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Do you have a 'comfort shoe style'?

Posted on October 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Are you passionate about shoes and own so many you find it hard to store them, or do you have a couple of favourites that you wear until you are forced to replace them, most likely your shoe buying falls between these two. No matter how you feel about shoes it is our feet that often dictate what we can or can’t wear. 

  

At Trousseau we are amazed at how a shoe can be a terrible fit on one person and yet the same style can look gorgeous on someone else. Feet can be super wide or ultra thin, they can have short or long toes, most of us have one foot slightly smaller than the other. You can have fallen arches or high arches and even the annoying bunions - each one of these traits will impact on the fit of a shoe. PLUS a surprising number of us have a personal preference for the type of shoe we like to wear most of the time, be it sneakers, high heels, boots or flats to name a few.

 

It’s a bit like comfort food, it seems we can have our 'comfort shoe style' as well and having to move too far away from a preferred style can be challenging. 

Wedding shoes certainly challenge our 'comfort shoe style'! If you spend all day in sports shoes the thought of a 10cm high heel on a wedding shoe will usually send shivers down the spine. Dedicated boot wearers may even stick to their ‘comfort style’ on the wedding day.

Comfort is as important as style or a 'LOOK' for a wedding shoe. At Trousseau we love the current wedding and special occasion ranges. The styles are on trend for what our brides are looking for but the shoes have the important ‘point of difference’ to ensure they complement a wedding dress.  Most importantly the range has embraced so many of our customers own 'comfort shoe styles' in, look, heel height, colour and shape. No matter the shape or size of your feet, or what your personal style is we hope there will be the right shoe for you in this range.

Personal shoe style and your very own unique feet matter as much as the style of the wedding dress, enjoy discovering the perfect pair of shoes for your wedding day.

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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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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It's all in the Detail

Posted on May 20, 2014 | 0 comments

One of the questions we get asked at least once a week is “…but does anyone even see the shoes?” 

If you were wearing gumboots your guests would certainly notice! 

Seriously though, although your wedding gown is the hero on the day, and is often shrouded in secrecy, all the other details that come together to make you feel extra special should take almost as much care, consideration and attention. 

 

These beautiful photos, sent to us by our brides, show just how much the shoes, flowers, jewellery and perfume all add to your final look and what beautiful and creative things the photographers do with them.  We love receiving wedding photos and once we have admired the beautiful bride, and because we are all about the shoes, we can't wait to see the amazing shoe & flower photos and the attention the shoes receive.

 

So in answer to the question at the beginning of this blog … YES, we think the shoes ARE seen.

 

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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Buying Wedding Shoes Online - Our Guide

Posted on March 18, 2014 | 2 comments

Shopping online, we all do it, it has become the norm in today’s society and the majority of brides are quite comfortable purchasing online. However, shoes are always a tricky one.  BUT fear not as this blog post has been designed with this issue in mind and aims to show you how easy it is to buy wedding shoes online with Trousseau.

We have identified 5 of the biggest concerns of brides purchasing shoes online and have all the answers and information regarding these concerns.

What happens if the shoes don’t fit me?

This is the number one problem we hear about when shoes have been purchased online – and sadly we often see a second pair being purchased from us because the first pair purchased online overseas don’t fit. Rest assured, Trousseau is here in New Zealand and we provide an easy to follow set of instructions for trying on your wedding shoes.  If they don’t fit it’s easy to call us and talk over the problems so we can work out a solution or immediately send out another size. This allows you to try on the shoes with confidence, protecting both the shoes and the customer. Win/win we say.

  

I’m not sure the colour will work with my dress?

The majority of Trousseau’s bridal shoe collections are in Ivory or white.  These colours work well with most wedding dress fabrics. If for some reason there is a problem it’s easy to send us a piece of fabric and we can help you get the shoes dyed to an exact match.  Trousseau is happy to help as much as we can.

 

I am tossing up between two shoes but live far away from Trousseau’s Auckland showroom?

No problems! Trousseau is happy to send out two shoes if requested, we will refund in full the pair returned as long as it is in the same condition that we sent it.

  

I am wanting to dye my shoes, but don’t live in Auckland

We can easily accommodate this for you.  Once we have confirmed the shoe fits all we need is a swatch of fabric that you want the shoe colour to match.  We can liaise with our preferred shoe dyer on your behalf.

HELP, I need wedding shoes but just don't know where to begin

We love talking and emailing with brides who need a little help and guidance with their purchase. We can work with you every step of the way to make sure you are 100% happy with the final decision.

Even if you are not sure if you want a strappy sandal or closed toe boot, we can discuss the options and decide on the best shoe for you.

Trousseau prides itself on operating a very successful online store (it’s not unheard of to be arranging special couriers to get a pair of shoes out to a bride in desperate need!!) distributing shoes around New Zealand and Australia.

If you were contemplating buying online, but were a little bit apprehensive about it, we hope this post has helped a little.  Also please call us as we do as many online sales via the phone as we do on the website. We find that personal conversation can make an enormous difference. We thought we would finish up with a few quotes from our customers:

 

“Thanks so much for organising my wedding shoes for me. They arrived in the post in plenty of time for my dress fitting. They also look great. I think the size is perfect. ... I really appreciate your effort. I have even given your details to another friend of mine who is getting married soon.”

“I have received my shoes.... thank you very much, they are the perfect fit and were the shoes that I had been desperately trying to find in my size. Thank you very much for your prompt responses they were much appreciated...”

“I just wanted to say thank you for the awesome shoes. I was really impressed by the quick and efficient service. They are exactly what I was looking for and they look great. I will be recommending you to all my friends. Thanks once again.”

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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To Dye or not to Dye (wedding shoes) is that your question?

Posted on June 04, 2013 | 5 comments

This is where you are at, the wedding day is getting closer, you have the perfect dress, have sorted the bridesmaids and now you’ve found ‘THE SHOES’. They’re the right height, the right style, totally you, but are they the right colour?

 

Whether this is the predicament you find yourself in when it comes to dressing yourself or the wedding party, or it’s the post wedding ‘I really want to wear these expensive shoes again’. You are definitely not alone, as this is a very common situation, and dyeing wedding shoes both pre and post wedding is a popular choice for many brides.

 

 

 

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