One of my good friends just got married this past weekend after a whirlwind romance and this was the gift I made her and her new husband.
Her boyfriend (husband now) proposed in a very unique and totally unplanned way. They were having Chinese food one night and after dinner in the parking lot he very gently slipped something into her hand and whispered, "Will you marry me?" She looked at what he had given her and it was the fortune from the fortune cookie he got from dinner and it said, "Answer just what your heart prompts you." She, of course, said yes and the rest is history
They are a very hippie type of couple - beards and flowers and all that, so I wanted to do something they would like. I looked forever and ever for wedding-themed patterns that would work and wasn't too cutsie or formal but there just wasn't anything that matched their style. After running out of time I found a pattern for a non-wedding scene in the Mary Engelbreit Cross-Stitch book that would work, but I had to make some changes to tailor it to the purpose and make the figures look more like them. It came down to the wire and I finished it about 30 minutes before leaving for the wedding I know the framing looks messy and you aren't supposed to put it behind glass, but I was too rushed and didn't really know how to do it any other way!