Shawn Turner and Amber Marshall | Source: Youtube.com/CBC
Shawn Turner and Amber Marshall | Source: Youtube.com/CBC

Shawn Turner Is Best Known for Being Amber Marshall’s Husband: What We Know About Their Wedding

Andile Mthimkhulu
Sep 22, 2022
09:30 A.M.

Amber Marshall is a Canadian actress who has appeared in numerous TV series and films. She and her husband, Shawn Turner, married almost a decade ago during a special ceremony and have embraced their "homebody" lives since.


Amber Marshall and Shawn Turner have been married for nearly a decade. The actress, singer, and equestrian won the inaugural Canada's Screen Star Award at the first Canadian Screen Awards.

She's well-known for her role as Amy Fleming in the long-running television series "Heartland," based on Lauren Brooke's book series. "Heartland" is about the life of a woman who lives and works on her family's horse ranch.


Amber Marshall stars Amy Fleming in "Heartland" alongside well-known stars like Michelle Morgan, Shaun Johnston, Chris Potter, and Graham Wardle. The series is a huge fan favorite and made history by being the longest-running one-hour scripted drama on Canadian television. The 34-year-old is having great success in her career and personal life.

Amber Marshall and Shawn Turner's Wedding

Amber Marshall and Shawn Turner tied the knot on July 27, 2013. Their wedding took place at their ranch near High River, Alberta, with family and friends, and the cast and crew from "Heartland" also present.


The couple loves animals, so some of them were also part of their special day. Marshall and Turner have always wanted to marry at a place they both loved, their home in High River, where the series "Heartland" is filmed. She spoke to Hello! in 2015 about her wedding and how she enjoyed planning it; she said:

"I'm a homebody, and so is Shawn. Right away, we thought, 'We're having it at home.' We were our own wedding planners, and it wasn't stressful for me."

The couple planned their wedding and had a lot of support from loved ones. The one item that Marshall said was the "most beautiful memento" on their special day was the altar, which was hand-crafted by her husband. The altar also allowed her to make a grand entrance on her horse, Hawk.


The actress wore a Private Label by G gown with a strapless design and carried a bouquet especially arranged by her grandmother. They had great entertainment at their wedding, and the newlyweds had their first dance to "Timing is Everything" by Garrett Hedlund. There were also speeches by the couple's fathers and Marshall's TV dad, Chris Potter, who wished them well.

Facts about Amber Marshall

Amber Marshall was born and raised in London, Ontario, and attended The Original Kids Theatre Company in London and Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts. The actress has made several appearances as an actress; however, the role she's most well-known for is in the series "Heartland" on CBC.

Her work and talent have earned her numerous awards, including the 2013 Fan Choice Award at the Canadian Screen Awards. The star has a very intimate relationship with her fans and constantly communicates with them on her social media.


Regarding the other work she has done, Marshall has landed roles in the television series "The Power Strikers," "Super Rupert," and "Dark Oracle." Her guest appearances were in the series "Doc" and "Twice in a Lifetime."

Besides her work on the small screen, Marshall has also appeared in a few Christmas films, such as "Christmas Shoes" alongside Rob Lowe, the "Heartland" Christmas movie, "A Heartland Christmas," and "Fallout Asylum."


The 34-year-old may be known by many as an actress, but she's reportedly a former veterinary assistant. Marshall has been riding horses from a young age and has been around them for years. Her two favorite things are acting and horses, making her role in "Heartland" a dream come true.

Another thing that Marshall loves is the outdoors; she often takes overnight mountain trips with her dogs and horses. Other ventures the 34-year-old is involved in are running her magazine Amber Marshall Life & Style and her jewelry line Amber Marshall Jewelry Collection.


The actress said she was impressed by the proposal and "it was very, very romantic."

Meeting Shawn Turner

Amber Marshall and her husband Shawn Turner spoke to CBC about their wedding plans and details about how Turner proposed to the actress. They also revealed how the lovely couple met at a horse trade show, and Turner's parents run the rodeo company that did the trade show. Marshall further mentioned in the interview:

"I came in for signing not thinking anything of it, and Shawn was helping out with the signing, and I asked him for a ride back to the hotel, and then it just kind of went from there. I thought, 'This guy is really cool. I'd like to get to know him.'"


She was so smitten with Turner by the week's end; she thought he was worth "a long-distance relationship" because they had a lot in common. It didn't take her long to know she would be with him "forever." She described him as "incredible" and everything she had ever imagined.

Amber Marshall's husband spoke about how he had been thinking of proposing to her for a while and revealed that he had flown to Ontario to ask for Marshall's dad's permission. Turner said on the day he proposed; he went with their dogs to pick Marshall from her series set and said they should take the dogs out to the mountains.

Turner revealed that he proposed by the river, and Marshall said he brought out champagne glasses. The actress said she was impressed by the proposal and "it was very, very romantic."

Viola Davis is another well-known actress who's happily married like Marshall. Her husband of nearly two decades is Julius Tennon, for whom she prayed.

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