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


wedding feature on Style Blueprint Nashville

Our client Margaret's wedding was featured on Style Blueprint last week. Go check it out!

all photos by Mary Rosunbaum


music city center invitation

The construction of the new Music City Center is quite a site in downtown Nashville. The convention center spreads three blocks and has this ultra cool, modern, music vibe. Here's one of our latest designs from this new gem.

Bride Brooke came to us after seeing our Hermitage Hotel invitation from a few years ago. Her fiance's father was involved in the new convention space so they were hosting the rehearsal dinner there. We illustrated the new space, the Country Music Hall of Fame across the street, and the Union Station Hotel where guests were staying. All very Nashville, down to the Johnny Cash stamps.
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new year in Nashville

The last few months have been quite a whirlwind! Now here we are, already well into 2014, and Tenn Hens is off to an exciting start. Bonnie welcomed baby Oakes in November and then moved with her family back to Nashville for good - hooray!! Currier has been manning the shop the last few months, wrapping up big projects for the year. She finished out the 2013 Americana Music Awards collateral, designed a holiday card for a music-celeb, worked with new client, The 30A Songwriters Festival for their January event, and basically just kept the wheels turning round here. Thank goodness for business partners! 

Thank you for visiting our humble little blog & we sure hope you stay tuned in for more to come in 2014!
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Had ourselves a big old time last Friday lunching & bowling over at Pinewood Social. The place is so cool and no detail is overlooked. From the light fixtures, to the napkins, to the "can-art-installation" by Bryce Mcloud in the bowling alley - it all flows and jives together perfectly.
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Spotted this great green gallery wall around town & some more behind the scenes pics. IMG_9412 moi-working-mtg photo 2 photo 4
Field trip to The Frist to see the fantastic Normal Rockwell exhibit. Seeing his works up close was ah-mazing! …And we just might've stopped off at The Southern for a taste of some oysters too. Work perks!


stompin' the divots polo party

What started as a "save the date" design ended up a party invitation. Currier drew this great polo player & flag illustration and it didn't up jiving with the bride for her wedding, but she loved it for a party hosted in their honor. We were just happy this little guy got to go somewhere! The type was letterpressed and the vibrant watercolor printed 4-color. The shindig was on a beautiful farm in Franklin and the groom is a professional polo player so there was even a match before the big dinner.
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I think the best part is the detail on the envelope. Gives it a little somethin' special before the big reveal inside.


the song workshop

We recently worked with songwriter Tyler Hayes to create an identity for her new business venture. The Song Workshop is a therapeutic songwriting workshop headed by Tyler. We started with logo, business cards, and handouts for the conferences she attends.
"She's created a restorative, healthful, and unique approach to the process of emotional and spiritual healing. It's a gentle way to share your story, while simultaneously having it turned into a song. Tyler guides the process and in it’s culmination provides the client with a complete professional recording of the created song."


graymar farm wedding - franklin, tennessee

Tenn Hens just wrapped up a beautiful wedding that was held on a family farm. In fact this was daughter #2. We designed their eldest daughters "stitched-invite" suite a few years ago. The farm is in Franklin, TN and the setting is beyond picturesque.

We worked from start to finish on every detail of this big day with bride Margaret. She really wanted to use some different printing techniques so we blind-letterpressed a pattern and used an amber gold foil for the text. What was so fun was working with her from the start of the save the dates, to wedding sutie, to the "day of" paper goods like: matches, koozies, napkins, photo-booth signage, menus, hotel booklets, and welcome packages.
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:: a custom die-cut envelope with gold calligraphy by Val Cole of Nashville ::
It was truly a pleasure working with event planner, Libby Page. She certainly made the process fun! And bride Margaret was a delight as well. She had great ideas to get us started and then let us fly away with production from there.
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Gorgeous pics from Nashville photographer, Mary Rosenbaum. And Currier even drew up some colorful chalkboard signage for the bar area.
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