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Alvin and Rachel’s UP-themed Photo Shoot

Carl and Ellie in the movie, UP
Carl and Ellie in the movie, UP

Photography by Eunice Chan, Rachel’s sister. Minimal additional DI by me. The photos were taken at the open space besides Potong Pasir MRT Station near my residential area.

We were trying to emulate the motion stills of the loving old couple, Carl and Ellie, from the Pixar animated movie, UP.

Coying the movie still above
Coying the movie still above
The photo we chose to use for our wedding e-invite
The photo we chose to use for our wedding e-invite
Big shiny balloons
Big shiny balloons
Sitting on the grass
Sitting on the grass
Up the hill and far away
Up the hill and far away
A kiss beneath the balloons
A kiss beneath the balloons
Photo-taking with vintage camera
Photo-taking with vintage camera
Deep blue sky, lush greenery
Deep blue sky, lush greenery
Colourful balloons and more balloons
Colourful balloons and more balloons
Back at my old home
Back at my old home
Toying with a vintage camera
Toying with a vintage camera
Balloons indoor
Balloons indoor

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Alvin & Rachel’s Wedding Invite Card – Physical Copies are now ready!

Physical copies of the invite cards
Physical copies of the invite cards

I blogged about my wedding invite card design a few days ago. The physical copies of the cards have been collected from our printer. They are ready for dissemination.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the outcome of the card and envelop design. We reduced the tone of the sky to a light shade of baby blue to give it a more pastel, cheery look. The artwork was printed on Japanese wood-free textured paper for a hand-drawn, manga feel.

Inner fold of the card
Inner fold of the card
Front of card
Front of card
Back of card
Back of card
Close-up of the card texture
Close-up of the card texture

For the envelop, we bought the light-weight air-mail variety for thematic unity with the “flying” theme. The Chinese “double happiness” character was manually punched, one by one, by Rachel and I with a paper cutter we specially bought.

Manually punched "double happiness" paper cut on the envelop
Manually punched "double happiness" paper cut on the envelop

How the assembled card and envelop will look
How the assembled card and envelop will look

When I passed my parents their portion of the wedding cards and envelops, my mom was amused by the effort and cost we put into these as she felt people will just “take and throw”. I

told her it reflects our sincerity and we hope to spread our joy to everyone, with a little personal touch. The invite card is the first thing our friends and relatives will receive regarding the wedding and it’s important to give the right first impression. 🙂

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Alvin & Rachel’s Wedding Invite Card

I am done with the illustration and design for our wedding invite card. We have just sent it for printing and will be getting them next week. The theme follows that of the UP design which we did for our e-invite.

This is the front view:

Front view
Front view

Back view:

Back view
Back view

The full view when you spread out the cover:

Full view
Full view

Long time never draw already. Hence took quite a while to complete this. I know I am not so slim any more, but that’s the beauty of illustration vs photography. 🙂

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Alvin & Rachel’s Wedding e-Invite

Photography by Eunice Chan, Rachel’s sister. Additional DI done by me. The design, costume and layout was inspired by Carl and Ellie in the Pixar animation, UP.

Here’s the official version:

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Click on image to enlarge

Here’s the fun version:

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Click on image to enlarge

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