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Stationery | Holiday Card

Of course, the holidays and the new year are well behind us, but it would be remiss of me not to share this project. A former colleague contacted me looking for an upscale holiday greeting – more specifically a new year greeting – to send to his clients after Christmas. Now, his client list includes top executives among some Fortune 50 companies, so we really wanted these greetings to be unique and slick. And to stand apart from the usual onslaught of holiday greetings that many professionals receive.

I jumped at the opportunity to combine other materials with traditional paper for this project. I proposed backing the card with a piece of frosted vinyl. The card would seemingly floated on the vinyl, which created this translucent frame around the message. Something modern, something frosty and wintery, yet also an element that would give the card a presence. My client’s branding includes brackets, so I complimented the back with a pattern of brackets. A custom return address rubber stamp combined with gorgeous hand-written calligraphy on rich navy envelopes (wish I’d had a photo to show you!) really completed this mailing. The best part was hearing that we achieved the wow! factor we were shooting for!

Events | Nashville Bridal Brunch

{WINNERS} I am happy to announce the winners of the Design in August Studio Giveaway!!  The lucky brides-to-be are Miss Megan Deising (winner of the custom return address rubber stamp) and Miss Leah Caudle (winner of the custom thank you note set).  Congrats, ladies!!  I am excited to design these items for you and look forward to posting them here on the blog.

I was delighted to show my stationery work at HER Nashville’s Bridal Brunch this past Sunday.  We had an excellent turnout at Vanderbilt’s Commodore Ballroom and I am pleased as punch – or, should I say, mimosas!  It was such fun meeting with lovely brides-to-be (and their attentive grooms-to-be) as we chatted stationery needs and paper goods in a lively, brunch atmosphere.  I also had fun seeing which pieces caught the most attention – hello, lined envelopes & save the date postcards!  A highlight for attendees was the fashion show, featuring gown trends for Spring 2011 (ruffles! ruffles! ruffles!).  And a highlight for Design in August was not one, but TWO Studio Giveaways!  Brides entered to win either a set of custom thank you notes OR a custom return address rubber stamp.  I will be announcing the two lovely winners tomorrow.  Thanks, HER Nashville for hosting a can’t-miss brunch.  Cheers!

Stay tuned on Wednesday when I will announce the two winners of my Studio Giveaway!  Could it be you?!

Nashville | The Bridal Brunch

{Update!}  Purchase your tickets at 50% off using the promo code “bbhalfoff” at the Bridal Brunch site.

I am proud to announce that Design in August will be showing at Nashville’s Bridal Brunch: A Toast to Wedding Style this January 9th!  Bridal Brunch is a champagne social featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, a bridal fashion show and the chance to mix & mingle with some of Nashville’s most elite wedding vendors.  It’s a one-stop shop to help you plan your perfect wedding.  And Design in August will be there to showcase custom stationery design.  I’m so excited!  Yet another opportunity to meet more of Nashville’s beautiful brides and chat wedding stationery & ephemera all in the setting of a boutique bridal show.  So gather your moms, your gals, & even your man, and join us for a lovely Sunday Brunch on January 9th.  See you there!

Photography from last year’s Bridal Brunch event.

Events | The Little Black Dress Revue

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Sarah Willard of Music City Events here in Nashville.  And the timing could not have been better!  Sarah was in the early stages of planning a very unique party experience for potential clients.  And she invited me to come on board!  The idea is that a perfectly selected group of vendors are coming together to throw a party for brides-t0-be.  Way more fun than a regular ol’ trade show!  So grab your groom or your gal pals and mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 9, 2010 to attend The Little Black Dress Revue… it’s a cocktail party you won’t want to miss!  Here’s why:

  • 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 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!
  • If you register by this Wednesday, save 50% on your ticket by using the promo code “ABGRevue” offered by Ashley’s Bride Guide here in Nashville.  Register here.

Each $10 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.  The Grand Prize Package includes a groom’s cake, bridal portrait session, custom thank you cards (by Design in August), rehearsal dinner planning, bar service, discount on customized draping, videography goodies, limousine transportation, and {much much} more.  See a complete list of bridal vendors at the Little Black Dress Revue vendor page.

Remember, if you register by Wednesday, November 3rd, save 50% on your ticket by using the promo code “ABGRevue” brought to you by Ashley’s Bride Guide.  Register here. That’s two for the price of one!  Talk about affordable date night.  Groom can’t make it?  Get your gal pals together for a Girls’ Night out!  See you there!

Photography via the Noah Liff Opera Center.

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