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Designer Wedding Dresses and Shoes Review

Designer Wedding Dresses and Shoes Review

Your wedding look sets the tone of the most important day of your life. It is one of the first things brides-to-be research for even before their engagements because don’t you want to look your best when the spotlight will be on you for the day? Whether your style is fairytale, modern, or vintage, Bella Belle will show you how to pair your inspiration dress with the right wedding shoes to create that gorgeous wedding look. Sit back, relax, and let the review commence!

Fairy Tale

Dress: Monique Lhullier Aviva

Shoes: Bella Belle Paloma Blush, beaded mesh t-strap

You love the look of layered tulle that epitomizes the dreamy fairy tale. Of course, this Monique Lhullier’s Aviva made your heart skip a beat with its soft layered tulle skirt and romantic long sleeves. The blush color and elegant sparkles made it youthful and swoon-worthy. What can we say, Monique’s expertise is the modern take on romance.
Monique Lhullier Aviva Blush Wedding Dress Tulle Layered High Neckline Long Sleeve Modern Fairytale Princess

 
What shoes is worthy of this modern cinderella look, you ask? Bella Belle’s blush Paloma is the answer to the cinderella’s glass slippers for our fairy tale brides. They echo the color and the beaded mesh bodice of the dress. Plus the mesh backing creates the illusion of tulle on your feet. The beadings are intricate and and the t-strap lengthens your legs visually!

Bella Belle Paloma Blush Beaded 3D Floral Design Modern Cinderella Shoes Wedding Shoes

Bella Belle Paloma Blush Beaded 3D Floral Embroideries Romantic Modern Cinderella Slippers Wedding Shoes

 

Sexy Glamour

Dress: Paolo Sebastian Swan Lake

Shoes: Florence, beaded with ankle wrap straps 

Paolo Sebastian’s Swan Lake was voted as the hottest wedding dress on the internet. With its thigh-high slit and illusion neckline, it is not hard to see why. The tulle skirt adds more drama and softness to the look. Oh, Paolo, you know how to steal our hearts!

Paolo Sebastian Swan Lake Tulle Illusion Neckline Sexy Glamour Wedding Dress

Of course, the hottest dress deserves to be paired with the hottest shoes as well. Take note of the details repeated in the Florence heels: dramatic silhouette, mesh backing, and glam beadwork. This is when more is definitely more!

Bella Belle Shoes Something Blue Sexy Glamour Florence Beading Rhinestones Ankle Wrap Ties Pointy Toe

Regal

Dress: Jenny Packham Faith in Barley

Shoes: Bella Belle Filipa in Champagne, crystal beaded ankle straps

Queen of beaded wedding dresses, Jenny Packham designs dresses with to-die-for embellishments. This Faith wedding dress sums up her signature look: intricate, light beading, delicate embellishment and flowing silhouette. Her wedding dresses are known for their elegant and timeless quality. This dress has that regal look with a touch of vintage or the bohemian look depending on the rest of your accessories. Didn’t we say Jenny is amazing like that?

Jenny Packham Faith Barley Wedding Dress Beaded Boho Vintage Glam

With such intricate embellishments on the wedding dress, what shoes would you say measure up to such a stunning dress? Bella Belle's Filipa in champagne is the perfect complement to the regal look. With its rhinestone band and soft champagne color, Filipa echoes the exquisite details of the dress. Plus, the fresh take on the ankle straps add something extra to the overall look, don’t you think?

Bella Belle Wedding Shoes Filipa Champagne Glamour Vintage Rhinestone Crystal Romantic Fairy Tale Shoes

Bella Belle Wedding Shoes Filipa Champagne Glamour Vintage Rhinestone Crystal Romantic Fairy Tale Shoes

Bohemian Chic 

Dress: Claire Pettibone Maia

Shoes: Adelaide, floral embroidered linen mary jane

If Jenny Packham is the beading extraordinaire, Claire Pettibone is the embroidery connoisseur. Her wedding dresses drip with elaborate floral embroideries and are celebrated by all boho chic brides. This Maia dress shows how far from cutesy and how close to ethereal a pastel look is in her magical hands. What a lovely and elegant look for a backyard or forest wedding.  

Claire Pettibone Soft Boho Chic Look Maia Wedding Dress Pastel Floral Embroidery
For such a pastel floral boho chic look, only Bella Belle’s Adelaide would polish up the look. It showcases the pastel embroideries on a linen silk mary jane. The pointy toe silhouette adds a dash of sophistication to the garden look. We especially love the thoughtful detail of the organic linen silk material. How fitting for a boho chic bride!

Bella Belle Shoes Adelaide Bohemian Chic Boho Bride Soft Pastel Floral Embroidery with Linen Silk Mary Jane

Modern Minimalism

Dress: Oscar de la Renta

Shoes: Julia, sleek architectural bow satin

A lesson in modern minimalism is demonstrated by this Oscar de la Renta’s Hunter dress. The dramatic large bow at the back takes the center stage in this silk Mikado dress. Oscar’s glamorous dresses are fixtures on the red carpet among celebrities, but it does not mean that you need to be an A-lister to don one of their exquisite gowns.

Oscar de la Renta Hunter Wedding Dress Dramatic Bow Silk Mikado Obi Sash

When a dress is this sleek, minimalist, and modern, how would you finish the look? With an equally sleek and modern architectural detail as well, of course! Enter Julia Bella Belle’s take on modern minimalism. With a smooth silk as the backdrop, the large polished bow adorns the d’orsay heels. To complete the look, a single pearl adds a finishing luster to this elegant shoes.   

