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About Sharon

Our photos turned out Fantastic, what a great day it was! Thanks again for bringing it all together, the whole experience was epic…
Mr & Mrs Ted

SharonWith over 15 years of experience in the wedding industry, Sharon is still as passionate as ever about small wedding celebrations.

“I love the Canadian Rocky Mountains!  It's fun meeting couples from all over the world.  I enjoy introducing my clients to the wonders of Banff and the breathtaking views.  I love it all!”

“For me, it is very exciting to meet two people ready to make that lifetime commitment to each other.  Being part of that special celebration is a wonderful honour and a magical moment.  I love elopement weddings in Banff.”

I have an HND in business and finance, bachelor of art honours degree in business and finance from the University of Derby – United Kingdom.  I also have a marketing diploma from the Chartered Institute in Marketing.

I was the wedding planner for “All Canada Travel & Holidays” and “Air Tours” and am currently the wedding planner for “TuiSki” (Thomson Holidays).

Together with my husband Malcolm, we own Peak Photography and Banff Log Cabin.

We are members of the following professional associations:  PPOC, APPA and CBA.  All of these associations have a high standard of entry, and members have to ensure a consistent high quality of product and services to maintain membership.

I was born in the U.K. - Cheshire, and traveled extensively while completing my degree in the U.K.  Upon graduating, I moved to Canada, married my Canadian husband, and I have been in Banff for 22 years.  We have three beautiful daughters and live in a log home in the heart of Banff.

We have three world-class ski hills in Banff and Lake Louise, and I love to ski. (I gained my CISA level 1 when I was five months pregnant with my first child.)  We ski often as a family.

Swimming and scuba diving are also passions of mine, and I am a PADI advanced open water scuba diver. I have been fortunate enough to dive in the Dominican Republic, Belize, the Cook Islands, Seychelles and Maldives.

I love to read and have been a volunteer at the WordFest event at the Banff Center for the last 15 years.

As an active member of the community, I often volunteer with Banff Elementary School activities. I am a member of the Mount Temple IODE and the women’s NEW group.

I am also a quilter – my art quilt “Sunflower Pot” was voted best of show at the Canmore Quilt Show 2007, then was published in “Canadian Quilter.” I have been a member of the Canmore Mountain Cabin Quilt Guild for 13 years.

My husband and I were honoured to be asked to represent Banff in the U.K. TV show, “Wish You Were Here” - a travel program that aired in the U.K. in January 2008, and shown again in 2010.

 

Packages

A great day and one we will remember for the rest of our lives
Laura & Ken

Banff Outdoor Wedding

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Banff is one of the most beautiful and scenic locations in the world!

We are surrounded by majestic mountains, flowing rivers, turquoise lakes, waterfalls, meadows, viewpoints and unspoiled Rocky Mountain scenery.

With my help, we choose an outdoor location in Banff that suits your personal taste.

$2995 + gst - This package is perfect for an eloping couple

$3995 + gst - For couples with up to 10 guests (indoor location included)

$4995 + gst - For couples with up to 20 guests (indoor location included)

Available Monday to Friday.

This package includes: your personal planner, marriage license, marriage commissioner, two witnesses, professional photographer (DVD and shipping), hair salon booking, posy bouquet and boutonniere, one bottle of Moet Chandon French champagne, hand-crafted Belgian chocolates and dining reservation.

For weddings with guests, an indoor backup location is included.

For an additional two-night accommodation in the Banff Log Cabin, add on $500.
(Cabin is not available at this discounted rate in July, August & Christmas season)

 
Personal wedding planner

I will handle all the paperwork and supplier contracts on your behalf. This includes scheduling your day, arranging appointments and deliveries, and making reservations.  I also take care of permits, retainers, and paying final invoices.

Upon your arrival in the mountains, I like to schedule a 2.5-hour consultation to go over all the details of your day.  We pick up your license, meet the marriage commissioner (if possible), check out the flowers and we look at the outdoor options available.  I will introduce you to some beautiful spots, help you to get your bearings, become acquainted with Banff and we will have a great time.

On the day of your wedding, I will arrive at least half an hour before the ceremony. I will meet you in your hotel room with your flowers, champagne and chocolates.  I have a dress steamer, and I am very happy to be your personal assistant and help you into your wedding dress, if required (I am really good at lacing up and small clasps).  When you are ready, we can travel to the ceremony location together (or alone if you prefer).

I will be present at your ceremony and for the duration of your photographs.  We will have fun!

I allow for up to ten hours of planning:  4 hours preplanning, 2.5 hours consultation and 3.5 hours on the wedding day.

Marriage license

I will assist you in completing your marriage license forms and make sure that all legal documents have been submitted before you arrive in Banff.

I will accompany you to the Banff Bureau where the bride and groom are required to sign under oath in order to legally obtain your marriage license.

Once you are married, we will make sure it is registered.  Marriages in Alberta are legally recognized throughout the world.

You will receive a temporary “certificate of marriage” on the day of your wedding, but the legal and official document will arrive by mail at your home two to four weeks later.  This is the document required to make changes to your name, driver’s license, passport etc.

Marriage commissioner

I work with all the commissioners in Banff (and Canmore) and they are wonderful!  I will book your marriage commissioner and they will perform the ceremony on your wedding day.  While we are required to follow the standard format for a legal wedding ceremony, if you choose, you may include some personal wedding vows as well.

Witnesses

You are required to have two witnesses over the age of 18 at the ceremony.  If you are eloping without guests, myself and your photographer would be delighted to be your witnesses.

Hair salon

This is a very personal choice, although I do include this service in my package, you may prefer to do your own hair – just let me know.

However, it is your special day and you want to feel and look gorgeous for your groom (and the photographs).  I will make an appointment with a local salon to provide you with a hair style to make you feel and look beautiful.

Photographs

I have the advantage of being able to book one of the “two most experienced professional photographers in the Bow Valley”:  Malcolm Carmichael & Roger Witney – Peak Photography.

With spectacular images, we will cover your ceremony and give you a tour around Banff for additional portraits.  Often couples tell us this is the most enjoyable part of their day!  We have fun.

All images will be professionally edited and you will receive a DVD (containing high resolution and low resolution images in colour and black and white).  You will own your images and be able to make as many reprints and enlargements as you like with your local printer.  We also offer on-line hosting – so you can share your password with family and friends and view your images anywhere in the world.

As a special feature, we will provide you with six "sneak peek" images within 48 hours to post on your Facebook page or email to friends.

Photography takes about two hours, 45 images guaranteed (usually more) and shipping costs are included.

Posy bouquet and boutonniere

Choose a beautiful hand-tied posy with roses and/or seasonal flowers in the colors of your choice.  Your bouquet may be fresh or silk, and we match the groom’s boutonniere to complement (or contrast) with the bouquet.

Champagne and chocolates

I will bring a chilled bottle of the finest French “Moet Chandon” and hand-crafted designer Belgian chocolates from a local company “le Chocolatier” to your hotel room so you can enjoy a toast in private later.  Or you may choose to “pop the bubbly” and make a toast right after the ceremony – just let me know and I will bring along champagne flutes.

