This is the video my friend Scott Painter and I made of my proposal to my lovely fiance. Andrea is a very big Harry Potter fan and we had even talked about possibly having a Harry Potter wedding one day, but always thought it out of the cards. Even though I have always dreamed of a Star Wars wedding. So I wanted to do something special for her and send her on a Harry Potter themed quest when she least expected it.
I am a wedding cinematographer and am booked most weekends, so when I told her that I had to film a wedding this fateful Saturday morning, she thought nothing of it. Plus, she had plans with our godchildrens' mom, Erica. Little did she know that Erica would not be meeting her at the door, but instead my friend Scott, complete with video cameras.
Here is the heavily truncated quest of puzzles, trivia, and riddles that she had to solve into order to find me waiting for her at our favorite bar.... waiting with one last surprise.
"Hedwig's Theme" by John Williams / Warner Bros / Harry Potter
"Without You" & "The Strategy" and "Top of the World" - licensed through VideoBlocks.
Cinematographer: Scott Painter of Better Image Photography and Video
Editing, Producing, and 2nd Unit: Jaysin Osterkamp of NightOwls Media
The Walton Family
The Elgin Pub House (home of the best pulled pork and fried cheesecake)
Gail Borden Library
The City of Elgin
Gee & Jay's (the best Chinese food in Kane County!)
Sue & Chuck Gilpin
Patti Ferguson & David Osterkamp
J.K. Rowling (without you and the world you created and the characters we all fell in love with, this wouldn't have even been made)
All our loving friends and family! Your outpour of love has touched us greatly and truly means the world to us! We love you all.