Bridal Shoes for the Fine Art Bride - Bella Belle Shoes - Edelweiss
Edelweiss: edelweiss /ˈādlˌwīs,ˈādlˌvīs/ noun a European mountain plant. White with wool texture. Symbol of deep love and devotion.
I'm so excited to showcase the incredible new collection from fave Bella Belle Shoes! It's no secret that if I was to be a bride again, I would be wearing Bella Belle Shoes as I waltzed down the aisle and this new lookbook makes me fall into an effervescent dream of silk, beading, tulle and timeless styles. And the most important part? They're designed to be comfortable! Hallelujah! Shoes that not only look incredible, you don't have to swap them out for the flats half way through your day. Read on to find out Bella Belle's inspiration behind this new range and swoon over the photography by WS faves Laura Gordon Photography and Joy Proctor...
"Bella Belle's latest shoe collection, Edelweiss, is inspired by the namesake flower grown in the Swiss mountain region. Rare and pure, Edelweiss symbolizes an everlasting love and undying devotion. Folklore has it that presenting your loved one with Edelweiss is a profession of an eternal love and lifetime devotion. The shoe collection features everlasting details, such as pearls and lace. You will also find delicate, white floral buds depicting the Edelweiss. The collection also highlights our devotion to our craft - creating shoes that make women feel stunning and comfortable in."
"Love and devotion stand the test of time. That is the message weaved in this magnificent editorial. To capture the essence of the collection and its sentimental symbolism, we commissioned the brilliant Laura Gordon behind the lens. She brought the concept to life with her exploration of light and shadow in each frame she composed, creating a sublime quality that’s hard to forget. Set in a century-old building with aging details, the backdrops convey the essence of the passing of time. To evoke resilience and hope of an undying love, Naomi DeManana created lush blooming field of meadows against paint-chipped walls. The team from Facetime Beauty added a touch of youthfulness with glowy natural makeup and wind-swept hair. Romantic tulle and blossom-filled dresses envisioned by Gabrielle Hurwitz looked remarkably haunting against dilapidated chairs and other century-old elements. All the elements are brought to life through Joy Proctor’s masterful eye and touch. In the end, the Edelweiss shoe collection that represents love and devotion, is effortlessly translated in this editorial."
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Photography: Laura Gordon Photography | Design + Styling: Joy Proctor | Floral Design: Naomi Demanana | Fashion Styling: Gabrielle Hurwitz | Wedding Dresses: Chana Marelus, W.too by Watters, Zuhair Murad from Kleinfeld Bridal | Veil: Sebastien Luke | Bridal Boutique: Spina Bride | Bespoke Accessories: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart | Hair & Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Model: Dayna of Fenton Models | Venue: Metropolitan Building | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Styling board: Styling Mat | Flatlay Veil: Girl and a Serious Dream