Southern Spotlight: Heart for Art

Southern Spotlight: Heart for ArtThese botanical beauties became bestsellers, and after receiving several commissions for canvas recreations of bridal bouquets, the artist realized she had established something of a signature collection. Emily has since moved further into the wedding industry, designing invitations that include her whimsical hand lettering, as well as pen-and-ink drawings of charming churches and even first homes.

“Without the unique cultural emphasis on weddings here in the South, I’m not sure EJA would have had the same trajectory,” she says. “It’s the personal aspect that I love so much—preserving a memory through a work of art.” 

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By Elizabeth Bonner Czapski
Photography by John O’Hagan