IBFW & Indian Wedding Shoes


For generations, Indian brides have adorned themselves with gold and silver, be it in the form of jewellery or in apparel embroidered with gold-wire gauze.

The intricate and elaborate nature of Indian weddings has always been of inspiration to Freya Rose, and this month saw the launch of Indian Bridal Fashion Week, which has given us further inspiration.

There were bursts of colour at IBFW! The sari, which is traditionally red, was reimagined by a multitude of designers. But with today’s Indian brides choosing from a variety of colours for their gowns – even the customary Western white, it seems the Indian bridal trousseau is shifting to accommodate the modern woman.

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Our favourite designs at IBFW were from JJ Valaya’s 2015 Bridal Collection, which showcased beautiful teals and eccentric headgear inspired by his collaboration with jewellery designer, Valliyan by Nitya Arora.

jjvalayagraphicWe also loved his Bridal Collection back in 2013, which similarly featured golds and teals, but this time combined beautiful red rose embroidered details.

Of course, footwear is an integral part of the bridal outfit – it’s equally as important as the lehenga or the mang tikka! Given the extravagant nature of the occasion it is crucial that every component is perfect.

Although the classic Red Indian wedding gown is evolving, it has always been traditional for the bride to incorporate elements of gold into her wedding outfit. Here are a few opulent, gold Freya Rose shoes that we would recommend to accompany any traditional or non-traditional Indian wedding gown!

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Freya Rose style ‘Lourna‘ is a gorgeous an elegant style featuring a gold covered platform, a lace-on- satin upper and an ankle strap for extra support. It also features a high heel and an elegant 3cm platform for added comfort.

Our ‘Lara‘ shoe is a beautiful sling back peep toe, handmade with opulent French Leavers lace and embroidered with metallic thread and mirror gold leather.

Both shoes feature a special memory foam lining, which is designed to keep you comfortable until the early hours – making it perfect for hours of dancing at your wedding!

enniswithoutshadowOur stunning, Klimt inspired ‘Ennis‘ shoe is a limited edition creation made with opulent mirror gold leather. The divine gold rose is handmade using vintage gold leaf fabric that is over 100 years old! This gold rose is also available as a detachable shoe clip, meaning you can also customise either of the above styles for added opulence! You can also add further gold details to your look with our matching hair pins and belt.

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