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walk this way: introducing charlotte mills bridal shoes

June 15th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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Prepare to fall head over heels in love (and reach for your credit card) ladies, as we welcome Brides Up North Sponsor, and true Northern gal, Charlotte Mills, to the blog.

For those of you who’ve not come across Charlotte before, this uber-talented lady creates to-die-for bridal shoes that are fashionable, girly and fun. From first setting eyes on her swoon-worthy designs we knew Charlotte would go far with brides unable to resist her super gorgeous heels.

What we love most about Charlotte’s collections is the versatility within; from high stilettoes that wrap around the leg, to cute flats detailed with hearts and stunning block glitter heels, there really is something for all – better still these shoes can easily be worn well beyond he wedding day.

We could go on all day, but instead we thought best to let Charlotte tell you all about her fancy footwear, oh and her lovely new North West boutique too!

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Tell us a little about your background and how you came to be in the wedding industry?

charlotte says: For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to design shoes. I attended Cordwainers at London College of Fashion where I gained my BA in footwear design. I knew I wanted to create my own brand after designing a bridal footwear range for my final year show. This is where the dream began. After university I worked as a footwear design manager for a variety of UK brands until I felt the time was right to launch the Charlotte Mills brand in April 2014.

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What is it about bridal shoes that you love?

It amazing to be able to design something which someone will love and want to wear on their wedding day to show a little bit of their personality. I find this really inspiring.

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How would you describe the style of your collections and designs?

Fun yet stylish shoes, which stand out from the crowd.

What would you say is important in the design of bridal footwear?

I want to create something different to what is already on the market, brides should fall in love with their wedding shoes and not just settle. I find that creating styles which are fashion forward is important. I want brides to be able to wear their shoes again after their wedding day.

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and a silver sixpence. the little pearl bridal boutique x charlotte mills bridal

June 11th, 2015 | Julia Braime

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Hold onto your heels girls, Brides Up North Sponsor Diana of The Little Pearl Bridal Boutique has some exciting news to share.  Today they announce that they are welcoming a new accessory supplier, Brides Up North fave, Charlotte Mills Bridal. At the forefront of bridal trends and bringing a fresh new look to bridal footwear, since Charlotte’s debut collection in 2014 we have totally fallen in love with her signature style of love hearts incorporated in a unique and fun way across every style.

#PearlsGirls will now be able to add that signature Charlotte Mills sixpence to their own bridal shoes.  A match made in fashion heaven.

Diana and Charlotte also have some some special treats exclusively for Brides Up North readers, with 10% off every order, and a #PearlsGirls Celebrate Summer coming up very soon… read on for details of how to claim your discount and for that diary date! 

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diana says: It’s certainly been an exciting few months here at The Little Pearl Bridal Boutique!  We’ve had the pleasure in meeting so many lovely brides-to-be and their families since opening our doors on Valentines Day this year.  We feel like we’ve been open a lot longer than four months!  Our vision for the boutique was to give every bride a special personalised one to one experience, surrounded by a hand picked selection of elegant and stylish designer gowns and accessories.  It’s been just wonderful seeing lots of ladies enjoy their time at the boutique and become one of #PearlsGirls.  Seeing them all preparing for their big day over the coming months is truly an honour!

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We are thrilled to welcome Charlotte Mills Bridal to the family.  At The Little Pearl, it’s all about the detail.  Charlotte has thought of everything when designing her collection, and we just love how personal it is to each bride.  Charlotte incorporates a Silver Sixpence into each pair of shoes and embosses the sole with the phrase “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and a Silver Sixpence in her shoe”.  We love that each of our brides carries that extra little bit of luck with them down the aisle.

Charlotte’s 2015 collection doesn’t stray too far away from her signature style, complementing it by adding soft glitters, metallics and luxury soft leathers.  We just love Charlotte’s iconic colours too – from cobalt blue to pink, they are such a fun choice and perfect for wearing after your wedding day too!  I may have to purchase a cheeky pair myself!

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Charlotte has also just launched a new selection of personalised hearts that can be added to a few of her styles.  There are over 10 different heart trims to choose from.  Whether it be a design to fit in with your theme, or your personality, the choice is completely yours.  There are fun designs embroidered with ‘Just Married’ and ‘Happily Every After’ or hearts adorned with glitter crystals and fresh water pearls.

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I have to say I love all of Charlotte’s designs, but if I was to pick a few favourites they would have to be Andi from the new collection – such a classic peep toe shape, Betty from the new collection – who doesn’t love a bit of glitter with an elegant heel, and Annabel – perfect for dancing the night away!

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Charlotte’s gorgeous shoes are now in the boutique ready and waiting to be tried on.  As a special treat we are offering all you lucky Brides up North readers a cheeky 10% off launch offer across all of our Charlotte Mills styles for the next month.  Just mention Brides up North when you come to see us.

Talking of treats we have another one coming up for you too, our #PearlsGirls Celebrate Summer Event!  So if you are still looking for your perfect gown, or accessories, come and join us for fizz, pimms and lots of summer treats on Saturday 20th June.  The event is by appointment only, so why not come and have a special girlie day.  We are taking bookings from 9am until 7pm.

To come and see us at The Little Pearl Bridal Boutique just call us on 01751 798080 or email diana@thelittlepearlbridalboutique.co.uk.

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