TODAY | September 28, 2012
>> extremely unusual proposal we told you about earlier. a pilot tricked his xwrend into believing their plane was in trouble. he had then read the emergency manual which ended in a proposal, and they are on the phone this morning. ryan thompson and carly kennedy in chicago. good morning to you both.
>> good morning, guys.
>> good morning.
>> okay. ryan, look, i think we all can relate to wanting to do an unusual proposal for your beloved there, but did it occur to you that she might freak out?
>> the thought had occurred to me, and i definitely was advised not to do it by a handful of her friend and family, but i had faith in my girl, and she's -- she's got her stuff together, and i knew she would stay calm and do a good job with the check list and everything.
>> what are you thinking? you're up there. i know what you're thinking, we're about to go down there and the roller coaster of emotions from this is bad to i'm getting married.
>> oh, goodness. if i could -- i had to tell you. when the plane headed for the water, i genuinely did believe it was a true emergency, and i thought in reading through that emergency procedure checklist that our lives were in my hands at that moment, and --
>> -- and going from that to the plane leveling out and getting to the end of the emergency procedure checklist and the proposal, there was a swing of emotions like i've never experienced before, but i've never been that happy.
>> were you just like -- weren't you a teeny tiny bit mad at him for putting you through that?
>> everyone has asked me that question, and to be honest i was never mad. i was never mad. i think it's because i'm so excited because of what was happening, and after the plane, my family was there, and then after i had time to sit and think about being mad, i wasn't. i was truly excited.
>> i'll speak on behalf of carly 's mom here, is this how the marriage is going to be? is this how it's going to be?
>> i sure hope not. i don't think her mom would let me get away with that much longer. i wanted to plan a surprise wedding, so busy as a surgery resident that she doesn't have any time to do the planning, and i talked to her mom about a surprise wedding, and she put the stop on that one pretty quick.
>> let's not do any more surprises, ryan.
>> i think i'm surprised out.
>> carly , surgery resident. i think you've got the tools to get back at him.
>> you know what, that's why i was able to keep my cool when i thought we were dying, but i will plan something.
>> revenge, the foundation of any good relationship. ryan thompson and carly kennedy, a big congratulations to you.
>> thank you, guys.
>> many happy years ahead.