Dining reservations

Romantic, casual, vegetarian, food allergies – whatever your preference, please let me know and I would be happy to help you choose the perfect restaurant for your “wedding breakfast.”

The cost of your meal is not included in this package.

 

Additional considerations:

Makeup

Often brides choose to bring their own personal cosmetics and apply their own makeup.  If you prefer, we can reserve the services of a professional makeup artist to pamper you and take care of your cosmetic requirements.

Banff Log Cabin

Private and separate from the main house, this genuine log cabin is cozy and romantic.  Only a four-minute walk to the Banff Springs Hotel, 10 minutes to the Bow Falls or Banff Avenue. Wireless Internet provided, suitable for a couple (one queen-sized bed).  Fresh home-baked muffins, fruit salad and tea or coffee for breakfast.  Minimum two-night reservation required.

Musician

Consider having a world-class harpist, violinist, cellist or classical guitarist to play music before your ceremony and during the signing of the register.  Live music adds a magical ambiance to your celebration and I highly recommend it.

Limousine

Travel in style and luxury from your hotel to the ceremony location, and then be chauffeured around the mountains while you are having your photographs taken.  Choose from a stretch limousine or a Rolls Royce.

Afternoon tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Relax in our local castle, surrounded by magnificent views and enjoy the world famous afternoon tea.  Available 1 – 4 p.m. daily.

Carriage or sleigh ride

Consider taking an elegant, white horse-drawn carriage ride along the river and through Banff.  After the ceremony and photographs are completed, the bride and groom may choose to take a moment for themselves before the “wedding breakfast.”

Enjoy a relaxing ride on a horse-drawn carriage or snuggle up under the blankets of a private sleigh cutter, while admiring our spectacular scenery.  Weather dependent.

Wedding cake

Enjoy a single-tiered handcrafted wedding cake in the flavour of your choice (chocolate, vanilla, raspberry ripple, lemon etc.).  It will be decorated with flowers to complement your bouquet.  Your cake can be delivered to your hotel room to be enjoyed with champagne later or delivered to the restaurant of your choice to be enjoyed after your meal. (Please note, most restaurants charge a serving fee per portion.)

Video

Consider capturing your ceremony on video so you can relive the moment again later.  Take home a fully edited HD DVD to share with your family and friends.

 

Blogs

Fall Wedding – 10 Guests – Banff Lodge
Winter Wedding – 20 Guests – Banff Lodge
Summer Wedding - Cascade Gardens - Banff
Outdoor Wedding - Cascade Gardens - Banff
Outdoor Winter Wedding - Bow Falls - Banff
Outdoor Summer Wedding - Vermillion Lakes - Banff
Outdoor Summer Wedding - Vermillion Lakes - Banff
Outdoor Spring Wedding - Central Park Gazebo - Banff
Winter Wedding - Hoodoos Viewpoint - Banff
Summer wedding at Vermilion Lakes
Summer Wedding at Cascade Gardens
Summer Wedding at the Bow Falls
Spring Wedding at the Bow Falls
Winter Wedding at the Bow Falls

Banff Wedding in a Church

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This package is perfect for couples choosing to be married in a church with a religious ceremony.     

 

St George’s in the Pines Church has a wonderful history.  It is the oldest stone building in Banff,  it has the most amazing stained glass windows, church bells and was visited by the Queen Mother and King George in 1952.

(This is our local church, we were married here in 1995 and my three daughters were christened here.)

Alternatively, if you are looking to have a religious ceremony outside amongst the mountains, our marriage commissioner is willing to perform the wedding ceremony in an outdoor location of your choice.  This also gives you the advantage of an indoor location as a backup in case of inclement weather.

$4295 + gst - Up to 10 guests
$5295 + gst - Up to 20 guests

Available Monday to Friday.

This package includes: your personal planner, church, minister, marriage license, music, two witnesses, hair salon booking, professional photographer (DVD and shipping), posy bouquet and boutonniere, one bottle of Moet Chandon French champagne, handcrafted Belgian Chocolates and dining reservation.

 

For an additional two-night accommodation in the Banff Log Cabin, add on $500.
(Cabin is not available at this discounted rate in July, August & Christmas season)

 

 
Personal wedding planner

I will handle all the paperwork and supplier contracts on your behalf. This includes scheduling your day, arranging appointments and deliveries, and making reservations.  I also take care of permits, retainers, and paying final invoices.

Upon your arrival in the mountains, I like to schedule a 2.5-hour consultation to go over all the details of your day.  We pick up your license, meet the marriage commissioner (if possible), check out the flowers and we look at the outdoor options available.  I will introduce you to some beautiful spots, help you to get your bearings, become acquainted with Banff and we will have a great time.

On the day of your wedding, I will arrive at least half an hour before the ceremony. I will meet you in your hotel room with your flowers, champagne and chocolates.  I have a dress steamer, and I am very happy to be your personal assistant and help you into your wedding dress, if required (I am really good at lacing up and small clasps).  When you are ready, we can travel to the ceremony location together (or alone if you prefer).

I will be present at your ceremony and for the duration of your photographs.  We will have fun!

I allow for up to ten hours of planning:  4 hours preplanning, 2.5 hours consultation and 3.5 hours on the wedding day.

Marriage license

I will assist you in completing your marriage license forms and make sure that all legal documents have been submitted before you arrive in Banff.

I will accompany you to the Banff Bureau where the bride and groom are required to sign under oath in order to legally obtain your marriage license.

Once you are married, we will make sure it is registered.  Marriages in Alberta are legally recognized throughout the world.

You will receive a temporary “certificate of marriage” on the day of your wedding, but the legal and official document will arrive by mail at your home two to four weeks later.  This is the document required to make changes to your name, driver’s license, passport etc.

St George’s in the Pines

This beautiful church is located on the corner of Beaver and Buffalo Street, only a block from Banff town centre.  The church welcomes visiting guests from all over the world and a plaque on the door reads: “a holy place of prayer and hospitality for all people and races.”

Marriage commissioner, George Belcher

Marriage commissioner, George, will conduct your marriage service inside the church or you may choose to have a religious ceremony at an outdoor location.  If you are divorced, or not of Anglican denomination, that is okay, just let us know.  Marriage commissioner, George, is a very kind and accommodating minister.

Musician

I will book a musician to play music in the church before the ceremony and during the signing of the register.  Choose from an organist, harpist, a violinist, classical guitarist or a cellist (subject to availability).  Live music adds a magical ambience to your celebration and sounds heavenly at St Georges in the Pines.

Witnesses

You are required to have two witnesses over the age of 18 at the ceremony.  If you are eloping without guests, myself and your photographer would be delighted to be your witnesses.

Hair salon

This is a very personal choice, although I do include this service in my package, you may prefer to do your own hair – just let me know.

However, it is your special day and you want to feel and look gorgeous for your groom (and the photographs).  I will make an appointment with a local salon to provide you with a hair style to make you feel and look beautiful.

