November 9th, 2015
Nashville friends and family (or those passing through),
You are cordially invited to a one-of-a-kind Holiday market at our lovely EOH’s home for all of your holiday shopping needs. We have chosen some amazing artists and creators this year to help you find your perfect gift + Christmas card. We wanted to give you a glimpse of all of our amazing vendors before you come sip, shop, and mingle.
Here are the party details: Saturday, November 14th from 4:00 to 8:00 in the evening! 4416 Milesdale Court, Nashville, Tennessee. Bring your fellas and friends! Come by to shop, mingle and continue your convo by the fire-pit! See you there!
Olivia Terrell Jewelry and Metals –We love that Olivia places so much emphasis on creation and process of metalworking and fine jewelry. Every piece is handmade, simple, and eye-catching. Check out her lookbooks before heading on over to the party. We can’t wait to see it all in person and try on a few pieces ourselves.
Georganna Greene– An essential part of our EOH team, Georganna works diligently on cultivating new designs and ideas for upcoming projects. Although EOH is such a fun project for her, Georganna also is an independent Nashville artist, working through her own mediums and creating amazing pieces unique to her personality. For our holiday show, Georganna will be showcasing some of her own artwork and selling her abstract paintings. We are so proud of her and her amazing work. Check out her website by clicking here!
Mary Dea Heldman – Featured in an In Good. Co feature, Mary Dea has been collaborating with EOH for a few years, and we have loved seeing her develop as an artist, calligrapher, and photographer. At the party, you will have the chance to view her amazing artwork and charming calligraphy prints. Her charming quotes and images add the perfect flare to any nursery, bedroom, or kitchen. Custom work also available by the talented MD!
Mimi Heldman – One of our dearest friends and last year’s holiday hostess extraordinaire, we love Mimi’s original paintings which reflect the best and warmest version of our Nashville. These adorable works of art have such grace and personality that they will be adored by anyone that enters your home. We’re anxious to see Mimi’s new painting in watercolor and oil. (Ask how she customize a painting to be a beautiful addition to your home!)
Anna Ward Barnes– Another EOH team member, Anna Barnes is a detailed artist and meticulous sewer, she will be featuring some of her products which include custom tags, garland, baby guilts and sewn goodies for your little ones! As a talented quilt-maker and full time momma, Anna knows the perfect go-to gift for your pals plus she makes custom tee-pees! We are so excited that she will be partnering with us at this event showing her adorable products!
Emily O. Holmes – We are so excited to help you select your 2015 Christmas card! Emily will be showing her brand new line + old favorites at the party! Make it an easier process by coming early for private appointments with Emily or talk custom right there at the party! Our gathering will feature our special offer that last until November 11th—order a one-sided card & get a second side FREE!
We are so excited to see you all at this event! I hope you have your shopping lists ready after reading about these talented artisans! Check the postcard below for the details you need to know. We can’t wait to see you there!
October 6th, 2015
Better late then never…and last but not AT ALL least…let’s talk about our production master….Mary Beth. This summer and continuing into the fall, EOH took on a whole new dynamic as we added quite a few members to our company. Each of these women had unique gifts that allowed them to contribute to our team as a whole. We are so grateful to be advocates and learners of each other’s talents, and as such, we want to share a little bit about the hearts, drives, and passions of those behind the scenes at EOH. So, let’s meet and greet EOH’s humble and helpful assistant, Mary Beth Mebane.
Mary Beth has a servant-heart, one that looks for opportunities to assist, explore, and progress a process or opportunity. She is an amazing cheerleader, standing on the sidelines of Emily O. Holmes, and even doing a bit of the grunt work when it comes to your party invitations. She is a participant in the final product that is stuck into the mailbox, arriving with a bow and lots of love. She helps us include the tiniest details in order to make the whole picture feel complete. We are so grateful for her heart and attention to detail. We loved stepping into her home and snapping a few pictures to help draw out the full picture of Mary Beth Mebane.
What is your role here at EOH Custom Paper Lovelies?
My role here at EOH is primarily production—meaning that I see to the physical assembly of the custom paper lovelies that Emily designs. Everything from pasting watercolored envelope liners to wax-sealing monogrammed invitations to stamping-n-sealing-shipping is my day to day work. I also have the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of talented calligraphers & wedding planners–and, of course, with the immensely gifted Emily herself.
What is your biggest passion in life?
One of my biggest passions in life is cultivating beauty & celebrating milestones in people’s lives. EOH allows me a unique avenue for participating in some of folks’ most important moments—a graduation, a new marriage, a first child. It’s a privilege to lend a little loveliness to these occasions by crafting the cards that help make these days memorable.
What would the “perfect” day look like for you?
The perfect day would begin with a slow morning—all cozied up in a sweater drinking coffee on my back porch. A full day of romping with best buds in the crisp fall air, followed by a lovely (& lengthy) dinner just before a big city festival of some kind—Shakespeare in the Park, a Hot Air Balloon Glow, Food Truck Fridays, swing dancing, an international festival—so long as its got gobs of people, I’m there! The evening would end with a nightcap around a fire pit with a few of my dearest friends.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned this past year?
Bloom where you’re planted—that’s probably among the top lessons that I’ve learned this past year. As a first year transplant to Nashville, putting down new roots can be hard—especially when you’ve just ripped up deep ones in another place, with other people, other sights, sounds, smells of home…But growing in gratitude for the imperfect, incomplete seedling forms of new friendships in a new city has made this place feel more like home. I’m thankful for the people who have stuck with me in the messy days & weeks (when I have been anything but grateful), continuing to help me blossom here.
