Wedding

Designs I made for my own marriage

I got married in 2016 at Kasteel Duurstede, one of the oldest castles in The Netherlands. Here, I want to share some of the work I did as part of the preparations.

First: my wife and I have a thing for owls. The Dutch word for ‘owl’ (uil) is part of the Dutch word for ‘wedding’ (bruiloft). Therefore, it felt logical to use an owl as part of the logo. Although I did make some sketches for logos, I figured actually designing one would be too time-consuming. In a search for a template I stumbled upon an excellent owl logo on Adobe Stock, which I used after some modification.

Early logo sketch
Early logo sketch
Another logo sketch
Two owls forming a heart-like shape

The full logo consists of the owl, the word ‘bruiloft‘ with the letters ‘uil‘ underlined as a subtle joke, and our names. Large spacing and uppercase text in ‘bruiloft‘, combined with the script font used for our names, give a classy and yet personal feel to the logo.

Wedding logo
Final logo

Ultimately, the recognizable style was used for our invitations and a floor plan for the main tower. Since we used several floors for different purposes (for example: upstairs from the dance hall was a lounge), this helped guests find the appropriate spaces and the somewhat hidden toilets.

The (censored) inside of the invitations our wedding guests received
The (censored) inside of the invitations our wedding guests received
Floor plan
Floor plan of the main tower of Kasteel Duurstede
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Oh yeah, this was us on our wedding day:

Photo of me and my wife at our wedding location
Photo of me and my wife at our wedding location