Magnolia Blooms / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Nashville Wedding

SO excited to share this post. It was an incredible collaboration between some of the best minds out there and we worked so hard as a team to bring these designs to life. The bride and her mother came to us with magnolia dreams and we did our best to make them come true! See this suite featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper

Magnolia Suite ©TennHens

The Save the Date was letterpressed in blush + gray and we created a custom illustration of Cheekwood, where the reception took place. They loved the idea of a bookmark so we created this magnolia pattern to wrap around the card and be a keepsake for guests. 

Magnolia Save the Date ©TennHens
letterpress save the date ©TennHens
Letterpress Suite ©TennHens
Save the Date ©TennHens

We also designed this holiday time engagement party invitation. Same feel, but with a festive hint of gold foil and a colorful liner. 

Then for the big day we revealed our plans for a custom magnolia wrap that held all the details together. Inside this luxe invitation was letterpresses + gold foiled and edge painted. Such a gorgeous impact of just how special this wedding would be. The wrap even had a pocket that tucked all the detail and rsvp info neatly behind. The magnolia tree we illustrated was repeated on the custom wax seal.

Magnolia Wrap ©TennHens
Calligraphy ©TennHens
Letterpress Suite ©TennHens

Even the blush from the save the date made an appearance on the rsvp card and envelope. We really wanted to the suite to feel like you were revealing another level of detail as it unveiled! 

Magnolia Bloom ©TennHens
Wedding Invitation ©TennHens
Calligraphy ©TennHens
Magnolia Wrap ©TennHens

All these details carried over into the day of items as well. I love the cohesiveness to this wedding. We got to flex our creative muscles and create outside the box for sure!

Wedding Menu ©TennHens
Wedding Program ©TennHens
Magnolia Invitation ©TennHens

Photos by:  Mary Craven Dawkins

Wedding Planner: The Social Office

Calligraphy : Val Cole

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

gray letterpress + gold foil illustrations on cranes lettra paper

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

new years eve invitation : 2014

When it's New years Eve + your 50th birthday you gotta ring in the year big time. This invitation was all about "Mike." Athlete, card shark, golf lover, father of two, with a very good sense of humor. Black + white with gold foil all over. And the real show stopper was the incredible calligraphy mixed with vintage sports stamps. This was truly a fun one!

Event Planner: Elizabeth James
Calligraphy: Poppy & Scooter


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graymar farm wedding - franklin, tennessee

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Tenn Hens just wrapped up a beautiful wedding that was held on a family farm. In fact this was daughter #2. We designed their eldest daughters "stitched-invite" suite a few years ago. The farm is in Franklin, TN and the setting is beyond picturesque.

We worked from start to finish on every detail of this big day with bride Margaret. She really wanted to use some different printing techniques so we blind-letterpressed a pattern and used an amber gold foil for the text. What was so fun was working with her from the start of the save the dates, to wedding sutie, to the "day of" paper goods like: matches, koozies, napkins, photo-booth signage, menus, hotel booklets, and welcome packages.
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:: a custom die-cut envelope with gold calligraphy by Val Cole of Nashville ::
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It was truly a pleasure working with event planner, Libby Page. She certainly made the process fun! And bride Margaret was a delight as well. She had great ideas to get us started and then let us fly away with production from there.
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Gorgeous pics from Nashville photographer, Mary Rosenbaum. And Currier even drew up some colorful chalkboard signage for the bar area.
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just a peek : gold foil + lasercutting

Some ladies came to us with a really wonderful invitation design opportunity. We got to work immediately and came up with a lovely piece for the Gala. Because of certain copyrights with the painting, we can't show you the whole piece, but here's a link to the artist Rachel Ruysch who's still life was featured inside. It's a stunner. The cover was laser cut which allows for tiny detail and the gold foil was the perfect touch to the cottony paper. Such fun. We're lucky ladies!
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