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gollymrscience
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You could magically make the ring for her.
For medieval theme use a cauldron.
Concentrate on the cauldron and flames leap up from inside and continue to burn as you add magic ingrediants.
(Always like fire - leaves an indelable impression - usually on expensive carpets - but you WILL be remembered!)
A little bar of gold colored metal or even better gold "dust" sparkles which is more showy pouring from an "empty" hand a la salt trick, a "diamond" in the rough, perhaps a small scroll professing undying love etc. Do it like an "eye of newt" type thing but less icky ingrediants and more romantic.
All of the above perhaps magically produced - even the rough diamond could be converted to a polished one but still loose.
Lots of potential for ingrediants that have special meaning to you two or have the wedding vows theme. Some could even put off smoke or flame when added to the cauldron. Don't forget some humor. After 30 years married I can vouch for the need for humor.
Place all the loose parts into the cauldron and then after the appropriate mumbo jumbo and before your fire goes out put a lid on the cauldron to extinguish the flames.
When lid is lifted TA DA the magically forged ring is there.Perhaps in a bed of her favorite flowers.

Flaming dove pan for cauldron should explain all. Make sure to get some long burning fuel. Flash paper scrolls and some black powder (very small amounts of loose powder in flash paper for flash smoke effects gets things cooking).
Keep these SMALL or you will be getting married without eyebrows! Lots of other embellishments possible.
Could be a whole "Let me make you something special that only magic can create" routine.
As long as you don't get too carried away with the black powder and don't do anything too crazy with the flames you will not have problems with the routine or the fire department ....or the cops for that matter.

Since the mechanics are easy you can concentrate on the showmanship.
Oh yes - be ready with outs and assists if things are not really cooking well. If all else fails don't forget your medieval magic bic lighter.
More ideas if needed.
Make it fun!
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Golly! Mr Science, That is a real swell idea. Sounds a lot more do'able than the sheherazade's ring bit. Thanks. I've still got time so I'll look into this one as well.
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No Prob.

If you don't have a flame dove pan that will be the only costly thing to acquire. Not expensive compared to diamond rings etc.. I think the cost would be around $80 in the US.
If handled right this will look like big magic but it isn't that difficult.
Remember to turn off the smoke alarm!
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Wow a proposal... I proposed to my fiance magically back in January.

I modified an old routine from a Geni Issue (back to '92 I think.. .have to dig it out again).

Basically you take a tissue paper heart give some great story about how love transcends all odds as you rip up the heart and do the ole torn and restored paper trick.

I then placed the heart on a necklace and ran the heart through the flame of a candle. As the flash paper heart went up in flames, the engagement ring appeared in its place. It took about 30 seconds for it to clue in that this was an engagement ring and not just a new magic trick. LOL.

Add some candle light, romantic music and a great dinner and you have a very magical evening!

Good luck!
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Ooops... had a temporary lapse in memory...

It was from....

Tannen's Magic Manuscript
March/April 1989
Page 22

I received it as a child and saw the routine.. and from then, knew that was how I was going to propose.

Good luck!
Scott
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By the way, my fiance is still raving about the proposal!

Cheers!
Scott
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Wow....89? Is the manuscript still in publication? or is it something I could get a copy of? I still don't know what I'm going to do just yet, but I'm going to Barry's Magic shop this weekend to see what else I might find. Barry has the Sheherezade Book. I'm stoked.
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Ahhhhh....Its all so confusing, yet so wonderful, I've gotten some really good advice from everyone and they all sound so great. I have also gone back through and searched, now that I'm a little more acclimated to the forum, for other posts on proposals. Thank you to everyone who continues to post on this thread even though I should have simply been told to read the other pertinent threads.

Thank you PKG! for the deja vu and especially the valuable tip on Borodin's book. After some of the things I've read about that book, I'm getting it no matter what...

Thanks Steve! for the insight into the results of your proposal and the nest of boxes idea...

Brad, before now I'd never even thought about doing a Chop-Cup routine in general, now I'm looking into the basics and trying to get a set of my own...Thanks!...

abc Thanks!, I like the Ash Arm trick, Probably because it is one I can do Smile

Tomasko Thank you! You are on tour and still following the forums...you rock...

Maro, I like your suggestion as well...It is simple, and given the correct showmanship, could leave a great impression.Thanks!...

Daddyof2, I've always been wary of trying to hide things in food, somehow ends up in a trip to the hospital or waiting for other happenings... We'll keep it clean for now...

And Last but certainly not least...stormchaser, Thank you as well, for getting this thread moving with the first response...and a good idea as well.

Thank you all!
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Good Luck with the proposal.. you already know she will marry you.. that is half the battle!


Let us know how you make out! (and how you end up doing it!)

Cheers
Scott
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Hahahahaha very sneaky sir!
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Out of curiousity I hauled out some stuff last night and played with the magic manufacture of a wedding ring routine.
Flaming dove pan (the pan flames not the doves...at least they better not!)makes it easy.
After playing with it a bit I had a workable routine in less than 15 minutes.
(note to self - check gold sprinkles to be sure they don't burn and stink up the room to the point that your wife thinks you are burning the house down)
(second note to self - remember to turn off the smoke alarm so that your wife is not given any more reason to comment on your experiment in less than glowing terms)
Anyway if you can push a button and put a lid on a pot you've got the mechanics beat. The rest is just your charming self yaking away and being magical.
A cinch!
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If you haven't popped the question yet there are some very cool ring productions in That's Amore' which is a new instant download I have available.

My favorite is an effect of Tomas Blomberg's where a drawn picture of the ring magicaly transforms into the real thing. There is tons of info on producing rings, on performing for couples, and lots more romantic themed magic. 19 effects in all.

All the best,

Nathan
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