Thursday, March 25, 2010

Introducing Our Monogram

We are finally done with designing our invitations! We've spent a lot of time looking at invitations and stationary online and even went as far as to inquire about designing invitations with a professional. But we finally settled on doing them ourselves since Mr. Milk is pretty talented in this area. 

Mr. Milk is definitely the creative one in this duo. He has a good eye and does a lot of similar things for his work. He also has some connections with a professional printer, which means we can get our paper products printed for much cheaper. So after we got over the technical issues we were having, we got into creative mode, and started with the monogram. We chose the font we liked and off we went.

Here is what we first came up with. 


We both liked this one and it was the contender for a while until we worked on it a little more. Not sure how the color will show up on your screen but they are supposed to be pool/aqua (border, names, date) and sand (initials). Between the different computers we've seen this on we get light blue, very bright blue, and aqua. But you get the idea I guess. The monogram will be backed onto metallic aqua cardstock, hence the border.

We were happy with the color scheme but thought about making it a little more modern. So here is what we finally decided on:


What do you think? How are you doing with invitation/stationary design and/or purchase?

P.S. 6 MONTHS TO GO!

20 fabulous blogger's comments:

Ghenet said...

Pretty! Love the color combo.

KMalandro2B said...

Love the look, not your typical monogram and I like that. Colors rock.

I'm suppose to receive our invites today and i'm super excited!!!! Stressed a lot with the planning process so it's not to see the final product!

Em said...

Love how it turned out! I really like those colors together.

JEM - Aqua Bride said...

You know me of all people will adore the color. Our monogram is made with the same font and of course aqua but slightly different. Made it myself and kinda proud of it. Will post later.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very nice! Our colors are pretty much the same, we're doing sky blue, beige, and white :)

Bicoastal Bride said...

I love it! We’re designing our own monogram using a cute grape stamp we found. I’ll share it soon!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

Oh yeah...I definitely like the second one. Very pretty :) I totally relate with frustrations about how colors show up on monitors...even on different printers! SUCKS!

We are totally done with our stationery items and design. I just posted about our programs today and our placecards are in production. I have to print out the table numbers and names for the escort cards sometime in the next couple days but everything is designed and ready for assembling :)

Congrats on getting started on this fun part of the planning.

Ruthy G. said...

la la love the colors you chose! I think both look great...you can't really go wrong!

PartyPlannerGal said...

I really like the way the colors work together! Perfect for a wedding with a beautiful setting like the one you'll be having.

I don't think we'll be using a monogram, but we will be designing all of our own paper products. Neither the fiance nor I have any background whatsoever in graphic design, so wish us luck!

Westside Wedding said...

Love the monograms! You are so on it, 6 months and you already have a lot done! I think I spent too much time researching items and not enough time doing things. I had my invitations designed through an etsy seller - but it ended up being very stressful, she would not reply to my emails, people started leaving her comments about not mailing the invites, but luckily in the end she mailed them and although they were not assembled I was just happy to get them.

Salt said...

I love it! I think it's beautiful and I love that font. Congrats on 6 MONTHS OUT!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love the placement! Woohoo, time is flying!

Gaynor said...

I really like it; whoooop to 6 months to go!

Im all done with my invite as you know and I have also done my placecards, order of service's, menu's, table names & table plan - just need to take pics of them all and share them on my blog.

Only left to do is paint the picture frames for the table names to go in - who's idea was that again!!!!!

Mrs T said...

Love the final draft! The and symbol in the background looks great.

6 months - so excited!!

Katie said...

I like the second one a lot better! It is so pretty!

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Looks pretty! Blue and brown was my color scheme too. Love it.

Kristina said...

I think it's great. You should consult Pantone color chips to make sure your printed product is exactly what color you want it to be. There can be a huge difference between what's on the screen and what's printed. :-)

Here a post on some of my monogram inspiration. I am going for a modern look with a bold typeface.


http://k5becomesabride.blogspot.com/2010/01/fun-with-type-and-monograms.html

Sara said...

they look great!! i love the font& colors :-) the second one is very sharp and chic!

dognbird said...

The colors are great and the monogram is a classic. Well done! PS happy 6 months pre-anniversary!

NuFlaiir - Planning a Destination Wedding said...

Love the monogram and the colors.
So beautiful. The second one is my favorite.

~lilian~