Shoe Love is True Love

When Clare and I met for an afternoon of shopping and banoffee pie on Saturday, our primary aim was to find her and the bump a couple of gorgeous maxi dresses. Then there was also much catching up and gossiping to be done-the world of wedding blogs is never boring! We managed to spend a large portion of the day drooling over massively inappropriate shoes that neither of us would have any use for but ‘oh-my-giddy-aunt-someone-has-to-wear-these. And so our thoughts went straight to wedding shoes. Of course!

The Bridal Brigade

Because there will absolutely always be brides in the market for an ivory shoe and they can absolutely be stunning and breath-taking without detracting from the most beautiful of dresses.

L-R, top to bottom. Schuh’s Frenchie and Collete, Barratt’s Corsage. New Look’s Suede peep-toes and Strappy sandals and Monsoon’s Diana.

Bridal with a kick

On first glance, they’re demure and oh-so-elegant and the neutral shades are absolutely bride-friendly. They’re just a little rock’n'roll and I think they’re AWESOME. As Anna said, ‘Is it weird that I want to wear the Sugar Hiccup’s on my hands?’

L-R, top to bottom. Miss Selfridge’s Hatti and Iron Fist’s Sugar Hiccup. New Look’s Tonal peep-toe and Miss Selfridge’s Pretty wedge.

A Splash of Colour

I am quite the fan of a pink shoe, as you may be aware! When trying to find the *perfect* shoes to go with my calf-length dress I purchased pairs very like the ‘Prince’ and ‘Rennes’ and they both remained in my possession up to the very last day of their returns policies, I loved them so very much. They weren’t perfect for our wedding, but I can’t help thinking these 2011 versions might be perfect for my wardrobe in general!

L-R, top to bottom. Schuh’s Thelma, Miss L’s corsage wedges and Schuh’s Prince. Topshop’s Gaggle, Monsoon’s Rennes and Miss Selfridge’s Suzie.

Something Blue

Fast becoming the way in which a tradition-loving bride satisfies her ‘something blue’ requirement, there are an abundance of blue beauties on the market right now.The wellies? Well, given the weather we’ve been enjoying recently, it’d be silly to assume that only winter brides need their colour-coordinated Hunters!

It’s taken me an absolute age to decide which my favourites are from this post. I have a whole file on desktop full of shoes that are awaiting their day in the blog-sun. Turns out, I REALLY like shoes… I think the Colette, the Sugar Hiccup, the Rennes and the Gosford. At the moment anyway. I’m going to have to stop re-reading the post so I stop having new favourites! Which are yours? What shoes are you having/did you have to go with That Dress? And is it normal to love shoes A LOT….?
Categories: Frippery, Wedding Planning
5 interesting thoughts on this


  1. Posted July 20, 2011 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Here are mine

    Should have sent the link earlier but I plead being grotty with illness (48 hours before a festival? Really? Gonna have to drink through it…)

    LOVE ALL these shoes, especially the Miss Selfridge Hatti. SO CHIC

    Hope you Aisling and Anna are on the mend!


  2. Posted July 20, 2011 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    My shoes were blue peep toe Rupert Sanderson shoes which were the first thing I bought and which we ended up planning the whole of the wedding theme around :)

  3. Jessie
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Ah shoes …. I am having a short dress so everyone tells me that I of course have to get amazing shoes…only I'm getting married in a field so will instantly ruin any footwear..wellies it is, and probably ones I already own at that!! Sexy!

  4. Posted July 20, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    They are all beautiful. With my really wide size 8 feet – its whatever will fit!

    I know I'm on my own on this one but if the bride is wearing a long dress, I never ever notice the shoes on the wedding day. I just plucked for a comfy bridal pair for £28. Job done.

    I prefer to spend the money on jewellery, which will hopefully last a lifetime, and be an heirloom for our children.

  5. Posted July 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    The last time I went shopping, I spent an unhealthy amount of time prancing around TK Maxx in a pair of bright yellow strappy heels. My sister raised an eyebrow. I know I looked like Big Bird. But, the heart wants what the heart wants…non?

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