Wintry Mountain Banff Springs Wedding

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on December 21, 2021

Sharon and Roy struck up a friendship during their first year of university as they were both in relationships at the time. They found their way together before graduation and have been inseparable since.

The Proposal

The avid skiers planned a trip with friends to Red Mountain—their favourite spot—as they had many times before, but this time Roy had a surprise for Sharon. After a full day of skiing with a ring hidden in his pocket, he proposed at the top of the mountain. They celebrated by continuing on a week-long trip along the Powder Highway.

The Big Day

They wanted their wintry mountain wedding to feel classic and timeless, so they chose to hold their reception at the Castle in the Rockies: the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Mt. Stephen hall combined old-world elegance with magnificent mountain views, and the Fairmont team helped them navigate the challenges and uncertainties of getting married during a pandemic. Although they had originally planned a larger wedding, Sharon and Roy believe the intimate size is what made their day so special. They said “I do” in front of their 35 closest friends and family members at the charming St. Mary’s Parish in Banff.

Favourite Moments

“It seems impossible to choose one moment, but I would have to say standing at the altar and saying our vows. Standing there in that moment it felt so surreal and so right. I knew this was my person, and I couldn’t wait to start our life together. Introducing The Vanstones!”

Engagement Ring Cut


Advice from the Newlyweds

“Go with the flow. There will be a million things in your planning process that won’t go as you planned, but you can’t control the world around you. What matters is the love you have for each other, and putting that in the forefront will make your day so special. Our wedding turned out to be completely different than we imagined, but if we could go back, we wouldn’t change a thing.”

Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married

From buying their first home to starting a family, Sharon and Roy can’t wait to embark on each new adventure together.


Yoho National Park, BC | Honeymoon Resort: Emerald Lake Lodge


Number of Guests: 35 | Location: Banff, AB | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Parish | Reception Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs | Marriage Officiant: Fr. Dan Stevenot | Planner: Social + Co. Design | Design & Decor Coordinator: Social + Co. Design | Cake: Bake My Day | Dessert Styling: Bake My Day | Catering: Fairmont Banff Springs | Floral Design: Social + Co. Design | Photographer: Heidrich Photography | Videographer: Jordan Craig Wedding Cinematography | Stationery: Paper Ocelot | Music: Jasmine Long | Transportation: Alpine Limousine Banff | Bridal Gown Boutique: The Bridal Boutique | Bridal Gown Designer: Pronovias | Bridesmaid Designer: Dessy | Groom’s Suit/Tux Shop: Atelier by Ensemble | Groom’s Suit/Tux Designer: Atelier by Ensemble | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Shop: Hudson’s Bay | Groomsmen Suit/Tux Designer: Ralph Lauren | Bridal Hair Stylist: Blush & Coco | Bridal Make Up Artist: Blush & Coco | Bridesmaid(s) Hair Stylist: Blush & Coco | Bridesmaid(s) Make Up Artist: Blush & Coco | Jeweller: Spence


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