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Classic Elegance at Fairmont Banff Springs

May 11, 2022
Classic Elegance at Fairmont Banff Springs

Alberta Wedding

The Couple 

Mandy + Dale

The Engagement 

Early on in their relationship, Dale had asked Mandy what her dream proposal would be. Not expecting it to come true, she described a romantic date night under the stars, just the two of them, somewhere in Europe on an old cobblestone bridge. In the summer of 2019 the two planned to travel to Europe together. They had a wonderful first week exploring London and Ghent. Before leaving for their last stop in Paris, they closed with a romantic dinner date in Bruges, Belgium. On the way back to their hotel, the couple strolled through Bruges. They walked towards the Groenerei Canal, ending up on the Peerdenbrug Bridge. Dale got down on one knee, pulled out a beautiful ring and nervously asked Mandy to spend their lives together. Through uncontrollable tears she said, “yes,” and the rest is history!

The Wedding

Though they were both raised and live in the lower mainland of British Columbia, their dream wedding venue was at Banff Springs Hotel. That would, without a doubt, be the perfect fairytale wedding destination for them. He loves the mountains, and she couldn’t get over Mt Stephen Hall. A few days before the big day, they travelled out and took a peek at the venue. It was a gorgeous clear day. The sun was out, the mountain view they would be married in front of was stunning! All the emotions were flooding in. After two years of planning and postponing once before, the big day was finally here. The forecast was set to be a perfect day, but unfortunately a forest fire nearby completely filled the sky with smoke. The mountain view was barely in sight and the wind was so intense, it knocked down a tree right behind the ceremony location. These were just the sort of things to make a bride go crazy, but fortunately, Mandy was extremely calm that day. Everything was finally in place. No more work had to be done. All the stress, right down to the day before, was all finally gone. All the details were beautifully put together. All their loved ones were there and having a blast. The day was absolutely perfect and we wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Photographer: Natalie Andrusiak Photography Videographer: Twisted Film Works Day Of Coordinator: Powerful Moments Events Venue + Catering: Fairmont Banff Springs Florist: Niché Boutique Florals Harpist: Harp Angel Cake: Kake by Darci Stationery + Signage: Miranda Schollen (The Bride) Seating + Dining Rentals: Mountain Event Rentals Rentals + Lounge Set: Koncept Rentals Neon Sign: MK Neon Photobooth: Our Lavish Guests Beauty: Blush & Coco Bridal Boutique: Sposa Wedding World Dress Designer: Christina Wu Custom Veil + Hairpiece: Flavelle and Co. Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal Menswear: Moore's Clothing for Men Transportation: Banff Sedan Entertainment: Pez Productions Commissioner: Banff Lake Louise Weddings Associate Photographer: Sarah Vaughn Photography
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