Cat Chan On May 19, 2020

We love us a wedding. And we love one with a good engagement story to tow.


One of the most popular uses of Neon Signs are at weddings. In fact, one of our top sellers are custom neon signs which our clients will often make themselves using our neon builder tool. It’s pretty awesome if we say so ourselves.


So, when clients contact us, we know that it’s usually for one of two reasons:

  1. They want our creative input as innovative designers to create something unique

  2. They already have a design in mind that they want to our expert neon team to create it for them


Carla fell into category 1. And her desire for a unique neon sign matched her unique engagement story.


Not your typical day…

As with all clients, we like to understand a bit about them and their story, and all about their neon needs. So when we asked Carla about her engagement story, we weren’t expecting a minor natural disaster to be part of it!


In Carla’s words… “It’s a fairly unique story…basically, my fiancé and I were doing a tour of an active volcano in Vanuatu”. That alone would be memorable.


But it gets better, we’re not sure Hollywood producers could script it better. “The volcano erupted and (debris) hit me! A few broken bones later I am now back at work after an 8-week recovery, but we are both doing well and excited about planning our wedding”. Definitely a story for the grandkids.


Carla and her fiancé wanted something that, in so few words, could capture their unique engagement story. They wanted to see “And the volcano went boom” in Neon light.


Orange you glad you’re here…

Being so versatile, our Cool White, Warm White, Light Pink, and Light Green are among our top sellers. So, when we heard this Neon Sign involved a volcano, our creative juices started flowing.


One of the best parts of our Sketch and Etch team is having a design team on-site. Meaning it makes it 1000% faster and easier to collaborate to help bring our Clients’ visions to life. We tried a variety of colors, fonts and sizes for this phrase. Having several words in a Neon Sign, it can be difficult to make it look on point. Plus, getting the perfect size requires a fine balance. We have to consider fitting in all the words while not blowing out the size (or the client’s budget)! Luckily for us, we have an amazing and experienced design team!


After going back and forth with our Client and our design team, we’d done it. We had created a neon sign which perfectly captured this moment for Carla and her fiancé.


It was a stunning 4ft wide by 2ft 7inches high (approx. 1200mm wide x 830mm high), in mesmerizing orange.


We are happy to report Carla’s wedding went off without the same drama as her engagement and they are now happily married – with no broken bones.


Big Love,

The Sketch and Etch Neon team x


And remember – everything looks better in Neon!

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We wanted something that was more of a spectacle…so we settled on a neon sign. I’m not kidding when I say they were THE easiest company I have ever had to deal with. It came 3 days early and was such a centrepiece for our wedding…everyone took a photo of it and it was really special, and now it sits proudly above our bed!”

Blake and Clay
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"The team at Sketch and Etch are a delight to work with, no task is ever too big or small. They are all about the little details with thought and consideration put into each and every item that they produce. They are one of our favourite suppliers to work with, always coming up with new and innovative ideas to provide their clients with the best. We love them!"

Jamieson Cosgriff, LENZO @partywithlenzo
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"The #BecomingBascombe Wedding was the best wedding people ever attended! We have Sketch & Etch to thank for all of their amazing signage and neons. The design process was so easy and fun. We truly saw our vision come to life. We were on a time crunch and the Sketch & Etch team helped us through every step. I cannot imagine our special day without them."

Rachel and Kornelius Bascombe
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"Great communication throughout the process! The neon signs we ordered are incredible and lovely Hana was so amazing with helping us out with designs. The signs are so great and we can't wait to use them again!

Annie, After the Rock
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"Sketch & Etch were such a dream to work with (Lily is a superstar!). We had a neon sign made for our office & were blown away by the end result. The whole process was seamless & the turn around was unbelievable!"

Anne-Louse Kitt, Shortys Liquor
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"The team at FBMJ have had the pleasure of working alongside Sketch & Etch for so many amazing corporate events, weddings and private functions.
The creativity of the team and the quality of S&E’s products are BEYOND. 
As one of our top preferred suppliers for all things fabulous and we cannot recommend them enough."

Brett Coles, Owner, Flowers By Brett Matthew John