(image by Cassandra Castaneda Photography)
We've only got a handful of weddings left this season, and it's going to be a bittersweet end. Why you may be wondering? First of all I love flowers, and I love weddings. Over the past six years we've created some beautiful events for our clients, and I couldn't be prouder of what this little business has achieved.
However having our little girl has changed things. It's changed me, and not in a bad way, but as anyone who's had a child can tell you, it makes you take a step back and re-evaluate things. After months of thought (7 1/2 months to be exact), I've come to a big decision. I'm entering a new (old) chapter of emmy-ray.
The roots of my business are in jewelry design, thus the reason I say new (old) chapter. I graduated in 2005 with a degree in metalsmithing and printmaking, and started working for a local artist creating her lovely serving pieces and jewelry. On the side I was also creating and selling my own designs, and loving every minute of it. I've decided it's time to get back to my roots as a jewerly and accessory designer. I've missed it over the past six years. The floral/wedding business has left me little to no time to make any new jewelry designs, and I am beyond excited to get back to exploring this creative realm.
But fear not, I of course cannot leave the wedding industry altogether. No, I love it way too much, and the community of people that I've gotten to know over the years. I'm also ecstatic to announce that along with everyday wearable/art jewelry designs I'll also be turning out a line of couture bridal accessories and jewelry. I love weddings, and brides, and making something beautiful for their day. I've dabbled for the past few years in creating fascinators, belts, boleros, and more, all hand sewn and assembled. I've had the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing vendors in Kansas City, and beyond, utilizing my accessories for some beautiful shoots. Hopefully as I grow this facet of my business I can bring you even more beautiful images featuring couture bridal accessories from emmy-ray.
(Image by Alea Lovely)
(Image by Cassandra Castaneda Photography)
(Image by Vicki Graffton Photography)
(Photo by Alea Lovely)
(image by Alea Lovely)
(image by Jana Marie Photography)
I'll still be booking a handful of floral jobs for 2015, and beyond, and eventually I plan to return to it full time again. I just love flowers way to much to ever leave it behind. I've loved working with all my past couples enough for letting me be a part of their day, and create beautiful memories with them. I can't wait to see what the future holds for emmy-ray, and thank you for your continued support in all my creative endeavors!
xo ~ Emily