Farm to Table invitations

Our client wanted some "Farm to Table" invitations for her sons rehearsal dinner coming up this Fall. The dinner will be hosted on this gorgeous estate called Elawa Farm. We put our Tenn Hens spin on it with custom illustrations, highlighting some of the produce grown in the farms garden. The suite included letterpress, a duplexed backer, matching envelope liners, and calligraphy by Val Cole.

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Teepee Invitations - Will you be my bridesmaid?

One of our brides is marrying in Steamboat Springs next summer and at the tip top of her list was to ask her favorite gals to be in the bridal party. We wanted to come up with something really meaningful and fun to get her friends exited. A teepee is a one of the images we're using in her wedding suite so we created a miniature version for the girls to set out on their desk or dresser.
The card folds in half with a blank space for the bride to write a special note. Then we tied them with twine and tucked in some feathers with a little example included on how to put together. A tiny bit of DIY and there you have your own teepee!
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oakes baby announcement featured on oh so beautiful paper

We wanted to create a special birth announcement to welcome Bonnie's baby boy, Preston Oakes Cross, into the world. Our concept took its inspiration from her family farm where she grew up, married, and where Oakes will be baptized this summer.
babyO_1 babyO_2 babyO_3 The property is bounded by a beautiful river which brought to mind the natural world of trees, foliage, deer, canoes, and herons. The announcement is letter-pressed and duplexed with another card printed with all these images. Currier hand painted in watercolor a soft graphic pattern for the envelope liner. The photo was printed on metallic paper to add a crisp note to the overall color palette. And of course Oakes provided his adorable baby face. babyO_4 babyO_6 Don't you just want to kiss those cheeks!
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30A Songwriters Festival

Each January, along scenic highway 30A in Florida, The Cultural Arts Alliance hosts a 3 day music festival along the gorgeous beaches of South Walton. This year Tenn Hens partnered with the festival to design all of their marketing materials for the festival. We created various items like web banners, ads, posters, and the program guide that's given to all attendees & sponsors. We were thrilled to work with their team and have already started on 2015s graphics.  

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Sip & See Invitations

We have some new Sip & See invitations up on our Tenn Hens Etsy Shop.
They're 10 for $20 and include these beautiful watercolor pattern envelope liners.
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A Southern tradition, the Sip 'n' See is a chance to coo over the new baby & hug the new momma. These invitations are sold blank so you can fill in the details yourself. Each envelope is lined with the coordinating watercolor pattern. sip-see-pink

These were inspired from pieces of a birth announcement we just wrapped up. We did a mini photoshoot in the barn & will share more details really soon!


palm beach wedding

This client found our work through Pinterest, but here we are in the same town and they were already working with with Big Events Inc. We've worked with Big Events before and they are super fun so we were thrilled to do it again. This nautical themed wedding is at The Breakers in Palm Beach. Fpr the rehearsal dinner we kept it preppy and used their colors, navy & aqua. Invitations are 1 color letterpress + map liners + a coordinating label.

calligraphy : ginger english 
event planners : big events inc. - nashville, tn

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woodsy rehearsal dinner invitation / franklin, tennessee

IMG_6761 Before we get too far into the new year, check out a design we did this past winter. The goal was to create an “outdoorsy, masculine, & preppy design” for a rehearsal dinner. The only other requirement was to include an antique monogram the couple had chosen of their initials. Instead of creating the illustrations ourselves, like we normally do, we found these beautiful deer images and a botanical background.
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It all really came together once we lined the envelopes, duplexed the backs with faux-bois paper, and tied up each package with ribbon & twine. Event planner, Elizabeth James had the brilliant idea of using a collection of vintage stamps for postage which was the pièce de résistance! IMG_6696 IMG_6739


wedding feature on Style Blueprint Nashville

Our client Margaret's wedding was featured on Style Blueprint last week. Go check it out!

all photos by Mary Rosunbaum


music city center invitation

The construction of the new Music City Center is quite a site in downtown Nashville. The convention center spreads three blocks and has this ultra cool, modern, music vibe. Here's one of our latest designs from this new gem.

Bride Brooke came to us after seeing our Hermitage Hotel invitation from a few years ago. Her fiance's father was involved in the new convention space so they were hosting the rehearsal dinner there. We illustrated the new space, the Country Music Hall of Fame across the street, and the Union Station Hotel where guests were staying. All very Nashville, down to the Johnny Cash stamps.
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new year in Nashville

The last few months have been quite a whirlwind! Now here we are, already well into 2014, and Tenn Hens is off to an exciting start. Bonnie welcomed baby Oakes in November and then moved with her family back to Nashville for good - hooray!! Currier has been manning the shop the last few months, wrapping up big projects for the year. She finished out the 2013 Americana Music Awards collateral, designed a holiday card for a music-celeb, worked with new client, The 30A Songwriters Festival for their January event, and basically just kept the wheels turning round here. Thank goodness for business partners! 

Thank you for visiting our humble little blog & we sure hope you stay tuned in for more to come in 2014!
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Had ourselves a big old time last Friday lunching & bowling over at Pinewood Social. The place is so cool and no detail is overlooked. From the light fixtures, to the napkins, to the "can-art-installation" by Bryce Mcloud in the bowling alley - it all flows and jives together perfectly.
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Spotted this great green gallery wall around town & some more behind the scenes pics. IMG_9412 moi-working-mtg photo 2 photo 4
Field trip to The Frist to see the fantastic Normal Rockwell exhibit. Seeing his works up close was ah-mazing! …And we just might've stopped off at The Southern for a taste of some oysters too. Work perks!