Wedding Wednesday... The Honeymoon and My Shoes!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

**Still in Austin friends, but coming home today and cannot wait to be back in Music City--promise to not be MIA again for awhile ;)

Yes, I know, it's been a few since I have updated you on our wedding planning... BUT, I do have some big news to share: last week, Jeff booked our honeymoon!!
I assigned Jeff the hefty task of choosing our honeymoon destination, with the only caviat that I wanted us to travel somewhere neither of us had ever been before. You would think that would be easy, but both of us traveled quite a bit growing up, so that ruled out Hawai'i, Australia, Italy, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and the Bahamas--so I think I gave him a harder task than he originally thought--haha.
He started talking with a AAA Travel Agent who helped us for weeks as we narrowed down different types of resorts as we ultimately decided we wanted an all-inclusive getaway vacation...and then she sent us heaven on earth and we're going to...

Hermitage Bay Resort in ANTIGUA!!!
The Hillside Private Pool Villa We're Staying In!!
Hermitage Bay is a 5-star resort with just 25 individual suites, a gourmet restaurant with a French culinary chef that will fix anything you wish in addition to a menu that changes daily, a spa for afternoon treatments, public and private pools, all-inclusive food and beverages {a MUST!}, and all kinds of water sports--snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and fishing... oh I can't wait for our relaxing honeymoon!!

And for another wedding essential: THE SHOES! Are you surprised that I already bought my dream shoes?? haha--it happened by mistake actually, as I was browsing Piperlime online looking for shoes for a different reason, and stumbled across THE shoe... not only did they have my size--only 1 pair left in size 7--but they were on sale... I bit the bullet and made the purchase and then went and tried them on with my dress last week to make sure they were PERFECT!! And yes, they were... and yes, they are black!
I have always wanted a colored wedding shoe and just couldn't get myself to buy a bright yellow pair... it was never the "right" hue of yellow so I went with timeless and uber chic black... here they are:

The Badgley Mischka Randee

These little lovelies have been featured in tons of wedding and photography blogs and I am all about the "wedding shoe shot"... these scream my personality and I love how feminine and girly they are! And I know, they are a bit dramatic, but look at a few recent pictures I saw on Style Me Pretty post of a bride photographed with a similar pair of black shoes--aren't they fabulous??
**images via Style Me Pretty

- 22 Comments

  1. Gorgeous! Both the resort and the shoes!! Love those images from StyleMePretty too wow

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  2. Ahhhh looks like an absolute DREAM! I have a good friend that went to Antigua on her honeymoon and fell in love! Y'all are going to have the BEST time. :)

    And love the shoes. Perfect!

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  3. Ohhh my goodness! Loooook at that water! I am so totally drooling over your honeymoon now! I would LOVE to be sitting right there on that beach with a pina colada in my hand! And seriously, those shoes...TO DIE FOR. Love me some Badgley Mischka. I would kill for one of their wedding gowns!

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  4. your honeymoon looks like it will be AMAZING! Love love love love love the black shoes for wedding shoes!!!

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  5. I love shoes! I actually have a shoe closet and it warms my heart everyday!! Great choice!

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  6. Your honeymoon sounds amazing!! So excited for you!!

    And those shoes are killer. Absolutely love them!!

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  7. Loveee the shoes :) My friend went to Antigua on her honeymoon and talks about it frequently! :) How are you enjoying Austin!?

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  8. Omg, those shoes are perfection! Great choice. And y'all are going to have the best time on your honeymoon!

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  9. The shoes are AMAZING! And your honeymoon will be fabulous! That looks like an amazing place to go!

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  10. my friends sister got married in antigua and the pictures are absolutely perfect! great pick and i'm sure you'll love it! as for the shoes, great pick! they're so pretty! xo

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  11. Yey for securing the honeymoon! Antiqua is gorgeous.. I had friend honeymoon there and they had a wonderful time! Your resort looks great!

    The shoes are very pretty! Love the classic black color.. you will be able to wear them after the wedding which is great! :)

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  12. Your honeymoon sounds LOVELY!!! Plus, those shoes you chose are oh so sassy and fun...FABULOUS choice!

    Safe travels home from Austin!

    Liesl :)

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  13. Love the shoes and that honeymoon looks amazing!!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  14. It's all gorgeous...very jealous...very happy for you.

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  15. Love those shoes! I tried to wear them for my wedding, but the heel made me feel like I was en route to ankle surgery #5. The black is SO classic and you will wear those a hundred times after the wedding. Great choice :)

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  16. We went to Antigua for our honeymoon! The water is absolutely gorgeous. PS - love the shoes too!

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  17. the resort looks dreamy and those shoes! what a chic idea!!! your pics are going to be gorgeous!!

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  18. the shoes are gorgeous, and i am sure you will love every second of your honeymoond at that little slice of heaven!!!

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  19. those shoes are ADORABLE!! i had plans to wear super cute green shoes under my dress for my wedding, but could never find the right pair, so i chose cute VS flip flops - haha! the plans we make, right?

    ps - got the dress - thank you!! it's PERFECT for the occasion i plan to wear it to and it fits like a dream ;)

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  20. That honeymoon sounds AMAZING!! I am SO jealous!! I would want to be married now too! But hopefully time will continue to fly and it will be here soon!! Can't wait to see wedding shots with those shoes!

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  21. Love those shoes!!! Your honeymoon looks like its going to be amazing. I am uber jealous!!

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  22. Hey! We went to Antigua for our honeymoon last October and we had an absolute BLAST. You will love it there :)

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