The instrument isn’t just a nod to “Property Brothers” co-host Jonathan Scott’s heritage. Bagpipes were also involved in Scott and Zooey Deschanel’s over-the-moon sweet engagement. In a 2023 cover story with People, the couple shared their engagement story that started on a tour of Scotland’s historic Edinburgh Castle with Deschanel and her two kids, Elsie and Charlie.
The HGTV star explained that he, Deschanel, and the kids were the last group to tour the centuries-old castle. “I had a pipe band that was playing on this one raised platform area that has the most magnificent view,” he recalled. Deschanel added that, as the group made their way to the platform, “All of a sudden, this guitarist steps forward and starts playing “Harvest Moon,” and that’s a special song for us. And I was like, uh, I think something’s happening.”
The “500 Days of Summer” star said she didn’t want to assume what was going on until she knew for sure. But her suspicions were confirmed when she saw Elsie and Charlie unfurl a banner that read, “Zooey, will you marry me?” (via YouTube). After she said yes, the couple snapped a pic and posted it to Instagram with the caption, “Forever starts now!!!”