Photographs

I have the advantage of being able to book one of the “two most experienced professional photographers in the Bow Valley”:  Malcolm Carmichael & Roger Witney – Peak Photography.

With spectacular images, we will cover your ceremony and give you a tour around Banff for additional portraits.  Often couples tell us this is the most enjoyable part of their day!  We have fun.

All images will be professionally edited and you will receive a DVD (containing high resolution and low resolution images in colour and black and white).  You will own your images and be able to make as many reprints and enlargements as you like with your local printer.  We also offer on-line hosting – so you can share your password with family and friends and view your images anywhere in the world.

As a special feature, we will provide you with six "sneak peek" images within 48 hours to post on your Facebook page or email to friends. 

Photography takes about two to three hours, 65 images guaranteed (usually more) and shipping costs are included.

Posy bouquet and boutonniere

Choose a beautiful hand-tied posy with roses and/or seasonal flowers in the colors of your choice.  Your bouquet may be fresh or silk, and we match the groom’s boutonniere to complement (or contrast) with the bouquet.

Champagne and chocolates

I will bring a chilled bottle of the finest French “Moet Chandon” and hand-crafted designer Belgian chocolates from a local company “le Chocolatier” to your hotel room so you can enjoy a toast in private later.  Or you may choose to “pop the bubbly” and make a toast right after the ceremony – just let me know and I will bring along champagne flutes.

Dining reservations

Romantic, casual, vegetarian, food allergies – whatever your preference, please let me know and I would be happy to help you choose the perfect restaurant for your “wedding breakfast.”

The cost of your meal is not included in this package.

 

Additional considerations:

Makeup

Often brides choose to bring their own personal cosmetics and apply their own makeup.  If you prefer, we can reserve the services of a professional makeup artist to pamper you and take care of your cosmetic requirements.

Banff Log Cabin

Private and separate from the main house, this genuine log cabin is cozy and romantic.  Only a four-minute walk to the Banff Springs Hotel, 10 minutes to the Bow Falls or Banff Avenue. Wireless Internet provided, suitable for a couple (one queen-sized bed).  Fresh home-baked muffins, fruit salad and tea or coffee for breakfast.  Minimum two-night reservation required.

Limousine

Travel in style and luxury from your hotel to the ceremony location, and then be chauffeured around the mountains while you are having your photographs taken.  Choose from a stretch limousine or a Rolls Royce.

Carriage or sleigh ride

Consider taking an elegant, white horse-drawn carriage ride along the river and through Banff.  After the ceremony and photographs are completed, the bride and groom may choose to take a moment for themselves before the “wedding breakfast.”

Enjoy a relaxing ride on a horse-drawn carriage or snuggle up under the blankets of a private sleigh cutter, while admiring our spectacular scenery.  Weather dependent.

Afternoon tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Relax in our local castle, surrounded by magnificent views and enjoy the world famous afternoon tea.  Available 1 – 4 p.m. daily.

Wedding cake

Enjoy a single-tiered handcrafted wedding cake in the flavour of your choice (chocolate, vanilla, raspberry ripple, lemon etc.).  It will be decorated with flowers to complement your bouquet.  Your cake can be delivered to your hotel room to be enjoyed with champagne later or delivered to the restaurant of your choice to be enjoyed after your meal. (Please note, most restaurants charge a serving fee per portion.)

Video

Consider capturing your ceremony on video so you can relive the moment again later.  Take home a fully edited HD DVD to share with your family and friends.

 

Blogs

Summer Wedding - Banff
Winter Wedding - St George's in the Pines - Banff
Spring Wedding - St George's in the Pines Banff
Fall Wedding - St George's in the Pines Banff

Ski Hill (or Snowboard) Wedding

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The Canadian Rocky Mountains are home to three world-class ski resorts.

Take a gondola or chair lift to the top of the mountain, find a beautiful location for your ceremony and ski down the mountain as a married couple.

Ski hill weddings are fun and exhilarating!

$3195 gst – Banff Mount Norquay

$3695 gst – Lake Louise or Sunshine Village

Suitable for up to 10 guests

(available Monday to Friday during our winter season: December to April/May)

Mount Norquay is the closest ski area to Banff town (you can see the ski runs from the town).  I love this ski hill because of its accessibility, breathtaking views and lots of groomed runs.

Both Sunshine Village ski area and Lake Louise ski area are located just outside of Banff with a 25- to 45-minute drive. Sunshine Village is a favourite for snowboarders, often with lots of fresh powder, while Lake Louise has fantastic terrain and spectacular views.

This package includes: your personal planner, marriage license, marriage commissioner, two witnesses, professional photographer (DVD and shipping), posy bouquet and boutonnieres, one bottle of Moet Chandon French champagne, handcrafted Belgian chocolates, dining reservation and five lift tickets.

For an additional two nights accommodation in the Banff Log Cabin, add on $500.
(Cabin is not available at this discounted rate in July, August & Christmas season)

 
Personal wedding planner

I will handle all the paperwork and supplier contracts on your behalf. This includes scheduling your day, arranging appointments and deliveries, and making reservations.  I also take care of permits, retainers, and paying final invoices.

Upon your arrival in the mountains, I like to schedule a 2.5-hour consultation to go over all the details of your day.  We pick up your license, meet the marriage commissioner (if possible), check out the flowers and we look at the outdoor options available.  I will introduce you to some beautiful spots, help you to get your bearings, become acquainted with Banff and we will have a great time.

On the day of your wedding, I will arrive at least half an hour before the ceremony. I will meet you in your hotel room with your flowers, champagne and chocolates.  I have a dress steamer, and I am very happy to be your personal assistant and help you into your wedding dress, if required (I am really good at lacing up and small clasps).  When you are ready, we can travel to the ceremony location together (or alone if you prefer).

I will be present at your ceremony and for the duration of your photographs.  We will have fun!

I allow for up to ten hours of planning:  4 hours preplanning, 2.5 hours consultation and 3.5 hours on the wedding day.

NOTE – you do not have to be an expert skier/snowboarder to have a ski hill wedding, you simply have to enjoy skiing/snowboarding!  We will choose a scenic area on the ski hill that will be comfortable for your level of skiing/snowboarding.

Marriage license

I will assist you in completing your marriage license forms and make sure that all legal documents have been submitted before you arrive in Banff.

I will accompany you to the Banff Bureau where the bride and groom are required to sign under oath in order to legally obtain your marriage license.

Once you are married, we will make sure it is registered.  Marriages in Alberta are legally recognized throughout the world.

You will receive a temporary “certificate of marriage” on the day of your wedding, but the legal and official document will arrive by mail at your home two to four weeks later.  This is the document required to make changes to your name, driver’s license, passport etc.

Marriage commissioner

I work with all the commissioners in Banff (and Canmore) and they are wonderful!  I will book your marriage commissioner and they will perform the ceremony on your wedding day.  While we are required to follow the standard format for a legal wedding ceremony, if you choose, you may include some personal wedding vows as well.

Ski passes

I provide ski passes for the wedding planner, commissioner, photographer and bride and groom, if required.  A total of 5 tickets are included with this package, so if you have guests attending your ski hill ceremony they will be required to purchase their own lift passes.

