If the Shoe Fits!
Finding the Perfect Bridal Shoes
by Lisa Miller of Studio di Luce
Finding the right shoes to wear on your wedding day can prove as difficult as finding the perfect dress. It's hard to believe, but your wedding day shoes are one of the most important things you will wear on your big day, so I'm here to offer a little guidance from my experience as a wedding professional.
As a shoe lover myself, one of the first things I ask to see when I arrive to photograph a wedding, besides the bride herself, are her shoes! And I'm not the only one checking out the shoes that day. Everyone seems to be eager to see what the bride will wear with her gorgeous gown, and we are all so pleased when we don't see the predictable white satin pump when she steps out of the limo.
The new trends in bridal footwear are amazing and the internet is filled with options so it's not hard for the bride to find the perfect pair. I've seen brides wear everything from biker boots to custom-painted heels, cowboy boots, and even high-top sequined sneakers. There are no rules, so be true to yourself and pick something that reflects your personality.
Here are some of the biggest trends for bridal shoes this season:
1. Printed Wedding Shoes
Printed and patterned shoes are really big this year, and so if the your budget allows, spring for a pair of hand- painted shoes from local shoe designer Bonnie Manning of B. Gall Designs. www.bgalldesigns.com
2. Pink Heels
Bright Pink is hot, but all shades of pink rule when it comes to embodying the characteristics of cool, trendy and fun!
3. Wedding Shoes with Feathers
We’ are seeing feathers everywhere, in hair pieces, bouquets, and dresses, so why not on your shoes, too! It's a charming detail, and an angelic finishing touch!
4. Mint Wedding Shoes
It's the hot new color for this year and mint shoes are the perfect touch when you are looking for subtle but trendy.
5. Blue Heels
Wear your "something blue" as your wedding shoes and add a splash of color to your big day!
Always in style, you can't go wrong with a pair of vintage lace pumps or booties.
7. Finishing Touches
Shoes adorned with embellishments such as pearls, beads, sequins, and rhinestones (especially on the heels) are big again this year. Also very popular are the straps that look like a necklace for your ankle… fabulous!!