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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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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!

Stationery | Our Wedding Ephemera

An invitation sets the tone for your event.  It conveys the feeling and experience your guests can expect – formal or casual, traditional or non-traditional, modern or vintage, elegant, whimsical, destination, and so on.  Your invitation sets the stage for the show, and your ephemera should play it out.

With a background in advertising and design, I use the elements of design as tools to communicate a brand message.  I approach stationery design in the same way.  All of the paper goods leading up to and experienced during a wedding, a charity gala, or other social gathering, are all tools used to communicate a cohesive brand message – your message!

Once the tone and look of our own wedding was set by our invitation suite, these pieces followed.  A program for our wedding liturgy, Escort Cards leading guests to tables named after various swing greats of the 30s & 40s, a lunch Menu at each place setting, and personal Thank You cards to mail guests after our event.

Special thanks to Tim Harman for our wedding day photography!

The paper goods throughout the weekend carried the look of our invitation suite.

A program for guests included the wedding liturgy and as well as details regarding the reception location.

This little vintage wedding couple also appeared on our RSVP postcards!

Did I mention that these Candy Apple Red bridesmaid dresses inspired the color of our printed pieces?

Each guest arrived to our reception to find their Escort Cards standing up on wine corks.  Many took theirs home as a memento!Tables named after the Greats of the Swing Era.

Menus placed at each setting.

Don’t you love how playful hand drawn calligraphy can be?  I adore the “M” in Menu.

Perhaps my favorite piece: Kids’ Menu complete with vintage mustached Chef!  Vintage toys also waited for each young guest.

Completing the entire paper collection:  Thank You notes to mail our guests, also featuring calligraphy script.

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