Photographs

I have the advantage of being able to book one of the “two most experienced photographers in the Bow Valley”:  Malcolm Carmichael and Roger Witney – Peak Photography.

My photographers are the official photographer for the Canadian National Ski Team, so their knowledge of the ski areas is unparalleled.   If you are hoping to get action shots (as well as scenic shots)  we have the best, most accomplished photographers in the ski industry.

With spectacular images, we will cover your ceremony and give you a tour around the mountain for additional portraits.  All images will be professionally edited and you will receive a DVD (containing high resolution and low resolution images in colour and black and white).  You will own your images and be able to make as many reprints and enlargements as you like with your local printer.  We also offer on-line hosting – so you can share your password with family and friends and view your images anywhere in the world.

As a special feature, we will provide you with six "sneak peek" images within 48 hours to post on your Facebook page or email to friends.

Posy bouquet and boutonniere

Choose a beautiful hand-tied posy with roses and/or seasonal flowers in the colors of your choice.  Your bouquet may be fresh or silk, and we match the groom’s boutonniere to complement (or contrast) with the bouquet.

Champagne and chocolates

I will bring a chilled bottle of the finest French “Moet Chandon” and hand-crafted designer Belgian chocolates from a local company “le Chocolatier” to your hotel room so you can enjoy a toast in private later.  Or you may choose to “pop the bubbly” and make a toast right after the ceremony – just let me know and I will bring along champagne flutes.

Witnesses

You are required to have two witnesses over the age of 18 at the ceremony.  If you are eloping without guests, myself and your photographer would be delighted to be your witnesses.

Dining reservations

Romantic, casual, vegetarian, food allergies – whatever your preference, please let me know and I would be happy to help you choose the perfect restaurant for your “wedding breakfast.”

The cost of your meal is not included in this package.

 

Additional considerations:

Hair salon

This is a very personal choice, although I do include this service in my package, you may prefer to do your own hair – just let me know.

However, it is your special day and you want to feel and look gorgeous for your groom (and the photographs).  I will make an appointment with a local salon to provide you with a hair style to make you feel and look beautiful.

Makeup

Often brides choose to bring their own personal cosmetics and apply their own makeup.  If you prefer, we can reserve the services of a professional makeup artist to pamper you and take care of your cosmetic requirements.

Banff Log Cabin

Private and separate from the main house, this genuine log cabin is cozy and romantic.  Only a four-minute walk to the Banff Springs Hotel, 10 minutes to the Bow Falls or Banff Avenue. Wireless Internet provided, suitable for a couple (one queen-sized bed).  Fresh home-baked muffins, fruit salad and tea or coffee for breakfast.  Minimum two-night reservation required.

Video

Consider capturing your ceremony on video so you can relive the moment again later.  Take home a fully edited HD DVD to share with your family and friends.

 

Blogs

Ski Hill Wedding - Mount Norquay - Banff
Snow Board Wedding - Sunshine Village - Banff
Ski Hill Wedding at Sunshine Village – Banff

Outdoor sleigh ride wedding

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The groom stands surrounded by magnificent, sparkling winter scenery as he waits for his bride to arrive on a private, horse-drawn sleigh cutter.

In this magical white winter wonderland the couple is married.

After a short romantic ceremony and some spectacular photographs the newlyweds depart on the cutter to enjoy the rest of the sleigh ride.

Eloping couples in Banff - $3295 gst
Couples with up to 10 guests in Banff - $3595 gst
Couples with up to 12 guests Lake Louise $3995 gst

Lake Louise sleigh ride weddings leave at 11 a.m. or 4 p.m.

 

Available Monday to Friday, December to April (weather dependent)

This package includes: your personal planner, marriage license, marriage commissioner, two witnesses, sleigh ride, professional photographer (DVD and shipping), hair salon booking, posy bouquet and boutonniere, one bottle of Moet Chandon French champagne, handcrafted Belgian chocolates and dining reservation.

For an additional two-night accommodation in the Banff Log Cabin, add on $500
(Cabin is not available at this discounted rate in July, August & Christmas season)

 

 
Personal wedding planner

I will handle all the paperwork and supplier contracts on your behalf. This includes scheduling your day, arranging appointments and deliveries, and making reservations.  I also take care of permits, retainers, and paying final invoices.

Upon your arrival in the mountains, I like to schedule a 2.5-hour consultation to go over all the details of your day.  We pick up your license, meet the marriage commissioner (if possible), check out the flowers and we look at the outdoor options available.  I will introduce you to some beautiful spots, help you to get your bearings, become acquainted with Banff and we will have a great time.

On the day of your wedding, I will arrive at least half an hour before the ceremony. I will meet you in your hotel room with your flowers, champagne and chocolates.  I have a dress steamer, and I am very happy to be your personal assistant and help you into your wedding dress, if required (I am really good at lacing up and small clasps).  When you are ready, we can travel to the ceremony location together (or alone if you prefer).

I will be present at your ceremony and for the duration of your photographs.  We will have fun!

I allow for up to ten hours of planning:  4 hours preplanning, 2.5 hours consultation and 3.5 hours on the wedding day.

Marriage license

I will assist you in completing your marriage license forms and make sure that all legal documents have been submitted before you arrive in Banff.

I will accompany you to the Banff Bureau where the bride and groom are required to sign under oath in order to legally obtain your marriage license.

Once you are married, we will make sure it is registered.  Marriages in Alberta are legally recognized throughout the world.

You will receive a temporary “certificate of marriage” on the day of your wedding, but the legal and official document will arrive by mail at your home two to four weeks later.  This is the document required to make changes to your name, driver’s license, passport etc.

Marriage commissioner

I work with all the commissioners in Banff (and Canmore) and they are wonderful!  I will book your marriage commissioner and they will perform the ceremony on your wedding day.  While we are required to follow the standard format for a legal wedding ceremony, if you choose, you may include some personal wedding vows as well.

Witnesses

You are required to have two witnesses over the age of 18 at the ceremony.  If you are eloping without guests, myself and your photographer would be delighted to be your witnesses.

Hair salon

This is a very personal choice, although I do include this service in my package, you may prefer to do your own hair – just let me know.

However, it is your special day and you want to feel and look gorgeous for your groom (and the photographs).  I will make an appointment with a local salon to provide you with a hair style to make you feel and look beautiful.

Photographs

I have the advantage of being able to book one of the “two most experienced professional photographers in the Bow Valley”: Malcolm Carmichael & Roger Witney – Peak Photography.

With spectacular images, we will cover your ceremony and take some beautiful mountain portraits.  Often couples tell us this is the most enjoyable part of their day!  We have fun.

All images will be professionally edited and you will receive a DVD (containing high resolution and low resolution images in colour and black and white).  You will own your images and be able to make as many reprints and enlargements as you like with your local printer.  We also offer on-line hosting – so you can share your password with family and friends and view your images anywhere in the world.

As a special feature, we will provide you with six "sneak peek" images within 48 hours to post on your Facebook page or email to friends.

