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The History of Angela Nuran Shoes From Instructor to Designer

How does a wedding dance teacher become a bridal shoe designer? Which one do you think helps more women? If you said shoes, you’re right. I loved being a dance instructor, but when it became clear that women were desperate for dressy, comfortable shoes, the die was cast. They’d come for lessons in shoes they couldn’t dance in or had to take off because they hurt. I’d go to their weddings and dance for hours in ballroom shoes while brides and other women ran around barefoot because they couldn’t stand their shoes any longer. What a pity to be dressed to kill from the ankles up only to have killer shoes ruin the effect. Not to mention tripping on a dress that’s too long without your heels on. My calling went from dancing to making fancy footwear. Sound simple? Not so much. Here’s what happened.
Arthur & Ana, Cizcaya
Tripp & Jen, International Polo Club
Khan & Briana, The Addison
I was a typesetter/graphic artist who went country dancing for fun until I found the elegance of ballroom dancing to be more my style. Fred Astaire Dance Studio hired me, and it was while teaching people for weddings that I realized they needed focused training instead of normal dance lessons. So I’d choreograph first dances and coach my students for that special moment. After a year, I left FADS and had the time of my life teaching and performing in nightclubs, cruise ships, corporate events, private parties, TV and stage shows. Plus I launched A Dance To Remember, my company just for wedding dance lessons. I gave students a framed choreography script of their song lyrics and dance moves to help them remember and rehearse. It even had their photo and wedding date on it. Graphic art skills come in handy! Getting details about the bride’s attire before writing a routine prevented wardrobe complications. And girls had to bring their wedding shoes to dance class to see if they could dance in them.

Brides and Ballroom Shoes

The tail started to wag the dog in 2007. Dance students were buying existing ballroom dance shoes from me; my unintended shoe biz was growing. Women who heard about Angela’s shoes wanted to try them on, and not just brides. I wanted something fabulous to offer them. I believed women deserved better styling, better fit, and better quality than what they got in normal ballroom dance shoes. It took years of overcoming many obstacles before we achieved the Angela Nuran brand of couture special occasion shoes that combine the fashion and quality a bride wants with the comfort and fit a dancer needs. Shoes designed to be worthy to wear with fine wedding dresses and evening gowns, yet comfortable enough to wear for hours.

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Paul Cosentino

Bridal salons began to carry the brand and I worked hard to enhance the collection. Designed switchable jeweled brooches that adjust shoe width and allow women to customize their shoes. Designed optional straps to make a shoe fit better or add just for panache. Got silk we can dye any color. Appliques, beading and other bespoke adornments. It became a very versatile shoe collection where nearly any woman can get what she needs. Two years from inception, the shoe business left no time for teaching dance.

The history of Angela Nuran Shoes wouldn’t be complete without expressing heartfelt gratitude to those who helped the company thrive, especially Ashley, Betty, Esther, Erik, Moises and Ki. My husband, Paul Cosentino, continues to help in more ways than I can say. His business expertise is great, but I must say his patience, sense of humor and winsome personality don’t hurt a bit. Thanks to all the gifted folks who played key roles in bringing the vision of Angela Nuran to life, and to the retailers who believe in and support our line.

Our Good Will Ambassadors

These little varmints are my fur kids. Except for Bentley, all are South Florida rescues. Paul found 5 week old Petey paralyzed in a tree, but thankfully he fully recovered. A neighbor gave us 1 day old Sammie whom we bottle fed and raised. Bentley (Persian Chinchilla Dollface Teacup) is our company superstar cat model and the love of my life. Dori was an outdoor feral who became an affectionate little lady after months of patient coaxing. I never planned on bunnies, but love them so much! We rescued Bun Bun in a shopping center parking lot. She’s a very smart, mischievous Dwarf Dutch. Dottie, a tiny, sweet English Spot / Hot Tot mix, was rescued from a condo parking lot. Franky, a Florida White, was rescued in an LA Fitness parking lot. Valentine and Billie Sue were rescued together via help of some kind folks on Nexdoor. We had each rabbit fixed when we got it. People dump them when they discover rabbits aren’t easy pets, mistakenly thinking they’ll be ok outside. Wrong! We believe a pet is a forever family member, not a toy to be discarded. We support Best Friends Animal Society and their mission to Save Them All.
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Our Story

The History of Angela Nuran Shoes From Instructor to Designer

Newlywed by the pool in Angela Nuran Shoes.

Our Customers

Thanks so much to all customers of Angela Nuran, for choosing to wear our shoes at your weddings and special events and for sharing your photos and stories. You’re beautiful.

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Our Shoes

Comfortable Wedding Shoes & Special Occasion Shoes by Angela Nuran Shoes! Find the perfect pair for the perfect day and don’t forget to check out dye options and other options and accessories, too!

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Accessories

Using our shoe accessories, each style can be customized to create many different looks. Even better, get a tailor fit with our adjustable brooches and optional straps. And what woman feels confident without her own handbag,

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Customizations

Permanent customization encompasses things like dyeing to match, adding crystals, or application of adornments!

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FAQ

Many features of Angela Nuran Shoes can be done in the salon or at home by the consumer. Refer to our frequently asked questions and demo videos below. If you don’t see what you need, feel free to contact Angela Nuran for help

FAQ
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Exchange Policy

Exchanges are allowed only on shoes that are in flawless, new condition, within 21 days of receipt. An Exchange Authorization must be obtained prior to sending shoes back to us. Custom shoes are final sale. Thank you. Please stay safe!

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Social Distancing Weddings

How to get married in the time of social distancing. In the era of social distancing, have a social distance wedding and save money too! To be honest, saving money right now by doing it this way is icing on an economically strapped cake. Couples who don’t want to wait can intimately exchange vows despite it all,…

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Angela Nuran Retailers

Select bridal salons and wedding accessory stores.

Women wishing to try or buy Angela Nuran Shoes are invited to visit one of our retail partners. Angela Nuran retailers specialize in catering to brides and all the special women around them. We consciously chose to work with bridal salons and wedding accessory stores because you deserve more care and attention than is usually found in a department store or online.

Angela Nuran’s Outlet Shop

Angela Nuran’s Outlet Shop

Angela Nuran’s Outlet Shop is always open for customers! Our retail salons are invited to shop also, with your special retail code. Browse the selection of Final Sale Shoes and pick up a fabulous pair at a fabulous price. Choose a silk clutch while you’re at it. A variety of jewelry from demure to dazzling is sure to please as a treat for yourself or as a treasured gift. Look at bridal accessories for your hair or bits of finery to adorn your gown..

Angela Nuran’s Blog

Welcome to Angela Nuran’s Blog. The intention behind this blog is to simply share our thoughts and ideas relating to wedding shoes, weddings. social distancing wedding/stream weddings, bridal accessories, special events and everything in between. And, as of right now, “our thoughts” mainly consist of Erik’s (Angela’s wonderful & talented web designer) and Angela’s (cat & bunny mom / shoe designer).

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