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Banff Elopement Wedding for Becky and Jeff

March 28, 2022

Becky and Jeff are an absolutely gorgeous couple who 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.

Getting Beautiful for a Beautiful Day

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.

Becky’s hair was done by Lilies and Lace Beauty Co and her dress is a Pronovias from the Modern Bride.

Banff Canada Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Banff Canada Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Banff Canada Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Banff Canada Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Banff Canada Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Banff Canada Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Banff Canada Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Banff Canada Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Banff Canada Elopement Photos by Jess Collins

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.

First Looks All Around

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 my favourite weddings I’ve ever done. The entire day just felt so soft, close-knit, easy. Plus, the lighting was great for photos.

Bride Groom First Look Banff Alberta by Jess Collins
Bride Groom First Look Banff Alberta by Jess Collins
Bride Groom First Look Banff Alberta by Jess Collins
Bride Groom First Look Banff Alberta by Jess Collins
Bride Groom First Look Banff Alberta by Jess Collins
Bride Groom First Look Banff Alberta by Jess Collins
Bride Groom First Look Banff Alberta by Jess Collins
Bride Groom First Look Banff Alberta by Jess Collins

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 Banff so much.

Bride and Groom wedding photos in Banff, Alberta by Jess Collins

Tunnel Mountain Elopement Ceremony

Ceremony was around 5, and they had their wedding overlooking Tunnel Mountain.

Tunnel Mountain ceremony in Banff Alberta

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.

Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins

Enjoyed the backdrop of the Alberta Rocky Mountains after the ceremony to take some photos.

Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins

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.

Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins
Tunnel Mountain Banff Alberta Elopement Photos by Jess Collins

The Perfect Banff Elopement

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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