While I was planning my wedding, I stumbled upon a photo of a woman wearing tiffany blue wedding shoes. I fell immediately in love with them and wanted a pair to accompany my 50s styled ballerina length wedding dress.
The problem was, finding a pair of size 11 tiffany blue, teal, turquoise, pale blue, aqua or any other blueish shoe that was in my budget range (ie less than $250) with a lowish heel was proving tough. I could find white shoes, red shoes, pink shoes, but not blue. I searched and searched and searched and to no avail. So I thought I’d post this story to help other brides out there who might be looking for blue wedding shoes. I did manage to find my precious blue shoes, so I thought I’d share how. Hopefully I can save another bride months of googling “blue wedding shoes”.
So for those Australian brides out there, here’s how I got my shoes. I bought white ones and had them died blue at Deseo’s Paddington Store in Sydney. The pair I ended up buying were on sale for $99 and it cost just $30 to have them dyed and waterproofed.
Deseo have a great system. Once you order and pay for the shoes, Deseo’s then send you a sample of the same material dyed in the colour of your choice. Once you are happy with the colour, they then dye your shoes and you pick them up. The sample colour was super handy when it came to purchasing a cardigan and a clutch for my wedding day as well. I could keep it in my purse and I didn’t have to drag my shoes around.
The only thing that I was a little disappointed in was the waterproofing, that didn’t work so well. It was raining on my wedding day and at the end of the wedding after all the guests had left, I noticed that the shoes had colour damage on the bottom, due to the rain. Which means I can’t wear them again. But that’s not such a big deal. They were fine all day during the ceremony and reception.