Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wedding Shoes: A Work Of Art!

Have any of you even seen figgie shoes?

They are totally awesome and unique and so personalized. But, on the flip side to that.. they are EXPENSIVE.

But, on a different wedding blog I am a member of, I saw a girl that had shoes done by an artist that had things that were personal to her. Here are how hers turned out:



Awesome, right?!

I'm a pretty decent artist, I can draw and I can take great photos, but I don't know how well I would do painting a shoe. So.. that led me to etsy (of course). I found a lady who will be hand painting my designs onto a pair of shoes and putting several protective layers on them to protect the designs.

The plan is to wear them for the ceremony and then put them in a shadow box where people can read what each thing on the shoes means...which means I'll also have it for display after the wedding (I love shoes). So.. it would look something like this:



So, I started out with a pair of white heels that I ordered.. these, to be exact:


Then, I came up with a list of things that mean something to me or my fiance (and our relationship) and came up with designs for each thing. Then.. I started my sketches and 5 hours later, my sketches were complete!

Now, please remember I'm not the best artist, but.. these are how I'm going to have to shoes done and it's going to be my artwork which makes me so excited! (Please excuse the pics that came out kinda blurry.. it's hard to get a camera to focus properly when it's nothing but pencil!) Also.. prepare yourself for a TON of photos! (I'll also add what each thing means!)



Inside of the left shoe. A lily- my fav flower. A sign for Chicago- Our first trip together was there and I put things to look like wind around it. Snowflakes- We got engaged in January (snowy). Paint and paint brushes- I'm an artist. Polka dots on the heels- My wedding dress is polka dotted.

Close up.

The heel.

Toe area.

Outside of the right shoe. Bowling ball and pins- We love to bowl together. November 12th 2011- Our wedding date. Camera- I'm a photographer. Stars- I LOVE stars. Again..polka dots on the heel bc it's on my dress.

Close up.

Heel.

Toe area.

Outside of the left shoe. Waves splashing with the Hawaii state flower- we are honeymooning in Hawaii. TLA with a hear- TLA stands for True Love Always and it's from our favorite TV show, One Tree Hill. Names- Our married name! Music notes- I'm very big into music, but it's mainly for my mom who passed away when I was 2, she loved music and played the piano and trumpet. The rose is also in honor of my mom, it was her favorite flower.


Close Up



Heel.

Toe area.

Inside of the right shoe. Popcorn, movie reel, movie tickets- We LOVE going to the movies and also watching movies at home cuddled on the couch. The IU symbol bc it's where Derrick graduated and it's also in the same city as our first apt together. Football- Derrick LOVES football and he also worked for the IU football team. New Orleans Saints symbol- His favorite football team, he also has a friend that plays for them. Baltimore Ravens symbol, Derrick did an internship with them. Dumbell- we love going to the gym together and Derrick is really into weightlifting and bodybuilding. Cincinnati Reds symbol- his favorite baseball team. And the baseball bat and baseball bc he played in high school. Then there is also a recipe for a White Russian in memory of his grandpa that passed away.

Close up.

Heel.

Toe area.

What do you all think so far?



9 comments:

  1. Wow, amazing!!!!! Such an awesome idea!

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  2. I've never seen anything like that before. Very cool and totally original. The guests will love them!

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  3. Wow you are a really good artist! Those drawings are fabulous.

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  4. Aww, thanks guys! I think we are going to add light blue swaroski crystals on the heels (scattered about, not a whole bunch) to add a little bling on the shoe! I'll keep you all updated on the progress!

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  5. That's really cool, I've never seen that before! Too bad I already have my shoes!

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  6. I love this!!! You are a waaaaay good artist. This is beyond personal touch. This rocks!

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  7. EEP! I love these :) Great sketches! I might have to force my artistic fiance to make me a pair...

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  8. What did you use to write on the shoes with?

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