Wednesday, August 25, 2010

          The story of Ell's chandeliers.

          Ell emailed me, specifically requesting a card with an English theme, with chandeliers & doily papers. She even made a not-so-simple sketch to visually explain what she had in mind. I've seen a lot of chandelier-inspired wedding card and from my point of view, they all look the same, with chandeliers hanging at the top & centre of the cards, or at the very left or right of them. But I wanted to do something a little bit different for Ell.

          After much thoughts, I decided to do a background with, not just one chandelier, but a bunch of them. I did not tell this to Ell. Once I've done with the artwork, I emailed her the draft for her feedback without any justification on my design. I wanted Ell to see & judge for herself. I was thinking, if she like it, that would be nice. If not, maybe my idea is just not good enough.

          A while later, came her reply, "k.durra, thx so much! i was jumping to the sky 1st time i saw it ok! :)". I thought that's more than nice. That's simply great!

          And then I read her blog (please click to read). I was on cloud 9!

          Ell took the RM450 package.
          The above artwork are her main invitation card and thank you tag.
          The banner is on hold, waiting for her pre-wed photos.

          Her VIP invitation card, with thank you tag for the her Kelantan reception.
          The VIP card will be printed on elegant 210gsm fine linen paper and its' finishing will be handmade.

          Thank you so much Ell for your kind words.
          You have my pray and may Allah grant all your wishes of a happily-ever-after-life with your darling FH.

          Tuesday, August 17, 2010

          I need your votes, please!

          I am humbly asking for your votes. Please go to Zicco Facebook to vote for my designer tees. Click 'Like' on its page, then go to 'Designer Submissions - Vote Here' photo folder. You'll see 10 of my designs and just click 'like' on all of them. I need 30 likes on each tee and they will go into print! Many many thanks!

          Please click on each tee for a clearer view.

          Monday, August 16, 2010

          Happy D.I.Y Hall : Before & After

          Previous entries on this wedding reception are posted here and here.

          We started off preparing the hall two weeks prior the reception. My father and I checked out the hall, accompanying us was Pak Din, the carpenter we had hired to build the pelamin. Six years ago he built my pelamin and my sister's three years later. We were very fortunate to have the hall newly painted by the Majlis Daerah Rompin and the colours matched the wedding theme perfectly.

          Majlis Daerah Rompin gave us the green light to begin work two days before the big day. The family, cousins, aunts, uncles all gathered together and with full force, started off by arranging all the tables & chairs. Pak Din came and had the pelamin assembled & erected early so I could begin work on the decorations. Yup, that's me laboring over the doily papers for the pelamin. All the table top covers, clothes for the scallops & table skirting are my mother's. Yes, the banquet chair covers & the ribbon sets too. She has a stockpile of them, which she had earlier bought for my wedding and my sister's.

          We had the hall all to ourselves so we placed some mats on the floor, we had picnic, and we even brought some pillows. My sister and I brought our kids along and the hall provided a very spacious area for them to run around and boy, they had a ball!

          On the eve of the big day, the caterer came to set up the tables with plates, drinking glasses and such. We installed some light bulbs for the pelamin, placed the telur rebus on all four bunga telur stands, did a sound check, did the bunga manggar and many more of teeny meeny touching-ups.

          17th July came and feeling a bit discontented with the table top settings done by the caterer the night before, we spent the last few hours before the event to finish off the pelamin, the main tables and the VIP’s. We took a few rounds inspecting the hall, lit some candles and headed home to get ready.

          Finally, after working vigorously for two days and nights, everything is all set and ready to receive the guests.

          Postings on pelamin and door gifts are to follow soon.

          Wednesday, August 4, 2010

          For the bride & groom-to-be

          A Facebook buddy brought up the idea of these design. What do you think? I'm planning to submit them to Zicco T-shirt for printing. If these 2 designs are approved, you could buy your own personalized bride-to-be & groom-to-be t-shirt from them.

          Tuesday, August 3, 2010

          Business cards

          Please refer price here.

          The brochure challenge.

          I've always wanted to do brochures, more t-shirt designs, anything else other than wedding cards. Not that wedding cards are less fun, but I need to challenge my skills & creativity. The opportunity came from It's Managing Director commissioned me to design their promotional brochure and t-shirts for an exhibition. The carnival e-flyer is a bonus.

          These artworks are prepared for for the KL Wedding Carnival 2010.

          C-fold A4 size brochure

          T-shirt design. Print by Zicco.

          My take on the brochure design process? It is indeed industriously different from wedding cards. Would I do it again? Definitely!

          RM450 package for our Facebook buddies.

          artwork here

          500 pieces wedding card
          1 bunting (promotional price)
          1000 pieces thank you tags
          (please refer artwork for type & size)

          Price includes personalized design & envelopes.
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