Jason Becker is in a class of his own when it comes to leatherwork. His skill, attention to detail, eye for custom design, and love for quality work makes him everything a bride could need and want when trusting someone with such a vital part of her look on such a special day.
Here’s what the bride, Kylie, had to say about her special day: “I love my wedding shoes particularly because there are no others that are exactly like them. Jason was very easy to work with and made it a stress-free experience (which helps because weddings are far from stress-free). He kept me in the know on how long it would take and never kept me guessing. I have gotten so many compliments on the shoes and I have been able to refer a lot of people to him and his amazing work.” – Kylie Kelley
Check out this Q&A with Jason!
1. What does it mean to you to get to create someone’s wedding shoes?
“To me it’s an honor that I’ve been asked to be a participant in someone’s most special day. Not only am I making something for just that day, but it’s an item they wear/carry after the fact.”
2. This particular flower was one of your original designs…how did you come up with it?
“I normally look at designs from the leather crafters that I look up too, and then add my own twist to it so it’s is my style/design.”
3. What’s the hardest part about building shoes like this?
“Making sure to capture what the brides intended.”
4. What’s your favorite part about building shoes like this?
“Same reason I do this for a living; the pride it brings people to have a work of art.”
5. Did you add anything to this design that the bride didn’t come up with?
“Yes. The lacing down the center of the shoes was my idea. I wanted them to have a flair that I hadn’t put on any other shoe.”
6. Wasn’t there another piece to this special project?
“Her garter was the first one I’ve ever made. It was challenging to make and for it to function correctly and stay where it was supposed to. But I really like the concept. We even threw in a blue brand on it for her something blue.”
Look! Even the guests were wearing Jason’s work! (Oh wait…that’s me!)