It is official, I am the bride who called shoe. I knew I wanted purple shoes for our wedding, however when I was looking for said purple shoes there weren’t a lot of options. I initially bought the Nine West Jojus with almost a feeling of, “oh my gosh, they are purple and available.” Then I bought the Nine West Zaltas to swap out flats for heels later in the evening.
Unfortunately I didn’t really believe that these shoes were the ones I wanted to wear on our wedding day so I kept looking.
One day while browsing the website for my favourite clothing store, Anthropologie, I spotted them. The heavens parted and I could have sworn I heard singing. I present Anthropologie’s Miss Albright Floral Fandango heels.
Image via Anthropologie
Unfortunately obtaining them wouldn’t be that easy. They cost significantly more to mail to Canada than to mail within the US. Miss Albright shoes are also inconsistent for sizing and I’d have one chance to get the right size shoe. I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on shoes that may or may not be the right size that I’ll be wearing for a long time on our wedding day.
So I did what any sane bride would do. I convinced the Mr. Gazelle that we should take a side trip to Seattle on our upcoming trip to Vancouver so I could purchase the perfect shoes. I may or may not have bribed him with promises of oysters and delicious Washington micro-brews. But it was so worth it…
When we drove back into Canada I declared my shoe purchase to Canada customs. The border guard’s response to the fact that we were in Seattle for shoes? “That’s a long way to go for shoes…”
Did you go out of your way to get the perfect shoes for your wedding?