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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.

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 | “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!

Stationery | Young Program

More ivory + chocolate brown + coral loveliness.  These liturgy programs echo the design of Kylee + Dan’s wedding invitation suite.  Did you know the guys wore brown tuxes and the gals wore coral dresses?  Just perfect for an afternoon wedding in May.  If you’d like more information about stationery or event ephemera design, message me using the Say Hello link above!

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Stationery | Christmas Card + Matching Gift Tag

“Bright wishes…” indeed!  I was delighted to design this Christmas card and matching gift tag for Lindsay.  We talked about using traditional colors of red or green or gold, but when she mentioned possibly going for bolder, non-traditional gem colors, we went for it!  A royal purple bellyband with their family initial dresses up this 5″x 7″ greeting.  Lindsay then slipped a 4″x 6″ family photo loosely inside the band and on top of the card.  That way friends and family could pull out the photo and frame it as they wished.  A custom return address rubber stamp (not pictured) in the same font families completed the look of the chartreuse envelopes, while this coordinating 3″x 3″ gift tag completed her holiday gift wrapping in style.  The best part is these gift tags will last her year round – birthdays, weddings, baby showers, you name it!  With chartreuse & royal purple dressing up this Christmas card and gift tag set, how could they be anything but “bright” wishes?!

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