Personalised Bridal Shoes
How I begin the design process for a bride’s personalised pair of shoes
I was contacted by Rachel to customise her wedding shoes for her Big Day. She loved my ivory feather designed shoes and asked me to add feathers to her shoes as she had birds incorporated into the theme of her wedding dress and her wedding stationery. The colours of the birds on the wedding stationery were being used for her many net underskirts under her bespoke wedding dress.
Getting to know the bride’s personality
I aim to reflect the personality of every bride in my designs. Rachel is a singer songwriter and has a quirky nature. She was a joy for me as she loved to hear of any new ideas I suggested for her shoes. Instead of ivory feathers I thought that by making the feathers in the same bright colours to match her dress and wedding stationery we could come up with something truly original and unique to Rachel. In keeping with Rachel’s profession as a singer, I suggested I add doves to the platforms on her shoes and use a blue bird brooch to hold the feathers on the sides. The order was accepted and the designing process began.
Adding the personal ‘wow’ factor
However, as with many of my shoe orders, new ideas come to me once I have the bride’s shoes in my hands. I asked Rachel if she would like Swarovski crystal musical notes and could I remove the brooch and add a ribbon bow instead. Lots of crystals continued to be added here and there until I felt the design had the ‘wow’ factor.
Giving the shoes their own unique name
Customising shoes is a joy to me with every pair starting off as a blank canvas. I hope you enjoy the bride’s own words below and photos from her big day which she has kindly allowed me to put on my website. Fully embellished shoes are given their own name and Rachel’s shoes are called SONGBIRD.
A few words from the Bride, Rachel
Nicky is the most helpful, kind, inventive shoe designer I’ve ever come across. She came up with a stunning and unique design for my wedding shoes which complimented my dress and flowers, and wowed all our wedding guests. I couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful design for my wedding shoes! Nicky cleverly incorporated all the creative elements from the wedding into their design and added a sprinkling of sparkle. I love my shoes so much that now my wedding day has passed, I’ve put the shoes in a glass cabinet in my lounge so I can see them everyday!
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