Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Good afternoon!

I have a confession: I DVR episodes of Bridezillas, and it is hysterical! I don't know where these people come from, because I have never had the misfortune of meeting ANYONE like these women. One part that I find interesting about the show, however, is that there really isn't a focus on the invitations or announcements.

Unfortunately, I think a lot of people put off invitations until the last second. Aside from the exchanging of vows, the rest of your wedding day/weekend is a party for your guests. Wouldn't you want your guests to get the absolute best first impression of a party you are throwing?

Unlike on Bridezillas, I promise I won't misspell your name :)


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Babies, babies, babies!

Good evening!
I just found out that another friend of mine is pregnant. That makes 4 current expecting mothers. I think these things usually occur in 3's, so that means 2 more people connected to me out there in the universe are knocked up and just haven't shared the news :)

Congrats, ladies! This is such a fantastic time. With new babies, come birth announcements, all sorts of invitations (christenings, birthday parties, graduations) excuses for awesome Christmas cards, etc! The fun is just beginning, and I am here to help you show the world how much fun and blessed your life is.

Keep me posted!

Friday, January 9, 2009


With the wedding season coming up just around the corner, it's time for all my Summer brides to start thinking about what they want their loved ones to receive in the mail as the first impression of an amazing day.

I am currently offering a 15% discount off your total order from me for weddings taking place May-September 2009. This includes invites, programs, thank yous, and all things paper that you may need my assistance in creating!

What a wonderful opportunity for me to get to work with such amazing people!


Lindsey & Troy

Over my brief trip home to Kentucky for Christmas, I was able to see Lindsey and Troy get married. The church, Anchor Baptist, is absolutely stunning, and Lindsey's family did a fantastic job transforming Anchor's recreation room into a gorgeous reception venue.

The happy couple's photographer was JoAnna Liston. She really captured the spirit of the day and the love and spirituality these two share together. Check out the slideshow she posted on her site of Lindsey and Troy. The very first image is the invitation I designed and assembled for their special day.

Lindsey and Troy - Best of luck in your new life together. Love you!
JoAnna - Awesome job. Keep it up!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bridal Expo!

Good morning!
On Sunday, January 25, I am headed to Bethesda, Maryland for a bridal expo to help my friend, Michael Connor set up his booth for wedding photography. He is an amazing photographer of weddings, engagements, babies, etc.

I've only been to one of these things as a spectator, never as a vendor, so I'm really excited to get to meet various brides and hear all about their ideal wedding days. I am also helping Michael on Sunday, February 1, at the Dulles Bridal Expo in Virginia. If you live in the area, come out and see us. If you have an upcoming life-altering event, come book us! These expos truly are an amazing/interesting experience with TONS of vendors (cake, photography, video, DJ, hotels, limos, etc.) You could have your whole wedding planned and booked in just one day.

Please join my Facebook group Embellished by Emily if you haven't yet. I hope to have stuff posted on there as I create it.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Welcome to the many musings of Emily at Embellished by Emily. It is in this little forum that I hope to share with everyone the beauty of creativity and imagery. For whomever is thinking about working with me to convey a particular message or meaning in their special day, I want you to know (and you will after reading these entries) that you can come to me with ANY idea or change you wish to make.

This whole business is built around making you happy.

Hope to talk with you soon!