With the ban of no gatherings over 15 people being extended to August 30th 2020 and travel restrictions in place many couples have had to make the heartbreaking decision to postpone or cancel their wedding plans due to COVID-19.  

For couples who are keen to get married this summer and don't have to cross borders to reach the mountains there are some incredible opportunities to reimagine their day and hold an intimate wedding in the mountains with up to 8 of your loved ones in attendance.

The beautiful & private Stewart Creek in Canmore has just created a never before offered Intimate wedding package for up to 8 guests

For the first time you are now able to take advantage of the incredible views on the Banff Gondola in summertime and get married on the stunning observation deck which has previously not been an option in summer.  

You can book a private boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka where you'll have an intimate spot to say I do with your closest loved ones. 

You can take advantage of the mountain views at Silvertip with newly created Elopement wedding collections for a Canmore elopement. Silvertip Resort is also offering 10 person outdoor ceremonies and will be introducing a 40 person ceremony soon. Silvertip is typically booked out 3 summers in advance so it's a rare opportunity to be able to hold your ceremony at Silvertip this summer.

Emerald Lake Lodge is hoping to open at the beginning of June and their Elopement Package takes care of all the small details for you so you can say I do in a stunning setting. 

Many couples are opting to elope now and set a later date to celebrate with all of their loved ones when travel restrictions have been lifted and it is safe to do so.                               

The stunning Emerald Lake Lodge offers incredible beauty. Their elopement package takes care of all the small details for you like cake, flowers, champagne, a cabin and meals so you can just show up and get married. All you need to take care of is your officiant (ask me for a recommendation!) and your photographer.

I love when couples walk down their aisle together for an elopement.

The Viewpoint at Emerald Lake Lodge is a stunning place to elope and say I do!

Stewart Creek in Canmore offers privacy, exceptional service and an outdoor tent with a view. Their new Intimate wedding package has never been offered before.

It's never been an option to get married on top of Sulphur Mountain in the summer. But the Banff Gondola is offering intimate weddings this summer. You get to take a 12 minute gondola ride to the top and be greeted by 360 degree mountain views as you say I do.

Banff Gondola Wedding
Banff Gondola Wedding
Silvertip Resort Canmore

Silvertip Resort is often booked out 3 summers in advance. This summer they are now offering Elopement packages for the first time. 


Hello my name is Kirstie and I am a wedding photographer who specializes in photographing intimate weddings & elopements in Calgary, Banff, Canmore & Emerald Lake. I’ve been photographing mountain weddings since we moved to Banff in 2004. I lived in the mountains for 17 years before moving to Calgary in 2021.