Wedding Shoe Reveal!

My custom designed shoes arrived in Chicago early last week and frankly, the welcome party is still raging on”¦I kid of course, but they are gorgeous. They might not be the wedding shoe for everyone, but to me they are beautiful and perfect for an adult princess or a Cinderella wannabe (as opposed to a small child). And most importantly, they fit. (phew.)

I used the Etsy shop Design Your Pedestal and I can’t speak more highly of its owner, Kate. Not only did she work with me to help create my dream shoes, but she also extended her Black Friday discount so I didn’t have to rush any decisions. And it was HER idea to incorporate our family tartan. :)

My initial thought was to have her make square brooches out of our family tartan to used as shoe clips, but she wasn’t happy with how they turned out, so sent me another idea where the fabric was made into a ruffle and highlighted with a sparkly brooch. Well, I loved it.

And with that I’ll leave you with some photos. The pictures don’t do really do the shoes justice, but I can’t bear to keep them a secret! And it only makes sense to share them since you’ve all been on this shoe journey with me from the beginning! Enjoy”¦







(all photos personal, my apologies for the dirty floor)

Would you ever consider getting custom-designed shoes? My shoes were 200 dollars with the discount. But there’s not another pair like them in the world! :)


Mrs. Sword

Wedding Date:
March 2013
Getting Hitched: The Groom Gets Snazzy
Nobody ”˜Scept You: The Girls Arrive
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    mrscvsomeday 164 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:00 am

    I love them, and including the tartan is such a great idea!!!!

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    emma20130601 341 posts, Helper bee @ 8:02 am

    They are so pretty!! :) I loved that she was able to incorporate your family tartan.

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 8:12 am

    Beautiful. Is the brooch and tartan a shoe clip or is it permanently attached to the shoe?

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    brookebq 604 posts, Busy bee @ 8:21 am

    Wow, they are amazing!!

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    hma812 368 posts, Helper bee @ 8:29 am


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    hma812 368 posts, Helper bee @ 8:30 am

    CUTE!! I was thinking about using that seller to design a pair of flats for my wedding!! Glad to hear good feedback!

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 8:39 am

    They look PERFECT wow, not cheesy at all (which sometime wedding shoes do)!

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    mgol25 414 posts, Helper bee @ 8:49 am

    I used Design Your Pedestal too! Kate is so awesome to work with. She does such amazing work. Your shoes look gorgeous!

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 8:59 am

    The tartan is a great idea!

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    Anesya 53 posts, Worker bee @ 9:08 am

    I was going to use Design Your Pedestal, but decided to go with custom made boots instead. The right shoe can tell a lot about a person and therefore I think spending the money for something custom made is well worth it. Good decision with vendor choice and love your heels!

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    MrsF13 185 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:24 am

    What beautiful shoes! And so unique!!

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    glasgowbound 3171 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:50 am

    I’m ordering custom tartan flats from a website in Scotland for the reception. I may have to find room in the budget for custom heels with the tartan for the ceremony :)

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:11 am

    They are gorgeous, the detail of the heels is great and I love that she used the tartan without it looking overbearing.
    But I think you’ll have the hardest time keeping your kids from wanting to wear them when playing, I mean, if they are anything like their mom.

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    BrideLawyer 31 posts, Newbee @ 10:41 am

    I love them! What is the heel height? It is so hard to find cute shoes that don’t have 4.5″ heels!

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    cosmo_gmr 488 posts, Helper bee @ 10:52 am

    Those are gorgeous shoes!!! I can see the pics you’ll be able to take in these!

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    mzjynxie 783 posts, Busy bee @ 11:58 am

    I la-la-love them!

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    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 12:59 pm

    Those are fantastic! They fit your theme so well and look amazing!

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    mrs-mac 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:15 pm

    Those are amazing! But now with all of the DIY’ers on this site, a replicated pair is likely to come along sooner than later lol

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:51 pm

    Love them! The tartan is the perfect addition!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 6:57 pm

    Fit for a princess! I love the bling-just the right amount of glam.

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    MsMagtoMrsK, Guest @ 4:53 am

    They look great! I was planning to use Design your Pedestal and have switched to strassing out my shoes as a DIY project. But I loved everything on her site and just may need some flowered shoes for spring and summer. Thanks for sharing yuor experience.

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    sevyn 96 posts, Worker bee @ 7:18 am

    I also ordered my shoes from Design Your Pedestal! Kate was awesome to work with and made me such a fun pair of shoes. I paid $150 for mine, but I think they were a little simpler than yours. :)

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 11:06 am

    Beautiful! The tartan is such a creative touch :)

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    MissMaryPat 40 posts, Newbee @ 11:27 am

    PERFECT! These are fabulous! I had my shoes dyed and added custom bows, but no bling. I can’t get over how well Kate made all of your elements work harmoniously on a shoe! She’s a talented lady, you lucky girl!

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    Design Your Pedestal, Guest @ 12:53 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful review – they look fabulous and I am so happy you like them!

    -Kate, owner of Design Your Pedestal

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:21 am

    @Mrs. Toadstool: haha you’re right Mrs. Toadstool, that will probably happen someday!

    @BrideLawyer: 2 and a half ish I think? The shoe is called Marissa.

    @Miss Blue Whale: The brooch and ruffle are attached, not a clip.

    Thanks everyone, so glad the hive approves!! :)

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:22 am

    @Design Your Pedestal: Welcome! Thanks again Kate! Glad you found the post. :)

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    Glittergirl_2013 55 posts, Worker bee @ 6:59 pm

    Love the shoes, they look so sparkly and magical!

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