VIDEO: There Was a Proposal At Chestnut Hill’s Harry Potter Festival! 

So this past weekend, there was a Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill (which, how did I miss that?), and one festival-attending groom-to-be thought it would be the perfect spot to propose to his new bride-to-be!

Evan Yeatts and Abbey Waltmire met the week before both of their first semesters as grad students at Penn—Abbey, who was just starting the school’s Social Policy program, accidentally crashed Evan’s Engineering School-only event at a bar near campus. Soon after that, they attended last year’s Harry Potter Festival and had a great time, so he figured it’d be the perfect place to pop the question this time around.

He got her during the Sorting Hat demonstration. (Clever!) Take a look.

Congrats to Evan and Abbey!

To read about—and watch!—more proposals we love, go here.

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PW Reader Ring: Stephanie & Steven!

Stephanie's beautiful ring!

Stephanie’s beautiful ring!

The couple: Stephanie Ubele and Steven Krawulski, from Northern Liberties

The ring: My pear-shaped ring with an invisible setting is from Barsky Diamonds—Nate Barsky definitely worked his tail off to make my ring just right. I’ve always wanted a pear and was so happy that my fiancé listened!

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Video: To Promote New Sitcom ‘Marry Me,’ NBC Helps Real-Life Dude Propose to Real-Life Girlfriend With Adorable Surprise Flash Mob 

You know, you’d think with as many of these things as I see, the tears would be at least a little hesitant when a proposal video starts rolling, but that most often just isn’t the case—and it definitely isn’t with this one.

To promote their new sitcom, Marry Me (starring Casey Wilson who is always funny and Ken Marino who I can’t not think of as Guy Young from Eastbound & Down), NBC helped a real-life dude propose to his real-life girlfriend in quite the elaborate show of lip synching and flash mobbing, surprise guests and professional dancers and ballerinas and football players and a whole host of other characters that you’ll miss if you blink, but you’ll have to blink to clear out the tears.

It’s a sweet one. Take a look:

The show premiers on Tuesday, October 14th. No word on when Bret and Jovan’s wedding will do the same.

To read about—and watch!—more proposals we love, go here

RELATED: Video: This Aca-dorable ‘Pitch Perfect’ Proposal Will Leave You Singing and Crying 

RELATED: Watch This Super Cute Flash Mob Proposal in Philly’s Washington Square 

RELATED: This Video Proposal Is Making All the Girls In the Office Cry 

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PW Reader Ring: Lauren & Jeffrey!

Lauren's ring! Photo by Tara Beth Photography.

Lauren’s ring! Photo by Tara Beth Photography.

The couple: Lauren Schott and Jeffrey Sheehan, from Philadelphia

The ring: My ring is white gold with an oval diamond center stone, and six diamond side stones coming to points on the right and left.

I knew I wanted an oval or emerald cut, but it was ultimately Jeff’s choice! I had tried on some rings while we were in Las Vegas the summer before our engagement, but I could never have imagined such a beautiful choice! Jeff actually got it while on vacation in the Cayman Islands with some of his friends. He chose the center stone first, and paired it with this setting to make it a one-of-a-kind ring.

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Bernie Robbins Is Having a Seriously Big Sale On Diamond Engagement Rings and Bridal Jewelry

These Tacori rings are just a few of the options that will be on sale.

Diamond engagement rings are just a few of the sparklers that will be on sale.

We’ve just caught wind of a really exciting sale that you’re definitely going to want to hit up if you’re in the market for some sparkly jewels to rock down the aisle on your Big Day (Or, perhaps more importantly, if your significant other has yet to pop the question, he’ll want to take advantage of some pretty serious discounts on engagement rings. More on that below).

For nine days, from October 11 through October 19, Bernie Robbins Jeweler‘s will be hosting “The Marlton Renovation Sale” in preparation for the massive remodeling of their location at the Promenade at Sagemore. Over $10 million of jewelry and watches will be on sale for up to 70 percent off, and engagement baubles are no exception.

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PW Reader Ring: Alex & Josh!

Alex's ring!

Alex’s ring!

The couple: Alex Dalgliesh and Josh Pardue from Newtown Square.

The ring: My ring is a round, brilliant-cut diamond set in four prongs with a pave 14-karat white-gold band. My fiance, Josh, picked it entirely on his own. He won’t make any big purchase without becoming an expert on what he’s buying, and this was no exception! He learned everything there was to know about diamonds (including which “C” was most important to him!) before selecting the center stone, and then he picked out a matching band. His attention to detail was spot on —it’s exactly what I had always wanted: elegant and classic, with a lot of sparkle!

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PW Reader Ring: Katie & Franc!

Katie's ring!

Katie’s ring!

The couple: Katie Sieckman and Franc Marmero, Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring is a radiant-cut diamond with a French-cut diamond pave band. It’s perfect and I love the thought that went into it.

Franc and I have been together for almost 10 years now, and the last time we were in a jewelry store together was about three years ago. I always thought I wanted a halo, something more antique in style, but when I put it on my hand I just knew it wasn’t me. I also knew I wanted something that was not set too high, and either a plain or diamond band, but didn’t see anything that really made up my mind.

Fast forward a few years, and Franc started visiting jewelers. After going to multiple places, he ended up at Barsky on Jewelers’ Row, working with Nathan Barsky to find just the right ring. He’s an engineer, and nothing less than perfect will ever do, and I have since heard that he was once in there for about five hours designing, planning, asking women in the store to try it on and tell him how it felt, etc. Plus, it took him months to find a diamond he was happy with. (After giving it to me, he couldn’t wait to tell me this whole story and all the details.)

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VIDEO: This Aca-dorable ‘Pitch-Perfect’ Proposal Will Leave You Singing and Crying

I am just going to assume, readers, that you love a) so-sweet proposals and b) Pitch Perfect as much as I do, and that therefore, you will undoubtedly squeal and smile and tear up as much as I did while watching this.

A recent post on tells the story of Alex, who took his girlfriend, Anna, to see an a cappella performance at their alma mater, USC, and had some very tricky tricks up his sleeve. First, he arranged for them to be pulled up on stage—then he joined the group, singing a medley of aca-dorable love songs to her—and then, well, you’ll see:

I love everything about this, down to Anna’s shoes. You?

{h/t: Huffington Post

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To read about and watch more proposals we love, go here.

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PW Reader Ring: Christina & Rob!

Christina's ring!

Christina’s ring!

The couple: Christina Pagano and Rob Grundlock, from Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring is an oval-cut solitaire set with six prongs on a white-gold band. For my birthday last winter, Rob took me to brunch at Talula’s Garden and then afterwards, took me to Jewelers’ Row to look at rings. We agreed from the start what type of ring we both liked, and what we were looking for. Of course, from that day on I began looking for signs of a ring box in his pocket!

Rob actually ended up using a private jeweler to get the ring, and while it is not one of the ones we looked at, it is perfect and exactly what I had hoped for!

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