Inspired by the Poetry of Love, these shoes are just what your romantic wedding needs.
Bella Belle Shoes is a longtime staple in the wedding community, known for comfortable and insta-worthy shoes perfect for every type of wedding. Today they released their long-awaited Poetry of Love collection, which transcribes the beauty of romance to ethereal design. For those with an edgy streak, sleek black styles bring a nontraditional twist. See some of our favorite new styles below.
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Photos: Laura Gordon
Kenzie Brokman and Zach Martin have known one another since middle school, but their relationship took a turn toward romance shortly before their senior year of high school. After seven years of dating, Zach took Kenzie back to re-create their first date at the putt-putt golf course in Lincoln. “The one hole in the middle of the course is where we had our first kiss,” Kenzie says, “and that’s where he proposed.”
Kenzie wanted “big, pretty flowers that would pop in the photos,” which Hillis & Co. delivered. On the day of the wedding, big, pretty flakes of snow fell, creating the perfect winter wonderland. Taking advantage of the snowy day, the photographer placed their wedding bands in the fresh powder—Kenzie’s a rose-gold diamond ring, and Zach’s a black band with stags and birch trees to symbolize his love of hunting. During their first-look photos, “Zach started crying, which made me cry,” says Kenzie. The bride walked down the aisle to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and soon after, became Mrs. Martin.
Photos: Jessica Blex Photography
Gown, Veil and Belt: Ready or Knot
Jewelry: Von Maur, Charming Charlie
Alterations: Felicia’s Couture Creation
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair: Texture Salon
Makeup: Kiss and Makeup
Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Cake: The Rabbit Hole Bakery
Catering: The Jasmine Room by Venue
Flowers: Hillis & Co.
Entertainment: Matt Eskra
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When Jaylyn Odermann and Tommy Armstrong Jr. met, they were both athletes at the University of Nebraska. Jaylyn, a soccer player, and Tommy, a football player, connected over their shared sense of humor. “When we first met,” says Jaylyn, “he was on a scooter because he had knee surgery. He’s kind of a goofball. He was weaving in and out of things, so it was hard not to notice him.” Over the winter holidays, Nebraska played UCLA in a bowl game, and Jaylyn and Tommy’s families flew in for a celebratory Christmas dinner. Tommy got down on one knee to propose, and the next day, Tommy played one of the best games of his career.
At their reception, the couple opted for an “outdoor elegance” theme with matte gold elements. To make their indoor reception feel like it was outside, they put together a backdrop made entirely out of evergreen trees. “I don’t know anyone else that’s done that,” says Jaylyn. “They were 10 feet tall, probably, and there were some that were short and skinny.” To top off their magical evening, Taco Bell was brought in as a late-night snack, as it’s the couple’s “one guilty pleasure.” Using elements all their own, the couple, with help from some great vendors, made their wedding a day to remember.
Photos: Sam Areman Photo
Gown: Blush Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: KF Bridal
Hair: H Salon & Day Spa
Makeup: Spa De Da
Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire: Shannon Formal Wear
Catering: The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
Cake: The Rabbit Hole Bakery
Flowers: Petals to Platinum
Entertainment: DJ Next One
Planner & Evergreen Tree Installation: Kari Narduzzo