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. 


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

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

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




Draper James Whiskey Tasting with katie jacobs

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.


Calligraphy: Val Cole

Styling: Katie Jacobs

Lovely Photos: Amy Nicole

SAVAGE interior design launch party

This project was certainly a fun change of pace for us. We worked with SAVAGE interior design to create an invitation launching their new wallpaper line. Since the wallpaper was the main attraction we used it as an inner folder around the details. The circular invitation played off the unique doorway of the home where the party is taking place. Black & white with metallic silver foil and the coolest Eames paper from Neenah kept the modern edge we were going for. 

winter merriment engagement party

Over the holidays we worked on a very festive, very dreamy engagement party. We carried touches of the couples' save the dates into this invitation, but really wanted it to stand reflect this party. The event was held at the brides parents house and out front are these modern, square trees. Can't wait for the main event!

And here are some party pics from Kristyn Hogan


Hermitage Hotel rehearsal dinner invitation / Nashville

My little brother got married this summer so we whipped up some mighty special details for his big day. First to share is the rehearsal dinner invites. We used the vintage Hermitage Hotel illustration I'd originally scanned from an old letterhead. The card was letterpress printed on ultra thick stock to give it some heft. We then lined the envelopes with another vintage find, a Nashville map scan from an old travel booklet.

Calligraphy by  Poppy & Scooter

 We also illustrated this monogram "B", that is similar to the Hermitage Hotel logo, to use on napkins & menus.