how i used our wedding monogram

It’s no secret that I love a good monogram. In fact, one of my absolute favorite details of our wedding was the custom monogram that Shuler Studio designed for me and Andrew. (Read about the entire process here!) To this day I think it’s one of the prettiest things I’ve ever laid eyes on. I couldn’t wait to bring it into our Southern-inspired wedding day!

When it comes to a wedding monogram (technically a “duogram” in our case, as we wanted to use it before we wed) there are endless ways to bring it into your special day. Your creativity truly is the limit!

Today, I wanted to share the different ways we incorporated our wedding monogram into our big day. I hope it adds a bit of pretty inspiration to your day!



When I first told my wedding planner about my vision for the wedding (think southern, classic, pink, etc) and my excitement about our duogram, the first thing she said was “You have to get your head table linens monogrammed!”

My photographer, whose taste I admire in every way, immediately recommended Skyler Baty of SB Monograms for the job. Talk about making a vision come to life!

I sent her my monogram file, selected a thread color, and in no time she had transformed my digital monogram into the most beautiful embroidery I had ever seen. I squealed out loud when I picked them up the week of the wedding!

These monogrammed linens truly took the head tables to the next level, and were such a special touch to the evening! I love that unlike most of the things you spend money on for a wedding, these are treasures I can use again and again as Andrew and I entertain over the years. So special!

A huge thank you to Skyler for making this vision become a reality. See more of her gorgeous work here!


Dance Floor

Oh, that pink dance floor monogram. Looking at these photos puts a smile on my face all over again!

The first time I saw a monogram on a dance floor was at a friend’s wedding a couple of years ago. Needless to say, it took my breath away when I walked into her reception! And that’s what I love about this special detail… it’s an immediate, high-impact way to really personalize your reception. My mom and I got compliments on it all night long, and are still hearing about it!

Our dance floor vendor offered a vinyl monogram service for an additional charge, and handled the set up and removal so that we didn’t have to do a thing. I think it was worth every penny!


Save the Dates & Stamps

Timeless and traditional invitations were my mom’s number one priority during the wedding planning process, so we decided to keep the invitations themselves simple and bring the monogram into the stamps and save the dates!

I ordered the stamps online from, and can’t wait to share more details about our save the dates and invitations soon!


Bridal Bouquet

A couple of weeks before the wedding, I realized that I didn’t have anything blue! (I guess that’s what happens when you have a pink wedding… oops!)

So, I had a ribbon embroidered with our duogram and wedding date to wrap around my bouquet and pin with my great aunt’s diamond broach. This last minute touch ended up being one of my very favorites. I’m planning on framing the ribbon in a shadow box once we get all settled in to our new home!


Reception Accessories

Let’s just say I went a little “monogram crazy” with our reception accessories. (But really, is anyone surprised?!) I used For Your Party to create custom cups, cocktail napkins, menus, coasters and so much more. I can’t wait to share more about the process soon!

We ended up having plenty of everything left over, and it’s been so fun using those pretty pink cups in our new home here in Florida!

Looking back, having a custom wedding monogram designed was truly one of the best decisions I made while wedding planning. It gave me and Andrew something beautiful, personal and timeless to theme our wedding around, and is a treasure I can’t wait to continue using in our home!

I hope this post added a bit of loveliness to your day, and I can’t wait to share more soon!

Love from the Sunshine State,


Photography by John Cain Photography


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  1. Caitlyn said:

    I love this post! I just finalized my wedding monogram with Shuler Studio this morning!!! I cannot wait to use it!!

    Published 6.29.19 · Reply
    • A Lonestar State of Southern said:

      Caitlyn! I am SO excited for you! I’ll never forget opening the final file for the first time. Too much fun! :) xo Kate

      Published 7.1.19 · Reply
  2. Monty said:

    A and K sure make a beautiful duogram and its stunning in pink. pink! I think I loved it most on your Bachelorette Party @elisabethandbutter cookies. Something to treasure forever!!

    Published 6.29.19 · Reply
    • A Lonestar State of Southern said:

      Thank you Monty! I’m with you on that – they were too pretty to eat! :) xo Kate

      Published 7.1.19 · Reply
  3. Lindsay said:

    Hi Kate! I love seeing details from your wedding!! Can’t wait for more :) Did you only do the monogrammed napkins for the head table or for every guest?

    Published 6.30.19 · Reply
    • A Lonestar State of Southern said:

      Hi Lindsay! Great question! I only had monogrammed napkins for the head table. We used plain hemstitch napkins for the guests! xo Kate

      Published 7.1.19 · Reply
      • Lindsay said:

        Thanks so much for letting me know :) Have a wonderful day and best of luck unpacking!

        Published 7.1.19 · Reply
  4. Kathy said:

    Absolutely beautiful!!! I love this and am excited to see more!!!

    Published 7.1.19 · Reply
  5. Saving this post for my future wedding one day because girl!!! This is so stunning and classic. I love the ways you used your wedding monogram.

    Juliana Grace |

    Published 7.1.19 · Reply
  6. These are beautiful photos!

    Published 7.1.19 · Reply
  7. Jazmin said:

    Hi Kate! Thank you for sharing so much of your wedding- it was beautiful! Either I’m making it up or I recall you saying that you were going to use your monogram for China Place Settings. Do you have a recommendation for that?

    Thank you!

    Published 7.12.19 · Reply
  8. Daniel said:

    Dear Kate, this is the first blog I am coming across highlighting the importance to your monogram in the whole of wedding ceremony. Thank you for sharing such valuable ideas on different ways how one can integrate the monologue in different creative manner such as dance floor, napkins, wedding card, etc.

    Published 7.15.19 · Reply
  9. Dana Diamond said:

    absolutely adore this custom monogram! I too created one for my June 15th wedding, but must say – I wish I used this company!! xoxo

    Published 7.19.19 · Reply
  10. Lani Llanes said:

    Love the monogram and your style is so classic!

    Published 7.22.19 · Reply
  11. Kellie said:

    Who did your save the dates? I love them!

    Published 9.12.19 · Reply
  12. Leslie D Crouse said:

    Kate – you have inspired my September 2020 wedding SO very much! I ordered my duogram from Shop Surcie, plan to get my stamps printed with the duogram and have everything ready for checkout with!

    I was curious to know where/how you obtained your embroidered blue ribbon for your bouquet? What I beautiful touch!

    Thank you for being you!

    Leslie Crouse
    [email protected]

    Published 4.16.20 · Reply
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