25 Stylish Wedding Shoes Worn by Real Brides

Be inspired by the sophisticated bridal heels chosen by Inside Weddings brides.

White shoes with silver ankle strap for Colombia wedding
Photo by EVOKE

When it comes to selecting the shoes you'll wear on your wedding day, there are many choices. Some brides choose to step away from high heels and wear comfortable flats, while others don striking pairs of stilettos in shades other than white. And just as with the second wedding dress trend, brides-to-be can also plan to wear two pairs of shoes – one pair for the ceremony and one pair for the reception or after-party.

From simple white sandals, to sparkling peep-toe pumps, to colorful or embellished heels, the wedding shoe options for brides are nearly endless. If you'll be wearing a floor-length gown, chances are your shoes won't even show during the ceremony, providing the perfect opportunity to have fun with your footwear. Select heels in a range of bridal-chic hues – maybe even your "something blue" – or choose styles made of unique materials or interesting hardware to stand out. Brides who desire a classic look for their wedding ensemble may choose an elegant sandal or add stylish jeweled embellishments on the heels or toe of pumps. 

For more ideas, take a look at the bridal heels below to inspire your own wedding-day footwear. For additional inspiration, click on your favorite images to see more from each of these real weddings!

bride wearing pretty multicolored wedding shoes bridal heel ideas
Photo by Christian Oth Studio

Pink velvet wedding shoes for wedding day unique alternative bridal heels
Photo by Lorely Meza Photography

Oscar de la Renta wedding shoes oval cut engagement ring
Photo by Mi Belle Photographers

Sparkle bow heels for Chudney Ross Diana Ross' daughter wedding
Photo by Rebecca Walker for The Day

Metallic gold silver Jimmy Choo wedding shoes pumps
Photo by Chung Li Photography

Brittney Palmer Aaron Zalewski badgley mischka jewel heel wedding shoes
Photo by Daniel Kincaid Photography

Christian Louboutin wedding shoes sheer with crystals on toe pumps
Photo by KT Merry Photography

Hand drawn pink butterfly design on white wedding shoe pumps
Photo by Heather Waraksa

T-Strap wedding shoes with bow rhinestone crystals
Photo by Sarah & Ben

White patent leather strappy sandal wedding shoes
Photo by This Modern Romance

Laser cut wedding shoes with pink flowers
Photo by Elizabeth Messina

Blue Valentino pumps with studs wedding shoes
Photo by Adam Barnes

Metallic wedding shoes Rene Caovilla bridal heels
Photo by Braedon Photography

Platform sparkle Jimmy Choo wedding heels peep toe
Photo by Caroline Tran

wedding shoes pink with beads bridal heel ideas
Photo by Heather Kincaid

Nick Carter's wife Lauren Kitt wedding shoes ankle strap hardware
Photo by Kris Kan

Valentino wedding shoes tan with studs
Photo by Yvette Roman

Peep toe Badgley Mischka wedding shoes with fabric flower at toe
Photo by Gloria Mesa Photography

Sparkle Christian Louboutin wedding heel pumps sheer with rhinestones red soles
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography

Blue Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes pumps with buckle jewel
Photo by Caroline Tran

White lace Monique Lhuillier wedding shoes with ankle strap
Photo by Maria Angela Photography

Simple white wedding shoe sandals with ankle strap open toe
Photo by Vue Photography

Silver scallop design metallic wedding shoes with ball gown wedding dress
Photo by KingenSmith

Badgley Mischka tan wedding shoes ivory with jewel decal on heel
Photo by Carasco Photography

Lace up strappy wedding shoes Valentino sandals open toe
Photo by Tine Hoffman for TM Photography

For more wedding shoe ideas, visit our photo galleries! Be sure to also browse through hundreds of real weddings by your desired color palette, style, location, and more for additional inspiration, and shop some of the most popular wedding shoes here.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy