Friday, July 29, 2011

Fully engaged: Hot new trends in military weddings

There’s no mistaking it: Love is in the air.

A decade of war has taken a heavy toll on military marriages, but it’s done nothing to dampen the steady ringing of wedding bells signaling ever more couples ready to give love a chance.

Just like William and Kate.

Standing beside his beaming princess bride, the prince’s crisp red-and-black Irish Guards uniform has put military matrimony — thick with pomp and circumstance — firmly in vogue this year, wedding watchers say.

“Military weddings are, for the most part, still steeped in a lot of tradition, but you will also see a lot of the same trends running through them that we’re seeing in other weddings right now,” says Kristin Koch, senior editor of

But these days it’s the real-life fairy tale across the Atlantic fueling much of the inspiration, Koch says.

“In the royal wedding, you had what was essentially a very fancy military wedding. So, right now we’re seeing a huge focus on bigger, more elaborate weddings.”

And while there has been a trend away from eloping among civilians, Koch expects the fast-break wedding to remain a staple among military couples.

What has changed is that it’s become far more accepted in the mainstream.


“For military couples, especially if one of them is getting ready to deploy, it’s definitely more common and popular for them to elope or have a local civil ceremony and then come back and have a big reception six months or a year — or even several years — later,” Koch says.

That’s the plan for Navy Airman Apprentice Dallas Griffee and his new bride, Alicia. After meeting through the online dating service, it was only a matter of weeks before they were talking marriage.

“Everything was pretty quick,” Alicia says. “We met at the end of July, started dating by August, and he proposed on Nov. 27.”

With Dallas assigned to the Bremerton, Wash.-based aircraft carrier John C. Stennis and a long Western Pacific deployment into troubled waters looming this summer, the couple didn’t want to wait on getting hitched but knew they didn’t have the time — or the money — to pull off the wedding Alicia had always dreamed of.

“We didn’t want to just be ‘a couple’ while he was deployed. Especially if anything ever happened to him or he needed me to do something on base. You can’t do that when you’re just the girlfriend or fiancee,” Alicia says.

So they decided to have their wedding cake and eat it, too, by getting married now and later.

“Honestly, we just didn’t want to wait, but I made him absolutely promise a full-on wedding when he gets back from deployment,” Alicia says.

So on April 21, with Dallas in his Navy service uniform and Alicia wearing a nautical-themed blue pinup-style halter-top dress with a little red anchor above the hem, they appeared before a Kitsap County, Wash., judge and made their vows.

The couple now lives with Alicia’s parents. But with the Stennis in the midst of workups, Dallas is already gone more often than not.

“We’ve been married for 10 months, and we’ve been [apart] for five of them,” Alicia says.

Their plan is to save all of Dallas’ paychecks while he’s away. That should give them the $5,000 they’re budgeting for their “real wedding.”

“We’re going to do the whole thing — the ceremony and a big reception — like we never got married in the first place,” Alicia says.

And they hope to do so on their real wedding anniversary, but Alicia says she’s already learning the hard way about real life as a Navy wife as she tries to plan wedding No. 2.

Rumors are spreading that the carrier’s seven-month deployment could be extended, passing her wedding date by.

“I’ve always been a big planner. I like to plan everything. But now I’m not sure if I should plan anything,” she says.

So she’s moving forward cautiously, only talking with vendors who have generous cancellation or delay polices.

“If we have to keep putting it off, we will,” she says. But there is sadness in her voice. After a pause, she adds, “I’m not sure I’d even want to do it anymore if we end up five or 10 years down the road still trying figure this out.”

Serial weddings

Army Sgt. Adam Small and wife Sarah get married every year.

“It’s just a fun thing we like to do every year on our anniversary — or as close as we can get to it,” Sarah says. “They’re not full-blown weddings with presents and cake everything; it’s more of a renewal of vows.”

