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November 21st, 2014 | Julia Braime

Honey Pink by Harriet Wilde

These boots are made for posing.

Honey Pink by Harriet Wilde, £229.99, available for pre order

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October 24th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Aruna Seth

Oh god.  what’s not to love?

Bubblegum Pink Butterfly Heel by Aruna Seth, coming soon.

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October 17th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Dalston by Irregular Choice

If you’re thinking of flats, for the love of the fashion gods pick these ones.

Be a brogued bride with Dalston by Irregular Choice, £110.

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October 3rd, 2014 | Julia Braime

Andrea by Charlotte Mills Bridal

Very. Well.  heeled. Andrea by Charlotte Mills Bridal, £220

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September 19th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Lenona by Steve Madden at Dune

You shall go to the ball.

Save the pumpkins for Halloween, Cinders.

Lenona by Steve Madden at Dune, £85

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fancy footwork. the designer series: Charlotte Mills Bridal

September 8th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Charlotte Mills Bridal 2015 (c) Jonny Draper Photography (5)

A relative newcomer to the bridal design scene, Charlotte Mills is a bit of a genius.

Launched to huge acclaim within the industry, the talented designer (and all round lovely North West lass) offers affordable luxury to style conscious brides giving them a more fashion forward option to traditional wedding shoes.

We like her style.

And we want her shoes.

With images by Jonny Draper and Sarah Saddler (see little white book for full credits)

Charlotte Mills Bridal 2015 (c) Jonny Draper Photography (1)

Charlotte says: We create beautiful, elegant, fun, romantic designs we hope brides will fall in love with and want to wear again and again after their wedding day.

Charlotte Mills Bridal 2015 (c) Jonny Draper Photography (12)

What were your inspirations for this collection?

Love hearts provide the inspiration for collection each style incorporating them in a unique and individual way.  I love art deco and art nouveau, so studied heart shapes and also the lines used in the architecture of these era’s and gave them a modern twist to create the designs.  For as long as I can remember I have always has a passion for shoes. I couldn’t imagine designing anything else.

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

Each shoe is hand finished with a silver sixpence and the leather sole is embossed with the phrase ‘Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.’

We have covered all bases. The Sixpence is also the Something Old, the Something New is the shoe, the Something Blue is detailed on the insock and the Something Borrowed will be inside the shoe box. Brides love this old tradition. This detailing is unique to Charlotte Mills Bridal shoes.

Charlotte Mills Bridal 2015 (c) Jonny Draper Photography (19)

What shapes, materials and embellishments were chosen for the collection?

The collection has been created using laser cutting, appliqué and embroidery techniques. Each shoe is handmade in Spain using finest materials such as Italian Kid Suede, silks, tulle or metallic and pearlised leathers and is embellished with large structured bows, embroideries, appliqués or Swarovski crystals.

What is your average retail price?

£250.00

Charlotte Mills Bridal 2015 (c) Jonny Draper Photography (23)

What does 2015 hold for Charlotte Mills?  What are you excited about?

I am busy designing lots of new styles to add to the range and working on a top-secret collection.

Seeing images of all the ‘Charlotte Mills brides’ is so exciting and as we have only just launched there is a time delay because people tend to buy so far in advance for weddings. It will be amazing to see our shoes featured in someone’s special day.

Charlotte Mills Bridal 2015 (c) Jonny Draper Photography (4)

What are your ‘best things’ in life?

Shoes Shoes Shoes!

My husband, family and friends, my dogs Meg and Coco, pink, holidays, cake, weddings and fashion – I could go on and on…

Charlotte Mills Bridal 2015 (c) Jonny Draper Photography (1)

Where can Brides Up North find out more about Charlotte Mills? 

You can visit our website at www.charlottemillsbridal.com, follow on Twitter or like on Facebook.

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August 29th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Charlotte Mills
Something blue, new and a silver sixpence for your shoe. Sorted. Ana Blue, £250 by Charlotte Mills Bridal 

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August 22nd, 2014 | Julia Braime

Karol Glitter Heel by LK Bennett

What the coolest girls will be wearing under their tulle skirts this season.

Karol Glitter Court Heel, £225 by LK Bennett

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August 15th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Cinderella

As close to a fairy-tale as you’ll get (without your coach turning into a pumpkin).

Cinderella by Emmy, £725

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July 18th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Harriet Wilde Marina English Rose

Just because you’re an English Rose, you ain’t gotta be a wallflower…

Marina English Rose by Harriet Wilde, £449

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