On your wedding day, you want to feel and look beautiful and radiant,
but also remember the day as being comfortable and "you".
These are some of the things I wanted on
my wedding day for myself, so that's why I chose not to wear shoes.
First of all, I have always felt more comfortable barefoot. and on such a
big day with so much excitement, it helped me relax and
calmed my nerves not having to worry about shoes. I didn't want things to be too "done up".
Another reason why it worked for me to go barefoot,
was that our June wedding was on the warmest day of the year
(or so it seamed). And maybe I'm a girl who never grew out of her barefoot habits,
but it only seemed fitting for our day.
More than anything, I just loved the effortless simplicity there was
in not wearing shoes. having that dress on already gave me a sense of beauty
with my hair swept back. I wanted things on our wedding day to feel like they
just fell into place, and walking down the isle barefoot to
the man I'm in love with seemed like everything natural to me.
I'll face it, I actually did buy these shoes for the reception. But after
photos were taken and we made it back to the venue, the back of my
ankles were already bleeding. (shoes are just rough, am I right?)
This was an obvious one for me. As much as I love these sandals
(they're from Madewell) they came off so fast as soon as we got to the reception.
I know this idea isn't for every bride. but if there is something
you've considered doing the non-traditional way, I'm here to
whole heartedly agree with you -- that if something is going to make you feel more
like your self on the day you want to remember forever -- you won't regret it!!
all photos by H. Nicole Martin