Cory Doctorow at 1:57 pm Thu, Jul 5, 2012
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
What could be more romantic than a wedding bouquet whose flowers are made from the pages of Sherlock Holmes, and whose handle is a Doctor Who sonic screwdriver?
My Sonic Screwdriver Book Bouquet
I hope that the Jeremy Brett version of Holmes, not the recent excretions.
Minkia, I’d even settle for Приключения Шерлока Холмса и доктора Ватсона.
Seeing it is from the “pages” of Sherlock….that would be the originals I would imagine.
I hope you’re not referring to Steven Moffat’s Sherlock as an “excretion”.
Hi, I’m the bride who carried the bouquet. Jeremy Brett is certainly my favorite Holmes, but as akbar56 suggests, I was going for the original. It was my first favorite book, and has always been my favorite book.
Groom: Lets have a Steven Moffat Themed Wedding!
Groom: Ok…how about this then?
“How are you here at the reception!? You were killed right in front of me just after we said our vows!”
“Wh…wha…how does that explain any-”
My husband was actually Anti-Who in the wedding. So I snuck it in through various loopholes like the bouquet!
River Song’s sonic screwdriver, no less.
this is literally the worst thing ive ever seen.
You people love anything combining two generic and well known geeky pop culture references. Choose your own adventure book paper with minecraft handle. Snowcrash ebook reader with mario coinblock holder. Zelda wallpaper that tastes like bacon.
Is there any meaning left in the world?
Is there anyone out there?
You’re joking, right?
Have you created any?
Yes I have! It’s this star wars steam punk tie! As you can see i’ve taken a tie and written the words ‘steam punk’ and ‘star wars’ and ‘tie’ on it.
I’ll be funding the process of making more through my new kickstarter: “Zombie Apocalypse: A lolcat’s guide to the wacky world of DIY Etsy Dubstep iphone brony”
p.s. did you know that Daniel Clowes exists? hey, did you know Neal Stephenson Exists? hey… remember Neil Gaiman. Hey…
Careful when the time comes for the bouquet toss! Recommending protective gear for the bridesmaids and reception attendees.
As a visually impaired bride, I chose to not fling things at my guests heads. And given that my garter was a seal of rassilon, I figured that wasn’t going to be super guest-friendly either.
The Geek is strong on this one! I hope your husband appreciates what a special kind of person he’s married :)
he does. :)
fictional flowers - fictional marriage cert?
To the few people who have made disparaging comments: Have you somehow completely forgotten that this is someone’s wedding day you’re choosing to be snarky about? You should ALL be ashamed of yourselves!
To Elsa: It looks like you had a wonderful time on your wedding day! (Lovely dress as well!) I think the idea of using your favorite literature as your bouquet was both both interesting and well-executed. I also think it’s a totally appropriate bouquet for a wedding. Stories are, after all, an an outward expression of the authors’ dreams, and well-crafted stories stay with us partially because they are so well-crafted that we can lose ourselves in them. Maybe the best idea is that you can carefully craft portions of your marriage and future life, and that bouquet can serve as a reminder to work toward that goal.
Best of luck in your future, past and always!
It is Bloody Awesome, which is one reason it was posted on BB!
Thank you so much!
The original intent behind the bookpage flowers was that I didn’t want to carry something in my hands that was in the process of dying. So I went with books, which I suppose are plants which are already dead – but at least it wouldn’t be right then.
So I had Sherlock Holmes in my hands, and my husband had Heinlein pages on his lapel. For us, it was the right choice.
As to the snark – I choose not to engage. But if they hate it? Not their wedding. Not their problem. :)
Congrats, May the story’s flow on, and on, and on, perpetually with the two + (*)
Haha yeah, let’s have a Doctor Who/Sherlock themed wedding…
GROOM: I’m the world’s only consulting detective
BRIDE: I’m actually your mother and I’ve been sent forward and backwards in time in order to kill John Watson on the Southbank Beach
GROOM: Get your coat
BRIDE: Bowties are cool
GROOM: *jumps off St Barts*
BRIDE: Don’t blink
GROOM: Not dead. Let’s have dinner.
BRIDE: Fish fingers and custard?
Mail (will not be published) (required)