Nerd Watch (Wedding Edition): Indiana Jones Engagement Ring, Jurassic Park-Themed "Save the Date" Invites

Nerd Watch (Wedding Edition): Indiana Jones Engagement Ring, Jurassic Park-Themed "Save the Date" Invites

Jan 27, 2012

Film nerds are always coming up with fun, interesting ways to tie their love of movies to the love of their life. During my wedding, which hit November 5th at midnight, I had our band play "Earth Angel" and "Johnny B. Good" back-to-back in honor of the importance of that date in one of my favorite movies of all time, Back to the Future. Others take a more visual approach. Our first creative movie geek decided to surprise his wife-to-be with an Indiana Jones-themed engagement ring knowing she's such a huge fan of the franchise. Here's an image of the ring with his description below [via Reddit]:

Being a designer and artist, I felt I had to do something special. Since Aimee is a very enthusiastic Indiana Jones fan, the thought of a coiled whip as the ring seemed perfect. I did a few quick drawings and found a custom jeweler in Las Vegas. The "bag of sand" bought me some time to have the ring custom made. And with her favorite color yellow, I selected a fancy yellow diamond which also represents "The Idol".

The question now is - how do I present the ring? I made a custom ring box out of a 1920's steel soap bar box and used sculpting clay to create the look of ancient ruins inside. I then presented the box mixed with 4 other interesting boxes. Now, with the theme of "You must choose wisely..." from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, I used a magician's trick to make her "select" the correct box. I asked her if she "chose wisely". Then I opened her selected box revealing "The Whip".

Next up we have a couple who decided to spice up their "Save the Date" announcement by hiding a little something in the back corner of the card. We wonder how many of their future guests actually noticed the danger lurking in the woods behind them ... [via Reddit]

 

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