As an elopement photographer I am always getting lots of questions from my couples about who the best florists are for an elopement or the best hair and makeup artists, and whatnot. I love recommending vendors I’ve worked with and admire to my couples and helping them plan their perfect elopement day. That is why I decided to compile a list of all the best elopement vendors from all over Alberta who work primarily in the rocky mountains. I hope to help you make your elopement planning easy and convenient. Think of this as your one stop shop to finding all the best vendors for your elopement day.
I believe everyone has a unique story and their wedding photos should reflect that. I love adventuring with my couples and will climb to the top of a mountain, canoe across a lake, take a heli somewhere epic, and much more to capture their unique and playful love. I care deeply about all my couples and value getting to know you and your story before there’s ever a camera in my hand! I offer constant support and will guide you in creating a fun, stress-free elopement experience. I am a certified “Leave No Trace Aware Photographer” and care deeply about keeping the earth beautiful and clean. 10% of all my bookings are donated to missionaries and non-profits.
There are so many possibilities of how you can say your “I do’s” – and whether you want to hike into the backcountry for camping adventure and share your vows privately, take a helicopter to the top of a mountain and have a picnic together or stay at a cabin for a few days – I am always down for an adventure!
I filmed my first wedding in 2013 but fell in love with elopements after documenting this stunning hiking elopement on a mountain top in Kananaskis; this day was filled with so much raw emotion and excitement between the couple and their family, you could see how much value they put on life experiences and quality time with their loved ones over materialistic things.
And since you’re reading this blog, I know you that you value simplicity – you want an elopement film that documents the real and raw moments in time with less fluff and more real life. And I’m here to tell you that you are in the right place. I take the time to get to know you on a personal level well before the big day, so I can curate an experience customized entirely to YOU and tell your unique story through the raw and real moments – the nerves; the goosebumps; the bliss, and everything in between.
www.a-liststudio.com/ | IG: @aliststudioweddings
Here at Rocky Mountain Studios, we are passionate about doing whatever it takes to get the perfect shot. Whether it be hanging out the side of a car or walking through a creek, we are motivated to capture the best footage possible. Adventure is in our blood. In our free time we love going hiking in the mountains, canoeing, or just enjoying a beach day! We have been in the wedding business for 6 years. We usually work within the Banff/Kananaskis region, however, we are willing to travel as far as the adventure takes us! Prices start as low as $500 for a one hour shoot! We also have all day packages to best suit your needs.
rockymountainstudios.ca | IG: @rockymountainstudios
I am a lover of LOVE, all forms of it, so when I started filming elopements I was blown away by all the intimate moments that naturally happen between the couple during an elopement – the gentle hand squeezes, the tear-filled eyes, the goosebumps on the skin. There are no typical stressors or expectations from others during an elopement compared to a traditional wedding – you’re simply celebrating your love for one another and I am so here for that. I get to befriend and hang out with each couple for the day and really be able to tell your story beyond a wedding ceremony.
Years from now, I want you to look back at your film and have all of those memories come flooding back. From the sounds, sights, and emotions – I want you to feel it all.
www.kordandco.com/ | IG: @kordandco
As an Alberta appointed wedding officiant I am here to help couples legally complete a marriage license. I truly believe that being an officiant / commissioner is so much more than that. I want to help couples get hitched in amazing places without crowds or interruption. Your ceremony should be the perfect reflection of you as a couple. What are your hobbies? What is your favourite mountain to summit? What says adventure to you? This is where we should have a ceremony!!! I am legally able to officiate all over Alberta, and I am based in Calgary right on the doorstep on the mountains! I create a customized ceremony based on video calls and a series of questions sent to the couple. My packages start at $350 and then build from that point based on travel and hiking time. Hike, ski, snowshoe, winter, summer, fall and spring lets go on an adventure!
www.marriedbycole.com/ | IG: @marriedbycole
What do you picture when you dream of getting married to your best friend? Something fun? Something engaging? Romantic without being sappy? Well at Urban Officiant we are passionate about helping couples make their big day the best day possible. We work with couples to craft awesome wedding ceremonies that celebrate their love and create a memory that will be remembered for the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.
www.urbanofficiant.com/ | IG: @urbanofficiant
We are a perfect fit for weddings, regardless of their size, as our designers work directly with our clients to create custom bouquets and other decor pieces to bring to life their dream wedding. We pride ourselves on making sure our designs not only travel well, but can be easily trekked into more adventurous locations for those truly epic photographs without issue. If you can dream it, we can make it. We are located in Edmonton and are willing to travel to bring you your designs.
