What does it feel like, when you have your wedding ceremony and your close friends, and even your own sister, and your brother, aren't coming? I don't know what it is like. But I'm pretty sure that is pathetic. Like what happened to my older brother.
So this is the story. My brother, call him Ginan, is a geeky programmer, not really talkative and considered as a "cool" person (if you're not really know him, you can say that. In fact, he's not at all! ha). And the wife, call her Pipi, an agricultural national department employee, she's anything opposite to him in personality. But they shared the same favorite activities though. Like movies and games things. Maybe that is why they are into each other.
FYI, they met while they were in high school. They weren't very close back then but after several years graduated from the university (yeah, the same university: my brother took mathematics department and the wife took agricultural science) they decided to have a relationship. They were engaged in 2010 and two weeks ago (June 11, 2012) they've held their marriage. On MONDAY.
|The invitation. Everything was themed as "grey".|
They said it was a long family contemplation before decided to choose that day. I still hate this decision and still coping. I mean, wedding is supposed to be held on weekends so many people can attend. And I, for my training rules don't allow me to take any days off (except if you have a funeral to attend), didn't have a chance to come. Poor me. And poor my brother. I think nobody will happy if your sister doesn't come to your wedding: one of your very important moment in your life. It just don't feel so complete. And in addition, my younger brother, Sani, also had to attend a survey before he had his college entrance test held on the next Tuesday. He actually came for several hours.
Anyway, I couldn't do anything to change the facts that I DIDN'T ATTEND my own brother's wedding. But at least I've made something special for them. I knew that they play Aveyond game series. So I decide to make the greeting card as in Aveyond. For the sketching part, I remembered that actually my brother wanted me to draw him a wedding portrait, as in a pre wedding photos, in anime style. So here what we've got:
|Raw sketch of the couple.|
|The nicely done wedding-gift-card.|
Simply done by photoshoping anything.
|The wedding gift plus its framed gift-card.|
By the way, it took 2 weeks before I decided what kind of gift I will give to them. I found nothing nice enough! Sadly. So then I simply bought a bed cover from my friend's online shop. Safe and sound. Another photos from the wedding (sorry for the bad quality, the official photos haven't released yet):
|Full of tears moment.|
|The wedding procession.|
|Left to right: Bapak, Ginan, Sani, Pipi, Ibu. P.S.: I SUPPOSED to be here, too.|
Last but not least, barakalloh my dear brother and new sister, I believe that this marriage is supposed to mix our two families tied together, not to attach one part to another (if you know what I mean). I love y'all. May your new little sub family (call it a sub, because we've got a bunch of branches here! lol) full of blessing from Allah SWT. Stay istiqomah and stay happily ever after, like what you've played in Aveyond. :)