Wedding shoes, which ones will you choose?

Wedding shoes, where to start? There are many wedding shoe designers and brands on the market. Therefore, I’ve decided to select my personal favourites based on observations from attending many wedding days. 

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Jimmy Choo, a fantastic choice when it comes to wedding shoes. There are the elegant heels with crystal embellishments, classic luxury satin bridal heels and beautiful lace sandals. Additionally, there are delicate crystal chains from which single crystals are suspended. I view this as a two for one as you have stunning bridal shoes and ankle jewellery. If you prefer flats you won’t be disappointed. No boring wedding shoes here!

Jimmy Choo wedding shoes


There are options which include dusty glitter, crystals and pearl arched straps so you definitely won’t go unnoticed. For a truly fairy tale experience why not purchased from the Cinderella Collection. These fabulous shoes are covered from toe to heel in luxurious Swarovski crystals.

Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes are defined by their opulent style and elegance. There is a wide selection of designs and colours to choose from. Remember how Carrie Bradshaw accepted a pair of Hangisi pumps in colbalt blue in lieu of an engagement ring. If they were good enough for her, why not you?

Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes


According to their website, “Manolo’s designs are as timeless as true love. After a considerable research, I can wholeheartedly agree with this statement. The champagne satin pumps adorned with an asymmetrical crystal leaf embellishment with stiletto heels, almond toe mules showcasing gold glitter fabric complete with a classic square crystal buckle and a stiletto heel, stunning lace pumps featuring a black Swarovski crystal buckle plus high heel and the flat white calf leather pumps, accented by a crystal buckle are just the tip of this romantic, timeless iceberg.

If I said wedding shoes with red soles, you would know that I’m talking about the one and only Christian Louboutin. Ensuring clean lines and sophistication the Spikaqueen pump has a transparent closed PVC toe. This stiletto has a thin strap encircling the ankle. This is a great idea if you want to have a more understated look. Desiring something different? The Gipsybootie ankle boot sensitively combines white mesh and lace for a truly unique effect. The two materials bring out the best of what each one has to offer, that is sophistication. I was surprised to note the whimsical feel they give and delicacy portrayed.

wedding boots in lace


What about a trainer (sneaker)? I won’t tell you what my wife said when I told her about these. She’s a heels all the way lady. Having said this she did say that they were rather pretty. The trainers are finished in white lace which is mounted onto a rubber sole. The edgings are placed tone on tone grosgrain edgings to create a soft and etheric effect.

If your budget doesn’t stretch to the above, why not try Irregular Choice for wedding shoes? Unique and eye-catching designs are in abundance. One classic option would be the wedding shoe called in the ‘Nick of Time’. White sparkling glitter covers the shoe from toe to heel and covering the front of the shoe is a beautiful, brushed fabric bow. A stylish fairy tale wedding shoe at under £100. Personally, I think that this is a great choice (I’ve seen these and heard the positive feedback from guests) and they look a lot more expensive. Or are you considering something a little less traditional? There is a black and a pink version too!

Continuing with the idea of less traditional, yet affordable, wedding shoes. Why not look to the designer Joe Browns? Eye-catching Ice blue wedding shoes (Sofia Couture Shoes) with a jacquard pattern are finished with a large sparkly buckle and a sweet floral corsage. Perfect for a summer wedding. These shoes offer both style and comfort. Joe Browns also stock a range of peep toe bridal shoes and sandals. Their red velvet sandals are absolutely gorgeous and epitomise luxury from days gone by. The deep red is rather romantic and creates a bold statement.

Before we leave the world of wedding shoes I wanted to share this with you.

A tradition I knew nothing about.

Whilst researching wedding shoes (bridal shoes) I made a discovery. I’ve heard the rhyme ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ many, many times. But I did not know that it ends with ‘and a silver sixpence in her shoe.’ Apparently in Britain the father of the bride would place a silver sixpence in her shoe before they walked down the aisle.

The sixpence was to show that the father wished his daughter well and wished prosperity for her and her husband. Interestingly Sweden, Lithuania, Spain, Latin America and Poland all have their own version of this tradition. So, if you decide to try out this silver sixpence tradition, I recommend purchasing yours from the Royal Mint. This is due to the fact that the Royal Mint strikes the coin with the year of the wedding making it a wonderful keepsake.

We hope this has helped you towards making decisions about your wedding shoes. Whatever you wedding shoe you choose make sure that it is comfortable. You will in wearing them for several hours.