Photography takes about two hours, 45 images guaranteed (usually more) and shipping costs are included.

Posy bouquet and boutonniere

Choose a beautiful hand-tied posy with roses and/or seasonal flowers in the colors of your choice.  Your bouquet may be fresh or silk, and we match the groom’s boutonniere to complement (or contrast) with the bouquet.

Champagne and chocolates

I will bring a chilled bottle of the finest French “Moet Chandon” and hand-crafted designer Belgian chocolates from a local company “le Chocolatier” to your hotel room so you can enjoy a toast in private later.  Or you may choose to “pop the bubbly” and make a toast right after the ceremony – just let me know and I will bring along champagne flutes.

Dining reservations

Romantic, casual, vegetarian, food allergies – whatever your preference, please let me know and I would be happy to help you choose the perfect restaurant for your “wedding breakfast.”

The cost of your meal is not included in this package.

 

Additional considerations:

Makeup

Often brides choose to bring their own personal cosmetics and apply their own makeup.  If you prefer, we can reserve the services of a professional makeup artist to pamper you and take care of your cosmetic requirements.

Banff Log Cabin

Private and separate from the main house, this genuine log cabin is cozy and romantic.  Only a four-minute walk to the Banff Springs Hotel, 10 minutes to the Bow Falls or Banff Avenue. Wireless Internet provided, suitable for a couple (one queen-sized bed).  Fresh home-baked muffins, fruit salad and tea or coffee for breakfast.  Minimum two-night reservation required.

Musician

Consider having a world-class harpist, violinist, cellist or classical guitarist to play music before your ceremony and during the signing of the register.  Live music adds a magical ambiance to your celebration and I highly recommend it.

Limousine

Travel in style and luxury from your hotel to the ceremony location, and then be chauffeured around the mountains while you are having your photographs taken.  Choose from a stretch limousine or a Rolls Royce.

Afternoon tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Relax in our local castle, surrounded by magnificent views and enjoy the world famous afternoon tea.  Available 1 – 4 p.m. daily.

Wedding cake

Enjoy a single-tiered handcrafted wedding cake in the flavour of your choice (chocolate, vanilla, raspberry ripple, lemon etc.).  It will be decorated with flowers to complement your bouquet.  Your cake can be delivered to your hotel room to be enjoyed with champagne later or delivered to the restaurant of your choice to be enjoyed after your meal. (Please note, most restaurants charge a serving fee per portion.)

Video

Consider capturing your ceremony on video so you can relive the moment again later.  Take home a fully edited HD DVD to share with your family and friends.

 

Blogs

Sleigh Ride Wedding - Banff
Sleigh Ride Wedding - Banff
Sleigh Ride Wedding - Banff
Sleigh Ride Wedding - Lake Louise

Banff Wedding at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or The Buffalo Mountain Lodge

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The World Famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is truly romantic and offers a fairytale location to celebrate your intimate wedding.

Providing the ambiance of a medieval castle with spiral staircases, long hallways and majestic rooms, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for your indoor photographs.

The ceremony location at the Fairmont Banff Springs will be the Strathcona Room or the Angus Room.

The Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a beautiful timber framed structure giving it a rustic and elegant ambience in a true Canadian Rocky Mountain setting!

Eloping couple with up to 10 guests: $4295 gst
Up to 20 guests: $5295 gst

This package is perfect for small weddings choosing to be married in our local castle or rustic Canadian Lodge (or outside with an indoor backup in case of inclement weather)

Available Monday to Friday

Couples choosing to be married at the castle are required to make a dining reservation in one of the many restaurants at the hotel. (Food and beverage is not included in this package.)

This package includes: your personal planner, Strathcona Room or Angus Room, marriage license, marriage commissioner, two witnesses, professional photographer (DVD and shipping), posy bouquet and boutonniere, one bottle of Moet Chandon French champagne, handcrafted Belgian chocolates, hair salon booking and dining reservation.

For an additional two-night accommodation in the Banff Log Cabin, add on $500.
(Cabin is not available at this discounted rate in July, August & Christmas season)

 

 
Personal wedding planner

I will handle all the paperwork and supplier contracts on your behalf. This includes scheduling your day, arranging appointments and deliveries, and making reservations.  I also take care of permits, retainers, and paying final invoices.

Upon your arrival in the mountains, I like to schedule a 2.5-hour consultation to go over all the details of your day.  We pick up your license, meet the marriage commissioner (if possible), check out the flowers and we look at the outdoor options available.  I will introduce you to some beautiful spots, help you to get your bearings, become acquainted with Banff and we will have a great time.

On the day of your wedding, I will arrive at least half an hour before the ceremony. I will meet you in your hotel room with your flowers, champagne and chocolates.  I have a dress steamer, and I am very happy to be your personal assistant and help you into your wedding dress, if required (I am really good at lacing up and small clasps).  When you are ready, we can travel to the ceremony location together (or alone if you prefer).

I will be present at your ceremony and for the duration of your photographs.  We will have fun!

I allow for up to ten hours of planning:  4 hours preplanning, 2.5 hours consultation and 3.5 hours on the wedding day.

Marriage license

I will assist you in completing your marriage license forms and make sure that all legal documents have been submitted before you arrive in Banff.

I will accompany you to the Banff Bureau where the bride and groom are required to sign under oath in order to legally obtain your marriage license.

Once you are married, we will make sure it is registered.  Marriages in Alberta are legally recognized throughout the world.

You will receive a temporary “certificate of marriage” on the day of your wedding, but the legal and official document will arrive by mail at your home two to four weeks later.  This is the document required to make changes to your name, driver’s license, passport etc.

Marriage commissioner

I work with all the commissioners in Banff (and Canmore) and they are wonderful!  I will book your marriage commissioner and they will perform the ceremony on your wedding day.  While we are required to follow the standard format for a legal wedding ceremony, if you choose, you may include some personal wedding vows as well.

Witnesses

You are required to have two witnesses over the age of 18 at the ceremony.  If you are eloping without guests, myself and your photographer would be delighted to be your witnesses.

Strathcona Room

Located inside the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel this beautiful room has tall ceilings, oak panelled walls, leaded windows, dark green patterned carpet and stone fireplace.  This room is cozy and private for eloping couples and is large enough to accommodate up to 10 guests.  Chairs can be arranged for the guests and musician.

Angus Room

For a wedding with up to 20 guests, this beautiful room is the same as the Strathcona Room but slightly larger to accommodate more guests.

Strathcona Room

Located inside the Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a beautiful log timber framed room with tall ceilings giving a rustic Canadian ambiance. This room can accommodate up to 20 guests and chairs can be arranged for seating during the
ceremony.

Hair salon

This is a very personal choice, although I do include this service in my package, you may prefer to do your own hair – just let me know.

However, it is your special day and you want to feel and look gorgeous for your groom (and the photographs).  I will make an appointment with a local salon to provide you with a hair style to make you feel and look beautiful.

