The way it came to pass is that on the website CustomMade, the groom-to-be posted his own personal "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi" in search of a jeweler:
"Hello, my name is Joe. I am a Graphic Artist and Tattooer in the North Jersey metro area. I was recommended to this site by one of my closest friends and CustomMade builder Endless Design. This is my first project with CustomMade and I have to admit, I am really excited to get the ball rolling. I am looking for an enthusiastic professional to make my R2D2 themed engagement ring a reality… I am hoping to find a maker who can match my fanatical Star Wars enthusiasm. I believe this can and will be a truly unique piece for both us and your portfolio! Anxious, Joe P."The engagement itself, caught on film below, you can see Joe (dressed for Halloween as Charlie Brown) proposing to his girlfriend (now fiancee) Emily, who was dressed as--wait for it--Lucy Van Pelt, the perpetual Charlie Brown antagonist. He further explained:
"Every year on Halloween [the people at the shop] get all geeked out in costume and work. This year, I had gotten the ring the day before… It wasn’t my original plan, but seemed to all fall into place. Emily dressed up as Lucy Van Pelt from Peanuts and asked me to couple up and go as Charlie Brown. So, as we all gathered for a photo in front of the shop I started to ramble a bit and then popped the question. I wanted to share the moment with the parties responsible… I know it would have been better in Star Wars gear, but that might have compromised the bigger picture. Even though Charlie Brown proposing to Lucy is still kind of a fun thing too. Yes, we are also Peanuts geeks! I rock a Linus tattoo and also have the G.I. Joe sleeping bag from my childhood that I still use nightly. There are many levels of geek not only in this story but also in our lives."I wonder if Joe realizes that he's just doomed himself to a lifetime of answering "Did you use the Jedi Mind Trick to get her to say yes?".