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
Have you done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yet? While we've seen some amazing videos come out of this groundbreaking charity initiative — watch some of our faves here, here and here — Shelby Muha's Facebook nomination was truly life-changing because it was the moment when she got engaged to Justin Davidson!
Watch as she braces herself for the freezing-cold water, only to open her eyes and find her boyfriend waiting on bended knee with a different kind of ice:
We love that the bride-to-be douses her fiance before jumping into his embrace! Congratulations to the Manhattan, Kansas couple.
How far would you go to save money on your wedding? One Florida-based couple is trying to raise $30,000 for their big day by pitching it as the ultimate out-of-the-box sponsorship opportunity for corporate brands.
Photo Credits: SponsorOurWedding.com
Courtney McKenzie tells Buzzfeed that she came up with the idea after she and her fiancé Jamil started researching wedding costs. “When we first got engaged we knew we didn’t want to have a big wedding. After we put it down on paper we knew we couldn’t afford it, either," she says.
Instead, the travel aficionados decided to elope in Thailand this upcoming December. They will get married in a traditional Thai garden ceremony, followed by a private reception dinner with dancers and fireworks. The enterprising bride used her career experience as an entrepreneur and digital media consultant to devise a marketing strategy around their 11-day itinerary.
According to a new National Marriage Project study conducted by the University of Virginia, your marriage happiness can be impacted by the decisions you make before tying the knot. Researchers asked 418 married couples to divulge intimate details about themselves and their relationship. Here, the surprising results.
1. Size Matters
While that intimate destination wedding in Hawaii may look oh-so alluring, research has shown that hosting a big wedding may be a good indicator that you will have a successful marriage. According to the findings, 47% of couples who said their "I dos" with 150 or more guests reported greater satisfaction and overall happiness compared to 31% of couples who hosted a wedding with 50 or fewer attendees.
But interestingly, this has nothing to do with budget — the researchers controlled for income and came to the same conclusion. Bradford Wilcox, the director of the National Marriage Project, explains “One possibility here is that couples with larger networks of friends and family may have more help and encouragement in navigating the challenges of married life. Note, however, this finding is not about spending lots of money on a wedding party, it's about having a good number of friends and family in your corner.”