Wedding Shoe Wednesday

We found this great picture on Pinterest of dressed up TOMS wedges, so wanted to dedicate this edition of Wedding Shoe Wednesday to all the fun styles of TOMS you can wear on your wedding day!

Great Wedge

To recreate the look above – we started with TOMS’s Canvas Women’s Wedges in Ash.

TOMS Canvas Wedges in Ash

And glammed them up with a fabric flower that we found on Etsy from domesticallyURBAN.

Dress up your wedding shoes with clips from Etsy

Viola!  Perfect (& comfortable) wedding shoes (will a little bit of philanthropy thrown in for good measure)!

Not sure about wedges?  Here are some of our other fun finds from TOMS.

 Natural Crochet Classics –

Natural Crochet Classic And Isabel Burlap Ballet Flats

Toms makes ballet flats too!

You can find Toms in Omaha at Roots and Wings in Countryside Village, only 5 minutes away from us.

Wedding Dress Fabrics

When imagining the perfect wedding dress you may think first of style, cut and drape. But you shouldn’t forget fabrics and textures. The same style dress can look and feel quite different in a variety of fabrics, since each material is designed to produce a distinct effect. Some fabrics cling to the body, while others stand away. Some are cherished for their crispness, others for being light-as-air.

Here are some of our favorite textures and fabrics we have at Ready or Knot… Enjoy!

Featured wedding dress fabrics and textures from Ready or Knot

{A} Kendra, Modern Trousseau in Lace

{B} Sass, Ivy & Aster with vertical ruffles in Silk Satin Organza

{C} Sevilla, La Sposa with Tulle and silver embroidered applications and beaded detail

{D} FU0008, Nicole Miller with Stretch Jacquard fabric (raised design or pattern woven into a fabric)

Wedding dress fabric detail

{E} Blossom, Ivy & Aster covered with netted tulle roses

{F} KS0001, Nicole Miller with Crinkle Georgette fabric (sheer, lightweight, dull-finished crepe fabric) over a tulle gown

{G} Keira, Modern Trousseau with layered Silk Organza

{H} L854, Legends by Romona Keveza in Re-embroidered Lace

Different texture of wedding dresses

{I} Morning Glory, Ivy & Aster with Guipure Lace (a firm, stiff lace with no net background) over Silk Organza

{J} Sweet Pea, Ivy & Aster in Rayon/Silk Velvet Dotted Swiss (very light weight fabric with small woven spots of extra warp)

{K} Rowan, Jenny Yoo in Crinkle Chiffon

{L}  Devon, Modern Trousseau in Alencon lace and silk organza

Bridal Trends – All Things Blush

One of our favorite new bridal trends we are seeing is the introduction of a hint of blush.  It is popping up in wedding dresses, accessories, bridesmaid dresses, and shoes!  This is one trend we can’t get enough of. Here are some ideas to add blush to your wedding… Enjoy!

All things blush

Photo Credit – Shira Weinberger Photography, Style Me Pretty and Pinterest

{A}   Wedding Dress, Duchess with Prima Jacket by Ivy & Aster   {B}   Bridal Shoes, Cycile Platform Pump by Steve Madden from Endless   {C}   Blush hued bouquet   {D}   Bridesmaid Dresses, G586C from Amsale

All things blush wedding

Photo Credit – Pinterest and Me and You Lookbook

{A}   Pink Champagne   {B}   Hints of Blush Ties and Bowties   {C}   Garter with Touch of Blush from Etsy   {D}   Rehearsal Dinner Dress, Love and Tenderness by Ivy & Aster   {E}   Blush Wedding Invitations by inclosed

How to Say Yes to the Dress

Finding the perfect wedding dress may seem like a daunting task. We see unsure brides everyday. So we have compiled 5 tips we think are crucial to help you pick “the one”.

Classic bridal style

Legends by Romona Keveza

Photo credit — Style Me Pretty

{1} Come in with Some Details

What kind of wedding are you having – church, outdoor, destination? What time of year is your wedding? All of this will affect what dress you end up buying. Really, who wants to wear a 20 pound dress on the beach?

Outdoor wedding, chic bridal look

Autumn, Modern Trousseau

Photo Credit — Modern Trousseau / Our Brides

{2} Bring Your Accessories & Undergarments

It is very important to bring items like your heels and strapless bra with you to bridal appointments to help you see the end result. Spanx or a slimmer also can be very helpful & dramatically change the way a dress fits!  Do you have a brooch, veil or necklace your grandma wore at her wedding… bring them along too!

{3} Keep an Open Mind

It is helpful to have a general idea of what you are looking for but being open to trying on different styles, fabrics, and silhouettes will give you so many more options.  Also, some dresses just don’t show well on a hanger. Be open minded to suggestions – we’ve seen these dresses on brides and can visualize what they will look like on you.  How many times have you heard – “I would’ve never picked it out on the rack but I feel in love with it once I put it on!”

{4} Keep Your Audience Small

This day is all about you, bring in 1-2 people that will support you and help you make the right decision. It is also completely okay to come alone.  Bringing too many people, with all differing opinions, will just distract you from the right choice & you’ll end up trying dresses for them that you would never wear.  It is also helpful to leave small children at home so they aren’t distracting!

Simple bridal style

Nicole Miller

Photo Credit — Style Me Pretty

{5} Trust Your Gut

If you don’t want to take off the dress, you know it’s the dress for you. Trust yourself, you know the wedding dress for you.

How did you know your dress was the one? Tell us on Facebook!

Wedding Shoe Wednesday

Wedding Shoe Wednesday again… Are you wearing a black sash with your wedding dress or are you bridesmaid wearing black dresses? Black pumps are great to accent both of those. (Black pumps don’t have to be just for the office – Especially when you glam it out with these picks!) Enjoy!

Black look good all year round

{A}   Gavi by the always lovely Badgley Mischka – find these at Zappos   {B} The Anna slingback from L.K. Bennet – get yours at Nordstroms   {C}   Dionne pump in Black Suede by Jeffrey Campbell – also from Nordstroms   {D}   The Serenity heel in Black Satin from Caparros – we found these at Zappos.

What are your dream shoes? Tweet us @Ready_or_Knot!