Happy Feature Friday!
YAY! Summer is finally here, what a relief! Now this week, we admit, we have gone shoe crazy – but who can blame us? Our Monday Muse featured some stunning shoes and our bride, Sian from Wedding Wednesday had a fabulous pair of shoes. With that in mind, we wanted to share with you Claire Jones’ creation, Beautiful Moment. We first met Claire last July at the Essex Vintage Wedding Fair, I (Natalie) had the pleasure of having our stalls next to each other and I immediately loved her work (she also creates beautiful paintings!) Anyway, Beautiful Moment customises wedding shoes with a completely unique and personalised work of art upon them. Want to find out more? Thought so! Pop the kettle on and sit back, relax and enjoy!
They’re not just wedding shoes, they’re YOUR wedding shoes, so whether you’re a lady that loves her heels or prefers comfy flats look no further, as hand painted wedding shoes could be just what you need!
Beautiful Moment created by Essex based artist Claire Jones specialises in wedding artworks and hand painted bridal shoes to your exact specification, creating a unique piece of keepsake art to wear. Claire’s unique shoes were showcased first at last years Vintage Wedding Fair at Baddow Park and she has been overwhelmed by the response from brides to be looking to splash out on the ultimate accessory!
With the rising popularity of Vintage themed weddings and tea length dresses there has never been a better opportunity to make a personalised statement with your shoes. You can colour theme them, include your bridal flowers, match the lace design from your dress, have your first dance lyrics, love quote, married names, wedding date or any other quirky design!
Vintage themes that have been incorporated so far are Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Baroque, painted crochet and buttons, Hollywood Glitz and Elizabeth Barrett Browning poetry along with the traditional romantic imagery such as Roses, Lilies and butterflies.
Claire personally loves creating hidden symbolism in the shoes, so it may be there is something written in amongst the flowers or painted lace that only you know is there, or flower language, made popular in Victorian England by lovers in secret trysts, that can be subtly worked into your design for the true romantics out there!
The process works by you first finding some shoes in which you feel comfortable. Herein lies the beauty as the shoes can be picked up on the high street or eBay for under £30 or even an existing pair you may have, but by the time they have been painted they will be your own unique personalised designer shoes and nobody else in the world will have them! Once finished they are posted back to you in their own special shoe carrier box by special delivery insured post.
There are two main styles on offer, Ivory on Ivory, a beautiful delicate almost embroidered effect on satin which allows you to have personal detail and decoration whilst still retaining a traditional ivory wedding shoe look and full colour, where you can add a splash or a whole bucket of colour and intricate detail! All work is quoted on an individual basis with an online quote enquiry form at Beautifulmoment.co.uk Prices currently start from £75 up to £350.
Christian Louboutin once said “Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally” Well can you think of a more joyfully emotional romantic day than your wedding, so it stands to reason that your shoes should be just that little bit special to carry you down the aisle on those steps that will probably be the most important and meaningful you take!
What a unique and quirky idea and sure to be a talking point on the day. If you would like Claire to create a bespoke design on a pair of shoes for your wedding or, indeed, any special occasion. Then take a peek at her website www.beautifulmoment.co.uk and get in touch, she would love to hear from you.
Have a gorgeous, sunny weekend from us here at AVWG HQ!
Until next time xxx