Of course, she does like to wear a fancy new dress each time she walks down the aisle. But it helps when you get them for free.

“I do some bridal show modeling, and after they’re done, the designers usually let me keep the dresses,” Sarah says.

Although perks like that make it easier, repeat weddings are becoming more and more common.

“We’re seeing a lot of couples renewing their vows earlier and earlier. It’s not uncommon for people to have ceremonies again after only five years or even less,” says Seattle-area wedding planner Mary Wiese. “A lot of times there’s a bigger and better ring, or it becomes more of a destination thing.”

Save the date(s)

Wiese understands Alicia’s Griffee’s scheduling frustrations all too well. Wiese owns a wedding-gown consignment boutique in Silverdale, Wash., near the Stennis’ home port, and as the wars have wound on, she’s seen plenty of plans fall through.

She’s working with one bride who’s flirting with disaster right now, trying to plan a wedding aboard Stennis in just a few months’ time.

The bride can’t set a specific date because of the ship’s training schedule.

“So she’s planning it all within a three-day window,” Wiese says.

Wiese’s daughter Laura was already a certified wedding planner when she met Mr. Right, a Marine, about four years ago.

“We had put together a beautiful wedding, and then the Marine Corps decided he had to go to California early for training,” Wiese says.

With only a few months to come up with a new plan, the mother-daughter wedding-planning duo enlisted the help of The Mouse.

“We ended up having the wedding at Disneyland because basically they can do everything for you,” Wiese says.

It was close enough that he could break away from training. Plus, with everyone traveling in, a self-contained destination such as Disney can keep expenses down.

“It’s close to the airport. People don’t need to rent cars,” Wiese says. “Everything is right there.”

In her 2008 book “The Military Wedding,” Vanessa L. Baldwin, a retired Air Force officer who now works as a wedding consultant in northern Virginia, recommends that military couples consider wedding insurance to protect against last-minute changes.

“At the very least, military families should make sure their vendors have a military clause in their contracts so that if someone gets deployed and they have to cancel or move the date, that they’re not on the hook for it,” Koch says.

Today’s top trends

The hottest things going in weddings:

• Trash the dress:

It’s every formal bride’s dilemma: What becomes of the dress? For those not interested in lugging it from one assignment to the next, picture this: Go swimming or hiking or play paintball in it while a pro photographer makes high-fashion art out of all of the fun.

You don’t literally have to “trash” the garment — the point is to get great images. Army Sgt. Adam Small and wife Sarah tested out the trend at a greater Seattle airsoft range and kept the dress intact.

• Themes: Ceremonies and receptions with vintage, 1920s-era decorations and music. Others evoke the passion of “Black Swan” with late-night, candlelit ceremonies, while Katy Perry’s recent wedding in India has curried flavors from the subcontinent.

• Recycled: Green weddings are on the rise. Many designers now offer gowns made with recyclable materials, and vendors are offering environmentally friendly options for everything from food to photography.

• ‘I tattoo you’: Marriages are supposed to last a lifetime. What better way to express that commitment than with permanent ink? Some couples are exchanging tattooed wedding bands. Others are scripting wedding vows onto their bodies and even tattooed imprints of each other’s kiss.

By Jon R. Anderson - Staff writer
AirForceTimes: A Gannett Company

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stacy & Bob's handmade bluegrass talent show wedding

Real Weddings: Midwest US By Offbeat Intern on July 06, 2011

Photos by Photographer

The offbeat bride: Stacy, actor, arty/crafty goddess, and office drone

Her offbeat partner: Bob, musician and farm equipment service manager

Location & date of wedding: Hidden Hill Nursery and Sculpture Garden, Utica, Indiana — September 25

We wanted it to be casual, musical, and fun. It was going to be a crafting test for my mad crafting skills, as well as for handmade touches by family and friends.

We are over 40 (well, I am anyway) and Bob has been married before, so we didn't want a wedding party or many of the other typical wedding traditions. Instead, Bob's daughter served as our lone wedding party member as Maid of Honor, ring bearer, and vow book holder.

