Branding our Wedding

  When I first realized the wedding world had picked up a logo trend I wasn’t interested. I thought it was weird to brand your wedding and most of them were poorly done or very tacky looking. Then I started seeing more and more creative and interesting logos. As my wedding thought process usually goes– I had to have one. I looked at them for a few days and since I had experience in design and had designed logos for work and in high school I figured this would be easy, breezy for me. Problem was I was stumped I had no idea where to start because I had too many ideas I liked since I had overloaded myself with inspiration.

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 I saw a lot of sellers on Etsy selling logos and I considered that in my slump but that’s not me. I believe I can make anything myself and plus I didn’t want a logo someone else already had, I wanted one unique to us.  The hardest part was finding images I could use (especially for free). Once I got a few I put them into PowerPoint added some free fonts I was loving and played around with them. You’ll notice they have the original color scheme and the old wedding date. I don’t want to overload you with all of them – just enough so you can see my creative process.

The first batch were fun. (Personal Image)

 

Then I found a Conch Shell image I loved the colors in.  (Personal Image)

 I discovered framing the logo with a circle and was all over the place because of too much inspiration. (Personal Image)

I played around with including our last name. I had a hard time finding a G I was happy with. (Personal Image)

I got organized and tried to incorporate all of the elements/sea creatures I loved.  (Personal Image)

I was in love with the fact they were all drawn black and white images. I thought just three was perfectly balanced but I’m a want it all kinda girl. (Personal Image)

I decided our theme should be “It’s Better in the Bahamas” since it’s their catch phrase and I choose Bahamas because the beach was better. I played around with using that in a logo because it could be used on things I wanted people to reuse or things I wanted to resell if I had extras (Personal Image)

I sent the logos off to my online bride friends and recieved some feedback. They made me feel good about my skills and by then I had really developed my talent. I combined some of my favorites to come up with these. Because I can never pick just one of anything I choose my top four favorites.

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The image with the pair of conch shells became my favorite because it felt like the two of us and the conch had such meaning to us. I also loved that pretty much all the colors in my color scheme was in the conch shell. I shared them with Raoul once I had narrowed in down a bit and while he didn’t pick one he let me know how impressed he was (Reason 67).  I was touched that he got giddy seeing our names together and my first name with his last name.

Do you think it’s necessary to brand your wedding with a logo?

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