Monday, July 2, 2012

Wedding Shoes For A Good Cause

(This was originally posted in February, but it's such a popular post, I thought I'd share it again. You'll find additional links at the end of this post for your perusal. Have a great weekend everyone!)

Our weather was freakishly warm yesterday. And I took full advantage of it when my hubby treated me to a wonderful surprise. He took the day off work, arranged for my parents to babysit, and took us to the new ice rink at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, which was refreshingly cool. It was such a wonderful time and I am so grateful to have his love and friendship. Now that we have our lovely daughter, these "dates" are even more precious to me.

Anyway, mushiness over. So the warm weather had me thinking about sandals and summertime. And then I got a lovely e-mail from Sseko, a company which gives women in Uganda an avenue to empower their lives. Here is how it's done:
In an impoverished and male-dominated society, many of these young women struggle to find fair work. Sseko hires these college-bound women during their nine-month period from school to live and work together, while earning money that will go directly towards their university education. The women that Sseko employs will not make sandals forever. They will go on to be doctors, lawyers, politicians, writers, and teachers that will bring change and unification to a country ravished and divided by a 22 year-long war.

Sseko also offers custom made sandals in custom colors. Visit their site. Or go straight to their wedding collection.


20 comments:

Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

Thanks for sharing about the wonderful cause from Sseko! Ventures like these can really give options to couples wanting a meaningful wedding (not just in the usual way). And btw, sounds like you have a treasure of a husband!

Tamara Nicole said...

Herban Feast is such a great location! :-)

debby said...

What a great cause! Thank you for letting us know about it. What a great way to add meaning to your wedding.

Debby Dowling said...

What a great cause! Thanks for sharing. What a great way to add meaning to your wedding.

KylieSmylie said...

These are really cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

KylieSmylie said...

These are really cute! Great idea and they can be worn again! :)

Wedding Flowers Co said...

Thanks for sharing! Hadn't heard of this cause before. Let's get the word out!

Natasha said...

very creative. they will make many beach brides happy.

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Emily said...

I love the bride's choice of shoe. It is the perfect accessory for the beach wedding. http://www.bellagala.us/finishing-touches/blog/?p=575

Paula said...

nice idea! looks perfect for a beach wedding :D

Gretchen Rebache @ TrojanSecure Anti-Spyware Software said...

This is really cute and it looks like a lot of fun for you guys. I've been to a lot of wedding before and I do love to come to weddings since it makes me feel really happy. I also love to see how lovely would the bride would look like.

www.sorrentoweddings.com.au said...

You look soo pretty! LOVE the colour !

wedding invitations said...

yeah its seems like that would be really fun guys.

Wedding Place said...

The sandals and the strappy style are appealing, I would choose them

Wedding Invitations Sydney Online said...

What a great way to support and important cause! Her shoes are gorgeous and are perfect for a beach wedding or any Summer wedding

Elegant Wedding Invitations said...

What a great cause. And these sandals are fabulous! Lovely!

suan zhang said...

You have chosen a wedding dress, veil and gloves; you already know what type of wedding bouquet you will have and what about the wedding shoes?

Unique Wedding Invitations said...

Fabulous for a beach or relaxed garden wedding!

vowsforbride said...

Wow, what a beautiful setting for a wedding.

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