Which shoe will you wed?

This week's guest post from Oh Reinette at Irregular Choice:

Needing some inspiration for your big day? Take one step closer to wedded bliss with our shoe guide for blushing brides!

This week's guest post from Oh Reinette at Irregular Choice:

The Vintage Bride;

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Pearly Girly/Pearly Girly Low

The Shoe - Pearly Girly is the perfect vintage style. A smattering of pretty pearls sits atop a beautiful Art Nouveau inspired floral fabric, finished with a scalloped toe trim and elegant gold glitter heel.

The Dress - Ideal for the bride seeking the demure and understated elegance of the Edwardian era. Think lace, embroidery and a floor-length veil to fully realise this classic style.

The Bouquet – Edwardian brides favoured beautiful trailing bouquets filled with asparagus ferns and frothy foliage. Keep the flowers simple – it was unfashionable to mix flowers so maybe stick to white or powder pink roses and carnations. A flourish of delicate forget-me-nots will compliment your shoes. Iconic Inspiration – The Gibson Girl

The 60’s Bride;


Palm Cove

The Shoe – Get into the 60s groove with these adorable embroidered mid heels. Mesh uppers make these perfect for a sunny al fresco wedding and the cute off centre yellow grosgrain bow is perfect to tie the knot in.

The Dress – Perfect for showing off your pins! Brides of the 60s favoured showing a little leg. Keep it above the knee, A-Line and with cute details like bows and knee socks. A cute pillbox hat with a yellow trim is the perfect alternative to a veil.

The Bouquet – The daisy was the flower of the era! Locally sourced or handpicked, bouquets in this era reflected the girlishness and youthfulness of the time. A tightly wrapped bouquet of gerberas, feverfew and chamomile will do the job perfectly.

Iconic Inspiration – Yoko Ono, Mia Farrow, Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton (The first wedding!!)

The ‘Bad Ass’ Bride;


Smooth Moves

The Shoe – An old skool brogue but with a contemporary twist. Glittery, metallic and just perfect for the bride that wants something a little different.

The Dress – Dress? Why wear a dress when you can team these bad boys with a tuxedo. Why not try matching the stripe on your trousers to the metallic pink? Or really stand out from the crowd with oversized trousers and an oxford shirt. Contemporary over classic every time!

The Bouquet – Break from tradition and ditch the bouquet! The contemporary bride does it her way so there are really no rules here. A boutonniere will be a nice nod to tradition or break the mould completely and try something fun like a metallic pinwheel or huge balloon.

Iconic Inspiration –Look to Katherine Hepburn or Tilda Swinton for inspo on doing menswear RIGHT!

The Rococo Bride;


Earl Grey

The Shoe – Let them eat wedding cake! This is the perfect shoe for the decadent bride. Pretty pink bows, hand stitched flowers and a quirky statement heel will make you feel like the belle of the ball!

The Dress – Live the lavish lifestyle and make like Marie Antoinette. Volume, volume, volume!! If you don’t fancy panniers, add a poofy skirt and layer up sashes, bows and embellishment. Corsetry details will be a nod to the Dauphine herself.

The Bouquet – Try a pageant-style bouquet, cradle dog roses (said to be Marie Antoinette’s favourites) amongst elegant greenery. Or try hydrangeas and roses in a petite nosegay style bouquet, stick to pastels and feminine shades of pinks, blues and yellows.

Iconic Inspiration – Marie Antoinette... obviously!

The ‘Party’ Bride;


Sweet Melody

The Shoes – If you want to sparkle all night long, these are the shoes for you. Glittering upper with a pink trim, high heel and a gorgeous trailing flower embellishment. Dancing shoes for the bride that’s all about the reception!!

The Dress – You’re very much the contemporary bride, a wedding isn’t just a ceremony – it’s a celebration!! Something princessy, poofy and above the knee works best for partying into the night, add some extra bling and you’re ready for the dance floor. Pop on your tiara and boogie!

The Bouquet – One word: SPARKLES! Take a classic wedding flower like a carnation and dye it an unusual colour, brighter the better and then wrap it up with a big sparkly bow. More really is more!!

Iconic Inspiration – Keira Knightley and Whitney Port both dared to bare their legs on their big day with a poofy short dress.