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Loving how my long-time friend, Kelley’s, wedding turned out in Rome, Georgia! Kelley and Kevin wanted a vintage country chic wedding and I do believe they pulled it off with flying shades of pink, turquoise and purple! What a pleasure to be a part of their special day and Pam Jones from Paris Mountain Photography did an amazing job with the photos. Check out some of the custom details from emma j design. The bride did a lot of DYI decor and it was all stunning and colorful in person.

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Categories: real weddings, wedding invitations
We are making progress on the nursery and working on custom artwork for the walls. Here are a few ideas we are tossing around.
My Grandmother Lillian’s famous quote
In honor of Mr. Giraffe in the nursery, I scoured through all of my favorite Frank songs to find this rare gem. Ironically, this song was written within a month of Patrick and I being born in 1981.
Loved this find from Pinterest – I reworked the quote to incorporate Rhett’s signature pattern.

Compliments of my dear friend, Erin from Be True Designs. She designed this handsome artwork for my upcoming baby shower invitation. LOVE.

My daddy and I danced to Moon River on my wedding day so I found this was fitting. Johnny Mercer is from Savannah and I grew up playing the piano out of my mom’s old Mancini piano book.

My husband picked out this song lyric from one of his favorite bands, The Blue Dogs.
and last but not least, our own cameos as children around the same age 

I’m also breaking out the watercolors to work on 4 how-to prints:
How to tie a bowtie like a southern gentleman…
How to tie a square knot like a good fisherman…
How to throw a curve ball like Daddy…
How to shag like your parents…

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Categories: interiors
By popular demand, emma j design is introducing a Savannah Collection of wedding invitations including some of Savannah’s landmarks and signature southern elements. All invitations are available in both flat and luxurious letterpress printing. To place an order for your upcoming lowcountry wedding, please email emily@emmajdesign.com or stop by local retailer, La Paperie on Whitaker Street to take a look at samples and paper choices. The ladies at La Paperie would love to work with you! Don’t see the landmark you’re looking for? We can create it for you!

Artwork Copyrighted 2011 by emma j design

Artwork Copyrighted 2011 by emma j design

Artwork Copyrighted 2011 by emma j design

Artwork Copyrighted 2011 by emma j design
Artwork Copyrighted 2011 by emma j design

Artwork Copyrighted 2011 by emma j design
Artwork Copyrighted 2011 by emma j design

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Categories: wedding invitations

Introducing ‘pouf‘ – Designer handmade pillows made in South Georgia. One of my favorite all-time clients contacting me to develop a brand for her new line of ultra chic and designer pillows. Of course I will be one of her first customers – cannot WAIT to see what she comes up with! Her colorful and chipper personality shows through with the choice of bold orange while showing her sophisticated tastes with the addition of the chocolate brown – Think Hermes. We worked on just the right font and even make a few adjustments so we have a one-of-a-kind look for pouf. Round business cards complete the ensemble and will grace the pillows on display. Stay tuned for more developments on pouf.

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Categories: branding
It’s about time! Time for me to finally design and decide on my own letterpress stationery. I just received a beautiful package of custom letterpressed stationery from my wonderful printer (Fireside Printing) and I could not be more thrilled with the results. The wardrobe is 2 pieces: A7 Flat Notes with a fretwork board and EM interlocking letters in addition to a small 4Bar Flat Card with my name in calligraphy by the talented Bride Whelan. I plan to use the larger cards for longer notes and correspondence and the smaller cards for quick notes and enclosure cards. We printed the wardrobe in my signature seaglass blue color on 220lb double weight Crane Lettra. Let me know if you are interested in placing an order for custom letterpress stationery for yourself – it is the ultimate treat! emily@emmajdesign.com

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Categories: in the life of..., letterpress, stationery