We walked ourselves to the wedding stage that had been built by both of our dads and decorated by moms, friends, and cousins. Everyone walked in behind us. In place of a wedding party, our closest friends and family were "VIPs" and wore ribbon corsage award pins made by me.

We wrote our own vows, had a special moment with the daughter of the groom, and gave her a necklace made by an aunt.

Bob and I had actually gone to high school together and dated briefly back then. We reconnected as adults on Facebook and we knew it felt right. We had love notes from high school and present day hanging in the trees.

We had barbecue from Famous Dave's with pie and cookies instead of a wedding cake. And we were serious about not doing a traditional reception. We had a really great bluegrass band called Relic to start out the entertainment. Then we had an open mic night and talent show. The plan was to have a variety of music mixes at the ready on the iPod but we had so many amazing performances and special toasts that we barely got to play any of them!

We set up a homemade photo booth with mustaches and lips-on-sticks. There was also cornhole bean bag games and a golf "closest to the pin" competition. The two of us performed some musical numbers as well.

Tell us about the ceremony: I really loved when our officiant said:

"Real love is not total absorption into each other; it is looking outward in the same direction together. Love makes burdens lighter because you divide them. It makes joys more intense because you share them. It makes you stronger, so you can be involved with life in ways you dare not risk alone. It should never be said of either of you that you show more concern for a friend than you do for each other. More kindness, gentleness, and concern needs to be shown in the privacy of your own home than anywhere else. Indeed, your home should be a haven from all the confusion and craziness the world will create."

Then he asked the guests:

"And to all of you witnessing the vows they are about to make, will you do all in your power to support these two persons in marriage?" Witnesses: "We will."

Our biggest challenge: Doing everything ourselves was a challenge. The morning of the wedding was overwhelming having to get up super early to put everything together ourselves. There were plenty of people there to help us with our vision, but vocalizing what we needed done was a challenge. Finally when it seemed our vision was coming into focus, we left instructions with family and friends for remaining to-dos and went to have massages and get ready. THAT did the trick!

My favorite moment: It was great to just hang out with everyone before the ceremony. Everyone was involved with the wedding from planning and setup to ceremony and reception. And everyone was special, not just a wedding party. Our officiant was a friend of mine from college. Having it at a family location made it feel comfortable and the barbecue and pies were a hit!

Reading our own vows and having a special moment with Bob's daughter was super special and tear-inducing. Hidden Hill provided an abundance of photo opportunities and things to do for everyone.

Lastly, all the Maker's Mark was a gift from Bill Samuels, Jr. (the owner of Maker's Mark), who is a friend of Bob's uncle. That went over really well. And it was special because our first adult date was a visit to the Maker's Mark Distillery.

My funniest moment: We had the officiant say: "If anyone here thinks that these two should not be married, they really don't care." It really lightened the mood and set the tone for the day.

Then for our talent show, we had a steampunk duo called White City Rippers who performed with a theremin and an accordion. It was a head-scratching hoot!

My advice for offbeat brides: Be ready to give up on some ideas that you don't really need or for which you don't have time or money. For example, we really had a vision of having mismatched vintage plates and things for all the tables. Then it became just for the head table. Then we realized that since we weren't having it at a reception hall or having a catering service, we'd have to clean up all the dishes. In the end, we had nice scalloped-edged plastic plates.

What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding? Having the love and help of family and friends was what made it the most remarkable and memorable. There are certain things that you dwell on the day of the wedding, but just let it go and enjoy the moment and the day.

Care to share a few vendor/shopping links?

