Gemma Kenward Shoes

Personalized hand painted shoes for weddings and special occasions

Beautifully hand painted wedding and occasion shoes by award winning artist Gemma Kenward. 

This Is No Ordinary Wedding, This Is a Foxy Wedding


So let me set the scene for this wedding and the months leading up to it.

Marie Fox is my best friend and we grew up together so it's safe to say I know Marie inside and out and visa versa. I couldn't have been happier when she told me Rich had asked her to marry her and she had said yes! 

What stood out for me in a sea of summer weddings that year was Marie and Richard's approach. All they wanted was to have fun and for their guests to have fun too. They wanted to create a beautiful wedding with life and soul to mirror their own relationship. Perhaps I'm biased because she's my best friend. We've talked about our wedding days since we were little - well, interspersed with earnest discussions about  which member of Boyzone we'd like to marry in our pre-teens which swiftly moved onto who   killed Kurt Cobain in our teens. 

I wasn't able to help very much with Marie and Richard's wedding due to personal circumstances but I did design their wedding stationary. The theme had a vintage inspired feel mixed with the elegance of 1930's Art Deco. Marie has always loved the beach so she had a campervan take all us bridesmaids to the church (it was noisy,  bumpy and hot but incredibly good fun!)

Marie and Rich catered for everyone and I have say the evening reception was the highlight. Marie is a drama teacher so has always had a flare for the dramatic. She put together a dressing up box full of Venetian masks, vintage clothing coupled with signs and the weird and wonderful. It was their aim to keep the children entertained but what happened was as the wine flowed the adults embraced the fancy dress with gusto. It really did make the wedding more memorable and the photographs are great. 

I couldn't think of a more animated wedding for an animated and theatrical couple!