Accessories, Feature, Shoes

Shoes – some ideas for Brides on footwear that isn’t just for one big day

By Debs Cass on June 12th, 2013

Old school fashion rules dictated that an outfit started with the shoes (or was it the hat?) Either way, we can bet this is not the case for most brides today – with the ‘dream dress’ taking precedence. However that doesn’t mean to say that shoes should be an afterthought. Why waste money on a pair of shoes a) You don’t particularly like b) Will never wear again. Why not go for a pair that not only goes perfectly with your dress, but you would also be happy to step out in another day…

Here’s our top ten pick of shoes perfect for all kinds of brides / outfits.

Emma Hope Florrie Sling in Silk Embroidery £379.00

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Delicate silk embroidered sling back shoes in ivory. Emma Hope


We love these antique rose and duck egg blue bridal shoes from Rachel Simpson

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on February 7th, 2013


We’re big fans of adding a dash of colour to your wedding outfit by choosing bridal shoes in a different hue than classic ivory. This season we’ve fallen for the spectacular Anais by Rachel Simpson. This beautiful feminine platform in Italian silk lace and satin comes in two colours, antique rose and duck egg, and have a hidden platform for added comfort. They will set you back £175 but we think they’re worth it! What do you think?

There are more gems to be found in Rachel Simpson’s 2013 collection – take a look here.

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Freya Rose introduces 1920’s style Gatsby inspired bridal shoes

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on June 14th, 2012

If you’re a fan of the 1920s and its dazzle and glamour, you’ll love these Great Gatsby inspired t-bar bridal shoes by Freya Rose.

A collaboration between the shoe designer and Debbie Carlisle, the art deco styled Audrey comes in ivory and black duchess silk as well as gold metallic leather, for £375.00.

Debbie Carlisle is best known for creating luxury vintage jewellery bouquets and vintage inspired headpieces for brides that want to sparkle one their wedding day.

Are you thinking about having a 1920’s styled wedding?


Oh dear… Wedding Uggs

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on May 23rd, 2012

After Jedward’s Eurovision contribution last night I was wondering if anything could possibly be worse than their futuristic, tight-fitting bodysuits… I was wrong.

Say what you like, but I will personally place the following footwear on the Crocs shelf – shoes that should never have seen the light of day, regardless of how comfy they are – namely Wedding Uggs.

Not a good look on anyone really, especially not in the middle of summer when surely they’d make your feet smell like milk way past its date, but are wedding Uggs really necessary at a wedding?

According to the Huffington Post, Ugg’s I Do! Collection offers three options for the inappropriate footwear (unless you’re getting marring in severe cold conditions where they might, MIGHT, be tolerable, if there is no other shoes in sight), with prices starting at $70 for the Fluff Flip Flop I Do! (Hello! Flip-flops should be worn at beach weddings) to a whopping $225 for the Sparkles I Do! The latter would actually have fitted perfectly with Jedward’s costume last night come to think of it. Although could have made it all a bit too Gary Glitter.

Would you consider investing in a pair of wedding Uggs, or would you rather stick to your stilettos – regardless of how painful your feet may be at the end of your wedding day?

Let’s end this on a positive though. This is from the US Uggs website, so no word about them coming to the UK – for now…

[via HuffPo]


Pretty pastels for summer weddings by Emmy Shoes

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on March 13th, 2012

Chloe – price on request

Who says you have to wear white – or ivory – shoes with your ivory wedding dress. Personally I love seeing brides’ personalties shine through the colour of shoes they opt for. For winter wedding a deep red will look gorgeous, especially if set against snow sprinkled hills.

But for a summer wedding it’s all about pretty pastels. And the latest collection by British designer Emmy is just that! And for that vintage feel these are just what you should be looking for. Inspired by the glamour of eras past, Emmy Scarterfield’s designs are made to the highest quality with kid suede and the finest leather. You can pick shoes off the shelf, or have a pair made bespoke to fit with your dream wedding and colour scheme.

Prices start from £260 (ready-to-wear) and £360 (bespoke) and takes eight to 14 weeks to deliver.

Poppy with deckchair stripe bow – price on request

Astrid – price on request

Pastel Ali – price on request


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Jimmy Choo bridal collection

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on February 17th, 2012

How exciting! Jimmy Choo has launched a bridal collection.

The 2012 Bridal Collection offers a fantastic selection of designs, materials and colours to fit perfectly in with your wedding look. There are also shoes for the mother of the bride, bridesmaids as well as a few sparkly purses for the bride that has to have a few things with her. Would it be wrong to buy a pair or two despite not getting married just yet..?

You can buy the pieces online or at selected bridal salons.

Jimmy Choo - Comet

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Exclusive Harriet Wilde bridal shoe collection launches at Harrods

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on December 5th, 2011

Wedding shoe extraordinaire Harriet Wilde has launched a floral inspired Spring/Summer 2012 collection at Harrods’ prestigious shoe boudoir. This season Harriet Wilde has fallen in love with delicate sprig cherry blossom – my favourite! – and pretty summer roses that create soft and romantic details.

The shapes include the every stylish, high heeled peep toe platforms, Betty Draper fifties courts, the more classic round toe courts (with or without platforms so you’re spoiled for choice).

