music city wedding

An old friend of mine is getting married this Fall…hooray…and came to Tenn Hens for some of her wedding materials. We sought to capture the feeling of downtown Nashville where most of the events are taking place. A lot of guests are coming from out of town so this was a chance to showcase the local vibe of the city. We wish the couple a very merry wedding.
IMG_9795 IMG_9818 The rehearsal dinner at Merchants is in a building which was once a pharmacy and later a hotel. Many notable Nashville legends stayed at the old Merchant’s Hotel, including Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton. The new owners have spiffed up the place, but kept the original marble counters and old tile. The chevron border we used on the invite mimics the motif used through the restaurant. IMG_9812 IMG_9797 IMG_9807
We also created these adorable bags + mason jars. Love all the Nashville imagery and hopefully out of towners got a real taste of the South. smith-mixon-misc

only in nashville

Where else can you see the Avett Brothers rise from the crowd, Robert Plant swing his mic stand as he grooves, Lucinda Williams rock out, and Gregg Allman sing "Sweet Melissa"? Only in Nashville. This is our 5th year working with the Americana Music Association and we felt so proud to sit in the sold-out Awards Show last night. They've had quite a year… even Merriam-Webster announced the inclusion of the musical definition of the word Americana to its Dictionary. Good stuff.
We've been to the awards the last few years and again, they did not disappoint. It was an evening of celebration and appreciation for those in the field. We leaned in, feet tapping, heads nodding, and were lost in the music inside the "mother church".