Wedding Chicks Feature: Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 Collection

I am so excited to let you know that we've been featured over on Wedding Chicks today! Last year I had the privilege of helping my friend Emma (the visionary behind Emma Katzka Bridal) with her Spring 2017 look book shoot. Emma's pieces are just gorgeous and have been winning hearts left and right.

Be sure to head on over to Wedding Chicks and take a peek at her collection!

xoxo, Stacia

Sparkle La Vie - Because Every Bride Deserves to Sparkle

The accessories in this post were sent to me by Sparkle La Vie in exchange for my honest opinion.

Sparkle La Vie Jewelry - because every bride deserves to sparkle on her wedding day.

Bridal jewelry is something that comes up often in my conversations with my brides. I've been asked for my opinions and advice through a slew of questions. What should they wear? Their grandmother's necklace that was passed down to them to honor her memory? A bracelet that the groom gave them early in their relationship? Would jewelry detract from the beauty of the dress?

The heart behind all of these questions, however, is "what should I wear that still feels like 'me'?"

As much as brides enjoy getting dressed up and having their hair and makeup done, all of them still want to look and feel like themselves on their big days. This means that every decision they make in regards to their attire can feel like a huge decision.

Recently I've fallen in love with a company the holds designs that could meet the needs of pretty much any bride (unless you hate sparkles, then I guess this might not be the right approach for you.) This company is named Sparkle La Vie and boy are they not lying when they use the word sparkles. Their accessories sparkle to the heavens!

The other beautiful thing about these accessories is that brides that love sparkle should be able to easy find an accessory that matches their color palette, provides them a hint of sparkle, but also doesn't take their outfit over the top. I love wearing the Blair Studs with jeans and a t-shirt looks on days when I'm just chilling, or putting them on with a dressier outfit and wearing them out on a date. (I'm also positive that many of my couples will see me wearing them on their wedding days.) They're perfect for everything!

The Cinderella Stars Ring might be worn a little less often by me since I have my wedding bands already to add a bit of shine to my daily attire, but it's still a gorgeous statement ring that will be very fun to pull out for special occasions.

Every bride should be able to feel like herself on her wedding day, and accessories can be a huge part of that. I think that the options brides have from Sparkle La Vie are beautiful, timeless pieces that will help the bride's beauty shine even more. (Or maybe the bride and her bridesmaids. Because bridesmaids need love, too.)

What would you choose to wear on your wedding day? Are there any pieces on the Sparkle La Vie website that capture your attention?

Sparkle La Vie Jewelry - because every bride deserves to sparkle on her wedding day.
Sparkle La Vie Jewelry - because every bride deserves to sparkle on her wedding day.
Sparkle La Vie Jewelry - because every bride deserves to sparkle on her wedding day.
Sparkle La Vie Jewelry - because every bride deserves to sparkle on her wedding day.
Sparkle La Vie Jewelry - because every bride deserves to sparkle on her wedding day.

I think that Possibly, Maybe, I'm Falling for You (Rugged Planet Shop Feature)

I was provided this art piece by Rugged Planet in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Rugged Planet art shop feature + giveaway!

"I think that possibly, maybe, I'm falling for you. Yes there's a chance that I've fallen quite hard over you." - Landon Pigg, Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop

With Valentine's Day coming up tomorrow, and the little extra bit of love that seems to be in the air right now, I've been enjoying my share of hearts and succulents (my preference to roses.) Whenever Michael and I get reminiscent of our relationship, there are a couple songs that we go to, but only one that truly makes us both feel all the feelings; Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop. It was a song that fell into our lives during the early stages of our relationship and slowly threaded its way into our relationship as "our song" before it eventually became our first dance song.

Michael and I have always been the out of the box couple, so it shouldn't have surprised anyone when we chose an out of the box first dance song, but it did. (No matter what you do, something about your wedding day will surprise someone.) Some people thought it was an odd choice, but it us, it couldn't have been more perfect.

