Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement

Being a Canadian elopement photographer has allowed me to show couples some of the most beautiful spots across Canada, but there is a few places that have my heart. One of those being the Rocky Mountains. Something is so special about driving from Calgary and as you slowly get closer and closer to Canmore and Banff National Park the mountains just appear and all of a sudden engulf you. It has to be one of my favourite drives in the world and still leaves me speechless no matter how many times I do it. Getting the opportunity to show the area in Canmore and Banff National Park to couples is one of my favourite things and when Noelle and Evan reached out to me saying they wanted to elope a week later in Canmore I knew this would be one heck of an adventure with them for their winter Canmore elopement.

Noelle and Evan had just recently moved to Edmonton from Tampa, Florida and this was their first winter living in Alberta. They decided on the same night they got engaged that they wanted to elope and planned to do it the next week! This was such a fun challenge for me to help them plan their Canmore elopement as with a weeks notice we have a lot of ground to cover, but I am always up for the challenge. Being an event planner for seven years really has helped me in planning couples beautiful elopement days. After spending so much time helping them draft their vision of spending the day with their two closest friends who had flown in from both coasts of the USA they wanted to experience and share the rocky mountains with them.

We planned a beautiful sunrise elopement with only the mountains and their friends as witnesses would have the most Canadian of breakfasts – stopping at Tim Hortons of course and then would head out for the late morning to go on a hike into a canyon and a stunning frozen waterfall.

We all met in the parking lot under the light of the moon and the slightest glow of the sunrises behind the mountain peaks and began to walk towards our ceremony location, tucked behind the trees with the most beautiful view of Mount Rundle in the background. Evan had yet to see Noelle so they had blindfolded him which made for a hilarious walk in the snow to their ceremony location! The morning certainly was chilly begin -30 degrees celsius we later realized this was the coldest Noelle, Evan and their friends had ever experienced and certainly made for a memorable morning!

After their ceremony we hopped in Martha their incredible officiants van with the heat blasting and some warm tea to get everyone warmed up while they signed their legal documents. Although this may not seem like the normal way to get married for Noelle and Evan an elopement in Canmore was exactly what they were looking for that was relaxed, simple and adventurous. An elopement offers a unique way to have a day that is completely customized to the two of you. Your day will look very different than someone else’s day as I spend so much time with each couple making sure we incorporate into the day what is most important to you.

After everyone warmed up in Martha’s van we headed to Tim Hortons to have a true Canadian experience, get some more hot drinks and some food before we headed out on our hike for this beautiful winter Canmore elopement. When I hike with my couples during their elopement day these are where some of my favourite memories come from – we chat, get to know each other so much better, I love hearing their stories and how they got to where they are today as a couple and just being able to share places with them that are like no other. This canyon hike was one of those moments where every time we climbed a hill or turned a corner in the canyon our breath was taken away again. The best thing about getting into the canyon was that the wind was largely cut down keeping us warm on this cold December day.

This beautiful, adventurous winter Canmore elopement was the perfect day for Noelle and Evan that encompassed everything they were hoping for and so much more. The smiles on their faces the entire day no matter how cold it was out told me they loved the adventure in Canmore and truly was the perfect wedding day for them. It is truly such an honour to be able to help couples take their vision for their elopement day and bring it to life and help guide them on memories that will last them a lifetime.

