Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wedding Monograms

We are in love with the idea of "branding" a wedding. It is so much fun and such a special project for us to come up with a wedding monogram that really speaks of who the couple is, something  that reflects their unique personalities and special story - what makes them them. The great thing about a really unique wedding monogram is that it can become a family crest of sorts... even being carried through the years and used on special occasions, perhaps even adding children's initials as your family grows!

A wedding monogram can be used in all sorts of ways, on a save-the-date, invitation, and carried through all the wedding stationery. It can be printed on favor tags, cocktail napkins, (LOVE!) and even as a light shone on the dance floor or a wall at the reception (trés chic!).

A wedding monogram doesn't have to be used on absolutely everything... in fact, we have found that it can work equally well as the main piece of art or as a classy detail. For example, you may have a damask theme running through your printed materials, but use your monogram as a seal for the envelope, on a card in gift baskets for out-of-town guests, on cocktail napkins, and as a dance floor light image. That way it works as a special and sophisticated detail but is not overly matchy-matchy. Your guests are sure to be impressed!

Erica and Timothy had a very formal black and white wedding and used their wedding monogram to adorn their wedding invitation set, program, place cards, menu, and table numbers.

Christy and Michael are planning a beach wedding in San Diego, California and have a seashell theme running through their wedding stationery. We created this logo for them and they will be using it on a cuff around their invitation, on their custom stamps, and on gift tags for their favors.
Adam and Rachel wanted a very simple but graphic monogram that they could use in the upper left corner of all their wedding stationery and day-of details. We used a strong, serif A for Adam's initial and a fancier "girly" script for Rachel's initial. They used it in their wedding colors, alternating the logo in plum and orange.

Monday, February 2, 2009

A Pouts & Polka Dots Sneak Preview!

We are SO excited about a new line of baby announcements we're working on at Pouts & Polka Dots and we wanted to give you a little sneak peak! The new line is called "Organics." We chose the name not only because the designs all use elements that come from nature such as flowers, branches, berries, birds, and butterflies, but also because it is printed on a beautiful linen paper that is friendly to the environment by using 30% post-consumer waste, and processed chlorine-free. We love the idea of not only helping to celebrate a new little one's entry into the world, but also making a conscious effort to help keep their new planet healthy by printing their announcement on this "green" paper.

The "Organics" line not only has a very natural look and feel to it, but there is a touch of vintage sprinkled in as well with the GORGEOUS, antique hand-drawn flowers and branches. We think it's the perfect artwork to bring that classic elegance and pure, organic beauty to your custom birth announcement.

Look for the entire "Organics" line coming soon to our website!

"Gifting Bird" design (the first in the "Organics" line) for a sweet, new baby boy or girl.

Close up of the top of the "Gifting Bird" design.

We're just a little bit in love with these sweet gifting birds featured on the first of our new designs in the "Organics" line. We hope you will be too. :)