Be Inspired: Custom Wedding Shoe Ideas and Inspiration – Ellie Wren

Make Sure That Your Custom Wedding Shoes Are Comfortable and Fit Properly

Fuchsia Pink Wedding Shoes with Silver Crystals Custom Wedding Shoes by Ellie Wren

How To Make Sure That Your Custom Wedding Shoes Are Comfortable and Fit Properly 

Kate Friedman
Lead designer at Ellie Wren Custom Wedding Shoes

Every bride dreams of her wedding day – the dress, the flowers, the bridesmaids’ dresses and, of course, near and dear to our hearts – the wedding shoes.  Buying wedding shoes online can be daunting, but shopping for your bridal shoes online gives you so much more in the way of fun and unique wedding shoe options.  Planning a vintage wedding – google vintage wedding shoes and… BAM! dozens of options at your fingertips!  

For a lot of brides though, the off-the-shelf bridal shoe still doesn’t capture their vision, or the bridal heel is too tall or in the wrong color.  That’s where Ellie Wren really shines – our custom wedding shoes options allow you to pick shoe style – everything from a wedding wedge, to a low heel open toe wedding shoe, to bridal flats – the color palette and, then, on top of that, you can mix and match our adornment options to truly create the wedding shoe of your dreams.  

Wait A Minute...Brides Can Design Their Own Custom Wedding Shoes?

Antique Pink Wedge Wedding Shoes with Flower Heel Custom Wedding Shoes by Ellie Wren

Oh, yes.  And sashes, and handbags and other wedding accessories. But custom wedding shoes are our true niche and they also generate the most concern in terms of comfort and fit, so that’s our focus for today’s post:  how brides can design the shoe of their dreams and also make sure that they’re comfortable and will fit properly.  

At Ellie Wren, we work one-on-one with each bride to help her design her custom wedding shoes. Each bride is assigned a designer on the Ellie Wren team and together, bride and designer review the bride’s wedding style, budget and vision and then combine all of these elements into that bride’s custom wedding shoes.  When a custom wedding shoe design is completed, our design team is as invested in that design as the bride is and so it’s so incredibly important to each team member at Ellie Wren that when the bride’s wedding shoes are shipped, they meet every expectation that the bride has.  

Custom Wedding Shoes Sound Great, But How Does a Bride Know That They’ll Be Comfortable Wedding Shoes?

That’s the question on nearly every bride’s mind when inquiring about having her own custom wedding shoes designed.  Wedding shoes have inherent challenges– from style-to-style and from bride-to-bride fit and comfort can vary and this issue is compounded when the shoes are custom wedding shoes. There is nothing worse, for the bride and the designer, both who worked so hard to bring a design to life, to find out that the wedding shoes are not as comfortable as the bride would like them to be, or even worse, that they don’t fit.  To address this issue, Ellie Wren has created The Perfect Fit program – a program that allows brides to try on the very same wedding shoe that will be used in her design before the custom work is started to ensure that that shoes the bride picked will be comfortable wedding shoes.  

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Comfortable Wedding Shoes with the Perfect Fit:  How It Works...

Comfortable Custom Wedding Shoes The Perfect Fit by Ellie Wren

1.    Once the bride and her wedding shoe designer have narrowed down the base shoe style that the bride wants to use for her custom wedding shoes, the bride will have the option to participate in the Perfect Fit.

2.    The designer will send the bride an invoice for the Perfect Fit – currently a $35 partially refundable deposit.  The selected base wedding shoes will be shipped to the bride.  When returned, $20 of the $35 is credited toward the bride’s custom wedding shoe design or refunded if the bride elects not to go forward. The balance of $15 is non-refundable and is used toward shipping costs and handling fees associated with the Perfect Fit program.

3.    If the bride elects to move forward with the design, the exact shoes that the bride tried on are used for her design, ensuring that she’ll have the most comfortable wedding shoes fit possible on her wedding day.

Interested in designing your own custom wedding shoes?  Submit a custom wedding shoe design inquiry to start working with a wedding shoe designer today! 

About Ellie Wren

Gold Wedding Shoes with Ivory Lace Closed Toe Custom Wedding Shoes by Ellie Wren

Ellie Wren is a custom wedding shoe design company that specializes in helping brides design their dream wedding shoes.  Each bride works one-on-one with an Ellie Wren designer, refining her design choices to match her personal bridal style, wedding budget and vision for her wedding shoes.  

May 02, 2019 by Kate Friedman

Want To Be Comfortable On Your Wedding Day? Design Your Own Wedge Wedding Shoes

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How Many Different Ways Can You Customize A Wedge Wedding Shoe?

Kate Friedman 

Lead Designer at Ellie Wren Custom Wedding Shoes

Wedges Are a Popular Wedding Shoes Option Because They Offer Style and Comfort

Wedges are one of our favorite wedding shoe styles!  We love their sense of style and how versatile they are in the custom wedding shoe designing process.  In this blog post, we thought we'd feature one of our most popular wedge base shoe styles and showcase all of the different ways we've dressed it up for different brides over the years.  We hope that these options can serve as wedding inspiration for brides looking to design their own wedge bridal shoes!

