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There’s a skill to making your wedding personal: and it’s not about quantity (miles of bunting is no fun…) but about quality. It’s about choosing a few select, unique, beautifully handcrafted details which will amaze your guests, thrill your creative senses and live in your memory forever. As a wedding blogger I get to discover these first hand. The internet is a treasure trove of the most amazing details… and sitting pretty at the very top of the pile is the fabulous Middo Shoes.

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These are more than exquisite, more than simply handcrafted. They’re beautifully designed, considerately styled and meticulously hand painted wedding shoes by a dedicated and talented illustrator. Alex is a superstar – and as soon as I find a pair of shoes for her I’ll be asking for my very own pair. You get to discover her first:

Website: www.middoshoes.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/middoshoes

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Good morning everyone, how are you all this lovely Saturday morning? I like to think you’re poised and ready to decorate trees, digging baubles out of forgotten corners ready for tomorrow and feeling festive – can you believe it’s December tomorrow?! No, me neither. But for many of you the last month of 2013 has a more exciting meaning I think… if you’re planning your wedding for 2014 it’s suddenly going to seem very close indeed! Yay!!

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Accessorise gorgeous wedding shoes with the brand new shoe clips from Rainbow Club. Choose from adorable bows, sparkly flowers and vintage style shoe clips – the perfect finishing touch for beautiful wedding shoes!

So I wonder, have you found the perfect accessories for your wedding day yet? I hope not – because I have some exclusive news for you this morning on the English Wedding Blog! It’s a real treat to once again share gorgeous goodies from Rainbow Club – and this time it’s the brand new Rainbow Club 2014 accessories collection.

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Hello everyone! I’m sharing a lovely discovery – truly unique wedding shoes you can design for yourself! Simple, elegant and genius 🙂

Are you fussy about your wedding shoes? If you can’t afford the top designer brands but you’re looking for something more special than the high street, then this is your answer! Dessine-moi un soulier translates as “design me a shoe” – and it does exactly what it says on the tin!design your own wedding shoes dessine moi un soulier (2)

Julia told me all about Dessine-moi un soulier where brides-to-be, as well as the bridal party (and me, quite possibly!) can go online and create beautiful shoes from scratch. I had a little play with their online design tool which really was fun to use (go on, try it!).

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Founded in 2011, the company is growing quickly in France and many of their costumers are brides-to-be. What could be more perfect than to create the perfect shoes for the perfect day?

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It’s competition time! Rainbow Club have a fantastic prize for you, in association with Sandals resorts. Fancy winning a honeymoon, anyone? Then here’s how you can enter! You were going to buy shoes or accessories from the very lovely Rainbow Club anyway, right?!

Win the honeymoon of a lifetime with Rainbow Club!

It’s not every day you get the chance to win the honeymoon you’ve been dreaming of since you were little but thanks to the lovely folks at Rainbow Club this dream may be about to become a reality!
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They’re offering their customers the chance to win a 14 night stay in the very wonderful Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa. The prize includes an all inclusive stay in the resort in one of their deluxe rooms which of course comes complete with a king sized bed. And because they don’t want you to worry about anything past travel insurance, they’re also throwing in a pair of return flights for the lucky couple too. Pretty great huh?

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Time for some proper, sensible advice from one of my lovely wedding blog sponsors and industry experts – Karen from Perdita’s wedding shoes. With a quick and easy way to decide on a comfortable heel height for your spring / summer wedding shoes, Karen’s advice is honest and genuinely useful. She’s also sharing her secret to the comfiest wedding shoes – and you know they’ll be right when Karen herself says she wears them for wedding fairs! Great advice for brides – and as it’s time to look for your shoes for spring/summer now, it couldn’t have come at a better time! Enjoy xxx

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Wedding shoes for spring / summer – Photos supplied by Perdita’s Wedding Shoes

Spring/Summer Wedding Shoes

Spring and summer are very popular times to get married. Romantic blossom trees, beautiful colourful flowers and warm summer days (we hope!) You have chosen your perfect gown so now is the time to choose your 2nd most important purchase, the wedding shoes.

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I’m delighted to welcome my first brand new sponsor of 2013: Perdita’s Wed­ding Shoes have been sup­ply­ing brides, brides­maids and mother of the bride with beau­ti­ful shoes and acces­sories for over 12 years.

