Brookside engagement party - Wales, Tennessee

We get to be included in some really fun events for clients, but rarely are we invited guests! This summer engagement party was the exception, because it was one of our friends! The festivities took place at the brides parent's country home, Brookside, in Wales, Tennessee. Beautiful rolling hills, a Greek revival home built in 1845, yummy southern fare, and rosé flowing. It was personal, and inviting, and lovely on every level. Straight out of the pages of Garden & Gun magazine. In fact, the home was in the magazine at one point… See here. 

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Needless to say it was a joy to be a guest and also a joy to create all the graphics for the evening. Florence & Cooper are a lucky couple and we look forward to continuing the celebration up until their big day! 

Event Planning: Page & Windrow

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Full invitation suite with custom illustrations and calligraphy by Val Cole.

Full invitation suite with custom illustrations and calligraphy by Val Cole.

 

 

 

Nashville Map Save the Date / Francis wedding

Sometimes you just click with a client and this was definitely one of those occasions where it all just came together so smoothly. This concept of a modern monogram mixed with a local map, and vintage postage was right up our alley. We created a custom map backer and envelope liner that included locations special to the bride & groom. 

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The illustrations give such a personal tough to the save the date and add some whimsy. The cherry on top is the collection of vintage postage we sourced for the envelope. It fit perfectly, had such a fun mix of color, and really wowed guests. Stay tuned for the upcoming invitation!

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Envelope Calligraphy : Val Cole

Event Planner : Jenny Corts

Brockman wedding / Pontotoc Farm - Franklin, Tennessee

Oh happy day… my little brother got married last summer and he and his wife were kind enough to let us design all of their paper goods. It was such a magical weekend with every detail thought of by their planners, Page & Windrow. Love was in the air and the theme was an elegant, classic celebration with flowers and nods to my parents' farm where the reception took place. You can see even more on Style Me Pretty.

watercolor save the date with custom illustration of the gate at Pontotoc Farm

watercolor save the date with custom illustration of the gate at Pontotoc Farm

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gray letterpress + gold foil illustrations on cranes lettra paper

 

We created a custom watercolor illustration for the save the date then carried a similar motif into the invitation suite. Neutrals and soft pops of color. It all came together so easily as the bride & groom let us run with our ideas.

 

Event Planners: Page & Windrow

Photography: Brooke Boling

Calligraphy: Val Cole

Draper James Whiskey Tasting

Katie Jacobs, of Styling My Everyday, recently gave us a ring to see if we'd like to collaborate on a styled shoot for Draper James. Well… yes, please. What an honor!

   

Draper James is the new "gal" in town. It's Reece Witherspoon's first boutique nestled in the 12 South neighborhood of Nashville.

The theme was a Southern Whiskey Tasting and it took place at this incredible location called Homestead Manor. Think moss and antlers, beautiful reclaimed wood, a cozy bar, and some tasty cocktails for a girls night out. We designed a whiskey tasting invitation, place cards, and menus with all these elements in mind. Katie set the table with this cool Spode china so we painted a watercolor border to mimic the pattern. Then we backed the various pieces with woodgrain textured paper. Lots of special details that brought it all together.

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Calligraphy: Val Cole

Styling: Katie Jacobs

Lovely Photos: Amy Nicole