Every woman deserves to both look beautiful and feel her best on her big day. Yet so many women make the mistake of buying a pair of shoes based solely on how they look and then end up in pain from the start of the ceremony to the end of the reception. The last thing a bride should be thinking about at her wedding is her feet, so picking a shoe based on both fit and style is essential. This is no easy task. In fact, Anyi was inspired to start her business after trying in vain to find a beautiful shoe for her sister to wear at her wedding that could also be worn all day.
The following are elements of construction that will help you be a comfortable bride:
- Thicker heel–Stilettos may be dramatic for a photo, but in reality they’re hard to walk in, even harder to dance in, and the heels sink right into the grass. A heel with a bit of thickness that is less than 3 inches will still give you height and let you move with an easy grace all day.
- Arch support + cushioned insole–There’s a lot of standing at weddings. Standing during the ceremony, standing in a receiving line, standing for pictures. Proper arch support and cushioning will make all the difference between wishing that time away and enjoying every moment.
- Adjustable strap and secured ankle–Most great weddings have some dancing, and you don’t want to be worried about going over on an ankle when taking a spin, or having to put on flip flops with your couture gown. Straps that can adjust and hold the foot securely will keep you dancing late into the night.
- High quality materials–This is not the time to pick a shoe with cheap materials. Not only are these materials unattractive, they don’t flex with your foot and can cause blisters. Look for high quality leathers, patents, and suedes.
We chose the Tulipe to represent “the perfect bridal shoe” because it fulfills all the above criteria for fit plus looks absolutely stunning.
The first look pairs the Tulipe in metallic pitone with a sophisticated, full-length gown. The modern, sleek silhouette balanced with the vintage feel of the lace material and pearls make for a romantic combination. A metallic shoe is the perfect compliment to a white dress since it’s still neutral but adds some contrast.
The second look is all about pops of color and fun, ideal for a destination wedding. When wearing a bright shoe like this Papaya patent Tulip, a short dress can really show them off. Instead of matching your accessories to the shoes, try another bright, complimentary color like this turquoise necklace.
For more inspiration, see how a bride customized her Tulips in this Refinery29 article.
Dress/Alice+Olivia – Sachi open back gown
Necklace/J.Crew – Opera length pearl necklace
Mary Jane heels/ANYI LU – Tulipe in Metallic Pitone
(also available here)
Dress/Badgley Mischka – Asymmetrical Peplum Strapless Dress
Necklace/Vintage – Chunky turquoise necklace (similar)
Mary Jane heels/ANYI LU – Tulip in Papaya Patent
(also available here)