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More awards for Amanda

Shoe designer Amanda Weise has scooped two more national accolades since we featured her in Barrow Voice in 2016. She has been named East Midlands Wedding Accessory Designer of the Year 2017 and was highly commended in the British Wedding Industry Awards this year.

These were added to the other biggie, Most Popular Shoe Designer Worldwide in the 2015 & 2016 Wedding Industry Experts Awards.

Amanda’s business Lace and Love continues to thrive as she designs and creates beautiful custom-made footwear from her home in Barrow. Her shoes featured in this year’s London Fashion Week and she has made her first pair of men’s custom-made shoes in tartan and tweed. With orders flowing in from the UK and other countries, she has taken on a member of staff. She has also received permission from Cath Kidston to use her fabric on shoes.

From initially creating wedding shoes, Amanda now designs footwear for graduations, parties and other special occasions.

“Shoes are a talking point,” she says. “People sometimes present me with a style they have seen and ask me to make it but I cannot do that as styles are copyrighted. I can make something similar, but not the same.”

For more of Amanda’s styles, see

Lindsay Ord