23 Aug 2011
Do custom bridal shoes come more fabulous than this? Get Knotted was bowled over by these delectable bridal shoes from Figgie Shoes. The company is the brainchild of artist Deborah Thomson, who specialises in custom hand-painted shoes that are unique artworks in their own right.
Deborah works to your own ideas, motifs and images – the more creative and eclectic, the better – and hand-paints a wonderfully individual design that you’ll treasure forever. Previous brides have requested flowers, rings, names and dates, an ice cream cone, lyrics to personal songs, favourite dogs, and even the Trevi Fountain! There are no limits – as long as there’s an area to paint!
The artist describes her shoes as ‘ridiculously personal – their purpose is to try and explain, in picture and personality, who YOU are, to anyone who happens to be looking’.
Almost any style of shoe can be transformed by Figgie’s art, whether heels, flats or slippers, satin or leather. The only exception is patent leather, which doesn’t take paint well. You can either send your own chosen shoes, or Figgie can supply them, though this will mean you can’t try them on before painting. The great news is, she also creates shoes for non-brides, and well as adorable Figgie Footsies for babies and toddlers…
As Bette Midler said, ‘give a girl the correct footwear, and she can conquer the world!’ Click for more fun ideas and personal touches for your wedding.
Visit Figgie Shoes and Figgie’s Flickr gallery for more fabulous custom bridal shoes.
Lindsey Hunter of Get Knotted is a wedding planner for Scotland and the north of England. She’s the in-house wedding planner for four lovely Scottish wedding venues: Mellerstain House, Aikwood Tower, Hoscote Estate, and the Buccleuch Arms Hotel. For more wedding inspiration, visit our gallery.
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3 thoughts on “Custom Bridal Shoes – Figgie Hand-Painted Wedding Shoes”
My wedding shoes are the second last photo!! I can’t wait to wear them on sept 10th!! Deb’s work is amazing!!
I was wondering if you could tell me what paint you used?
I LOVE this idea but have a very small budget for my wedding!
Hi Tanielle – you’re asking the wrong person 🙂 Follow the link to Deborah’s site (in the post) and she may be able to help. Good luck with your wedding!