The Top Designers of Wedding Shoes

27 January 2015

During several years of photography, I met and shot so many brides and beautiful wedding shoes! And even if I hadn’t been a bride – actually I was a groom a few years ago! –  I know how much girls want to be perfect on their wedding day; when all eyes of their friends and families will be on them.

This is not the first time that I deal with bridal shoes. I’ve already explained here why heels – or fancy footwear – is a must to make every bride feel pretty and chic at the same time. Here I already gave you some tips to choose the best shoes for the wedding. I’m not an expert, but I’m a lover: so please forgive me if I get over-the-top here, but that’s what I’d love to work with – instead of wedding photography BTW! 🙂

valentino rockstud
valentino rockstud


Today I want to list who are best designer wedding shoes – in my opinion. Some of them are not very well-known, but I’m sure you will appreciate their works! Please note I’m not listing the cheapest brands, so if you’re emptying your pockets to be a fashion cinderella, blaming me won’t make you feel better!


All Italian craftsmanship weds beauty and style. Who wouldn’t want to wear the transgressive Rockstud or the romantic Bow Lace Pumps? Choosing Valentino is the best solution for both fashion-addicted and traditional brides. Elegance always wins.

Jimmy Choo

This brand is an icon for many stylish brides all around the world. Jimmy Choo offers the most complete and extensive bridal collections to meet the requirements of the whole feminine earth.

jimmy choo bridal shoes

Lace, jewels, glittering coatings and much more. Impossible not to find the best match for any wedding dress.


The famous red sole became a must for brides – and grooms BTW – more demanding regarding style. Many models by Louboutin are suitable for all wedding dresses. The ballerinas deserve a particular mention.

Louboutin shoes
louboutin shoes for the groom
Louboutin flat shoes


This brand from Florence Italy is becoming the most elegant, fashionable and luxurious choice for the most challenging brides. Aquazzurra makes terrific shoes made entirely in Italy. Handcrafted pieces equivalent to real works of art. The collections are extensive, and you will find many great models for your wedding gown.

Aquazzurra bridal heels
Aquazzurra bridal shoes


Sergio Rossi

This brand is undoubtedly one of the most famous amongst Italian brides. His creations are luxurious and sophisticated, expensive and elegant. Not everyone knows that in addition to the models for men and women, Sergio Rossi provides an extensive collection for brides.

sergio rossi heels

Mascia Mandolesi

This brand pays a lot of attention to the material and ergonomics of the shoe, but also to the comfort. Mascia Mandolesi produces all the collections in Italy and chooses the best craftsmen in the country to create precious and elegant artworks, simple but always contemporary. Mascia’s brides are naturally chic, modern and attentive to the tradition.

mascia mandolesi bridal shoes
mascia mandolesi


Pedro Garcia

This brand tells the story of a family which has always believed in shoes created to perfection. The tradition is carried on today by the third generation, the brothers Mila and Pedro who brought the brand to a new level, meeting the new tendencies of the most fashionable and modern brides.

pedro garcia shoes

The models Pedro Garcia are unique and certainly not trivial, suitable for those brides who are looking for a quality brand that is not inflated or just merely popular. At more vintage touch for a bride who doesn’t want a compromise on quality and material.

O Jour

This is a brand, created by the designer Giorgia Cavilla, has modernised the concept of “made in Italy” bringing it closer to the requirements of an international and cosmopolitan public. Among her women’s collections, unique and full of personality, Giorgia designs gorgeous bridal models fresh and fashionable, that can be adapted to many different styles of dress.

Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka is chosen by many Hollywood VIPs for the catwalks. Inspired by the atmosphere and style of the twenties and thirties, the brand of the designers Mark and James is all about glamour and quality. A contemporary style suitable for all ages, from young brides up to the more mature ladies.

Badgley Mischka shoes
Badgley Mischka shoes

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bride holding the dress with her hand and a ring