•Vintage fabric banners: Etsy seller Jumpupanddown
•Design your own buttons: Etsy seller Marajane01
•Awesome pies: Williams Bakery (812) 284-2867
•Barbecue: Famous Dave's
•Jam labels: Etsy seller Gersoncurse
•Bands: Relic Bluegrass Band and The White City Rippers
•Groom's outfit: Gentlemen's Emporium
•Bride's dress and petticoat: Audey
•Custom Rings: Etsy seller AdziasJewelryAtelier

Monday, July 25, 2011

Celebrity Wedding News

Many people believe in love at first sight. There are in fact a lot of couples who have been victims of this, only to separate after five or six years. Celebrities prove to be the perfect example when it comes to this. This is also the reason why the news never runs out of news about celebrity wedding, celebrity hook-ups and break-ups, because they sell well. Will Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed share the same fate?

In the Spring a Young Man’s Fancy

Barely three months after meeting, Paul McDonald decided to propose to girlfriend Nikki Reed, 23. From simply being an item, the pair went on to prove that they are in love and want to spend the rest of their lives together. They hit it off right away after they met in April of this year and their parents seem to approve of their planned union, which their fans would call a celebrity wedding made in heaven.

Nikki Reed is known for her Twilight Saga stint as Rosalie Hale, while Paul McDonald was a contender in the reality-TV show American Idol Season 10. To think, the young couple’s worlds were not so much apart being in the same line, but no one thought they would end up in each other’s arms…that fast.

The Saga Begins

The two met during the opening of the movie Red Riding Hood. Since then, they started dating. After over two months, McDonald proposed with a $30,000 engagement ring. At first, it was only a rumor until Reed was seen flashing the engagement ring with her hubby-to-be at the MTV Movie Awards’ red carpet.

The relationship has been a whirlwind, but Reed’s family, especially her father ,does not show any worries. As Reed puts it, her fiancĂ© is a really good man who comes from a good family and she has never met anyone like him before.

Love at First Sight for McDonald and Reed

Wedding in the Works

The press insists that McDonald and Reed are rushing into marriage and blame the whole thing on love at first sight. Whatever happens though, the two stars are not affected and have no plans of calling off the wedding. The wedding details remain undisclosed as they have not started yet. The wedding gown’s designer, the cake, guests, and the exact date have not been decided on yet, so people will have to wait until the announcements are made.

Can we expect another one of those huge celebrity weddings? The couple is proud to announce their engagement, but they seem to prefer keeping a low-profile when it comes to the wedding plans. Let us wait and see.


Despite a lack of an exact wedding date, registry papers for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries wedding have come out.

Where the Registry Papers were Revealed

Registry papers for the up-and-coming Humphries-Kardashian celebrity wedding were revealed at Geary’ Geary’s is a popular boutique that features luxury items of all kinds and signature brands that are patronized by people from the A-class and celebrities alike. Since the boutique also has a gift registry service, it would not be a surprise that Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian would choose such a place to handle the wedding registry for their celebrity wedding.

The Registry List

With Kim Kardashian sporting an engagement ring featuring a 20-carat diamond (which is rumored to be worth two million dollars), it is to be expected that the couple prefers to have grand gifts, as well. Among the wedding registry list is a $4,625-worth Ingrid vase, an $840-worth Havana ashtray, eighteen pieces of Hermes plates worth $670 per plate, a 5-piece dinner setting from Buccelatti Torchon (24 pieces) worth $1,600 each set, a Cunill Galaxy picture frame worth $470 and a whiskey decanter from Baccarat Equinoxe worth &680.

The most expensive gift that the couple has included in the list is a vase that is worth $7,850 and a coffee pot costing $1,650.

Wedding Details

Because the registry papers indicated that the couple would not need the gifts until October 31, speculation have arisen about the celebrity wedding happening on Halloween. However, representatives from the couple have denied these rumors. According to them, Kris and Kim will not be wed on Halloween and that the indicated date is not the actual wedding date. An insider even told E! news that the ‘Halloween Wedding’ was only a joke and should not be taken seriously by the public.

