“When I first saw Lumiere I knew she was the one for me – it was love at first sight.”
The British woman glows as she speaks of the great love of her life and what comes out of her mouth isn’t exactly unusual when someone’s in love.
But Amanda Liberty’s love story is anything but usual.
The gushing bride-to-be is engaged to her chandelier and is so infatuated she even has a tattoo of the light of her life.
“I’ve always loved the look of chandeliers and when I saw my first chandelier, Luna, it was love at first sight,” Amanda says.
Amanda identifies as objectum sexual, meaning she’s attracted to objects and not people. Her first love was a drum kit and she then went on to develop feelings for the Statue of Liberty, which she changed her surname for, Metro.co.uk writes.
“You can’t control who you fall in love with and things just went from there.”
Amanda first laid eyes on Lumiere on eBay. She put in a £400 (R7 000) bid and after she won had to have the chandelier shipped over from Europe.
“As soon as I saw Lumiere on eBay I knew immediately she was the one for me and it was love at first sight.
“She was based in Germany and although I knew it would be tricky to get her home I knew I needed to find a way to make her mine.
“I couldn’t stop thinking about her and how beautiful she was – she has such a beautiful shape and I could feel really amazing energy coming from her.”
Amanda is also in an open relationship with the 24 other chandeliers in her home, according to The Sun.
It wasn’t long before she knew they were ready to take the next step in their relationship.
On Valentine’s Day in 2016 Amanda proposed to Lumiere.
Although the couple haven’t done much planning for the big day, one thing Amanda is set on is having an elaborate celebration.
“We don’t have anything booked yet. I have friends all over the world and I want all of them to be there.
“I don’t want to marry her without lots of people there, I don’t want it to be just me and Lumiere.”
Besotted Amanda recently got a tattoo of her other half on her arm. The portrait was designed by Alice Perrin from Tattoo Fixers.
“I was excited to see the result. Before I got it done I was nervous about the needle. I’m not the biggest fan of them but it wasn’t too nerve-wracking.
“The first time I saw the tattoo it was amazing. Alice’s tattoo was the best fit and I chose her because of it.”
And Lumiere loves it.
“I was so pleased to see the result. It was incredible.
“Lumiere also thought it was brilliant, she gave me the energy telling me it was great.
“She tells me when she doesn’t like things but she really likes the tattoo.”