What is one word that describes your personality?
Idealistic dreamer (sometimes to a fault)
Thanks so much for meeting and greeting our newest EOH team member. We are so thankful to share Mary Beth with you for a bit! Stay tuned for more introductions, so you can get to know more of the wonderful people at Team EOH.
Photos Courtesy of Jocelyn Youngdahl
September 22nd, 2015
This sweet couple is dear to our hearts. We have known the bride and her family for years….and let’s just say that there might have been a glistening eye (or few) at this wedding! We count it a true joy to be able to walk with friends and help celebrate their special day! One of the things we love about the Gauntts is their truly authentic spirit! Scroll through this amazingly fun but elegant day to see some of the joy captured by Rachel Moore Photography and designed by Big Events Inc.!
The (Happy!) Couple’s Names: Robert Travis Gauntt (goes by Travis) and Elizabeth (Lizzy) Orr Gauntt
Wedding Date: June 7, 2015
Location: Ceremony at Scarritt Bennett Wightman Chapel/ Reception at Belle Meade Country Club
“Tell us “your story.” Travis and I met one Sunday afternoon in June of 2011 during our first TCU orientation session. We were both fresh out of high school, coming from Nashville & Houston to embark on our college journeys, but neither of us could have imagined that our stories would be so shaped by the boy and girl that sat next to us in that tiny classroom. But, that is how the Lord works, in wondrous ways and often when we least expect it. Travis & I began dating shortly into our freshman year, and four quick years later, he proposed in a beautiful Ritz Carlton courtyard in Naples, Florida. The Lord’s faithfulness came to us that Sunday in June in a little room during TCU orientation, and it has followed us through our four years at college together. He has guided us and stood beside us the entire way, growing us up together and apart, and we look forward to witnessing His continued grace to us now and into our forever futures as husband and wife.
Pick three words you would use to describe your wedding. Elegant. Classic. Joyful.
We love your style! Tell us a little bit about your aesthetic… For anyone that knows me well, they know I am not one of those girls who had been planning her wedding for a long time. In fact, walking into my first meeting with Big Events Wedding, I really didn’t know the style I wanted our wedding to exhibit. However, as time progressed and we started to narrow down the decor and details I liked or did not like, I came to find that I loved more of a classic, elegant look, but I also wanted to have some sort of a lighthearted, whimsical feel since Travis and I were both fresh out of college. Therefore, for colors, I picked mostly neutral colors and incorporated light lavender and dark purple as accent colors. I chose those a) because they went beautifully with the “silver bells” bridesmaids’ dresses and b) because two-thirds of our wedding party and guests were beloved TCU Horned Frog fans. Since the colors were more traditional and simple, we decided to add a touch of whimsical decor to the elegant feel by incorporating soft votive candles, twinkle lighting, swooping drapery, lush greenery table runners, and tall, blooming flower arrangements as center pieces. All of this beautiful decor was then designed and executed by the incredibly creative and exceptionally talented team at Big Events Wedding who made all of our ideas and dreams become a reality on our wedding day.
What was your very favorite detail from the day? My husband’s face as I walked down the aisle. It was unforgettable and such an incredible testament of the joy we both felt on that special day. However, in terms of aesthetics and decor, there are too many to even narrow it down! My personal favorites, if I had to pick, were the floral arrangements. The various flowers throughout the ceremony and reception were absolutely stunning and perfectly designed by the talented crew at Big Events Wedding. Everything from the bridesmaids’ bouquets to the sculpted vine archway at the entrance to the reception were spectacular and brought the entire wedding decor together.
One thing you wish you would’ve know before you started wedding planning… I wish I would have known how quickly the engagement time flies. Everyone kept telling me to remember to stop, take a deep breath and let each moment sink into my memory as it happened. I wish I had listened to them more. The wedding planning season is an incredible experience, but it is so easy to let it pass by in rapid chaos. If I had known how to better take in each moment throughout the journey, I think I would have appreciated the little steps in the process more and all the small, amazing details that made our wedding day so special.
Tell us why you love EOH custom paper lovelies! EOH custom paper designs are truly special because they are personal to each bride and groom. Emily makes a point to not only design beautiful stationery but to incorporate the unique story and personality of every client she encounters into the aesthetics of each piece. In doing so, each custom creation tells a story and evokes an emotional response in all who receive them. While designing a number of invitations for our wedding with EOH, I felt free to voice my personal opinion while also being graciously guided and supported by Emily in each decision we made, making it an enjoyable and stress-free process.
DRESS Monique Lhuillier // ACCESSORIES Family Heirlooms // REHEARSAL DINNER Acme Feed and Seed // CEREMONY ScarrittBennett Wightman Chapel // RECEPTION Belle Meade Country Club // PHOTOGRAPHY Rachel Moore Photography // VIDEOGRAPHY Dallas Wilson Wedding Films// BAND The Atlanta Allstars // EVENT DESIGN Big Events Inc. // PAPER Emily O. Holmes Custom Paper Lovelies !!! // FLOWERS Big Events Inc. // CATERING Belle Meade Country Club// CAKE Dessert Designs by Leland Riggan // RENTALS Please Be Seated Rentals, La Tavola Fine Linen, BBJ Linen, Visual Elements and Quest Drape, Big Events Inc. // BRIDESMAIDS Joanna August // GROOMSMEN Men’s Warehouse // MAKEUP and HAIR Jessica Przulj/ Mary Deaton Heldman