1. You want to create your dream day and splurge on the things that matter most to you and ignore the traditions that don't resonate with you | One of the things that I adore about elopements is that you can create a day that is true to you without the influence of others expectations or opinions. You get to choose what matters to you most and throw out the traditions that don't resonate with you. You are free to create a day that is a reflection of the two of you.
  2. You have other financial goals like buying a house or furthering your higher education and paying for a wedding would take away from reaching that goal | A lot of couples are saving their money to buy a house or pay for higher education and spending money on a big wedding would take away from those financial goals.
  3. You want to get married in the mountains but feel like asking your family & friends to travel all that way and spend money on travel to celebrate with you is too big of an ask | If getting married in the mountains is your dream wedding but you recognize that asking your guests to travel all that way and spend the money to travel with you feels like too big of an ask then eloping allows you to have the mountain wedding you dream of and you can celebrate with family and friends by traveling to see them after you elope.
  4. You want to combine your wedding & honeymoon in your dream destination | A lot of eloping couples have described their plans to me as a bucket list dream trip with a wedding in the middle.
  5. You come from a modern family | Not every family gets along and if the thought of having your divorced parents, step-parents and relatives that don't talk to each other all in one room on your wedding day stresses you out then you are not alone. Eloping with just the two of you means you can avoid that stress and celebrate privately with different members of your family following your elopement.
  6. You don't like being the center of attention | A private elopement with just the two of you is perfect for those who don't like being the center of attention.
  7. You want to create a ceremony that is just for you and your kids | For those with kids having an elopement gives you the opportunity to create a ceremony that honours and celebrates your family privately.
  8. You want to get married on a frozen lake in winter or take a helicopter to get married on a mountain | For those who want to have an adventurous wedding but recognize that your guests may not be willing to stand on a frozen lake in winter with you or fly in a helicopter to get married on top of a mountain then a mountain elopement allows you to create the day that you truly want without worrying about your guests comfort and willingness to be adventurous with you.
  9. You want to get married but you don't want to plan a wedding | Some couples LOVE the process of planning their wedding together and others want to get married but don't want the stress of planning a big wedding. A lot of venues offer Elopement packages where they take care of ordering your flowers, cake, accommodation, dinner & champagne.

You want to create your dream day and splurge on the things that matter most to you and ignore the traditions that don't resonate with you | One of the things that I adore about elopements is that you can create a day that is true to you without the influence of others expectations or opinions. You get to choose what matters to you most and throw out the traditions that don't resonate with you. You are free to create a day that is a reflection of the two of you. 

You want to combine your wedding & honeymoon in your dream destination | A lot of eloping couples have described their plans to me as a bucket list dream trip with a wedding in the middle.

You want to get married on a frozen lake in winter or take a helicopter to get married on a mountain | For those who want to have an adventurous wedding but recognize that your guests may not be willing to stand on a frozen lake in winter with you or fly in a helicopter to get married on top of a mountain then a mountain elopement allows you to create the day that you truly want without worrying about your guests comfort and willingness to be adventurous with you.

You want to create a ceremony that is just for you and your kids | For those with kids having an elopement gives you the opportunity to create a ceremony that honours and celebrates your family privately.

Hello

Hello my name is Kirstie and I am a wedding photographer who specializes in photographing weddings & elopements in Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise & Emerald Lake. I’ve been photographing mountain weddings since 2004 and feel very lucky to call this place home. I live in Canmore with my husband Kevin and our 2 rescue dogs Leroy & Mabel.

Kirstie