When Lena got married to Finn in Ireland last August, she made a conscious decision that she DIDN'T want her wedding shoes to be a feature of her outfit, so she chose a soft ivory satin that blended beautifully with her bespoke ivory silk gown.
However, many brides nowadays rather like the idea of a splash of colour peeping out from underneath their billowing skirts of tulle and lace. And particularly if you are lucky enough to wear one of Candy Anthony's heavenly, fifties-style creations (like the one above and two below), then why wouldn't you? You can see from these brides quite how much fun they are having on their wedding days and I've got to say, I think that coloured wedding shoes really do add that sense of giddy excitement to the whole proceedings!
Though for a real 'Over the Rainbow' experience, you'd have to wear these amazing shoes By Paradox Pink from Elegant Steps...
For something a little less glitzy, you could be inspired by (below, clockwise from left) the delicate T-Bar Gardenia Powder Blue Wedding Shoes with silver detail by Rachel Simpson; sweet Satin peep toe bridal ballet pumps in Arctic from Dessy; incredible hand-painted shoes for a really special touch from Beautiful Moment (prices start at £190).
Or what about regal-looking Royal Blue Catherine Vintage Court Wedding Shoes with pearl and silver detail (£175) from Rachel Simpson; Ana Blue with pale ivory by Charlotte Mills (£250) from Crystal Bridal Accessories; naive purple satin pumps (£18) from Dessy; breathtakingly romantic 'Something Blue' Wedding shoes (£150) from Mandarina Shoes.
And finally, a few patterned colourful wedding shoes to contemplate - they are all so beautiful it's almost impossible to decide which are my favourite! Again, clockwise from top left, we have Mademoiselle Court Shoes from Mandarina Shoes (£145); the aptly-named Fairytale Wedding shoes, also from Mandarina Shoes (£130); pretty pink or blue pastel wedding shoes (£429) by the iconic Emma Hope; and Floral Satin Shoes by Rainbow Couture (£95) from Elegant Steps.
I hope you have found some inspiration here from these immensely talented shoe designers - I know that I have!