Beautiful shoes are a must for any fashion savvy bride to wear on her big day, but what about wedding shoes for quirky brides? I mean, we don’t all want a pair of plain – yet undoubtedly pretty – ivory satin pumps. Sure, anyone who appreciates fashion loves a gorgeous, designer shoe but if you’re going to splurge on footwear on your wedding day, you may as well pick a pair worth remembering.
It was Carrie Bradshaw and her choice of bridal footwear that first got me pondering on what kind of shoes I would wear, when the time came for me to get hitched. When Carrie wears her bridal regalia (before getting jilted by Big) in the Sex and the City movie, she wears an awesome pair of metallic gladiator style sandals. Of course, in true Carrie fashion, when she actually gets married at the end of the movie, she is seen wearing her decadently embellished, blue Manolo Blahnik’s. Bradshaw showed women everywhere that they don’t need to play by the rules and that it’s okay not to want a traditional wedding outfit.
Go bold with your bridal shoes and show off a part of your personality. After all, you are the bride and if you want to wear kooky shoes, then so be it! You’ll be able to look back and show your grandkids what a cool gal you were.
1. The Beautiful Bloom
Badgley Mischka Cleone – White Satin, $147, Heels
For a small dose of kookiness, wear a classic pair of white wedding shoes with a twist. This pair features a stunning bloom on the peep-toe.
2. The Unashamedly Glittery Heels
Miss KG Gabriella Gold Glitter Peep Toe Cut Out Pumps, $146, ASOS
It's your time to shine, so look and feel like a million dollars in a dazzling pair of glittering heels.
3. The Prim Wide Fit Flats
Sole Diva Bow Shoes EEE Fit, $22, Simply Be
Add a colorful twist to your ensemble with a pair of formal flats, which can be your "something blue."
4. The Kitty Cat Courts
Kitty 110, $830, Charlotte Olympia
Cat lovers will feel like the cream of the crop in these stunning, feline heels.
5. The Lacy Pair
Luichiny Red Carpet My Pleasure – White Silver Lace, $53, Heels
The exaggerated platforms on these sky-high heels put a modern spin on a classic, lacy style. A cute added extra is the adorable hearts on the soles.
6. The Swarovski Studded Wide Fit Kitten Heels
If you're searching for a truly decadent shoe, these Swarovski embellished kitten heels prove that crystals are a girl's best friend.
7. The Winged Sandals
Look like a total angel in these heavenly sandals, which feature fantastical butterfly wings adorning the heels. You'll be floating on cloud nine!
8. The Funky Floral Platforms
New Look Wide Fit Floral Print Platform Heeled Sandals, $32, ASOS
Give your frock a colorful flourish with a pair of flower power platforms. These would look extra wonderful when worn to a spring wedding.
9. The All White Dr. Martens
Look like a total rock babe in a pair of classic Dr. Martens boots. Take out the laces and add in ribbons which match your color scheme, to add a personal touch.
10. The Marie Antoinette Heels
Fairies In A Jar, $160, Irregular Choice
I'm sure Marie Antoinette would have loved these stylish shoes which have a magical, majestic aura to them. Unleash your inner queen on your wedding day with these outrageously regal heels.
11. The Feathery Sandals
David Tutera Feather – Ivory, $154, Heels
Channel the Swan Princess from renowned ballet Swan Lake, or the beautifully dark movie Black Swan which features this beautiful ballet. These are perfect for any bride wishing to transform into an ethereal beauty.
12. The Pouty Platforms
Kiss Me Dolores, $950, Charlotte Olympia
Tread the line between fun and formal in these saucy, white heels which feature scarlet kisses on the toes.
13. The Novelty Heels
Mrs & Mrs, $250, Irregular Choice
These wedding shoes, featuring two little brides, are the perfect choice for quirky gals getting hitched. Irregular Choice's wedding range features a selection of shoes with heel designs including a little groom and a bride or a pair of brides; so you can choose a couple to represent you and your partner.
14. The Rainbow Heels
Taylor Says Starlite – Rainbow Rhinestone, $172, Heels
For those who always wished they were a unicorn in real life, these sparkling, multi-colored heels should sprinkle a dash of magic into your special day.
15. The Wifey For Lifey Sandals
Laid back brides who hate heels will love these comedic sandals. There'll be less chance of blisters on your honeymoon when you spend your night dancing away without a pair of killer heels, so slip on these sandals when you hit the dance floor.
Your big day should be as unique as you, so let your personality shine with a pair of quirky wedding shoes!
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