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Focus on - Winter Wedding Shoes

Posted on April 05, 2016 | 0 comments
If you think that there’s no better setting for a wedding than snowy backdrops, icy lakes, big open fires and mulled wine – then you’re not alone. Every year we’re noticing a growing popularity in winter weddings and it’s awesome to see!
    
Magical winter weddings just ooze romance. You are able to secure venues and other services a little easier, plus there’s the added bonus that the bride and bridesmaids get to wear fur or a snuggly woolen shawl (well we think that's a bonus!).

  

    

For those with upcoming winter nuptials, focus your attention to your feet for a moment and think about what shoes will be the best, most practical and work with your dress. 

Lace is extremely popular this winter, as is shimmer, a pop of colour and lower heels . Play around and have some fun, There are no rules as to what you should wear with what, it's all down to personal choice.  The team at Trousseau are happy to talk to you about your day and discuss the different shoe options to find the best fit for you - it's what we love doing. So pop in, pick up the phone or shoot us an email.

   

 

   

     

 

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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The evolution of the bridal shoe – step back in time with us

Posted on March 17, 2016 | 0 comments

Take a moment and an elegant step back in time and check out the history of the wedding shoe, it’s importance, where it came from and some of the rich traditions it is involved in.

When you think about today’s idea of a wedding shoe we have visions of ivory silk, Swarovski Crystals and striking evening sandals, to name a few of the currently popular styles. But this has not always been the way…..

There always has to be a first:

Commonly referenced as the very first time a high heeled shoe was worn, was by Italian, Catherine de Medici – wearing a pair of high heels at her wedding day in 1533 to the future King of France, Henry, Duke of Orleans. Catherine, a pioneer of 16th century fashion, surprised and delighted the world by introducing the idea of women’s high heels (thank you Catherine!!). No surprises, the high heel was a hit, and quickly became a very fashionable item to own.

From there on there has been no stopping the heel and it's importance in the wedding day. Over the years there have been waves of popularity in the styles, colours, heel heights and detailing that we see, often influenced by powerful brides of the time - Queen Victoria, Grace Kelly, Princess Diana, Kate Duchess of Cambridge etc.

The wedding shoe is also part of many rich wedding traditions:

Wedding shoes have and still do play a very superstitious role in marriage ceremonies throughout the world.

In Great Britain, the well-known tradition of the bride wearing ‘something old, something new,’ originally stems from the rhyme, ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.’ A silver sixpence in the bride’s shoe is a traditional good luck wedding gesture and customarily, it is the father of the bride who places the sixpence as a symbol of him wishing her prosperity, love and happiness in her marriage. – The Royal Mint.

Nordic brides are known to wear a silver coin from their fathers in the left shoe and a gold coin from their mothers in the right shoe to ensure they never go without the things they need for a happy life. - About Style

In Polish tradition brides mustn’t wear open-toed shoes – future wealth and fortune would fly right through the open toes. Showing the wrong shoe can have an impact on a marriage!

Through to more modern day traditions which sees brides adding an I do sticker or getting her 'hens' to write words of advice on the soles of the shoes .

 

These days wedding shoes play an important role in the brides overall look! Some brides are designing their gowns around the wedding shoes they choose, some go for a real statement shoe, others love to incorporate the classic styles and colours and some opt for a shoe that is more than a wedding shoe, something that can be worn again and again.

Whatever the reason and whatever your choice - take a moment to think about the wedding shoe, the various traditions and most importantly how it will be incorporated into your big 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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Nothing but navy

Posted on February 25, 2016 | 0 comments

 

Navy and weddings go hand in hand (even down to the psychology of colours) navy is a colour that represents trust, honesty and loyalty – can you get any more appropriate than that for a wedding colour?!?

  

Strong, yet neutral in it’s presence, navy works with so many colour variations, patterns and ideas – We dare you to find a more striking colour combination than a navy and yellow or a navy and blush palette.

   

Navy can inject a touch of class and beauty into a wedding without even trying to do so, and to us that is the mark of a perfect fit.

When it comes to wedding shoes, bridesmaid shoes, mother of the bride shoes, and clutches one of our most popular colour options is navy - It's not hard to see why!

  

   

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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The Blush Collection

Posted on February 09, 2016 | 2 comments

When it comes to wedding themes and colour palettes, nothing lends itself quite so refreshingly as the pretty and understated blush pink.

There’s a real softness to blush that’s seemingly very fitting for a ‘blushing bride’. Combine this with its romantic nature and you’re well on your way to something pretty special. 

  

Introducing blush into the bridal look is something we are very excited about at Trousseau. It’s a colour many brides are drawn to for either themselves or their bridesmaids, not to mention how effortlessly it works with many wedding themes – classic, romantic, rustic, vintage just to name a few.

The new season Paradox London Blush mini collection is exquisite to say the least. Covering all bases with a low heeled peep toe option, a closed toe shoe and an absolute winner featuring great heel height, striking brooch and pleated detail. 

  

The Blush Collection is a limited seasonal range, so don’t spend too much time thinking about how perfect these shoes are! However we’re hoping due to it’s overwhelming popularity the designers in London may think about letting it hang around a bit longer.

So, if you are ready for a breath of fresh air – think blush.

  

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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Thinking of shoes for your bridesmaids?

Posted on December 09, 2015 | 0 comments

 

 

When it comes to your fave girls, only the very best will do. One of the many discussion points for guests on the day will be what the bridesmaids (if any) are wearing.   

Although the short dress vs long dress debate is always current, if the bridesmaid dress is shorter than ankle length, the shoes will play a key role in the overall bridesmaid ‘look’ so plenty of thought and planning needs to go into this decision  - and that is where we can help.

      

 

There are generally two schools of thought when it comes to the bridesmaids shoes, and the decision you will make will come down to personal choice.

Choosing colour in the shoes to match or compliment the bridesmaid dresses, bride’s flowers, grooms suit or some other feature colour from the day is a popular choice.  Trousseau offers a range of coloured special occasion shoes that are an extremely popular choice for bridesmaids to wear. If a specific tone or colour is required, then many of Trousseau’s white and ivory shoes are dyeable and we work closely with a local shoe dyer to create the perfect colour match option for many bride and bridesmaid shoes. 

      

    

  

Another fun and visually impressive idea is to opt for a metallic shoe to add something really punchy to the bridesmaid outfits. This is a great way to go if you are wanting to gift a shoe to your girls that they are likely to get a lot of wear out of in the future.

  

    

REMEMBER the overall bridesmaid look will be completed by your choice of shoe. Make sure you spend a bit of time really thinking about the style and look you are going for with their outfits, as the shoes will be a statement that will sit proudly in your wedding photos 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.

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