Canmore Hiking Elopement

There is something so magical about one of the first snowfalls in the Canadian Rockies and Sarah and Jordan had always talked about having the mountains snow covered for their beautiful elopement and they got their wish! We had done a series of engagement sessions every time I had come out to Banff to visit and they had winter and summer photos so we were hoping for a perfect blend for their fall elopement in the Rockies. Sarah and Jordan had a two day elopement after we went through everything they hoped to have in their elopement which included a ceremony with their closest family and friends, an adventure session to Yoho National Park and an adventurous hike elsewhere in the Canadian Rockies. With all of that we knew we could not fit everything into one day so we split it into two which is the perfect way to be able to do a lot without jamming an entire day so full you cannot enjoy it! If you missed their first day of their elopement check out the blog here!

After months of research and deciding where they wanted to hike for their Canmore hiking elopement we finally choose the Spray Lakes area for their hike. One of the best things about the Spray Lakes area is a lot of the hikes are not as demanding as they are in Banff National Park or further north and offer so many beautiful views nonetheless. The day finally came and the forecast was calling for light snow so everyone bundled up and headed to the trailhead down the Smith Dorian Highway, a dirt road that winds through Spray Lakes. We parked at the trailhead with Sarah's dress packed in her back and Jordans suit nicely rolled into his package, they put on their backpacks with their adorable Just Married sign and off we went up the mountain!

The weather was definitely cool and if you are hiking in the early winter (especially in the mountains!) here are some things you will want to consider packing for a winter hiking elopement:
- Hand + Toe Warmers
- Matching skin coloured fleece lined tights or leggings so you can wear them under your dress and it looks natural
- Extra pair of merino wool socks in case your feet get wet!
- Rain poncho to be able to throw on over your layers in case it rains
- Good solid base layers - I highly recommend using merino wool
- Warm hat / ear muffs and mitts as your extremities are always the first thing to go
- Snacks and water - even consider packing a thermos with a warm drink or soup to warm you up

As we headed up the mountain there was so many breathtaking views as we continued to climb we could not help but stop to take them in at every twist and turn. Once we got close to the summit we found an area of trees for shelter as the wind was beginning to pick up for Sarah and Jordan to change into their wedding clothes for their canmore hiking elopement!

Once they were changed they put their jackets back on and we headed to the summit to adventure and explore around and take in the wow worthy views. Enjoy this incredible Canmore Hiking Elopement!

Beautiful scenery in Canmroe during hiking elopement of Sarah and Jordan. Beautiful lake with mountains at the back.
Road trip shot going to the mountains of Canmore. Curvy road and black car surrounded by tall trees with an overlooking view of the mountains.
Adventurous couple hiking on the rocky mountains of Canmore for their hiking elopement.
Sweet couple in their hiking clothes, holding hands and walking at the edge of the mountain with an overlooking view of the rocky mountain surrounded by tall trees in Canmore.
Beautiful view in Canmore during hiking elopement. View from the top of the mountain. Mountains with beautiful lake during foggy weather.
Detail shot of the bride and groom's outfits on the groom. Couple changing from their hiking clothes to their elopement clothes in Canmore.
Couple helping each other out in changing outfits for their Canmore Hiking Elopement during snow.
Newly married couple in their wedding attire with thick jacket walking towards the rocky mountain with backpacks and tags at their back.
Beautiful landscape view in Canmore with a newly married couple standing and enjoying the view at the side.
Newly married couple in Canmroe having a sweet moment together. Groom hugging the bride with his gray blanket to protect her from the cold weather.
Newly married couple having a sweet moment together. Groom hugging the bride with his blanket.
Newly married couple wearing wedding attire, kissing after their hiking elopement in Canmore.
Low angle of of the bride and groom kissing during their Canmore hiking elopement under the foggy clouds
Detail shot of the groom hugging the beautiful bride in the rocky mountains of Canmore during hiking elopement. Couple wearing wedding outfits and jackets. Bride holding her beautiful white themed bouquet.
Lovely photo of the newly married couple standing and smiling at the camera during their Canmore hiking elopement.
Stunning landscape in Canmore during hiking elopement, winter season, foggy weather.
Fun photo of the bride and groom running in the rocky mountain of Canmore during hiking elopement with a magnificent view at the back.
Beautiful photo of the bride and groom hugging during their Canmore hiking elopement. Groom standing at the back of the bride, couple enjoying the beautiful scenery in Canmore.
Beautiful newly married couple in Canmore kissing with an overlooking view at the back during their hiking elopement.
Sweet photo of the groom kissing the bride's forehead while the bride is closing her eyes and smiling during their Canmore hiking elopement.
Beautiful couple standing at the edge of the mountain in Canmore, passionately kissing during their hiking elopement with an overlooking view of the mountains.
Beautiful landscape view in Canmore with a newly married couple at the side, kissing and having an intimate moment together while the bride is holding her wedding bouquet.
Sweet photo of a newly married couple in Canmore during hiking elopement. Couple standing face to face with each other, having an intimate moment together.
Newly married couple in Canmore kissing during their hiking elopement. Bride and groom wearing wedding attire and winter clothes, bride holding her wedding bouquet.
Overlooking view in Canmore with a newly married couple kissing during their hiking elopement. Foggy weather with a lovely couple.
Couple kissing, having an intimate moment together in Canmore during their hiking elopement.
Newly married couple in Canmore being secluded, having an intimate moment together. Couple kissing in the rocky mountain of Canmore during hiking elopement.
Newly married couple being so happy after their hiking elopement. Couple standing and raising their hands, showing huge smiles in the rocky mountain in Canmore.
Adventurous couple hiking on the rocky mountains of Canmore for their hiking elopement.
Adventurous couple holding hands while hiking on the rocky mountains of Canmore for their hiking elopement.
Beautiful scenery in Canmore during cold weather. Beautiful landscape, huge mountains surrounded by trees and lake during foggy weather.
Adventurous couple hiking on the rocky mountains of Canmore for their hiking elopement.
Adventurous couple hiking on the rocky mountains of Canmore for their hiking elopement.
Lovely couple kissing in the beautiful rocky mountains of Canmore during their hiking elopement.
Intimate couple hugging and having an emotional moment together after their hiking elopement in Canmore. Beautiful landscape view at the back.
Sweet couple in Canmore. Bride kissing the groom's cheeks while the groom is smiling widely while holding the wedding bouquet. Sweet couple hiking in Canmore.
Adventurous couple holding hands while walking on the rocky mountains of Canmore for their hiking elopement. Couple's bags with hanging wooden tags that says "just" and "married"
Beautiful couple having an intimate moment together, looking at each other's eyes while showing huge smiles during Ontario hiking elopement.
Portrait photo of the adventurous couple kissing on the lips during their Canmore hiking elopement.
Adventurous couple hiking on the rocky mountains of Canmore for their hiking elopement while holding hands. Couple witnessing the beautiful landscape view in Canmore.

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