From a young age, girls across the world dream about their perfect wedding proposal, desperate to find their fairytale ending and the beloved notion on happily ever after with their one true love.
Women dream of this fairytale ending for their entire lives, searching for their one true love, and for Amber Duncan of Aberdeen, it was all ice ice baby as she left an Aberdeen Lynx ice hockey match engaged to be married to the love of her life, Ricki Inkson.
The Aberdeen couple, who had been attending a home match on Saturday evening, left the match husband and wife-to-be, after a shock engagement proposal took place centre stage on the ice.
Aberdeen Lynx Ice Hockey fan, Ricki, 26, got down on one knee and popped the question to Amber, 23, ahead of the games face off, puckering up for a icy kiss to seal their engagement.
Mr Inkson, who devised the engagement plan with Aberdeen Lynx Ice Hockey Club organisers, staged the romantic gesture at Saturday’s icy affair so well, that Amber had no idea about the proposal.
The couple, who live in Bucksburn, are avid supporters of the Aberdeen Lynx and regularly attend games on ‘date night’.
Mr Inkson, who works in removals, and his fiancée Amber, who works as a catering assistant for the NHS at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, have been together for almost four years.
After deciding that he wanted to propose to his girlfriend at a Lynx game, Mr Inkson, contacted the club to ask for a helping hand to make his fantasy proposal become a reality.
Dressed in the Aberdeen Lynx mascot outfit, Mr Inkson took to the ice five minutes before face-off, skating centre stage where he was joined by Amber who had ‘mysteriously’ been called down to the rink. The masked crusader then took off his disguise revealing his identity, got down on one knee in front of 900 spectators, and popped the question with ring in hand.
Melting to his uniquely romantic, yet ice-cold gesture, Amber accepted, with cheers from the crowd bellowing throughout the arena.
Mr Inkson, said: “It was love at first sight for me when I first met Amber. We were both working at the hospital at the time and after seeing her on her lunch break, I decided to ask her out for a drink that evening. We met up that night at the Holburn Bar and from then, the rest is history.
“I wanted to do something really special for Amber so decided that proposing to her at the ice rink was the best idea. We’re both massive fans of the Aberdeen Lynx so I was keen to get them involved in some way. They ended up helping me plan the perfect proposal, and I couldn’t have been happier with the end result.”
Martin Hill, chairman of the Aberdeen Lynx Ice Hockey Club, commented: “Ricki contacted us through the clubs Facebook page a few weeks ago regarding the proposal, and with our help, he planned the romantic affair.
We are thrilled to have been involved in such a special moment. It was definitely a different start to the match, that’s for sure.
“We are absolutely delighted for the couple and wish them all the happiness for their big day. You never know, we may end up having our first Aberdeen Lynx wedding here at the rink if Ricki has anything to do with it.
Story and pics courtesy of Aberdeen Lynx