Even as weddings get increasingly bigger, glammer, and more choreographed and celebrity-planned, the number of brides craving a wedding straight from a fairytale never let up. Instead, the fairytale wedding just gets bigger, with crystal chandeliers and sparkling crystal trees, rosebuds dangling from satin ribbons, aisle runners heaped with petals and rhinestone-studded bouquet wraps.
The low vinyl "slipper."
You've probably seen these Cinderella slippers at wedding sites. You might have loved the idea, but wished for a few more design options. Still, this is our fairytale brides' most popular choice for footwear, at about 28%. Fun to wear, and to save for a little girl down the line.
The fabulous bright pump.
These brides, at around 24%, are going with the hip, fun trend of brightly-hued shoes, whether it's those sultry Louboutin red soles peeking out at the high end, or a spunky pair of Payless aqua pumps.
Demure and classic.
For just under 10% of princess brides, the timeless white or champagne wedding shoe fits the bill.
Turning up the heat.
5% of brides are going bold with those same sky-high vinyl stilettos that you sometime seen at wedding sites ... and sometimes at sites less squeaky-clean and bridal.
Doing it their way.
Almost 15% of fairytale brides are forging their own path through the shoe process, some commissioning custom creations out of raw silk and beads on a clear plastic frame.
Of course, the couture world doesn't leave us high and dry when it comes to footwear flights of fancy, either. Check out Stuart Weitzman's lucite-and-rhinestone-studded beauties, "Arabesque," for starters.
The upshot? The shoes of your dreams are out there. So rest assured, you'll be walking down the aisle in a pair of foot candy every bit as fabulous as those crystal-draped manzanita branches or that stunning cobblestone-castle cake.