While most future brides dream of buying crystal-encrusted heels for their wedding à la Carrie Bradshaw, I always knew I wanted to wear sneakers at some point during mine. Sure, I'm not planning on walking down the aisle in a pair, but to the dance floor? You better believe it! As someone who prefers comfort first, sneakers just make a lot of sense, and what's better than a monogrammed pair?
Customizing pieces for weddings have gone from being on-trend to part of the tradition for brides. I remember seeing Kim Kardashian and Kanye West rocking their now-famous "Just Married" leather jackets thinking about how I wanted to get something customized if I ever got married. Then, I came across Serena Williams's crystal Nikes and something just clicked - I knew sneakers were the way to go. Even one of my favorite Bollywood actresses, Deepika Padukone, styled her crimson red wedding after-party dress by Zuhair Murad with a pair of Yeezys - now that's badass!
Since I have been rocking Converse sneakers since I was around 4 years old, it felt like a no-brainer to get a customized pair for the big day. Chucks are a classic style known for its cool, laidback look and, most importantly, I knew I could dance the night away in them without having to worry about getting blisters. I landed on a white pair for myself and my bridesmaids in a leather finish to give the sneakers a more formal appeal. For a touch of sparkle, I added a silver panel on the back with Mrs. written on the back and my bridesmaids got their initials on theirs. My fiancé chose black leather high-tops for himself and his groomsmen with their initials written in stark white. If you want to go all out with the customization, you can change the little details like the color of the stitching, the grommets, and the laces, which makes the whole process even more special. Read on to see what we picked and shop your own customizable pair ahead.