EllieWrenWeddingShoe

Design Your Custom Wedding Shoes (www.elliewren.com)

Denver, Colorado · 5342 Sales

EllieWrenWeddingShoe

Design Your Custom Wedding Shoes (www.elliewren.com)

Denver, Colorado 5342 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1209)

Announcement   IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of August 1, 2018, Ellie Wren is no longer accepting custom orders through its Etsy shop. Custom orders may still be placed through the website at: www.elliewren.com. We will continue to work to complete all orders placed through Etsy prior to this announcement, as well as continuing to sell our non-custom/made-to-order products through Etsy.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 31, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of August 1, 2018, Ellie Wren is no longer accepting custom orders through its Etsy shop. Custom orders may still be placed through the website at: www.elliewren.com. We will continue to work to complete all orders placed through Etsy prior to this announcement, as well as continuing to sell our non-custom/made-to-order products through Etsy.

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Updates

It's that time of year again! Every November and December, it seems brides get busy with the holidays and put wedding planning aside. To discourage wedding planning procrastination, we're offering a 10% discount to brides that Plan Ahead!
Playing in the new photo studio! So much fun to have some cool new equipment.

About

A Note From the Designer: How Ellie Wren Came to Be

I've always had a entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to "make" things. I dropped physics in high school to take an extra art class. I grew up working odd jobs in my parents' ribbon factory where I loved seeing the colors and patterns come together in yards and yards of beautiful fabrics. I excelled at Home Economics and made my Barbies wardrobes to die for. And, when I was thirteen, I had a stand selling tied ribbon bracelets at the local county fair. I had a little cash box and display stand. It's one of my favorite memories. I got so much satisfaction out of it all and always thought.. I should find a way to make a career out of this...

And, then, I grew up and went to law school. Yes, I did. I know, I know...

But, the creative spirit never went away. In fact, it met my love of shoes in 2007 the two of them got together and convinced me to launch Atelier Shoes, a custom shoe boutique dedicated to mixing and matching fabrics and adornments to make truly spectacular shoes. I still operate it, but the light bulb really went off when I realized one day that what I really wanted to do was develop into a true niche--the custom designed wedding shoe. And so, one night in May of 2011, I sat at my desk and I built my Etsy Shop and played with all the fabrics and gems from my youth creating adornments for wedding shoes, inspired by the brides themselves... and my brides loved it and it's just grown from there.

For awhile, I bootstrapped the business and continued working full time. Then, my son came along in 2010 and my daughter in early 2012 and working full time, raising two children and encouraging a fledgling business became too much. I decided that I had to do what I loved, which is a combination of raising my kids and growing my business and so now, Design Your Pedestal is my full time gig. I am blessed. I know many people dream about doing what they love and working for themselves their whole lives and I am lucky enough to get to take a crack at it.

Production partners

  • AliExpress

    Zhejiang, China

    In our travels, we've come across some amazing options through AliExpress, a import/export website that carries a variety of items from various manufacturers. We pre-order all items and inspect them before adding them to our collection. In many cases, we're able to customize the items.

  • Bella Fashion

    Shanghai, China

    Bella Fashion is a trusted production partner of Ellie Wren for some of our jewelry and custom wedding shoe adornment options.

  • Benjamin Walk Corporation

    NH, United States

    Benjamin Walk, one of the leading producers of dyeable shoes, allows us to provide our brides and other clients with the widest selection of possible base shoes. We then do what we do best -- customize these styles to each client's specifications.

  • Elegant Park

    Shanghai, China

    Elegant Park manufacturers wedding shoes that we sometimes use as our base shoes when a bride seeks a design that is not within our own offerings. Elegant Park makes each base shoe to specification upon order, so we are able to request custom options to meet our brides' requirements.

  • Heelio Dealio

    West Kelowna, BC

    Heelio Dealios has come up with the perfect solution for wearing your heels in the grass and/or protecting delicate floors from heel dents.

  • ProFoot

    Brooklyn, NY

    Profoot offers a variety of insert and insole replacements.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jul 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

That's our specialty! To request a custom order, just send us a "convo" through Etsy's email system. One of our designers will be in touch with you within 2 business days (usually faster, but we do work one on one with each client and that takes time, so please be patient with us!).

Sizing details

Most of our shoes fit true to size, but to be sure, we do offer The Perfect Fit program. Through this program, brides may try on the blank shoe to make sure it fits before we do the custom work. To learn more, click on our "Perfect Fit" listing in the Shop.

Care instructions

Our custom items are often elaborate designs, and much like your wedding dress, they are intended to make their debut on your wedding day. When you are not wearing them for fittings or portraits, we recommend storing them in a cool, dry place. As with all dyeable satin you should take care not to get them wet. Dyeable satin is not colorfast. With dark dye colors (such as blue, purple and red) you may experience some “rub” when you first wear the shoes. This is normal and will rinse off with some soap and water. You may request a water resistant coating to be added to your shoes.

Returns, cancellations and exchanges

Due to the custom nature of my items and the amount of time and labor involved in each design, we're not able to accept cancellations, returns or exchanges.

To assist brides in getting their dream wedding shoes, we do offer The Perfect Fit program to assure proper sizing, as well as sketches of the shoes that help brides visualize their design. We're also able to send out swatches and other materials. And, we send photos of the shoes as they progress through the design process (for new designs only). We have found over the years that this process works very well.

Please be sure to let us know of any issues with your custom wedding shoes or accessories within ten (10) days of receipt so that we may address them.

Customs, Duties and Taxes

We have found that brides in the some international destinations are required to pay duties to release the shoes from customs. We do consider this a buyer responsibility.

Wholesale availability

We’ve found that bridal salons struggle to carry any sort of inventory when it comes to custom shoes and so we do not work on a wholesale basis. However, if you’re interested in connecting us with your brides on a commission basis, we have rolled out our Ambassador Program. To learn more, please visit our website (www.elliewren.com).

Sketches and Renderings

We have an in-house artist that is able to create a sketch of your wedding shoe design with all of the details. Sketches can be purchased before the custom work is done to the shoes to help brides visualize their creation.

Shipping Services

We ship via USPS Priority Mail (Domestic) and UPS Mail Innovations (International) with delivery confirmation. Our standard shipping rates do not include insurance against lost packages. If you would like the shoes to ship by some other method, you must request that before the order is placed. If you would like insurance, you must purchase it at check out. Unless insurance is purchased, we cannot be responsible for packages lost in the post.

Base Shoe Manufacturers

To create our custom wedding shoes, we use a variety of stock bridal shoe styles, including shoes made by Paradox London, Benjamin Walk and Christy NG as well as some shoes we have manufactured for Ellie Wren exclusively. If you have any questions about the base shoes used in your design, please be sure to ask us before you place your order.

Rush Orders

Your shoes may take 4-8 weeks to complete from the date of order. Less complicated designs will take closer to 4-6 weeks and more complicated designs will take between 6-8. Rush production is $25 for shoes $200 and under and $50 for shoes over $201.