Sam Alfano and Mike Adams had a very special guest at their engagement Saturday: Lord Stanley.
The diehard St. Louis Blues fans got engaged in front of the Stanley Cup at 2020 NHL Fan Fair at Union Station.
Adams planned to ask Alfano once she purchased tickets to the event in November and carried the engagement ring in his pocket four hours until they entered the Stanley Cup room.
They walked up to the trophy to have their picture taken, then he dropped to a knee and proposed.
"I knew I wanted to marry her," Adams told NHL.com. "It was a once-in-a-life opportunity to propose to the love of my life with the perfect ring in front of Lord Stanley that our Blues won this year."
The crowd went wild. Alfano was left in disbelief.
"I did not expect it," she told NHL.com. "I had no idea anybody was even cheering. I was in such shock, I didn't even know until after we watched the [engagement] video that everybody was going nuts."
Alfano and Adams have been together four years and are from St. Charles, Missouri. They were Blues season-ticket holders in 2016-17 and attended watch parties in St. Louis during their run to the Cup in 2019. But Adams still cleared the idea with Alfano's mom before committing.
"She thought it was a good idea too," Adams said.
The couple has already started planning. They hope to have a destination wedding in June 2021.
"We are trying to talk our friends and family into doing Cabo," Alfano said.