Petal and Stem has been bringing its humble offerings of floral design since 2018, though those roots dig much deeper and longer into owner and designer Emily’s personal life. Petal and Stem seeks to encourage, support, and bring to life the dreams for your wedding/elopement florals. There is no occasion, great or small, grand or intimate, where flowers do not have a place. Located in Lethbridge.
We create artfully designed flower magic! Foxglove Studio is a commission based Creative Studio nestled in the heart of Inglewood in Calgary. Our medium of choice is flowers, flowers & flowers. We provide custom floral design, styling and install, for events of all sizes in Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, & beyond. Our studio was founded in 2015. We bring expertise and a high level of creativity to every project we encounter, let us translate your vision and aesthetic into flower magic.
Lilies & Lace Beauty co is a mobile hair & makeup company, established in 2011. We specialize in weddings & elopements. With artists based in Banff, Canmore, Cochrane and yyc we service a wide area and come right to you. With extensive training and many years of experience in the wedding beauty industry, we have helped thousands of brides on their big day, rest assured you’ll be in good hands!
I’m Kendra of Sero Beauty Co. and I love to offer makeup services to fun, adventurous, and wonderfully in love brides. All my makeup it ultra long-wear, which means if you want to scale a mountain, go horseback riding, even jump in the water a little, I’m your girl. My business is based in Edmonton, and I’ve traveled all across Alberta for my brides, but I’m available anywhere in Canada. I thrive to give all of my clients a beauty experience that is catered to them, and allows their authenticity and grace to take center stage.
Blush & Coco is an Indigenous owned luxury on-site Bridal Hair & Makeup service for elopements, servicing Calgary and the Canadian Rocky Mountains . The Blush & Coco team will come directly to you and your bridal party whether that’s the comfort of your home, hotel room or the summit of a mountain. Every bride can feel confident that she will look and feel like her best self on her special day. You want to look flawless in photos, but also in person. We understand, it is what we do every day. We look forward to creating your perfect glam!
Blush & Raven is an artistically inspired bridal boutique located on the Beltline in the heart of downtown Calgary. A Blush & Raven bride is looking to express her individual style as she is confident with who she is. She is a visionary. She is a modern day romantic at heart but (every now and then) loves to live life on the edge. Her personality may be soft and subtle, or strong and vivacious. Regardless, she values quality, creativity and love. We style our brides in really special pieces from designers around the globe that only use high-quality fabrics that are light and easy to move in: perfect for an elopement!
Nestled in the mountains west of Calgary and one hour from Canmore, Mount Engadine Lodge is a backcountry retreat offering guests an authentic Canadian Rocky Mountain experience. The lodge is open year-round and provides all of the charm, warmth and adventure of an intimate backcountry lodge while being easily accessible by car and offering guests wonderful amenities. Surrounded by lakes, trails of varying degrees, and a beautiful mountain backdrop, Mount Engadine Lodge is perfect for those in search of an intimate wedding or elopement experience in the privacy of nature’s backyard. The Mount Engadine team collaborates with guests on every detail from the venue to the menu, to provide a completely custom experience.
Cassie from Love Spell Co is a WPIC Certified planner with 6 years experience in the industry who is inspired by love, adventure and pure connections within the universe. Based in the Canadian Rockies and specializing in soulful and authentic experiences for elopements and intimate weddings. Love Spell Co offers different options for elopement and intimate wedding planning whether you are seeking industry advise, planning and styling tips for your intimate setting followed by a dinner or an adventure elopement Love Spell Co can assist you bring your dreams to life. Love Spell Co also offers coordination services on top of styling and planning for elopements and weddings to help you create a magical experience by taking all of the stress off of your plate to coordinate all of the details on the day of and based on your vision either set up a picnic style table during your adventure, haul a decoration or two up a mountain or ensure your intimate dinner is crafted to your vision.
