Archive for the ‘Shoes’ Category

Sole of the Party

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Unless you’re having a back to nature barefoot wedding, you’re going to need to wear shoes when you’re going down the aisle.

Do you need to get new shoes? That depends on several things. Do you already have a pair of shoes appropriate to the sort of wedding you’re planning? Are they comfortable enough to wear all day, dance in all night, and still feel good? Do they look good with the gown you’ve chosen?

If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes,’ then you certainly don’t have to get new shoes…though you still may want to get them. If the answer to any of them is ‘no,’ then yes you probably do need new shoes.

The question remains: what sort of shoes do you want to wear?

Orange: It’s Not Just for Halloween Anymore

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

My mother always said orange was her favorite neutral. If there’s one thing I learned at her knee, it was that her eye for color was impeccable. These days, orange is my favorite neutral, too.

Oh I know it’s a bright, aggressive color. I know a little can go a long way. I also know it goes with and brings out the best in a wide variety of colors. I also know it’s a wonderful color for a happy celebration like a wedding.

Not convinced? Take a look under the cut at the cheery gallery of orange wedding details I’ve put together. Please note that there is not a single one that looks like Halloween.


For Your Feet Only

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

I bought my own wedding shoes from French Sole, but now I’m wishing I’d bought them from Miss Bunny.


The sweetly-monikered Miss Bunny creates beautifully decorated shoes for brides and non-brides alike — you can see a small gallery of her work at Miss Bunny Shoes. She also has an Etsy shop, though there is currently nothing up for sale therein. Shame, that! I’m in the mood to buy something beautiful!

When Life’s a Beach, Dress for It

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Beach weddings are hugely popular. There’s a good reason for this. What could be more festive than sun, sand, blue water, and a big party?

But if a beach wedding is popular, it’s also a bit tricky when it comes to clothes. After all, traditional wedding clothes are all about pomp and circumstance, while beaches are all about relaxing. Yes, you could get married in swimwear. There’s no law against it. You could get married in a strapless, satin, beaded gown with a cathedral train and a big hoop.

There is, however, a path down the middle that makes for a pretty, dignified, fun, festive day and an album full of fabulous pictures. Here are a few tips on choosing just the right look for your big day on the beach.


A Hidden Splash of Color

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

We don’t touch on bridal shoes very often here at Manolo for the Brides because our own namesake has the shoe blogging market cornered. I have to say, however, that I am thoroughly enjoying the established trend that has brides wearing vividly, sometimes shockingly colored bridal shoes underneath their wedding gowns. While colored bridal shoes are nothing new, I remain delighted by them.

Should you find yourself in the market for such shoes, here are eight pairs that are particularly striking.

Moschino - MA1616BC1O FX0 (Fuchsia) - Footwear

These Moschino peep toe pumps are on sale for almost half off! What’s not to love?

Stuart Weitzman - Gigi Ritz (Fucshia Satin) - Footwear

Stuart Weitzman Gigi Ritz pumps have a lower heel than the traditional Gigi and are perfect for dancing.


And the Bride Wore…All Stars?

Monday, September 15th, 2008

This post in honor of De’s best friend, whose groom vetoed her bridal Chucks idea. After reading De’s comment, I couldn’t stop myself from finding pics of wedding parties who opted to wear Converse over dress shoes. I’m not saying that I’m pro bridal sneakers — especially when they’re the platform kind that look like they’ve contracted a plague of rhinestones — but I count myself in the pro All Stars camp.

Seriously, how cute is this snapshot by photog Katy Regnier? From what I can tell, the bride was the only one cool enough for Converse…and purple ones, at that!


Do I Really Need That: The Bridal Finery Edition

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Start talking about weddings, and chances are pretty much everyone gets the same initial image: a woman in a big white gown with a veil on her head.

Of course, you will be wearing something (unless you are having a full-fledged naturist ceremony), but what is actually necessary? What’s optional? What do you really have to wear on your wedding day?