Photographs

I have the advantage of being able to book one of the “two most experienced professional photographers in the Bow Valley":  Malcolm Carmichael & Roger Witney – Peak Photography. Both my photographers know the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and grounds extensively as they were the official hotel photographers previously in their career.

With spectacular images, we will cover your ceremony and give you a tour around Banff for additional portraits. Often couples tell us this is the most enjoyable part of their day!  We have fun.

All images will be professionally edited and you will receive a DVD (containing high resolution and low resolution images in colour and black and white).  You will own your images and be able to make as many reprints and enlargements as you like with your local printer.  We also offer on-line hosting – so you can share your password with family and friends and view your images anywhere in the world.

As a special feature, we will provide you with six "sneak peek" images within 48 hours to post on your Facebook page or email to friends.

Photography takes about two to three hours, 65 images guaranteed (usually more) and shipping costs are included. For weddings with up to 20 guests allow three to four hours and 95 images.

Posy bouquet and boutonniere

Choose a beautiful hand-tied posy with roses and/or seasonal flowers in the colors of your choice.  Your bouquet may be fresh or silk, and we match the groom’s boutonniere to complement (or contrast) with the bouquet. For weddings with up to 20 guests we include an additional bouquet for a bridesmaid and additional boutonniere for a groomsman.

Champagne and chocolates

I will bring a chilled bottle of the finest French “Moet Chandon” and hand-crafted designer Belgian chocolates from a local company “le Chocolatier” to your hotel room so you can enjoy a toast in private later.  (If you would like to enjoy a toast after the ceremony, we are required to purchase this champagne from the hotel and this cost can be added onto your dining reservation.)

Dining Reservations

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel has a variety of excellent restaurants including: Canadian, Italian, Japanese Banffshire fine dining and the opportunity for private dining in the Strathcona Room or Banffshire Club.

For a private dining experience in the Strathcona Room, the hotel requires a minimum charge of $1200 + taxes + gratuities – this will go toward your food and beverage charge.

 

For a private dining experience in the Angus Room, the hotel requires a minimum charge of $2400 + taxes + gratuities – this will go toward your food and beverage charge.

 

For Private dining at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge in the Strathcona Room, there are no minimum charges for dining required. You choose your menu in advance and pay directly for whatever you choose.

 

Whatever your preference, please let me know and I would be happy to help you choose the perfect restaurant for your “Wedding Breakfast.”

The cost of your meal is not included in this package.

 

Additional considerations:

Makeup

Often brides choose to bring their own personal cosmetics and apply their own makeup.  If you prefer, we can reserve the services of a professional makeup artist to pamper you and take care of your cosmetic requirements.

Musician

Consider having a world-class harpist, violinist, cellist or classical guitarist to play music before your ceremony and during the signing of the register.  Live music adds a magical ambiance to your celebration and I highly recommend it.

Wedding cake

Enjoy a single-tiered, handcrafted wedding cake in the flavour of your choice (chocolate, vanilla, raspberry ripple, lemon etc.).  It will be decorated with flowers to complement your bouquet.  Your cake can be delivered to your hotel room to be enjoyed with champagne later or delivered to the restaurant of your choice to be enjoyed after your meal. (Please note, most restaurants charge a serving fee per portion.) For weddings with up to 20 guests your cake will be larger.

Banff Log Cabin

Private and separate from the main house, this genuine log cabin is cozy and romantic.  Only a four-minute walk to the Banff Springs Hotel, 10 minutes to the Bow Falls or Banff Avenue. Wireless Internet provided, suitable for a couple (one queen-sized bed).  Fresh home-baked muffins, fruit salad and tea or coffee for breakfast.  Minimum two-night reservation required.

Limousine

Travel in style and luxury from your hotel to the ceremony location, and then be chauffeured around the mountains while you are having your photographs taken.  Choose from a stretch limousine or a Rolls Royce.

Afternoon tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Relax in our local castle, surrounded by magnificent views and enjoy the world famous afternoon tea.  Available 1 – 4 p.m. daily.

Carriage or sleigh ride

Consider taking an elegant, white horse-drawn carriage ride along the river and through Banff.  After the ceremony and photographs are completed, the bride and groom may choose to take a moment for themselves before the “wedding breakfast.”

Enjoy a relaxing ride on a horse-drawn carriage or snuggle up under the blankets of a private sleigh cutter, while admiring our spectacular scenery.  Weather dependent.

Video

Consider capturing your ceremony on video so you can relive the moment again later.  Take home a fully edited HD DVD to share with your family and friends.

 

Blogs

Fall Wedding - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Ceremony - Strathcona Room
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Oak Room
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Wedding - Manor Lounge
Spring Outdoor Ceremony - Bow Falls - images at Fairmont Banff Springs
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Wedding - Oak Room
Strathcona Room Winter Wedding
Angus Room Christmas Wedding

Lake Louise or Moraine Lake wedding

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Often described as a million-dollar view, the mountain glacier scenery across the turquoise lake at world-renowned Lake Louise is totally breathtaking!

Moraine Lake is surrounded by the famous “Valley of the Ten Peaks” that was the scene on the back of the Canadian $20 bills.  The pristine view, peace and tranquility at Moraine Lake is Simply Magical.

Eloping Couple - $3495 gst
Up to 10 Guests - $4295 gst
Up to 20 guests -$5295 gst

 

Available Monday to Friday.

Lake Louise is located an hour outside of Banff and available for outdoor ceremonies year-round. Our indoor backup location (for weddings with guests) is the Lefroy Room inside the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

 

NOTE - Moraine Lake is also located an hour from Banff and only open from early June to late September weather dependent.  We offer outdoor ceremonies at 9 a.m. or after 5:30 p.m. for eloping couples and with up to 10 guests only.

This package includes: your personal planner, marriage license, marriage commissioner, Lefroy room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (for weddings with guests), two witnesses, professional photographer (DVD and shipping), posy bouquet and boutonniere, hair salon booking, one bottle of Moet Chandon French champagne, handcrafted Belgian chocolates, and dining reservation.

For an additional two-night accommodation in the Banff Log Cabin, add on $500.
(Cabin is not available at this discounted rate in July, August & Christmas season)

 

 
Personal wedding planner

I will handle all the paperwork and supplier contracts on your behalf. This includes scheduling your day, arranging appointments and deliveries, and making reservations.  I also take care of permits, retainers, and paying final invoices.

Upon your arrival in the mountains, I like to schedule a 2.5-hour consultation to go over all the details of your day.  We pick up your license, meet the marriage commissioner (if possible), check out the flowers and we look at the outdoor options available.  I will introduce you to some beautiful spots, help you to get your bearings, become acquainted with Banff and we will have a great time.

On the day of your wedding, I will arrive at least half an hour before the ceremony. I will meet you in your hotel room with your flowers, champagne and chocolates.  I have a dress steamer, and I am very happy to be your personal assistant and help you into your wedding dress, if required (I am really good at lacing up and small clasps).  When you are ready, we can travel to the ceremony location together (or alone if you prefer).

I will be present at your ceremony and for the duration of your photographs.  We will have fun!

