Choosing My Accessories: Shoes

I have a confession to make: I bought my wedding shoes before I even got engaged. Growing up, I dreamed of wearing a Badgley Mischka wedding dress when I got married. Mark Badgley and James Mischka design flawless gowns; I love seeing their new designs each year on the red carpet! After glancing at their prices, however, I quickly realized there was no way I could ever afford them. Like, ever. Still, instead of giving up entirely, I decided to incorporate Badgley Mischka into my wedding day another way: shoes. As soon as I saw the Randee heel, it was love at first sight.


Image via My Glass Slipper

While the amount of shoes in my closet rivals Carrie Bradshaw, I unfortunately don’t have her budget. I spent months scouring different websites, trying to find Randee in my size, in white, on sale. One blessed day, Piperlime answered my prayers. I did a double take when I saw they were selling a pair of Randees for $50. Fifty. dollars. I placed the order faster than you can say, “Oh my God, shoes.” A week later, they arrived. I delicately took them out of their box and had Mr. Wellies help me put them on, like Cinderella. Seeing them on my feet, I started blubbering, “I have Badgley Mischkas!” Recalling my high-pitched shrieking when I first found them on sale, Mr. Wellies knew how momentous this occasion was.

Sadly, getting married in February means I will only wear my Randees indoors. The silver lining? I found boots I can wear outside:


Image via Welly Warehouse

Purple wellies! I was more than happy to splurge on these babies, because they suit my Weddingbee moniker perfectly. I’m so excited to include the ‘Bee this way!

Are you wearing more than one pair of shoes on your wedding day?


Miss Wellies

Wedding Date:
February 2014
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    meggiemae14 118 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:42 am

    Those shoes are beautiful and holy crap 50 dollars?!?! And those Wellies are perfect I think you should add the bow and flower just like your moniker!

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    missgoldfish 454 posts, Helper bee @ 11:53 am

    Those boots look exactly like your moniker! Too perfect!

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    veggie_rachel 575 posts, Busy bee @ 12:05 pm

    Cute! My wedding shoes are Badgley Mischka too!

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    jessc4343 219 posts, Helper bee @ 12:09 pm

    (one of my favorite youtube videos) shooz.

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    Saramina329 173 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:22 pm

    HAHA love the boots!!! perfect. I too had chosen Badgley Mischka shoes before I was engaged. I couldn’t find the shoes I wanted in my size, popular size 7.5 and under the right budget. I stumbled upon BM Lucie in ebay for $30 or so dollars. I had to bet on them and I won at $60ish. With shipping it was about $80 but I just wanted them and I won the battle!!! However, They were incredibly high and not very comfortable and impractical for the wedding locale, in the end, I ended using some $20 pair of shoes I found later. I plan on wearing the BMs’ during our special occasions though.

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:43 pm

    I love those BM`s and the wellies really look just like your moniker! Will you be cold in a short dress in february?

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:46 pm

    @MissGoldFish: I know! I can’t wait to wear them! 😀
    @veggie_rachel: *high fives* What style are you wearing?
    @jessc4343: Definitely one of the best videos ever! :)
    @Saramina329: I love Lucie! 😉 I’m sorry the heels ended up being impractical for your wedding. I’m a little nervous about climbing stairs in mine!
    @Mrs. Waterfall: Probably, ha ha! I’m debating if I should wear tights or not. Still, we’ll only be outside for photos (weather permitting).

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:52 pm

    ahhhh Those purple wellies are PERFECT! You should attach little pink and white bows to the sides to make them identical to your moniker.

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    mill 335 posts, Helper bee @ 1:14 pm

    I love the wellies! Too cute!
    I’m also wearing a pair of badgley mischka’s I found before getting engaged! Although, I held off on buying them until after, which worked to my benefit because they were on sale everywhere!
    I can’t believe you got yours for $50! That’s awesome!
    I got the Anita and I sometimes take them out to stare lovingly at them. *sigh*

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    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 1:47 pm

    @Mrs. Treasure: +1

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:53 pm

    I looove the Badgleys I wore to our wedding. So so so so pretty! And your Wellies are just adorable :)

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    dancingriss 305 posts, Helper bee @ 2:56 pm

    I bought new cowboy boots days before bridal portraits, and decided to throw them into the mix. I’m debating wearing them for the ceremony now (aisle is grass) and then switching to heels for the reception.

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    steene222 97 posts, Worker bee @ 3:17 pm

    OMG – I litterally just squealed a little (thank goodness I work in an office alone or else i would have caused a scene.) . How Perfect are those wellies! I totally second putting the the matching bows on. Cant wait to see your recap photos from the day!!

    Even the Badgley Mischka are soo pretty. Snaps to you for being able to walk in those. I would be like a baby girafe learning to walk for the first time in them. :)

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    Samantha, Guest @ 3:26 pm

    I got the Badgley Mischka Lacie shoes in blue nile!! Yay! My friend said they look like princess shoes :)

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:34 pm

    @Mrs. Treasure & @Miss Bicycle: I’m definitely considering it! 😀
    @Mill: The Anita pumps are beautiful! I love the detail above the peep toe! :)
    @Mrs. Wallaby: I remember loving the BMs in your recap post! :)

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:38 pm

    @dancingriss: I think that’s a great compromise! :) If you wear heels all day, your feet may get tired more quickly.
    @steene222: I had a similar reaction to the wellies, ha ha! 😉 While I’ll be able to walk in the heels, I might not be able to climb the stairs to our ceremony! 😛
    @Samantha: I love them in blue! They’re definitely princess shoes. :)

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    mscamera 300 posts, Helper bee @ 4:26 pm

    hold. the. phone.

    Was this like a Piperlime one day super sale!?!? I am obsessed with those shoes but only found them priced like $100 on sale!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:58 pm

    What a great deal! And, the wellies are just perfect!

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:28 pm

    @Miss Camera: I think it was a clearance sale.
    @Mrs. Pony: I’m so excited to have found them both! :)

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:02 pm

    @Meggiemae14: Best sale of all time! :) Adding the bow and flower is definitely a possibility!

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    rucksack 518 posts, Busy bee @ 7:51 am

    Yay purple wellies!

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:59 am

    @Mrs. Rucksack: 😀 I was very excited to find them!

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    cosmo_gmr 488 posts, Helper bee @ 11:49 am

    OMG! I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this post!

    I’m absolutely in love with your shoes! OMG, I dream of owning a paid or Badgley Mischka’s one day.

    But I have to say that the wellies are to die for! You need to add the bow and the flower from your icon! LOL

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:57 am

    @cosmo_gmr: I’m in love with them, too! 😉

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