Serving Calgary, the Rocky Mountains and beyond, I consider my wedding style minimal, elegant, chic and contemporary. My favorite couples are those who value the intimate experience and custom elements of their Elopement or micro wedding. My services are tailored to accommodate each couple’s needs and wishes and I work closely with my clients to create the perfect package for them.
Mountain Bride is a Calgary based, mountain inspired, wedding planning and design company. I am in love with the gorgeous Canadian Rocky Mountains. Our Mountain Bride Elopements are customized to each individual couple, using vendors and details that are the perfect fit, just for you. Seeing our couples with huge smiles on their faces, enjoying every minute of their wedding day, gives me a huge sense of pride and achievement. Let us help you make your mountain Elopement extra special.
The Big Burly Chef is Western Canada’s most exclusive Chef experience! Your taste buds will be tantalized with robust seasonal flavours, sourced from all over Canada. We specialize in creating wholesome connections between people and food. Our services include; Custom designed multi-course tasting menus, Charcuterie boards highlighting some the worlds best artisanal products & Nature inspired dinners that are worthy of the memory created.
I specialize in luxury tasting menus that are influenced by the seasonal produce available as well as highlighting Alberta’s premium quality proteins, I work with each guest to create a custom menu for an unforgettable dining adventure. Whatever plans you have for dining on your special day, we offer over 20 years of industry experience, focused on exceeding your expectations.
Red Seal Dining is a Personal Chef and Event Catering Service. Chef Rob provides personalized culinary experiences, ranging from private dinners and Hors’d’ouerves parties, to remote location BBQ’s and events, and he is happy to do services for smaller group sizes. Our Mobile Trailer BBQ and Breakfast kitchen allows for small or large scale service in a variety of settings, with live service and on site food execution.
Rockies Heli Canada is locally owned and proudly Canadian! We pride ourselves on providing the safest and best possible experience for our guests who are looking to “tie the knot”! Our experienced pilots will whisk you from the Cline River on Lake Abraham into the amazing Rocky Mountain peaks. Here you will experience a breathtaking helicopter tour, then landing at a beautiful alpine location for your ceremony, photos, and perhaps, even a toast! Let Mother Nature lend her mouth-to-the-floor backdrop for your big day and make unforgettable memories with a spectacular view!
I’m an indie folk-rock musician inspired by Niel young, Dan Mangan, The Lumineers, The Foo Fighters and many more. I play acoustic covers and originals and have even written a few songs, like this one, for couples getting married. I spent this past summer hiking in the mountains with my guitar making what I call “Musical Postcards“. I would love to hike out to play your favourite song or write you a song for your elopement.
Hey, it’s me again with my second business which is creating macrame decor and graphic illustrations. I love creating bouquet wraps and pieces you can hang in the trees to add some of your own style into your elopement. I love taking custom orders to help you bring your vision to life. I’m here and ready to take care of all your macrame needs.
We are a custom invitation and stationery design house focusing on classic design while incorporating modern minded elements, and for 20 (!) years we’ve been designing and creating romantic and timeless stationery for your wedding. Clean, classic typography paired with modern calligraphy, soft floral graphic embellishments, silk ribbon, wax seals, fabric folios, vellum paper accents… the list is endless, and makes our knees weak. We love to help. We’ll bring our years of experience to guide the way; encouraging your input, welcoming your changes and inviting a collaborative approach to your wedding stationery, after all it’s about you.
I’m your elopement hype girl and a photographer for the goofball lovers + those who want to make their wedding day an adventure. I’m also the owner of a converted camper van and love exploring the outdoors. You’ll find my heart on this blog. Whether it’s documenting my real life couples or giving my brides + grooms the tips + tricks they need to plan their best elopement, I’ve poured my heart out for you here.
"Liv is extremely talented and great to work with! She gave us enough direction in our shoots to know what to do but still left tons of room for candid, genuine moments. Nothing beats seeing real smiles and laughter in your photos! She was more than willing to collaborate and go for some sillier ideas, and was always super encouraging. She's an incredibly sweet person and we felt very comfortable to be ourselves around her. Liv's talent is beyond just the technical knowledge, she really has an artist eye for beautiful photos. Her editing style is perfect, not too dark or light but still brings personality with the warm tones she adds. I HIGHLY recommend working with Liv!!"