Olivia Henson Chose Blue Velvet Shoes (With Bows on Them!) for Her Wedding to the Duke of Westminster

Olivia Henson Chose Blue Velvet Shoes (With Bows on Them!) for Her Wedding to the Duke of Westminster


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All eyes were on the dress, veil, and tiara that Olivia Henson chose today for her wedding to the Duke of Westminster. And those choices were fantastic—she wore the historic Fabergé Myrtle Leaf tiara and a bespoke dress by British bridal designer Emma Victoria Payne—but we were focused on her shoes.

Namely, the fact she ditched the classic designer bridal shoe for a bold option: blue velvet heels.

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Her shoes were made by Silvia Lago, a Barcelona-based line; they are the "Valentina 8 riviera" style, and are handcrafted by master cobblers in Spain. The brand notes on their site, "The Valentina pumps are a dream come true. Its gorgeous maxibow will give your dress the ultimate stylish touch. You will be the most romantic bride or the chicest guest in those. And besides from cute and comfortable, they are very versatile and you will wear them countless times afterwards."

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Brides often chose creative ways to incorporate "something blue" into their wedding day, from the old English saying, "something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue."

For example, when Meghan Markle wed Prince Harry in 2018, she had her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller, stitch a piece of her first date dress (which was blue) to the inside of her wedding gown. "Somewhere in here there's a piece of—did you see it?—the piece of blue fabric that's stitched inside," Meghan shared later that year. "It was my something blue. It's fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date." Similarly, Kate Middleton had her wedding dress designer, Sarah Burton, sew in a blue ribbon into her dress.

Henson's "something blue" was less subtle, and all the more exciting.


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