My Story


 

 

Anna Watkins Painting shoesHello! I am Anna, founder of The Pretty Wedding Shoe Company.

I am a bit of a free spirit and craved making a living doing what I loved to do – create and paint. I have been a freelance designer for Crafts Beautiful Magazine and also have a book “Hand Painted Rustic Cards” published with Search Press, as well as co-authoring several other titles.

How The Pretty Wedding Shoe Company began

The Pretty Wedding Shoe Company came in to being when my daughter, Emily, was looking for a pair of floral wedding shoes for her wedding. The ones she had set her heart on were out of stock everywhere and no others seemed as perfect.

Being an established artist for fifteen years, I offered to paint her a pair. She loved them!  I put a picture on Instagram and Facebook – the response I got was amazing and The Pretty Wedding Shoe Company was born!

 

Flower girl wearing The Pretty Wedding Shoe Company shoesSo after finishing her shoes, I offered to paint some little satin flat shoes for her Flower Girls. This is them having a try on. They look pretty cute, I am sure you agree!My hand painted shoes have walked down the aisle in Australia, Canada, Scotland and many destinations in the UK.

Planning a wedding has really helped me understand how unique each bride and wedding is. Also it has shown me how time consuming and stressful it can be, so I use my experience to help do my bit to make buying your shoes and accessories a real pleasure, from start to finish.

By the time her Wedding came round in September, my husband and son, had asked to have painted ties and pocket squares and so this has lead to being able to offer you co-ordinating accessories! If you were to order some too, just think how good you will feel being able to tick so many items of your list at once! And you will know everyone will not only look amazing, but are in just the colours that you love and want!

Where can I see your shoes?

Our hand painted shoes can be seen at Wedding Fairs throughout Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire or you can make an appointment to visit the studio.

 

I would love to be part of your wedding too!

 

Hear what our Brides have to say

” I just love, love, love my shoes! The colours are perfect and I can’t wait to walk down the aisle in them!” J Pottage, London.

“Thank you so much for everything that arrived today! I was so excited opening it all and it was wrapped so beautifully! I will send some pictures after the wedding. Thank you again. Amazing! ” Lucy B.

The Pretty Wedding Shoe Company Studio where the magic happens!

The Pretty Wedding Shoe Company StudioEvery item is hand painted by me in my purpose built garden studio. I take real pride in my work and nothing leaves the studio unless I am 100 % happy. I use quality, non fade permanent  colours and seal in the artwork work with a light matt spray. By painting on satin, the colours are absorbed into the material and become part of the shoe, so the art work will last for years.

Ready to get this party started?

Pop on over to our shop and for more information and to order your perfect wedding shoes. Don’t worry if you have never ordered anything bespoke before – I make it as easy and fun as possible. 

Need a little more time?

I understand that planning a wedding can be a bit overwhelming with all the decisions you have to make. I recommend you book ahead to have your shoes painted and you can do this by paying a small deposit to reserve a slot. But if you are not ready to order yet, why not add your details to the contact form and we will keep in touch. You can also ask us any questions you may have using this form. We promise not to bombarded you with loads of emails, just a select few to keep you in the loop every now and then. Or pop on over to our Facebook and Instagram to see all the latest happenings, blogs and behind the scenes.

 

 

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