letterpress deer christmas card

The holidays are over, but we're so excited to share this wonderful Christmas card we did last month. Our client really wanted something special to celebrate her daughters recent wedding. The gatefold cards we're letterpressed on Cranes cotton stock & tied with a red ribbon for a punch of color. Our favorite part was the vintage style envelope liner with found winter imagery.

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Teepee Invitations - Will you be my bridesmaid?

One of our brides is marrying in Steamboat Springs next summer and at the tip top of her list was to ask her favorite gals to be in the bridal party. We wanted to come up with something really meaningful and fun to get her friends exited. A teepee is a one of the images we're using in her wedding suite so we created a miniature version for the girls to set out on their desk or dresser.
The card folds in half with a blank space for the bride to write a special note. Then we tied them with twine and tucked in some feathers with a little example included on how to put together. A tiny bit of DIY and there you have your own teepee!
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woodsy rehearsal dinner invitation / franklin, tennessee

IMG_6761 Before we get too far into the new year, check out a design we did this past winter. The goal was to create an “outdoorsy, masculine, & preppy design” for a rehearsal dinner. The only other requirement was to include an antique monogram the couple had chosen of their initials. Instead of creating the illustrations ourselves, like we normally do, we found these beautiful deer images and a botanical background.
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It all really came together once we lined the envelopes, duplexed the backs with faux-bois paper, and tied up each package with ribbon & twine. Event planner, Elizabeth James had the brilliant idea of using a collection of vintage stamps for postage which was the pièce de résistance! IMG_6696 IMG_6739

hermitage hotel rehearsal dinner

Jingle bells and wedding bells were ringing last weekend for a Nashville couple. rehearsal dinner tony Their rehearsal dinner at the historic Hermitage Hotel really got the weekend started. The hotel is such a beautiful landmark in town. The invitation we designed played off the colors in the infamous mens bathroom. I know that sounds so weird, but it is decked in bright green & black lacquered walls and art deco style. I assure you it's worth a peak inside! We found a vintage engraving of the hotel from some of Bonnie's fathers collection and knew it would be the perfect touch.
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palmetto bluff wedding

One of my favorite people got married this Spring. I couldn't be at the wedding, but Tenn Hens made a small appearance at the nuptials with our paper designs. The bride's only request was a palette of coral + gray so we took the reins and came up with a bold and colorful suite. There was a bit of DIY from the crafty bride as well. Paper Presentation is a great resource for all you paper lovers out there. We ordered these great kraft backers and scalloped cards, which you can print from home, and designed a simple program for guests. A bright and happy look for a very happy day.
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and one more by the bride's photographer… Ashley Seawell 

nashville library

Nashville is lucky to have an incredible Public Library downtown. Not only is the building beautiful, and a resource to the community, I've heard they have some especially great childrens programs.

Anyway, each year they thank their charitable supporters with a patrons party. We were thrilled when this years event planner approached us to design the invitation. Our minds immediately drifted off to library cards, shelves, bookmarks, words, card catalogs…oh my! Our design inspiration was imagery from the featured author, John McPhee's novels. What we came up with was a gatefold with a letterpressed card inside that perforated into a bookmark keepsake. And let's not forget the envelopes. Always a nice touch to make them feel special. Currier drew all the illustrations and continued the design on the front of the envelope, then Kitty Hobbs worked her magic touch with the calligraphy.
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