Here at Upper Street we are all about individuality and that unique element that makes heads turn and produces a smile and a nod in recognition of something special. This is why we love the uber fabulous wedding blog, Rock n Roll Bride written by Kat Williams. Like us she believes your wedding should be about you, your style, your own taste and not dictated by industry, the latest celebrity trend or overbearing family members!
As part of our celebration of the month of love and all things romantic, we asked Kat to design six shoes for themed weddings that would reflect elements of the brides personality and style and talk us through her inspiration. She declared her shoe love in the form of these gorgeous designs…
“The 1920’s was a time of glamour but with a quirk (drop waist dresses with sparkle!), so for my 1920s style shoe I didn’t want to go safe, I wanted to add a twist and a bit of quirk myself. To do this I chose a grey colour scheme and an almost ombre effect on the straps. I think this shoe would be perfect for a vintage themed wedding but one where the bride still wants to look up to date.”
“To me, the classic brogue is synonymous with 1940′s styling. I love the elegant suited look of the 40’s and I’d love to see a bride wearing one with these shoes!”
“What could be sexier than bright bright red!? I knew I wanted this colour for my 50s style shoe and the peep toe and bow combo is also perfect! I could see Marilyn Monroe rocking these couldn’t you?”
“Gothic weddings can often be assumed to be all dark and macabre, but that doesn’t have to be the case! So for my Gothic inspired shoes I wanted to add a bit of sass with the purple animal trim and sexiness with the patent black and the point!”
Ballet flats are perfect for a boho bride – comfortable and casual, there really was no other choice for me! I also wanted to add a girlie edge with the baby pink satin.”
“City chic at it’s best! This striking and modern shoe style would suit an urban wedding perfectly and the grey colour palette shows you mean business.”
If you’ve been inspired by some of Kat’s gorgeous designs and are planning a themed wedding of your own, get creative in our shoe design studio and produce your dream shoe that will stamp your style on your special day. Our shoes are available in sizes 33 – 43 and come with a range of heel height options to suit your needs. And don’t be worried about the fit – if your cherished Upper Street bridal heels need altering, we can do this free of charge.
Upper Street shoes come in a huge range of sizes from the petite 33 (UK 1.5) to the generous 43 (UK 10) with 4 width fittings. We also offer free alterations to fit and we’re so confident that you’ll love your final design that we’ll refund you if you don’t!
To book an appointment in our London Studio, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0845 680 9365.
If you can’t make it the studio but still want to see our full range of luxurious materials, visit our Upper Street Swatch Store.Whether you’d like to experience the richness of our suedes, feel the silken quality of our sumptuous Italian satins or visualise our glossy patents as a shoe, you can order as many swatches as you want!