When Cammie Scott was trying to find the perfect way to propose to her girlfriend of two years, she didn't have to look far for inspiration. Using the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles as a backdrop, the Uneducated podcast host borrowed a scene from the 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You to use as her script to pop the momentous question to the love of her life, Taryn Arnold.
"She loves rom-coms," Scott told Today. "And she has always said that scene where Heath Ledger is dancing in the bleachers professing his love to Julia Stiles is one of her favorite scenes from any movie."
The couple had already discussed marriage, had bought rings together and decided Scott would be the one to propose first, so the question itself wasn't a surprise, but it was clear from the pictures and video the pair posted to social media that the proposal, like the scene in the original movie, was a surprise hit.
"We wanted the surprise to be how it was done, and Taryn always had the desire to be proposed to, and I had more of the desire to do the proposing."
"I was like 70 percent ready for a proposal at all times in the last, like, couple months," Arnold said. "I feel like every time we do anything, whether it was like some event or we're going to dinner or we're seeing friends or family, I'm just positive it's going to happen. I just didn't know how it would happen."
Arnold, host of the Stuck with Taryn Arnold podcast, said the proposal was most definitely a surprise as the event unfolded before her, with Scott on bended knee holding a ring as the scene from the movie played on the big screen.
"This is the thing that I thought no one would actually ever do for me," she said. "It was just a dumb thing I used to say, and then when she did it, I was like, 'Oh my God, this cannot be a mistake. It is happening.'"
And if Scott has any doubts about how well her proposal for a life together was received, Arnold left no doubt on her Instagram.
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