Showing posts with label Shoes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shoes. Show all posts

Thursday 25 June 2015

Pretty Perfect Vintage-Style Shoes for Your Wedding Day

Wedding shoes need to be two things - beautiful and comfortable. The two don't often go together. Luckily one of the UK's best shoe designers has got the combo nailed. Rachel Simpson's Shoes are prettily perfect, with vintage styles and sensible heels. Many of them have crossbar straps, like dancer's shoes, meaning you'll never lose a shoe on the way down the aisle! What I really love, is that Rachel's made it her mission to perfectly cut each shoe to compliment the foot. It's so refreshing to find a designer with comfort in mind! Her shoes aren't cheap, but if you buy a pair in a colour other than white, you'll be wearing them for years to come.

{I want this!} Rachel Simpson Mimosa in Mint, £170

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Tuesday 31 March 2015

Going for Gold Wedding Shoes

*Full disclosure* - this is a completely biased blog post. I still hold a candle for my gold Halston Heritage wedding day heels {bought for a steal on The Outnet}. So I've gone searching for similar shoes on your behalf, and found a delicious selection on Shopbop. I've even included glamorous flats for comfortable late-night dancing! What do you think? Do you fancy going for gold on your wedding day?

{I want this!} 1. Diane von Furstenberg Viola Too Sandals, £238.70 | 2. Schutz Dunna Sandals, £122.76 | 
3. Badgley Mischka Melany II Wedge Sandals, £146.63 | 4. Badgley Mischka Mayee Flat Thong Sandals, £67.52 | 5. Badgley Mischka Glenna Espadrille Wedges, £146.63 | 6. Badgley Mischka Melinda II Flat Sandals, £112.53 | 
7. Schutz Drauzia Woven Sandals, £136.40 

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Thursday 22 August 2013

Five Ways To Get Your Wedding Guests Dancing

We went to a wedding a few years ago, where no one danced. I don't know why - they had a fantastic band and the alcohol was flowing freely, but the party never really got started. I really felt for the bride and groom, because you want your wedding to be a fantastic, memorable evening, {you've spent all that money}, and for me, a party isn't a party without a good dance. So here are five ways to persuade your guest to kick off their wedding shoes and get down and boogie.

{Wedding Photographer Credit} Matt Edge Photography

1. Don't leave it to chance. Don't think, 'oh I'll just let people put on their iPods'. Either hire a DJ and discuss what you want before your big day, or sit down and create your own song list. If you're DIY-ing, I really recommend joining Spotify. For £9.99 a month you can stream and download as many songs as you want. I'm not even that into music, and I create Playlists all the time. They seem to have every song you can imagine, including your guilty secrets {Grease anyone?}.

2. Ask your guests to send back two song suggestions with their RSVP slip. A couple of our friends did just this, and everyone danced like crazy. In fact, we had such a good night, we asked them for their song list, and gave it to our DJ as a guide. And then everyone danced like crazy at our wedding. You can take a look at our wedding playlist, but remember, it is three years old!

3. Encourage your girlfriends to kick of their heels, by providing free flip-flop wedding favours. They're super-cheap if bought in bulk {approx £2 per pair}, and if the girls are dancing, you can be sure the boys will follow.

4. Far me it for me to tell you what to choose as your First Dance. After all, I don't know all the heartfelt meaning behind 'Your Song'. But if at all possible, don't pick a slow one! The First Dance sets the tone for the evening, and if you want to party, don't pick something sway-able, you want a beat!

5. Tell your ushers and bridesmaids that one of their key tasks is to join you on the dance-floor after your First Dance, and to stay there for at least three songs. There's a tipping point at a party, where the shyer guests feel there's enough people dancing, for them to join in. You want your wedding party to create that tipping point.

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Tuesday 11 June 2013

Sparkly Cinderella Wedding Shoes

Shoes, glorious shoes! Wouldn't these lovelies make you feel like Cinderella? They're gorgeous enough to make you want to wear a short wedding dress. Designed by the lovely Tess from T.L.C. Creations, they're a labour of love. Each crystal and pearl embellishment is added by hand, using Swarovski crystals, vintage jewellery pieces, and pearl and glass beads. Every pair she makes is completely unique, because of the thousands of pieces used to cover the shoes. So they're bespoke, just like the glass slipper in the fairy-tale.

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Tuesday 5 February 2013

Wedding Shoe Heart Stoppers

If you're anything like me, you'll be wanting to make sure every wedding detail is perfect! At least, that's how I felt in the early days of my planning - once things got a bit closer, and a bit more rushed, I started to become a lot more laissez faire! But with months and months to go, you can worry about the little things, and these anti-slip shoe hearts definitely fall into that category. But aren't they adorable?? They easily peel off and stick to the sole of your shoe, stopping any embarrassing falls, and adding a flash of cute to your every step. Pick them up for under £10 from Mon Amour Boutique, plus a few sets for your bridesmaids. P.S. Mon Amour Boutique also have adorable I Do and Me Too matching sticker sets for you and your husband. If you kneel in church, they'll make all your guests smile.

