My wedding shoes are one of my favourite mementoes from my wedding. Hand painted and personal to show scenes from Plymouth Hoe.
They are now framed on the wall and are the perfect memory of an amazing day, I just cannot believe that it’s 5 years ago now! I don’t even really know how they came about, I just knew that I wanted something a little different and didn’t want to spend hundreds of pounds on them!
Planning my perfect wedding shoes
There is a painter in Plymouth, Sue Wills, whose work that I love; she paints the most beautiful pictures of Plymouth. I discussed with her the possibility of painting my wedding shoes, thankfully she loved the idea and told me what to look for in the shoes.
I found a pair of plain shoes in the Next sale for £12, perfect! I took them to her and we discussed what she would do. Her suggestion was to do two angles of Plymouth Hoe, our names on one shoe and date on the other. Whilst I was organising this Mr B was away on a 10.5 month submarine deployment, so Sue also suggested painting a submarine coming into port. Perfect!!
A few weeks before the wedding I picked up my shoes and they were more amazing than I could ever imagine. I couldn’t wait to wear them!
Framing the shoes
Throughout my wedding day I did regularly lift my dress so I could show my shoes off! In the weeks after my perfect day I knew I didn’t just want my shoes to sit in a box never to be seen again. Talking to a local framer, he said he would be able to box frame them for me.
I am so happy with the finished result and love having this great reminder of our great day!