Up-themed engagement-ring box


16 Responses to “Up-themed engagement-ring box”

  1. Tavie says:

    I will marry the man who proposes to me with this box. Doesn’t have to be my boyfriend.

  2. fnc says:

    Completely awesome. If you curmudgeons are being serious, watch the scene where Carl finishes reading Ellie’s book until you get it.

    I’d say if there’s any message in the packaging it’s “let’s have a grand adventure together!”

  3. pepik says:

    Etsy or eBay?

  4. SteveFlack says:

    A sweet idea, but really, it’s a little bit of a morbid omen to start a marriage.

  5. The Chemist says:

    My girlfriend would totally go for something like that- even if she finds the whole concept of the ring itself to be stupid.

  6. Anonymous says:

    They’ll be on eBay, as they’re going to be auctioned off.

    I’m friends with Paul, he did Nintendo Mii custom cake toppers for my wedding that revealed zombified facial features when exposed to UV light. He’s a consummate pro, and this is one of my favorite things he’s done.

  7. brassandlace says:

    I wouldn’t say morbid since the couple were together until one of them died. Why do you say so?

  8. urbanhick says:

    and they haven’t sued his ass off for this yet? don’t get me wrong – i think it’s cute and fun, but i can’t believe Pixar hasn’t landed on him w. both feet.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It is curiously polarizing. I would run away screaming if I were presented with this from a aspiring fiance, because I also find it grim and rather morbid.

    And not in cozy, Heretic-sofa kind of way.

  10. grimc says:

    Subtext: “I’m going to outlast you.”

  11. dukerayburn says:

    @pepik (#1)

    They’ll be on eBay, since it’s an auction to support a charity. I don’t think Etsy has infrastructure for auctions.

  12. Anonymous says:

    It’s certainly creative, but I can’t help feeling that the ring itself would be kind of an anticlimax after such elaborate packaging.

  13. Gennady Borukhovich says:

    So I can’t help but comment. I am Gennady, the groom that originally asked Michal (themodelmaker.net) to make the Up Ring box. It was the one that inspired Paul’s ring box. When I first got the idea of doing this, I had NO IDEA it would spark this eBay auction and re-build or get any other blog posts or anything at all. My, now, fiance ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOOVVVEEED the box. It’s standing in our apartment in a glass box that we got to preserve it. Both Paul and Michal are INCREDIBLY talented model makers!!

    To those who say it’s morbid or whatnot… that’s silly. The house is a symbol of the extreme love that Carl had for his wife; they went through a lot of good times and bad times together, just like most other marriages, but the 2 things that remained constant were the house and their undying love for each other. What some people don’t realize is that she died in her old age even though it was in the beginning of the movie… Maggie & I loved the movie so much that I knew it would be the perfect way to propose. When i proposed, Maggie obviously loved the ring but she just couldn’t believe the house! She basically spent the first 5 super exciting minutes (which feel like hours) looking at the house and then looked at the ring. It was the happiest day of our life, but it was the first of many happiest days to come.

    For the grooms to be out there: It’s all in the story about how you propose. Yeah people will look at the ring and blah blah blah, but they’ll listen intently to the story.

  14. Lucifer says:

    Talk about a mixed message…
    “I want to spend the rest of your short life with you until you die soon.”

  15. sally599 says:

    I can only imagine the couple that commissioned it thinking they would have a unique proposal etc until now—although getting your story on BB might be worth the trade off.

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