Tag: wedding

Our Wedding Photo goes viral after almost 1 year wedding

For the past few months, most of my traffic comes from Facebook, because of this Facebook status placard photo.

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It has been spreading worldwide, becoming popular among Malaysians, and even the Gulf countries, since we are Muslims.

Privacy concern?

I have been getting lots of Friend Requests on Facebook and so has my wife. This is really bugging me. I’m sorry I don’t accept most of the friend requests. I keep Facebook to people I know. You may follow me on Twitter or my official Facebook Page.

Being evergreen?

I’m not sure how long this will be going viral on the net. But what I know is that it will be evergreen because people will always think we were just married last Friday, as stated on the placard, Friday at 9.41pm.

Some couples also used the relationship status card on their wedding day but inserted their wedding date as well, making it look outdated if it is circulated like our photo. Well, I think I made a good move since I just put the day without our actual wedding date.

People using our picture for tazkirah – about relationship on FB

This is a good thing. I know many people like to announce their relationship on FB without realizing they are telling the whole world they are doing vices.

I don’t mind people using our picture as long as it brings good connotation, to remind others, to make aware of only ‘announcing your relationship once its legal and lawful’.

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My Wedding Cartoon Character was Spotted at Festival Pengantin in Bangi

Salam. Last week, I was informed through Facebook and Twitter that my wedding cartoon character was spotted on a promotional bunting for Festival Pengantin in Bangi.

This is how it looks like.

What do you think?

I wish the bunting was designed with more effort besides including the cartoon. The typography, colour scheme, graphic and everything else looked so messed up! Such an amateurish design. No offense.

Now back to the cartoon and the copyright stuff. I was a bit irritated because the designer who designed the bunting simply used the cartoon without my consent.

Probably it was my mistake because I didn’t put any license on it. So from now on, effective 23rd April 2011, I’m implementing this copyright license on all my works featured on my blog.

Creative Commons License

Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported

You are free:
to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to Remix — to adapt the work

Under the following conditions:
Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

So, that’s all for now. Just for some updates, I already got broadband connection at home. I’ll get back to my freelance business and participate more in the cyber world after a long 1 month hiatus.

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Wedding Design Project: Wedding Video Montage

Salam. This is the final entry for the wedding design project series. I just want to share my wedding video montage that I have created for my wedding at Ipoh.

Inspiration

The first time I watched a wedding montage was back in 2002. At that time, I worked part time for banquet at Renaissance Hotel. There were a few times when I served the Chinese set for weddings in the ballroom.

It was my first time watching a wedding video montage featuring photos of the bride and groom, from their childhood until now and how they met each other.

At that time, I told myself that one day I would have my own wedding montage for my wedding.

Besides that, I also had attended lots of weddings for the past few years. I can say that some people who have their wedding in a hall will consider to have a wedding montage compared to those having it at their houses.

Last minute job

Since I’m a designer with some alter ego, I told myself that I wanted to do it on my own. After all, I’ve been doing multimedia presentation since studying in university.


However, since I have to prepare lot of things for my wedding, I forgot to prepare the video. Anyway, thanks to Cyberlink PowerDirector, I managed to do it within 4 hours. I could not imagine if I were to do it in After Effects. I might not sleep at all that night.

This exclude choosing and scanning old photos. Its a last minute job and its hard for me to choose the best photos from the tonnes of pictures in the classic photo album.

The Video

Basically there are three parts of video. The first one is ‘Our Biography’ followed by ‘the Solemnization’ and ‘Reception at IIUM’. I haven’t edited them yet but do enjoy the first one for now. I will continue editing the other videos when I have some free time.

The background music is Yiruma – River Flows in You

Thanks for watching. If you are interested to use my service to create such video, please contact me and ask for quotation.

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Wedding Design Project: Facebook Relationship Status Geeky Placard

Salam. In this entry, I will share about the geeky placard that I’ve designed for the wedding on the bride’s side.

Facebook Relationship Status

Facebook has a relationship status update that shows the user’s status whether being single, in a relationship, engaged or married. So I wanted to take this concept into the wedding.

Credits to Liewcf for taking a screenshot of his married status. I used the template to design mine because at that time, it was hard to look for the relationship status update on my Facebook homepage.

The date on the placard was when I officially got married which was when the ‘akad nikah’ took place on Friday.

Designing the placard in Illustrator

Then, I opened Adobe Illustrator to trace the design. I imitated the font, which is Tahoma and the blue and grey font color.

I got the Facebook vector icon from lopagof via Hongkiat but there were slight differences compared to the latest heart icon. With some tweaks and editing, I managed to get the same look of the latest icon.

Printing the placard

I designed the placard to be in two horizontal A3 size, side by side. Then I pasted them on a half A1 mounting board. Here’s the diagram on how I put them altogether.

Download the template

I generously would like to share this template in AI. The format is in Adobe Illustrator CS3. Make sure you have Tahoma font installed on your machine.

(984kb)

Well, this is one kind of geeky stuff that I have on my wedding. There will be one more final entry about my wedding design project before I’ll write non-marriage stuff again.

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Wedding Design Project: Bride & Groom Cartoon Character

Salam. Welcome again to this wedding design project series. In this entry, I just want to share about the cartoon character of me and my wife in a cute or chibi version.

Idea and Inspiration

This idea is not new. After seeing some illlustration and cartoon characters on the wedding cards I received, I also want to have it. It sure reflects our persona which are cute and creative. Hehe.

Commisioning artist at deviantart

After I’ve done some research about the cartoon style, which is chibi style, I started to look for someone who can do it for me. Chibi style is a cartoon character with a big head and small body. This is my first time commissioning an artist from deviantart.

I’ve found Mashi from Singapore. So I’ll just commissioned her to do the cartoon. There are plenty of artist on DeviantArt but its quite hard to see those who are open for commission.

So I send the picture of us when we were trying on the wedding attire as reference for the artwork. I’ve forgotten to include the accessories that came with the wedding attire such as brooch, keris and crown. Anyway it looks cute doesn’t it?

Using it for Stickers and Invitation Card

Wedding Invitation Card

Stickers on door gift

Stickers on bunga telur

So that’s all for now. I’ll continue with wedding design project in the next entry which is a bit geeky.

Note
The price for 1000 pieces of 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch round stickers is about RM360.

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