In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Darren & Susan said "I do" at the beautiful Silvertip Resort in Canmore

Their wedding weekend was a snowy winter wonderland, yet when it came down to hours before the ceremony, the skies parted and we were greeted with a beautiful warm afternoon. Some call it chance, but I don't think it was coincidence. This couple is the most kind, heartwarming duo that I've had the pleasure of meeting.

The weather was a precursor to the warmth and comfort their wedding day brought, both to their guests and the whole JYW team. Every detail from the hot cocoa bar awaiting guests as they arrived, to the beautiful marsala inspired bouquets from Amborella, to the wedding guest favours at each palace setting and the outstanding dance party provided by the incredible Pez Productions; everything perfectly reflected Darren & Susan’s personalities and the priority of the day- to unite as one in the presence of their loved ones while having a outstanding dance party.

When Darren & Susan first came to me, they explained their need for a completely involved planner to handle most of the coordination and design aspects, yet they still wanted to be a part of the decision making. They wished to marry in the Canadian Rockies, and what better setting than the lovely Silvertip Resort in Canmore. Utilizing the lodge-feel of the space, with exposed beam cedar ceiling and large windows overlooking the breathtaking mountain scenery, the inclusion of warmth in colour and decor was vital. Using shades of crimson & marsala in the decor was necessary, bringing out the reds in Darren’s service uniform. What winter wedding is complete without the incorporation of wood textures, fur and antlers?

The rich and romantic colours were contrasted with the use of sequin white linens, champagne and quicksand shades of blush. The lantern centrepieces with lovely floral detail illuminated the Pavilion space in a romantic and beautiful glow.

Thank you to the outstanding team that brought this beautiful wedding together. It is always a pleasure working with such esteemed professionals and makes my job a dream come true. Thank you!


Photography: Andras Schram Photography | Ceremony &  Reception Venue: Silvertip Resort, Canmore | Transportation: Highland VIP | Hair: Hedkandi Salon | Makeup: The Pretty Haus | Florals: Amborella Floral Studio | DJ & Lighting: Pez Productions | Stationary: Bloom Invites | Rentals: Special Events Rentals



“When we met Julianne, we had recently interviewed another wedding planner and had another meeting a few days after with a third. Within the first few minutes we both loved her and had decided to hire her, cancelling our appointments with anyone else. When we met with Julianne she listened to what we wanted and immediately started having ideas in line with our vision. This was different from other wedding planners we met with who listened to what we said, then showed us photos of what they were thinking which was completely different and more in line with their vision.
Working with Julianne to plan the wedding was fantastic. I have heard horror stories about the stress that planning a wedding puts on people and we felt none of it. Julianne was attentive, easy to communicate with, and ensured we were as involved as we wanted to be. It is difficult to put into words just how amazing we feel Julianne is and how blessed we feel she was part of this special time in our lives.
When asked about the cost of a wedding, I tell people continuously that the best money we spent was to hire Julianne. From a groom’s perspective, she allowed my bride to enjoy the process and not stress over the details. She was always there for advice or to answer questions that we had, and jumped on any requests whether it was a certain type of alcohol behind the bar, help me pick out a suit, questions about dinner choices, or advice on guest lists and seating to name a few of the middle of the week text and phone calls. I have heard other grooms argue about not hiring a wedding planner and I am telling you, HIRE HER! You won’t regret it for a second! I can’t imagine how we could have done this without her. I am still being told by people that this was the most well organized, beautiful, and most fun wedding they had ever been too.
From a bride’s perspective Julianne was there with me every step of the way. She listened to what I wanted and did all she could to bring my vision to life. She allowed me to enjoy the time leading up to the wedding without getting overwhelmed with everything that had to be done. My family and I were also able to completely enjoy the day of the wedding without having to worry about all the minor things that come up.
We could go on and on about how amazing it was to work with Julianne to plan our day but words don’t adequately describe it. She is innovative, professional, caring, fun, sweet, and most of all loves what she does which is easily seen by the quality of her work. We have already recommended Julianne to everyone we know and will continue to do so forever.
We hired Julianne as our wedding planner, but we never knew we would get such an amazing friend in the process. Thank you for everything!”

Darren & Susan

Married March 5th, 2016 @ Silvertip Resort, Canmore

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