Leicestershire’s Amanda Weise Wins Top Wedding Industry Award
A Local business woman has scooped an international award at the largest professional wedding awards. Lace and Love is run by Amanda Weise of Barrow upon Soar. Her custom designed shoes have won her the title of Most Popular Shoe Designer Worldwide in the Wedding Industry Experts Awards 2016 for the second year running. Lace and Love swept the board with awards in the town, county, country and worldwide categories.
Amanda is on a single handed mission to make the feet of the world unique. Their bespoke lace covered shoes have attracted people from all over the world. They cater for every taste, from rockabilly to steampunk. They aren’t just for weddings either; Lace and Love provide shoes for all occasions.
The Wedding Industry Experts Awards began in 2012 and are now the biggest popularity contest worldwide. With 82 categories, wedding professionals can battle it out internationally to collect a sought after award. Lace and Love took the top prize on their first attempt, having entered the awards last year after seeing other industry professionals talking about them.
"We pride ourselves on being different and unique it's great to get the recognition from people. We wanted to offer something completely bespoke and it's been brilliantly received. It's amazing to win not only the UK award but the worldwide one as well, it's like a dream come true."
“Lace and Love initially started by accident! I have always been creative. When getting married to my husband Kevin, I wanted some lace shoes to match our wedding. I couldn't find anything anywhere. So eventually I had lace designs painted onto my shoes. Fast forward a year later and my sister is getting married with the same problem. While chat- ting one night and looking at shoes I announced that I could probably do that! (Well, I could at least have a go). So a few pairs of practice shoes were purchased in preparation for her big day. I posted the pictures of my creations to a page I’d made just to see what my friends thought and to get some feedback. That page quickly gained a lot of followers even from outside of my friends list. Initially it was just a fan page, I made pairs for family and friends so I could showcase the pictures. Now, Lace and Love is a fully fledged business with customers from all over the world. I won Most Popular Shoe Designer Worldwide in the Wedding Industry Expert Awards 2015 & 2016 and have recently made a TV appearance on BBC's Don't Tell The Bride helping a groom to design shoes for his lucky bride. My shoes were also worn at Ruth Payne's wedding, (sister to Liam Payne from One Direction) just a few weeks ago. Both Liam and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini attended the wedding! As you can imagine I was over the moon about this”.
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