Published: 16:03 EST, 23 September 2013 | Updated: 08:06 EST, 24 September 2013>
In a bid to woo his Harry Potter-obsessed girlfriend, one man spent five months planning an elaborate wizard-themed wedding proposal, revolving around a scavenger hunt.
Jaysin Osterkamp, 33, from Chicago, Illinois, filmed his girlfriend Andrea Tyler as she took up the challenge and uploaded an video of her in action to
Vimeo last Friday.
After successfully solving all of the riddles, the film shows Miss Tyler meeting Mr Osterkamp at a local bar, where she must perform an 'unlocking charm' to open a small treasure chest and find her ring.
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Dedication: Jaysin Osterkamp decided to inject some magic into his wedding proposal and led his Harry Potter-obsessed girlfriend, Andrea Tyler on a wizard-themed scavenger hunt
Mr Osterkamp went to the trouble of cutting a hole in a Harry Potter book and creating a secret compartment specially for the piece of jewelry.
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'Oh baby!' Miss Tyler, 29, exclaims as she finds the black diamond engagement band.
Her beau then gets down on one knee and pops the big question, to which she says 'yes'.
Don't burn yourself! At one point Miss Tyler had to perform an 'unlocking charm' to open a small treasure chest where her engagement ring was hiding
Movie debut: Mr Osterkamp filmed his girlfriend as she took up the challenge and uploaded a specially edited video of her in action to Vimeo last Friday
Mr Osterkamp, who works as a wedding cinematographer for
Night Owls Media , told MailOnline that it took him five months to plan the 'heavily truncated quest of puzzled, trivia, and riddles.'
'It was originally supposed to be much longer, almost the entire day, but the locations I really wanted could only do so much time so I had to narrow it down.'
But he said all of the hard work paid off.
'Andrea rarely ever cries so when I saw her cry when I popped the question I knew I had done well.'
Elaborate proposal: Miss Tyler was given various riddles which she had to solve
Getting warmer: Each clue led her closer to her beau, who was waiting in a local bar
Mr Osterkamp had an 'art deco meets fantasy' engagement ring custom-made by a New York-based designer he found on the social commerce site, Etsy.
'I told him what I wanted, and he came back with this design.'
To date, his video, which was filmed by his friend
Scott Painter , has had 12,388 views.
Still going: At one point during the scavenger hunt Miss Tyler ended up in a local Chinese restaurant
Grand prize: In the end, after successfully solving all of the riddles, she finds Mr Osterkamp
Maintaining the magic: Mr Osterkamp went to the trouble of cutting a hole in a Harry Potter book and creating a secret compartment specially for the engagement ring
He said that he and Miss Tyler have been fans of Harry Potter from the beginning, when the first book came out in 1997.
'We've grown up with the characters and seen them grow into who they become as young adults.
'It's like having a family member grow up. And we love the fact that the story started off as a kid's story and as they grow up the story elements mature as well.
Art Deco meets fantasy: Mr Osterkamp had the engagement band custom-made for his long-term love
Set to wed: The newly engaged couple plan on tying the knot in 2015
'It becomes a journey rather than simply a story.'
The newly engaged couple, who first met seven years ago, plan on tying the knot in 2015.
Mr Osterkamp said that his fiancee would love a Harry Potter-themed wedding.
'She would love to have everyone decked to the nines, wearing Hogwarts school robes.'
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