Category Archives: Engagements
When Reddit user nintendai decided it was time to propose he did so in true Harry Potter style with a Golden Snitch ring box! Unable to find a box that met his Quidditch tournament standards he decided to make his own Snitch with a bedpost knob, gold paint and feathers.
Made from a vintage AT-AT toy and going by the name Captain Bayley’s Infernal Mechano-Perambulator, this steam (cotton ball) powered machine is one crafty geek’s engagement gift to his girlfriend Caroline.
This miniature version of the Doctor’s Tardis features a pulsating LED light at the top of the famous police box from Etsy shop BitsWithByte. The light pulses at the same frequency as its full size counterpart on the show and comes with a ring insert and a inscription plate. “Just the thought of helping someone create their dream piece whether it be for a wedding, a present or for themselves, is my passion,” says shop owner Octavia. She also has a really cute, handmade Companion Cube engagement ring box available in her shop as well.
Yes you read that right, a “Pride, Prejudice and Zombies Engagement Shoot” from Fandi.es! The feisty Elizabeth the heroine of the classic period romance novel takes on the undead, love and society in this alternate universe of Regency-era England.
Located in Valencia, Spain Fandi.es specializes in creative and artistic photography working with their team of stylists, makeup artists and craftsmen to create unforgettable weddings and engagement shoots like this one.
“I open at the beginning” read the golden Snitch embedded within a copy of the book “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” for a proposal a Harry Potter fan would never forget. “I proposed to my lovely Olivia with the help of my best friend Tim,” explains Jon. “We procured an owl, yes a LIVE OWL. The handler dressed up as Hagrid, and came down to the firepit at the cabin we rented in Boone, NC.” Within the pages of the Harry Potter series owls are seen as magical creatures often used for delivering posts and parcels in the wizarding world, and this owl, had a post with Olivia’s name on it.
Hagrid walked up to a nervous Jon and a curious Olivia with his owl perched on his arm and a scroll of parchment tied to its leg which Olivia then read:
Opening this CustomMade Quidditch set you’ll find the typical equipment to play Harry Potter’s favorite sport; Bludgers, a Quaffle, Beater’s Bats and a Golden Snitch with a hidden secret.
When Rachel wanted to propose to her girlfriend Jaquie, a longtime Harry Potter fan, she set out to win her heart not with a magic potion but with a CustomMade Quidditch set and engagement ring. CustomMade artist Anthony Albano accepted Rachel’s challenge designing this Quidditch set/engagement ring box. Recreating the player’s equipment and the box from wood, Anthony added in the worn detailing along with the embellishments and hardware on the outside of the box to create a realistic and ‘played’ look.
For Harry Potter fans Stephanie and Adam The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando made for the perfect location to take their awesomely geeky engagement photos, and the only location for Adam. Photographer Emily Gilbert, owner of E. Gilbert Photography in central Florida, shot the couple on their magical photo journey through the streets and shops of Hogmeade and corridors of Hogwarts castle. ”Adam and Stephanie, are huge HP fans – Adam didn’t even want to take engagement photos until Stephanie suggested Hogsmeade as the location.” explains Emily.
Become transported into some of the most popular locations in the Harry Potter book series by photographer Emily Gilbert’s beautiful photos. From the cobblestone streets and quirky shops of Hogmeade follow Stephanie and Adam as they share some colorful sweets and chocolate frogs from Honeydukes and a pint, or two, of Butterbeer from The Three Broomsticks tavern.
Born on the small island of Puerto Rico and raised in the big city that never sleeps, blogger Loren of Pandora’s Craft Box, would end up marrying the love of her life and moving to the middle of nowhere.
Their love story started in college but ending parting ways as friends. Admittedly, they have both had stuck in the back of their mind “the one just got away”. Their story would continue, “once I year I would call him or text him to see how he was doing,” says Loren. “During our conversation the big question would come up which was if either of us was attached to someone…As time went on we continued to talk more and more each day. We were starting to get to know each other all over again.”
As if always destined to be together, their “whirlwind romance” would send Loren around the country from NYC to Texas to NY to Texas to her current home in California. “At first it was exciting and new. We talked every night and texted all day but it soon got old and lonely. We could not continue to be so far apart from each other. A year later I moved in with him from NYC to what I thought was middle of nowhere Texas (*Hubby Note* it was Dallas! how is that the middle of nowhere?!).”
Proposing to your boyfriend dressed at Thor and him as Loki at Youmacon 2012 is not only the geekiest thing I’ve seen today, but also the sweetest. Having met at a previous Youmacon it was the perfect setting for a proposal for two longtime cosplayers. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but let’s just say, the two are shopping for Loki and Thor related wedding items.
Returning home from a trip to the Philipines Lyssa, a self-professed geek and jewelry designer at Melissa Dawn Jewelry, was about to receive the surprise of her life inside this manila envelope.
Mass Effect is Lyssa’s favorite video game series so when she was handed an envelope with N7 written on the front she assumed it was just a welcome home gift from her boyfriend. “Commander, you have a new message at your private terminal,” Lyssa was told as she was handed the envelope by a friend. Inside, was a photo of her boyfriend with the Mass Effect conversation wheel asking for a response to the phrase “will you marry me?”