The Un-Bride

Spoiler: This is how we'll look at our wedding - 5 inch heels and not a phonebook in sight. I don't even fit in the frame.

Spoiler: This is how we'll look at our wedding - 5 inch heels and not a phonebook in sight. I don't even fit in the frame.

BY ŽENIJA ESMITS

Wedding photo booths are the best. Our friends had one at their wedding last week and we had a GREAT time playing in it. A couple of days ago I posted this photo from the event on facebook. Hugely popular due to being comedy gold, it garnered 'likes' like it was going out of style. 

The significance or hilarity of this image is obviously the severe height discrepancy. I was convinced it was completely un-staged and to my horror was in fact a foot and a half taller than Boyfriend. True, I was wearing 4.5 inch heels and am at least 2 inches taller than to begin with. However apparently I had more bubbles than I remembered, because it was drawn to my attention that Boyfriend was actually crouching. Hmmm. 

Anyway.

On their "Big Day" most brides would be wearing flats and encouraging Husband to invest in lifts a-la Robert Downey Junior. I will not. Instead I will tower majestically like a transitioning Caitlyn Jenner. I just need to find the shoes. Sadly though, they seem to be an issue for me. Despite my openness to heel height and color and all kinds of crap, Vancouver is hopelessly unequipped to satisfy my footwear needs. I swear, if I see one more glittery, stiletto strappy sandal . . . What I want is specific-ish. Thanks Pinterest for supplying me with a catalogue of ideas with zero end result. 

Today I spent the better part of the afternoon hoofing it around downtown looking for something - anything. From being sneered at in this store to to flat out ignored in that, it was only my last stop that gave me hope. 

If I may offer a bit of advice to any Un-Brides out there. Hit high end consignment. Yes, sizes are naturally limited. But when you do stumble on that pair of cherry red Prada platforms you'll be thrilled that you didn't spend the same amount at Town Shoes on yawn-worthy Steve Madden pumps. 

Here are some consignment shops to visit:

 

Now I just need to find a dress.