The bad old days of wedding shoes

Wedding shoes have changed in the last decade or so. There used to be a dismal lack of choice for brides to wear on their big days. Bridal shoes were simple white or ivory satin styles with kitten heels. They lagged behind fashion trends, mostly tending towards a “classic” aesthetic.

Happy days

Brides these days can pick from an almost infinite number of shoe styles to complement their dresses. Some (myself included) are picking shorter dresses in order to show off their shoe choice.

woman susannah davda wearing wedding dress and red and blue ankle strap wedding shoes

Wedding shoes are no longer an after-thought. If you’re looking for the perfect pair to complement your dress, I can help. I will source the perfect wedding shoes to suit your style, dress, and venue, This is a full shoe sourcing service for brides who want to find fabulous, comfortable footwear.

You can be the bride with the most amazing shoes, who kept them on all day and night!

Top 12 wedding shoe brands

If you’d like to source your own shoes, I’ve compiled this list of the top 12 brands specialising in bridal footwear, to take some of the legwork out of bridal shopping for you.

Here they are in no particular order:

1. Harriet Wilde

pale gold laser cut high heeled platform wedding shoes with ribbon

Simple, elegant styles, with sumptuous details and adornments. Think impossibly pretty.

2. Shoes of Prey

white lace high heeled wedding shoes blue ribbon bow trim

A customisation service, perfect for creative brides who want something unique. All aspects of the shoe are customisable using the easy-to-use website.

3. Pip MacCallum

white satin high heeled wedding shoes with black ribbon to tie around leg

Elegant shoes and sandals with simple, clean lines and a variety of beautiful shades from blush to dove grey, to ivory.

4. Love Art Wear Art

ivory satin T bar high heeled sandal wedding shoes with silver glitter and plaited detail

Intricate styles with a dash of bling. Metallic hints and glitter sections are signatures of this brand.

5. Freya Rose

high heeled wedding shoes sandals mother of pearl

A mix of simple classic styles, and contemporary looks using innovative materials and adornments.

6. Irregular Choice

gold glitter wedding shoes bride and groom figure heels

For the unconventional bride. These heels will definitely make a statement when you walk down the aisle. These heels are also available in a two brides version perfect for ladies marrying other ladies.

7. Emmy London

beaded silver leather wedge sandals wedding shoes

Luxurious designs worth stretching your budget for. Only the finest materials are used to make Emmy’s shoes, and many styles are hand-beaded.

8. Rachel Simpson

ice blue high heeled peep toe wedding shoes

Flowers are a signature of this brand. Many styles have this beautiful metallic detailing which outlines petal shapes. Lace and scalloping are also featured.

9. Pink Paradox

Satin sandals wedding shoes with diamante ankle straps

Diamantes, lace, ruching and bows feature on these classic silhouettes. Priced for budget-conscious brides.

10. Rainbow Club

satin high heeled wedding shoes with ribbon bow and ruching

Classic with a twist. Most of their styles can be hand-dyed by the company to match any shade.

11. Sophia Webster

jelly sandals wifey for lifey wedding shoes flat

Girly, innovative and quirky in an entirely wearable way. Bridal styles feature “Wifey For Lifey” on the soles.

12. Charlotte Mills

white wedding shoes with silver glitter bow and heel

Hearts, bows and metallic details feature on this brand’s beautifully hand-crafted shoes and sandals. Many styles come in a subtle shade of “something blue”.

…and for wider feet: Sargasso & Grey

ivory satin high heeled crystal bead embellished court shoe wide fit

Brides with wider feet don’t have to suffer in too-narrow shoes or compromise on elegance. Sequins and crystals subtly decorate some options, whilst others are kept clean and simple.


Which shoes did you wear to your wedding? Please share your dream wedding shoes with us in the comments, or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

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