What We Do…
Emerald Invitations provides a distinctive combination of custom and catalog invitations, as well as hand and machine calligraphy, designed to make your wedding day memorable and uniquely yours. We work hard to ensure each piece is designed and executed with the highest quality craftsmanship and reflects each couple’s own style and personality. Contact us today for a private appointment.
“I cannot speak highly enough about Emerald Invitations. After wasting my time for weeks with another shop, a friend recommended Emerald Invitations. I live in another state so I was a little hesitant to work with someone so far away at first. I’m so glad I did!”Kate, Wedding: 09/28/2013
” I can’t speak highly enough of the quality and service these guys deliver. They hit the perfect balance of flexibility in customizing whatever we wanted, while providing guidance to help us figure out what that actually was!”Stephanie, Wedding: 09/21/2013
“What a wonderful and fun team Mike and Chris are!!! We had know idea what we were doing in picking out our invitations etc. and they were so patient and kind!!”Gena, Wedding: 07/19/2013
“Great experience working with them! They were very helpful when we went to their store to look at invitations. They were very responsive to all of my questions and the invitations came out beautifully.”Amy, Wedding: 07/06/2013
Interesting News and Happenings
The thrill of trying on a wedding dress is a cherished experience for many brides. Take it from Ruth Sullivan, who at the age of 92, finally got that princess moment she had been longing for her entire life.
"I like something with a full skirt and I like glamour," Sullivan told The Today Show.
The Frankfort, Kentucky native married her husband, Norman Sullivan, in Columbus, Ohio in the year 1946. World War II had ended, and there weren't too many big weddings at that time, so she didn't get to wear a grand white wedding dress, although they did spring for a hotel stay to celebrate her nuptials.
Sadly, Norman passed away in 2004, but throughout their 58-year marriage, Ruth always wondered, “What if?”
"I really wanted to know if I would look pretty. It was something that I never got to do and I just wanted the experience of trying them [wedding gowns] on," Sullivan tells us.
Thanks to the help of Second Wind Dreams — a foundation whose goal is to change the perception of aging — and David's Bridal, she enjoyed a fun-filled day trying on beautiful wedding gowns with her loved ones in attendance.
“Our elders had lives and a story to tell. Some of them want to relive their past and some want to do something they never got to do — like Ruth wearing a wedding dress,” says Candice Beaty, the Managing Director of Second Wind Dreams.
Photo Credit: Hoffer Photography
When the words “holiday” and “wedding” come together in the same sentence, what comes to mind? A goth Halloween ball? An ugly Christmas sweater party? If you’re European, perhaps you think simply of a honeymoon. While New Year’s Eve weddings are nothing new, there is a consistent trend of couples striving for an event to remember, aiming to differentiate their nuptials from the rest.
One advantage to planning a holiday wedding is an instant theme. The season lends itself to a distinct color palette and design direction — but how do you create an elegantly themed atmosphere without going too kitsch or campy? The answer lies in delicate balance and unexpected details. Consulting with a professional planner can help keep you on track and ensure your event comes across as you.
Here are four different holiday wedding themes and tips on how to incorporate subtle yet impactful décor details into your big day.