Every proposal is beautiful, but this near and dear one to us tugged a bit more on our heartstrings than usual!

Julianne & Kristian were planning on spending a relaxing weekend at the Fairmont Banff Springs. After a crazy busy summer, they both just needed some R&R in the mountains.

The couple loves trail running, so Julianne & Kristian planned a 17 km mountain run on a chilly fall October morning, in order to unwind from a crazy busy wedding season. What Julianne didn’t know was that she was going to be asked the most beautiful question a girl will ever hear in her life in just a few short hours.

From Julianne: “We had a wonderful breakfast at our hotel in the morning, and I was excited to get out and go for a nice fall run with Kris. We are all geared up & ready to go, and about 100m into the trail, I see a bouquet of flowers on the ground and around the corner, a photographer. I just figured it was a tourist as there are lots in that area, and for the flowers, well, for a split second I actually thought I was running into someone else’s proposal!! Kristian picked up the bouquet turned to me – and then I realized, this was MY proposal!

Kristian grabbed my hand and led me down a path which had framed pictures of us from vacations, dates or fun moments we had together. We walked down the trail and admired the images. I was also trying to get a grip and keep my mascara from going everywhere… Then we came to the beautiful tablescape with champagne, macarons, and flowers (aka my favourite things…). There was a letter on the table, which Kristian picked up, untied the silk bow, and read to me. He didn’t shake, he wasn’t stressed – He was beaming! Kris then got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him – Making me the happiest girl on the planet. I was so happy to have this amazing moment captured by Corrina.

As we were sipping on champagne, enjoying the macarons, and soaking in the moment, I kept asking how he pulled this off?! Suddenly all the JYW girls jumped out from behind the huge rock – Surprise! Aimsley, Samantha & Teal had been planning this at work without me knowing, which still amazes me! And then the tears really came as we all hugged and celebrated together.”

Corrina gave the lovely couple an on-the-spot engagement session, and of course, the JYW girls came prepared with a second outfit for Julianne, including a hair & makeup touch up to take her from sporty to engagement session ready in under 15 minutes! Later in the evening, Julianne & Kristian wisked off to Eden at the Rimrock for a romantic dinner.

For more juicy details about the couple & the proposal, please see the feature on How He Asked!

Planning, Design & Coordination: Julianne Young Weddings | Photography: Corrina Walker Photography | Flowers: Amborella Floral Design | Macarons: Yann Haute Patisserie | Rentals: Bella Linens | Stationary: The Social Page

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