- Jul 12, 2015
We're heading down that isle (so to speak ) and wanted to bounce design ideas off of anyone who either has done it before or has an interest in or eye for design.
I hadn't either! I figured I'd get run-of-the-mill shoes but when we were trying on wedding dresses I was put in a pair of high heels to help me better evaluate the dress. I didn't think much of it, until I'd been in the heels for well over an hour and it suddenly dawned on me that my feet didn't hurt AT ALL. I barely noticed I had them on. I was like "Who makes these shoes??!" And there began my journey...What are your ideas for your shoes? I'd never even thought of bespoke wedding shoes!
I decided to do it! I took one of their styles, raised the heel, and changed the color of suede (even choosing something other than their stock colors... they're having to import it from their tannery in Italy). I might tinker with the embellishment a bit too. It's been a pretty exciting but nerve wracking process as it's expensive, but they have been wonderful to work with. The level of professionalism and politeness has been an uplifting experience.I considered it for my wedding last year and spent a bit of time looking on Shoes Of Prey trying to work out what to get.. but I never actually managed to decide on which ones to get! I have seen some shoes by SoP in a department store in Melbourne and they looked nicely made too.
I'd love to know if you do go ahead with custom/bespoke shoes tho!
Based on the maker of your dress and shoes, plus 24k embellishments, I'm guessing no expense was spared for the wedding?My wedding shoes were bespoke in a way.
It was next to impossible to find shoes I liked so I bought a pair and had them customized with 24K gold coated Swarovski crystals.