Brides, when it comes to accessorising your wedding day look, there’s one style item which you certainly need to consider wisely, from courts and open toes, to mountainous heels and dainty flats, we’re talking bridal shoes.

Whether you’ve chosen a classic Italian villa, a glamorous Ibiza beachfront or a rural retreat in the UK, you’ll want to wear the perfect shoes to say ‘I Do’. We delve into the exciting world of wedding shoes, giving you the full insight into what’s in-store for the upcoming season, what will complete your bridal look and how you can find the ideal pair for you.

Without further ado, let’s introduce you to three incredible brands offering seriously impressive bridal shoes for 2021-2022…

Bridal Shoes by Freya Rose

If you want to stand out from the crowd, luxury shoe designer Freya Rose combines fine jewellery into a breathtaking bridal shoe collection. Investment pieces for sure, the jewelled heels are pieces of art in their own right, allowing you to make a stunning entrance walking down the aisle.

Chunky statement heels at the ready, the newest collection will certainly add a sense of personality to your bridal style. The tiled motif of the Zara design gives us serious Moroccan vibes, ideal for boho chic lovers!

How to find your perfect pair by Freya Rose

“After spending the past year in slippers and trainers I’m looking forward to stepping out and putting on my heels again. Shoes are magical, they can change the way you look and feel and I believe your wedding day is not the time to compromise on anything. I encourage any bride I speak to, to invest in their bridal shoes, because unlike their dress, wedding heels will be treasured and worn long after their big day.

My favourite style of shoes for all types of occasions feature a statement block heel. Whether you’re getting married in a quintessentially British garden or on the coast , our heels are the perfect balance of comfort and style. Handcrafted with precious materials such as Sterling silver and Mother of Pearl, our iconic heels are opulent and can take up to 300 hours, per pair of shoes, to make. Ranging from elegant sandal styles to contemporary leather boots our block heeled styles are designed for the modern bride.”

Freya Rose style must-haves for the upcoming season

“My must have styles for Spring/Summer 2021 embrace the divine natural beauty of precious shell. Freya Rose styles such as Gigi, Soraya and, the newest edition to the iconic collection, Martene all feature my signature Mother of Pearl heel which have a timeless yet ‘on trend’ quality.

Pearl’s popularity so far in 2021 has soared and I think a beautiful way to embrace this trend alternatively is by making a statement and styling your bridal look with a pair of Mother of Pearl heels.” Freya Rose

Charlotte Mills Bridal Shoes

Showcased at the likes of London Fashion Week, Charlotte Mills shoes are a whimsical touch of bridal glamour. They’re pretty beyond belief with a clear touch of charm and fun, in fact each pair is hand finished with an original silver sixpence embedded in the sock whilst the leather soles are delicately embossed with; ‘Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something Blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe’.

You’ll be dazzled by the brands oversized bows, playful fluffy accents and delicate ankle straps featuring signature chunky heels, ideal for an array of wedding day styles.

Wedding shoe shopping advice from Charlotte Mills

“Comfort is key, so it’s important to choose a heel height that you’re comfortable with. If you usually wear a mid heel, then that’s the style you should choose for your wedding day. We’ve worked really hard to ensure that Charlotte Mills wedding shoes are as comfortable as possible, with added comfort features such as luxurious latex padding and a flexible leather sole you can be sure that you’ll be dancing from dawn till dusk.

Something else to keep in mind when choosing your wedding shoes is what tone your wedding dress is, although most of our bridal shoes are crafted in our pearlescent ivory and pearl glitter material. We have a small selection of blush and blue tone shoes, which would be ideal if you want something a little different and to add a pop of colour to your bridal look!”

The perfect shoes for getting married in the UK and abroad

“At Charlotte Mills, we understand that every bride has a different preference when it comes to heel height, which is why we offer most styles in multiple heel heights. In November we also introduced our newest heel height at 4cm, which fills the gap between flat shoes and mid heels. So there really is something for everyone to choose from, whether you’re a bride getting married on a beach in the Mediterranean and want a stylish flat sandal, or you’re getting married in a traditional English church and want a block heel to avoid slipping on the cobbles we’ve got you
covered!”

