Bonnieroo 40th birthday

We recently celebrated one of the hens turning 4-0 in a big way! Festival feel, flowers along the tables, a rocking' band, and the most colorful arch of balloons you ever did see. It was an evening of celebration, dancing and most of all, friendship. One for the books!

Detail pics by Mary Craven Photography

Wild Flowers by Humble Flower Farm

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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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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.

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Calligraphy: Val Cole

Styling: Katie Jacobs

Lovely Photos: Amy Nicole

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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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