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 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.
“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
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