Wait? Brides Can Design Their Own Wedding Wedges?

Let's start at the beginning... At Ellie Wren, we work one-on-one with each bride to help her design her dream wedding shoes. We start by getting to know each bride and her wedding style through our Design Studio.  The Design Studio is an online platform where brides can see all of our base shoe options, our colors and embellishments that we've done in the past and start to pick and choose what they like best.  So, for example, a bride looking for an open toe wedge for her wedding day, might select the Minka wedding wedge shown here.

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All the Different Ways to Custom Design an Open Toe Wedding Wedge

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At Ellie Wren, the number of ways to dress up a wedding wedge heel is pretty much infinite.  Once the base wedding shoe style (in this case, the Minka wedding wedge) has been selected, we work with the bride on selecting her color palette for her wedding shoes.  We have dozens of colors to choose from and color selection can be made not only for the base wedding shoes, but also for any adornments selected, including handmade buttons, bows and flowers; painted soles and glittered heels; crystal accents or lace overlays.

And speaking of custom wedding shoe adornments, the third step in the Design Studio showcases all of the different things we can do to dress up a pair of wedding wedges.  Any of these options can be customized as well – we can adapt them to different colors and different base wedding shoe options.  

Let’s Get Into Some Wedding Wedge Inspiration!

Now that we’ve gone over how Ellie Wren works to help brides design their own wedding shoes, we’d like to focus on all the different ways that we’ve done the Minka wedge wedding shoe to dress it for different brides with different wedding styles and wedding budgets.  Get ready to be amazed by the transition that this white dyeable satin wedding shoe is able to undergo with a little bit of imagination and wedding-inspired magic!

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Romantic & Vintage Wedge Wedding Shoe Ideas

This category of wedding wedges is one of our all-time favorites.  When we think romantic wedding shoes, we think of neutral wedding tones: ivory, cream, champagne, light gold, blush and maybe a slightly bolder plum.  Other elements that routinely come to mind are lace overlays and flowers.  Each bride's own personal choices were incorporated in the custom wedding wedges below, so for example, the wedges with the cameo brooch were created for a wedding in an old manor while those with the Swarovski crystal leaf design were made to match the brides bridal sash.  All that being said to emphasize that while a bride may see a wedge here and fall immediately in love (isn't that the best way!), our design team is very good at taking wedding inspiration from one design and adapting it for the specific bride.   So, without further ado, here are some of the ways we’ve transformed the Minka wedding wedge into dreamy romantic wedding wedges.

Wedding Wedges to Make a Statement: Bright Colors and Bold Accents

Wedding shoes don’t have to be white, ivory blush or champagne! Plenty of our brides opt to do their wedge wedding shoes in a variety of brilliant colors. Shades of coral, fuchsia, yellow and emerald green all come to mind.  Some brides decide to let the color speak for itself and opt to keep the custom adornments simple, while others want sparkle and bling!  Here are some of the ways our brides have taken the Minka wedding wedge and made it stand out!

Bridal Wedges to Honor the Season or Other Special Wedding Themes

Autumn Fall Wedding Burnt Orange Wedge Wedding Shoes with Gray Bow Custom Wedding Shoes by Ellie Wren

When the leaves start to fall, wedding wedges are the perfect option for navigating the ground as it starts to get colder.  A little more stable and often more comfortable than a heel, they're perfect for walking along gravel paths or posing for wedding photos of the 9th-Hole green.  We've designed dozens of pairs of shoes to honor the seasons like autumn. Using colors like burnt orange, copper, gray, pine and navy blue, wedding wedges can be designed to be a very classy autumn wedding shoe option.   And let's not forget about Christmas and New Year's Eve! Weddings around those times of year are also popular and great times of year to consider a wedding wedge!

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Rouge Wedge Wedding Shoes with a Rouge Lace Overlay, a Silver Crystal Brooch and Crystal Heel

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Iridescent Sequin Wedding Wedge - Perfect for a New Years' Eve Wedding

And, finally, for brides that want to go big on their wedding day, bridal wedges are a great option.  Why?  So much surface area to dress up!  In this collection, you'll see all the ways we took the Minka wedding wedge and made it a showcase wedding shoe. 

Feeling Inspired by Our Wedding Wedge Collection?

That’s the idea!  Inspiration is a great starting point.  But, don’t forget, that we can customize any of these wedding shoe designs in just about any way a bride would like.  For brides in the wedding planning mode, pinning them to Pinterest to come back to later is a good place to start.  For brides that are ready to start testing out ideas, our design team loves a good wedding shoe conversation!

About Ellie Wren Custom Wedding Shoes

Ellie Wren, since 2011, helped to launch the custom wedding shoe industry into what it is today. Ellie Wren works one-on-one with each bride, helping her to design her dream pair of custom wedding shoes. Whether brides are looking for something traditional, like lace wedding wedges with pearl accents or something totally new and different, like the weather-inspired custom wedding shoes that we created for Ginger Zee, Ellie Wren’s design team has the vision and the skill set to bring almost any custom wedding shoe design to life.  

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March 28, 2019 by Ellie Wren Admin
Something Blue Open Toe Platform Wedding Shoes with Sparkly Bridal Crystal Heel

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