The Duchess of Cambridge followed the Royal tradition and wore ivory duchesse satin shoes with lacing. The wedding shoes were hand-made by the team at Alexander McQueen. The hand-embroidered lacing was done by the Royal School of Needlework. The Queen wore similar shoes at her wedding. Apparently there were four pairs of shoes commissioned for the big day, each with varying heel height. Seems there was no choice in design however as etiquette dictates, “a bride who is married in a Cathedral has to wear a closed shoe.”
Bridesmaid, Pippa Middleton was wearing a pair of Aruna Seth shoes for the post-wedding festivities.