Amazing winter mountain view surrounded by pine trees in Canmore during golden hour.
Intimate wedding in Canmore. Adventure elopement in Canmore during winter. Snow, mountains, beautiful nature
Intimate Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement. View from a far of an intimate adventure wedding during winter.
Bride crying and wiping away her tears while reading her wedding vows. Wedding officiant smiling at the bride. Groom looking at the bride. Winter elopement in Canmore.
Bride reading her wedding vows to the groom while the officiant is smiling at the bride. Groom smiling at the bride during their Canmore elopement
Bride and groom looking at each other while the bride is holding a paper with her wedding vows. Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement. Wedding officiant smiling at the couple.
Bride holding a small paper where her wedding vow is written. Bride wearing mustard jacket reading her wedding vow to the groom who's wearing black jacket during their Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement
Bride and groom's sweet moment in Canmore during winter elopement. Groom holding the bride's face while the bride is crying out of joy. Beautiful landscape with snow in the background
Lovely couple holding hands during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement. Bride in white nail polish.
Bride and groom looking at each other's eyes, smiling while holding hands during their adventure elopement in Canmore. Wedding officiant wearing beanie and eyeglasses smiling at the couple.
Adventurous couple kissing during their intimate adventure elopement in Canmore. Beautiful landscape with snow.
Adventurous couple in Canmore dancing and putting their hands up in the air during their winter adventure elopement
Beautiful couple holding hands, dancing and smiling in snow during their adventurous winter Canmore elopement
Bride and groom dancing in front of their friends after the success of their wedding elopement in Canmore
Couple's friend wearing red windbreaker taking a photo of the newly married couple. Couple smiling at the camera during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement
Bride and groom kissing while holding the wedding bouquet in Canmore.
Bride and groom hugging white the bride is holding her beautiful and unique wedding bouquet in Canmore.
Bride and groom hugging and smiling for the success of their elopement in Canmore during winter.
Bride and groom walking together, holding hands in Canmore during winter elopement.
Bride and groom kissing on the lips during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement in golden hour.
Bride and groom hugging each other during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement. Bride wearing sleeveless gown, groom covering the bride.
Magnificent view in Canmore during winter. Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement.
Bride, groom and two friends walking towards the mountains of Canmore to have the elopement.
Breathtaking pine trees and mountains in Canmore during winter. Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement.
Beautiful view in Canmore during winter with a car in the middle.
Astonishing winter mountain view in Canmore during golden hour.
Beautiful view outside the car in Canmore during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement
Bride signing wedding papers on the car with the groom and a friend.
Couple's friend sitting on the car floor smiling with the couple.
Newly married couple looking at their friend signing paper
Beautiful sunset view in Canmore during winter with cars on the side and breathtaking mountains.
Bride and groom in a coffee shop, taking a rest, having a cup of coffee. Bride and groom smiling.
Groom holding a cup of coffee while holding the hand of the bride on the other side.
Breathtaking view of the mountain in Canmore during winter.
Newly married couple with friends walking towards the top of the mountain during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement
Beautiful winter pathway towards the mountain in Canmore during winter.
Bride and groom in Canmore kissing during their Breathtaking rock and ice formation at the back.
Bride and groom kissing during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement
bride and groom standing and looking at each other's eyes while smiling during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement
Bride and groom sitting in an icy ground during winter, sharing a cup of hot tea to beat the coldness. Couple sharing love.
Groom pouring out tea from the thermos to share it with his bride who's wearing a sleeveless wedding gown and covering in a thick scarf.
Bride and groom kissing on the lips while on a picnic blanket in Canmore during their adventure winter elopement.
Detail shot of the bride's wedding bouquet and blanket during winter in Canmore.
Bride holding the groom's arms and kissing him while the groom is showing a huge smile. Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement.
Bride and groom having a sweet and intimate moment together in Canmore, sharing a cup of hot coffee to beat the coldness of the weather. Astonishing rock formation at the back.
Bride and groom kissing in Canmore during their adventurous winter elopement. Picnic during winter.
Bride and groom sitting on the ground during winter, having an intimate moment while drinking a cup of coffee. Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement.
Bride and groom smiling/laughing at each other, having an intimate moment during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement. Bride wearing sleeveless gown during winter.
Bride and groom kissing under the snow during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement. Bride holding the groom's face while the groom is holding the bride's back.
Black and white photo of thr bride and groom kissing on the lips during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement.
Bride, groom and two friends smiling at each other while sitting on the ground during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement. Intimate friends having fun, drinking hot coffee/milk/tea while talking.
Bride, groom and friends having an intimate moment together during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement. Happy friends smiling and looking at each other.
Bride's all white wedding bouquet in icy ground during winter in Canmore
Close up photo of the bride and groom smiling and laughing at each other while holding hands during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement
Bride and groom sitting together and holding hands. Bride wearing black stone necklace, brown coat and white dress. Groom wearing black suit, scarf and silver watch during their Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement
Bride and groom having an intimate moment in Canmore during adventure elopement. Couple holding hands while looking at each other, beautiful rock formation and snow in Canada.
Bride and groom standing in a breathtaking winter view in Canmore during adventure elopement. Newly married couple walking together
Bride and groom having fun, walking around Canmore during their adventure elopement in winter.
Bride's boots with the wedding bouquet places on top of it. Photo taken during winter in Canmore for adventurous elopement.
Bride and friend helping each other, trying to put the bouquet in the bag during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement
Bride's back view walking in the winter while wearing wedding gown.
Bride and groom kissing under a big branch of free with a big mountain view at the back during their Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement
Bride and groom holding hands while walking in the snow of Canmore during elopement.
Bride and groom walking towards the beautiful top view in Canmore during winter.
Bride and groom having a sweet moment during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement. Groom carrying the bride while walking towards the front.
Bride and groom taking an adventure in Canmore. Bride jumping from the small lake, groom holding her hands to guide her.
Bride's backpack with beautiful wedding bouquet.
Bride and groom wearing winter hiking outfits holding hands while looking at the beautiful and icy mountain in Canmore
Breathtaking view in Canmore during an adventurous winter elopement.
Bride looking down showing her beautiful coutfit. Bride wearing black boots, white dress, white beanie, black winter gloves and brown coat. Beautiful mountain spotted at the back.
Bride and groom walking towards the top of Canmore during winter.
Beautiful mountain view in Canmore during winter.
Breathtaking view in Canmore during snow with a newly married couple kissing.
Bride and groom walking towards the snow in Canmore during their adventurous elopement.
Bride's beautiful and exotic wedding bouquet being placed in the bride's backpack while they are hiking in Canmore.
Detail shot of the bride holding her wedding gown while walking in snow. Bride wearing a white wedding gown, black gloves, brown coat and blue-green backpack.
Bride and groom standing in a snowy field in Canmore while kissing during their adventure elopement.
Groom kissing the bride's forehead while the bride is closing her eyes. Bride and groom holding the wedding bouquet during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement
Bride and groom detail shot. Beautiful white themed wedding bouquet, brown coat, black suit, white nails, black scarf, and wedding ring.
Bride and groom holding hands and looking at each other during Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement. Bride holding her beautiful white sleeveless gown.
Bride and groom having fun/running in Canmore during snow elopement. Groom holding the bride's hand while holding the bouquet on the other side.
Bride and groom kissing in Canmore during their adventure elopement. Beautiful landscape, beautiful couple.
Bride and groom raising their hands to celebrate the success of their Adventurous Winter Canmore Elopement. Bride wearing sleeveless gown during winter.
Beautiful landscape view in Canmore during winter. Pine trees, snow and mountain.
Bride and couple holding hands while hiking in Canmore during their adventure winter elopement

Canmore Officiant: Martha’s Heli Hikes
Flowers: Flower Treasures
Canmore Wedding Hair + Makeup: Botega Salon & Gallery
Dress: Urban Bride
Suit: Brothers Clothing


If you love this check out this dreamy day after elopement session at Peyto Lake in Banff National Park!

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