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Idea #1 - Get a logo

posted Oct 1, 2010, 7:21 PM by Sheng Hwee Lim

So when I found out I was getting married (or rather when I put my work aside to actually prepare for the wedding) I wanted something different: be it invites, presentation or something to add some spunk to it. By default it would be streamed live over the Internet and recorded for keep sake. But I wanted more 

Idea numero uno came to me after Easter service. The image in my mind was the Portal logo. It started off with just changing the portal into a heart. Then I thought the logo should have 2 characters and have it to be the bride and groom. So after messing around with the GIMP I came up with this quick draft. 

From Portal: 
 to this: 


For those unfamiliar with the "this is a triumph" bit of the logo please refer to the following YouTube video below of Still Alive sung by Jonathan Coulton [youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=RthZgszykLs] After more tweaking and some designing I was amazed to find a pretty decent logo as I'm no designer. And even better, when I imported it into Inkscape and converted it to a vector image it turned out very nice. So now I have a vector image of my wedding logo. I hope Valve will be ok with me using it =) 

To add to my delight my friend commented that it was a good take on 'falling into love' which was a totally unintended, but very welcome, consequence =) In following posts I will outline how to make an normal image into vector graphic and the benefits of vector graphics

Let the blog be born

posted Oct 1, 2010, 5:48 PM by Sheng Hwee Lim

So in this blog I will just share ideas that I had for my wedding and how I went about implementing them. They will most likely be cross posted to my personal blog at http://blog.thewheatfield.org as well. I just hope sharing these ideas will help anybody else out there who would be interested or even inspire some others out there to make up and implement your own ideas to make your big day even more special

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