Proposal straight out of the movies
TWEED AMC cinema four is now the most romantic place in the world for young Pottsville couple Tamzen Ross and Scott Gillett.
Mr Gillet, 20, spent the 'best money of his life' on a 10 second advertisement before a screening of romantic comedy film The Proposal yesterday for his own proposal - asking for his girlfriend's hand in marriage.
After the big question and a picture of the young couple appeared on screen, a teary Ms Ross said yes and a small crowd of movie goers in the Tweed City Shopping Centre cinema applauded the grand romantic gesture as Mr Gillet presented his wife-to-be with her engagement ring.
Mr Gillett said he had been planning his proposal for the better part of a year but the plan only came together in the past two weeks.
“Our three year anniversary is coming up in November and I was going to do it then but I decided to do something to surprise her,” Mr Gillett said.
Ms Ross said she knew the proposal was inevitable, she just did not know the time or place.
She and Mr Gillett looked for engagement rings previously.
“It was all to throw her off. She thought I didn't have the money to buy her a really nice one,” Mr Gillett said.
“It was hard to keep it a secret from her but I think she's pleased with the way I did it.”
Ms Ross said it was a complete surprise for her.
“I just couldn't stop crying. I never expected something like this in the cinema,” Ms Ross, also 20, said.
“He looked a bit nervous before the movie but he said he was just sick.
“He also had to run back to the car to get the ring apparently, he told me it was for chewing gum.”
Mr Gillett said the movie advertisement was not his first choice. He even considered using a skywriter at one point to proclaim his message.
“I just didn't have the patience for that,” he said.
The couple met at Grafton TAFE while Mr Gillett was studying to become a chef and Ms Ross was completing her HSC.
He knew it was meant to be within two weeks.
Mr Gillet used the song 'Grow Old With You' from 1998 movie, The Wedding Singer and performed by Adam Sandler for the advertisement.
“We both liked the movie and the song and I thought it would go well with the moment,” Mr Gillett said.
Ms Ross is also five-months pregnant with the couple's first child.
“We don't want to know the sex - that's a surprise for us,” Mr Gillett said
The couple said they will look to marry on their five-year anniversary.