My Nerdy Wedding Centerpieces

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My Nerdy Wedding Centerpieces

Postby rbaron » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:27 am

I recently got married (yay!) and as I live on a cruise ship, I couldn't do too much in the way of DIY for my wedding. I decided early on to cross stitch the centerpieces for the tables at the reception.
This post (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15088) was written when I thought I ruined these pieces. I was very distraught. Again, vinegar is the best!

Anyway, now that the wedding and honeymoon are over, and we've settled into our first week of work, I can finally post them! Picked a bunch of quotes from books and moves that we both liked, and then he as I sat down and whittled the list down to 8, because 8 tables.

The first four:

From Neil Gaimen's Sandman series:

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"Sometimes when you fall, you fly"
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Lord of the Rings:

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"I would rather spend one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone"
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The Princess Bride:

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This is true love, you think this happens every day?"
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Nightmare Before Christmas:

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"My dearest friend, if you don't mind/I'd like to join you by your side/Where we can gaze into the stars/And sit together, now and forever/For it is plain as anyone can see/We're simply meant to be"
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Re: My Nerdy Wedding Centerpieces

Postby rbaron » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:41 am

The last four:

Hunger Games:

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William Shakespeare's Hamlet (we're theatre people):

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Harry Potter:

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StarWars (duh):

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And one more! Surprise stitch for my husband! He and everyone on the ship watched me stitch the centerpieces. But no one saw me do this sampler for Frank. I just wish I'd gotten it done in time for that "It's dangerous to go alone" challenge lol

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Re: My Nerdy Wedding Centerpieces

Postby Mishatu » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:07 am

Eek! So cute and creative and now I'm squeeing.

Congratulations to you both! You did a fantastic job on the centerpieces.

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Re: My Nerdy Wedding Centerpieces

Postby starrley » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:03 pm

WOW. :shock:
Everything you make is so fantastic. What a lot of stitching! And you live on a cruise ship? How cool. It's awesome that you made all this for your wedding.
I'm so impressed that this is going straight on the blog. :grin: :nod
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Re: My Nerdy Wedding Centerpieces

Postby RMDC » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:46 pm

Excellent pieces - and congratulations! :D You know, every time I see those keychains you sent, I wonder how life on the cruise ship is going. :P
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Re: My Nerdy Wedding Centerpieces

Postby rbaron » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:06 pm

starrley wrote:WOW. :shock:
Everything you make is so fantastic. What a lot of stitching! And you live on a cruise ship? How cool. It's awesome that you made all this for your wedding.
I'm so impressed that this is going straight on the blog. :grin: :nod


Thank you! I love that this work is appreciated by people who do it too (not that my guests didn't enjoy them).
And yes, I work on a ship for about 6 months at a time, in the theatre department. I just started another contract.

RMDC wrote:Excellent pieces - and congratulations! :D You know, every time I see those keychains you sent, I wonder how life on the cruise ship is going. :P


Thanks :) I'm glad you like the keychains still :D and life is good, though I'll start to look for a land-based job pretty soon in the future
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Re: My Nerdy Wedding Centerpieces

Postby Kareesh » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:05 pm

Congrats! Love the centerpieces. :D
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Re: My Nerdy Wedding Centerpieces

Postby QueenBex » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:42 am

those are amazing!! and congratulations to you too!!! :D
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Re: My Nerdy Wedding Centerpieces

Postby Firehawke » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:08 am

These are wonderful!!!

Congrats!!!
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Re: My Nerdy Wedding Centerpieces

Postby BigDaddyWiz » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:23 pm

Cool Centerpieces and Congrats! I like the little details each one contains relating back to the medium its from. Love the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman, although The Graveyard Book is probably my favorite of his (If you like his work, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was a good short story).

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