Whilst Harry and Meghan may have gone for all-out tradition at their wedding this year, we want to provide a little inspiration for couples planning a distinctly different wedding. When it comes to wedding venues, a serene, sandy beach is certainly up there in our list of favourites! Whether yours is set on a Caribbean Island or the shores of Southern France, there’s something about a beach wedding that makes the whole thing even more special. The sun, the sea, and the sand between your toes – you just can’t beat it!
Although sand and pebbles may provide a wonderfully romantic backdrop, they do make picking the right pair of wedding shoes a bit of a challenge. You want something beautiful and elegant, but you also want to be able to walk.
To help you out, our team of shoe-lovers here at Emmy London have put together some of our favourite choices for beach weddings that’ll ensure you don’t slip up!
Navigate the Sand in Flat Sandals
A lot of brides feel hesitant to wear flats on their wedding day, but we don’t know why. Flats are just as beautiful as heels, particularly when paired with a sandy beach and gorgeous, flowing dress. We think they give a boho-chic bridal look that we can’t get enough of!
Our Jude sandal flats are perfect for a beach wedding. They are made from soft, supple suede and are embellished in beautiful crystals, glass beads and mirrored glass. With a metallic, cross T-bar strap and crystal buckle, they certainly don’t skimp on glamour and will make walking down the aisle on sand or stone feel like a breeze.
The Emmy London Carrie pump is another great flat choice for beach weddings. Unbelievably comfortable and made from soft ivory kid suede, the quality of these pumps ensures you’ll feel like you’re walking on air all day. The embellishment on the front uses Swarovski crystals, pearly sequins and silver seed beads, adding a touch of luxury and making these flats anything but boring,
Add a Little Height with Wedges & Block Heels
If you’re adamant that you want a bit of height at your beach wedding, wedges & block heels are a great choice. They’re elegant, can make a great statement and the large surface on the sole of the shoe makes them easy to walk along the sand in. Perfect!
Our Evelyn Ivory wedge is a gorgeous bridal shoe with metallic leather straps, supple kid suede and the iconic Emmy London embellishments in mirror glass and crystal. These wedges will give you an extra 4 inches of height and look beautiful with a variety of wedding dress styles. Just because you’re having a wedding on the sand doesn’t mean you have to skimp on your wedding shoes!
For a heel that’s less risky on uneven and soft surfaces, we present the kitten heel. A staple in the world of bridal shoes, this little boost of height is a great way to add something a little extra to your wedding outfit without being impractical.
We think the Leila kitten heel is a wonderful choice for any beach bride! With a 5cm heel and made from soft kid suede with a leather lining, these shoes will look chic and feel comfortable all-day long. The simple design of silver metallic straps with a crystal buckle is effortlessly stylish and will look gorgeous on a seaside setting.
If you need help finding a shoe that’s right for your wedding venue, start chatting to us at Emmy London today. We can help you find a shoe that you’ll love and that’s perfect for your location, ticking all the boxes you have!