Thursday, April 29, 2010

Somewhere over the Rainbow… I Got My Dream Man and Shoe!

The blog post comes with complete and utter excitement! The other day, Tres surprised me with the best surprise he has ever given me (next to asking me to be his wife of course). After a long day at work, a hard workout, and a quick dinner, I walk into the bedroom, and poking out from under the covers, I see this……

If you’re not screaming, then you’re reaction is NOT the same as mine! I was on the phone with Ginger, and I think our conversation went from a lot of chit chat to me saying, “Oh my gosh… hold on a minute… I think… Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh… AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! TRESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!” Ginger immediately says, “Is it the shoes?!?!? Oh my gosh, Call me back later.” She knew right away! Tres was in the living room, and I could hear him laughing. I tore open the card and read it – it was the sweetest card – and I ran into the living room and jumped right in his lap. Hugging, kissing, and squeezing him, I told him he was the sweetest, most thoughtful, amazing man I have ever known! I could not believe he had bought me my dream wedding shoes!

The background story on these shoes is: I have pretty much been eying them since we got engaged (clearly… just look at the picture on my blog post “My Something Blue must be my SHOE”). Honestly, I started shoe shopping long before I ever even thought about what kind of dress I wanted, and I know it’s become a popular trend, but I knew I wanted to jump on the “something blue shoes” bandwagon – it’s the perfect way to throw in your something blue and not have boring shoes, and these shoes had me at hello! I had already planned to buy them for myself for the wedding, but my wonderful husband-to-be took it upon himself to surprise me with them – I am a lucky girl to have him! Because of him I get my very own pair of “Beautiful Blue Slippers” – not to be confused with “Ruby Red Slippers,” but don’t these beauties make you think of Dorothy Gale herself?! When one of my bridesmaids, Amy Claire, saw them, she said, “Those are awesome… They look like Dorothy on crack!” When she said that, it was confirmed… I had to have those shoes!

For those of you who don’t know… When I was a little girl, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz was my role model. Several times a day, I would put on my blue dress, get my basket with my Pound Puppy, Toto, in it, and watch the movie – skipping around the house singing all the songs. This is no exaggeration, and if you don’t believe it, my mom will tell you the story of how a new VHS tape had to be bought because I wore the first one out. She will also tell you that she and my grandmother searched near and far for red, sparkly shoes but could never find them until I was too old for “Dorothy shoes.” So, I blame Dorothy for my love of shoes and possibly all women’s, but I also thank Dorothy for being the inspiration behind my choice of wedding shoes! If Dorothy herself could come back and design her own shoes, I can almost bet these shoes would be her creation!
Thanks to my wonderful, perfect, incredible fiancé – I get to feel like Dorothy Gale on my wedding day. I am not only ecstatic about these shoes because they are beautiful – they mean so much more to me because they are the wedding gift from the man I love. After the wedding, I plan to wear these every anniversary we have for the rest of our lives! The meaning behind them, the thought put into them, the blinding blue color, the sparkle, the RED SOLES… those shoes’ home is meant to be on my feet, and as we all know, “there’s no place like home!”


  1. this is a lovely story and lovely shoes. you are very lucky but I think you know that ;)

  2. Soooo awesome and sweet! those are some rockin shoes!

    PS: My hubby got me the CL Hyper Prive's as my wedding gift and I have flat wide feet so they were so uncomfortable. I thought about just keeping them as trophies but traded them for an iPad! LMAO....I know I need my head checked!


  4. Oh. My. Gosh. Those are absolutely incredible. Your photographer will have a field day!


    All this is Grace and Charm

  5. Oh. My. GOODNESS!!! Those are the most gorgeous shoes I have ever laid eyes on! What a sweet fiance, for his equally sweet bride to be. Wear them in much happiness for your special day and for many many years to come! xoxo Big hugs to you!

  6. Hey there! I saw where you commented on my blog so I thought I would stop by!

    a. I love you wedding shoes! Because my colors are black and hot pink I decided to go with hot pink shoes! I think colorful shoes are so much fun!

    b. I love your wedding colors! They are so classy and they go really well together!

    c. Your save the date idea was so unique! I would have never ever thought about that! Very cute and sothern ish!

    d. I saw on here that you were a PHI MU! I am currently one at Western Kentucky University! So I thought that was really neat!

    3. Congratulations on your wedding! I can't wait to keep reading and seeing all of your fabulous ideas!

  7. Oh. My. God. Those are beautiful! Your fiance needs to be cloned or write a book for other guys lol.

  8. Thanks for stopping by! I love my fellow Southern gals! :)

    &! how amazing are those?! and your Fiance!!!!!!! This is a photogs dream to have a fun bride with fun shoes! He/She is going to have a blast! haha

  9. LOVE the shoes. Such a thoughtful fiance. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog.

  10. You my dear are adorable! I almost dropped my laptop and woke up my babies after seeing those GORGEOUS CL's! Scream I did. Simply stunning they are!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and I look forward to following along with yours. :-)

    PS. I agree with Jammer above. Can you have your fiance give my Mr. Sergeant a call? LOL

  11. OMG, I didn't even know those glitter Loubs can in that color. Best present EVER!

  12. AHHH, you lucky lucky girl you!!!

    I want the shimmery silver ones! :)

    Can't wait to see pic's of your big day!!


  13. OMG. I'm seriously jealous of your shoes! Every time I find the perfect blue shoe...they're not my size. :( You are one very lucky lady!