Even though not many details have been revealed about the wedding, Kim’s sister Khloe predicts that Kris and Kim’s wedding is going to be called the second royal wedding, knowing as how Kim always wants to have the best of everything. Khloe also added that knowing her sister, Kim would want to have the biggest celebrity wedding possible.

It can be recalled that Kris and Kim announced their engagement in May, after only about six months of exclusively dating. Theirs is considered to be a whirlwind kind of romance. This future wedding with Kris will be Kim’s second wedding, as she was first married to Damon Thomas (music producer) for four years. On the other hand, this will be Kris Humphries first marriage

Blake Shelton Relives Wedding Moments

Country singer Blake Shelton and wife, country singer, Miranda Lambert, were recently wed in May of this year. Thus, it would be no wonder that Shelton can still remember the small details of what happened the day of their celebrity wedding.

The Celebrity Wedding

The couple was wed last May 14, 2011 at Don Strange Ranch in Texas. According to reports, the wedding took a year to plan. About 550 guests were present to witness the wedding, along with their families. Among the guests who attended the wedding were fellow country stars Martina McBride, Charles Kelly and Reba McEntire. Guest Kelly Clarkson said in an interview that the couple’s celebrity wedding was an “awesome” one.

Blake Shelton Shares Some Wedding Moments

According to Shelton, the coolest moment of his wedding was the time when his wife, Miranda Lambert, walked down the aisle. Shelton recalls that Blake and her father walked down the aisle while Ashley Monroe played a song. According to Shelton, there was a moment when Blake stopped right in front of him and they just stood there, staring at each other. That particular moment, he said, started getting to him.

One unfortunate and quite embarrassing moment that Shelton shared was when he was caught in the act of relieving himself on their wedding day. Shelton recalls that during that time, he was not aware that the media was very interested in what was happening with the wedding. Before the wedding was about to start and everyone was inside the chapel, Shelton had the urge to pee and did so. Shelton walked over to a spot to pee and while he was doing so, he noticed a helicopter that was flying really low and figured out that he was most probably caught on camera while peeing, a sure sign of how nervous he was that day.

Pleasantly Surprised With Their Gifts

Shelton also recalls being amazed at the number and kind of wedding gifts that they received. He said the gifts that they received from both fans and friends blew him away. All the gifts, according to Shelton, were all nice things. They were given picture frames, dishes and many other things that made him pleasantly surprised.

With all that happened in the wedding, the reception and the events prior to the ceremony, it would be no wonder that Blake Shelton’s celebrity wedding is one that he will not likely forget.

Chris Bosh's Wedding With Adrienne Williams Sounds Amazing!
by Oli Ochoa

Everyone has been talking about the lavish wedding between Miami Heat player Christ Bosh and his now-wife Adrienne Williams. Now that details are starting to leak, it is no surprise why.

The whole things sounds incredible!

First of all, the whole thing lasted three days on the gorgeous Fontainebleau Miami Beach. There were 300 guests in attendance, and the whole thing cost $300,000. Much more impressive than the tiny marriage that had already occurred as they waited for Chris' schedule to lighten.

They based the whole thing around scents. Each stage of the wedding had a different essential oil that had been custom made to fit the occasion, with gifts in those scents to each of the guests.

The bride looked gorgeous in a Oscar de la Renta gown, white with a satin belt and crystal accents on the veil. Her shoes alone cost $10,000, as they were custom made for the event by Christian Louboutin. They were a deep blue.

"To round out the weekend, Chris gave Adrienne a Cartier necklace and she gave him an Aston Martin," People quoted a guest as saying.

"Everything was over-the-top and special they will never forget it."

5 Cheap Wedding Centerpieces (That Look Rich)

Though the desire to get married hasn’t changed, the way in which people go about it has. Individuals are more interested than ever in cutting costs when and wherever they can.

