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Debbie's Inspirations: Shoe Designer Ruth Shaw from Harriet Wilde

Harriet Wilde gold embellished grey suede wedding shoesWho: Ruth is the brains behind the luxury British shoe brand Harriet Wilde, coveted by designer-loving brides around the world who are looking for beautiful bridal shoes which combine elegant luxury with a vintage sensibility. Ruth’s designs are available in flat and heeled styles and include shoes made from lace, laser-cut leather and her instantly-recognisable selection of designs featuring stunning jewelled floral embellishments on the heel - my personal favourites!

Harriet Wilde logo Debbie Carlisle blogWhat: Ruth set up Harriet Wilde (named after her grandmother) in 2008 after she struggled to find the perfect heels to wear with her vintage lace wedding dress. Ruth was already working as a shoe designer and spotted a gap in the market for beautiful designer wedding shoes. Before long Ruth’s designs were being stocked in Harrods and today her shoes are stocked by bridal boutiques and online stores all over the world. Brides can choose from Ruth’s ready to wear range or can have bespoke shoes made to order in any colour or style.

Silver crystal heel embellished wedding shoes by Harriet Wilde Daisy

Harriet Wilde gold and ivory embellished flower heel wedding shoesWhere: Buy online from or visit Ruth’s London showroom by appointment only at Studio 21c, Bickerton House, 25-27 Bickerton Road, London, N19 5JT. Telephone +44 (0) 207 263 4147.

Debbie Carlisle and Harriet Wilde wedding accessoriesWhen: Ruth will be joining me for a fabulous wedding accessory styling event at my midlands stockist Cicily Bridal on the evening of Thursday March 10 from 4pm to 8pm. We will both be offering one-to-one styling advice to brides looking for accessories for their wedding and will be bringing lots of our designs to the boutique for you to browse, try or buy so this is a great opportunity to see more designs than Cicily Bridal usually stocks. There will be lots more styling help and advice – including having your hair styled by bridal hair expert Alison Jenner to help you find the perfect wedding day look. RSVP for your free VIP appointment at this not-to-be-missed event which includes a cocktail as well as all the bridal accessories you could possibly need! Telephone 01530 587336 or email to secure your appointment. For more information visit

pink and silver flower heel wedding shoe by Harriet Wilde SakuraLaser cut wedding shoes by Harriet Wilde

Pictures courtesy of Harriet Wilde




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