We interrupt this regularly scheduled programming to bring you BREAKING NEWS.
Until now, my postings have exhibited the true-to-Capricorn-ish nature under which I normally operate. So far, I’ve tried to tell you about things in a fairly logical order”“how we chose to do a DW, how we picked our resort, blahblahBLAH”“but stop the presses! Because there’s a SHOE DRAMA to report!!
For those non-Caps out there, let’s here’s a crash course in our astrological attributes: Practical. (check) Disciplined. (check) Methodical. (check)
But oh, there are so many other traits that I’m supposed to exhibit which, for me, are promptly thrown out the window when SHOES are involved: Prudent. (um”¦)- Cautious. (er”¦) Responsible. (ahem”¦) Traditional. (d’oh!!!)
Normally this compulsion is manageable. However, just like with so many other things, the situation has escalated to epic proportions because it’s wedding-related. I hope there are a lot of shoe experts out there ’cause this Bee needs some advice.
I’ll try to keep the background story quick and snappy so we can cut to the chase (oh, fine. Who are we kidding? This will be a story told in several parts).
Would you believe, I didn’t even start thinking about what shoes to wear on our wedding day until the day the store where I bought my dress called me to tell me it finally came in.
My first reaction was: EEEK! YAY!! MY DRESS IS IN, CAN’T WAIT TO GO PUT IT ON!!!
My second reaction was: Hmmm, now I have to get it altered but I’ll put that off for a bit so I won’t accidentally dump a big steaming mug of coffee on it one day when Mr SB is out of town and I take the opportunity to put on the dress and prance around for a few hours.
And my third reaction was: Wait a second, I can’t even think about alterations until I get the proper things that I’ll be wearing with the dress, that is, the right bra”¦ AND THE PERFECT SHOES!
So that was FOUR months ago. And I’m still looking for shoes. Kind of.
So what kind of shoes does a girl having a destination wedding look for?
Well, the first thing you need to know is: I love purple.
No wait, I don’t just love purple. I looooooove purple. Luuurv purple. Lust over it. Everyone that knows me, knows this. To the point where if my wedding were a Jeopardy game (gawd I love that show) and Alex Trebek said to the contestants, “This is Miss SB’s trademark, her wedding color, and the thing that makes her happy like only Mr SB can,” (uh”¦ What? Did I just say that?), they would not even skip a beat: “What is purple?”
Other BBMs (Bees Before Me) have done an amazing job telling you all about the latest wedding shoe trends so it will probably not come as any news to you that a considerable number of brides these days are throwing tradition to the wind and going with a colored wedding shoe. (For examples, see Miss Pomegranate, Miss Hydrangea, Mrs. Toucan and Mrs. Raspberry, to name a few.)
So I think you see where I am going with this”¦ put two and two together, and you have my wedding shoes.
Or rather, you have my wedding shoe conundrum.
Because did you know? Beautiful wedding shoes that are purple are terribly, terribly hard to find”¦
(to be continued)