Renee had seen local musician Erik in a dueling piano show he featured in a number of times, but they’d never actually met. In the summer of 2010, a mutual friend introduced them and they had their first date that July. They’ve been together ever since.
After a year and four months, Erik planned a romantic getaway for the two of them at Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta. They had an early morning gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, where Erik got down on one knee and asked Renee to marry him, with the mountains as a backdrop.
They chose the ring together and spent the next year planning their beautiful winter wedding, with lots of luxurious gold and silver touches.