Shoes.  Funny how they can evoke such powerful emotion in a woman isn't it?…and indeed a man! What is more fabulous than slipping on a beautiful pair of heels to finish off that killer look?  A fine pair of heels elevates your stature and enhances your silhouette and makes you generally feel all-round more fabulous for that special event, and this is certainly no less so than on your wedding day. 

Regardless of whether you prefer towering heels or pretty ballet flats,  finding the 'perfect' pair of wedding shoes is usually pretty high up on the list of most Brides to be.  And today my lovelies, I am hoping to inspire anyone out there searching for that ideal heel.

London based 'Emmy Shoes' are on the brink of launching a brand new collection. And let me tell you, it is Drop. Dead. Flippin'. Gorgeous!!!  Entitled 'Love Letters', this new custom made collection of wedding shoes, mixes sexy 1970's shapes with super high heels and delicately intricate embellishment inspired by birds, insects and the sea.

As with all Emmy's hand crafted shoes, the highlight are in the fine detailing and finishes; matt shells and opaque milk glass beads are used in the exquisite 'dragonfly wing' pattern to cover the stunning Francesca {below top, £695}; this shoe has an open toe, 5 inch heel {5 inches!!!}, providing a nod towards vintage Halston, as does the Esta {£465], a platform sandal with a delightful satin ankle bow.  Oh Emmy, you do know how to make my shoe loving heart go all a flutter…

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Now, admittedly, Emmy Shoes aren't for those on a light budget.  But let's stop to think what we're paying for here;' these shoes are not only deigned by one of the most talented ladies working in her field {who trained at Cordwainers College and has worked for Bottega Veneta and Armani}, they are also made to order (so when you buy a pair, you're not buying some pre-made pair of shoes, they will be made especially for YOU by some of the finest craftsmen in the business).  And, they are indeed exceptionally well produced; careful and delicate hand-crafted production sits alongside beautifully applied detail, so delicate in nature that each pair of shoes almost seems like a little work of art!

The 'Sorrell' design here features the most delicate tiny bronze birds that are dotted between a waterfall of beaded flowers.  £525…

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….and talking of birds, just LOOK at this exquisite 'Two Birds' headband, £195 – I so so love this!

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I wore Emmy Shoes on my wedding day.  Whilst located in London, the Emmy team were more than happy to post a pair of shoes on to me to try out for size, and style. 

I opted for a 4" pair of Crystal Pearls with a Silver T-Bar decorated in Swarovski Crystals (see them on my wedding day) and cannot rave about them enough. For their towering height, they were unbelieeeeeeeeeevably comfortable on the day. I felt a million dollars in them and they finished off my wedding day wardrobe perfectly.   I've been lucky enough to since become acquainted with Emmy Scarterfield, the designer behind this fabulous English brand, and interviewed Emmy here.

I'm so excited with Emmy's beautiful new collection and now in even more awe of this talented designer {who also happens to be utterly sweet and lovely by the way!}.

The 'Alicia' below {£425} is decorated with a hand beaded bird and feathers, creating a dramatic statement – perfect for any Bride looking for something to compliment her Art-Deco, vintage inspired nuptials…

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How much do I LOVE this shoe?!?….This is the 'Catherine' design and one of the more expensive shoes in the collection, at £560. But oh that simply exquisite feather detail! So beautiful…

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Below, 'Darcey', £495…

Emmy Shoes - An Exclusive First Look At The New 'Love Letters' Collection of Wedding Shoes... (Weddings ) Below, 'Honey', £425…

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The 'Miranda' – such a beautiful sandal design with that T-Bar embellished with gorgeous detail…

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I just adore the 'Maya' design below, with it's beautiful art-deco inspired fan detail towards the toe, £425…

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Below, the 'Vanessa', £455…

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Emmy has also created a range of exquisite hair decorations to compliment the collection.   Two delicate combs are joined by threads of tiny beads, designed to elegantly drape over the forehead in the 'Double Fan Drape' design below, £195…

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That's the 'Ivory and Crystal Vintage Rose sweep' headband below left, and the 'Milk Glass Vintage Rose Sweep' headband on the right – both £215…

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Major, major lust factor going on over here!

The Love Letters collection exudes a subtle bohemian sexiness and marks Emmy Shoes as one of the most exciting wedding shoe designers around today.  Visit the Emmy Shoes website for further information, or email the Emmy team directly to enquire about any of the designs above (which aren't yet on the Emmy website}.

You can see more from Emmy Shoes on the Love My Dress Wedding Blog here – including the previously mentioned interview with Designer Emmy Scarterfield.

Please leave a comment below let me know which is your favourite design and why – Emmy drops by Love My Dress regularly, so it will be great to provide her with some feedback about her beautiful new 'Love Letters' collection Emmy Shoes - An Exclusive First Look At The New 'Love Letters' Collection of Wedding Shoes... (Weddings )

A a final thought ~ something tells me the 70's are going to be a rather large influence in bridal fashion through 2011…

Much love,

Annabel xXx

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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12 thoughts on Emmy Shoes – An Exclusive First Look At The New ‘Love Letters’ Collection of Wedding Shoes…

  1. I love the ‘Catherine’ the best. Not just because it has a fab name ;) – it’s that ruffly feather all the way down.
    These are shoes that could be treasured after the wedding too and worn with a ballgown, they are simply wonderful statement pieces.

  2. These are just utterly Gorgeous… the top one in particular is beautiful…going to forward this onto on of my May Brides as I know she has been trawling the streets of London & hasn’t found anything she likes….. thanks Annabel… gorgeous feature xxx

  3. Ooo I have shoe envy. I walk with a stick a lot of the time and mostly wearing heels for longer than about five minute is pretty much impossible unless I want a couple of days of no-walking. It doesn’t stop me buying heels optimistically though I’m trying to learn to love flats..!

  4. I’m not even a shoe kinda girl but these are gorgeous. I love the intricacy of the designs, they’re beautiful. Not sure they’d go with my indie kid look but if I was getting married I’d be on the website right now!

  5. Wow! That’s a fabulous collection! …love the colors!!!!!!!! I love all the design it is so artistic this is fabulous…love. It’s perfect if for the wedding party or just a simple party. . I hope I can have these shoes to my wedding date. This is so beautiful! LOVE the stationery and the styling!

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