February 11, 2018
Emma Katzka is the seriously talented mastermind behind a killer line of bridal accessories, and also one of my closest friends. Not only does she create gorgeous jewelry, but Emma has an uncanny way of being one step ahead of the trends. Her ideas force me to push my own creative boundaries, find inspiration in new places, and overall help me to become a better designer!
When Emma came to me with her mood board for this shoot, I was a little intimidated. I hadn’t had an opportunity to work with a moody color palette yet, and I wasn’t even sure where to begin! That is, until I stumbled across one of my now-favorite flowers, the Belle Epoque tulip. There is so much beautiful color variation in the Belle Epoque (you can get a good glimpse of it in the bouquet below, it’s the one with the caramel hue with touches of dusty rose), and I instantly knew that whatever I did, I just had to make it a focal point!
This bouquet might just be my favorite of all time! I wanted to capture the idea of the Dark Side of the Moon by using light, pretty blooms and gradually fading into a darker, more wild style. I added to the drama by using multiple tones of the same flower to help create a color gradient while keeping the textures and shapes similar throughout.
The purpose of this design was to complement Emma’s collection, which is seriously stunning! She named each piece after a different constellation or star, to tie everything in to the overall theme.
I’m super excited to share some of the pieces that I love the most, starting with my absolute favorite, the Sagittarius comb. Seriously, how unique is this comb! Ash & Co created the perfect marriage between a bun and a ponytail to complement this stunner.
The Scorpio headpiece is making all of my moody dreams come true with scalloped rows of clear, black and dark grey crystals. And would you check out that bracelet? Just a little touch of sparkle, but it adds the perfect amount of romance to that unbelievable black lace pattern.
The Aquarius tiara is the perfect way to add a hint of blush to your wedding day look with rose quartz and a hint of sparkle!
For a little variety, Ash gave Sarah Louise a ton of volume paired with romantic waves, which perfectly complemented that edgy lace top from Sweet Caroline.
Ready for some inspiration? Not only are Emma Katzka’s pieces totally swoon-worthy, but Rachel Red Photography took them up a notch with some seriously cool poses and compositions. Maybe it’s just me, but Sarah Louise looks like a beautiful enchanted forest princess, and a queen about to take over the world, all at once!
So, what do you think? Would you wow your guests with a moody, romantic color palette at your wedding? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Bridal Accessories: Emma Katzka
Photography: Rachel Red Photography
Venue: The Gadsden House
Bridal Gowns: Sweet Caroline
Hair & Makeup: Ash & Co
Rentals: Ooh! Events