Draft Logo

After looking and reading through the different logos in our required reading I researched different wedding websites and blogs. For the most part all that I really found were common wedding websites and magazines. I was looking for something more detailed then these. When I went to research the best wedding blogs,  I came across the website Bridal Musing which had an article with 100 Best Wedding Blogs.

What I liked about this post is that it really had a range of different wedding blogs in terms of different ethnicities, different religions, same sex marriages, etc. I browsed through some of those blogs to kind of see how logos or designs varied. All of them had varying designs but they were all very simplistic but classic.

In this post there was a section called “Budget Wedding Blog”. I noticed that a majority of these blogs

The Budget Savvy Bride

Kiss My Tulle

All had very similar designs with the script writing and gold glitter like fonts. I like that they were simplistic but still beautiful because that way it keeps it diverse in terms of audience but also stays true to the beauty aspect of a wedding.

The design for my logo was definitely difficult for me as I am definitely not very artsy but didn’t want my logo to be so simplistic like most other blogs or websites. My logo is a blurred dollar with a cluster of flowers in the upper left and upper right corners with “Truly Madly Thrify” vertically in front of the dollar.

For my logo I wanted something that was going to be fun but still delicate. In my about me I write about how the wedding planning process should be a fun experience and not a stressful or expensive one. That’s why I felt making a soft dollar and some flowers to lighten it up would really pair well with that message in my blog.

To form the dollar I used the technique that we uses in the banner’s tutorial to give it a slight wave. There is a gradient of different green used as a fill for the dollar. I used the ellipse tool to form the circles of the flowers and then arranged them to make the perfect shape. I grouped all the circles together then resized and copied them to form the C shape on the upper and lower edge of the dollar. I then grouped and blurred the flowers and the dollar and lowered the opacity and gave it a soft glow.

The font for the wording was difficult for me because I like the look for the script writing and wanted to incorporate that into my design. I did a script writing that was little bit more fun.

I’m looking for ways to try to make this stand out more in terms of effects or colors maybe while still having it look classy.




2 thoughts on “Draft Logo

  1. Hi Kirsten, I like your thought process of incorporating a variety of weddings and religions, etc., into how you would want your logo to appeal across the board. I like the blue wave you created by using a dollar and blurring it to give it a new dynamic. The font you choose is fun and flowing. The flowers in the corners give it a romantic flow but I think they need to be more dominate in the logo. My suggestion it to add a tag line about affordable flowers because if I saw this logo I would have no idea what the company is. You would have to play with it to see where a tag line would look best. Overall, I feel you accomplished the classy look.

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  2. I really appreciated the feedback that I did get in regards to my design. I agree with suggestion that the flowers in the logo should be more prominent but I am trying to figure out a way to do that without it being too girly.

    I also know that I have a lot of different colors/ color affects in my logo which I know is one of the mistakes in the list of common logo mistakes. I am running into this issue with the font as well because if I take away a majority of the background image to make it simpler than it’s mainly just the font which I feel will be too close to other blog’s logos.

    I like that I received good feed back about the waving “dollar bill” in the background because I wanted to do something simple and fun that tied in with the thrifty type theme in my title. I want to find ways that I can incorporate that maybe in a simpler way with the final draft.


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