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Ever since we laid eyes on Jewel Kade™ jewelry we’ve been obsessed! It all started a couple of weeks ago at the Marry Me in Milford bridal show hosted by our fab friend Gina of Gina’s Bridal. Knowing what jewelry whores we are, Gina located us right next to Jewel Kade™ jewelry….she’s quite shrewd that way.  So by the end of the show we quite literally fell in love with all things JK as well as its Style Reps. Natalie and Heidi! We had to know more-so, that same week we met with Natalie who completely swooned us with the JK story. Here’s why: 

Janet Kinkade is the designer and creator of Jewel Kade™. She’s also a wife and mother of 5 children! Janet built a career designing incredible window displays for Nordstrom department stores. Now, her whole family is involved in making Jewel Kade™ a huge success! She is a master of her materials which are canvas based original artwork, Swarovski® rhinestone crystals, beveled and hand cut glass, and embellished with real crushed glass glitter from Germany! And- made in the USA. yea! 

We die for them. I came to work the day after our Executive Kit arrived and Shannon was literally wearing every charm! Everyday we spread out all our JK booty on the table to pick and choose  which we are going to wear for the day. 

We are now offering them to Emplume™ brides who want to really personalize their bouquets for themselves  and/or their maids and have a fabulous gift to give at the same time. These are so perfect because each has so much personality and a gorgeous handmade quality. Maids feel incredibly special when so much thought is put into choosing their perfect  bouquet charm. 

Perfect petite initial charm!

Perfect petite glimmering initial*

Your new *sparkling* initial 

Your new *sparkling* initial!

You get to wear them after the wedding as one of the hottest fashion accessories… 

Your favorite necklace afterward!

There are over 50 unique charms to choose from and many more seasonal limited edition creations to ooh and awe your friends. { like the 4 leaf clover “lucky” charm I just had to have for my daughter’s St. Patty’s Day birthday!} 

Happy weekend all!
♥Carrie
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There are so many great things happening at Emplume™ headquarters & all of them will be shared with you very soon! But first I’m dying to share this uber exciting bit!

 You all know about Style Me Pretty right? It’s tag line “Obsessions for Brides” says it all.  A-ma-zing weddings from all over are featured there for brides ( & wedding lovers) to get super inspired by the beauty which is constantly on display here. Brides can also create inspiration boards and post them to share with everyone too. So Style Me Pretty has created a project called ‘Inspiration to Reality’ which allows wedding vendors from anywhere to come together as a team to make one of these inspiration boards a reality.  We were honored to be invited by our Detroit neighbor Tifany from Gourmet Invitations to be a part of the project: From Inspiration to Reality: The Design, II

 First- here’s the fabulous inspiration board submitted by Chiara:

Feathers and Fur

For the Las Vegas Desert Romance theme based on this “Fur & Feathers” inspiration board Shannon and I created a really special brides bouquet and boutonniere to match. The Inspiration Board has beautiful warm fur elements and worn smooth leather details with ‘just right’ sparkle and, of course, the bold sexy color in the peacock-eye feather and bridesmaid dress which we love. We arranged a simple composition of our gorgeous signature feather flowers© with crystal rhinestone centers. Faux-leathery leaves are glam’ed up with shimmering bronze and copper-glitter trims the perimeter of the bouquet. We then finished in a satin ribbon handle, peacock sword feathers and crystal sprays, each in the fabulous bold teal color. Finally to fully honor the “Aviator” / Vegas Desert theme, the bouquet handle is embellished with a crisscross detail of leather lacing. We named this amazing bouquet  Ginger© 🙂

These are a few of our favorite photos from the shoot by the so so talented Chelsea Nicole.  You can see the full photo gallery here!

 Some of our Emplume™ favorites…..

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And then of course we cannot get enough of this incredible, jaw dropping video by Jayse also of Chelsea Nicole that captures the making of the shoot. Please watch it- you won’t believe it!

This team oozes talent. We couldn’t be more proud to be listed among them! Check them out and give ’em some love 🙂

Coordination by Tracey of Your Las Vegas Wedding Concierge / Invitations by Tifany of Gourmet Invitations / Bouquet by Shannon & Carrie of Emplume Modern Couture Bouquets / Flowers and Design by Naakiti Floral Design / Photography by the FAB Chelsea Nicole / Film by Jayse, also of Chelsea Nicole / Venue: Springs Preserve / Chaivari Chairs + Table/Bench & Credenza by Sit on This Chair / Linen Rentals by Wildflower Linens / China Rentals by Unique Tabletop Rentals / Cake by Gimme Some Sugar Custom Cakes / Signature Drink by Dress the Drink / Fashion & Bridal by Couture Bride Salon / Shoes by Manolo Blahnik / Gown by VeraWang / Hair & Makeup by Allyson Stagg & Lauren Gardiner (makeup) Monet McRay (hair) – Las Vegas Style Sirens / Hair Accessories (peacock birdcage veil) by MUMO Custom Hair Accessories / Jewelry (necklace & deco bracelet): Carrie Hogan Stylist for Stella & Dot Jewelry / Decor accessories: ZGallerie / Models: Jesus Ochoa, Gabbi – RED Models Agency

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