This Banff elopement with Becky and Jeff is an absolutely gorgeous one, this couple got married in Banff, Alberta, Canada on September 1, 2021. They were supposed to originally be married in 2020 in Hawaii but with COVID, they had to alter their plans.
Ultimately, it worked out for the best because neither of the couple’s families had ever been to Banff so it was a new experience for them all.
We kickstarted the day bright and early at the Rundle Stone Lodge. There were about 10 – 12 people total for the wedding. It was very small, immediate family only.
Jeff got ready by himself while Becky, her mom and sister got ready together.
The closeness of the couple was super apparent. Overall, the morning was quiet, filled with excitement and lots of love and tears.
Once Becky was ready, we took the time to do some bridal portraits. She was so excited. I think this quiet time to herself was exactly what she needed and we got some really beautiful photos.
Becky did a first look with dad which was adorable. The moment was sweet and soft.
Next, we headed over to do a first look with the bride and groom overlooking the Fairmont in Banff. Everyone was leaving, we had the whole space to ourselves which was perfect timing.
Portraits of the pair turned out just beautiful. I honestly think this is one of the favourite weddings I’ve ever done. The entire day just felt so soft, close-knit, and easy. Plus, the lighting was great for photos.
Next, we went down to the lake for some couple shots. It was just as the summer was closing up so it was nice and quiet. No one was really there so the quiet, close vibes we had been experiencing all day just continued.
Taking these photos drove my heart back to the mountains and reminded me of why I love a good Banff elopement so much.
Ceremony was around 5, and they had their wedding overlooking Tunnel Mountain.
Because it was so small, the couple had special blankets made for everyone with special embroidery patches.
The wedding was quick. Simple. Emotional. They had little flower cups so the family could throw flower confetti at the couple after they said, “I do” — which we then had to pull out of Becky’s hair.
The family really came together in that moment. Even Jeff’s dad was super emotional about this day.
Enjoyed the backdrop of the Alberta Rocky Mountains after the ceremony to take some photos.
We went downtown to take some more photos and took some photos again at the Banff Springs. The couple planned a small dinner with just their family at the Banff Springs hotel as well.
Honestly, I have to say, this wedding was just beautiful. I love small weddings. It’s just about the family and the couple, with less distractions of guests and busyness. With this wedding having been delayed because of Covid, as well, everyone was just so pleased and happy to be there.
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