Because today is the day of love, I want to take this weekend post in a little different direction. Several years ago, Sur la Table offered a couple of very cute items in their Valentine’s Day line up. Unfortunately, they are not available anymore, but all those balloons made me think of the movie, UP.
Pixar packed so much heart into the montage at the beginning of that movie that it has become more than just part of a cartoon. It is a love story of a life long love, and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with that life long love from all things UP? 🙂 Let’s start with the house (of course!)
There have been real homes inspired by the film.
You can even tour one of them here:
There have been gingerbread houses that are modeled after it.
And flying houses like in the movie.
There have been house plans made of Carl and Ellie’s house.
There have been many sweet birthday parties inspired by the movie…
Like this one.
And cupcakes that recreate the flying house scene.
There have been cute cookies made to look like Carl and the house.
An 80 year old couple even made a piano duet video in UP movie style.
Some couples have been so inspired by the movie that they have included many of the elements from it in their wedding.
My favorite has been this couple’s engagement shoot.
(Part 1 here)
Part 2 here
And the very precious wedding here.
(If you have not seen it, you really need to click on the link and read the narrative with the shoot. It’s pretty amazing. 🙂 )
Now let’s take a look at two scenes from the actual movie.
First meet Ellie:
And now the part that has inspired all the love stories..Carl and Ellie’s married life.
(Get your hankie ready. It’s a real tear jerker.)
Okay, I am not going to leave you all sniffle-ly sad.
Here are a couple of little quizzes you can take just for fun. 🙂
1. Which Pixar couple are you and your significant other? (click here.)
2.Which Female Pixar Character are you? (click here.)
Look who I got!!
(Not sure that’s exactly a correct analysis, but I’ll take it! )
I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!
Share some chocolate with someone near and dear. 🙂
Until next time,
p.s. This one is for my wonderful-extremely-patient-love-at-first-sight husband.