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Gemma’s Wedding Story

Gemma’s Wedding Story

Gemma’s Wedding Story

When Penelope’s daughter Gemma got engaged she could picture the shoes she wanted to wear for the big day: ‘I’ve always liked a chunky platform style heel, and I’m so inspired by vintage pieces and colourful prints from the 70’s, so I knew I wanted to bring these two elements together and make something that felt very me. And would be comfortable all night long!’

So Mum, Penelope and sister, Africa, came together with Gemma to design the Gemma platform and Chelsea Espadrille - featuring a beautiful, 70’s inspired, PC print ‘I fell in love with the print as soon as I saw it!  And the fact that we’d created it together, made it even more special. It was also a moment that then really inspired the rest of the wedding, and my tip for anyone planning their own, would be find a colour palette or design you love and let that inspire you - because it meant the day felt so cohesive and made decisions so much easier!’

This print flowed through all the colours of the weekend; the flowers, the table design and all the extra touches. Gemma’s wedding shoes were a beautiful pair of cotton platforms made in this custom print, and designed on a super comfy cushion sole, so they could be worn all day and night. And her 13 bridesmaids picked their own dresses, but in shades of pink, yellow, orange and green, to match the colours of their own printed wedge espadrilles. Even the tiny flower boys and girls, who were babes in arms, had bloomers made to match, and a pram lining for Gemma’s nephew, Noah. And any leftover material was, in true PC fashion not wasted, but draped over the chairs and sofas that were dotted around the wedding.

To ensure the guests didn't feel left out, Gemma and Jake gifted flat espadrilles to everyone as a welcome gift. With pairs made in their wedding print for the girls and a khaki for the boys. ‘It was so lovely to see our guests wearing the espadrilles across the weekend. It meant the print really became a special part of the celebration itself.’ 


The pair married in Mas Sendra, Spain - a place close to the Chilvers’ family heart, as it is near to where Gemma’s parents met, and also where she and Jake got engaged, at their family holiday home. Penelope looked beautiful in her High Horsebit Leather Clogs, and our groom Jake wore a pair of the PC Flintwood Chukka Boots, which went perfectly with his dapper green suit. Guests were treated to a whole host of amazing local delicacies including jamon Iberico, fresh seafood and a traditional Bisbalenc cake to keep everyone fueled on the dancefloor. And of course the locally made shoes - hand delivered by the makers themselves, who were based a few miles up the road!

Customers can now shop the whole edit over on the site. It’s a great place for brides, grooms and guests looking for stylish, well made pieces that will ensure style and comfort for the big day. 

Please note this collection is limited edition, so we recommend shopping quickly as they won’t hang around for long!