Centerpieces don’t have to bust ones’ budget, although if a couple is not careful, they can. It is possible to create or buy gorgeous centerpieces that won’t cost a fortune. Rather than solely depending on expensive floral arrangements to decorate tables, individuals looking to cut costs should consider the use of other materials.

It is possible to create low-cost centerpieces that still look very attractive, expensive even. Below, we have listed 5 ideas for cheap centerpieces that actually look quite rich.

1. Paper Flower Centerpieces: I know, at first though, the idea of paper flower centerpieces must sound quite odd and frugal to the extreme. It’s fine for something to be cheap as long as it doesn’t look it. Don’t worry. Quality, paper flowers will look very elegant when done correctly. You can create die cut flowers from paper for a wonderful, crafty effect. A person can purchase the pattern and assemble the flowers themselves or purchase them already assembled.

2. Use The Wedding Favors as Centerpieces: Beautifully arranged wedding favors can do double duty as centerpieces. Adding a few candles with the favors is an easy way for the happy couple to decorate their tables and show their appreciation to their guests for coming at the same time. No additional expense required.

3. Orchid plants: Orchids are quite beautiful and the plants make for great centerpieces. Aside from looking great, they are also inexpensive. It is possible to purchase a very lovely looking orchid plant for less than $20.

4. Pillar Candles: Pillar candles in different sizes, grouped in the center of the table, tied together with ribbon, work great as centerpieces. They look good and are a perfect option for those on a budget. Candles can be purchased for very little money and are available in a variety of colors, sizes and scents. Check out local crafts store, and online auctions.

It’s a good idea to determine the burn time of whatever candles a person decides to purchase, to avoid the candles melting during the reception. Consider adding greenery or pinecones to give the centerpieces an even richer, fuller look.

5. Use Food: This is becoming more popular and when done correctly, makes for an elegant centerpiece. Create a cluster of fruits and/or vegetables and use as centerpieces. Apples, pineapples, star fruit, lemons and pears, make terrific looking centerpieces. Food centerpieces are much cheaper than floral arrangements.

Using ones imagination and thinking outside the box are great ways to come up with centerpieces that are not only inexpensive but attractive.

Remember, it’s okay for things to BE cheap just as long as they don’t LOOK cheap.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Wedding Day Do’s and Don’ts for the Groom

Guest Blogger Profile: Simon Daykin of

All the planning is done, the guests have arrived, the menu is chosen, the DJ is booked and it’s the big day. A lot of planning has gone into this day, but it’s not over yet. On the wedding day the bride gets hair and make up done and is gushed over by the photographer and all her bridesmaids.

But the groom always seems to get left out…when was the last time you saw photos of the groom and groomsmen getting ready??? This doesn’t have to be the case, you’ve been involved in the planning process and now you deserve all that other good stuff on your wedding day.

I’ve compiled a list of a few do’s and don’ts for you, some of these are common sense, but after doing as many weddings as I’ve done…Trust me, as straight forward as some of these seem there’s always that one guy.

Make A Timeline And Stick To It!!!

We always include an extremely detailed itinerary for our couples and we do all we can to stick to it. That being said I have been standing at the groom’s hotel door banging on it because he missed breakfast. Getting up on time is key. For more than the obvious reason, if you start the day on time you’re not playing catch up all day and your stress level will be lower. I suggest not only setting the alarm clock, but get a minimum of TWO wake up calls and then make sure you have a friend come to the room and bang on the door until you answer it.

Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

Once you’re up and about it’s time to get some food in ya. Make time for breakfast, I say this because you’ll be very busy all day and may not have time to eat another real meal until you sit down to dinner. And that is a long way off. BUT…Don’t order room service. Have breakfast with your parents, or your groomsmen, if you eat breakfast with your groomsmen you know they are up as well, and that they haven’t overslept.

