Five beautiful gowns. Five different themes. Jayne Bransby from Elegant Steps suggests five fabulous pairs of shoes to match your perfect dress…

On the beach

If you’re getting married abroad and are having a stunning beach wedding, look for gorgeous gowns in lightweight fabrics like this design from Mark Lesley. Make sure you choose shoes that make it easy for you to walk in soft sand, like a low-heeled open toed wedge.

Mark Lesley - beachy

These gorgeous Tillie shoes are from Touch Ups, they’re 100% dyeable, so you can upcycle them and wear them after your big day!

Touch ups from Tillie

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We’re also loving these stunning barefoot sandals from Arianna. Acting as beautiful jewellery for your feet, these clever details hook around your ankles and let you feel the sand between your toes.


Twenties chic

This popular vintage wedding theme is big news for 2013, so why not complete this glamorous wedding look with this gorgeous dress from Justin Alexander and a pair of striking vintage-styled shoes?


These Dolly shoes from Rachel Simpson work perfectly with this look. Covered in vintage-inspired lace and with a stunning Mary-Jane style buckle, this is the ideal shoe for this classic style.


Fairytale bows

Ian Stuart is the King of princess-style wedding dresses, and this new design from his 2013 collection, with its one-shoulder detail and statement bow is no exception.

Ian Stuart-fairytale

We would team this gown with the Bourne shoe called Hannah. Boasting a striking bow detail to complement the dress and stunning jewelled heel, it’s the perfect partnership for this stunning gown.



This award-winning wedding gown from Maggie Sottero deserves nothing less than the most glamorous pair of sexy heels! Look for shiny satin fabrics and crystal embellishments if you want to create a red-carpet look on your big day.

Maggie Sottero-glamour

Benjamin Adams’ Electra shoes would work well here. Covered in Swarovski crystals and made of the finest silk, they enable you to create a glamorous look from head to toe.


Retro rebel

I love short wedding dresses because it means that you can really make a statement with your shoes! Kitty and Dulcie have some gorgeous shorter designs for alternative brides. A flash of colour in the shoes will certainly enhance this style of dress.


We love the red shoe Bow by Jonathan Kayne – it oozes statement! The elevated platform makes it easy to walk in, too. Alternatively you can opt for a dyeable style and have it dyed to match your wedding theme. Why not make your shoes your ‘something blue’?


Find more gorgeous footwear and more great ideas and on our Bridal shoes page.