Post # 1
I had a horrible experience with hateful responses on the boards over at another site TK and after performing an internet search, it led me here. First of all, I cannot believe….. I’ll stop there.
So we are recently engaged. He proposed to me during the recent solar eclipse on August 21st after nearly 3 years of being together. Trust me, I was absolutely floored because I didn’t think that he would ever do it. He’s so passive. We ordered a ring from a local gem shop; it will have a diamond and 2 moissanite stones in it. I really liked the idea of moissanite because even though they are like diamonds, they are formed when a meteorite impacts the earth, which ties it back to our engagement during the eclipse…. solar/lunar theme. It’s supposed to be here in a couple of weeks and I’m beyond excited!
We decided not to go “public” with our engagement until after have the ring in hand, mainly to save the hassle of everyone asking what it looks like and then having to show it all over again (which won’t be a problem), just trying to make it all easier. His parents don’t even know yet. The only people who have seen the ring/what it will look like is the ring maker, the person we ordered it from and the two of us. So a super secret surprise. I know for a fact that his parents will be overjoyed and their response will be “well it’s about time!”
I’m the ultimate organizer. I already have spreadsheets in my Google drive for guests, potential venues, song lists etc.
So I’ve been thinking about invitation designs as well as wording to use when I make the “offcial” post on social media (you know, it’s not official until you make it facebook official lol j/k).
Does anyone have any suggestions on wedding invitations that are eclipse themed or wording for social media? I was thinking of something cute and witty for the social media part but I’m not good at coming up with stuff like that. I’ve come up with something to the effect of “the day when the sun made a ring around the moon and gave us a big diamond (diamond ring effect of the eclipse) in the sky, he gave her a diamond of her own” but that just doesn’t have that “ring” to it.
I’m not particularly “stuck” on the invitations being eclipse themed since I’m not exactly sure what the theme of the wedding will be, but I’d like to tie it in somehow. I’m envisioning an outdoor wedding, in the mountains, sort of a hippy/boheme theme. I’m a beekeeper and he’s a computer gamer geek.
Any advice will be appreciated <3
Post # 2
You could try to find an image of the eclipse or the eclipse shaped into a heart and have it say total eclipse of the heart and at the bottom have a pic of you and Fiance with the ring?
Post # 3
This is cool…. do a side by side… do soemthign like this pic below and then a pic of your hand with the actual ring and have it say he asked and she said yes. That would be cute.
Post # 4
Now that’s an idea… We did manage to get some spectacular photos of the eclipse while we were there.
I’m trying to coordinate with some photographers so that when we go to pick up the ring when it comes in, to have engagement photos made. The only time we’ve had any decent photos of us taken were when we were on a cruise a couple of years ago.
My friends say that I’m creative, but I’d like to think otherwise. Some stuff, I’m just at a loss with, this (and wedding planning in general) being one of them. lol
Post # 5
Not to be a negative nelly, but I would say don’t do the “total eclipse of the heart” thing, but that’s just me haha. I think that phrasing is way too cliche, or just groan-worthy ha! I LOVE the idea though since it ties in with your proposal! Maybe just say “our love for each other eclipses all else”? Or maybe even a poem? I found this…
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A solar eclipse by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“In that great journey of the stars through space
About the mighty, all-directing Sun,
The pallid, faithful Moon, has been the one
Companion of the Earth. Her tender face,
Pale with the swift, keen purpose of that race,
Which at Time’s natal hour was first begun,
Shines ever on her lover as they run
And lights his orbit with her silvery smile.
Sometimes such passionate love doth in her rise,
Down from her beaten path she softly slips,
And with her mantle veils the Sun’s bold eyes,
Then in the gloaming finds her lover’s lips.
While far and near the men our world call wise
See only that the Sun is in eclipse.”
Idk. Probably too long, but just trying to throw out ideas!
Post # 6
Oh my, that poem is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing! Speaking of Total Eclipse of the Heart, I heard that Bonnie Tyler sang it (somewhere, can’t remember) during the eclipse for the eclipse. It may be a bit too much of a pop culture reference, but it’s definitely something to put on the list of things to ponder.
We are typically the type of people to do things differently, out of the box so to speak. The engagement (and I know there were many others who got engaged during the eclipse) is no exception 🙂
Post # 7
This is just my personal style, but I’m more inclined for something genuine and heartfelt than cute and witty if you want to announce your engagement on social media (not that something can’t be both). If you find yourself struggling to find the perfect wording or poem, just remember that your friends and family just want to know how happy you are to marry your love. Congrats!