Emmy London Real Brides: Tessie's California Dream Wedding Day

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A Romantic Wedding in Carmel-by-the-Sea: Tessie and Willie's Love Story

After a romantic proposal at the spot of their very first date 2 and a half years prior, Tessie and Willie tied the knot on December 4, 2021, in the picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Their special day was beautifully relaxed and filled with effortless happiness and romance.

The Perfect Wedding Shoes

As someone just slightly taller than her husband, Tessie knew she wanted to wear flat bridal shoes on their wedding day. When she bought her wedding dress, she envisioned pairing it with pointed-toe ivory flats – something simple, timeless, and seamlessly elegant. After scouring typical retail stores and facing disappointment, she discovered the Emmy London website and found the Zoe Ivory flat bridal shoes. "I don't think I've ever clicked 'add to bag' so fast; they were exactly what I was looking for!" Tessie exclaimed. Loving the look so much, she also purchased the Harriet Kitten bridal shoes to wear for the rehearsal and welcome party the day before.

The Vision

Tessie’s vision for the wedding was simple, romantic, and timeless. The elegance of her Emmy London wedding shoes complemented this vision perfectly.

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The Experience

This was Tessie's first time purchasing from Emmy London, and the experience was wonderful. "I had no issues getting the right size, and shipping was fast," she shared.

"It's so hard to pick specific moments because I really loved every second of the day," Tessie reminisced. Her top favourites included their first look, walking out of the church as husband and wife, and dancing with all their family and friends.

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Tessie's Wedding Tips

For Buying Wedding Shoes: "My best advice is to not settle on just any bridal shoes. Keep looking until you find your perfect pair. I’m so glad I spent the extra time looking and ultimately finding Emmy London."

For the Wedding Day: "The absolute best advice I can give is to be present. Remind yourself as often as possible throughout the day to look around and take it all in – what you see, what you smell, how you feel. I lost count of how many times I was told about how fast the day passes, and I didn’t want to look back on my wedding and only remember a blur. I made a conscious effort to remind myself every second to just experience what was happening. Now, looking back, I can give you a play-by-play of everything that happened and can look at the photos and remember exactly how I felt in that moment."


Dress: Sarah Seven
Veil: GorgeousComplements2 (Etsy)
Earrings: Brinker & Eliza
Shoes: Emmy London (Zoe Ivory flat bridal shoes, Harriet Kitten Ivory bridal shoes)
Ceremony Venue: Carmel Mission Basilica
Reception Venue: Mission Ranch
Photography: The DeLauras
Florals: Willow & Plum
Hair/Makeup: Ashley with Blush Hair & Makeup

Emmy Scarterfield, the Founder and Creative Director of Emmy London, wrote this blog. Originally from Somerset in the UK, she now lives in North London with her husband Dickie, their twin girls, and their delightful cockapoo, Ray. Over the past fifteen years, Emmy, alongside her husband Dickie, has built Emmy London into a celebrated British luxury shoe and accessory brand, renowned for the perfect synthesis of comfort and beauty.