Wedding Shoe of the Week -- What We're Up to in the Custom Wedding Shoe Studio
[A note from principal custom wedding shoe designer, Ellie Wren: As we get our blog off the ground, I've been thinking a lot about the tone that I'd like it to take and the kinds of things that I'd like to share visitors. Naturally, we'll talk a lot about wedding shoes. It's our passion and our pride and we've got a lot to share as new designs and ideas come into the studio all the time. To try and present that in the best manner possible, I've decided to do a "Shoe of the Week" post, where we'll showcase on particular custom wedding shoe that we've been working on. In addition, I think it's also important to put together thoughts on wedding style in general, probably with an emphasis on themed weddings, as well as some thoughts other wedding accessories as we start to explore expanding into those areas.] And, now, without further ado...the custom wedding shoe of the week! [caption id="attachment_23" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Blush Peep Toe Custom Wedding Shoes with Handmade Chiffon Flower[/caption] For this particular design, we were inspired by a collection of wedding dresses featuring soft, flowing layers of chiffon that cascaded to the floor. As so many brides request, we wanted to capture that same romantic theme into a pair of wedding shoes, but as the same time, keep the slim and elegant feel of a d'orsay style peep toe by not overwhelming the wedding shoes with too much chiffon. After some experimentation, we created this stunning, handmade chiffon flower--constructed of a dozen layers of blush chiffon. We placed the flower slightly off center to the outside of the shoe, just to add to it's overall free-spirited, romantic nature. [caption id="attachment_22" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Blush Peep Toe Custom Wedding Shoes with Handmade Chiffon Flower[/caption] We selected blush as the base shoe color and custom dyed the shoes to match the chiffon we selected for the flowers. Blush tends to be one of the most popular colors for a custom wedding shoe--it's overall a very pretty, traditional themed wedding color, but it also has the added benefit of added just a touch of contrast to a bride's overall wedding style, while eliminating the challenges and getting a perfect match to an ivory dress (although, we can do that as well!). [caption id="attachment_24" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Blush Peep Toe Custom Wedding Shoes with Handmade Chiffon Flower[/caption] About Ellie Wren Custom Wedding Shoes... Ellie Wren's unique wedding shoe styles have been walking down the aisles since 2011 as part of her other company, Design Your Pedestal. Ellie Wren Custom Wedding Shoes works one on one with each of its brides to create their dream wedding shoes. Brides are welcome to send pictures of their dress, their flowers, their bridesmaids dress and share stories about their dream wedding day, how they met their fiance or just what makes the betrothed couple special to inspire Ellie Wren's team of artists in the design of the bride's wedding shoes. To learn more about designing your own wedding shoes, visit the Ellie Wren Custom Wedding Shoes website.