Style mavens – we have some very exciting news for you. Legendary British shoe designer, Rupert Sanderson, has now added a gorgeous bridal shoe collection. Too good to be true? We thought so too! Luckily for us though, the Bridebook team were invited to his flagship London store to see it for ourselves. The collection is everything we could expect from the royal and celebrity favourite – and more! From elegant and classic, to bold and stand-out – this collection has everything a bride could possibly want.
Rupert Sanderson’s style ethos is one many brides can relate to and appreciate, particularly for their wedding day. Rupert’s Head of Marketing, Rosanna Hill, described to us how, “with Rupert it’s all about less is more, focusing on lengthening the leg, and making the woman feel confident and sexy at the same time.” One of our favourite pieces from the collection that perfectly epitomizes this ethos is his Floria shoe (pictured below). Its unique way of framing the foot, acting both as a a sandal but also providing graphic coverage over the foot, makes it both light and airy, as well as having a raw edge, giving it a pronounced individuality.
One of our favourite things about Rupert’s bridal collection was his attention to the brides themselves. As much as brides want to stun on their wedding day, one always has to remember that you’ll be on your feet most of the day, so comfort and practicality is key. Rupert incorporates practicality so seamlessly into his collection, it would be easy to miss. From different heel heights to personal delivery of any Rupert Sanderson shoe to partnering dress boutiques Alice Temperly and Bruce Oldfield – Rupert has you covered. Hearing that Rupert is particularly known for bridging the gap between sexy and comfortable only made us want to play bride and try on the shoes for ourselves even more!
It is safe to say that Rupert Sanderson’s gorgeous bridal collection is now one of our favourites. Whether you want to keep it minimal and classic, like with the Pinka, or go bold, like with Rupert’s personal favourite and 50s inspired Cassandra, you are sure to not only find a shoe that fits your personal style, but a shoe that enhances your style to a new level of fashionable.
Want to know more about Rupert Sanderson? Check out some great personal anecdotes from chatting with the man himself:
What drew you to put together a formal bridal collection?
To be honest, the whole process happened quite organically. I always had several bridal styles that were incorporated into my classic collection. However, I noticed that a lot of our customers that came into our stores were looking for wedding shoes. One idea led to another and I decided to design a full bridal collection.
What is your favourite thing about designing bridal shoes in particular?
Whether it’s bridal, my classic line or seasonal collections, for me, it’s all about keeping things simple and designing by my “less is more” philosophy. I’ve always had a passion for creating the perfect pair of shoes by focusing on cut and line, and using the best quality materials. I love designing silhouettes that give a woman confidence.
What kind of bride wears Rupert Sanderson shoes?
I don’t believe in fixating to a specific type of bride. I like to think my collection is rather versatile and that my designs will speak to a variety of brides. The brides who wear my shoes will have their own story to tell. The most important is that they feel confident, comfortable and beautiful in a pair of my shoes.
What is your number 1 planning tip for brides and grooms?
Invest in a great pair of Rupert Sanderson shoes and the rest will happen naturally! A beautiful and comfy pair of shoes will take you through the big day, and you can wear them after the wedding.