A Spring '09 bride recently emailed to ask my thoughts on brightly colored wedding shoes. The mother of the bride is concerned that the bride will look back on the decision to wear bright orange heels and wonder "WHY? What was I thinking?" And yet the bride's playful side really wants that kick. I actually think the biggest concern is whether or not the shoes will take away from the dress. But honestly, are the shoes that visible unless the bride goes out of her way to show them? No. Most gowns are floor length. In terms of the shoes looking dated in 20 years, I am seeing this trend enough that I wonder if it won't become something of a norm. And if it doesn't, who cares as long as the bride really loves them? After all, what is the fun in old pictures if everything is flawlessly timeless? When children are making fun of those shoes down the road, mom can smile and think of how she felt on that day- playful, joyous, and YOUNG!
PS- If bright is too much a pale satin is always pretty.