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CAPTURED! the prized wedding shoe shot

Posted on June 11, 2014 | 0 comments

 

Ask any respected and professional wedding photographer and they’ll all agree, the bridal shoes can play a very special part in the photographs and styling on the day.

Take this back to basics, and translated it means, you need to think carefully about the shoes you choose, as they will be forever a part of your memories and of course your treasured keepsake –  the wedding album.

    

While we at Trousseau pondered this idea, we decided to have a bit of a brain-storming session on what OUR  favourite ‘wedding shots’ featuring  wedding shoes were.  While we came up with many answers, we knew for the purposes of this blog we needed to narrow it down to FIVE...and here they are:

 - The pre-wedding styled pictures – Often featuring wedding dress, wedding shoes, jewellery and flowers.

- The bridal walk down the aisle. Left foot forward and showing a tantalising peek of wedding shoe under the gown.

 - The fun bridal party or couple shot – Often candid.  ie groom carrying bride or entire bridal party leaping for joy.

 - The first dance – The wedding shoes can really be wow factor here.

 - The bride and groom or bride and bride garter shot – Need we say anymore!

  

Waiheke Island based wedding photographer, Sonja Read from Sonja Read Photography agrees “As a photographer, I look forward to seeing the brides choice of shoes, often as much as her dress. The bride can take it as an opportunity to add a splash of extravagance to her outfit. Depending on the style of dress, they can be hidden and discreet or take center stage. Either way they will definitely be photographed on the day.

More importantly shoes can transform the way you feel inside and a great pair of shoes can truly make you feel 'out of this world'. These feelings mixed with others will shine throughout your photographs, it is what I like to capture.”

So whatever your wedding shoe taste, style or preference is. Make sure you think about the lasting memories these shoes will be apart of and STEP out in shoes you will feel proud showing off to your children and their children in your wedding album for years to come.

   

Trousseau Bridal & Evening Shoes LOVES everything bridal shoes! To find your perfect shoes, we encourage brides in Auckland to come into our Showroom at B2/1 Beresford Square, Central Auckland, Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm and other times by appointment. For those brides around the country, visit our website and experience for yourself our attention to detail and excellent customer service. All information in this blog is original and the property of Trousseau Bridal & Evening Shoes.

Sonja Read Photography – www.sonjaread.com

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A New Bride – The changing face of weddings!

Posted on September 04, 2013 | 1 comment

It has become very apparent there is a new bride in town, a new type of wedding ...and tradition –  some will take it, some will leave it. This is something that has been noticed by all, from photographers through to suit hire locations. It’s an exciting time for both the wedding industry and those getting married as it is one of the biggest changes seen in a long time!

  

Images courtesy of Etsy!

This new couple is a product of today’s society. Economically aware, technologically savvy, money conscious and wants their day to truly reflect who they (as a couple) are. A couple of key changes this couple has brought about is a rise in DIY weddings, non-traditional weddings and intimate weddings. For the bride, their wedding day is no less special than the brides from this time last year, it’s just a better fit for them.

These brides know what they want and work hard to ensure their day is absolutely perfect. Whether that be a candlelight evening affair in the bush perfectly planned thanks to images on pinterest and set up by mum, dad and the aunties, or a small (non-formal) gathering at their local winery with their immediate family...There are many variations and the only rule is, there are no rules! With this change in mindset, a follow on effect is seen in everything the bride and groom will do in preparation and when it comes to wedding shoes (our specialty) we are seeing a couple of key trends with this new bride.

 

 

Many brides are opting for a divine evening shoe, a gorgeous statement shoe that certainly does not scream wedding. A shoe that perhaps they would not normally have ‘treated’ themselves to, but feel comfortable indulging in (as it is their wedding after all). And it certainly needs to be a shoe their friends will be envious of! A couple of popular choices that are emerging are:

                  

 

Images from our new season 2014 range

A good number of the non-traditional brides are opting for a contemporary styled wedding shoe that they are planning on dyeing either before or after the wedding . A couple of reasons for this: Firstly, why not – it’s their day and if that’s the shoe they like, then that’s what they will get. Also the longevity factor - as this type of shoe they are likely to wear again at other occasions.

    

We have also seen an increase in the Pinterest bride - These girls have planned everything to a tee (a non-traditional tee). They know what they like, know what they want, recognise good quality, and have researched everything about the shoes before they even set foot in our showroom . This bride will often add a bit of fun to their shoes that they have found throughout their research ie I do stickers etc, a floral brooch or feathers.

At the end of the day, and this is by no way saying that traditional weddings are no longer, they will always have a place. It’s just that having that ‘different’ wedding is starting to become the ‘norm’ and this is what is making the next generation of brides happy, and that’s what it is all about!

  

Trousseau Bridal & Evening Shoes LOVES everything bridal shoes! To find your perfect shoes, we encourage brides in Auckland to come into our Showroom at B2/1 Beresford Square, Central Auckland, Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm and other times by appointment. For those brides around the country, visit our website and experience for yourself our attention to detail and excellent customer service. All information in this blog is original and the property of Trousseau Bridal & Evening Shoes.

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