Treat Yourself To A Little Something

This may seem like a no-brainer, but no matter how nice it is outside and how your buddy says you have plenty of time…don’t try to squeeze in 18 holes before the ceremony. From experience, please trust me on this one. Not to say you can’t do anything but sit around the room. Book a massage, get a facial, warm towel treatment and straight razor shave. The photographer is gonna want pictures of the rings, so maybe get a manicure the morning of the wedding, that way the nails will be in top form for the photos and all that hand shaking you’ll be doing later.

Don’t Forget Your Bride

While you’re having your massage and getting shaved, don’t forget about your bride. Make a plan with your best man for him to take over the wedding day gift you got for her. Have him take it directly to her room, but make sure she’s awake and dressed etc. I found a good time to do this is when you know the photographer will be there, you know she’ll be up and have all her friends around, so it’s the perfect time to deliver the gift.

Simon’s Gutsy Groom Advice

Don’t be afraid to indulge yourself on your wedding day. You deserve it. Do things that relax you (although I would steer clear of the bar) and make you feel good. Don’t forget to eat whenever you get the chance, even if you think you’re not hungry. If your groomsmen are coming to your room to get suited up, have the photographer there as well, most photogs bring a second shooter so grab that guy and have him take your pre-wedding shots. But while doing all of this, don’t forget about your bride. The great thing about hiring a planner is that you get to do all the good stuff on your wedding day and the planner makes sure it all runs smoothly…giving you the time to enjoy that massage you’ve booked for yourself.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes

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Heel height 2 7/8 inches

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Badgley Mischka lissa-pink pink Wedding Shoes

Heel height 4 inches

The Lissa wedding shoe by Badgley Mischka now comes in a beautiful light pink! It features a stunning silver rhinestone brooch that is truely more beautiful in person than in the picture! Lissa is also available in dyeable white satin that looks great dyed to any color! This shoe will make you about 4 inches taller next to your groom. Sizes available range from 5.5-9,and 10.

Badgley Mischka lucie white Wedding Shoes

Heel height 4 inches

The Lucie wedding shoe by Badgley Mischka is one of a kind! Available in pearly white silk satin, this style is sure to please nearly any bride with the bow and flower details at the toe! Sizes available range from 5.5-10.

Badgley Mischka dainty white Wedding Shoes

Heel height 1/2 inches

What a unique and beautiful ballet flat for your wedding day ensemble! Dainty, by Badgley Mischka, a sheer white wedding shoe, perfect for the bride who wants a little flare in her accessories for the big day! This style is not dyeable as it is made from leather and sheer material. The heel is nearly flat and very comfortable for the long day on your feet. Sizes available range from 5.5-10.

Badgley Mischka dasher white Wedding Shoes

Heel height 1/4 inch

The Dasher wedding shoe by Badgley Mischka is really one of a kind on! The rhinestones on the toe decoration are absolutely stunning in person. Not only is this style beautiful for your wedding day, it is comfortable too with only a 1/4 inch heel. Sizes available range from 5.5-9, and 10.

Badgley Mischka lelah white Wedding Shoes

Heel height 3 3/4 inches

The Lelah wedding shoe by Badgley Mischka is really one of a kind on! The petal details on the toe and the perfect bow at the heel make this such a girly wedding shoe! A new trend in bridal shoes is for designers to make the heel a shiny plastic for an extra unique look, and these made the cut! Sizes available range from 5.5-9, and 10.

Badgley Mischka odell white & ivory Wedding Shoes

Heel height 3 7/8 inches

The Odell wedding shoe byBadgley Mischka is embellished with organza overlay and a stunning rhinestone brooch at the toe. This sleek 3 7/8 satin pump has a very modern look with the toe being in between a pointy toe and a round toe. It is also available in a beautiful steel blue color (Odell Blue). Sizes available range from 5.5-10.

Badgley Mischka decadence white Wedding Shoes

Heel height 3 3/4 inches

The Decadence wedding shoe by Badgley Mischka is really one of a kind on! The rhinestones on the ankle strap are absolutely stunning in person. Not only is this ankle strap beautiful, it will help stabilize your foot on top of the 3 3/4 inch heel. Sizes available range from 5.5-10.

