shoes, shoes, shoes…

January 17, 2012

images courtesy of style me pretty, esty, pinterest and bhldn

Shopping for wedding shoes can be a bit of a dilemma. Unless you are wearing a short or three quarter length dress, where you are quite happy to spend a bit of extra money on shoes and make them a statement, then you don’t generally want to spend too much on them. But is it worth spending money if you are wearing a long dress and you know they won’t be seen that much especially when more than anything you need them to be comfortable.

The bride to be was lucky enough to find a gorgeous pair of shoes on sale which is a great piece of advice for any brides on the hunt for shoes at the moment. Another great piece of advice is to consider two pairs of shoes – heels for the ceremony and the dinner and then flats for the party and dancing. Do you have any advice for brides to be shopping for shoes?


ballet bridal…

September 12, 2011

images courtesy of bhldn & martha stewart weddings

After the success of Black Swan last year and fashion designers like Chloe featuring ballet inspired clothing on their catwalks, ballet has experienced a resurgence in popularity while the beautiful blush tones and romance of ballet are the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Monique Lhuillier and Vera Wang are the place to go for romantic big gowns while these pink satin shoes from bhldn would be the perfect compliment to your dress or if you’re not keen on heels go for a simple pair of satin ballet pumps.

Keep the colour scheme pale with shades of blush, pale pink and cream and maybe a hint of metallic. Check out Martha Stewart Weddings for some great favour ideas like these knotted marshmallows or cake pops which double up as place settings and favours.

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While deciding the dress is very important, make sure you don’t forget about your shoes. As you’ll be on your feet most of the day chatting to friends and family and let’s not forget dancing; its worth spending a bit more money on a decent pair of shoes to ensure your feet are as comfortable as possible. If you fancy yourself a bit of a designer why not check out Upper Street where you can create your own shoes.

Already a favourite amongst fashionistas, they also have a bridal section where you can design your own pair of wedding shoes from scratch. You get a beautiful pair of handmade shoes where you can choose the style, material, straps, embellishments, colour and heel height. There is no shortage of choice so it ensures that you have a unique pair of shoes for your big day.