Some say that no outfit is complete without the perfect pair of shoes. And when it comes to weddings, the perfect pair of heels. Enter Walkin on Air, the gorgeous Minneapolis-based Etsy shop. Jennae and Liz, the dynamic designers behind the shop, create one-of-a-kind wedding heels, pumps and flats. Now, we’re not talking about just any old shoes here, friends. We’re talking about shoes in every shape, size and color you could imagine — everything from purple to blue to grey to ivory to nude. My personal favorite? These comfy wedding flats! Don’t they look cozy? I had the pleasure of interviewing the ladies recently, so read on for a peek behind the scenes and the ultimate tips for shopping for your big day! xoxo
Tell me about your shop. What’s the inspiration behind its launch?
Our shop was started by two best friends who love shoes! We had no clue that someday we’d have a shoe business. We wanted to bring beautiful accessories to brides on their very special day to help make it that much more memorable.
Your shop features so many inspiring finds. What inspires you the most?
On every pair of shoes, you’ll find lace. It is the lace designs that inspire us. Some lace designs are intricate, some whimsical and some modestly simple. Each one tells a different story and the variety we offer helps all brides find that perfect wedding-day look.
What are your top 3 tips for wedding shopping and finding great deals?
1. Most retailers will do deals around holidays throughout the year. Follow them on social media as that’s where they would likely post the sale details.
2. Shop around and compare prices.
3. Typically if you purchase more than one item from a small retailer, they will offer you a discount on bridal party orders.
What are some of your favorite wedding trends for the winter? What really makes a winter wedding pop and not feel so drab?
Our favorite wedding trend is lace…we absolutely cannot get enough lace. We feel it’s timeless, sophisticated and absolutely stunning on all brides. The thing that makes a winter wedding pop is making it feel warm by bringing in warm soft colors. This makes any place feel more intimate and cozy. Who doesn’t love cozy in the middle of winter? 🙂
What is your pair in your shop and why?
Our favorite pair of shoes in our shop is the blush Mary Jane pumps. There is something that’s uniquely elegant about them with their subtle hint of color and simple, yet gorgeous touch of lace that makes them our favorite.