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DIY Wedding

Custom Hand-Painted Wedding Shoes

comments (14) January 25th, 2009 in gallery     

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Custom Wedding Shoes
I custom designed the images on these shoes specifically for the bride they were made for and the particular details of their relationship/wedding.
Here, the Claddagh image reflects a special tattoo she has as well as a ring she always wears. I added a Celtic knot in the heart. The flowers are exactly what her bouquet was comprised of (Calla lillies, circus roses, and hydrangeas).
I tried to make the shoes so much more than a pretty pair of wedding shoes. I wanted to commemorate the event by making a keepsake.  
I painted the bride and grooms last names and the wedding date and location here in a scrolly font, and proposal/honeymoon details (see the close-up views for more).
 
I designed the inside panels based on the grooms proposal and their honeymoon. The groom proposed on a ski trip at a favorite vacation spot for the two, Park City, Utah. I researched the place and used actual images of the view there to create this image with them in the foreground.  On the other shoe I created a honeymoon image of them using actual images of Kauai Beach, where they were going.
(A side note: the proposal image has their footsteps leading toward each other, and the honeymoon has them walking together, side by side.) 
I designed the outside panels with the location and date of the wedding and from photographs I requested of her dress and their rings. Her dress was beautifully simple with two crystal snowflake-like brooches at the collarbones, which I reflected on the left shoe and their custom-made rings, which I intertwined on the right. 
Here is a close-up of the names and other text. I added shadow to the letters to make them a bit more interesting than just plain writing. The shoes went from being pretty to being heirlooms by simply adding these personal touches.
Custom Wedding Shoes
I custom designed the images on these shoes specifically for the bride they were made for and the particular details of their relationship/wedding.
Here, the Claddagh image reflects a special tattoo she has as well as a ring she always wears. I added a Celtic knot in the heart. The flowers are exactly what her bouquet was comprised of (Calla lillies, circus roses, and hydrangeas).

Custom Wedding Shoes

I custom designed the images on these shoes specifically for the bride they were made for and the particular details of their relationship/wedding.

Here, the "Claddagh" image reflects a special tattoo she has as well as a ring she always wears. I added a Celtic knot in the heart. The flowers are exactly what her bouquet was comprised of (Calla lillies, circus roses, and hydrangeas).

Photo: Danyelle Ortega-Roberts

Steve Van Doren (of Vans shoes) commissioned these Vans shoes for his niece, who wore them down the aisle in her recent wedding! I designed these shoes with the goals of beauty, subtlety, and heirloom quality. I  wanted (of course!) to impress Steve Van Doren, but more than that, I loved the idea of making a pair of casual comfortable KVD design Vans into something appropriate for a wedding... I wanted to take the idea to another level and make them not only rival the most lovely (strappy, satin, rhinestone, uncomfortable!) wedding shoes out there, but also be truly as special as the occasion. I hope I accomplished that goal.:) 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Danyelle Ortega-Roberts
posted in: gallery, trendy, fabric, wearable, ring, keepsake, alternative, footwear, couture, paint, date night, sportswear

Comments (14)

sunshine_pixie writes: Love these shoes!!! Can you tell me what style of shoes they are? And where you got them before they where painted. I know they are Vans Classics, but I can't seem to find them ANYWHERE.
Posted: 4:02 pm on November 2nd
june6988 writes: What a wonderful design. I their a possibility I could buy a pair of these? 30 hours to complete. You definitely put your heart and soul into those shoes. What a one of a kind gift.
Posted: 4:30 am on January 18th
carpinteyrocno writes: Thank you for your halp!
Posted: 5:13 pm on September 11th
pletchertjl writes: Thank you for your halp!
Posted: 9:33 am on September 11th
rodrib writes: I looooove these shoes, my brother recently passed away and he had sooo many Vans shoes. I was pondering ways to include him in my wedding and I think this would be a wonderful idea.
Posted: 9:06 am on March 3rd
jade1377 writes: I love these shoes! I am getting married soon and wanted to ask about getting a pair similar to this:)please please contact me candrafry@yahoo.com
Posted: 9:33 pm on December 16th
molliepolly22 writes: O my lord thos are Awesome !

Posted: 8:03 pm on November 16th
Artpower writes: What a beatiful project! We hope to feature your works in our future book. Please do contact us at: evelyn at artpower dot com dot cn
Posted: 10:34 pm on November 10th
dany4bec writes: Thanks all! They are painted, by hand with a brush and fabric paint white, grayshades and glitter:)they took aproximately 30 hours to complete. She loved them.
Posted: 1:55 pm on June 19th
Maureclaire writes:
Beautiful ! Pen & ink ?
Posted: 3:31 pm on April 12th
dany4bec writes: Thanks so much, I love all my shoes so much, they are like babies, it's hard to send them out in the world!!
Posted: 6:20 pm on January 28th
jolo1950 writes: Your designs a beautiful! I love your eye for detail and color. Keep up the good work.

Posted: 5:00 pm on January 26th
jessajune writes: What a great idea, and beautifully executed.
Posted: 12:02 pm on January 26th
zlee writes: Those are drop dead gorgeous! Lovely work. I'm sure the bride adored them!
Posted: 7:00 am on January 25th
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