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Today (4/27/13) is Lauren & Chris's wedding! So in honor of their Big Day, I'm posting some of the pictures of the shoes I painted for Lauren which she will be walking down the aisle in today! Congratulations, Lauren & Chris!
This is a portrait of Macie, Lauren's beautiful little girl.
Lauren told me early on that I could never make them TOO sparkly. So, I added lots of rhinestones. Here are some gorgeous dragonflies I added to the shoes. What do you think?
The wedding date. Gotta have the wedding date! If anything, to help remind you or your husband of your anniversary in future years. ;)
Silhouettes of the Bride & Groom.
"You caught my heart." Lauren & Chris love to fish, so it seemed fitting.
May God bless your marriage and family, Lauren & Chris! Thanks again for the opportunity to custom design and paint your wedding shoes!
A crazy thing happened the other day! I sent these shoes a couple weeks ago to a lady in Scotland for her wedding. They were suppose to get there about a week before her wedding, but they got caught up in the postal system somewhere and vanished for almost 2 weeks! As her wedding got closer, the more stressed she and I got. It was torture, but I began praying about it. Her wedding was Tuesday, April 2. I received an email from the lady in Scotland the day after her wedding. This is what it said:
I have to tell you a story.... On Tuesday, 2nd April 2013, the postman
was very, very late, he didn’t get to my mum’s house until 12.20pm...
But he came and he delivered a wee card which said ‘you have a parcel
to collect from Prestwick Cross Post Office, there is a customs duty,
tax and handling fee to pay’..... Yay, I thought to myself, with an hour
and 40 minutes to go we have news of my beautiful shoes which my new
and very talented friend has painted for me :o) I was so happy,
ecstatic, I even did the happy dance.... Then, I turned the card over,
Prestwick Cross Post Office closes at 12.15pm for all parcel
collections...... I swore, lots of sweary words :o(
With all hope gone I picked up the phone, just
in case, to phone the post office.... Amazingly, Margaret was still
there, just about to go home, but for some reason, unusually she had
answered the phone (has never, ever done this in her 20 years of working
at the post office, because when they are closed, they are closed and
she needs to get home!) but she did, she answered, woohoo :o) I begged,
I pleaded, I explained, as my immobile, very poorly mum and half blind
dad got in the car to head for the post office, just in case.... A
miracle, Margaret agreed to wait for them, then she gave me the bad
news.... The customs duty, nearly £50 had to be paid in cash, no
facility for paying by credit or debit card, cash..... We scrabbled
money, cash together, threw it at my mum and dad who very slowly, slower
than the speed limit allows, because my mum hasn’t driven the car in
over a year, drove to the post office. There was Margaret, hand out,
waiting for the cash, no change available, the exchange was done. Mum
and Dad had the shoes and they drove very slowly back to their place,
where I was dressed and ready with secondary shoes on my feet and just
about to get into the car to take me to the registry office.... I
loooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeedddddddd loved, loved the packaging
and your wee note, thank you so much, my shoes are beautiful, I just
managed to get them on and Tom and I got
married and we had a fantastic day and everyone loved my shoes and I had
to take them off so that everyone could get a proper look at them and I
spent the rest of the day telling everyone about you and my shoes :o)