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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.

Events | The Little Black Dress Revue, Part Deux

**Update! Use promo code LBDBride for a $5 discount on your Little Black Dress Revue tickets!  Register here.

It’s time for Round 2!  Sarah of Music City Events and Gregory of Gregory Byerline Photography are once again joining forces to bring you an exclusive bridal event on February 24th.  And Design in August will be the featured stationery studio!

  • It’s an actual party for couples to experience what their wedding day can be like.  Instead of visiting 30-40 vendors in an 8×8 space at bridal shows, see 16 carefully selected vendors in action.
  • Enjoy a swanky night out at the Noah Liff Opera Center from 6:30–9:30 p.m.  It’s a fairly new event venue with modern & stylish sensibility. (Follow the link – isn’t it fabulous?!)
  • Design in August will be the featured custom invitations designer!  I will be on hand to show samples and chat about my design services for your custom design needs.  You will also get to see my designs in action, as I will be providing all the custom paper goods for the party.
  • Savor delicious hors d’oeuvres and scrumptious desserts (Hello, TLC-featured Maples Wedding Cakes!) while enjoying Little Black Dress cocktails (with stir sticks designed by yours truly!) and local brews with music by a live band.  Bring your dancing shoes!

Each $15 ticket includes dinner, dessert and dancing PLUS an entry into a drawing for a Grand Prize worth over $5,000 from top-shelf Nashville wedding vendors!  That’s three zeroes… and a big chunk saved from your overall wedding budget.  Among so many wedding goodies, the Grand Prize Package includes custom thank you cards by Design in August. See a complete list of bridal vendors at the Little Black Dress Revue vendor page.  See you there!

Event photography by Gregory Byerline Photography.

Branding + Stationery | It’s All in the Details

“Clean, modern, Paris, Madrid…” These were a few of the words given to me by Sarah at Music City Events to describe the style and look for the Little Black Dress Revue.  Mmm!  I hear Paris and Madrid and immediately my mind goes to beaux arts and all things art deco.  But a modern twist, of course!  If you missed the inspiration board post on this project, you can check it out here. Pieces included cocktail bar signs, cocktail stir sticks, catering food cards, the Grand Prize certificate, and the event program given out to each guest, including a list of participating vendors.  These were all designed to showcase the kinds of custom paper goods Design in August can create for any event in a smartly branded and cohesive look.  Yellows and grays combined with a stylish European fan pattern and a nod to art deco in the font – all the details came together so nicely in this fun and lively suite, wouldn’t you agree?

Little Black Dress a Smashing Success!

Ladies and Gents, the Little Black Dress Revue was a delightful evening!  Masterfully pulled together by 17 of Nashville’s finest vendors and spearheaded by the talented Sarah Willard, this was one swanky trade show.  The venue, the lights and draping, the catering, the bar tending, the live music, the flipbook photobooth (can’t wait to show you this one tomorrow!) – it all came together seamlessly and I am so pleased with Design in August’s showing.  I had the opportunity to chat with lovely brides, as well as network with fellow vendors.  And one lovely bride won a $5,000 Grand Prize!  Stellar.  I wish all trade shows would grow up to be like this one when they get older!  Detail photos of my printed designs coming later today, but for now enjoy these uber fabulous pre-event shots courtesy of sharp-shooter Gregory Byerline.

Cocktails bar sign and my cocktail stir sticks.

Stationery samples out for display.

Oh! Sneaky peek at my Larrabee Suite. Coming soon!

Isn’t the Noah Liff fabulous?!  Mr. G’s reaction: “We need to throw our
10th anniversary party there!” And 20th… and 30th…

Catering cards on the buffet table.

“Soon to be Mrs.”

His & Hers drinks.  These stir sticks were an absolute delight for party-goers (and vendors!).

Yours truly with the lovely Sarah.  Thank you again for a great evening, girl!

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