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
Auguri to George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, who were married in Venice on September 27!
Photo via Il Giornale di Vicenza
The Oscar-winning actor/director, 53, and London-based human rights attorney, 36, met in Italy last September, so it's only fitting that they became husband and wife in the city of amore. They tied the knot at Aman Canal Grande Venice, arriving by vintage water taxis as a crowd of fans cheered along the canal. Clooney's close friend (and the former mayor of Rome) Walter Vetroni officiated the ceremony. This evening, the couple and their guests will enjoy a five-course dinner and dancing, and they'll cap off the evening with late-night drinks and fireworks by the pool.
The star-studded guest list includes Rande Gerber and his wife Cindy Crawford, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso, Bono, Bill Murray, Anna Wintour, Richard Kind, and Ellen Barkin.
Being engaged has its stressful moments... but it also allows you some special privileges you'll likely never experience again. Read on for 10 weird pre-wedding things you won't be able to get away with forever.
1. Proudly give your STD to everyone you know.
(That's a "save the date," if you're new at this.)
2. Send people a list of $5,000 worth of gifts that you'd like to receive.
3. Invite a bunch of people to a party and tell them they better not wear jeans or one specific color.
4. Get people to plan expensive parties in your honor and shower you with gifts.
Are you hoping to drown yourself in love and delicious California cuisine in wine country? Looking to escape to New York to find the beauty in the urban jungle and each other? Maybe you're setting out to sea or have designs for the ultimate romantic trip to Paris. No matter where you're headed after the wedding, you'll want to keep fights at bay. See four common travel pitfalls that every newlywed faces and solutions to help you avoid them now!
Photo Credit: iStock
The risk: Even if you live together, a romantic getaway means more quality time than you're used to — which is the whole point! Still, spending every waking minute with each other could lead to petty bickering.
The resolution: Consider activities you can each do on your own. Maybe you want to take a yoga class, while your significant other plays golf. Or, spend the morning exploring the local shops, while your partner heads to the gym. If you know friends in the area, plan to get a drink with them one night before dinner just to mix things up.
The reward: You'll appreciate your time together even more.
2. High Sex-pectations
The risk: Whether on a honeymoon or a trip to celebrate an anniversary, couples can feel the pressure to perform between the sheets. If it's not happening more than usual, resentment or discontent can build.