My Story


 


Hello! Anna here,

We were excited when our daughter, Emily, announced her engagement back in 2017. The wedding was going to be quite hands on as I love making things. During the planning stage Emily started to look around for some wedding shoes. She didn’t want traditional ivory ones, but rather a pair that would fit with her rustic, floral scheme and reflect her sense of fun. She found a pair online but they were out of stock everywhere!

I offered to paint her a pair and being an established artist for fifteen years,  my expertise and experience was put to good use. She loved them!

Being quite chuffed with them myself, I popped a  picture on Instagram. The response I got was amazing and The Pretty Wedding Shoe Company was born! 

 

Flower girl wearing The Pretty Wedding Shoe Company shoes

 

By the time the wedding came round, I had painted four pairs of bridesmaid shoes and little satin flats for her Flower Girls. This is them having a try on. They look pretty cute, I am sure you agree! 

My husband and son didn’t want to miss out either and and had hand painted ties and pocket squares.

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 a real pleasure, from start to finish.

Jump forward several years and you will see that The Pretty Wedding Shoe Company is flourishing with our bespoke hand painted wedding shoes walking down many an aisle. Prior to the Covid 19 pandemic, we had opened up our studio for appointments and became a Premium Stockist of Rainbow Club Shoes. Sadly, the studio appointments are not available for now as my husband is on the vulnerable list and we are “sheltering”, but we have gone  full circle and now are back to being fully online again!

I initially trained as Nurse and worked for many years at The Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, but my heart had always wanted to create for a living so back in 2020 I took the plunge to become self employed. My journey has taken many interesting avenues, but two of my proudest achievements were becoming a published Author with Search Press with my book Hand painted Rustic Cards. I went on to co-author two further books as well as becoming a regular contributor to Crafts beautiful magazine, with over fifty projects being published.

Now I spend my days in my garden studio designing and hand painting wedding shoes. I am often greeted by my cat Suki who meows at the door for her daily ration of “dreamie Cat treats”. I live with my husband Andy ( who built my studio) and enjoy collaborating with other wedding professionals. I have recently had my shoes featured in wedding magazines and blogs and when I get time I will add the links!

 

 

 

 

Need a little more time?

I understand that planning a wedding can be a bit overwhelming with all the decisions you have to make, so let’s stay in touch until you are ready. Click the image below and not only will you receive our helpful FREE Wedding Shoe Guide, but I will keep you up to date with all the latest news, special offers and interesting blog posts. 

 

 We are also on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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