The Best Designer Brands for your Wedding Shoes

November 16, 2018

Wedding Planning Tips

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been dreaming of your wedding shoes for a LONG time! Your wedding dress is, of course, the star of your bridal look BUT once you’ve decided on what you’ll be wearing, don’t forget to take some time to consider the shoes you go for on your wedding day.

Whether you’re looking for something timeless and classic or cool and contemporary, I’ve rounded up some of the best designer brands for wedding shoes below. Happy shopping!

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Image by Liza Edgington Photography of Ashley’s beautiful Sophia Webster shoes

Jimmy Choo

When it comes to wedding shoes, Jimmy Choo undoubtedly lead the way. With a vast, dedicated bridal collection not only for the bride, but also bridesmaids, mother of the bride, your groom and honeymoon shoes, it’s easy to see why so many people say I Do In Choo.

Jimmy Choo have several classic, iconic styles now, and with so many colours to choose from, you’ll be sure to wear them again and again. Their bridal collection is the perfect combination of the classics that we know and love, and some one of a kind beauties that even the most style conscious bride will adore (and did you catch their dreamy Cinderella collection?!).

My favourite touch about Jimmy Choo has to be the Made-To-Order option that they offer, which allows you to completely personalise your wedding shoes. With an array of styles, colours, fabrics and finishes available and the opportunity to finish your shoes with initials or your wedding date, Choo enable to you create a completely bespoke pair of wedding shoes.

Christian Louboutin

Louboutin probably have the most varied bridal collection out there- ranging from stunning embellished designs to classic nude heels that you’ll be sure to wear after the wedding. Venture into their full collection and you’ll be even more spoilt for choice!

Let’s be honest, there’s something so iconic about the peep of a red sole underneath a wedding dress and a pair of Louboutins definitely lend themselves to some seriously stunning wedding photos. They also have a gorgeous collection of men’s shoes, so why not treat your groom to a matching pair?

Christian Louboutin famously expressed that he designs shoes to look beautiful rather than feel comfortable, something to consider when deciding on your wedding shoes. That being said, they also have a selection of beautiful bridal flats, so you don’t have to compromise on your red soles just because you want to dance the night away!


The Aquazzura bridal collection offers the perfect designer shoes for the alternative, modern bride. There’s so much to love in the collection- from show-stopping embellishment to the most gorgeous lace bootie-style heels.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that Aquazzura can’t do classic, however; with the most stunning collection of strappy, metallic sandals, they’ll also be the first thing you pack in your honeymoon suitcase!

Aquazzura is the perfect designer for some one-of-a-kind wedding shoes. There are some real beauties in there that just scream modern bridal and with a certain royal somebody showing a particular love of this designer, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more and more brides opting for Aquazzura over the coming year.

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik shoes are the epitome of classic sophistication and their wedding collection definitely lives up to that.

As a self-confessed Sex and the City addict, I can’t pretend it wasn’t the iconic Hangisi shoes that first drew me to this designer, but with so many colours, styles and fabrics now available, there’s no denying why so many brides now opt for these stunning shoes on their day.

The Manolo Blahnik bridal range isn’t huge, but venture into the full collection and you will find some equally beautiful designs. And be sure to check out the super stylish options they have on offer for your groom too!


Valentino haven’t got a dedicated wedding collection, but their Rockstud shoes have become so synonymous with bridal that I just had to include them in this post.

The Rockstud collection is so vast, with a huge selection of colours, styles and heel heights, so you will be sure to find something you love and will continue to wear long after your wedding day.

When it comes to shoes, Valentino certainly stick to what they know and do well. The rest of their collection isn’t typically as bridal, but having created such an iconic shoe with the Rockstud, you can’t blame them, and I would definitely recommend checking them out when considering designer wedding shoes.

Sophia Webster

Sophia Webster shoes are quite simply the definition of fun fashion! Their iconic angel wing heels are truly works of art and a beautiful option for a magical, fairytale wedding. They even have a matching pair for flower girls!

If that’s not quite your style, they also have an amazing range of flats, sandals and pumps in their main collection, all beautifully wearable but with a signature Sophia Webster twist.

Oh, and their ‘wifey for lifey’ slogan sandals simply HAVE to make it into your honeymoon wardrobe!

Top Tips for your Designer Wedding Shoes

Wear them in

And I don’t just mean during your fittings! Take some time to really get used to wearing your bridal shoes prior to your big day – the last thing you want is aching feet before you’ve even walked down the aisle!

Remember to get your photos

If you are wearing a full length wedding dress, then the chances are your guests won’t see that much of your shoes throughout the day. Make sure your photographer gets some stunning shots of them whilst you are getting ready!

Think about your dress

Sure, those heavily embellished shoes might look beautiful with your gown, but make sure that they will work with your dress practically. Delicate fabrics such as tulle or organza may be more prone to catch on embellished shoes as your walk – be sure to ask your bridal retailer for advice if needed!

Be prepared

It is vital that you have your wedding shoes for ALL of your wedding dress fittings, which should start about 10 weeks before your wedding. Make sure that you allow plenty of time for your shoes to arrive before your first fitting.

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