Open Weekend Post: Someone proposes Eclipse-style and gets it RIGHT

Dear guy who proposed during Eclipse & those who think Twilight-themed weddings are good ideas, (<— Click that last one!)

Take note of the following story I found when trolling through The Forum from our a LTTer, Robsten4life:

“So as many of you know from twitter, boyfriend, after 7 years, finally popped the question!

I knew it was coming because about a month ago when we were in NYC we went to an antique jewelry store in soho and of course we weren’t actually intending to buy, just to look around, but we found THE ring and didn’t want to let it go. I went back this past Saturday to pick up the ring.

Boyfriend is well aware of my Twiobsession which has been in full force since Eclipse, so really it’s been an Eclipseobsession, which he likes to rag on me about. Friday night Boyfriend and I were sitting on the couch and he says to me,

“Well you might as well just wear the ring after you pick it up tomorrow since I can’t think of anything romantic to say/do.”

I had previously made it clear that I didn’t want anything elaborate and didn’t want an audience. So we’re sitting on the couch and on comes a tv spot for Eclipse and I told him that if he needed inspiration he should read chapter 20 of Eclipse  as many of you know the proposal scene and Edward’s actual line is my favorite line in the whole series!

“I promise to love you forever – every single day of forever” -Edward

So this afternoon he comes out of his man cave and hands me Eclipse and says “is this the right part?” I open the book and this is what I see:

then he very simply just got down on one knee and asked me to marry him (I guess he couldn’t actually bring himself to say the line! ) It was all very sweet and simple and I loved it.

The ring is antique, from the 30’s, it’s art deco and I absolutely adore it!”

OMG, Robsten4Life!!! DID HE RUIN YOUR ECLIPSE BOOK? I would’ve been SOOOOOOOO times 1,000,000 pissed!!!!

#Priorities :)

CONGRATULATIONS from everyone at LTT!

Love,
UnintendedChoice

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  • Sj

    Beautiful! But yeah, he did buy a replacement book yes?

    • Michelle

      My first thought, also! Nobody eff’s with the Twi-books, for reals.

      Congrats though! V. romantic! :)

      • mine!mine!mine!

        Normal, right?…my first thought was not ‘ooo how lovely,’ but wtf he’s cut up the book!!!!!

        Congratulations on your engagement!

    • http://thechroniclesofemilymarie.blogspot.com/ emmeloowhoo

      this was my question to her too! she reads on the e-books and no, he bought a book just for this! :)

  • http://twitter.com/Jayde17 Jayde

    Wow. That is super romantic!!!!
    Congrats!!!!!!!
    And the ring? So, so stunning! Love it.

    • ChillinWithCullens

      Gotta agree Jayde – most beautiful ring ever!! Love that it’s an antique. Love, Love, LOVE the bluish green nail polish!

      • http://twitter.com/Jayde17 Jayde

        IKR?! Gorgeous!
        I love old, antique-y things.

  • -Penny

    It’s ok Robsten4life…. you can have (_borrow_) one of my Eclipse copies, would you like hardback, mass market paperback, special movie edition paperback, UK release paperback…..

    Congrats!

  • @barnesgirl11

    lovelovelove this

    congrats

    xxxxxxxx

  • celestialchic

    I really want that ring! Love it soooooooo effing much! Makes Bella’s even uglier – and mine sad and boring :(
    I gotta go sweet talk my husband and see about getting a new ring.

  • http://mercurialmary.wordpress.com mercurialmary

    Congratulations! That is the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen – no wonder you couldn’t let it go. 1 million cool points to your boy for the great proposal.

  • juliet0912

    Congratulations!!! Your ring is beautiful and that is one fantabulous proposal story :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/ScienceGeek91 Rob’s slow mo’ strut

    Aw, that was so sweet! Congrat’s Robsten4life! What he did was simple yet romantic. You are one lucky girl!
    And that ring is gorgeous.

    I can ALMOST overlook the fact that he ruined your book.
    Congrats once again girl!

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  • chochang

    is it normal that i was actually teary-eyed when i read this?

    that boy’s a keeper, girl!! good on u!!

    congratulations! and slow claps! and jazz hands! :D

    and oh by the way, that ring is purrrtier than bella’s! shhh, don’t tell SM.

  • JodieO

    Haha! We all asked her about the book on the forum. She has all the books on her Kindle so he had to run out and buy his own copy.

    • http://howtodazzle.wordpress.com Saveyoursoul

      He went and bought a copy of Eclipse? He definitely gets extra points for that!
      Awesome. Best Twilight themed proposal EVER! Congrats!

