Stilettos, wedges, block heels. Metallic, velvety, bejewelled. Frilly, fluffy, feathered. The possibilities when it comes to what to wear on your feet for that all-important walk down the aisle (and almost-as-important sashay onto the dancefloor!) are endless. I’ve rounded up some of the loveliest footwear we’ve ever featured on the blog, and some of the most stunning wedding shoes available on the high street now. Prepare to be inspired.
When it comes to wedding shoes, we know that you love to opt for a designer pair of heels, with the style and colour being the most important thing. We rarely feature a bride in classic ivory kitten heels and that’s because our readers use their wedding as an excuse to invest in a beautiful pair of shoes that, more often than not, they plan on wearing for occasions long into the future.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a stylish pair of shoes then, in the exact colour you wanted – but that actually fitted your feet perfectly? Enter the lovely Faber Novella. A fresh new concept when it comes to owning a pair of beautiful bespoke shoes. Offering several styles, heel heights and colour ways, you really can build your pair of dream shoes for your wedding day and beyond. And because they are handcrafted from the finest materials, you’ll be dancing the night away with ease. I’ll hand you over to founder Victoria to introduce her beautiful shoes…
A little while back, I had lots of fun putting together a post on spring shoes, in the hope that lots of you would be wearing bright and beautiful coloured shoes for your wedding. And I’m not afraid to admit that I had lots of you pegged completely wrong!
Tons of you are planning on rocking a traditional bridal shoe, and if it’s good enough for Mrs O’Shea, well then it’s darn well good enough for me!
So today we’re sharing a selection of pretty cream or white, elegant but decidely bridal shoes, and why not?
While Choo’s and Loubouins are often on the radar of our readers when it comes to designer style, we’ve yet to see Aruna Seth feature on these pages. Pricey but fashion forwards, there is a variety of designs, sure to keep the most picky shoe lover inspired if you’re looking for something different.
*Cerise (crystal heel), Nia (bow embellished), Samantha (metallic python) and Sheri (lace), all Aruna Seth
Some of the prettiest designs – particularly if you’re working a country garden theme, are to be found at Rainbow Club, in this designer collection by Dianne Hassall. The collection features sensible heels and lots of lace or floral embellishment to make your toes look very fancy.
*Flora, Violette and Sweet Briar by Diane Hassall for Rainbow Club.
We featured Rachel Simpsons shoes in our Dolly Shoot a little while back and went for some of the more alternative black and white styles but I think her ivory collection contains some of my favourite designs. Tick off your ‘something blue’ with Mimi or wear the perennially stylish (I’m so having a moment with suede…) Marylin.
*Mini and Marylin, Rachel Simpson Ivory Collection
One of my recent new finds is Glamorous Sole, which we spotted at the National Wedding Show last year. The designs are simple with minimal detail and might be perfect if you don’t want to detract from your dress. Who could forget Benjamin Adams? Best known for his crystal embellished peep toes, I spied these more contemporary heels for a bit of variation on the theme.
High Street Heaven
Sometimes I feel like a broken record, but we’ll always keep saying it: Don’t forget the high street! Particularly with the abundance of paler fashions on the catwalks this summer, there are lots of matching shoes and whilst white stillettos used to scream Essex, no-one can accuse you of being behind the times now! It’s also definately the place to stop off if you’re looking for flats, if you’re not a heel wearer, or just want to dance!
So have we inspired you readers?
We’d love to hear where you found your shoes – particularly if you got a bargain – we love a good bargain we do 🙂
Let’s talk about one of woman kinds most delectable obsessions. Because let’s face it folks, what was it that led Prince Charming to the most beautiful bride in all of story book fiction?
Her flowing golden locks? Her pouffy swishy ballgown? Her ability to cook a mean Sunday roast?
No, Nope and triple Nada.
What lured his royal handsomeness to our favourite fairytale heroine was in fact the most perfectly fitted high-heeled SHOE.
And because the RMW team like to give you what you want, we have searched the United Kingdom far and wide for the prettiest soled fancy available. You lovelies have been asking and asking for this particular inspiration so we hope there is at least one pair here that makes your heart skip a beat ( and your Bank Manager not have an actual heart attack)
Usually I like to finish these style savvy pieces with my favourite, this time however I’m going to start with the one I love the most – variety being the spice of life and all that.
The Cream Of The Cinderella Crop
The ANA peep toe court by Ted Baker, made from a sexy shiny textured leather. I can’t imagine anything more glamorous poking out from beneath your bridal gown. £140.
Charlotte’s “Go With Everything” Picks
If you really want a colour pop but are concerned about a potential W-day frock clash then you can’t go wrong with soft greys and muted neutrals, they work with both bright white and ivory.
Dune have come up trumps with this seasons glitzy toe-detail selection that could just as easily be worn to the office Christmas party ( if you even need “another wear occasion” to justify a purchase that is)
From left, Jadored £110, Gerard £250 and Jezzamina £110.
Attention Grabbing Metallics
I have never owned a gold shoe. But I would VERY much like too – especially if they were as gorgeous as the diamante studded Gisella platform from French Connection. £95.
And if gold isn’t your fairytale thing then how about bronze? these Haisley beauties from Miss KG are just the prettiest and a bargain at only £65.
Subtle And Sophisticated Satin
If girly pearly princess is your choice du jour then the Harmony by Kurt Geiger maybe right up your street. Another poke-out-from-underneath-your-gown winner. £110.
Something blue? something sparkly? something chic? Well then, Jitterbug also by Kurt Geiger ticks all of the requirement boxes. £100.
Cinderella’s ACTUAL Pair?
If I were to take a genuine guess as to what shoes Madam ‘Rella actually wore to dance the night away with her ultimate fantasy man then I would simply say this: Crystal Encrusted.
Because seriously – if you were allocated a fairy godmother that could deliver ANYTHING you desired you just would wouldn’t you?
And if you want a similar look for the Big Day then I suggest you check out Benjamin Adams, they offer closed toe, peep toe and sexy sling-back swarovski ladened styles.
From left: Gaga £250, Charlize £299 and Electra £250.
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