beach footwear

24-03-13

Hey all you bodacious beach brides out there, we bet you've got your stunning oceanic outfit all planned out; a gorgeous handmade flower head wreath; an ethereal gown that will flow behind you as you walk down the white sandy aisle in sky-high heels – ooh, maybe not. Sunken heels are no fun for anyone! In fact, that's a definite bridal safety hazard! But worry not, my surfer chicks, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on rocking some seriously hot footwear on your big day. Save those teetering princess slippers for the reception later and find some beautiful flats for your ceremony.

seaside footwear

If you channel a tribal sea-side vibe, look for some tan leather sandals with long straps you can criss-cross up your calves. Decorate the straps with beads and feathers for a truly earthy mohican look.

Love to adorn your tootsies with bling-bling? Go for glittery glamour with a pair of metallic Grecian sandals. Be on the look out for styles with diamantes, precious stones and colours that team with your colour scheme.

Some girls love nothing more than the feel of soft sand between their toes. What's stopping you from walking down the aisle barefoot? You can still style up your feet! Visit tribal stores and markets to find a beautiful pair of “slave anklets” (anklets with a toe ring attached). You can pick up some great woven leather, beaded, delicate silver and chain-mail styles. 

For the bride who loves an elegant touch of body art, seek out a local henna artist to decorate your feet in Indian hues of auburn and red. Have a bonding session with your bridesmaids the day before and get matching patterns together!

Or match your ankles to your bouquet and ask your florist to help you fashion some cute flower anklets. You'll be hula-ing yourself to your “I do's” in no time!