Friday, July 13, 2012

Another Music City Wedding Theme

Here is a lovely example of how to use our Spirit of Nashville postcards to create a special touch to your Music City wedding. It was practically free—but the effect looks like a million bucks!

The bride and groom had both lived and gone to school in Nashville, and that’s where they fell in love. They wedding would be in LA, their new home. The venue was very organic and modern, but also had rustic touches, so they decided to go with a kind of "South meets SoCal" wedding theme. To give the reception a touch of Southern Comfort, the couple picked some amazing barbecue for dinner, and decorated the tables with simple flowers in mason jars. They used Spirit of Nashville postcards to help guests find their tables.

Instead of traditional table numbers, they framed two sets of postcards and had one set on the front table, when guests first walked into the venue, and the second set on all the tables. It was so fun to hear people say, “Oh, we're at the Belcourt Theatre table.” They put college and grad school friends at the “Vanderbilt” table. And, of course, the head table was “NashVegas.” (The couple’s home is filled with Spirit of Nashville vintage art, and they loved incorporating that personal touch into the wedding.)

We think they did an excellent job! This clever use of postcards would work for creating a Music City theme for any event. Now, isn’t that inspiring?

Photo credits: Stone Crandall

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sharing the Spirit of Nashville in China

Nashville-based organizations and businesses often ask us to supply them with Music City prints and gifts to present to visiting dignitaries from other places, or to give as gifts when they travel abroad. Spirit of Nashville art, books and postcards say so much about our great city—they also serve as valuable keepsakes or tokens of friendship.

Recently, our prints were presented as gifts in China by Ken Cheeseman, Head of School at St. Paul Christian Academy, who took a five-city tour of China with a program hosted by Independent Education and the Elementary School Heads Association (ESHA). On this fifteen-day immersion into Chinese culture, he visited with numerous school administrators and teachers. Our prints served as good-will gifts from Nashville, Tennessee.

St. Paul Christian Academy is a junior kindergarten through sixth grade co-educational, private school located in Green Hills. Its mission is to integrate academic excellence with a passion for Christ to develop a strong foundation for young leaders who uniquely shape the world in which they live. The Academy is located at 5035 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, TN.

Ken Cheeseman has been Head of School at St. Paul Christian Academy for the past 12 years. Read more about his trip here.

If you need a slice of Nashville to give to a visiting dignitary, or if you plan to visit friends, clients, or officials in other countries, please visit our site or our studio store to pick up some unique Music City gift items to take on your trip!