In an instant—everything changed

In an instant—everything changed

I was a 4th grade teacher on maternity leave with my first child – Brooke.  I planned on heading back into the classroom after Christmas Break. Holding this little bundle of joy, my heart grew and I knew I couldn’t go back to teaching.  I did not want to be away from the house from 5:30 am to 5pm every day. When would I sleep? Grade papers? Create creative lessons? And most importantly, spend time with my daughter and husband?

It all changed for Nicole with Emery Ann Design

Over coffee, while holding my little girl in my arms, my husband and I made a plan for our little family.  Taking my hobby of designing wedding invitations for friends and family over the past five years and turning it into a successful business.  This business would give me the freedom to be home with my daughter, create beautiful custom pieces of work for loving couples, and get more sleep than I would while teaching, all while meeting my financial responsibility for our family. 

From that day, we started planning Emery Ann Design and how it would change our lives for the better!  The past two years I have worked to create a style for Emery Ann Design, not just creating any wedding invitations, but creating beautiful, classic wedding invitations for couples who want to show off their personality.  Have something a little extra special, filled with lots of love.  

Classic Wedding Invitation with Addressed Envelopes for Chicago Wedding at Galleria Marchetti by Emery Ann Design
Monogram Wedding Invitation at Gallery 1500 in Chicago by Emery Ann Design
Mauve Wedding Invitations for Chicago Wedding at Winnetka Community House

While creating these beautiful pieces of art, I ensure you are using the proper wording and etiquette.  I guide you through the world of wedding etiquette, step-by-step, from who is hosting your wedding day to how to address each guest envelope.  All while having a stress-free experience and receiving a beautiful box of wedding paper goods designed just for you to celebrate one of the most important days of your lives with your loved ones and friends — your wedding day!

I had no idea, in that moment, holding my little girl, that my life would change forever. Or even more shockingly, just how much it would change and how many people I would be able to touch and help celebrate love!

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Fueled by equal parts caffeine and passion, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that make you stop, smile and ask time to please slow down. Your story, your love, is beautiful and I can’t wait to capture it in images you will treasure for years to come. 

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