Hermitage Hotel rehearsal dinner invitation / Nashville

My little brother got married this summer so we whipped up some mighty special details for his big day. First to share is the rehearsal dinner invites. We used the vintage Hermitage Hotel illustration I'd originally scanned from an old letterhead. The card was letterpress printed on ultra thick stock to give it some heft. We then lined the envelopes with another vintage find, a Nashville map scan from an old travel booklet.
Calligraphy by Poppy & Scooter.

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Downtown Nashville Save the Date

We designed this suite to give guests a little taste of the Music City vibe. When we met with the bride she fell in love with white printing on kraft paper. Very fitting for the Country Music Hall of Fame venue they're using. We went to work illustrating the downtown skyline and coming up with some fun typography. This invitation included white foil stamping on French speckletone that was duplexed to be extra thick. The final touch was a watercolor cowboy boot we designed to tie around and some killer country western stamps. Had to give it some honky-tonk flair.

Event Planner: Elizabeth James
Calligraphy: Leen Jean Studios

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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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Bloomsbury Farm Wedding / watercolor suite

Last Fall we worked with the always wonderful Big Events, based out of Franklin, Tenn. Their beautiful bride got married at Bloomsbury Farm and we came up with a dreamy, romantic suite to fit the occasion.

Images courtesy of Austin Gros Photography
Event Coordinator / Big Events Wedding  /  Calligraphy / Hardink


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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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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Tenn Hens ART print sale

We have been working on some art prints & are happy to announce they're now available in the shop. You save a bit if you buy a bundle & you get to pick from all the designs.


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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Farm to Table invitations

Our client wanted some "Farm to Table" invitations for her sons rehearsal dinner coming up this Fall. The dinner will be hosted on this gorgeous estate called Elawa Farm. We put our Tenn Hens spin on it with custom illustrations, highlighting some of the produce grown in the farms garden. The suite included letterpress, a duplexed backer, matching envelope liners, and calligraphy by Val Cole.

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