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Ask any bride and she’ll agree – she can’t thank her bridesmaids enough for lending support during the most exciting time in her life! Hosting a bridesmaids luncheon is the perfect way to introduce bridesmaids who come from different cities and different friend groups, it’s also a beautiful way to express your gratitude!

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When we were asked to style a bridesmaid luncheon, there was nothing but excitement at the Emily McCarthy Shoppe. Weddings give us life around here, from paper products to custom monogramming and our brand new Registry Programme – they’re practically the tie that binds!

We drew our inspiration from something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. What we loved about this – is that all of these things could be represented in the classic ginger jar. They come in so many shapes and sizes, a centerpiece was born.

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Once the centerpieces made their places at the table, filling them with vibrant flowers was the easy touch that could take them from ornamental to truly sensational. As we continued the theme of bright pink to mix with the white and blue, we loved the variety that John Davis Florist selected. Instead of sticking with one type of flower for each ginger jar, we were blown away at the impact that the different types truly made as far as the statement went.

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(Lucite catch-all tray made to order with color and monogram specifics. A gift that will finally be used, and hasn’t been overdone at other weddings)IMG_7050(Custom linen cocktail napkins elevate the scene from a casual party to a real fete)
IMG_7051(Calligraphy done by our own Ashley Curry)
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(Capri tile invitation custom made // Inquire within!)

Pink, white, and blue on a lush green backdrop. Vibrant, yet not busy. Special, yet completely achievable. Our exclusive Capri Tile print makes its debut here and really steals the show! From the invitations, dinner napkins, and large pillows – this gorgeous print is bold and simple all at once. IMG_7141

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(Capri tile pillow might be our new favorite go-to gift to give!)IMG_7455

(See the capri tile stealing the show continually! This time in a larger lucite tray.)

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Sweet treats were quite literally the icing on the cake to bring our luncheon above and beyond. The fabulous artists at Gigi’s Cupcakes Savannah not only matched our colors perfectly, they utilized their creative abilities to make a special, sparkling touch. For even more details, be sure to pick up the latest copy of Savannah Weddings Magazine!

What would you like to see in a bridal luncheon?

Emily McCarthy

Photography: Sarah Buck

Florals: John Davis Florist

Linens and Dinnerware: Ranco Tent Rentals

Sweet Treats: Gigi’s Cupcakes Savannah

Hair: Parlor Blow Dry Bar

Make-up: Glow Medspa

Wardrobe: BleuBelle Boutique

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Categories: real weddings, savannah

At EMMA J DESIGN, we have been busy bees gearing up for Wedding Season! We just LOVE how Jessica and Jack’s custom wedding paper turned out for their October nuptials.

Bride Jessica is known for her fashion sense and true Southern traditions. We envisioned Garden and Gun meets New York Fashion Week. Jessica and Jack’s wedding was anything but standard and included details such as their Couture Monogram embroidered on linens, gold foil coasters and napkins. For the invitation wardrobe, we pressed their Couture Monogram into a luxurious double weight Crane paper and letterpressed hand lettered calligraphy by Bride Whelan in a taupe ink. The edges were gilded with gold foil and were divine!

Wedding Photographer : 6 of Four Photography

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  1. My Paradise Wedding says

    Hi Emma!

    The lavender wedding programs are absolutely beautiful. What a great idea to include lavender on the program itself. xx


    February 6, 2013
Categories: monograms, real weddings, wedding invitations

What a beautiful day this turned out to be! Or should I say, beautiful 3-day event celebrating the marriage of Deanna and Joe. The fabulous event was designed and coordinated by Sebrell Smith Designer Events and photographed by the talented Chia and Hon along with Bryan Stovall. You can also view the video from Savannah Wedding Films here. Here are a few shots from the wedding day and reception. The beautiful calligraphy was hand lettered by Bride Whelan. More details to come for the pre-wedding oyster roast and rehearsal dinner.

Custom engraved wedding invitations on Crane & Co. Ebony paper. Calligraphy by Bride Whelan.
Custom engraved wedding invitations on Crane & Co. Ebony paper. Calligraphy by Bride Whelan.

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon
Photo by Chia and Hon

Photo by Chia and Hon

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Categories: real weddings, wedding invitations
You may remember the beautiful magnolia inspired letterpress invitations of Jenn and Michael. 
I had the pleasure of working with Alysse Sweeney with MGE who did an amazing job on Jenn and Michael’s wedding at The Ford Plantation. We also had the help of The Monogram Place who did the stunning embroidery on the linens featured. All of the paper products compliments of yours truly at emma j design.  Beautiful photography by Mackensey Alexander.

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  1. Dixie Delights says

    everything is gorgeous!


    November 5, 2011
Categories: real weddings
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