|Trendy-chic monogram with a heart for the wedding day, and the couples' new H monogram for their stationery.|
|Finally getting to use the new monogram with their last name initial at the wedding reception|
|To our family and friends, thank you for being our support system, our encouragement, our partners in crime...|
|Wedding program by Real Card Studio|
|Silhouette wedding party program by Real Card Studio|
If you follow our blog, this invitation may look familiar, because we featured this couple's save the date earlier this year.
I love when we get to do all the pieces for an event from start to finish, as it really makes for a very coordinated event. And the pieces get easier and easier to design, as many of the tough decisions made at the beginning carry through to the end. After you've fussed about the colors and paper, those decisions are already made for the next round. Not that this bride had any trouble making decisions. As an event producer for a technology product group, she didn't waste any time choosing and approving the designs. And I have to say, there's not a piece in the bunch that would have been improved by more contemplation. It's pink and navy perfection throughout. And I've been dying to share the series of three monograms we designed for Lauren and Chuck.
I'm a stickler for proper monogram etiquette. The rule I see people break most often is using a three letter monogram with the groom's last name initial (without the bride's) on the save the date, wedding invitation or program pieces. (Even when the bride and groom have the same initial... showing just one implies it's his). Technically, that monogram should not be used until they are actually married. (Read more about monogram etiquette.) So for this couple, I came up with three monograms that they would change as the engagement and wedding progressed. A diamond icon for their engagement, a heart for the wedding, and finally their shared name initial for the reception menu, stationery and into perpetuity. Cute, right?
And of course, the ever-popular silhouette wedding party program, using illustrations created by Heather McGrath Design. Silhouettes have been oh-so popular. For good reason too-- guests really relate to the diagram, it helps them see who is who.
This couple also wanted to be gracious and thank their family and friends for sharing the happiest day of their lives. Using the colors and design elements we already had in place, we recreated a trend-worthy thank you note that was placed at each plate. To contrast with the white table linens, we went with a navy blue card and white with a pop of hot pink to show off the newest monogram in the series.
A sweet ensemble for a very sweet couple.
Real Card Studio custom designed this wedding stationery suite for digital printing. Portfolio photos by Fresh Outtakes. Wedding photography by Azzura Photography.