Canadian Rocky Elopement | Banff National Park

When Jessica and Jeff reached out to us about their elopement, they were all over the map…literally! They love to travel together and have visited over 24 countries collectively. Bali, Philippines, Norway and Iceland were all tossed around as potential elopement locations. Jessica and Jeff live in San Diego–She was drawn to Banff because it’s everything San Diego is not–cold, snowy, forested and mountainous.

Jessica & Jeff knew they didn’t want anything traditional. They wanted the day to be about them but that didn’t mean they wanted to exclude family all together! They had everyone record congratulatory messages and well wishes that were all put together into a video for them to watch after their ceremony.

The morning of the elopement, I hung out with Jessica while she got ready and Ryan drank whiskey with Jeff. (The guys always have it easy!) After the first look, we headed to the ceremony location while Jessica and Jeff went out with their photographer and videographers on a Tour de Banff. They took full advantage and hit every spot they could!

Just before sunset, we all met back up for ceremony and a picnic. We had almost perfect weather (Only one random storm came through and blew everything over during setup.) and somehow, the whole lake to ourselves! There was crying, there was singing, there were vows in binary code, there was dancing and there was more whiskey.

We had such a blast with these two and we will never be able to thank them enough for bringing us all the way to Banff…where Ryan also proposed!! This elopement will always have an extra special place in our hearts!

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Cheers & happy planning!


Vendor Dream Team

Planning, Design, Florals & Officiating: The Greatest Adventure Weddings & Elopements

Photography: Sharon Litchfield Photography

Rentals: Yay Parties & Balancing Balloons

Videography: Parfait Productions

Hair & Makeup: Glamaway Beauty

Cake: Kake by Darci