Bella Belle Shoes Julia Something Blue Satin Bow Pearl Sleek Modern Minimalist Elegant

Bella Belle Shoes Something Blue Satin Bow Pearl Sleek Modern Minimalist Elegant

 

Additional Credits: Erika Parker Photography, Marie Claire Photography, Anna Tereshina Photography, Jenna McElroy Photography, and Sarah Houston Photography.

THE BEST 2017 WEDDING SHOE TRENDS

THE BEST 2017 WEDDING SHOE TRENDS

2017 promises to be a bold and unexpected year for wedding shoe trends.  Take your pick from these fabulous trends in wedding shoes to complete your outfit and personality.  Whether you are a shoe gal at heart since you were a toddler (hint: you love creating outfit around a pair of shoes) or comfort is paramount to you (you cringe at the thought of your dance moves being interrupted by sore feet), you need to read on to see the latest trends so you can be confident in choosing the shoes to walk you down the aisle and beyond. 

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ELEGANT BEADED FLATS
The key to enjoying your wedding day is comfort and feeling beautiful!  You wouldn’t want the memory of your big day to be pain and discomfort.  While our heel collection features thick and plush soles, nothing beats the comfort of flats for a simple reason: gravity. Wedding day flats should fit in with your wedding day look, which means it should be as dressy and elegant as your wedding gown.  At Bella Belle, we take our flat collection to the next level with addition of intricate beadings, feminine pearls, and / or exquisite embroideries for one-of-a-kind flats that are as special as your other wedding details.

Beautiful crystal beaded comfortable wedding flats

Shop comfortable and beautiful wedding shoes

FLORAL DETAILS
The wedding world is blooming with the prettiest of petals and floral details.  These blooms are whimsical, feminine, and oh-so-romantic.  Perfect for the fashion-forward brides, this trend incorporates laser-cut silk petals and other floral elements to mimic a lush spring garden. Let this ethereal trend inspire your other wedding details: dress, cake, decoration, invitation, and beyond.

gold flower wedding sandals

Wedding boots with flower details

blush pink floral wedding shoes


BARELY THERE ILLUSION
We can all agree some celebs have given this trend a bad rep on the red carpet (Hello… what happened to decency!?).  However, we simply love the ethereal and feminine play of mesh and intricate beading on a pair of shoes.  Whether paired with sparkly rhinestones or delicate pearls, the sheerness of mesh fabric gives a subtle sexiness that is oh so irresistible. A show stopper in itself, it gives the illusion that the embellishments are floating on your feet. Go all out with an equally extravagant beaded dress, or create an interesting juxtaposition by pairing it with a sleek modern sheath. This is one exposé we can get behind!

sexy sheer illusion wedding shoes

Flower Beaded sheer and comfortable wedding flats

JEWELED SANDALS
These are the answer to your wish for dressy wedding shoes that are equally comfortable, glamorous and can be worn at different occasions in the future. Yes, yes, and yes, please! These sandals are not your typical flip flops – they are jeweled for that sparkling effect and made to look like they belong on the runway. Take advantage of these sandals beyond your wedding day; wear them during dancing, honeymoon or weekend errands. Versatility made these sandals an investment piece that will pay back multiple times over!

best gold jewel wedding sandals for brides

Silver beach wedding sandals with rhinestones

EMBROIDERY AND BEADING

Whether it is 2D or 3D, heavy embroidery and beading is ruling the bridal fashion world.  This statement-making trend highlights different techniques, medium, and artistic designs to create layers and depth.  The results are always luxuriously lavish.  Our collection of embroidered and beaded wedding shoes is handmade from start to finish using the best materials.

Pastel flower embroidered mary jane wedding shoes

Crystal beaded wedding heels

CLASSIC LACE
Last but definitely not least, this trend stands the test of time.  After Catherine Middleton donned her infamous Alexander McQueen lace wedding gown, brides all over the world are swooning over the regal look that lace exudes.  Whether you are chasing the classic chantilly lace or bold gold lace, this trend is here to stay to complete your vision. 

Gold embroidered lace wedding heels

classic ivory lace wedding shoes

SUMMER INSPIRED BEACH WEDDING AT GALVESTON ISLAND

SUMMER INSPIRED BEACH WEDDING AT GALVESTON ISLAND

As leaves are changing colors as we transition into Fall, we cannot help but reminisce about this summer inspired shoot filled with warmth.  If you love the outdoors, especially beaches, this pictorial is for you, ladies!  Whether you are considering wedding by the beach, on your family's barn, or by the gardens, you know our comfortable sandals will provide the comfort while completing your glam and dressy look special enough for the day. Check out our Luna and Sydney in this fresh beach editorial captured by the talented Kelli Durham and styled by the awesome Caroline Meinen of Belle Events. How theme-appropriate, aren't they? Are you convinced yet that your footwear may make or break our outfit?

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Photographer: www.kellidurham.com

Event Styling: www.belleevents.com

Dress: www.nowandforeverbridalbtq.com

Hair and Make Up: www.thairapysalonspa.com

Floral: www.brambleandbee.com

Wardrobe: www.billyreid.com

Model: www.nealhamilagency.com