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Unique wedding shoes by Perdita’s Wedding Shoes

Perdita’s are official stockists of Rainbow Club wedding shoes, and provide a dyeing service which means you can choose your favourite wedding shoe style and have it coloured to work with your wedding colour scheme.

A unique service from Perdita’s Wedding Shoes

I love that Perdita’s Wedding Shoes provide a truly bespoke service from their showroom: owner Karen told me, “Brides come along with their mums to our show­room espe­cially when they want to meet our designer and get some unique ideas to cre­ate a spe­cial look, some­thing they can call their own design.

“Some cus­tomer designs get taken on into our col­lec­tions and then the shoe is named after the bride which is a nice touch.

Find out more about Perdita’s Wedding Shoes here on the English Wedding Blog!

www.perditasweddingshoes.co.uk

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I was never a shoe kind of girl until I started writing English Wedding Blog – but the last three years have taught me to appreciate heels and toes, shimmer and sparkle, and everything else about wedding shoes… so much so, I could wear some gorgeous little ivory heels just for blogging.

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Tanya wedding shoes from the Rainbow Club 2013 collection

However – I’m dreaming, it’s cold and I have slipper boots on – this blog post is about you, not me. As much as I’d like to slip my toes into a few of these, I know you’ll be looking for wedding shoes to walk down the aisle, to say ‘I do’ and to dance in. So let’s have a look at the new 2013 collection from Rainbow Club this morning, shall we?

Rainbow Club collections – wedding shoes for 2013

These new shoe designs – which will be available online very soon this month – are from the Rainbow Club collection. The shoes are pretty and stylish and this is a fashion forward collection offering supreme comfort and style.

Rosaln Lace Weding Shoes by Rachel Simpson
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Once again I have some brilliant advice to share with all of you brides-to-be from my lovely friends at Queens & Bowl. Choosing the perfect vintage wedding shoes can be a Big Decision (capitals intended!) so for shoe lovers everywhere, here are some top tips to make sure you’re tottering beautifully in the right direction!

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Rosalyn Lace Wedding Shoes by Rachel Simpson

Some women would argue that shoes aren’t a matter of life or death; they’re far more important than that! This is especially true when it comes to choosing wedding shoes. A bad pair of shoes can throw off an entire bridal ensemble, not to mention making the best day of your life extremely uncomfortable.

As most married women will tell you, choosing wedding shoes is hard but it could be argued that picking vintage wedding shoes is even harder. Not only do you have to consider all of the usual factors that will determine which shoes you buy, but you also have to match your wedding shoes to the era you’ll be evoking in your ceremony!

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Where should you start when looking for wedding shoes? Do you buy your wedding dress first? Plan the entire outfit including shoes first? Get the shoes before you try on your dress? Maybe you found the perfect pair of Vivienne Westwoods before you met your groom…

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… or maybe he chose his before he met you? If you missed this Sinatra chic wedding, click the image now! Photo credit Chris Hanley Photography

Karen has a guest blog post on choosing your wedding shoes this morning. So without further ado here are some expert tips on when to buy your wedding shoes, which heel heights to select, choosing the perfect colour, shoe dyeing, cost, seasonal footwear and more. Hope you like it!

Top tips for choosing your wedding shoes – a guest blog

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Nina’s wedding shoes perfectly fitted the romantic and classic style of her wedding to Lee. Click to see their Lumley Castle wedding – photo credit Simon Hudspeth Photography

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It’s Wedding Season, and to celebrate, Jimmy Choo reveals the 2011 Bridal Collection and ultimate bridal ‘Your Choo Story’.

We are inviting brides, members of the wedding party and guests to share their story to MyChooStory@jimmychoo.com. Tamara Mellon, OBE, will select the ultimate Jimmy Choo bridal story at the end of May and the winner will receive their choice of shoes or bag from current collection as a wedding present from Jimmy Choo.

‘I am delighted that women the world over are coming to us to be part of their most special day. It makes me so proud that the shoes and bags we create can make a bride feel beautiful and confident – and the rest of the wedding party of course! We are delighted for brides to share stories of their special day on ‘My Choo Stories’ this year. Today, many brides are selecting non-traditional bridal shoes and some of our most popular bridal shoes are related to styles that have appeared on the red carpet’
Tamara Mellon, OBE Founder and Chief Creative Officer.