  • http://defutebol.net Bobby Gee

    Great site. I love the layout. We moved so now I am back. If you want check out my radio show from 8-10 central time on kurm. You might like it. The new movie was a hit. you gotta love. it is so hot that Rob would melt. Great ring… See ya on the flip side.

    • sassysmart

      Welcome back Bobbygee!!!! We missed you!

    • Obava

      So where were you for all the futbol fun???
      Welcome back :)

    • Robjunkie

      Oh Em Gee! It’s Bobbygee!

    • operarose

      Don’t leave us again BobbyGee! We promise to love you every moment of forever.

    • shleeeigh

      Bobbygee! So glad to see you back!!

    • LoveSpelledBackwards

      Wow. I didn’t think you actually existed. I kept reading about Bobby Gee. I was trying to get my hubby to read and comment LTT as “Bobby Gee Wanna Be”.

  • Katrina

    Aww That is such a sweet Proposal Story!! Congratulations!! and Your ring is Gorgeous!!! It makes Bella’s look really Bland, Congrats!!

  • anna

    What an amazing ring, love it!

  • Chanel Kilian

    That is SO SWEET!!! I wouldnt even be pissed about the book! You can always just get a new one, but that memory of being proposed to in such a special way will always be with you. Keep the Proposal book, It will be a great story for you kids (if you want) one day :)

  • NotWutheringHeights

    Phenomenal proposal. Congrats to you both Robsten4life.

    And the ring rocks!

    Love, love, love what your boy did to the book. Keep him!

  • operarose

    That is a very sweet and unique proposal! Congratulations!

    And the book makes an nice little souvenir, too!

  • http://www.twitter.com/antisocialangel fangbanger

    Aww… That is so adorably sweet! Congratulations! :)

  • Stacey

    Your future husband is a winner! He also has great taste in rings. (That’s what Edward should have picked out for Bella!) Congratulations!!!

    • http://twitter.com/crdeerw Penguins. Lovely.

      Agreed! I’m sure Edward’s mom had other rings he could have chose. But noooo he had to pick the most hideous one.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ScienceGeek91 Rob’s slow mo’ strut

        “But noooo he had to pick the most hideous one.”

        TRUTH! I can soo imagine him scrunching his forehead, thinking deeply and in the end picking out the biggest, gaudiest ring from his parents belongings.

        Btw, I LOVE your screen name. Made me LOL when i first saw it :)

        • Stacey

          Awww Eddie is just overcompensating a bit. I don’t actually believe that or anything, but I just want to make up to eatmyjorts for yesterday’s over eager puppy comments. :0)

          • eatmyjorts

            Thanks Stacey! Just saw Eclipse again, with my BFF, for my birthday (42! Yay!)…so am almost immune to Jacob hate for 5 minutes or so. I may have turned to said BFF during showing as the ‘ring’ came into view & whispered ‘With this armadillo I thee propose’…With Beautiful rings like the one above in existence, how did it go so wrong?

          • Stacey

            Happy Birthday!

        • Keisha

          Edward did say he’d given Esme and Alice several of his family’s baubles over the years. I hope they didn’t get the good jewelry and Bella was stuck with THAT. Of course he would be too much of a gentleman to ask for it back.

    • blvr

      I thought the exact same thing! Of course, I don’t choose to associate the movie ring with the book ring. I used my imagination to come up with a much more attractive alternative!

  • Unashamed Twi-wife

    Congrats! My first thought was, “I hope he went out and bought a second copy of that book to mutilate.”

    And the ring? A thousand times more gorgeous than Bella’s

    • Jamie

      For some reason I always thought that Edward lied about the ring being his mothers. He probably knew Bella would have freaked out if he spent the amount of money he would have liked to. Also, the ring was just too perfect a metaphor for vampire skin. Glitters like little diamonds in the sun? Sounds like her ring! Didn’t Edward also claim the diamond heart from Bellas bracelet was his moms? His old family seemed to have a hell of a lot of money for the time period he came from…..

      • Stefanie

        Precisely!!! I thought the same thing every time Edward pulled out some new bauble!

        That ring is fantabulous Robsten4life! Congrats!!!

  • eloise

    That was great. It sounds like he really stepped out of his comfort zone to make it special for you which is wonderful. The ring is gorgeous!!! Congratulations!

  • Colleen

    Congrats Robsten4Life!

