by Freya Rose
Brides take note! We asked Freya Rose, a multi-award winning bridal shoe designer, what her all-important bridal shoe tips were... Freya Rose shoes are hand-crafted in Spain and hand finished in London using the most exquisite embellishments and is fast becoming regarded as one of the UK’s leading shoe couturiers and loved by press, celebrities and influencers including Kate Moss, Pixie Lott and Millie Mackintosh. Read on to help you find those perfect heels for your Sabina Motasem dress.
1. Choose a design you love
It is the biggest day of your life. Shoes are the sculpture that will not only hold you but your soul and your spirit. Every girl feels special in beautiful heels. Shoes can easily be stored forever to love, cherish and remind you of your special day.
2. Consider the heel height and toe shape you are looking for
In our classic collection we offer something that will suit everybody concentrating on fit, line contour being flattering and sexy. Once you have the right shape, you can than think of customising and having details added. Choose a heel height you feel comfortable in and a shoe shape you would usually wear.
3. Shoe clips are a fantastic way of adding detail to your shoes
Not only will they last forever and can be added to other shoes, you can decide where you want to put them on the shoe. You can also exchange your clips for example adding a more glitzy clip for your dinner and dance so it appears you have two different pairs of shoes.
4. Consider the season or climate you will be getting married in
Open sling backs are better if you are getting married in a hotter climate and peep toes are good all year around.
If you will be wearing your heels on a grassy or muddy surface be aware they might get stained. Consider the mother of pearl heel that is not only stunningly beautiful but also is sustainable and can be easily cleaned. A great way to stop your heels sinking into grassy surfaces is to use heel protectors. Clean Heels are a perfect solution for this and come in a variety of sizes to suit your shoes.
5. Consider the design of your dress
If you are having a lot of details maybe opt for small subtle details on your shoes, such as pearl buttons and mother of pearl heels. If you have special material on your dress maybe think of using the material and having a bespoke clip made of it.
6. Think of what jewellery and accessories you will be wearing
For example, if you are wearing pearls or diamonds, shoes with details that have a similar look can complete your look.
7. Wear your shoes a few times beforehand so they mould to your foot shape
Ensure your shoes come with extra padding for comfort, and come with a protective plastic film on the sole so it will not get marked or damaged which should be removed before your special day.
8. Don’t leave them until last!
Brides often focus purely on the wedding dress and leave the shoes until the last minute. Aim to choose your shoes around the same time as your dress – you’ll need to bring them to fittings to determine the length of your gown.
9. Treat your feet!
Remember to schedule a lovely pedicure before your big day. Slip your feet into your gorgeous wedding shoes with soft skin, neat cuticles and glossily painted nails.