I am a little late today on the post…our movers arrived at 10PM last night and were here until midnight. Good thing my husband took the reigns on that, as I was so exhausted from the Stationery Show in NY, I was basically useless. Anyway, I wanted to go ahead and announce the winner of the Abby Jean/Fontaine Maury contest AND let you know that your ideas have been such a huge hit!

The winner for this contest is…Jenn! Here is her post:

At first glance, I definitely gravitated toward A and C — very clean and modern, simple yet stunning.

But then I started thinking about my own wedding and the understated elegance that I’m aiming for, but most definitely struggling to achieve. And all of a sudden, D jumped out at me as a positively gorgeous option. It looks a lot like the ideas I’ve had for my own monograms, although I’ve encountered stumbling blocks due to the fact that my fiance and I both have the same first initial.

What I really like about D is that you have to look at it for a minute. Take a quick glance, and you really only see a lovely design. But there’s more there, and I so appreciate the symbolism of the overlapping letters.

Your work is just lovely, and I look forward to more posts about your partnership with Fontaine Maury (particularly as a Georgia girl myself)!

The reason that I picked Jenn is simply because I felt like her answer was so true to what so many brides and grooms experience. What you initially gravitate towards, doesn’t always translate into how you imagine your wedding style to be. I love that she took a second look, then a deeper look, into why she liked the various options.

With that said, we took all of your comments to heart and have done something a bit unexpected with the design. Instead of just using “C”, we are actually offering brides a monogramming option…choose the monogram and the ink color, and we will thread it through each of the wedding pieces. We took your comments in making the swirly monogram a bit more bold and unique (less weddingy), the diamond monogram a bit more complete, and the ribbon oval monogram will stay just the same. Here are the final choices:

Monogram

I am thinking that the monograms are going to look spectacular engraved on the darker papers with light ink, OR flat printed in some of the fun, unique colors with darker, more bold inks. Thank you guys SO much for your great ideas. We wouldn’t have been such a hit at the Stationery Show without them!