Made from high quality ivory silk, this season’s exclusives are Sakura (the Japanese word for cherry blossoms) with ornate silver leaves and delicate pink cherry blossoms cascading down the heel. And if you are a bridal client of Harrods, you can get gorgeous hand painted flowers on any of the designs!

If you’re after a bit more blingtastic pair, then the Swarovskli crystal embellished  Bridgette and Polly will be your faves.

Excuse me while I head to Harrods…

For prices and more information visit


Winter honeymoon? Keep warm with these snow boots

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 25th, 2011

If you ‘re getting married in the next few months and have decided to honeymoon in a colder climate, then these apres ski boots by Aruna Seth will be a must-have. Made in Italy, the boots have padding for cashmere like comfort – nice when wading through snow – and are embellished with Swarovski elements crystals and fur.

Available from Aruna Seth for £1,750.00.


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Vivienne Westwood and Melissa SS 2012

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 10th, 2011

If you’ve already fallen in love with the Vivienne Westwood Melissa heart shoes, then the new sweethearts for SS 2012 are going to make your heart flutter once more. Available now to pre-order through spring/summer 2012 offers lovely block colours and wings… WINGS!

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Get your wedding shoes on: Kate Spade New York stores now open in London

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 2nd, 2011

This is great news for UK brides and women in general. American label Kate Spade New York has opened its first two European flagship stores in London and that means shoes, glorious bridal shoes (and lots of other pretty things too)!

After a trial in October last year with a pop-up shop in Covent Garden, the feminine and colourful brand has opened stores in Chelsea and Covent Garden that stock the full range of Kate Spade clothing and accessories.

At: Sloane Square, 2 Symons Street, London SW3 2TJ and Covent Garden, 1-4 Langley Court, London.

Check out the gallery of some of the bridal shoes on offer online below – then head to Chelsea darling!

Kate Spade - Bloom

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Photo courtesy of Kate Spade New York

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5 ways to wear something blue on your wedding day

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 27th, 2011

The tradition of a bride wearing  Something Blue on her wedding day is alive and well, so I thought I’d put together a little gallery with inspiration for how you can incorporate blue into your outfit without looking like you’ve dressed up for Halloween.

Peacock fascinator

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I love the dramatic effect peacock feathers add to a bride’s outfit. This made-to-order peacock feather flower fascinator is by RadoKri Fashion Accessories on Etsy and at only $110 (£71) it is certain to add a dash of something blue to your outfit. Snap on a simple birdcage veil to finish the look.

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Freya Rose Boudoir bridal shoe collection – mother of pearl, lace and crystals

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 21st, 2011

Lace and – dare we say it – black looks like a popular trend in the bridal market for next year. Just check out Vera Wang’s Autumn 2012 wedding dress collection! Shoe specialist Freya Rose has also embraced the lace with its new Boudoir Collection, with the fabulous Tahiti Boudoir (£375.00) causing quite the stir in the Bridalwave office today. Incorporating French Chantilly lace, the delicate handmade bow this particular style comes with the signature mother of pearl heel.

In fact the whole wedding collection is quite delectable… Check out a selection below.


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Photo courtesy of Freya Rose

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Five is the lucky number for Kate Moss’s Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on August 24th, 2011

It comes as no surprise that Kate Moss didn’t leave anything to chance when it came to her wedding to Jamie Hince last month, especially anything relating to her outfit. After all fashion is what she does.

Chosen shoe maker for her wedding day, and Sex and the City Carrie’s favourite, Manolo Blahnik has now revealed it too five tries to get the shoes perfect. “We did them five times to get them the way she wanted,” said Blahnik. “My workers are the best people. I wouldn’t be here without them.”

The legendary footwear designer created high-heeled sandals for the supermodel to wear with her John Galliano wedding dress. Blahnik continued: “The shoes arrived the day before and there were too many jewels on the heel because of the long train. So we had women working up until midnight to change it.”

Wonder if the Queen of Fashion would have said “off with his head” had the shoes not been to her liking in the end…

AP Photo/Jonathan Short

AP Photo/Jonathan Short

AP Photo/Jonathan Short

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Bridalwave loves: Vintage wedding shoes

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on June 22nd, 2011

OK so they might not be original vintage, but these lovely bridal shoes are vintage inspired and the perfect accessory you’re planning a vintage themed wedding.

Don’t stop at the dress; let your vintage dream flow through everything you wear on your wedding day. A delicious selection of lace, pearls, organza, and tulle these shoes are a must for anyone wanting their big day to transport all present back to the eras of glamour and impeccable style.

Rachel Simpson - Eva

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Eva from Rachel Simpson - £150.00.

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Do a Pippa and wear Aruna Seth bridal shoes

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on June 20th, 2011

All eyes may have been on older sister Kate for the royal wedding, but Pippa Middleton got her fair share of the attention. Media – and men – first took note of the Maid of Honour in her ivory Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress, and later when Pippa wore a green Temperley gown for the reception. But did you see her shoes?

Pippa wore  a pair of Aruna Seth bridal shoes, more presicely the Lynn heels in silver and Swarovski crystals. Due to popular demand – like her sister Pippa is turning into a style-queen – the Lynn design is now also available in gold and ivory, and can be yours for £525.00

Photo: Aruna Seth

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