Jimmy Choo Bridal; Finding The ‘One’

Eliza Scarborough   |   26-05-2017

‘When finding the right pair of shoes for your big day, it is an emotional and personal response. Similar to the dress decision, when you know, you know! Every bride will have their own personal fantasy and vision, so when they find a shoe that fulfils this it if often an immediate reaction. Finding a shoe that makes you feel and look like yourself on your wedding day is also key.’ Sandra Choi, Creative Director

For 2017, the Jimmy Choo Bridal Collection offers a wardrobe underpinned by timeless and classic elegance with accents of fashion forward detailing. Realised in a delicate colour scheme of dusty pink, ivory and champagne glitter, the exquisite bridal styles continue to entice and delight.

With your accessories being such an integral part of your big day look, Jimmy Choo has plenty of options, allowing them to dress every style of bride. From the Lance, whose intricate straps delicately encase the foot, or the simple sophistication in the form of two-strap metallic Talia, to Lucy and Romy, the embodiment of a modern-day pump, every shoe has their perfect partner in the form of bejewelled minaudieres or sleek clutch bags.

Those seeking something more dramatic can find unexpected twists on classic designs. Kami and Kerry incorporate a flamboyant pleated fan on an otherwise subtle strappy sandal, while the lace and satin corset upper on the Freya peep-toe bootie mixes delicate femininity with impactful style, and here Sandra exclusively sketches the beautiful bootie for us.

Not forgetting the groom, your other half can be tempted with a suite of stylish designs. The timeless tasselled Foxley loafer or the understated John are elegant options, or otherwise Fred’s luxurious velvet bow allows the groom to be the perfect suitor for the fashion forward bride.

For a personal touch, the Bridal Collection is further enhanced by the Jimmy Choo Made-to-Order service. Brides are offered an alluring suite of signature styles that can be custom made in a myriad of colours, textures and finishes. Additionally, for the ultimate keep-sake, brides can also personalise the sole of their shoe to include their initials or a or their wedding date. Bags are a recent addition to the Made-to-Order selection, allowing brides for the first time to add a personalised date or monogram to the interior of bag.

Sandra Choi, the woman behind the mega brand and beautiful shoes, which in the early 2000’s was canonised on Sex and the City when Carrie Bradshaw famously proclaimed, ‘Wait, I lost my Choo!’ shares her wisdom for finding the right pair of shoes.

‘People often forget that the pictures you have taken on your wedding day will last a lifetime and be something you share with future generations.’ So, with this in mind, and the fact that all will be captured on your big day, the Creative Director advises brides to opt for timeless styles. ‘You don’t want to compete with the dress, but complement it. Your shoes should complete your look.’

Of course, Choi considers that not everything is just about how your shoes look, ‘comfort is also an important consideration as you will be standing for a long time and if you are anything like me you will be dancing the night away! The last thing you want to distract you is feeling uncomfortable in your shoes so know what heel height works for you.’

The diminutive designer knows that 100mm is her perfect height, and will carry her through from day to night, but not without wearing them in beforehand. ‘Wear your shoes in the house before the big day to get used to them. Don’t put them on for the first time the morning of your wedding.’