Kathryn and Marek met by chance at a bar when they locked eyes across the crowded room. Kathryn whispered to her friend that she thought he was cute, and her friend played wingwoman and told Marek. Embarrassed and tipsy, Kathryn introduced herself. They instantly clicked, exchanged numbers, and four years later found themselves locking eyes at the altar.
One Christmas Eve morning Marek surprised Kathryn with breakfast in bed–complete with eggs, bacon and a diamond ring. Kathryn was so stunned she nearly dropped her coffee. She was speechless. “I had about ten chances to take my words back,” says Marek, “but I never would.”
The Big Day
The couple wanted to incorporate Marek’s Polish heritage into their wedding; they held their ceremony at the Holy Rosary Polish Church, wrote a thank you message on an old door in both English and Polish, and made their guests take a shot of Marek’s father’s homemade nalewka if they wanted to see the newlyweds kiss.
For the reception, Kathryn wanted a venue that “had a rustic feel, but not too country.” She found it in the exposed beams and cozy fireplaces at Snow Valley then completed her vision with whimsical vintage decor.
Kathryn: “Listening to my parents and my brothers welcome Marek to our family. They said the kindest words and reaffirmed that I was making the best decision of my life.”
Marek: “Spending the entire day, and weeks leading up to our wedding with family and friends. Both my grandmothers and an uncle and cousin flew in from Poland to share our special day.”
Engagement Ring Cut
Round with Halo
‘Home’- Chantal Kreviazuk
Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)
‘Father & Daughter’ – Paul Simon
Advice from the Newlyweds
“Get all your planning and preparations done at least a week before your wedding. That way you can enjoy those around you without worrying about the small things.”
Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married
“Spending the rest of our lives together and starting a family.”
Emerald Lake, BC – Emerald Lake Lodge