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
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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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