Last December, we brought you a list of the best geeky wedding proposals for 2011 — this one is sure to tops the charts for 2012. Not only is the engagement ring custom made for a couple of true Star Wars fans, the couple and their friends were decked out in Halloween costumes during the proposal.
Joe and Emily met at work and fell in love. Since they're both big Star Wars fanatics, Joe didn't want just any ring for the proposal. He enlisted the help of CustomMade designer Paul Michael to make an incredible R2-D2-themed sparkler. Here's the initial inquiry he sent to CustomMade seeking their help:
Hello, my name is Joe. I am a Graphic Artist and Tattooer in the North Jersey metro area. I was recommended to this site by one of my closest friends and CustomMade builder Endless Design. This is my first project with CustomMade and I have to admit, I am really excited to get the ball rolling. I am looking for an enthusiastic professional to make my R2D2 themed engagement ring a reality
I am hoping to find a maker who can match my fanatical Star Wars enthusiasm. I believe this can and will be a truly unique piece for both us and your portfolio! Anxious, Joe P.
Explore the gallery below to view this great R2-D2 ring from every angle. There's also a video of the proposal below. Here's Joe's description of how it all went down:
Every year on Halloween [the people at the shop] get all geeked out in costume and work. This year, I had gotten the ring the day before
It wasn't my original plan, but seemed to all fall into place. Emily dressed up as Lucy Van Pelt from Peanuts and asked me to couple up and go as Charlie Brown. So, as we all gathered for a photo in front of the shop I started to ramble a bit and then popped the question. I wanted to share the moment with the parties responsible
I know it would have been better in Star Wars gear, but that might have compromised the bigger picture. Even though Charlie Brown proposing to Lucy is still kind of a fun thing too. Yes, we are also Peanuts geeks! I rock a Linus tattoo and also have the G.I. Joe sleeping bag from my childhood that I still use nightly. There are many levels of geek not only in this story but also in our lives.