Wednesday, May 18, 2011

For the Love of the Game--a Pair of Baseball-Themed Stilettos

We've said it before, and we'll say it again, at Atelier Shoes, we love love love a bride with a sense of adventure and the upcoming summer season has made us giddy with some of the designs that we have helped our brides create, especially these 3 1/2 inch customized heels that Cathy designed for her late summer wedding in Yankee Stadium.  These stilettos, custom designed in white leather with a red leather interior and completed with baseball's signature red stitching on the heel and sole of the shoe, are the perfect complement to her perfect day.  And the idea... all Cathy, exactly as she asked for, we just helped to make it happen. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wedding Themes We Love--The Enchanted Forest

One of the most fun parts of creating customized wedding shoes is getting to work with a bride with a really original idea.  A bride that is creative and adventurous and wants her wedding shoes to be every bit a special as her wedding day. Over the last six weeks, we've been working with Allison on a dreamy wedding shoe, carefully designed to incorporate her wedding theme, an enchanted forest.  Allison first contacted us in mid-March with some photos of her wedding dress, her flowers and some other accent pieces that would all be a part of bringing her dream wedding together.  After we received her photos and her story, we went straight to work on her custom wedding wedges, which we decided would be a low wedge heel, elegant and light in ivory satin, with a flower bouquet adornment made of satin ribbon flowers and other accent pieces made to match her wedding flowers and the overall theme of the venue and a row of silver-backed crystals along the wedge of the shoe to add some additional sparkle.  We finished it all up with a green and champagne ribbon sash around her ankles which tied to the colors in the flower adornment.   The end result?  A fairy tale wedding shoe, perfect for a ceremony along the Mississippi and a reception at the Grand Oaks Mansion!

Congratulations to Allison and Noah on their upcoming nuptials! 

Monday, April 25, 2011

With These Shoes, I Thee Wed...

With these shoes, I thee wed...

Spring is finally here!  The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and brides everywhere are in full swing planning their upcoming nuptials.  At Atelier Shoes, we love a bride with a sense of adventure and this wedding season, we are really digging our brides' shoe-designing style.  We'll be keeping up appearances with a lovely pair of ivory satin wedges, perfectly designed for an "enchanted forest" wedding in New Orleans this fall.  And, we'll be showing our "love of the game" with a pair of white leather stilettos complete with red baseball-esque stitching at Yankee Stadium later this summer.
For those of you that haven't explored our possibilities, let us give you a quick tutorial on shoe-designing bliss.  First, plan the event of your dreams.  Then, give us the details.   Tell us your what kind of flowers you picked and in what colors and send us a picture of your dress, your bridesmaids' dresses, your location--whatever you can and as much as you want, and we will design you a band jamming, champagne toasting, garter belt tossing pair of bridal shoes that cut the cake and make your bouquet blush with envy.  All with your approval, every waltzing step of the way.  We may know shoes, but we know that every bride knows best and we love that about you. 
And, best of all, we've got your memory making at the forefront.  All of our shoes are made with a padded footbed so that you can spend the evening flaunting your good taste and fashion sense instead of swapping your shoes for a frumpy pair of flip-flops.   Be sure to visit our gallery to see what we've been up to and check out the Atelier Shoes' Boutique where we've made some of our most popular styles available.