Saying yes to your dream wedding dress may seem like the most important shopping decision you'll ever make — until you come to the shoes. In Miami, anything goes as brides often hit the aisle barefoot (as well as in five-inch Louboutins). Just as with your dress, shoe shopping is all about style, comfort, and price point, so if you've been waiting for that right time to splurge on designer heels, now's the moment to go all out. Here are a few of the best boutiques and bridal salons known for their showstopping selection of shoes sure to complete your picture-perfect wedding day look.
Boho brides going for a beach chic style can sport their "something new" wearing an original design by Miami Beach-based TAJ by Sabrina Crippa. The designer, who hails from Milan, pulls inspiration from patterns and techniques she's come across while traveling the globe. Capture a little piece of India or the Italian Riviera with these hand-designed sandals that range from simple and sophisticated strappy suede numbers to bejeweled beauties reminiscent of Eastern bazaars. Easily transitioned from day to night (and great to bring along on a beach honeymoon), these sandals can be considered a staple statement piece to add to your wardrobe post-wedding, and come at price points that fit budgets big and small.
Shoes are one of the best ways to subtly throw in that "something blue," but if you really want to add a pop to your wedding day ensemble, go for red. Louboutin's signature soles always make a statement and will not only look good in photos, they'll also look gorgeous as you're gliding down the aisle. The French designer even has a whole collection designed with the bride in mind, with wedding white stilettos as well as more off-the-wall styles adorned with spikes and studs. Read real brides' reviews here!
Brides who prefer boutiques to big department stores will fall head over heels for Capretto and the carefully curated collection of designer duds. Browse the shelves of shoes bearing designer names that range from Balmain and Balenciaga to Pierre Hardy and Proenza Schouler. Styles are sure to suit every type of bride, whether you want a look that's more over-the-top with tons of colors and tassels or something demure, opting for softer palettes and kitten heels.
Three of these designer shoe-filled boutiques are scattered throughout Miami in the best of places: Dadeland Mall, Aventura Mall and the Shops at Merrick Park. From big name brands to some of the newer emerging designers, the stores are stocked with the best selections from each season so brides can rest assured their shoe pick will be perfectly on point for the big day.
Cross everything off your wedding day checklist in one place shopping from head to toe at South Florida's largest bridal boutique. Co-owner Jan is ready to tackle even your most bridezilla moment, with super quick solutions no matter what time of day (or night). Once you've had your Cinderella moment selecting the perfect shoe from collections by Grazia, Salon, Grace and Angela Nuran, onsite seamstresses will have your dress hemmed to match your heel height so you won't be worrying about any potential mishaps like tripping on your train. Read real brides' reviews here!
Going for comfort at the after party doesn't limit brides to boring flats. Wear your new initials proudly with monogrammed velvet slippers by Miami-based Del Toro. Crafted on the Adriatic Coast of Italy, these custom pieces are made from the finest Nappa leathers and fabrics and all yours to play designer dreaming up your ideal shoe.