Will you be my Player Two?: How one Offbeat Bride proposed to her "mancreature" #Features#nintendo#proposing#video games July 26 | Guest post by kaharaminttu We love us a good girl-proposes-to-guy story. Hell, Offbeat Bride wouldn't be here if it weren't for one of those stories. Tribesmaid Kaharaminttu has one of those stories, including a delightfully adorkable Mario-themed ring box that is going viral. I've been planning on proposing since September last year, and once I'd purchased my rings in May, I knew I really had to go ahead and do it! I proposed on July 22, a Sunday. It was my mancreature's birthday on the 24th, but I had to work, so we decided to celebrate his birthday on the Sunday before instead. I made a big deal out of having his birthday present ready, etc. We woke up on Sunday morning and I made him breakfast in bed, and we ate our fruit salad together in bed, and drank coffee. How I managed to eat anything at all is beyond me! I'd been managing to keep myself pretty calm up until that morning! As I was making his breakfast, I was frantically telling my internet friends (who were in on it) that I was too chicken, and I wanted to call it off. They gave me a kick in the pants, and after our breakfast I told him I had to go and get his birthday present. So! I walk in with the box, which was concealed in a tiny paper bag, and he looks at the bag and goes "Well, it's not very BIG, is it?" I gaped at him, and then told me he was a size queen (sheesh!!!). Science, Math, Pop Culture!: Nerdy wedding invitations I profiled nerdy Save the Dates about a year ago -- now it's time for some geektastical wedding invitations in your face. So wipe off... [more] The box was unveiled and I made him admire my hard work before he opened it… When he opened it I could only manage to squeak out "Wanna get married?" and he looked at the box and then at me with a confused and surprised expression. Luckily, he responded "Yes!"… and then followed it up with a pout and "But I want to be player one!!" We had discussed in the past how he felt about me proposing, and he had told me he thought it was silly that society expects only the male to propose. When he said that, I knew I was going to propose, even though I had always daydreamed about being proposed to. I'm so glad I was the one that popped the question! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo kaharaminttu I am a body piercer in the tropics of Australia. I love to work, so most of my time and energy is spent being involved in the body modification community. Other than that, I have wide and varied interests... My Little Pony, rats, cooking, tea cups and pots, growing food in the garden, fat activism, and fashion. http://salainen.tumblr.com/ PREVIOUS A funky and colorful craft museum wedding NEXT Alternative garters for sexy, geeky, and bad-ass legs Toggle comments [ 22 ] Too cute!! And your box is amazing Congratulations! 12 agree Reply I love this! Everything about it. Congratulations 3 agree Reply That is just so awesome! Congrats!!! 1 agrees Reply Augh this is SUUUUUPER cute!!! Congrats to you both 1 agrees Reply I love, love, love the idea of "Ready" and "Press Start". 9 agree Reply This is the cutest proposal I have every seen ! I have to share it with some not-yet-married friends who I'm sure will steal this idea! TOO freaking ADORABLE! 1 agrees Reply Awesome proposal story! That box needs to be kept FOREVER, btw. 2 agree Reply Wonderful idea and so creatively executed! My boyfriend's a huge Nintendo geek, so I almost wish I had thought of this first!!! 0 agree Reply This is adorable! Such a great idea and story to go along with it. Congratulations!! 0 agree Reply Love this! Congratulations! The box is too cute! <3 1 agrees Reply Genius proposal idea. I have no other words, just pure genius. 0 agree Reply I am so happy that so many people enjoy my story I really hope it inspires some other women to pop the question to their partners! 0 agree Reply Rock on! Nice job making the box, it's perfect and clever 1 agrees Reply Congrats! I proposed to my soon-to-be-hubby as well….and I honestly got so much negative talk because I was the one that proposed. Some of our friends still don't see it as an "official" engagement! And every once in a while someone will look at my ring finger and not see a ring and question my engagement. Hopefully, you don't deal with all of that. Best of luck!!! 1 agrees Reply This is so great! I love the "press start" 0 agree Reply Tearing up! So wonderfully amazing! My hubs-to-be proposed, 2 years ago after a trip to a "zoo" (www.northwesttrek.com its not really a zoo-type of zoo. It's different.) and we've been slowly planning a pretty amazing event. He kept bringing up how it wasn't fair that I got to wear a ring and he didn't. So, this last Christmas I bought his band and hid it in the tree, when he found it I preposed to him. It was awesome and he loved it! 0 agree Reply HOLY COW!! I just saw this on Cheezburger! 0 agree Reply Congratulations! I too proposed to my partner. It certainly is a nerve racking thing to do, and mine wasn't even nearly half as planned as yours!! 6 months later and I still don't have a ring, but it's not about the ring. We know we're engaged, and that's all that matters. Above 'Deus Said' they got a lot of negative feedback, I can't say Í've had the same. Literally everyone we know said "Well we all knew when it happened it would happen differently to everyone else". Congratulations again and ENJOY! 0 agree Reply This is too adorable! So creative. 0 agree Reply Awww! Love it! 0 agree Reply Can you purchase these? I really want one!! 0 agree Reply So amazing!!! I have being thinking about propose to my girlfriend this week, and this… this gives me many ideas. 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.