This week I had the pleasure of working on a custom wedding logo with a bride whose fiance loves to hunt. She wanted to do a Browning “Buckmark” inspired wedding logo to surprise her fiance! I was excited to receive this request, because I’ve actually been playing around with the idea of doing a deer-based wedding logo for quite some time.
The first round of ideas I sent her used deer motifs derived from the buckmark and adapted to varying degrees. (I thought it would be cute to add a matching doe to make a deer couple.) In this group, I particularly like 3, 4 and 6 – she liked number 4, but wanted the buck to be less obvious, perhaps in outline.
The challenge was this: make the buck element visible enough that her husband could see and enjoy it, but understated enough that most guests wouldn’t immediately realize there was a deer in the logo! Appropriate enough when you consider the importance of camouflage and perception in hunting…
The next round of ideas I sent definitely played down the deer aspect. I made the deer an outline, rather than filled, and in some of these I turned his antlers into more abstract swirls.In the column all the way to the right, I tried to sort of “hide” the deer among the swirls of the script initials. These were the ones she liked.
So after a little more input, this is what we have to the date of this writing:
As you can see, the deer is definitely there, but you have to look for it among the more classic script and serif monogram. The colors and design aren’t finalized yet, but she’s happy and wants to use this very personal and unique wedding logo on her cake, invitations and other wedding decor! Thanks Gina, it was a challenge, but so fun!
This custom wedding logo was fondly designed by Colleen of Forever Logos.