Player 2 Selected: Epic Star Wars Proposal
Star Wars is pretty much a universal geek love, so it’s easy to see why this proposal makes us nerd girls swoon! I was able to sit down with Sarah to find out the deets on how this elaborate proposal went down, the story behind it, and how Star Wars played a part in their wedding!
In Sarah’s words:
“I grew up in a Star Wars family (I have 2 brothers) and ALWAYS loved it. I remember my parents video recording it on TV for me before they actually bought the original series. My husband appreciated Star Wars growing up, but I got him hooked on the movies when we dated. We had a lot of fun seeing the new movies together when they came out because of all the CG, but our hearts belong to the original series. When we knew it was a matter of time before he would propose I always told him he could never surprise me and that I could sniff out a surprise from a mile away. This inspired Brad to prove me wrong. I don't know if you know the back story to the original video (the very end when we are in a regular room and I'm getting proposed to), but he told me we were doing a favor for a film friend of ours. We were "actors" in a short clip our friend was going to use to try and get a job. There was a scene in our clip where Brad trips and falls and I am supposed to help him up and we keep running, but when they turned the camera on instead of getting up again, he stayed on his knee and proposed!!! My first words were "shut up", but I was seriously telling him to shut up because he had faked proposals before. When I saw the ring I just fell apart and was so happy with tears. He did this 3 days before we went on our Italy trip which added to the surprise because I was certain he would propose to me out there. I LOVED how he did it instead.”
“For the wedding we not only showed the movie while our guests ate dinner, but we made individual DVD's for everyone to take home, but at that point the movie had developed into the CG version you see on youtube. Since we knew we would have a yearlong engagement we decided to make it into an awesome short movie with the original clip of the proposal at the end. Our dear friend Bob who is as big of a Star Wars junkie as us helped out SO MUCH. He's the "bad" guy in the movie. The movie wouldn't be what it is without him. With his collaboration we bought our movie camera, green screen, and movie lights. The DVD also has special features, bloopers, and an explanation on how we did things like make the light sabers glow, etc.”
Thank you, Sarah for taking the time to let me interview you. The Gadchicks LOVE your video and your story!
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