesome friends. Since high school we’ve supported each other through some pretty heavy craziness. We laughed together, cried together, and managed to come out on the other side of the high school drama as close friends. I don’t always see Fro-Yo as often as I’d like since we’re both super busy, but she is a beautiful person. These shoes at first glance may seem quiet, but on closer look you realize that they just scream classy fun. They’re great with jeans or a skirt or dress. They’re versatile and might just become some of your favorites, just like BM Fro-Yo
Bridesmaid Apple Pie and I are similar in many ways, which is funny because Sparky is pretty similar to Apple Pie’s husband, Waffle. Then again, Sparky and Apple Pie are similar in ways that Waffle and I are similar. We’re a pretty solid double couple. The thing that drew me to Apple Pie first was that she was bubbly, outgoing, and fun. Oh yeah, her abilities to cook crazy-delicious food and to appreciate wine were pretty good compatibility assurances, too. These shoes remind me of Apple Pie because they are sky high (Apple Pie doesn’t wear any heels under three inches) but are approachable. They suggest both a fun night on the town and an equally fun evening in playing board games.
Bridesmaid Hot Buns was actually the first person I identified shoes for. Like these shoes, BM Hot Buns is classy with a clear sparkle of vintage glam. Hot Buns and Apple Pie are friends of long standing (they grew up together), and I feel very lucky to have befriended both of them. Hot Buns is pretty amazing at most things she does; in particular I think of her craftiness and her baking (she’s a friendor, remember!). When I look at these shoes, I think about getting dressed up and going out for a fancy dinner and a night on the town. That being said, I think they’d be equally great with jeans, heading out to a movie with friends. Hot Buns is like that, too. She’s just fun to be around!
All in all, I love these ladies. They have had such an impact on my life and have helped me become the person I am today. I’m thankful they’ve been there to support me over the years and so excited that they’ll be there on the day I marry Sparky.
BM Apple Pie, MOH Tart, me, BM Hot Buns, BM Fro-Yo
How did you choose your bridal party?
*I should be honest here and say that I spend a ridiculous amount of time looking at shoes online because I like it—not just because I’m looking for anything in particular.
- Seattle, WA
- Researcher, Counselor, Student
- Wedding Date:
- September 2013
- Sodo Park