I allow for up to ten hours of planning:  4 hours preplanning, 2.5 hours consultation and 3.5 hours on the wedding day.

Marriage license

I will assist you in completing your marriage license forms and make sure that all legal documents have been submitted before you arrive in Banff.

I will accompany you to the Banff Bureau where the bride and groom are required to sign under oath in order to legally obtain your marriage license.

Once you are married, we will make sure it is registered.  Marriages in Alberta are legally recognized throughout the world.

You will receive a temporary “certificate of marriage” on the day of your wedding, but the legal and official document will arrive by mail at your home two to four weeks later.  This is the document required to make changes to your name, driver’s license, passport etc.

Marriage commissioner

I work with all the commissioners in Banff (and Canmore) and they are wonderful!  I will book your marriage commissioner and they will perform the ceremony on your wedding day.  While we are required to follow the standard format for a legal wedding ceremony, if you choose, you may include some personal wedding vows as well.

Witnesses

You are required to have two witnesses over the age of 18 at the ceremony.  If you are eloping without guests, myself and your photographer would be delighted to be your witnesses.

Photographs

I have the advantage of being able to book one of the “two most experienced professional photographers in the Bow Valley”: Malcolm Carmichael & Roger Witney – Peak Photography.

With spectacular images, we will cover your ceremony and give you a tour around the mountains for additional portraits.  Often couples tell us this is the most enjoyable part of their day!  We will have fun.

All images will be professionally edited and you will receive a DVD (containing high resolution and low resolution images in colour and black and white).  You will own your images and be able to make as many reprints and enlargements as you like with your local printer.  We also offer on-line hosting – so you can share your password with family and friends and view your images anywhere in the world.

As a special feature, we will provide you with six "sneak peek" images within 48 hours to post on your Facebook page or email to friends.

Photography takes about two to three hours, 65 images guaranteed (usually more) and shipping costs are included. For weddings with up to 20 guests allow three to four hours and 95 images.

Posy bouquet and boutonniere

Choose a beautiful hand-tied posy with roses and/or seasonal flowers in the colors of your choice.  Your bouquet may be fresh or silk, and we match the groom’s boutonniere to complement (or contrast) with the bouquet.

Hair salon

This is a very personal choice, although I do include this service in my package, you may prefer to do your own hair – just let me know.

However, it is your special day and you want to feel and look gorgeous for your groom (and the photographs).  I will make an appointment with a local salon to provide you with a hair style to make you feel and look beautiful.

Champagne and chocolates

I will bring a chilled bottle of the finest French “Moet Chandon” and hand-crafted designer Belgian chocolates from a local company “le Chocolatier” to your hotel room so you can enjoy a toast in private later.  Or you may choose to “pop the bubbly” and make a toast right after the ceremony – just let me know and I will bring along champagne flutes.

Dining reservations

Romantic, casual, vegetarian, food allergies – whatever your preference, please let me know and I would be happy to help you choose the perfect restaurant for your “wedding breakfast.”

The cost of your meal is not included in this package.

 

Additional considerations:

Makeup

Often brides choose to bring their own personal cosmetics and apply their own makeup.  If you prefer, we can reserve the services of a professional makeup artist to pamper you and take care of your cosmetic requirements.

Banff Log Cabin

Private and separate from the main house, this genuine log cabin is cozy and romantic.  Only a four-minute walk to the Banff Springs Hotel, 10 minutes to the Bow Falls or Banff Avenue. Wireless Internet provided, suitable for a couple (one queen-sized bed).  Fresh home-baked muffins, fruit salad and tea or coffee for breakfast.  Minimum two-night reservation required.

Musician

Consider having a world-class harpist, violinist, cellist or classical guitarist to play music before your ceremony and during the signing of the register.  Live music adds a magical ambiance to your celebration and I highly recommend it.

Carriage or sleigh ride

Consider taking an elegant, white horse-drawn carriage ride along the river and through Banff.  After the ceremony and photographs are completed, the bride and groom may choose to take a moment for themselves before the “wedding breakfast.”

Enjoy a relaxing ride on a horse-drawn carriage or snuggle up under the blankets of a private sleigh cutter, while admiring our spectacular scenery.  Weather dependent.

Limousine

Travel in style and luxury from your hotel to the ceremony location, and then be chauffeured around the mountains while you are having your photographs taken.  Choose from a stretch limousine or a Rolls Royce.

Afternoon tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Relax in our local castle, surrounded by magnificent views and enjoy the world famous afternoon tea.  Available 1 – 4 p.m. daily.

Wedding cake

Enjoy a single-tiered handcrafted wedding cake in the flavour of your choice (chocolate, vanilla, raspberry ripple, lemon etc.).  It will be decorated with flowers to complement your bouquet.  Your cake can be delivered to your hotel room to be enjoyed with champagne later or delivered to the restaurant of your choice to be enjoyed after your meal. (Please note, most restaurants charge a serving fee per portion.) For weddings with up to 20 guests your cake will be larger.

Video

Consider capturing your ceremony on video so you can relive the moment again later.  Take home a fully edited HD DVD to share with your family and friends.

 

Blogs

Summer Wedding - Lake Louise - on the Meadow
Summer Wedding - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Summer Wedding - Moraine Lake
Summer wedding - Moraine Lake
Outdoor wedding - Moraine Lake
Outdoor Wedding - Lake Louise Meadow
Summer Outdoor Wedding - Moraine Lake
Outdoor Wedding - Lake Louise
Summer Wedding - Moraine Lake
Summer Wedding at Lake Louise
Winter Wedding - Lake Louise
Winter Wedding - Lake Louise

Canmore Heli-Wedding for Two

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Imagine flying in a helicopter to the top of a Canadian Rocky Mountain to make your wedding vows.

Spectacular, fun and breathtaking!

Enjoy a view of the pristine and majestic mountains from above, a heli-wedding is the ultimate experience for the adventurous couple.

Mount Charles Stewart - $3795 gst
Marvel Pass - $4595 gst

This package is perfect for an eloping couple.
(No guests) 

 

Available Sunday to Friday, all year round.

This package includes: your personal planner, marriage license, marriage commissioner, helicopter flight, guide, two witnesses, professional photographer (DVD and shipping), posy bouquet and boutonniere, hair salon booking, one bottle of Moet Chandon French champagne, hand-crafted Belgian chocolates, and dining reservation.

For an additional two-night accommodation in the Banff Log Cabin, add on $500.
(Cabin is not available at this discounted rate in July, August & Christmas season)

 

 
Personal wedding planner

I will handle all the paperwork and supplier contracts on your behalf. This includes scheduling your day, arranging appointments and deliveries, and making reservations.  I also take care of permits, retainers, and paying final invoices.

Upon your arrival in the mountains, I like to schedule a 2.5-hour consultation to go over all the details of your day.  We pick up your license, meet the marriage commissioner (if possible), check out the flowers and we look at the outdoor options available.  I will introduce you to some beautiful spots, help you to get your bearings, become acquainted with Banff and we will have a great time.

