Stepping into Wedding Season with the prettiest alternative wedding shoes

Hermione by Rachel Simpson Ivory Suede Embellished T-Bar Vintage Designer Wedding or Occasion Shoes

Today I have a wee bit of shoe love going on, and wow they don’t come more striking that  some of these beautiful alternative Wedding Shoes.

Alternative styles are growing in popularity as unique brides seek to put their creative stamp on their wedding day.

Whether its a pair of stunning heels or some dancing flats for the new “Mrs”, whether your style is glamour and glitz or vintage, Elegant Steps can help make your shoe dreams come true.

Now I am a low heel sort of girl because myself and skyscrapers don’t get on but the brand has so many different heights, styles and types of shoe then no one could fail to find the perfect pair for showcasing their Bridal tootsies this year.

Elegant Steps are the UK’s Number 1 Retailer of Wedding Shoes. Shoes for the bride, groom, bridesmaid, mother of the bride or groom, dyeing service, plus a huge range of evening shoes too and are based in the Wirral.


Here are a few of my alternative shoe favourites as we dive into Wedding Season…


Darcie by Rachel Simpson  – Rose Gold Leather Vintage Designer Wedding Party or Occasion Shoes

A rose gold sandal with a 9cm heel – £195


Pearly Girly by Irregular Choice – Designer Weddings or Occasional Shoes

For the ultimate ‘Something Blue’ look no further than the strikingly quirky Pearly Girly from Irregular Choice.

This bold round toe-court shoe features an ivory and blue floral batik fabric with a white scalloped trim complete with silver polka dots.

The toe is embellished with beautiful pearls, lending the shoe a romantic quality, whilst the heel is covered in shimmering gold glitter.

The style is finished with the Irregular Choice signature pink pattern sole and blue and white striped floral lining.

Truly original, this shoe is brimming with quirky details and is sure to transform you into the ultimate pearly princess  – £79.99

Alexis Hot Pink  by Charlotte Mills – Designer Wedding Shoes

Heart embroidered peep toe sling back with large structured bow  – £210.00



Cinderella So This Is Love by Irregular Choice –  Gold Glitter Designer Party or Occasional Shoes

Feel your heart soar with our So This Is Love heels featuring brocade style fabric uppers with rose gold scalloped trim and embroidered details.

With oversized metallic bows and glitter heels providing a magical finish, this perfect pair will teach you the meaning of love.  – £155 


 Victoria by Rachel Simpson – Navy Midnight Blue Suede Vintage Designer Wedding Party or Occasion Shoes 

For instant drama and show stopping style, look no further than the Victoria, plush suede, open waist shoe, in deep midnight navy blue.

With its statuesque heel and feature platform sole in pale gold, this stunning occasion shoe promises to turn heads, thanks to the revealing peep toe and cutaway panels, that merge to form a glamorous, cross over detail on the foot.

Be it walking down the aisle, along the red carpet or pulling your best moves on the dancefloor, this is the shoe to get you noticed.

Wear these for work, a prom, the races a glamorous day at the races or your ‘something blue’ on your wedding day.

Perfect for every occasion. Victoria is also available in ivory and blush nude.  – £99 (Sale)

 Avery by Pink for Paradox London – Silver Glitter Party or Occasion Shoes

The search for the perfect part wedge is over! Avery, from the new Pink Paradox collection, is a low silver sandal that features lattice glitter straps and a stunning open toe that would make it an ideal choice for summer parties and destination weddings.

The wedge heel ensures maximum comfort and stability that is further enhances by the slim ankle strap that is effortlessly chic. – £44.95

Scent by Pink for Paradox London –  Ivory or White Dyeable Vintage T-Bar Wedding or Occasion Shoes

A refined vintage design with standout light gold piped edging leading through the straps to the front detailing. An elegant statement piece for your wedding day – £44.00



Josephine by Freya Rose – Vintage Designer Wedding or Occasion Shoes

Josephine is an exceptionally flattering classic round toe court shoe, which incorporates handmade flowers made from beautiful duchess silk to give the shoe a truly romantic finish.

With a soft-gold kid leather lining and leather soles, these shoes are not only exquisite in their design but will also provide exceptional comfort to ensure that you can dance the night away – £132.50

 Carolina by Benjamin Adams  – Ivory Satin and Silver Leather Vintage Designer Wedding or Occasion Shoes

This sleek vintage style is brand new to us this season as part of Benjamin Adams’ 2016 collection.

Crafted in soft, high quality leather this shoe allows the foot to breathe whilst moulding perfectly to the shape of your foot with wear.

The delicate detailing is reminiscent of petals folding around the sleek peep toe, and the beautiful ivory of this shoe is perfect for any bridal palette  – £79

 Valentina by Rainbow Couture by Rainbow Club – Designer Summer Floral Satin Wedding or Occasion Shoes

A  stunning and elegant contemporary pointy toe court shoe in a super stylish floral print.

This style can be used for a vintage theme or a modern twist perfect for all occasions.

Perfect for a Summer Garden Party, spring ball, summer wedding in fact who needs an excuse to feel summery any time of the year.

These shoes are part of the Summer Floral Collection by Rainbow Couture for Rainbow Club –  £47.50 (sale)

How to choose Wedding Shoes

Think about all day comfort

If you do aim to change to lower pair in evening, consider length of your gown if your gown is being altered

Consider your venue – some venues with wooden floors don’t allow stilettos

Will they stand up to the weather?

Consider height of your spouse, you want to be at same level not towering over them in your skyscraper heels

Make sure they suit your wedding – heels will sink in sand at a beach wedding – consider wedges and in winter a full shoe or boot more appropriate


How to prepare your feet for your Wedding Shoes…

Wear your shoes in a little by  practice walking around your house

Pamper your feet – regular pedicures/home care


So whether you are the classic Bride in ivory or white or you want to rebel against the status quo/think outside the box ensure you choose a shoe that makes you look and feel amazing…


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  1. Reply

    I am wondering where the second pair of shoes on this page come from – the rose gold ones with the flower?

    1. Reply

      They are Darcie by Rachel Simpson, a Rose Gold Leather Vintage Designer Wedding or Party shoe – £195

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