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 I soon swapped painting canvases to shoes and The Pretty Wedding Shoe Company was born!
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 late husband and son didn’t want to miss out either, so I hand painted ties and pocket squares for them.
Being envoveld in 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. In 2018we were delighted to become a Premium Stockist of Award winning Rainbow Club Shoes. We managed to ride out the Covid pandemic and complete all ordered via email and zoom, but the studio will once again be open for appointments from May 2021.
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 2002, 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 enjoy my work immensely and there is no better feeling than seeing a bride so happy with her wedding shoes.
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