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Monday 8 October 2012

Sparkly Cinderella Wedding Shoes

There's a secret place in many brides' hearts where they'd quite like to be Cinderella on their wedding day. So why not indulge your inner fairy-tale dreams with these gorgeous slippers from the Girls of Elegance Era range. They're not quite made out of spun glass, but the fully crystallised surface will ensure every step you take will shimmer with light. With several styles to choose from, including wedges and flats, you can be sure to sparkle on your wedding day.

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Monday 16 July 2012

Introducing Froufrou Bridal Boutique

In my search for my wedding gown, I never actually found the perfect wedding dress shop. You know - the type of boutique which stocks all your favourite wedding designers, plus the wedding accessories to match. Well if only I'd discovered Froufrou Bridal Boutique before my big day. It's a divine wedding treasure trove in Tunbridge Wells, and it's stocked to the brim with all my favourite wedding designers. From Belle & Bunty to Lusan Mandongus, Caroline Castigliano, Stewart Parvin, Sanyukta Shrestha and Tatyana Merenyuk, Froufrou Bridal Boutique are also the only UK wedding shop to stock Ivy & Aster {one of my favourite designers ever!}. Add in wedding shoes by Rachel Simpson Shoes, all-inclusive alteration costs, wedding jewellery by Alex Monroe, honeymoon lingerie by Ell & Cee, and stunning collection of accessories from Twigs & Honey coming soon, and you can see why I'm so excited! Visit as soon as you can, because they've got a huge sale on at the moment, with massive discounts on wedding dresses by Matthew Williamson, Lyn Ashworth and David Fielden - wow!

{Picture Credit} Froufrou Bridal Boutique. Picture by David Burke Photography

{Picture Credit} Froufrou Bridal Boutique. Picture by David Burke Photography

{Picture Credit} Wedding shoes by Rachel Simpson Shoes

{Picture Credit} Twigs & Honey Wedding Accessories. Picture by Elizabeth Messina

{Picture Credit} Ivy & Aster wedding gowns. Picture by Elizabeth Messina

{Picture Credit} Ivy & Aster wedding gowns. Picture by Elizabeth Messina

{Picture Credit} Honeymoon lingerie by Ell & Cee

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Tuesday 13 March 2012

Made Your Wedding Day Sparkle

There's nothing like adding a puff of fairy-dust to your wedding day, and as my fashion icon Patsy once said, "You can never have enough hats, gloves or shoes" {Absolutely Fabulous}. So give your girlfriends and bridesmaids a treat with these gorgeous sparkly shoes and matching clutch from BHLDN. Or snaffle them for yourself, and add a touch of twinkle under your wedding gown.

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Tuesday 28 June 2011

DIY Wedding Shoe Glamorisers

Wedding shoes can be a minefield. Traditionally brides wear white, but when will you ever wear a pair of white stilettos again? There's just too many connotations! Instead brides are opting for brights and metallics, often with red sole, which hikes the cost up a good £200 {thank you Mr Louboutin}. If you're not looking to break the bank with your wedding shoe budget {no judgement!}, then try a quick DIY shoe glamoriser with these fabulous shoe clips. They'll fasten on in a jiffy, and turn your simple slides into Carrie-standard beauties. Buy several pairs and coordinate your bridesmaids for a fraction of what you'd shell out for new shoes. Hot foot it over to Chloe and Maddie for all their styles.

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Sunday 1 May 2011

My Wedding - My Sparkly Something Blue

Princess Catherine's something blue was a little ribbon sewn into her gorgeous Alexander McQueen wedding dress, but I've decided to go one better! Lots of US brides featured on the wedding blogs have these wonderful stickers on the soles of their wedding shoes, and they inspired me to do the same. Aren't they fun? I've even seen grooms wearing them. They can either be your little lucky secret, or if you're having a church service and kneel to pray, all your congregation will see your message {cute!}. So, take one pair of Halston Heritage gold shoes {bought from The Outnet}, take two sparkly stickers {bought for a song from here}, put them together, and you've got a pair of perfect bridal shoes.

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Thursday 28 April 2011

We ♥ The Jimmy Choo Bridal Range

Huge excitement! Jimmy Choo, one of my favourite shoemakers has created a special Bridal Collection. Whether you're getting married on a beach or in the city, they've got an adorable shoe for you, and even their sky-scraping heels are comfortable. The only problem is the price....but you only get married once, so treat yourself! Plus win a pair by telling your favourite Jimmy Choo shoe story. Click here for more info.

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Thursday 2 December 2010

Wedding Shoe Clips

If you're looking to add a bit of fun to your wedding day shoes, or a cheap and chic way to coordinate your bridesmaids, it doesn't get much better than these shoe clips. From sequins to silk chiffon pom poms, why not add a sweet treat to your feet? Check out for more ideas and to buy online.

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Tuesday 25 May 2010

Flower Fairy

There's something uniquely romantic about wearing flowers in your hair, and that's why I've fallen for these gorgeous hair pieces by Which Goose. They remind me of the fairies in A Midsummer's Night Dream, or some other sylvan tale. The crowns are made from a base of dried natural vines, stripped, woven and decorated with artificial flowers. Match them with a pair of shoes or clutch bag for the full flower fairy effect! Perfect for a rural wedding, or to add a touch of countryside to an urban affair.

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