An Intimate Wedding in Banff, Alberta

Both Jill and Mike worked as summer students at their university, and just after the first “hello” they knew they had something special—at least Jill did. “I called my mom and told her I had met the man I was going to marry. Two and a half years later he was finally convinced, too,” Jill explains. The two planned an intimate wedding in Banff for 35 guests ornamented with blush pink accents to create a romantic atmosphere. The newlyweds agree that their favourite details were the old (and funny) photos of each guest they used as place cards, “and hearing Mike vow to try and be on time for the rest of our lives,” Jill laughs.

Jill Bjornstad & Mike Barker, June 9, 2012, Banff, Alberta.

Photography courtesy of Shawna Coates, Infinite Images (

Ceremony and reception location: Juniper Hotel and Bistro
Bridal gown:
 Mikaella from The Bridal House
Groom’s tux: Henry Singer
Bridal party attire: Dessy from Bridal Debut
Hair: Karla Gjini of Melange Salon
Botega Salon
Caterer: Juniper Hotel and Bistro
Cake: Shelly Lahaise (403-398-7375)
Favours: Personalized bottles of Jones Soda
Flowers: Willow Haven Floral Shop

See all of the photos from this pink winter wedding in Calgary, Alberta.