For this month’s edition of Bridal Tips, I thought I would cover the ever so fabulous topic of wedding day shoes! Verses getting into the details of the types of shoes such as kitten heels and pumps, I wanted to focus more on different types of bling, color, and fun options you can choose from to tie in with your gown, venue, and style.
1. Color – Pristine traditional white, a matte nude, or a bright pop of color? When you first start deciding on your perfect pair, it is important to figure out what style will go with your type of dress. For example, my bride Caroline paired a hot pink pop of color for her wedding day shoes with her ultra mod crop-top dress. My bride Michelle picked a true blue flat for her trendy wedding at The Acre, while my bride Nicole picked a forest green shade for her atrium garden wedding at Park Plaza Gardens. All three matched the style of their venue and their dress, which helped with tying in their overall theme.
2. A little bling? – I love how a little or a lot of glitter, gems, and rhinestones can dress up a shoe. Paola’s tiny rhinestone encrusted nude heels matched perfectly with her diamond stud earrings, while Janaki’s silver glitter open toe heels were just darling! Of course, I couldn’t help but include a little softer side of “bling” with my sweetheart Kayleigh’s pearl lined kitten toe heels for her ceremony that she later switched out for some rocking teal Tom’s during her reception at Paradise Cove.
3. Traditional White with a Twist – I always ooh and ahh over a gorgeous pristine white heel with a lace overlay. One of my favorite options, I had to include a few possibilities if you are looking for a white shoe with a bit of a twist. Jennifer’s traditional wedding paired perfectly with her traditional white lace overlay on her white heels, while Rebekah’s white sandals were simply stunning for her Winter Garden wedding in the backyard of her childhood home. I also just love the Brittany’s white lace wedges with a simple white ribbon running up along the back – the perfect mix of two different fabrics!
4. Accessorize – turn a plain bottom heel into a fun spot for an additional accessory. My bride Christine added a little Charlie Brown charm to each of her heels in honor of her grandpa. It was the sweetest owed to a loved one walking her down the aisle in spirit.
Ps. Don’t forget your flower girl’s shoes as they are just as sweet and important as your bridal party. Christie matched her reception heels to her daughter’s little flats – seriously how cute!