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.




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

Colorado Wedding Invitation / Steamboat Springs

We wrapped up the Colorado wedding we had been working on since last Fall and it was such a stunner. The event was out West in Steamboat Springs so the aspen trees and mountains gave us great inspiration. Plus the family wanted to incorporate their native american heritage, and love of hunting & outdoors. This wedding suite included letterpress printing, woodgrain paper, foil printing, watercolor imagery, and a box mailer with custom postage. We were able to carry the watercolor crest from the Save the Dates into the invitation folder. The woodgrain booklets were wrapped in velvet ribbon and secured with handmade feather tassels. The mountains have called!

Calligraphy by Val Cole  &  Assembly by Kitty Hobbs

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Watercolor Crest - Save the Date

I know we're not supposed to pick favorites and all, but this is definitely a favorite. The bride really wanted a one-of-a-kind crest so we incorporated imagery from the Colorado mountains where the wedding will be held.
I love the bright cheerfulness of the crest balanced with the rugged letterpress on the opposite side. The Save the Date card was letterpress printed on wood grain paper, die-cut, and feature a custom illustration of antlers & headdress, along with a wood grain envelope liner. The Native American illustrations give a nod to some of the family heritage & there will be cocktails in a tee-pee on the big day. Hopefully guests are packing their bags already!
Event Planner: Jayne Bubis
Calligraphy: Val Cole

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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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