One of the most sought after jewellers in the luxury style set, including a personal favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge herself, Kiki McDonough epitomizes timeless style through her vibrant and wearable pieces perfect for the style-wise bride. Bridebook was lucky enough to chat with Kiki to get the inside scoop on how to accentuate your wedding day outfit with your jewellery.
Besides the rings, if you could only wear one piece of wedding day jewellery, what would it be?
Earrings to light up and frame the face!
What is your absolute favourite wedding day jewellery piece?
A tiara. Your wedding day is the only time you can wear one, and they are the most beautiful pieces of jewellery.
Colour is a definitive part of your design style – what are some different ways a bride could incorporate colour into her wedding day outfit?
Lots of brides choose blue topaz jewellery. It is a wonderful colour because you can wear it afterwards which is very important. I think it is a shame never to wear your wedding day jewellery again.
If a bride wants to keep her ceremony jewellery to the minimum, what are some recommendations for incorporating jewellery pieces at other points of the day and night?
We sell pretty little diamond hoops which are perfect for during the day, and brides can then add drops for the evening.
Or if you really want to add some sparkle for the dance floor, a lovely colourful multi-gemstone necklace is sure to be a show-stopper!
What is the most creative way you have seen blue incorporated into a bride’s wedding day outfit for her ‘something blue’, and how would you recommend a bride do that through her jewellery?
We sell beautiful blue topaz heart pendants and matching earrings surrounded by diamonds. One recent bride wore the blue pendant herself and then bought her bridesmaids matching necklaces, but each one was given a different stone to suit their individual colouring.
What type of jewellery did you wear on your wedding day?
I wore a diamond Fleur De Lis brooch belonging to my mother (something old and borrowed), and a little pair of blue topaz earrings (something new and blue).
What was your favourite moment from your wedding and your #1 wedding planning tip for brides to be today?
My favourite moment was leaving the house with my Father, as I really felt I was leaving home for the start of a very exciting new chapter.
My advice would be to always try to take a slow pace throughout the day – it goes so quickly so try to absorb it all and not let it wiz by in a complete flash.