Friday, May 20, 2011

Your Bridal Shoes

I had a hard time looking for the perfect wedding shoes. I just wanted something simple and elegant. I searched in many different shops, here and abroad, but couldn't find 'IT'. So I told my wedding gown designer about my dilemma and he suggested that I should just have my shoes customized and gave me a number to call.

A few days after I flew to Iloilo for a business trip. On the way out of the hotel where I gave my talk I spotted the Iloilo Producers Association Trade Center. I was also looking for hand-made paper that time for my souvenirs so I thought I'd check the place out. In the shop I instantly fell in love with a pair of shoes made out of hand-woven fabric. It was the perfect wedding shoes! Unfortunately though they only had one pair (not my size) and it cost about PhP7,000 (they only accepted cash too)!

Good thing the shop keepers were very helpful and suggested I might want to buy some hand-woven fabric. They brought out a couple of fabrics and I ended up buying 2 colors - in beige-gold and light blue, both my color motifs. I got the blue one as well because my designer mentioned that it was already a trend to use the entourage color motif as your bridal shoes.

My wedding then was just a few weeks away, so I immediately went to Cubao to have my shoes done. In about two weeks I got my perfect wedding shoes. Here's a close-up of both pairs.

Notice the silver/gold streaks? I really like them. Simple, elegant and uniquely Filipino since they were made with hand-woven fabric from Iloilo. It was the perfect match for the Filipino fabric my designer used for my wedding gown. It didn't cost me a lot too.

I broke in the blue one for a few days, but chickened out just before I left for church and wore the beige one instead. I still wear them when I attend formal occasions (oftentimes as part of an entourage).


  1. Oh,it is so hard to find shoes that will fit the color and style of the dress and make the perfect composition. You are the luckiest to get what you exactly wanted :)

  2. really hard work never fails. your shoes are really nice. you want to search more shoes like to see this site this will be help you sure. most of the wedding planner is like to see this site. because this site is design for wedding planning purpose.

  3. nice shoes, wonderful designs. i like it. the wedding planner is like to wear our wedding reception. it's look like very gorgeous and pretty.

  4. hi aileen! where in cubao did u gave ur shoe made? i am a size 10 so im planning to have it custom made.. thanks in advance!

  5. @Anonymous there are several shops in Cubao X you can go to. Allot 2 weeks for your shoes to be made though.