Badgley Mischka dreamy white/pink Wedding Shoes

Heel height 3 1/4 inches

You can’t get much more feminine than this on your wedding day. The Dreamy wedding shoe by Badgley Mischka is beautiful in the picture and even more gorgeous on your foot. Not only is it made of beautiful soft white leather, the flowing decoration up the foot really makes this style unique. This shoe is not dyeable. The heel height reaches 3 1/4 inches tall. Dreamy is also available in a beautiful pink color (see Dreamy-Pink). Sizes available range from 5.5-10.

Badgley Mischka hyde-blue blue Wedding Shoes

Heel height 3 7/8 inches
The Hyde wedding shoe by Badgley Mischka can now be your ‘Something Blue’! It is simply a one-of-a-kind style that looks great with nearly any wedding gown! This sleek 3 7/8 heel blue satin pump features an adjustable organza embellishment at the open toe. A small piece of wire runs through the silky organza fabric that allows for an exciting bit of personalization to this great bridal shoe. The Hyde wedding shoe is one of the most elegant and creative bridal shoe we have seen! Available in white satin and in sizes 5.5-10.

Badgley Mischka dusk white Wedding Shoes

Heel height 3 3/4 inches

Don’t worry if your size is sold out! Pre-order your size today and be the first to receive it when the new stock arrives in January!

What a unique and beautiful bridal shoe! Dusk, by Badgley Mischka, a sheer white wedding shoe, perfect for the bride who wants a little flare in her accessories for the big day! This style is not dyeable. The heel height reaches 3 3/4 inches tall. Sizes available range from 5.5-10.

Badgley Mischka xango white Wedding Shoes

Heel height 3 1/8 inches

This pretty little wedding shoe by Badgley Mischka is a gorgeous dorsay pump, open toe shoe that is perfect for any bride wanting a very feminine look on her big day. Xango comes in pearl whtie satin and features a beautiful, heavy tulle bow on the toe. The heel height on this shoe will make you 3 1/8 taller. Some brides find heel heights over 3′ are a little uncomfortable to walk in. For this style, we recommend Killer Kushions or Tip Toes by Foot Petals. Sizes available include 5.5-9 and 10.

Badgley Mischka xavier-pink pink Wedding Shoes

Heel height 3 3/4 inches

This beautiful slingback wedding shoe by Badgley Mischka is the Xavier, now in Pink! It is available in white, ivory and pink to match nearly any wedding colors you may choose. The toe decoration is a stunning bow made of stiff tulle which makes any shoe look beautiful! The slingback heel is adjustable to provide support on top of the high heel. If you are worried about needing additional cushioning for your special day, we suggest you try Tip Toes or Killer Kushionz by Foot Petals. In addition to the white and ivory version of this shoe, Badgley Mischka has made a light pink version too! Check it out the Xavier-Pink! This shoe will make you 3 3/4 inches taller

These Shoes Are Available at The My Glass Slipper (New York)

The store is located at 20 W. 22nd St between 5th and 6th Ave. Closed on Monday, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday & Thursday 11-7, Friday & Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5. Please call 212-627-0231 for subway information or to speak to a wedding shoe specialist.


Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes

Monday, July 18, 2011

BN Bridal: Marchesa Bridal – Fall 2011


Famous brides Nicole Richie and Coleen Rooney chose Marchesa for their big day for a clear reason – Marchesa makes amazing wedding dresses with a whimsical couture touch.

Based on feedback received from BN brides (& brides to-be), we are adding a new regular feature for the BN Wedding Section – BN Bridal.
Our BN Bridal feature will showcase bridal collections from the world’s top bridalwear designers including design houses of African origin. We will include their latest collections and previous collections that are still available for purchase in stores.

Here is Marchesa’s Fall 2011 Bridal Collection.