When my beloved and I got engaged in 2013, my priorities for wedding planning went in this order:

  1. Date and venue
  2. Shoes
  3. Dress
  4. Photographer
  5. Other stuff

As you would expect from someone who has made shoes her life’s work, I became obsessed with trying to find the perfect stand-out shoes.

To reflect our combined British and Indian heritage, we decided that our wedding colours would be red and gold. I therefore set out on my mission to find gold shoes in a very warm yellow shade to match the Indian jewellery I would wear.

My other requirement was a 2-3 inch heel to ensure I didn’t look too dwarfish next to my 6 foot bridesmaid, and could wear the shoes all day and night.

I scoured the high street, independents, the internet, and designer shops, and found nothing suitable.

A few months later, as I was devouring my latest copy of Elle magazine, I spied these:

Although they weren’t completely gold, they were irresistibly beautiful and matched the colour theme perfectly, as well as counting as my “something blue”. So began my stalking of Dolce & Gabbana’s website and stores.

Later in the year, the shoes finally appeared on I ordered them immediately, and pounced on the postman daily until they arrived.

I knew I had to wear a dress which displayed my shoes, as they were an important part of the outfit, and our guests were bound to want to see my footwear.

I opted for the hem to be shorter at the front, and longer at the back.

My husband wore beautiful Church’s Oxfords.


…and yes we wore them all day and all night!


Photographs courtesy of the excellent Jeff and Sarah at Jeff Oliver Photography.


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