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Take Two: Bridal Heels & Ballet Slippers

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

"Tudor Rose" Couture Bridal Flats

We love heels as much any woman and if you’re anything like us, they’re more like closet decorations than every day shoes. But that doesn’t stop us from adding to our collection. Remember Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City? She was a self-proclaimed shoe addict. So while you want to look fabulous from head to toe on your wedding day, high heels probably aren’t the right shoes for an eight hour day. Yes, we all sacrifice in the name of fashion, in the name of looking good, and in the name of our fave designer. But we have a better idea.

Why not select two pairs of wedding shoes? You can wear the couture heels down the aisle and for photographs and switch to ballet slippers or ballet flats for the reception. Better yet, consider wearing an alternate dress, too. Kate Middleton is doing it. We’re not saying you should blow your budget on becoming the bride fashionista of the 21st century. We’re suggesting that you balance your budget so that you can look great and be comfortable after the ceremony, because we know you’ll be dancing the night away to the hits of the 80s and 90s. Ballet slippers add an elegant touch and are available in numerous colors and styles – even the classic lace-up ballet shoes. Think prima ballerina meets modern bride, what a beautiful combination. Check out the Real Weddings blog featuring our ballet slippers.

Hand-Decorated Ballet Slippers

Shoes Fit For A Princess

Monday, June 13th, 2011
Royal Wedding

Bridal Shoes by Alexander McQueen Team

With all the fuss about the royal wedding dress, we forgot one of the most important accessories to a bride’s ensemble – the shoes!

“The wedding shoes were hand-made by the team at Alexander McQueen and are made of ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework,” according to the royal wedding website.

The heels perfectly complement the custom gown that took endless hours to create.

Kate Middleton’s dress honors the arts and crafts tradition, with a romantic design and materials true to that time – and her heels are no exception.

The exquisite details underscore the subtle designs of the dress. These gorgeous bridal shoes are truly one-of-a-kind and fit for a princess.

But, you can find your own pair that reflects your idea of a regal bride.

The Duchess of Cambridge opted for an overall classic, romantic look. Traditional brides or romantic brides can make a similar fashion statement with lace details, ivory shoes and other elements that mimic bygone eras with modern appeal.

The royal wedding rekindled bridal trends such as lace, veils, tiaras, gowns with sleeves, ivory tones and traditional with a twist.

Shop for your royal wedding accessories at Advantage Bridal, where we carry everything from royal blue wedding shoes to couture heels and rhinestone tiaras to hand-embroidered veils.