You see, we really did fall in love at a coffee shop. (In a really small, college town, where the coffee shop owner was a little too nosy and plugged in some Christmas lights, flipped out the overhead lights, and said something about "ambiance" as he left the two of us alone in the side room of his shop during our second coffee outing. I don't remember what he said because I'm pretty sure I was beet red. We were firmly "just friends" in my head at the time.)

The quirky lyrics of this song match perfectly with our slow realization that we were both falling in love with each other (something incredibly obvious to all of our friends that only became evident to us when we were separated by distance over a school break and spent almost every evening of that break talking until the wee hours of the morning.)

Thus, when Brittney, the brilliant creative behind Rugged Planet mentioned that she was looking to offer her skills to the wedding market and wondered if I would like to see the quality of her work myself with a custom quote, I couldn't help but think that 1) that sounded like a delightful collaboration and, 2) this was the quote I wanted. Now it hangs on the wall in Michael's and my bedroom, constantly reminding us of all the stages our relationship has been through.

This print arrived from Brittney packaged incredibly safely and is painted on a nice, heavy cardstock that makes the print feel very high-quality. (Which her work is.) I love that Brittney created Rugged Planet out of a passion to sell art that was affordable for everyone coupled with the desire to donate parts of the proceeds to environmental charities.

Brittney offers a wide variety of beautiful calligraphy quotes to more abstract prints in her Etsy shop - so there is something available for everyone! She is so fun to follow on Instagram because it's always a surprise to see what she's creating next.

If you're a bride looking for help with your wedding related details, you can go to Brittney for help with any calligraphy related tasks (envelope addressing, escort cards, place cards, wedding signs, thank you cards, monograms, etc.) She is also very open to taking custom requests and I can only imagine the types of epic custom art pieces she could create for your event!

If you love Brittney's calligraphy as much as I do, you should be sure to head on over to Paper Swallow Events' Instagram where we're giving one of you the chance to win a custom calligraphy print of your own! Good luck!

However, if you see something in her shop that you love, you should definitely snatch it up with the code HAPPYVDAY for $5 off of $25+ between 2/13-2/20. I'd take advantage of it, if I were you! :)

What quote would you choose if you chose one?

Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 Collection Styled Shoot at The Gadsden House

Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.

Towards the end of last summer, I had the privileged of being part of my friend Emma Katzka's lookbook shoot to announce her Spring 2017 collection. Emma's headpieces are some of my very favorites, and I had so much fun helping her style this shoot! The pieces have already been shared over on Green Wedding Shoes, but I thought I would share some of my very favorite pieces and photographs from this fun shoot. (Though, honestly, it was SO hard to choose favorites. Can I get married again a million times - to Michael - so that I can wear all of Emma's headpieces? haha)

The vendors that joined in on this shoot to style Emma's pieces are all so talented and easy to work with, which made the day even more enjoyable. I highly recommend that you take a peek at all of them after looking through these photos!

Which headpiece would you choose to wear?

xoxo, Stacia

Vendors:

Photographer: Rachel Red Photography  |  Headpieces + Jewelry: Emma Katzka Bridal  |  Venue: The Gadsden House  |  Styling + Coordination: Paper Swallow Events  |  Florist: On a Limb Florals  |  Dresses: Lena Medoyeff Bridal  | Hair + Makeup: Meg Workman  |  Model: Sarah Louise/Directions Modeling Agency  | Shoes: Jimmy Choo/Fearne

Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
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Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.
Emma Katzka's Spring 2017 collection lookbook styled shoot by Emma Katzka, Rachel Red Photography, and Paper Swallow Events in Charleston, SC.

Happy New Year!

Happy 2017 to all of our amazing couples!

Being part of your wedding days last year made for some of the very best days of our entire 2016 and we cannot wait to be part of so many more special days in 2017! We always feel so honored when a couple decides to trust us to help them down the path towards their big day and get such joy from seeing the happy smiles on their faces as they enjoy their wedding. Learning your stories and creating a day that reflects your personalities make this job feel like a dream. Thank you for always making us feel like part of the family and for trusting us with your wedding day!

Let's make 2017 a great one!

xoxo, Stacia