Above: Sophia Webster
One pair of shoes for one day? And, not just any day, THE DAY. The pressure is REAL. Luckily for you bride-to-be, we’ve done the leg work for you and pulled together a highly curated list of wedding shoe brands you need to know about.
You’ve booked the venue, tasted the menu, bought the dress, tracked down the dream band and ticked off nearly half of your wedding check list in your beautifully organised and alphabetically ordered planning binder. But, what about your sole mates? Are you opting for towering stilettos in ivory silk? A pair of mirrored platforms that have got ‘party’ written all over their soles, or something more low-key so you can dance the night away without the fear of foot cramp? The options for your wedding shoes are - pretty much - endless, so where’s the best place to start? Well, here, of course. With Team Hen’s edit of wedding shoe brands you need to know about this 2023. Ready?
#1 Bella Belle Shoes
Celebrated across the bridal industry for their truly exquisite, highly ethereal wedding shoe designs Bella Belle Shoes will fast become a firm favourite if you desire beautifully crafted, achingly elegant wedding shoes for your big day. And, with the arrival of their latest 2023 collection, the only obstacle you’ll encounter is which pair to choose. We’re currently swooning hard over Faye, a sumptuous slingback with shimmering pearl ring brooch. Shop Faye by Bella Belle Shoes.
#2 Sophia Webster
Hold the phone! Have you seen Sophia Webster’s gram-worthy edit of wedding shoes and accessories? If not, you’d better be sitting down. Iconic with a dash of playfulness, with Sophia Webster’s bridal collection offering up everything from signature butterfly winged-sole mates to sky scraper-high pearl platforms and sassy mules, its hard not to want to be a Sophia Webster bride. And, with the likes of Natalia Perla Platforms (above) on offer, alongside a haul of aisle-worthy accessories (that Wifey For Lifey bag is calling to us), the only question is: how many pairs do you order? We figure we can squeeze in at least 15 shoe changes on the day, right?
#3 Charlotte Mills Shoes
British wedding shoe designer, Charlotte Mills Shoes is known for marrying comfort with style, and every time a new collection drops we’re obsessed. Luckily for you, the shoe designer’s latest 2023 wedding shoe collection has just landed and brings with it everything from shimmering pearl details, towering platforms, versatile ankle straps, a new golden hue and even a pair of bridal sippers (pearl-adorned, naturally). Plus, with multiple heel heights on offer, there really is something for everyone.
#4 Dune London
The latest wedding shoe collection from high street favourite, Dune London has landed, and BOY does it bring some gorgeous ivory bridal shoe options to the table for the modern 2023 bride. Designed with the bride’s comfort in mind, Dune London’s latest arrivals have been crafted with memory foam lining, while decadent details such as glittering jewel-encrusted backs, silk grosgrain ribbons and glimmering beading reign. We’re particularly smitten with their Boutiques design in Ivory.
#5 Harriet Wilde
Prepare to fall hard for the decadent, beautifully crafted designs of bridal shoe designer, Harriet Wilde. This acclaimed designer is celebrated across the wedding industry for her luxurious bridal shoe creations, not to mention her matching hair accessories, handbags and a seriously cool customisation service. For us, the bridal shoe brand’s Arabella Block Ivory Blossom design will always be a firm favourite. With its statement block heel, elegant silhouette and fairy tale-esque blossom embellishment, she’s definitely a winner!
Photography by Nick Ilott for Bridal Editor
#6 Jimmy Choo
When it comes to deciding upon the perfect wedding shoe for the big day, Jimmy Choo’s endless array of sumptuous bridal designs obviously have to be a contender for the aisle. Viola 110 (pictured above) has always been a firm favourite of ours, alongside the likes of Sacaria 100 and Sacaria/PF 120. Peppered with a haul of glimmering pearls, its hard for your heart not to be stolen by these aisle-worthy creations.
#7 Steve Madden
If it’s something sparkling and metallic you’re after for the aisle, the latest wedding shoe arrivals from Steve Madden will definitely catch your eye (and are made for wearing way beyond the big day too)! Whether you opt for something glittering and rose gold (like the above Revert Sandal Rose Gold) or one of their new sheer ankle boots drenched in sequins, the opportunity to glitter your way down the aisle has certainly arrived.
#8 Grace Loves Lace
Australian bridal powerhouse Grace Loves Lace are known for their gorgeous bohemian, free-spirited bridal gowns, but did you know they also offer up a haul of gorgeous bridal accessories too? Including some truly chic wedding shoes. We’re particularly taken with their Dosa Heels in Sand. These cool two-strap beauties not only elongate the leg, but they’ll look fabulous paired with a slick white pedicure. Plus, they’re also available in white too.
#9 The Outnet
It’s time to bookmark The Outnet’s URL, brides-to-be. Conceived back in 2009, The Outnet’s digital shelves are stocked with over 350 designer labels all at a discounted price. First stop? These gorgeous Rupert Sanderson Malory leather pumps in white. They’re chic, they’re elegant and they’re utterly timeless. What are you waiting for?
#10 Rainbow Club
Discover Rainbow Club’s beautifully designed selection of wedding shoes this 2023, starting with their coveted Freya style. Not only will these glittering slingback wedding shoes steal your heart in an instance, but you’ll love the fact that Rainbow Club also offer a Colour Customisation service, which means that post-wedding you can have your chosen wedding shoes dyed to any colour of your choice!
#11 Aruna Seth
Get ready to meet Aruna Seth’s stylish array of wedding shoes. Featuring the designer’s signature Farfalla butterfly, you’ll love the selection of playful hues the label’s designs arrive in. For something classic, why not turn to the brand’s Portofino Sandal? These embellished ivory satin heels will look stunning peeking out from beneath a heavenly tulle skirt.
Photography by Lee Scullion for Belle Bridal Magazine
#12 Diane Hassall
If you haven’t come across the elegant bridal shoe designs of Diane Hassall yet, the time to do so is now. Having worked with the likes of Emma Hope and Jimmy Choo (she also has shoes in the V&A Museum’s permanent collection FYI) Diane Hassall’s wealth of knowledge and experience not only brings forth a collection that is beautifully crafted, but brimming with unique embellishment. Above: the designer’s Mirella Floral Wedding Shoes with organza ribbon ties.
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