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One of our most favorite things to do at the shoppe is create modern, customized, gorgeous stationary wardrobes for couples to celebrate the most exciting day of their lives: their wedding. First things are always first when it comes to this – getting to know the couple, deciding what elements are important to them to convey in their style, and then creating an idea that truly embodies their unique originality.

Emily was recently asked to be featured in Southern Bride for her wedding work, and she couldn’t have been more obliged.

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Are you getting married soon, or do you know someone getting married soon? It would be our pleasure to set up a consultation for their own custom stationary wardrobe. Emily’s vision can cater to any sense of style or any overall feeling a couple wishes to create. Your wedding means so much to you, it’s our goal to make sure that every aspect of it is perfectly displayed the way you want! After all, it’s the party of a lifetime.

Pick up your own copy of Southern Bride Winter / Spring 2016 on newsstands now!

XO,

EmilyMcCarthy001

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Categories: wedding invitations

Miss Natalie contacting me to design her custom wedding invitations inspired by her love of equestrian and the ceremony location: her family home and gardens. Natalie let me run with the design and I was SO excited when she loved it as much as I did. It is one thing to see an invitation on the computer, but to see it come to life in beautiful engraving – it is truly to-die-for!  Natalie wasn’t necessarily a monogram gal, but she wanted something inspired by her love of equestrian and adorned with garden splendor. We engraved the design in Gold on 6-Ply Heavy Cardstock. The color pop was a pale Mint color and also lined the envelopes.

To inquire about full wedding commissions hello@emilymccarthy.com

Equestrian-Inspired Wedding Invitations by Emily McCarthy

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Categories: wedding invitations

Due the popularity of the  MONOGRAM ETIQUETTE GUIDE and INVITATION ETIQUETTE GUIDE, we decided to work up a lovely little WEDDING INVITATION 101 Guideline to share!

Over at EMMA J DESIGN, we often receive questions about stationery format, etiquette and types of products available. We thought this would help everyone know the various wedding invitation items available custom suites.

hello@emmajdesign.com if you would like to know more about our custom wedding commissions.

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Categories: downloads, etiquette, wedding invitations

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
Over the years, I have assisted party hostesses, brides and wedding planners with invitation etiquette and wording. In order to spread the word about invitation etiquette, I have created this handy guide to wording, dos and don’ts. Feel free to share, pin or study for your next event!
Custom invitations are available through EMMA J DESIGN.

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  1. The Dumpy Duchess says

    woo hoo! I found a fellow style blogger in Savannah! Beautiful blog! Loved this post. I'm definitely following you! I hope you'll visit my blog and follow me too!


    August 10, 2012
  2. Manners first says

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    August 10, 2012
  3. Courtney says

    What a charming way to ensure we remember our manners!


    September 20, 2012
  4. Cocktails & Lace says

    Love this! Thanks for sharing and letting us re-share. http://cocktailsandlace.com/2012/09/30/invitation-etiquette/


    September 30, 2012
Categories: etiquette, invitations, wedding invitations
I had the pleasure of working with the beautiful Emily Yocco and her fiancé Alex on their October wedding. Sebrell Smith Designer Events did an amazing job on their wedding! Emily wanted something different for her wedding invitation and loved the look of calligraphy. We printed the design on 220lb Crane Lettre in a rich black on ecru. We also designed the back pattern from illustrating the flowers on Emily’s custom wedding gown. Alex created/designed the original disposable flask and has become quite successful – they added a custom monogram to the flasks as favors to their guests. Email me hello@emilymccarthy.com if you are interested in a similar design!
  

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  1. HTGrant says

    Emily that is absolutely stunning! So beautiful – I can just feel that letterpress texture now! Amazing : )


    May 3, 2012
Categories: 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
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
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
Check out the latest Spanish Moss Wedding invitations for Amy and Jacob. The couple wanted an invitation that represented the southern elegance of Savannah along with a personalized touch like the monogram of interlocking Bs for their last names. The invitations were letterpressed on 100% cotton Crane Ecru Paper.

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  1. JMW says

    Oh, I'm in love with the Spanish moss design – gorgeous!


    August 4, 2011
  2. Laura says

    these are beautiful. do you do anything the pinapples?


    August 25, 2011
Categories: letterpress, wedding invitations