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Louise Redknapp was the dream bride – and her shoes were so surprising

You have to see the bride's 'something blue'

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Nichola Murphy
Deputy Lifestyle Editor
September 23, 2022
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Louise Redknapp (née Nurding) had just three days to choose her wedding outfit, but she still managed to include the most memorable 'something blue' with her shoes.

MORE: Jamie Redknapp's unromantic proposal and whirlwind wedding to first wife Louise - details

The 47-year-old mother-of-two married her ex-husband Jamie Redknapp, 49, in a last-minute yacht wedding in Bermuda in 1998, before sadly divorcing in 2018. Photos show Louise arriving by horse-drawn carriage in a white spaghetti strap bridal dress layered over a contrasting black corset, which she teamed with 90s-inspired accessories. 

WATCH: Louise Redknapp and ex Jamie's love story

Tying in with the embroidered butterfly on her bodice, she fastened her blonde hair away from her eyes with a small blue slider. But did you spot her unique heels? The bride stepped out in metallic strappy shoes with a block heel – perfect for balancing on the boat! – and a pop of blue butterflies. 

Symbolically, the insects are thought to represent transformation and hope, and in the context of weddings, they may also represent a passionate bond. The butterfly fashion trend was huge in the 90s, with the likes of Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Gwen Stefani rocking the popular motif – and it's recently come back in a big way thanks to the likes of Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa.

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Aquazurra butterfly heels, £660, Farfetch

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Embellished butterfly sandals, £34, ASOS


If you're inspired by Louise and want to add butterflies to your wedding look, try out these Aquazurra sandals in an electric blue hue, or go for a subtle pastel colour like ASOS' embellished shoes.

Eternal singer Louise and former footballer Jamie – who share sons Charley and Beau – said 'I do' at sunset on a luxurious 80-foot yacht owned by millionaire Nigel Prescott. The newlyweds and their 30 guests then continued the celebrations at the Marriott Castle Hotel overlooking Castle Harbour and Harrington Sound.

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The couple got divorced in 2018

The wedding came days after Jamie proposed, with Louise recalling to The Mirror: "We were sitting in his room, and he said to me, 'I think we should probably get married, then.'

"It wasn't the most romantic proposal, and I think we even had a silly row afterwards when I told him he shouldn't have proposed just because he felt it was the right thing to do."

She confessed: "I mean, only I could have accepted a proposal in that way! But we were happy, and the wheels were set in motion for us to tie the knot."

MORE: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son Archie's special nod to parents' marriage

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