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A toast to the mums! Mother of the bride shoes

Posted on November 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Now as most of you brides are aware, sometimes just as much planning and preparation goes into what the mother of the bride or groom will wear, as what the bride does! It’s a momentous day for the mothers, one they feel immensely proud and excited to be involved in.  And although they know all eyes will be on the bride (deep down they often feel, one of the next females to be seen, maybe, just maybe them!!) 

 

 

Hours of thinking and preparation go into this, pictures are cut out from magazines, colours are thought about and compared to wedding colour themes, styles of outfits and designers are researched and many, many outfits are tried on. All this to ensure the final choice is perfected for the big day.

 

    

 

Shoes are often a huge part of the Mother of the Bride attire, and Trousseau fits out a number of mothers every week and we LOVE the Mums!! Most of them come with a been there, done that attitude, they’ve been the bride before and they are excitable without the overall responsibility of a wedding.  They come to dress up and have a bit of fun.
     

So from us here at Trousseau, a tip for the brides – Take the time to share the ‘shoe part’ with your dear mum or mother in law, it can mean so much to them and is a really fun bonding experience for you both. Finish it off with a glass of champagne at the local bar and you’ve got the ultimate 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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The Wedding Shoe - Do You Need It?

Posted on November 18, 2015 | 0 comments

This post is a revisit of one of our most popular blog posts to date – This post sent more hits to the website than we’ve ever had. Something in this piece really seemed to resonate with brides that were thinking about which kind of shoes to wear on their wedding day.

In fact it was actually prompted by one of our lovely brides. She had been reluctant to visit a ‘bridal shoe shop’ as was resisting the thought of buying bridal shoes for the day, “I was just going to wear something that was really comfortable”, then she found the perfect pair of shoes at Trousseau, they were still comfortable, could be worn again but most importantly they worked with her beautiful wedding dress. 

  

The turning point for her was seeing that the wedding dress wasn’t really a ‘normal dress’ and so the shoes did need a certain look. She decided she must not be alone in her thinking and that we should do a blog on this!

At Trousseau we see all types of brides, with all types of budgets. And three of the most common statements we hear when selling shoes for the big day are

 - I probably don’t need wedding shoes because you won’t see them under the dress

 - I had been planning on wearing some comfortable shoes that I would wear again

 - I was so sure I didn’t need special shoes for my wedding until I took the ones I planned to wear to the fitting and they looked so wrong

We hope that this blog will help answer these statements for you. These are all classic unplanned shoe shots!

   

  

A small percentage of brides that we see want their shoes to be noticed. For those that do want an unforgettable shoe, they will hold their dress up high and show off their gorgeous crystal encrusted or coloured wedding shoes every chance they get – photographs, dance etc and of course we love that bride! These brides have chosen shoes to specifically fit into their day and their colour scheme and the shoe itself becomes one of the main heroes. 

 

However, more often than not, the bride will choose a more traditional shoe that will work with their amazing wedding dress. They do so for varying and often personal reasons, and at Trousseau we work hard to ensure we can match their requirements.

 - Good price point

 - Comfort

 - To match the wedding dress

 - Well made, quality shoes

 - Varying heel styles and heights

 - Trusted wedding shoe knowledge

These brides buy a shoe that blends seamlessly into the day and might be forgotten, and this is not a bad thing. What you don’t want is the wrong shoe to show. It is incredibly surprising just how many times during the day a shoe will be seen (all the photos used in this blog are not intended on being ‘shoe shots’ – and we will often show these shots as an answer to the first statement above) 

We think a good wedding shoe is either a special statement shoe or a shoe that blends or even disappears. Definitely not a shoe that doesn’t look right or do justice to the most beautiful dress the bride is ever likely to wear. That shoe option will most definitely be remembered, but for all the wrong reasons!

So, whatever type of bride you identify yourself as, the probability is you will require shoes at some point on the day. We hope you think about your shoes as an overall contributor to your look, and decide from there which avenue you take. It’s a special day that is not often repeated, so “tread” carefully when deciding NOT to buy a wedding shoe. The shoes don’t necessarily need to be ivory, white or even coloured, but they do need to be a shoe that will work with a wedding gown. A special occasion shoe can be a sandal, a flat or a heel so in one sense everything does go – but not ordinary or everyday!

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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Our Pick - Shoes to wear to the races

Posted on October 29, 2015 | 0 comments

 

With the sun starting to shine and race days all around NZ creeping up - from Tauranga to Riccarton, Ellerslie to Cambridge, our thoughts start to turn to what outfits to wear and equally as important what shoes will we wear to these summer race day meetings. 

   

As lovers of all things shoes, we’ve done all the hard work for you and picked out our choice of winning race day heels. 

    

If you want the hottest race day shoes in town, look no further! These styles will carry you out onto the field to check out those fillies and then back to the grandstand with ease. 

For those of you who need a bit more security in the heel walking world – ie you’re wanting to wear the heels, but occasionally struggle when said shoes are mixed with grass, then the No Sink Heels are undoubtedly the answer. 100% New Zealand designed and manufactured, No Sink Heels allows the wearer to walk on grass, grounds or anywhere outdoors. A clever little shoe accessory that is discreet and reusable, and can completely change your level of confidence when walking on grass. They are seriously a no brainer for outdoor occasions.

So fret no more - Trousseau has you covered for up coming race day occasions.

Trousseau Bridal & Evening Shoes LOVES everything shoes! To find your perfect shoes, we encourage those 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 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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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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Shimmer & Shine – why we love to sparkle

Posted on September 25, 2015 | 0 comments
Yes! We have a mild shoe obsession. But hey what do you expect when surrounded by all these works of art day in and day out. 
What is capturing our attention at the moment is this season’s sparkle collection.
  
Effortlessly glamorous and doing it with so much sass, these shoes will walk you from wedding, to everyday wear with ease. 
  
  
We’re totally serious, not only are these shoes elegant and stylish as a bridal option, they look just as fab at a casual dinner with friends. Last week we had a bride pop in that had worn the Flush shoes to her wedding and was loving the fact she had got so much wear out of them post wedding!
From understated shimmer to bold metallics - there's a level of sparkle for everyone.
  
If you want to stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons, then cast your eyes over this collection. These shoes are made to be worn, made to be adored and made to shine.

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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