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Events | Leap in the City

What happens when a group of top-notch wedding industry vendors get together and throw a party? Well, naturally a spectacular party. Event planners Michelle Soll of Burlap & Brooches and Sara Fried of Fête Nashville approached Design in August to join forces with other area vendors and create an event that would feature downtown Nashville’s newest enclosed all-weather event space. The space itself is not new – Sambuca is a lively restaurant and bar that features live music every night and along with a scrumptious menu. But Sambuca only recently enclosed their Sky Loft, which now makes it a year-round event space with an urban vibe and primo view of downtown Nashville.

Design in August provided the logo and paper designs to coordinate with a pre-set color scheme of candy apple red, citron and charcoal gray. What began as a staged photoshoot to capture the space and vendor talent (by the keen eye of Gregory Byerline), later turned into an industry party open to 150+ guests! The flowers, the linens, the food and fun all came together beautifully.

Leap in the City program and appetizer menu.

Cocktail stir sticks added a fun pop to the apple Leap-tinis. Yum! While place cards and buffet menus dressed up the tablescapes.

And finally, here are the guilty parties, er… vendors that teamed up to make Leap in the City possible. Thanks again to Michelle and Sara for inviting Design in August to participate, and Dana Patel at Sambuca for setting the stage! Hop on over to photog Gregory Byerline’s blog for a fantastic write up featuring even more event and vendor details.

All images courtesy of Gregory Byerline. Photographer: Gregory Byerline.

Stationery | Monogrammed Note Cards

“One for you and one for me…”  I have clients come to me for unique and personalized note card design.  These make a lovely gift for family, a recent graduate, or a significant other.  I find that a lot of times these clients end up ordering two sets: one as a gift and one of their very own!  This pair of note cards was ordered by a marine.  He wanted a unique gift for his mom with bright and modern style.  He also wanted his own signature set that would incorporate the red and gold of the Marines.  Quirky and girly for Mom.  Simple and traditional for him.  Semper Fi!

In the Studio | Paper Goods for Baby

As many of you know, there will very (very) soon be the pitter-patter of little feet running around the Studio.  Well, more like the sweet lullaby of newborn cries at all hours of the day (and night!), but you catch my drift.  Mr. G and I are thrilled about the soon-to-be arrival of our little “Baby G” and I wanted to give you a peek into a recent personal project: party favors and thank you notes for our baby shower guests.

One of the millions of things I can’t wait to share with our little “Baby G” is the fun of watching hot air balloons sail nearby – sometimes directly over – our house.  They seem to be a popular sport in this corner of the world, and I can just imagine the look of wonder in our little one’s eyes as they float by our front door, so close you could almost reach up and touch them!  Thus came my inspiration for these pieces: hot air balloons + pennants + 2-dimensional geometric patterns.  And since we are waiting to find out of “Baby G” is a he or a she, I worked in a gender neutral color palette of aqua blues, pistachio greens, and burnt orange, capped off with chocolate brown accents.  Horton of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who seems to approve.

Parting favors for shower guests: yogurt-covered pretzels with a message from Baby G.  All wrapped up in celo + baker’s twine.

“I hope you enjoy this little snack half as much as my mommy does.  She’s been CRAVING them every day.  Love, Baby Grubb”

Flat cards for a thank you message + whimsical envelopes liners.  Up, up and away!

Sweet little details: a hot air balloon seals the envelope shut, while a Mark Twain stamp keeps with the “ragtime era” vintage feel.

P.S. What do you think, bloggies?  Boy or Girl…?!

Stationery | Rick + Tonia

Just a few short months ago, my friend Rick found his dream girl – and two days ago they tied the knot!  It may have been a fast track to “I do” but when you know you know… you know?  Although I was not able to travel to their wedding in Greenville this weekend, I did have the distinct pleasure of working with the lovely bride on designing her invitation suite.  Tonia shared her ideas of blue mason jars, wildflowers, and charcoal grays for this July event.  Wedding ceremony in an old church.  Reception on the lawn of a plantation house.  She also really wanted their initials carved on a tree.  The result?  Rustic elegance with southern charm.  And pops of mason jar blue.  Congratulations, you two.  Happy Honeymooning!!

The main card was printed front + back.  Guests were first greeted by this oak tree carved with the couple’s initials.

Invitation on the flipside.  All wrapped up in twine.

A separate card for rehearsal dinner guests.

Sweet details.  And a custom rubber stamp!

Stationery | “M” is for Martin

The newly minted Mrs. Martin wanted to give her hubby a unique & personalized birthday gift.  Since the lovebirds had recently tied the knot – and merged their copious libraries – a custom embosser made for a perfect gift!  An elegant “M” design and the words “From the library of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Martin” do just the trick for this his & hers emblem.  Happy embossing to the new Mr. & Mrs.!

undefinedFor more information on custom embossers, message me using the above Say Hello link.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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