Libby and Leon were both part of the same faculty at the University of Alberta, but never met until Libby said “hi” to him at the Grandin LRT platform. They kept running into each other after that and started dating. They decided to get engaged after their fifth anniversary and picked out a unique ring from their favourite store, Artworks, but Libby insisted that Leon still propose the old-fashioned way.
He wanted to propose on the LRT bridge in the river valley, but bitterly cold weather derailed that plan. As they were walking back to their car they spotted a woodpecker, which distracted Libby long enough for Leon to get down on one knee.
The Big Day
The couple decided to elope in Lake Louise not just for the beautiful scenery but for sentimental reasons as well; Libby’s late father was a ski patroller there and she had scattered his ashes at the top of Whitehorn Mountain five years ago. As they read their vows at Moraine Lake, they could feel his spirit watching over them. A few chipmunks witnessed their first dance after the ceremony, and they celebrated with dinner and strawberry-rhubarb pie at the Fairview Restaurant.
Advice from the Newlyweds
If you are eloping, consider hiring a wedding planner for the ultimate stress free day! With the heightened deadlines, they are worth every penny in coordinating vendors and keeping the day on track.
Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married
They look forward to starting their life together in Yellowknife.
Lake Louise, AB | Honeymoon Resort: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise