Sunday, December 12, 2010

How to Customize your Chuck T's

Hey Hive, I received a few questions about the shoes we wore in our engagement photos and almost on our save the dates.

The shoes in question (photo by our super super amazing photographers, Miller+Miller):
We actually bought the shoes from Shoe Carnival! It was so nice of you guys to all think that we ordered the shoes like that, but nope! They just had an "I heart" followed by a dotted line. I also saw black high-tops at other shoe stores. (source)

It was actually Mr. G's idea to buy the shoes. We saw them in the store and he mentioned that we could wear them for our engagement shoot. He doesn't really like Chucks normally, but he knows I love them, so it was kind of awesome and I was really happy he had thought of it!

I knew that the "I" was in Cooper Black, so I just typed my name in that font on my computer and tried to re-create it with a pen. I used a white paint marker (from Michael's for like $2.50) on the black shoes and a black Sharpie on the white shoes. (also - funny story, I took photos while doing this thinking that "If I ever blog for Weddingbee. . .")

A helpful tip - if you do buy these shoes to do this, make sure you go over the white writing with the pen an extra time, otherwise it won't look as opaque.

At first, I was a little disappointed that I couldn't really get the letters perfect, but I got over it and was really happy with how they turned out.
Anybody else do something special for their epics?