Did anyone say new pair of pumps? Well I am. And you’ll never have a better excuse to splurge on a new pair of heels. Lucky for you I assembled a list of the hottest wedding shoes out there complete with lace numbers, jewel encrusted, beaded and sheer beauties! And the best part is they are at all different price points. Before you pick your wedding shoes I think we can all agree that you need to check these ones out. I especially love the idea of something blue wedding shoes, and these ones come in 13 colors! I also am loving all of the sheer pumps, they are so classy and have so much elegance to them. Which one is your favorite?

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We all know at the end of the night kicking off these pumps and slipping into flats sounds dreaming, so I’m linking some of my favorite flats for your wedding day!

There is not much I love more than a nautical wedding, add a VW bus and I’m on board! A true celebration captured so beautifully by Krista A. Jones Photography and planned by Kari Rider Events, this affair was planned beautifully down to the littlest details. I love the mismatched bridesmaids dresses, the bride’s simple gown that was so ‘her’ and the use of patterns and prints on the linens and vases. And despite the 90-degree heat this group danced the night away to one of their favorite bands.

The bride and groom met over a sticky shuffle board table at a dive bar in New York City during a blizzard. They both love the water so they knew they wanted a seaside celebration. The bride is from Maryland so a wedding in Cheapeake Bay was a natural choice. And to feed her blue and white obsession, having it be a nautical wedding was a no-brainer. One of my favorite parts about this wedding was the import job they gave the adorable VW bus. Growing up with many VW buses, the bride knew she wanted her dad to give her away in a vintage one.

Another thing I adore about this wedding is the little details. I love the DIY lollipop escort cards, which was a play on her new last name, Lalli.  And, I love a good story behind the name of a signature cocktail and theirs was Nancy Whiskey, the name of the bar where they met. The bride never pictured herself wearing a big white wedding dress. So when she found her two-piece Lihi Hod, she knew she’d found “the one.”

PLANNER Kari Rider Events | BRIDE’S SHOES Badgley Mischka | GROOM’S ATTIRE Boss | PHOTOGRAPHER Krista A. Jones Photography | FLORIST Monteray Farms | WEDDING DRESS Lihi Hood | PAPER GOODS The Paper Guppy | VENUE Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

I get it. You are ready to jet set off on the most romantic trip of your life, but before you start collecting passport stamps, there are several things you need to consider. The last thing you want to be worrying about on your wedding day is if your passport is valid for six month after entering your honeymoon destination country or if you need to get a vaccination to travel. So take notes for this romantic post-wedding trip with a list I’ve assembled on what to consider before jetting off on your honeymoon. Now you can be rest assured you have it all covered!

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This is a tough one, but consider what the honeymoon is all about. Spending your first days together as husband and wife. As newlyweds it’s important to give each other attention with no distractions. Rather than instagraming or snapchating every time you get a different view of the beach, try using an actually camera and upload all the amazing pictures you took to social media when you return. Plus you’ll probably save money on your international phone plan.

After your incredible sparkler send off the night before, you may think you want to leave the morning you wake up. But there is a lot to do the morning of the day after your wedding. Who is going to be responsible for loading gifts in the car or collecting decor items you gave the hotel or left over wedding guest favors. Not to mention if you stayed up most of the night chances are you’ll want to sleep the whole day or reminisce about the day. Also, some brides like planning a brunch the day after with their nearest and dearest. Consider leaving two days or more after the wedding.

You may want to lounge on the beach all day relaxing and taking in the sun in your cutest new beach attire and sunhat. Girls just wanna have sun, right? But does he? He might want to explore, scuba drive, hike, site see, zip line, have other thrill seeking activities together, or both. This is your first time as husband and wife to make decisions together, so communicate and consider both of your vacation wants and desires.

Yes some countries require Visas and some require vaccinations. Ensure you research this before entering another country. You’ll also want to double check that your passport isn’t expiring within six months of entering the country, or you may get denied entry!

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I think we can all agree the bride and grooms guests were treated to one special affair! They must have read what your guests will remember from your wedding day because this couple hit it out of the park! From the lush florals, attention to hospitality, a three course menu and that dress, this wedding is truly one to remember!

PHOTOGRAPHER Kristen Beinke Photography | PLANNER Alexandra Kolendrianos | FLORIST TOAST Santa Barbara | WEDDING DRESS Monique Lhuillier | INVITATIONS Lazaro Press & Design | VENUE San Ysidro Ranch | BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Amsale | FLOWER GIRL DRESSES Us Angels