The Ace List: Something Blue, Something Fabulous-Wedding Shoes

February 3, 2011  |  Ace Photography, Bridal, Featured, The Ace List

Shoes are important. As girls we try on mom’s heels when we are toddlers. Stories like Cinderella confirm to us shoes are not only cool, they are an important part of adulthood, courtship and marriage.  On our wedding day we will probably wear the most expensive dress we will ever wear, so of course accessories, like shoes, are important.  They are also a great way to creative .

For 2010 we saw lots of great trends in shoes.  This week the Ace list will show some of the most notable trends we saw during the year.  The most obvious trend was the pop of color we saw peaking out from under the amazing white dresses.  We saw almost every color shoe imaginable and we had so much fun documenting our brides and their great shoes.

Low heels, high heels, sandals, wedges, flip flops, and even boots (but that’s another blog)  were popular this year.

Another trend we loved was the embellished shoes. Bows, ruffles, jewels, feathers and all manner of bling were a great way to add personality and style.

Many brides feel they love their shoes so much they can’t just wear them only one day.  If you feel that way, choose a pair of shoes you can enjoy at various occasions for years to come.  Every time you wear your amazing shoes you can remember all the love, romance and fun of your wedding day.

Another trend we noticed at the beach and at outdoor weddings were wedge shoes.  The brides loved the comfort and their heels didn’t sink into the ground.

Wedding Shoe History 101- Catherine de Medici was one of the first brides in history (1547) to walk down the aisle in high heels.

Wedding Shoe History 201- Anglo-Saxon Brides tossed shoes (instead of the modern day bouquet) to bridesmaids who hoped to be the next to marry.

Wedding Shoe History 301- Today  something blue, etc. is usually added to a garter or small accessory for good luck. Blue was the color of choice for bridal attire and shoes until Queen Victoria choose a white dress and shoes in 1840 which continues to inspire modern day brides.  However the something blue was showing up in a lot of shoes this year.

Trends for 2011 continue from last year with a few more neutrals and metallics.  Vintage style, lace and embossed patterns that we have been seeing in the dresses are showing up in the shoes. Pointy toes – closed and with peek-a-boo openings.  Platform shoes return from the 70′s with a modern twist.  If the groom is much taller than the bride this is a great equalizer.

One of my favorite shoes of the year were on the beautiful bride Tanielle and her equally gorgeous bridesmaids for her Canadian wedding. The great “Sex and the City”  styles shoes were not only awesome, a pink icing shoe even topped the cake.  How cool is that!

If you are getting married in the near future make sure you say yes to to a great pair of shoes.

Designers we love Jimmy Choo,  Steve Madden, Badgley Mischka, Christian Louboutin, Aldo Tavera, Nina Critia, Ivanka Trump, Jodie Frangiq, Sam Edelman, Fifi, Boutique 9, and Seychelles.

Bring your shoes to the dress fitting to make sure the hem of the dress works with the shoes.  If you are going to be sitting where yo feet can be seen such as during a Catholic, Greek Orthodox, or Egyptian ceremony you might want the dress to be a little longer.

Remember getting married is a marathon event. Make sure you love the comfort as well as the style. Heel height is important.  If you don’t normally wear a higher heal, this may not be the day to start. Remember on your wedding day you will be on your feet all day.  If you can wear your shoes during a bridal portait session or for several hours on day you will get a better idea how comfortable they are.  If you love them and they are not comfortable make sure you bring a comfortable pair. This should be a happy day, don’t let shoes make it miserable.  Pick a shoe that fits your personality, style, and wedding and you will be glad to paid attention to the details.  Because details make the day.

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  1. Fantastic images! Love the feature and the new website and blog. We even spotted a Cedarwood bride (her shoes and bouquet) ….. always fun!


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