Mike first set eyes on Katrina at his sister’s med school graduation when his brother-in-law pointed her out and said, “There is your future wife.” It turned out that the joke was more of a prophecy, as they started dating a few weeks later. Katrina knew Mike would be her future husband by their second date when she heard his impressive vocals at a local piano bar.
The Big Day
Since Mike proposed to Katrina at the top of a mountain in Canmore, they knew they wanted to have a mountain wedding but needed a venue that could accommodate 130 guests. They were absolutely floored when they stepped into the Victoria Ballroom at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. “The views of Lake Louise were breathtaking and the service was impeccable throughout the entire wedding weekend,” says Katrina.
Their two-month-old puppy, Kona, walked down the aisle as a guest-of-honour then fell asleep at the groomsmen’s feet while Katrina and Mike said their vows.
During cocktail hour their planners surprised them with a private viewing of the ballroom; they danced to their favourite music and goofed around in the photo booth. Mike treasures those moments most, while Katrina says the best part was reminiscing about their perfect day while hiking the West Coast Trail the week after.
Engagement Ring Cut
‘Tenerife Sea’—Ed Sheeran
Advice from the Newlyweds
“DIY fun projects add a personal touch to the day and help you stick to your budget. We were lucky to have lots of help from our family members from both sides and we enjoyed the time spent together during the whole process.”
Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married
The next adventure for Mike and Katrina is parenthood! They’re expecting their first baby in July.
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