Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Special Shoes

This Saturday, my sisters are throwing me a bridal shower all about shoes (you've seen the wedding shoes, right? ;) )  Well, they were my first and only pair of Manolos - and I think they are the most beautiful shoes in the world.   You can read the story behind the shoes here.  So for the shower - everyone was asked to wear their favorite pair of shoes!  (and the invitation was an adorable stiletto - more shower details soon)

My mom is the type of lady who never does much for herself.  She has always been the most selfless and giving person in the world.  She is a beautiful woman with a compassionate & loving heart... I am so thankful for her.  TL loves her dearly, as well... and tonight 
he gave her a pair of Manolos for the wedding! 

Aren't they beautiful??  They look stunning with her dress!
Needless to say, my sister, Juju, and I were both there when he gave them to her and it was SO special.  We were all a little teary eyed as she carefully took them out of the white box and delicately put them on her feet.  She never imagined herself wearing such beautiful shoes and has never owned anything like them her entire life.  Lucky bride, lucky mom.  It was so cute watching him wait for the package in the mail - he was so excited to give them to her.

There aren't many words to describe how special two pairs of shoes could be to a bride and her mother... but it sure says a lot about the groom. 

48 comments:

*L* said...

Wow, what a sweet story and a sweet husband-to-be! :)

Carol said...

I LOVE IT!! That is so sweet and wonderful! I love that you and your mom are going to be Manolo twins! Make sure you get some great pics of you two showing the shoes off!

jeni said...

That is love! I cant wait to find a man that can stand my crazy family but I would love to find one that loved them as much as I do! You are VERY luck!

Alison said...

Wow that is so nice! What a great guy you have!

Kristen said...

that is so sweet of him!

Leslee said...

What a great idea! It will indeed be another special moment for you and your Mom to remember about your big day!

thesydneygirl said...

how nice!!!! those shoes are beautiful! your mum really deserves them, she sounds lovely. and yes, it does say a lot about the groom!

x

Elizabeth Marie said...

Awwww what a sweet guy you've got there! Your Mom sounds amazing too!

Kelly said...

He is definitely a keeper... and mom, well there aren't quite words to describe what a wonderful, caring and compassionate woman she is. We have the best MOM in the world...

erin said...

aww! what a sweet guy to do that for your mother! :)

Summer Wind said...

The shoes are gorgeous and that is so nice of your fiancee, what a special moment.

Angela Darling said...

That is so sweet. You and your momma are so lucky to have those gorgeous shoes. And, um, hello- you have the SATC shoes!!!! I have been drooling over them since I saw them. Who needs a dress. Just run around naked in them, they're that beautiful!

Gerri Ward said...

LOVE is a Blessing and it's 100 times more a Blessing when you have someone to share it with and so you have - You are SOLELY BLESSED !!!
p.s. The Manolos are BEAUTIFUL !!!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Agree, he is a real son-to-be!

Love beautiful shoes and lovely blog too.

ONiC said...

aww sweet hubby to be :)
and very beautiful shoes i should say.

Life Abroad said...

what. a. sweetheart.

you are one lucky lucky girl! (and so is your mom!!!)

Simone said...

Oh wow, those shoes are gorgeous - and they're your Moms.....TL is just a darling!!!!

brooke said...

wow...that is the cutest story!! what a special guy you've got there!!! and uh.yes those shoes are gorgeous!!! i've never owned a pair myself but have a wedding in september that i bought an amazing dress for and may...yes i may just have to look to manolo to get my feet up to par with the dress!!!

Lilee said...

those shoes are coooooool!

Lori said...

Well he is definitely a keeper for sure! The shoes are gorgeous ~ I so love this story!

Jen said...

What a sweet hubby to be you have!!

And of course, gorgeous shoes ;)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

What a cute story! You've defintly found yourself a keeper! I man who loves his wife AND her mother his often hard to find! Gorgeous shoes!

My Wooden Heart said...

wow- Amazing shoes!

The New Mrs said...

What a sweet story and these shoes are just STUNNING :)

Brown Girl said...

TL is my new favorite person, what a rock star of a groom. Yeah, for your mom and Yeah for you!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Those are amazing! But are they walkable? :)

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Those are amazing! But are they walkable? :)

Belle said...

Such a beautiful story!
And what an absolutely amazing fiance you have darling! I am so happy for you xxx

Kristen Sara said...

Wow- that is so sweet of him to do. You're marrying a great guy (But I'm sure you already knew that...)!

Mo said...

What an incredibly sweet story! Beautiful shoes, you both are going to look incredible!

Kacie said...

I got chills Trace :) What a guy to make your mom feel that special ... she totally deserves it as do you!

Sugar and spice and ... said...

Stylish bride, stylish mom! How nice! I was talking to my buddy Lora this morning and she mentioned that she met you last night as you were working on your programs with K. YEA! You're getting there! I just sent K and email yesterday to let her know that your cupcake stand is on its way from the UK and should be here by next week! I also tracked down the COOLEST white plates for your rehearsal dinner dessert! Can't wait!

Any chance I could like to your blog from my blog http://www.sugarandspiceand.blogspot.com?

Keep up the posts... nice assortment of sentiment/family/wedding and general interest!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

How sweet! :)

The Socialite said...

Wow! Your future hubster is such a sweetheart! So happy for you two and your mom, who is going to be strutting her cute-self as well! ;)

Allison said...

Well, girl, it definitely looks like you got yourself a keeper :) That is so amazing that TL would buy your mom Manolos! Seriously, so sweet.

Ali said...

I just got a little emotional myself reading this! That is amazing. You are one lucky lady, just as I'm SURE he is one lucky guy! :)

JP said...

What an absolutely fabulous idea for the shower. Oh how I love shoes.

Brunch at Saks said...

Such a beautiful story love! Your fiance sounds like a true angel in your life! And I am so happy for your Mom! You must take pics on the big day with both of your lovely shoes! :) XOXO

yours truly... said...

I am madly in love with the shoes and with both stories...such sweet sweet stories!!! SO special!!

Lily G. said...

Your fiance is a total sweetheart!! Definite keeper!;)

OceanDreams said...

Aww, that is so sweet! Ha ha, I just did a post about shoes, but entirely different topic. Your man was very thoughtful to get your mom those pairs of shoes - they are very very beautiful too. Gosh, I can't wait to see pictures when the wedding comes around the corner!

Ashley Auld said...

that has to be one of the sweetest things ever. you have a keeper for sure.

Jules said...

That is so sweet and I have to say that those shoes are beautiful! Your mom must be so happy :) You've got yourself a keeper!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

That is such a sweet story! I love the 'wear your favourite shoes' shower idea. Have a great time.

Mrs. McB said...

How sweet and wonderful!!!!

The New Black said...

That really is sweet. Sounds like a keeper!!

Is it OK to admit that while I am super happy for you all, I am just a teensy bit jealous? :)

Beautiful shoes!

Kelsey Smith said...

That has got to be one of the most thoughtful presents. He is a definitely keeper for just for being so precious!!

Holly said...

where do you meet someone that just HANDS OUT manolos!!! ???