Wedding Shoes Worn by Real Brides That Aren't Boring

Gather inspiration from these sexy heels from real weddings.

If you want to step away from classic white wedding heels, take a look at these stunning styles featuring unique colors, embellishments, and more – all worn by real brides!

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Photo: Asher Gardner Photography

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When it comes to choosing the wedding-day heels – or wedding flats – you'll wear on your big day, the options are endless! While many brides choose neutral options, such as nude or white pumps, others decide to don a style that truly captures their personality. Selecting a "something blue" wedding shoe is also a popular choice among brides-to-be; however, even with unique heels, many women do choose to stick to a white, cream, or metallic shade. 

In most cases, the shoes you wear on your wedding day won't even be seen by your guests – aside from looking at the wedding album after the fact. When your unique or traditional wedding dress will cover your heels in most cases, why not choose a style that stands out and will only be viewed in your wedding detail shots? From heels in bold colors for fall or winter nuptials, to hand-painted custom styles, to strappy sandals embellished with sparkling crystals and appliqués for a summer wedding, there are a myriad of looks to choose from that won't take away from the elegant feel of your entire ensemble.

Take a look at the inspirational stylish shoes worn by real brides in the images below. To see more from these celebrations, click on the links below each photo!

Gold non-traditional wedding shoes that aren't boring with flower decals unique bridal heels

Since this couple's wedding showcased glamorous gold decorations, the bride's wedding-day heels mirrored the look with striking gold elements and floral embellishments. Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography; From Real Wedding: Regal-Style Mansion Wedding with a Black-and-Gold Color Palette

White laser cut design nontraditional wedding shoes that aren't boring cool bridal heels

This bride's wedding day heels featured beautiful laser-cut details inspired by lace that added to the whimsical feel of the alfresco ceremony. Photo by Elizabeth Messina; From Real Wedding: Fairy-Tale Wedding with an Enchanted Forest Theme in Santa Barbara

Sparkle sequin wedding shoes rhinestones heels that aren't boring christian louboutin

While this is a neutral style, it's more unique than a traditional shoe since there are sheer mesh elements dotted with sparkling crystals. Photo by Jacqui Cole Photography; From Real Wedding: Alfresco Ceremony + Dinner Reception at an Elegant Villa in Miami

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Bright blue royal blue wedding shoes with buckle heels that aren't boring

If you don't have anywhere to incorporate your "something blue" in the ceremony or reception, we encourage you to wear blue on your feet! It's a nice pop of color that will be mostly hidden, and pop in detail photos! Photo by Caroline Tran; From Real Wedding: A Magical Garden Ceremony & Tented Reception with a Chic French Theme

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Valentino looking alternative wedding shoes that aren't boring studs flats

These Valentino studs are a very popular option for fashionable and edgy brides who want to wear a style of shoe that's unique, but also semi-classic. Photo by Kortnee Kate Photography; From Real Wedding: A Hometown Celebration with Rustic Details & Colorful Pastel Flowers

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Wedding shoes that aren't boring crystal jewel on back of heel

While some brides may consider these "classic" wedding heels, they do add a unique twist on the typical white wedding pump. If you're on the fence about choosing a different style, this will be your way to go! Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; From Real Wedding: Classic Church Ceremony + Soft, Romantic Reception in Santa Monica

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Hand painted figge couture wedding shoes that aren't boring

We love these handpainted heels! This bride's wedding was full of color, and her high heels incorporated the same hues and a personalized design. Photo by Heather Waraksa; From Real Wedding: A Summer Wedding with a Vibrant Color Palette in Brooklyn, New York

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Palm tree pineapple design wedding shoes that aren't boring

How fun are these pineapple-inspired heels for a tropical wedding? We love the subtle detailing that's a bit of a surprise once the bride turns around! Photo by John Cain Photography; From Real Wedding: Fall Destination Wedding on the Beach in Key West, Florida

Chudney Ross wedding shoes sparkle bow details wedding shoes that aren't boring

When getting married in Maui, Diana Ross' daughter Chudney chose a gorgeous pair of sparkling sandals with elegant bow details that were absolutely perfect for the occasion! Photo by Rebecca Walker for The Day; From Real Wedding: Diana Ross Helps Plan Daughter Chudney Ross' Maui Destination Wedding

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Wedding shoes that aren't boring something blue royal blue beaded heels

Here's another "something blue" option! Instead of going with a silky material, opt for a lace for a textured, unique look! Photo by Kristen Weaver Photography; From Real Wedding: A Rustic-Elegant Summer Wedding in the Pennsylvania Countryside

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Wedding shoes that aren't boring white louboutins with lace detailing

If you don't want to stray from the typical white wedding shoes, try on a pair of heels in a different fabric than what is typical. We love these lace pumps! Photo by Maya Myers Photography; From Real Wedding: Malibu Wedding with Gorgeous Views of the Santa Monica Mountains

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Wedding shoes that aren't boring gold sequin heels

Another great option for a glamorous bride is a pair of metallic crystal-encrusted heels in a lovely golden shade. This bride's wedding photos were taken in the snow, so the glam really pops against the snow! Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: A Snowy Winter Wedding at the Groom's Family Home in South Carolina

Wedding shoe ideas that aren't boring feather and sparkle sandals

If you're looking for a pair of showstoppers, these are them! The feather details are very unique and fun – they make for a great style for a high-low gown or even a shorter after-party dress! Photo by Milanés Photography; From Real Wedding: Glamorous White & Gold Wedding at a Private Estate in Georgia

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If you prefer the classic look, discover inspiration for all-white wedding shoes. Discover expert tips on finding the right shoes for your wedding day, and view the bridal heel styles worn by real brides in our photo galleries.

Opening photo by Asher Gardner Photography; From Real Wedding: Autumn Wedding with Elegant & Modern Décor in New York