  • Midnight_Cyn

    AMAZING!! Congratulations! THAT.RING.IS.GORGEOUS!
    You have made my day with this romantic and beautiful sharing of your special moment! HE is definately a keeper and just think, now you have a hide-a-way for all your other lil Twi momento’s! Thirty-fourty etc years from now you can pull that book out, open it up like a Time capsule and explain this whole phenom to the next generation…
    Again, so happy for you! :) ((HUGS))

  • BrookeLockart

    Congratulations, the ring is absolutely beautiful!

  • natashadushi

    HOW CUTE!!!! congrats, I hope he did buy a book and not use your worn out Eclipse book. I am dying here sooooo romantic!

    • natashadushi

      Ah thx to JodieO I now know that he bought his own copy to craft it LOL

  • Obava

    R4L & Mr. Life-

    Congratulations! The proposal was perfect, sweet and intimate, and the ring is to die for. Seriously- when I saw the photo of it on the forum, I gasped (out. loud.) and turned a lovely shade of green.

    Best wishes!

    xo obava

  • Robjunkie

    Congratulations R4L! Perfect proposal and stunning ring.

  • Ish

    Congrats and all the best. so sweet and romantic. Made me go all gooey xxxxxx

  • claire’s mommy

    Congratulations! Your ring is gorgeous, almost as pretty as mine (sorry, I’m biased. He got me my dream ring). I guess since he bought his own copy of Eclipse the destruction can be forgiven.

  • raven

    Congratulations! So very sweet.

  • 3hboyshouse

    Congrats!! See Twilight fans can be “NORMAL”! This proposal is so sweet and real! I just hope there was some leg hitching done after the proposal!

  • BiteMeBaker

    LOVE love love the ring! I dig antique jewelry in a hardcore way.

    And, that really was a pretty sweet proposal! I might not be terribly second hand embarrassed if my (future) boyfriend proposed that way to me.

    Also, yay! Bobby Gee!

  • Keisha

    What a great story!!!! I was a little skeptical with the ‘you should just wear the ring after you pick it up’ part but he really nailed it!
    Congratulations!!!!

  • blvr

    Congrats! That’s a sweet and simple proposal. Best wishes to you both.

  • Luludee

    Congratulations! Simple, sweet and perfect! Love the ring!!

  • KinkyKiss

    Omg! That is beautiful!!
    :) congrats girl!!

    He sounds like a sweetheart!
    && a keeper ;)

  • anne stirrat

    thats so sweet and your ring looks great…..congrats to you both

  • http://mainericefamily.blogspot.com no cool name

    Very nice. I’m impressed…that’s love right there.

  • http://att.net Darkbook108

    That was beautiful!! I am tearing up right now at how sweet that is!!! Congrats!!!

  • purpleapple

    Congratulations! The idea to put the ring inside the book is so sweet. The ring is amazing!

  • lunabella

    Congrats to both of you! This is the sweetest proposal I’ve ever heard of, and the ring is beautiful!

  • Pinky

    Fantastiic story! Congratulations! That ring is absolutely gorgeous. Sooo jealous.

  • shleeeigh

    That is just awesome.

    Congrats!

  • WakeUpDead25

    OMG R4L lucky lucky girl!! You’re future Hubby did it perfectly because he listened to you and knew what you would like. I’m so jealous (in a nice way)! I didn’t have much of a proposal so I love to hear when others had the perfect one for them.
    Congrats!

  • https://twitter.com/kandnandb kandnandb

    OMG, how utterly perfect! Not only did he incorporate something you’re interested in into the proposal but he got to be all manly and cut up a book w/ a sharp implement!! Romantic AND industrious. He’s a keeper! I’m jealous-I don’t even want to share how my husband proposed.

    Congrats to the both of you!

  • http://twitter.com/J9_NYC J-9

    My favorite proposal ever. :)

  • shauna

    Haha i think its funny how everyones first reaction is how is the book and why did he rip it. I think my heart stopped when i saw that. Congrats on the proposal hes definatley a keeper

  • kitkat

    Back after a crazy, busy, stressful week (haven’t been since Monday!) to this lovely story and Bobby Gee (who is actually kind of scarily making sense…)

    Most definitely worth the time to catch up, because you ladies had some awesome things to say this week.

    Congrats, R4L!

  • http://threegnomes.blogspot.com/ Russo

    I love this blog-thanks for all the hard work you do. That ring is beatiful, BTW. Lovely post

  • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com Bella_NaA

    Congratulations Robsten4life! That was so sweet!

    I just coaxed my boyfriend into reading this post. He thought the expression ‘man cave’ was hilarious, but didn’t get the sarcasm about being pissed about the ruined book. Sigh. Still so much work for me to do…

    L.O.V.E. the ring! (Another reason why I coaxed the bf into reading the post… and he didn’t get it. Men.)

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