Banff Real Wedding

Tunnel Mountain Reservoir Wedding

June 11, 2019

Laura Osborn/Rocky Mountain Bride

The Proposal

Our first getaway together was to Banff, as Chris had never seen the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Fast forward to a few years later at Christmas, Chris had got me an amazing gift - a weekend getaway to the Fairmont Lake Louise... The catch, I had to wait until February. (Time went by so incredibly slow....) But finally the weekend had come and it was something out of a fairytale! At night we skated on Lake Louise, sat around an outdoor bonfire and admired the ice sculptures and stars and we ate the most extravagant meals I've ever tasted! The day of, we woke up and Chris had already planned breakfast to be delivered. I noticed there was a little card on my plate, when I opened it, he had the EXACT same words in this card, as the first time he sent me flowers after our first date. (At this point I knew something was up!) After breakfast we went to Johnston Canyon and hiked the "Ice Walk" (I'm not sure why they call it a walk, it was definitely a hike) Once we came to the end of the trail there was this beautiful frozen waterfall, it was gorgeous. That night we got all fancied up and went to the Mount Fairview restaurant and enjoyed champagne and a delicious meal. Chris had been acting weird all day, super romantic, and I'd catch him multiple times just gazing at me. I thought it was weird. After dinner we were causally walking back to our room, and Chris was making small talk and walking slower and slower until he stopped in the middle of the lobby. He told me "wait here" as he ran up this beautiful grand staircase to the second floor. A few minutes go by, which felt like forever, and I see him coming back down with the biggest smile on his face. He grabs my hand and starts walking me up the stairs, I'm confused and kept asking him what's going on until I'm halfway up the stairs and I started to hear our song (Yours (wedding version) by Russel Dickerson). Everything after that was a blur, I remember him sitting me down in an oversized chair and him getting down on one knee asking me "to make him the happiest man alive". I nodded my head because I couldn't get any words out.

- The Bride, Tamika Mueller

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