The soft swell of turquoise, glittering waves sloshing softly in the background. The glorious sensation of your toes sinking into warm, powdery sand. Your hair fanned by a cool, summery sea-breeze. And then, just as the sun starts to set over the pinkish horizon, you finally pronounced the everlasting words: “I do.”
Of course, there’s absolutely no doubt that beach weddings are among the most romantic ceremonies. However, if you’ve decided to go for a beach wedding, bear in mind that traditional wedding shoes are not going to cut it. The last thing you want is for your stilettos to sink into the sand while you’re flitting down the aisle.
So, read on to find the best beach wedding shoes according to your personality and sense of style.
The Sophisticated Bride
If you’re more of a sophisticated, fashion-conscious bride, fret not. Just because you’re trading your sky-scraping stilettos for a beach wedding doesn’t mean that you should give up on glamorous footwear. On the contrary, a beach wedding might even be the perfect occasion for you to showcase your glamorous sense of style. Jewel-encrusted wedding shoes or feet jewellery, for instance, are the perfect way to bring some flair and sophistication to your special day. Be sure to go for the proper jewels which will flatter your skin tone. Fair-skinned brides, for instance, can go for gold, pink, green or even black hues. Darker skin tones, on the other hand, look absolutely gorgeous with silver, turquoise, red, clear or diamond-tinted bejewelled flats.
The Contemporary Bride
Generally, Contemporary Brides aren’t afraid to push the boundaries and explore new trends and styles. This can admittedly be a challenge if you’re getting married next to the sea since you won’t be able to indulge in the latest pointy heels. Your best options, in this case, would be to go for beautifully designed, sparkly wedges. Don’t hesitate to go for the really tall ones if you wish: wedges provide balance and stability on even the roughest of terrains, which will make it quite easy for you to walk down a beachside, carpeted aisle. A pair of silver, stone encrusted wedges, for example, is going to look absolutely stunning when paired with a short wedding dress, long veil and pearl jewellery. Alternatively, you may also go for flats with tiny square heels enhanced by pearls and glitters for some added wow factor.
The Romantic Bride
Are you more of a Romantic, hearts-and-flowers bride? Then you’re very easily going to find the perfect pair of beach wedding footwear! Luckily for you, the market is simply oozing with several varieties of delicate lace flats that will certainly bring a fairy-tale like touch to your outfit in general. For a pronounced romantic touch, try to avoid bold-coloured shoes in favour of pale white or ivory ones.
Since your feet will be on display, don’t forget to get a proper pedicure. A really lovely touch would be to add tiny jewels or patterns on the very corners or edges of your nails in a contrasting colour. For example, if you’re going for a French pedicure, you can trace a red, sparkly heart on the nail bed for some added glamour. In fact, once your nails are properly groomed, Romantic Brides can even forget about the shoes and stroll completely barefooted down the aisle and towards the love of your life.