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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 & Rachelโ€™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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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It’s the Wedding Season

Wedding Cards Galore!
Wedding Cards Galore!

These few months seem to the wedding season for my circle of friends. I have been attending at least one wedding every week since a month ago and the momentum is going to continue till the end of the year.

One reason is the age – the average marriage age for Singaporean male is 29.8 and 27.2 for female (Wikipedia, 2007). My friends fit in these age brackets.

Another reason could be people trying to avoid getting married next year as it’s the year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac which is deemed inauspicious by some.

The chain of weddings are painful on the pocket with the Chinese’s penchant for lavish hotel banquets which entail customary ang pows from guests in order for the couple to cover their costs. If we were to ask me, the prices are probably highly inflated by the hotels and restaurants who profiteer from people’s willingness to give during the special occasion. At the end of everything, they are the one who stand to gain the most, not the couple who may even incur a hefty lost.

Rachel and I are now planning for our own wedding which should be in the middle of next year if all goes smoothly. It’s quite a chore, but we are also learning from our friends’ weddings as we attend them one by one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Wedding Season

May and June seems to be the wedding season among my friends. I attended three weddings over the last two weekends. There will be at least four more in the coming month, last when I counted.

It’s hard on the pocket, but yet it feels good to see my friends enter into marital bliss one by one.

My secondary school classmates
My secondary school classmates

Last Friday, I attended the wedding of my secondary school classmate, Kim Yong. It was great to see my secondary school classmates again at the wedding. The topics were no longer about soccer and computer games, but wives, career and housing. We still bonded well, and the bunch of us chatted till past 11pm, after all the guests have left. Towards the end, we actually managed to list out the entire class roaster, name by name, index number by index number!

Er Kai and his Korean wife, Yoon Sun
Er Kai and his Korean wife, Yoon Sun
Group photo with my China travel buddies
Group photo with my China travel buddies

On Saturday, I attended the wedding of a friend, Er Kai, whom I got to know from an exchange trip to China when I was still in NTU. He had invited the rest of our travel pals as well and it was heartwarming to see everyone again. This group is slightly younger – with me being the oldest among them, excluding the professor who went on the trip with us. Er Kai got to know his Korean wife when they met in Japan while both of them were still students. It took a while for their relationship to blossom, but they sure look like they were made for each other at their wedding night. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shaun is getting married! :)

My friend, Ee Shaun is getting married to his longtime sweetheart, Carol. Shaun is a lecturer at Republic Polytechnic, but is better known to many as an established pop art illustrator. Check out his cool website, Gardensilly.

shaun and carol's wedding

Anyway, I received an email invite card from Shaun today and it’s the nicest wedding invite I have seen for quite a while (Great work, dude)! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am posting it up on my blog to help Shaun show off his artwork – I have also taken the liberty to edit away private information. What do you think of his design?

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