On the day of your wedding, I will arrive at least half an hour before the ceremony. I will meet you in your hotel room with your flowers, champagne and chocolates.  I have a dress steamer, and I am very happy to be your personal assistant and help you into your wedding dress, if required (I am really good at lacing up and small clasps).  When you are ready, we can travel to the ceremony location together (or alone if you prefer).

I will be present at your ceremony and for the duration of your photographs.  We will have fun!

I allow for up to ten hours of planning:  4 hours preplanning, 2.5 hours consultation and 3.5 hours on the wedding day.

Marriage license

I will assist you in completing your marriage license forms and make sure that all legal documents have been submitted before you arrive in Banff.

I will accompany you to the Banff Bureau where the bride and groom are required to sign under oath in order to legally obtain your marriage license.

Once you are married, we will make sure it is registered.  Marriages in Alberta are legally recognized throughout the world.

You will receive a temporary “certificate of marriage” on the day of your wedding, but the legal and official document will arrive by mail at your home two to four weeks later.  This is the document required to make changes to your name, driver’s license, passport etc.

Marriage commissioner

I work with all the commissioners in Banff (and Canmore) and they are wonderful!  I will book your marriage commissioner and they will perform the ceremony on your wedding day.  While we are required to follow the standard format for a legal wedding ceremony, if you choose, you may include some personal wedding vows as well.

Alpine Helicopters

We fly exclusively with Alpine Helicopters as they have an impressive safety record.  Located right in Canmore there are no extensive travel times to get to the heliplex. Permits, insurance and guiding are included with all heli packages.

Heli-weddings are weather dependent, and safety is our upmost concern.  Certain conditions have to be met in order for us to have a safe, enjoyable heli-wedding.  More detailed information will be provided upon booking.

Additional sightseeing flying can be arranged with a heli-wedding.

Witnesses

You are required to have two witnesses over the age of 18 at the ceremony. Your planner and photographer will be your witnesses.

Photographs

I have the advantage of being able to book one of the “two most experienced professional photographers in the Bow Valley”: Malcolm Carmichael & Roger Witney – Peak Photography.

With spectacular images, we will cover your ceremony and take some beautiful mountain portraits.  Often couples tell us this is the most enjoyable part of their day!  We have fun.

All images will be professionally edited and you will receive a DVD (containing high resolution and low resolution images in colour and black and white).  You will own your images and be able to make as many reprints and enlargements as you like with your local printer.  We also offer on-line hosting – so you can share your password with family and friends and view your images anywhere in the world.

As a special feature, we will provide you with six "sneak peek" images within 48 hours to post on your Facebook page or email to friends.

Photography takes about two to three hours, 65 images guaranteed (usually more) and shipping costs are included.

Posy bouquet and boutonniere

Choose a beautiful hand-tied posy with roses and/or seasonal flowers in the colors of your choice.  Your bouquet may be fresh or silk, and we match the groom’s boutonniere to complement (or contrast) with the bouquet.

Hair salon

This is a very personal choice, although I do include this service in my package, you may prefer to do your own hair – just let me know.

However, it is your special day and you want to feel and look gorgeous for your groom (and the photographs).  I will make an appointment with a local salon to provide you with a hair style to make you feel and look beautiful.

Champagne and chocolates

I will bring a chilled bottle of the finest French “Moet Chandon” and hand-crafted designer Belgian chocolates from a local company “le Chocolatier” to your hotel room so you can enjoy a toast in private later.  Or you may choose to “pop the bubbly” and make a toast right after the ceremony – just let me know and I will bring along champagne flutes.

Dining reservations

Romantic, casual, vegetarian, food allergies – whatever your preference, please let me know and I would be happy to help you choose the perfect restaurant for your “wedding breakfast.”

The cost of your meal is not included in this package.

 

Additional considerations:

Makeup

Often brides choose to bring their own personal cosmetics and apply their own makeup.  If you prefer, we can reserve the services of a professional makeup artist to pamper you and take care of your cosmetic requirements.

Banff Log Cabin

Private and separate from the main house, this genuine log cabin is cozy and romantic.  Only a four-minute walk to the Banff Springs Hotel, 10 minutes to the Bow Falls or Banff Avenue. Wireless Internet provided, suitable for a couple (one queen-sized bed).  Fresh home-baked muffins, fruit salad and tea or coffee for breakfast.  Minimum two-night reservation required.

Limousine

Travel in style and luxury from your hotel to the ceremony location, and then be chauffeured around the mountains while you are having your photographs taken.  Choose from a stretch limousine or a Rolls Royce.

Wedding cake

Enjoy a single-tiered handcrafted wedding cake in the flavour of your choice (chocolate, vanilla, raspberry ripple, lemon etc.).  It will be decorated with flowers to complement your bouquet.  Your cake can be delivered to your hotel room to be enjoyed with champagne later or delivered to the restaurant of your choice to be enjoyed after your meal. (Please note, most restaurants charge a serving fee per portion.)

 

Blogs

Winter Heli Wedding
Fall Heli Wedding
Fall Heli Wedding - Marvel Pass
Summer Heli wedding - Mount Charles Stewart
Winter Heli Wedding - Mount Charles Stewart
Fall Heli Wedding - Mount Charles Stewart
Summer Heli Wedding - Mount Charles Stewart
Summer Heli Wedding - Grotto Canyon
Fall Heli Wedding - Marvel Lake
Summer Heli Wedding - Mount Charles Stewart
Spring heli Wedding at Marvel Pass
Spring Heli Wedding at Mount Charles Stewart

Rainbow Weddings

Just in case you are wondering, yes, we are gay friendly (and always have been).

When you find your true love and soulmate, it is a gift, and we believe that.

Gay weddings have been legally acknowledged in Alberta since 2005, and since then, couples from all over the world have been travelling to the Rocky Mountains to seal their commitment with a legal bond.

We don’t have any special packages for same sex weddings. All packages are suitable for any gay or lesbian couple ready to make that lifetime commitment.

We welcome and support gay marriages!

 

 

Blogs

Winter Wedding - Banff
Outdoor Summer Wedding - Moraine Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Hotel Suite
Outdoor Wedding - Central Park Gazebo - Banff
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Wedding - Strathcona Room
Bow Falls - Outdoor Wedding - Banff
Heli Wedding



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Nasim & Ted

As your personal wedding planner, Elope in Banff will make your day as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

Together, with Elope in Banff's extensive knowledge and experience of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, you will have the elopement wedding of your dreams.  It can be as:  simple, romantic, fun and as adventurous as you prefer.

EIB invites you to come and experience the “Romance of the Rockies.” Banff's spectacular majestic mountains will fill you with awe, create an abundance of magical memories and leave you with a desire to return.

If it is your first time in the Rockies, let EIB welcome you to their beautiful home town of Banff. EIB will introduce you to some breathtaking views and natural beauty spots in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Banff is a wonderful community with lots of world-class services and exciting activities to keep you entertained, or you may choose to simply relax and enjoy the view.

Whether you choose a simple outdoor celebration, a romantic weekend or something fun and adventurous, small wedding celebrations are Elope in Banff's passion!

Sharon Carmichael