These beautiful engagement photos evoke the love between Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand from Game of Thrones. Betrothed cosplayers Jesse and Nick first met online because of their passion for the series and specifically for their belief in the R+L=J theory. They even have R+L=J tattoos.

Jesse hand painted the trim details on their costumes while the jewelry was 3D printed by Etsy artisan PrintMyProps.

Instead of a desert climate like Dorne, the pair took photographer Matthew Druin to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The deep greens and old stone structures are the perfect backdrop for their vibrant costumes.

Check out more wonderful photos from this GoT engagement session after the break…

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We featured a beautiful set of Doctor Who wedding bands from etsy seller Cloud9Tungsten in the past, and now we’ve got even more great designs from the shop.

There are designs for fans of the Rebel Alliance and Imperials, Batman, and Legend of Zelda. Each features a wedding band for him and her as well as an engagement ring with tungsten carbide, cubic zirconia, and sterling silver.

The sets are priced at $150, which leaves you plenty of room to replace that fake stone with the real thing. It even includes free engraving.

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cthulhu ring

This Cthulhu-inspired engagement ring by DTEK Designs was a custom design for a client. We’ve featured Drew’s jewelry before (we’re fans) and, while this beautiful creation is currently not available for sale, it’s a good example of the delightfully insane custom designs that are possible.

Head after the break to see more pictures of this stunning ring.

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Mike and Tracy, a.k.a. A to Z Cosplay, attended this year’s Dragon Con. They put on their Hawkeye and Black Widow costumes and went to the roof of the Hilton for a photo shoot. Much to Tracy’s surprise, Mike used the occasion to propose. Awwww! I wonder if they can get Director Coulson to officiate their wedding.

Photos by Short Fuse Pinups.

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Guess what happens when two Lewis Carroll fans get engaged? They do an Alice in Wonderland-themed engagement announcement of course! These two lovebirds partnered up with Fandi.es in Valencia, Spain for the shoot, and I have to say that the whole thing turned out rather wonderfully.

Check out some more pics from the shoot after the break…

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This custom ring box is the work of Paul Pape who has turned a plastic model kit for a Farscape DRD into an adorable ring box. He painted it up, added some lights, and then made a special magnetic key that pops open a panel in the DRD to reveal the ring hidden inside. How could anyone say no to this proposal?

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skyrim amulet of mara

Skyrim has a lot of options on the roleplaying side of the game. Your character can be friendly and flirt and can even enter into a marriage with another character if the Amulet of Mara is present. It unlocks certain dialogue that’s not otherwise available. So, when Sarah Briody’s boyfriend wanted to propose and incorporate their mutual love of Skyrim into the special occasion, he gave Sarah an Amulet of Mara first.

Sarah told Kotaku:

“He gave me the amulet and while I recognized what it was—it didn’t really click as to WHAT it was. I put it on and he started to smile from ear to ear. Then he said:

‘Is that an Amulet of Mara? I’m surprised someone like you isn’t spoken for.’

“Then it finally registered that he was proposing! He got down on one knee and slipped the ring on my finger.”

D’aww! As you can see from the picture above, she of course said yes.

(Reddit via Kotaku)


Photos courtesy of Paul Pape and Paul Michael Design/Etsy

Geeks are quite creative when it comes to memorable events in their lives—especially weddings and proposals. For the most hardcore fans, ring boxes and even the engagement rings themselves get specialized with a geeky theme. It’s a big moment when you decide to spend your life with someone who is probably just as, if not more, passionate about a fandom as you are. What better way to make them remember that moment forever than by having the items in your proposal be geeky too?

Over the years we’ve shown you a number of amazing custom made rings and ring boxes with themes from Batman to World of Warcraft. But how are these works of geeky art created? If you’re interested in making a special custom engagement ring or ring box but don’t know where to start, we have you covered.

We spoke with two of the best in the business, Paul Michael Design and Paul Pape Designs about how you can have your own custom engagement ring or ring box made. Take a look inside the process with our guide and find some inspiring photos after the break.

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I’m not sure the path to wedded bliss involves convincing someone to buy an engagement ring by promising them an Xbox One, but this jeweler thinks otherwise. Perrywinkles will send you out the door with a new Xbox One console with the purchase of any engagement ring featuring a 3/4 carat center stone. This offer only runs through the end of the month, so better get a move on if you want to game at your engagement party.

See the full ad after the break…

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There is nothing wrong with a simple and classic wedding proposal, but I bet proposals like Victor’s make other people step up their game. He worked with JHM Productions and several Hawaii costuming groups to create an epic proposal video with nods to Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Captain America, and more. It took “months of shooting and weeks of editing” and included more than 50 people. Wow. The investment of time shows in the finished video – it looks slick.

And by the way, she said yes. Naturally.

Check out the epic short video after the break.

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