Ooh I’m so excited about this post because it’ll give me bragging rights. LOL.
The highly creative girl I “met” on w@w last year — and whose engagement session was the first I featured on moonsnjunes — has finally officially started creating. What, you ask? LOGOS, or in a more wedding-appropriate term — MONOGRAMS! 8D
What is a monogram?
You get the drift.
Anyway, Fozzy (a.k.a. dezphaire) launched Logoswithlove this June. For the record, she’s done a gazillion monograms pro bono for w@wies last year, when she was a member. The ones featured above were some of her work.
I got into the business because of my own wedding preps. I was designing our monogram (which turns out to be a non-monogram) and was dabbling into Adobe Illustrator. I’ve always been fond of typography and graphic illustration and thought this was just the perfect marriage (okay, pun intended) for those two.
Like my teacher asked me in college: what is the point of all this? Simple — personalization. A monogram is like a theme on its own — it binds the wedding elements together. Take it from the monogram maker:
I will take ANYTHING as a source of inspiration. Bride-to-be’s have sent me their gown sketches, entourage pegs, and some have downloaded mood boards or movie posters. If they don’t have a theme in mind, some just give me a run-down of what they don’t like, which still helps me put together in my head a picture of who they are.
So really, the more you reveal about yourself to the designer, the more accurately “you” your monogram becomes.
Now for my “bragging” part: This is who we are, in Fozzy’s logo world.
Besides the beach, the bride and the letterpress invites (not necessarily in that order), our monogram was probably my husband’s favorite element of the wedding. We used it on our canvas totes and drawstrings giveaways, and as tags for wedding favors. See below (photo by Leilani Gallardo)
And because I absolutely loved our wedding monogram, I’ve asked Fozzy to do the moonsnjunes logo! I mean, after a year, I think my blog deserves a dainty little gift from me no? And you can’t get any more dainty than Logoswithlove.