Running out of ideas to improve the ginkgo leaf theme for our logo-of-sorts, I shifted my attention to another invitation design theme which I had actually been thinking about for some time.
The inspiration... two-and-a-half years of long daily commutes from the dorm to the school via subway and train. Did I mention long? Sixteen stations in all, if my memory serves me right, or two hours or more spent everyday just for traveling.
And in each trip, each day, you'll never know who you'll meet and sit beside with inside the train, how brief or lasting those encounters will be, or how they will change your life, eventually...
|2008: Future groom demonstrates another use for a camera case.|
For the invitation, the idea is to have our names drawn like the lines of the Tokyo Metro Subway, which are represented by different letters of the alphabet that are enclosed by "rings" of a specific color.
The different elements of the invitation (parents of the B and G, sponsors, wedding ceremony and wedding party venues, etc) would then be connected to each other through colored lines:
We were pretty satisfied with the final output. I am particularly enamored with our bride-and-groom drawing which was modified from an image we saw from the internet. Jon took pains to have Mr. Groom in barong Tagalog (traditional Filipino formal attire for men), and Ms. Bride wear a turquoise pendant similar to mine: