Jimmy Choo Spring party

"whipped into a blur by wings beating too fast to follow"… the mighty hummingbird became the centerpiece of our inspiration and design. We were set with the task of creating a save-the-date + invitation for a special Jimmy Choo event, benefiting the Nashville Symphony. The Spring collection included jewel tones, Iris' (fitting, as it's our the state flower), and of course, small, but mighty hummingbirds.

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We watercolored the florals and let them show through around the address by using a vellum envelope on the Save the Date. Then on the main invitation we really tried to make it feel layered and ultra luxurious. Gorgeous calligraphy with lots of flourish and a die-cut wrap that slid off to reveal the metallic silver foil. All the girly details we could think of for a shoe party inside the most beautiful closet you've ever seen. Yes, the closet. One of a kind indeed! 

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Favorite detail was this delicate hummingbird carrying the stamp…

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We got to be involved at every step of this party so we also created the cocktail napkins and take away bags. Inside were hand painted chocolates by local co., Olive & Sinclair. They were amazing and the color coordination was spot on. Details, details. 

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Tennessee Whiskey tasting

We created a pretty fab "Tennessee" invitation last year for the Economic Department so when they called us again this year for a new one we had to put on our thinking caps. The party centered around a whiskey tasting so we created this watercolor glass and tri-star ball of ice getting poured on. The invitation printed on thick card stock with a fun backer design and calligraphy by Val Cole. 

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Florence + Cooper Wedding / Nashville

There is just something extraordinarily special about getting married at home. It's a space filled with family memories that welcomes in the bright future ahead. Florence & Cooper celebrated their wedding nuptials at her grandmother's home. A grand space filled with character and Southern hospitality, and a space that has been truly loved by the family. The couple put their own touches on the evening to make it feel true to them while blending in both families. Florence's mother, Libby Page, wedding planner extraordinaer, made sure the evening went off without a hitch! We loved being a part if it all. See more on StyleBlueprints feature

Planning by Page & Windrow (mother of the bride :)

Calligraphy Val Cole

Photography Mary Rosenbaum

To see more leading up to this wedding look back at our work on the engagement party.

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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! 

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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!

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Wedding Program ©TennHens
Magnolia Invitation ©TennHens

Photos by:  Mary Craven Dawkins

Wedding Planner: The Social Office

Calligraphy : Val Cole

Downtown Nashville, Rooftop Celebration

Seeing that we're in Music City, we get asked to create Nashville style invitations a lot. Always trying to reinvent our wonderful skyline! This engagement party took place on a rooftop so we came up with this design as a different take on our downtown skyline. A dreamy nighttime scene with buildings in the distance. We watercolored the background, then used copper foil on top.

Calligraphy By Val Cole

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A Taste of Tennessee, watercolor invitation

The sights, sounds, and tastes of Tennessee spread across this watercolor painting to give guests a sense of whats to come. We created this custom design for The Tennessee Economic Partnership. Little east, west and middle of the state all represented. A pretty watercolor map and we topped it off with stamps of some Tennessee kings. 

photography by Mary Craven Dawkins

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