WANT TO DESIGN YOUR OWN WEDDING SHOES? WELL YOU CAN WITH UPPER STREET!
When I was a little girl I was convinced I wanted to grow up and be a fashion designer, I would draw pages and pages of shoe designs and extravagant gowns in notepads. As I grew older I stopped doing that but my dream of being able to design something unique for myself remained. Do you ever feel like that? I love the idea of having something truly special to you, exactly how you envisioned it and that’s hands down how I would want to feel about pieces for my wedding….ESPECIALLY my shoes!!
Well, the good news is you can so totally do that!! Me and Emily both had the amazing opportunity to head to Upper Street again and experience this entire design process.
So how does it work? Well you have a couple of choices, you can either design your shoes online through their website or you can book an appointment at the shoe lounge and make a real treat of it! You could even take your bridesmaids along with you for a totally girly afternoon! Once we arrived at the shoe lounge we were treated to tea and macarons while we perused through the hundreds of different options to available to us!
The first thing we had to decide was the style of shoe we wanted, did we want a sandal? A boot? A court shoe? A ballet flat? And how big did we want the heel if any? And what style heel? After much deliberation I decided to go for a boot with a stiletto heel and Emily went for a sandal with a block heel. Next we had to decide on colours. This was the hardest part because our stylist, Lizzie pulled out hundreds of shades of colours AND materials to choose from. We had to decide what part of the shoe we wanted them on, the colour of the heel, what colour would the insole be. There were so many little touches that just made the shoes even more perfect!
After alot (and I mean ALOT) of hard thinking I decided to theme my boot in blue, teal & grey colours while Emily went for a pink and black theme on her sandals with an awesome paint splattered effect! Lizzie then brought our shoe designs up on her laptop for us to see the final look and make any changes we wanted! This was one of my favourite parts because I’m a real visual person and being able to see the shoes exactly how they were going to look on the screen was so satisfying!
After our appointment the shoes took about 3-4 weeks to arrive and when they did boy oh boy was it beautiful! They were packaged up in gorgeous boxes complete with giant pink bows and a lovely bag to keep the shoes in and protect them which truly completed the experience!
Now I’ms sure you’re wondering how much a pair of shoes like this costs and prices widely vary depending on what style and materials you choose but prices generally start from £195. You can visit Upper Street’s website for more information or to design your shoes online. If you’d prefer to have a personal experience with a stylist and your bridal party then you can contact Upper Street HQ by emailing ILOVESHOES@UPPERSTREET.COM or giving them a call on +44 (0)2071487070.
It truly is the perfect bridal experience and something extra special to cherish for years and years to come! xxx
P.S. If you missed the last time we went to Upper Street you can see the whole experience here though our video!