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Luxury Wedding Planning on Oahu's North Shore

As many of you know I recently got engaged! It’s so fun to personally walk though what I have walked so many of my brides through. It’s also fun to do fun things with my mom like pick out my dress, look for shoes, and much more! (I can’t share too many details with you because my future Mr. likes to read my blog, hi hunny!) So, last night I was pinning on my Pinterest page and low and behold it was like an extra ray of sunshine came from a gorgeous pair of Christian Louboutin’s! I knew I had to hunt them down and have them for my special day. To be honest I’ve never had a pair of Louboutin’s and I definitely do not want to order the wrong size so this morning I went to Twitter with sizing questions. Of course the shoe fairy failed to make every shoe fit true to size, and what really is my shoe size? So, I’ve come up with a few tips for finding shoes for your special day.

  1. Get your dress first. This will allow you to see what style would go best with your attire. If your dress is satin and form fitted you may not want shoes with an obnoxious bow – it may get caught on the front of your gown when you walk.
  2. Research! Do you want flats, boots, strappy heals, sling back heels, platforms? Do you want a color, texture or pattern?
  3. Try your shoes on! As I said the shoe fairy did not make every shoe fit the same. While some sites like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus have size guides you want to make sure your shoes fit and are comfortable. You are the bride and you will not get to sit down for very long on your wedding day. If you will be dancing well into the night you want to make sure that beauty isn’t too much pain.
  4. Take your shoes to your dress fitting. Nothing is worse than using a pair of shoes at the dress store because they “look close to your shoes” and chopping off too much of your dress.

Just like your dress, jewelry and bouquet your shoes are as much of your wedding day look as anything else. Don’t rush into a decision, order them off line to receive them just in the knick of time – all for them to fit wrong.

Happy shoe shopping!

Images via: Miles Witt Boyer, Josh McCullock, Jose Villa, Jose Villa, Ace Cuervo, Candi Coffman, Candi Coffman

When these beautiful images made their way to my email in box last week I couldn’t wait to share them! Ashley has such a great personality and her gown, from JJ Kelly Bridal in Oklahoma City, showed every bit of it! It was fun with different textures and fit like a glove. One of Ashley’s favorite parts was how the dress was comfortable, but she could move in it and boy did she move at her reception! Until I have wedding photos to show you, here are a few teasers of the bride! Aaron Snow of Aaron Snow Photography captured these awesome images, thank you Aaron! Thank you Destry Davis at Glamor Arts for doing Ashley’s makeup! She looked flawless. I think my favorite is the photo of her veil… or the one in the window… or outside the historic Mayo Hotel… let’s face it I can’t pick a favorite! Thank you again Ashley for allowing Zinke Design to be part of your special day! We can’t wait to share more!

Images via: Aaron Snow Photography 

Yesterday we posted THIS fun rehearsal dinner, and today is the long awaited wedding! You may remember THIS inspiration board for Sarahbeth and Taylor’s special day and today we get to show you to final product. If you have been following the blog you know that Sarahbeth is the perfect southern bride with soft, vintage taste. My first design meeting with her was quite funny now that I think about it; she was loving bright coral, lime green and purple. Needless to say we softened the colors and she loved it! Anne Marie Foy of THE FRENCH BOUQUET TULSA was great to work with for all of the florals. Sarahbeth’s bridal bouquet brought happy tears to eyes, and the bridesmaids bouquets were smaller versions of Sarahbeth’s. With soft grey and champagne colored bridal party dresses, and black tuxes for the gentlemen the wedding party was stunning. NIKKI OVERLAND with MAKEUP BY NICOLE did the girls makeup and they all looked gorgeous! OLD URBAN TROLLEY was the perfect form of transportation to get this large bridal party to the church on time, and we can’t forget WALT BEAZLEY of JAMES WALTON PHOTOGRAPHY. Thank you Walt for these incredible images. Also, we would like to thank the generous staff and officiant at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, DOWNTOWN TULSA. With so many great photos this is only part 1 of this gorgeous wedding. We’ll be back this afternoon with part 2: the reception at THE MAYO HOTEL!

All images via: Walt Beazley of James Walton Photography




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