Charlotte Mills style must-haves for the upcoming season

“Our must haves for the upcoming season have to be our new Juniper and Jazzy styles. Featuring an almond toe and crafted in our signature crushed pearl glitter, they’re the perfect match for both ivory and white bridal gowns. These styles also come with our new organza strap which is interchangeable, giving you two different looks.

If glitter isn’t for you, then our Joni and Jamie wraparound sling back styles have been incredibly popular. You can choose these styles as they are, or add a polka dot tulle bow trim.” Charlotte Mills

Bridal Shoes by Rainbow Club

Boasting a diverse selection of style focused yet comfortable bridal shoes, Rainbow Club has such an extensive range of designs that you’re bound to find what your heart desires. With colour customisation and the brands ‘something blue’ authenticity gem you’ll feel incredibly special when selecting your perfect pair.

Sophisticated for sure, the newest collection fuses elegant simplicity with intricate detailing and romantic chiffon for the classy bride wanting to put the right foot forward.

What to consider when bridal shoe shopping by Rainbow Club

“When starting the search for the prefect bridal shoe the very first decision needs to be, what’s the priority – the dress or the shoes? If it’s the dress, then the shoes can be carefully selected to match. Or if like us, you live for shoes,  focus on finding your dream pair first!

Comfort

At rainbow club we always put comfort first, because even if you find the most beautiful shoes, if you can’t wear them for more than 10 minutes they can ruin your day. When looking for your dream shoes consider the heel size and shape, as well as the fit.

All Rainbow Club shoes feature our unique Bliss Comfort design, which features padded linings as well as super-soft underfoot cushioning, cleverly designed to provide support all day long. We also offer a beautiful range of wide fit shoes that don’t compromise on style, ensuring that everyone can find the right shoe for them.

Style

When matching to a wedding dress, the shoes don’t necessarily have to be in the same style – in fact it can be the opposite. If you choose a simple elegant dress, you can match it with a classy pair of court shoes, or contrast it with a detailed pair of sparkly or lace heels. Just make sure you try both the heels and the dress on together before the big day so you know they work well.

It’s also worth considering the location you are going to be married – if it’s on a beach or grassy field, you may want to avoid a stiletto as you don’t want to end up sinking into the ground!

Colour

Colour is one of our specialities at Rainbow Club – it’s right there in the name! We have a stunning range of ivory satin and ivory lace shoes, but if you want a splash of colour, we have you covered. All our satin and lace shoes can be dyed to any colour you desire. We offer a colour match service, so if you have a bag or accessory you want to match to, we can dye your shoes to the precise colour.

If you do go for the traditional ivory, we also offer a service to dye your shoes after the wedding, so you can still wear them for special occasions in the future.

Rainbow Club’s style must-haves for the upcoming season

“Our new season has just been launched and we couldn’t be more excited about our new designs. Our must-haves for the season include increasingly popular block heels, designs with that ‘wow’ factor, and a focus on comfort, so brides can be happy in their shoes all day!

If you just want that ‘wow’ factor, our Pandora heels are guaranteed to stand-out from the crowd! The exquisite open courts are crafted from luxurious ivory satin, feature sleek stiletto heels and a slingback finished with a romantic chiffon ribbon bow – they’re designed to be seen, and admired.

We’ve also gone one step further in our new range and included Millie, a sparkly bridal trainer crafted from our exclusive Italian ivory fine shimmer. Some brides like to change into a pair of bridal flats when the dancing starts or some prefer comfort all day, either way, these Millie trainers are the perfect alternative to heels.” Rainbow Club

Wedinspire’s Top tips for wedding shoe shopping

  • Be selective with your shopping entourage, too many opinions can be an overkill!
  • Wear the right attire, pop socks at the ready and a cheeky home pedicure beforehand will work wonders if you’re trying on open toes.
  • Try on your own heels at home and make a note of the highest heel height you feel comfortable wearing all day. A parade around a boutique is certainly not like standing in a suitable heel height for over 8 hours!
  • Take inspo images or have Pinterest boards saved to keep you on track to finding your ideal pair.
  • If you’ve purchased your dress, take along photos to allow you to try on shoe colour variations that will suit.
  • And, Enjoy. Above all shoe shopping should be exciting, enjoy a prosecco or two in-between finding your perfect sexy court, sandal or pair of trainers.

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