<p><span></span>It didn't take long for tattoo artist <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=scott campbell&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Scott Campbell</strong></a> to know he wanted to marry actress <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=lake bell&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Lake Bell</strong></a> when they met early last summer on the set of <em>How To Make It in America</em>. </p>
"I knew from like the moment I first hung out with her," Scott told Life & Style at the ASPCA Bergh Ball in NYC on April 12. "I had to wait long enough to where it didn't seem inappropriate for me to ask."
Scott was guest-starring as a tattoo artist on the show but he says "it was just business" on set until they reconnected in August. After talking to Lake's parents and getting the okay, Scott was ready to pop the question -- or rather, have something ask for him.
"I basically built a machine that would ask the question for me," Scott says. "I spent like a month in my studio with a Dremel tool and made her this big intricate wooden box where you push a button and the whole thing unfolds and there's a little ring. It was fun."
While Scott says it was love at first sight, it was puppy love first, thanks to each of their four-legged friends.
"The first time Lake [and her dog] hung out with my dog, I knew it was on," Scott says. "The dogs were a big part of it!"
So who exactly do the couple have to thank?
"I have a rescued pit bull named Margaret and she's about 100 years old," Lake tells Life & Style. "He's got an American black dog mutt."
It was fitting that the couple, who've got their dogs to thank for falling in love, made their first public appearance together at the Bergh Ball. The ASPCA, which supports pet adoptions and works to prevent cruelty to animals, sponsors the fund-raising ball every year.
So what do the couple have planned for their wedding?
"It's her party," Scott says. "Whatever she wants."
Photo credit: Startraks
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